Best French Door Refrigerators
French door refrigerators are quickly replacing side-by-sides and top freezer designs as the most popular refrigerator category for homeowners. With two doors quickly revealing fresh produce, drinks, and more, french door fridges make it easy to open the door you want while keeping frozen, long-term products out of sight and out of mind.
There are many options to choose from, which is exactly why we’ve assembled our top four best picks for french door refrigerators. Each of these four appliances would be perfect in any home, but only one will work for yours. We’ll cover features, functionality, frequently asked questions, and more in our quest to find the best french door refrigerator for you.
- Adjustable slots Includes Turbo Cool setting for quick operation
- Water dispenser
- 1-year warranty on parts
- 5-year warranty on the compressor
- Compact design
- Easy-acces temperature controls
- Flexible storage
- 1-year warranty on labor & parts
- 5-year warranty on sealed system
- Fingerprint resistant
- Humidity controlled crisper
- Alarmed door
- 1-year warranty
- Quick cool and quick freeze
- 2 large humidity controlled food drawers
- 20.7 cu ft. capacity
- 2-years warranty
The GE GNE25JSKSS seems to offer a direct alternative to the Kenmore Non-Dispense fridge that topped our list. We have to admit, there’s quite a lot to love here: this GE model’s interior design closely mirrors that of other models. The quick space shelves, however, are able to take up only half of the length of the fridge, so tall items can take up the space of two shelves while eggs and other smaller items can still hang in the back.
Otherwise, this GE fridge comes with a water dispenser within the freezer drawer alongside an ice maker and a handy Turbo Cool setting. While the included features are handy, the water dispenser namely has been reported to fail on occasion. Likewise, we would have appreciated more organizational capability in the freezer drawer. Still, we recommend this GE unit for those who need a water dispenser as well as great organization options.
- Easiest fridge to organize and arrange
- Built-in water dispenser
- Turbo Cool setting can be useful
- Excellent fridge storage bins
- Little freezer drawer storage
- Some quality control issues reported
The Haier HRF15BN3AGS offers easy storage across 15 cubic feet, which is lower than most on our list. This appliance, however, is thin and sleek yet is powerful and offers more options to organize two separate freezer bins.
The all-glass and clear plastic design for the interior was a bold choice to help homeowners find what they need faster. Plus, the LED lights are able to quickly illuminate the drawers and containers. Two freezer drawers make it easier to keep frozen pizzas and other snacks at easy reach while leaving the big stuff down below. And while the lack of ice maker is a bit frustrating, many will love that their fridge will no longer dominate their kitchen. We recommend the Haier HRF15N3AGS to those in smaller homes and apartments.
- Two freezer drawers
- Compact size
- Exterior temperature controls
- Extra cold air boost capable
- Adjustable glass shelves
- Not a lot of storage space
- No ice maker
- No water dispenser
This Smeta model has a large 20.66 cu ft. capacity with 5 great size shelves that make storing and organizing your refrigerator easier. And because of the increased accessibility that having two doors gives, you should find that rotating your food is a breeze, meaning that you have less wastage and better control of perishable dates.
This unit is pretty hefty, weighing in a 293 lbs, but it does offer a full 14.7 cu ft. of fridge space alone. Also, it has two substantial freezer drawers that hold 5 cu ft. of frozen goods.
This fridge is quiet, at just 45 dB, so you won’t have to put up with that annoying buzzing sound when it is plugged in, and because it automatically defrosts, you never have to worry about the freezer compartments icing up.
However, this fridge is not cheap, costing much more than others featured on this list so the price tag might put some people off.
- Auto defrost
- Super-quiet at 45 dB
- 5 large shelves
- 20.66 cu ft. capacity
- The price tag
- No water dispenser
- No ice crusher
This Smad French door fridge is stylish, sleek and will look good in any kitchen. It has 5 shelves, including 2 that are humidity controlled to keep your produce fresher for longer.
It also utilizes a dual refrigeration system that ensures you stay in control, with a quick cool and a quick freeze function. This helps to keep your shopping safe after a long commute, ensuring that it doesn’t have time to defrost.
Like a lot of newer fridge freezers, this model is frost-free, and because it has a high-efficiency inverter, it enhances the cooling speed to make sure that food stays fresh.
It has an LED light, an icemaker, and large door pockets for those extra wine bottles that need to be chilled.
- Ice maker
- Quick cool and quick freeze
- Large capacity
- Expensive to buy
- Not suitable for smaller kitchens
|FEATURES||Haier HRF15N3AGS||GE GNE25JSKSS||SMETA Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator||Smad French Door Refrigerator|
|Number or Shelves||4||5||5||5|
|Max Capacity||15 cu ft.||24.8 cu ft.||20.7 cu ft.||20.7 cu ft.|
|Weight||201 lbs||275 lbs||293 lbs||294 lbs|
|Dimensions||26.5 x 28 x 71||37.5 x 32.8 x 69.9||35.8 x 30.8x 69.9||35.9 x 31 x 69.9|
|Warranty||1-year + 5-year sealed unit warranty||1-year + 5-year compressor warranty||1-year||2-year|
When it comes to the most consistently loved french door fridges, few compete with the GE GNE25JSKSS. Offering a host of features at a reasonable price point and lots of ways to customize the interior design, it’s hard to think of a better french door fridge to recommended for a first-time buyer.
If cost and affordability are also important to you, however, then the Haier HRF15N3AGS is also a worthy choice and provides great storage options for you. Otherwise, you’ll need to think long and hard about whether or not the addition of the water dispenser is going to be worth the price and limited storage capability. Dual ice makers are convenient, and if you really want the french door look without the large slot for water, then the Smad French Door Refrigerator has you covered.
No matter which french door fridge you select, we hope you measure your space carefully and pick the appliance that not only fits your space but your needs and desires for a fridge as well.