The best fridges of 2022, according to kitchen appliance experts

We updated this article in May 2022 to make sure all prices are accurate and all Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Appliances and Culinary Innovation Lab recommended choices are in stock.


If the house is the universe of a family, the refrigerator is its sun. Everything revolves around him, from breakfasts to go, healthy lunches and dinners around the table. That’s why buying a new refrigerator is a big deal. There are tons of factors to consider – from configuration and dimensions to finishes and special features. Of course, there’s no getting around the price: they’re expensive. But if you want a top pick from a reliable brand that will stay stable in your family’s orbit for years to come, you’ve come to the right place.

The Good Housekeeping Institute’s Kitchen Appliances and Technology Lab annually evaluates all types of kitchen appliances, from gas ranges to blenders to toaster ovens and beyond. We regularly test refrigerators to assess performance and efficiency. Each refrigerator is rated on its ability to regulate temperatures and ease of use, including readability of the manual, functionality of door handles and refrigerator controls. We also look at other interior features including drawers, shelves, and more. Here is a list of the best refrigerators to buy, according to the tests:

Our top picks

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Karl M. Bailey