7 Best French door refrigerators 2018

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Out of four different types of fridges, French door is the most favorite configuration.

French door refrigerator has adaptations for 3-door and 4-door styles with pantry drawers, gallon bins and other features.

However, not all refrigerators are created equally. Every brand has specific models with higher threshold rating and better peformance. 

The main reason behind French-door design being so much popular is its huge capacity and elegant exterior. To help you find a perfect fit for your kitchen, I have compiled a list of few of the best French door refrigerators in 2018. 

But, before I get started with the unbiased reviews, I wanted to share something important. I received a question from one of my reader the other day asking- “Which refrigerator brand makes the best fridges?” Now one thing I want to clear out again is that there is no perfect brand, however, there are specific models from different brands which are near perfection, i.e. the best french door refrigerator. 

Talking about the reliability, Amana and Sub-zero are my top preferences. Other reliable brands includes GE, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Frigidaire, Kenmore and a few models of Samsung. 

P.s.- Don't forget to use surge protection for your refrigerator​. It saves the appliance from unusual voltage fluctuations.  

Here is a quick list for Top French door configuration models from some of the Top brands.

​S.no.

Refrigerator

   

     Dimensions (WHD)

​​​​​

Capacity

Feature

Reliability rating

1.

​Amana AFRI2539ERM- Most reliable French Door Refrigerator

​35.87" X 70.12" X 35.25"

​24.7 cubic feet

​Monochromatic Stainless steel


​2.

​GE PFE28PSKSS 36 Energy Star ADA Compliant French-door Refrigerator

35 3/4" X 69 7/8" X 36 1/4"

27.8 cubic feet

Keurig K-cup and command schedule

​3.

​Kenmore 73025 Non Dispense French Door Refrigerator

35.9" X 68.58" X 35.38"

26.1 cubic feet

Top rated kitchen appliance for good performance

​4.

Haier HRF15N3AGS- french door Counter depth refrgierator

         28” X 71” X 26.5”

15 cubic feet

Best budget fridge with stainless steel design

​5.

​Samsung RF28JBEDBSG ​energy rated french door refrigerator

    35.75” X 68.87” X 34”

27.8 cubic feet

​Showcase door, flex zone drawer and Twin cooling Plus

​6.

Frigidaire FGHN2866PF 36" Gallery Series

36" X 69-7/8" X 33-3/8"

27.6 cubic feet

Full width cool zone drawer

​7.

Whirlpool WRF555SDHV Black Stainless steel 

35.63" X 70.25" X 35.25

25 cubic feet

Powerful Cooling System

Now that you know the quick info and specifications lets get started with unbiased reviews for above list french doors.

french door fridges


​Amana AFRI2539ERM- Most reliable French Door Refrigerator

Best french door refrigerator

Being managed by Whirlpool, Amana is a name you could trust. AFI2539ERB don’t offer you all that advanced extras, but you can surely expect it to be a reliable counter depth refrigerator.

Amana's water dispenser which is  a bit smaller than most of the 24.7 cubic feet Counter depth units. Exterior digital control panel is smooth and precise, means the inner compartments will cool nicely. Interior is space-rich and the five adjustable shelves are spill-proof.

Full-width pantry drawer succeeds in maintaining a fine temperature. Door has three gallons bins and a dedicated dairy compartment making it really spacious. This french door refrigerator has temperature controlled crispers with above average rating in temperature management.

Effective ADA-compliant design makes this refrigerator very easy to use. About the freezer, there are additional wired bins above the two-tiered compartments. You can change the digital panel to lock mode, for locking out the temperature controls and water dispenser (making children waste less water).  

You can expect good service from whirlpool, but again if you want some advance features, you might be disappointed. 





Water Dispenser

External

Box Depth

29”

Ice Dispenser

 Yes

Depth without handles

32.88”

Ice maker

 Yes

French door design

3-door

                                        Pros:

  • Well-designed refrigerator compartment and ADA compliant exterior
  • Temperature lockout option available

                          Cons:

  • Water dispenser has limited

GE PFE28PSKSS- Best feature-loaded French door refrigerator 

Silver color refrigeratorsilver color french door refrigerator iwth open doors

GE PFE28PSKSS is a well-designed bottom freezer French door refrigerator with features that you would love. It has a good quality water as well as ice dispenser (one of the reason for adding it in my best french door refrigerators list).

Twin chill evaporators ensures proper cooling and separate, ideal temperature in fresh food and freezer compartment. What I always liked about GE models is its ADA compliance design. This type of design makes sure that you can access any part of your French door fridge with least efforts. Don’t get it confused with GE PYE22PSKSS which is a counter depth model which has a few similar features. But if interior storage space is your main concern, go for GE PFE28PSKSS regular depth refrigerator with more capacity.

