Top-freezers offer the most storage for their size and are the least expensive. Top-scoring refrigerators usually deliver more consistent temperatures.. . .
Bottom-freezers keep refrigerator items within easy reach. Most models we tested chill and freeze adequately and include pullout shelves or bins, split shelves, spill guards, and room in the door to hold a gallon of milk.. . .
Once you know how much space you have, particularly the width, our recommended models will help you find a refrigerator that fits in that space. Models that have higher energy-efficiency scores use less electricity for their capacity.. . .
Side-by-sides are ideal for narrow kitchens but are the least space-efficient inside. Higher-end models offer half shelves. And if your household isn't large, remember that a smaller refrigerator is likely to use less electricity overall than a larger model.. . .
Built-ins align with cabinets. Most models we tested chill and freeze adequately and include pullout shelves or bins, spill guards, and room in the door for a gallon of milk. Top-scoring models usually deliver more consistent temperatures.. . .
The top-rated Brita purges tap water of bad tastes, odors, and chlorine, while two low-scoring models are slow and prone to clogging
Save space on the counter with a cabinet-mounted model that stands out in Consumer Reports' tests
Standouts from CR's tests include models from Bosch, Kenmore, and others
Our Green Choice designation will help you find a dishwasher that's easier on the environment
Paying more for a dishwasher won't guarantee a more reliable machine, reveals Consumer Reports' member surveys