5 Best Top Freezer Refrigerators 2018

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Top mounted refrigerator

They are very few good quality top mount refrigerators, but they are still a good choice for many people.

After all, when it comes to refrigerator, its inside that matters. 

Top mount configuration has its freezer located on the topmost section and refrigerator below it. Freezer being located at eye-level helps a user find nuts, fresh herbs and butter more easily.

Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana and KitchenAid are all good for reliability. Other brands including Kenmore, Frigidaire, Samsung, LG and GE are more known for their advanced features

Here are some of the best Top mount refrigerators from 2018.

​S.no.

Refrigerator

   

     Dimensions (WHD)

​​​​​

Capacity

Feature

1.

Kenmore 60505 High rated Top mount refrigerator

29.62" x 66.12" X 30.12"

18 cubic feet

Slide out glass storage shelves


2.

Maytag MRT118FZEM Monochromatic stainless steel

29.75" X 65.38" X 31.38

18.2 cubic feet

PowerCold technology

3.

LG LTNC11121V Counter depth Top freezer Refrigerator

      24" X 65.5" X 26"

11.1 cubic feet

Quite cooling system

4.

GE GTS21FMKES Slate Top freezer refrigerator 

31.25" X 67" X 31.25"

20.8 cubic feet

High gloss finish

5.

Samsung RT21M6215SR Top mount refrigerator

32.87" X 66.75" X 31.87"

21.1 cubic feet

FlexZone freezer

P.s. - Depths in the above table is measured excluding handles. 

Now that you know the quick info and specifications lets get started with unbiased reviews for above listed top mounts.

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Kenmore 60505- Best Rated Top freezer refrigerator

Kenmore top freezer refrigerator

Kenmore 60505 is an excellent top mount refrigerator with some convenient features. This model has three adjustable glass shelves for providing you storage flexibility. Two humidity controlled crispers does a good job- capturing the humidity. Door storage is smartly designed. In addition to gallon bin, there is ladder-style design to help you store condiments. Capacity is 18 cubic feet, but you can opt for 20 or higher, based on your needs. Freezer has a clean design along with additional door storage.   

I never heard any serious issues with Kenmore models, except the leak complaints in few models. You can get this refrigerator if you want an ADA compliant, frost-free refrigerator that does nice cooling.

                                        Pros:

  • Gallon door for improved door storage
  • LED lighting gives a crisp interior view
  • Energy star rating makes this unit more efficient

                          Cons:

  • Icemaker is not provided in this refrigerator
  • Both the built in water filter and freezer light is absent

Maytag MRT118FZEM- High cooling performance Top mount refrigerator  

Maytag top mount fridge

Maytag has its exclusive PowerCold® feature that helps restore the ideal temperature. All you have to do is one touch and you refrigerator will restore the optimal temperature. This feature is especially useful when you have excessive groceries, or have left your fridge door open.

Another feature that backs Maytag cooling is EvenAir cooling tower that keeps the food content fresh without any effort. Shelves are adjustable and spill-proof. You will get gallon door storage integrated along with condiments storage space. Two crispers are easy to glide and could keep your fruits/vegetables fresh.

Another good integration in this top freezer unit is BrightSeries™ LED that gives a crisp white interior. This LED lighting consumes less energy than incandescent bulb, and is located in between the two compartments for brightening the entire machine. You will also get an optional icemaker, so you can choose to use your space. Talking about the freezer compartment, it has a simple design and chills appropriately. You will get a good storage in freezer door as well.

                                        Pros:

  • Upfront temperature control for easier cooling management
  • 10 years limited parts warranty
  • Smart interior design for great storage options

                          Cons:

  • Energy star rating is not provided in this refrigerator  

LG LTNC11121V- Counter depth top freezer refrigerator

Slim top fridge by LG

If you are looking for an additional refrigerator, or if you have limited space then LG's LTNC11121V top freezer model is for you. LG is one of the most reliable refrigerators according to Consumer reports survey.

LTNC11121V is a compact refrigerator that is counted somewhere between mini fridges and apartment sized refrigerators.  This slim top-freezer model is designed for tight kitchens. Smart interior allows you to squeeze-in maximum groceries in 11 cf capacity.

This compact refrigerator has limited depth and a few features. There is one crisper and a pull-out tray integrated at the top-most part of refrigerator compartment. Door has gallon-like bin that can fit wine and milk bottles (leaving a bit of space). There are four door bins, so you can store all type of content, i.e. from condiments to beverages.

Freezer compartment has a manual icemaker below the ice tray. However, you can’t remove the trays and would need to refill it by taking the water to freezer. Functioning on the other hand is as promised; you won't be hearing those weird compressor noises. Nevertheless, it does create some low db noise at highest settings.

Cooling isn't the best, but I would rate it above average. LG LTNC11121V is a simple compact refrigerator that does its job and is said to be a good fit for tight spaces. However, don't expect it to deliver all those flashy features.

                                        Pros:

  • Automatic door close design for conserving energy
  • Quiet functioning machine to chill smartly

                          Cons:

  • Freezer looks a bit flimsy

GE GTS21FMKES- Best budget high capacity Top mount refrigerator

GE slate color refrigerator

If you are looking for budget-friendly model that gives you good storage space and offers reliability, GTS21FMKES could be the right choice for you

GE GTE21GSHSS has one gallon door storage and a dairy bin for storing dairy items. Refrigerator compartment has three spill-proof, adjustable slide-out glass shelves. Door hinges are reversible, so you can change the configuration. Crispers are more spacious than most of the top mounts and you can expect your produce to remain fresh. Led lighting is integrated at smart places making it easier to spot food content. Cooling efficiency of both the fridge and freezer compartment is appreciable. 

                                        Pros:

  • Great door storage and spacious crispers
  • This unit is equipped with optional icemaker
  • ADA compliant frost-free defrost model

                          Cons:

  • Refrigerator produces noticeable noise
  • Deli drawer is not present in this refrigerator

Samsung RT21M6215SR- Best Top Freezer with Advance features

Samsung Flex zone top mount unit

Samsung RT21M6215SR is a feature-loaded refrigerator with stylish design and good performance. RT21M6215SR has samsung's FlexZone feature that converts the freezer into fridge for additional storage. This feature is rarely seen in bottom freezer models. It also has a Twin Cooling Plus system that helps in both, maintain the refrigerator humidity and drying the freezer (reducing freezer burn for tastier frozen food).

Crispers are well designed and space-rich, but you need to set your fridge to higher settings for keeping your crisper-content fresh.

Door storage is really impressive because of gallon storage and spacious door bins design. Icemaker is optional, but would cost you additional bucks. Freezer section has one glass shelf and two full-width door bins. Compartment works on True No-Frost technology ensuring the machine defrosting. 

                                        Pros:

  • Slide and Reach Pantry drawer for storing quick snacks  
  • Impressive cooling performance in both the fridge and freezer section
  • Recessed handle and elegant design

                          Cons:

  • Slightly noisy operation (can be heard in quiet room)

My purpose for creating this site is to help users to- find and select the right refrigerator. I’m an appliance expert (had my own appliance store a while ago). I have so far reviewed best performing small refrigerators, counter fridges, wine coolers and air purifiers as well. I hope my content helped you make a decision. Feel free to get in touch via contact form if you are facing problem in finding the right fridge for you. You can also email me directly on [email protected]
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