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The best smart fridges offer more than just Wi-Fi connectivity. The best smart fridges also include cool features that you won’t get with a traditional fridge. We’ve found the best smart fridges you can buy right now from top brands like Samsung, Miele, Bosch, LG and more.

Top products in this article:

Miele MasterCool Series Smart Refrigerator Column, $8,199

Samsung Flex 4-Door Smart Fridge with Family Hub (Full-Depth), $4,139 (usually $4,599)

Bosch 800 Series 36″ Four-Door Smart French Door Refrigerator, $3,699

We’ve found the best smart fridges with some really useful features, such as allowing you to adjust your fridge settings to your liking, right from your smartphone. Many of these smart fridges have touchscreens that let you text, share photos, listen to music and more.

We’ve found fridges with smart windows that let you see what’s inside without ever opening the door; smart fridges that dispense homemade ice cubes; and smart refrigerators with self-cleaning water dispensing nozzles.

It’s time to upgrade your refrigerator.

The best smart fridges from LG, Samsung, Miele and more

Keep reading to buy the best smart fridges you can buy online right now.

Miele MasterCool Series Smart Refrigerator Column


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Miele’s MasterCool Series 30-inch column refrigerator has a bunch of cool features, including smart technology. The refrigerator does not have a door handle, but a pressure-opening door activated by light pressure from the hand. The interior of the fridge is equipped with LED strips which become brighter and brighter when opening the fridge door. The Miele refrigerator has a function that allows you to adjust the temperature or the lighting of the refrigerator with just a touch of your finger. You can even change the background color of the touch screen.

This refrigerator can be connected to the Miele app and controlled remotely. Use the app to set temperatures or log into the Miele webshop to order products such as water filters.

Miele MasterCool Series Smart Refrigerator Column, $8,199

Miele MasterCool Series Smart Bottom Freezer Refrigerator


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Although the Miele 36-inch bottom-freezer refrigerator includes a handle, it also features Miele’s push-to-open technology. Like the Miele fridge above, this Mastercool smart bottom freezer also features LED strips that get brighter and brighter as you open the fridge door.

This refrigerator keeps food odors away with Miele’s Active AirClean filter. The filter is made of a combination of activated carbon and chitosan, a natural product, which eliminates odors in your refrigerator.

This smart fridge can be connected to the Miele app to remotely adjust temperatures, activate programs or connect to the Miele webshop to order products.

Miele MasterCool Series Smart Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator, $10,599

GE Profile Smart Side-by-Side Refrigerator


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This 42-inch counter-depth refrigerator features temperature-controlled drawers, adjustable splash-proof glass shelves, and adjustable freezer shelves.

The GE Profile smart side-by-side refrigerator has built-in Wi-Fi and can be controlled remotely by your smartphone and compatible voice assistants. It can even send you alerts if the fridge door is left open or if refrigeration service is needed.

GE Profile Smart Side-by-Side Refrigerator, $8,930

Samsung Large Capacity 3-Door French Door Refrigerator with Family Hub



This full-depth Samsung fridge lets you control your appliances and smart devices right from your fridge door with Samsung’s Family Hub.

The fingerprint-resistant refrigerator features a full-width lower drawer large enough to hold party platters, beverages and more. The Samsung kitchen appliance features an external filtered water and ice dispenser, plus multiple cooling and ventilation technology to maintain even airflow across each shelf for a consistent temperature throughout your refrigerator.

(Shop more Samsung touchscreen refrigerators here.)

Samsung Large Capacity 3-Door French-Door Refrigerator with Family Hub, $3,149 (regularly $3,499)

Samsung Family Hub 4-Door French Door Refrigerator with Family Hub



This premium Samsung refrigerator is designed to be counter-depth, for a built-in look. The refrigerator features a fingerprint-proof finish, so you won’t see any dirty hand marks on its French-door design. The high-tech fridge comes with Samsung’s Family Hub feature that lets you control your Samsung smart appliances and appliances, stream music and share photos with your family right from the fridge door.

This Samsung refrigerator features a central FlexZone drawer with a smart divider that can separate food to cool at different temperatures. It includes a built-in, auto-fill pitcher that has cold water ready anytime, plus an external ice and water dispenser.

(Shop more Samsung fridge deals here.)

Samsung Family Hub 4-Door French Door Refrigerator, $3,149 (usually $4,700)

Samsung Smart Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Family Hub



This Samsung touchscreen refrigerator with Family Hub is fingerprint resistant and features an in-door ice maker, as well as all-around cooling and multi-vent technology to maintain even airflow.

According to Samsung, this 27.3 cubic foot fridge can hold 10% more groceries than their other fridges.

Samsung Smart Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Family Hub, $1,949 (usually $2,166)

Samsung Flex 4-Door Smart Fridge with Family Hub



This Samsung refrigerator with Samsung Family Hub is available in a full-depth or counter-depth model. It has a beverage center that gives you water in two different ways: you can choose from an internal dispenser; or, you can use the built-in pitcher that fills automatically (with the ability to infuse flavor).

Samsung Flex 4-Door Smart Fridge with Family Hub (counter-depth), $4,229 (usually $4,699)

Samsung Flex 4-Door Smart Fridge with Family Hub (Full-Depth), $4,139 (usually $4,599)

Bosch 800 Series 36″ French Door 4-Door Smart Refrigerator


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This Bosch refrigerator features two humidity-controlled compartments, a FlexBar storage bar for flexible cold beverage storage, five adjustable tempered glass shelves, and three one-gallon door bins. It has an internal water dispenser and an internal ice maker.

This high-tech refrigerator can be monitored and controlled remotely with the Bosch Home Connect app. Using the app, you can control your refrigerator’s temperature, adjust its lighting, and run diagnostics.

Bosch 800 Series 36″ Four-Door Smart French Door Refrigerator, $3,699

LG Smart Freestanding Side-by-Side Refrigerator


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This smart freestanding fridge from LG has some great features including InstaView. Knock twice to light up the window panel and see all your favorite foods and drinks without ever opening the door. This LG refrigerator includes a homemade ice maker that automatically makes batches of different types of ice (crushed, cubed, round) and a water dispenser that automatically eliminates up to 99.99% of bacteria in its nozzle after 24 time.

The refrigerator has Wi-Fi connectivity and can be controlled remotely using the LG ThinQ app.

(Shop more LG refrigerators here.)

LG Smart Freestanding Side-by-Side Refrigerator, $2,095 (regularly $2,409)

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