Getting to the interior, inside compartments are perfectly designed. You will find gallon door bins for storing milk, and temperature controlled crisper-drawers which control humidity for fresher food with longer lifeline. The special feature of this GE model is a Keurig K-cup integration which can brew one cup of coffee at a time. It has freezer of capacity 9.2 cubic feet. This appliance is energy star rated for making sure you do good savings every year. Door alarm ensures you don’t lose your cool air for no reason. Also, you can connect PFE28PSKSS with GE kitchen app and schedule hot water.





Water Dispenser

External

Box Depth

29.37”

Ice Dispenser

 Yes

Depth without handles

35.25”

Ice maker

 Yes

French door design

3-door

                                        Pros:

  • ​Keurig K-cup for brewing Coffee and Alexa compatibility
  • Spill proof shelves for limiting the spilled content to one shelf
  • Advanced water filtration along with color LED lights in the interior

                          Cons:

  • ​Temperature controlled drawers are less precise than other models

Kenmore 73025- Smudge Proof 3-Door French Fridge

3-door french refrigeratorKenmore french door fridge with open doors






Kenmore 73025 French door bottom freezer refrigerator is one of the best family fridges. The stainless steel exterior is fingerprint resistant. Cooling is efficient and the mid-height refrigerator drawer is a perfect addition to this refrigerator (good for storing quick snacks).

Water dispenser is not there in 73025 which could be good for those who want a simpler yet modern unit. I personally think that a non-dispense model is always a better choice.

This Kenmore fridge has a capacity of 16 cubic feet, which is not so bad, especially when you look at the space consumed by compartments.Crisper bins have a capacity of 2 gallons, which is again better than what is normally found in 16 cubic feet refrigerators.

If you are looking for a simple french door refrigerator with spacious inner compartments and you don't need much of a freezer space, than Kenmore 73025 won’t disappoint you.   





Water Dispenser

No

Box Depth

30.47”

Ice Dispenser

No

Depth without handles

35.38”

Ice maker

Yes

French door design

3-door

                                        Pros:

  • Mid-section pantry drawer for quick snacks
  • Crisper bins with a holding capacity of around 2 gallons

                          Cons:

  • ​Water dispenser could have made it more sophisticated

Haier HRF15N3AGS- Best budget French door counter depth refrigerator

french door refrigerator by Haier company french door refrigerator with open doors

Buy Haier HRF15N3AGS refrigerator if you want a well-designed, budget-friendly and good quality french door cabinet depth refrigerator.

Haier HRF15N3AGS offers you a French-door design in the price of a bottom-freezer configuration. This fridge will cost you less than $1000, which is great for what this appliance is offering. Capacity is 15 cubic feet, making it perfect for a small home or apartments.

Getting in the interior section, Shelves aren’t spillproof and storage could only be adjusted to one level. But you will sure have a spacious storage. Upper compartments are built ideally to give you an eye-level position, allowing you to see all the food content in the main refrigerator area. Digital screen and temperature flexibility ensures uninterrupted cooling.

Refrigerator has an energy efficient LED, enough to light-up the fridge-room, but it is missing in the freezer section. The stainless steel design and integrated handles within the doors reduce the depth making it a good fit for cabinets. Outer body is smudge proof (though not scratch-proof). And the feature you always need - Quick cooling, is there too.





Water Dispenser

No

Box Depth

23.5”

Ice Dispenser

No

Depth without handles

26.5”

Ice maker

No

French door design

4-door

                                        Pros:

  • Quick Cooling and Dual freezer drawers
  • Energy efficient LED lighting in refrigerator section
  • Elegant design in lesser budget

                          Cons:

  • Freezer lighting is missing

Samsung RF28JBEDBSG - With a Showcase Door and Flex Zone

black colour french door refrigerator

The best feature about this french door refrigerator is its "showcase door."  Now, most of you are probably wondering what a showcase door even is and you wouldn't be alone in your confusion. The truth is that a showcase door is actually a pretty neat feature. Showcase door helps you check on the content without having to open the door.

Hidden behind the top right door of fridge-freezer combo is a second door, except, unlike the first door, this one is more a frame than a door, because you can reach through it.  It sounds pointless but consider that you are actually reaching through the backside of the door to grab condiments and bottled drinks off the door shelves.  When you open the second part of the door you actually access the shelves inside the fridge.  The purpose of this door is to allow you quick access to those goods you use most frequently.  You can grab a drink without having to let all the cold air out the fridge, which leads to considerable energy savings over time.

A special drawer between the French door fridge (on the top) and the pull-out basket freezer (on the bottom) has been compartmentalized into four square sections where you can store whatever you like.  From fresh dishes you want to keep cool to special meats you need at a particular temperature, you can keep your special items here and control their temperature with the convenient panel on the lip of the drawer.  You can even choose to use this as an extra freezer space if you wish.





