Out of four different types of fridges, French door is the most favorite configuration.
But what you don't know about a french door refrigerator?
Here is the thing-
French door refrigerator has adaptations for 3-door and 4-door styles with pantry drawers, gallon bins and other features.
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 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.
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 best brands.
Amana AFRI2539ERM- Most reliable French Door Refrigerator
35.87" X 70.12" X 35.25"
24.7 cubic feet
Monochromatic Stainless steel
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
Kenmore 73025 Non Dispense French Door Refrigerator
35.9" X 68.58" X 35.38"
26.1 cubic feet
Well-designed refrigerator interior
Haier HRF15N3AGS- french door Counter depth refrgierator
28” X 71” X 26.5”
15 cubic feet
Best budget fridge with stainless steel design
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
Frigidaire FGHN2866PF 36" Gallery Series
36" X 69-7/8" X 33-3/8"
27.6 cubic feet
Full width cool zone drawer
Samsung family hub 2.0 RF265BEAESR 3-door french door refrigerator
35.75" X 68.63" X 35.63"
24.6 cubic feet
Advanced tech commands via smart touch screen
Now that you know the quick info and specifications lets get started with unbiased reviews for above list french doors.
Amana AFRI2539ERM- Most reliable 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 has a water dispenser quite smaller than other 24.7 cu. Ft. Counter depth fridges. Exterior digital control panel is smooth and precise. Interior is space-rich and the five shelves are spill-proof and adjustable.
Full-width pantry drawer succeeds in maintaining a fine temperature. Door has three gallons bins and a dedicated dairy compartment. Fridge has temperature controlled crispers with above average rating in temperature management.
Effective ADA-compliance 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, which lockout 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. Nevertheless, it is one of the most reliable refrigerators you would find.
- Well-designed refrigerator compartment and ADA compliant exterior
- Temperature lockout option available
- Tall water dispenser is not there
GE PFE28PSKSS- Best feature-loaded French door refrigerator
GE PFE28PSKSS is a well-designed bottom freezer French door refrigerator with features that you would love for sure. It has both the water as well as ice dispenser. 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 confused with GE PYE22PSKSS which is a counter depth model. On the contrary, GEE PFE28PSKSS is a regular depth refrigerator (non counter depth) with more capacity.
Getting to the interior, inside compartments are space-rich and 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. Capacity of this fridge is great with freezer of capacity- 9.2 cubic feet. This appliance is energy star rated for making sure you save good saving every year. Filter quality is good. Door alarm ensures you don’t lose your cool air for no reason. You can connect PFE28PSKSS with GE kitchen app and schedule hot water.
- 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
- Temperature controlled drawers are less precise than other models
Kenmore 73025- Smudge proof 3-door French door fridge
Kenmore is a 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 gives is a perfect additional fit in the refrigerator (good for storing quick snacks).
Water dispenser is not there in 73025 refrigerators. This Kenmore model has a capacity of 16 cubic feet, which is not so bad, especially when you look at the spacious compartments.
Glass shelves are spillproof. Crisper bins have a capacity of 2 gallons, which is again better than what is normally found it 16 cubic feets. If you are looking for a refrigerator with spacious inner compartments and won’t need much of a freezer space, than Kenmore 73025 won’t disappoint you.
- Mid-section pantry drawer for quick snacks
- Crisper bins with a holding capacity of around 2 gallons
- Water dispenser could have made it more sophisticated
Haier HRF15N3AGS- Best budget French door counter depth refrigerator
Buy Haier HRF15N3AGS French door if you want a well-designed, budget-friendly and quality-rich 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 by the way is great when compared with other models you would find (mostly bottom freezer or top freezer designs). Capacity is again 15 cubic feet making it perfect for a small home or apartments.
Getting inside, Shelves aren’t spillproof and storage could only be adjusted to one level. But you will sure have a spacious fridge interior. 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 a proper
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. Outer body is smudge proof (though not scratch-proof). And the feature you always need - Quick cooling, is there too.
- Quick Cooling and Dual freezer drawers
- Energy efficient LED lighting in refrigerator section
- Elegant design in lesser budget
- Freezer lighting is missing
Samsung RF28JBEDBSG - With a Showcase Door and Flex Zone
One this fridge's biggest selling features 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.
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.
If you thought that the other Samsung on our list was the only one with a "Flex Zone" you were wrong! That awesome spot has been added to this fridge as well. Only this time, it's in the form of a drawer. 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.
- 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
- 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
Frigidaire is one of the best counter fridges brand in our list. FGHN2866PF includes everything from energy saving design to high-cooling components. This white counter depth refrigerator has all the specs you need for a dependable cooling machine. The fridge 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. They took care of spacious design. 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 cooling performance of its counter depth and stainless steel finish) is what makes it stand out among the other basic fridges out there.
- Energy efficient design for reducing consumption
- Spacious crispers and Powerful cooling
- Limited area in the doors
Samsung RF265BEAESR family hub 2.0 3-door-model- Most advanced French door refrigerator
Samsung family hub 2.0 models were definitely a boom in 2017-18. The best of them is Samsung’s 3-door model- RF265BEAESR.
Interior has twin cooling plus system, which is basically an improved version of twin cooling system to ensure longer freshness of fridge/freezer content. Cool select pantry is a bit different from regular pantry drawers. It has improved precision and an easy-to-adjust temperature control which allows you to store anything of tray-like dimensions. Full width flex zone drawer lets you change temperature without affecting the other compartments. But pantry drawer don’t offer many-a temperature selections.
Shelves are spill-proof and highly-adjustable. All other useful features like ice and water dispenser, gallon door bins and good quality water filtration system are already there.
Now the advanced part I was talking about is the Samsung family hub touch screen. You can put up quick notes and scheduling timers. Look over the inside content without opening the doors, either via touch screen or using the companion app. You can display photos on party occasions, drop to-dos and calendars. If you want to make a new dish, browse recipes. Shop groceries via Instacart, or stream music and podcasts using family hub touch screen. All these features give an extra spark to this refrigerator.
Now, one thing that feels missing is the Bixby voice control, but don’t worry, it would be there in Samsung family hub 3.0 model coming out this year.
- Mirror video from Samsung smart tv
- Stream music, podcasts and radio stations
- You can look inside refrigerator content and check the expiry dates without opening the door
- Pantry drawer do not offer wide range of temperature selection