Best French Door Fridges of 2022
This group of stellar performers includes great picks for value, ability, aesthetics, and more.
By Daniel Wrocławski
Did sleek French-door refrigerators catch your eye in the appliance aisle? If so, you are in good company. These sleek models have become the go-to setup for consumers looking to upgrade. They are generally larger and have more features than most top or bottom freezer refrigerators.
On French door models, you’ll typically find – and indeed all of our top-rated models come equipped – with an ice maker, digital controls, splash-proof shelves, bucket-sized bins gallon on doors, and more. It’s no surprise that our latest survey reveals that French-door refrigerators account for nearly two-thirds of new refrigerators purchased by Consumer Reports members; no other refrigerator configuration comes close. (Side-by-side fridges get the second-largest share, at just 20%).
And as a category, they rank among the best in the CR lab. We test French-door refrigerators in three- and four-door configurations from 21 manufacturers. Our regularly updated rankings currently include over 100 French door models.
During testing, we fit each fridge with thermocouples in a climate-controlled chamber and monitor it for a month, collecting over 5.4 million temperature readings that identify hot and cold spots to determine which models will keep your food fresh longer. We also consider survey data from thousands of CR members to judge brand trustworthiness and satisfaction.
We use all of this data, and more, to inform CR’s refrigerator rating charts and each model’s overall rating. And to help you find the best fridge for your kitchen, we also organize our rankings by fridge width. The best fridge in the world is useless if it doesn’t fit in your kitchen slot.
Below, we review the best French door refrigerators in three standard widths. In our member surveys, LG dominates the French door market and its presence is even more prominent on this list, although GE and Whirlpool also make an appearance. CR members can read on for ratings and reviews of each.
For even more options, check out our full refrigerator reviews. And if you’re not sure where to start on your fridge buying journey, check out our detailed fridge buying guide.
Best 30 Inch Wide French Door Refrigerators
Best 33 Inch Wide French Door Refrigerators
Best 36 Inch Wide French Door Refrigerators
Correction: On May 31, 2022, this article was updated to reflect the correct overall ratings for the products listed. A previous version included aggregate scores that inadvertently relied on older predicted reliability and owner satisfaction data.
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