Water Dispenser

External

Box Depth

29.37”

Ice Dispenser

Yes

Depth without handles

34”

Ice maker

Yes

French door design

4-door

                                        Pros:

  • Elegant drawer with a flexible temperature
  • A special showcase door allows you to grab items off the inside of the door.
  • Bright LED lights line the fridge from top to bottom

                          Cons:

  • ​The extra peek-a-boo door increases the number of seals on the fridge which also increases the number of places that something can go wrong if you don't care for your refrigerator well.

Frigidaire FGHN2866PF Gallery series- Best quality French door refrigerator

french door fridge

Frigidaire  FGHN2866PF includes everything from energy saving design to high-cooling components. This french door refrigerator has all the specs you need for a dependable cooling machine. The fridge section will keep your food at the temperature you set with the simple dial located inside the door, and the freezer's temperature can be controlled with a slider located on its back wall.

You can actually expect the fruits to remain fresh; thanks to ultra filters that keeps the environment clean. To save more energy they have added an energy saving system that will automatically put the fridge in energy saving mode, if not used for 24 hours. Quality of this fridge (based on its cooling performance) is what makes it stand out among the other basic french door units out there.





Water Dispenser

No

Box Depth

28.75”

Ice Dispenser

No

Depth without handles

33.05”

Ice maker

Yes

French door design

3-door

                                        Pros:

  • Energy efficient design for reducing consumption
  • Spacious crispers and Powerful cooling

                          Cons:

  • Limited area in the doors

Whirlpool WRF555SDHV- Simple French Door Fridge with Good Cooling system

Black color french door refrigerator Black french door refrigerator

Whirlpool is one of the oldest names in appliance industry. While their machines have less additional features, they do provide a solid functioning.

Whirlpool WRF555SDHV comes in a black fingerprint resistant stainless steel design. Interior of this French door refrigerator has an average looking layout. Right door is really a space efficient area with gallon bins and movable shelves. However, the left door doesn’t have much storage space.

What I really liked about this black french door refrigerator, is its cooling efficiency. Both the refrigerator and freezer section provides powerful chilling. Refrigerator interior is spill-proof and has removable glass shelves. Crisper drawers have separate humidity control (both works well), but the plastic design is a bit off-beat. Full-width pantry drawer is present with temperature controls (this section, again, provides good cooling).   

Ice maker takes a lot of space from the left door section and is noisy. But the ice and water dispenser works perfectly. Freezer compartment performs nicely, but the space is limited (you might miss the bigger freezers as seen in most of the French door fridges). Design is two-tier with two sliding bins to help you arrange the freezer content.

Bottom line- This refrigerator doesn’t have many features to offer, but if you want a reliable model that offers good cooling, Whirlpool WRF555SDHV is a good option.





Water Dispenser

External

Box Depth

29”

Ice Dispenser

Yes

Depth without handles

32.88”

Ice maker

Yes

French door design

3-door

                                        Pros:

  • High Performance cooling in every section
  • Powerful Ice maker and finger print resistant design

                          Cons:

  • Ice maker is noisy and the freezer is less spacious

How much does a French door refrigerator costs?

French door refrigerators and side by side refrigerators are costlier than a bottom or top mount freezer models. Most inexpensive French-door unit will cost you $1000, this figure increase with the number of features, capacity of a model and brand. Most advanced french door (Samsung family hub series) will cost you over $3000. Average cost for a good quality french refrigerator is $1500-2000 (This doesn't include the additional delivery expense).

Why are French door refrigerators are popular than other configurations?

French door refrigerators are biggest appliances with a excessive storage capacity. The main reason why people choose a French fridge over other units is its capacity. While a top mount or a bottom mount refrigerator is more budget friendly, their capacity is limited.

A Side-by-side is next favorite when it comes to good capacity units, but there are more modifications in a French door than side-by-side refrigerators. These refrigerators are categorized into 3-door, 4-door and 4-door 2-drawers French door designs. Some useful features like showcase door and full-width pantry drawers are easily found in a French door. I have seen these features in some well-known, common brands like KitchenAid, Whirlpool, LG and Samsung. On the contrary, you will rarely find a non-Samsung side-by-side with a showcase door.

What are the different types of French door refrigerators

Refrigerators are differentiated on the basis on number of doors. There are three different types of French door refrigerator.  

3-door French door refrigerator

Three door french door refrigerator are most common among all three designs. The refrigerator is located in the upper two door section and freezer below it. You can find this configuration in both the dispenser as well as non-dispense model.

4-door French door refrigerator

There are two types of 4-door refrigerator. The first type of 4-door is for those who want more freezer space. The upper compartment has 2-door refrigerator and the bottom has 2-door freezer section. Samsung makes 4-door with Flex-zone design, so you can convert a freezer to refrigerator for additional storage. The other type of 4-door is simply a three-door with an additional drawer.

3-door 2 drawer refrigerator

This style of refrigerator units are mostly found under Whirlpool and KitchenAid brands. Three door two drawer designs is definitely a unique choice, but not the most popular one. The basic design is same as the four doors.    

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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