Best French-Door Refrigerators From Consumer Reports' Tests

This group of stellar performers includes great picks for value, capacity, aesthetics, and more

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If your eyes are always drawn to sleek French-door refrigerators in the appliance aisle, you’re not alone. These stylish fridges have become the go-to configuration when consumers are looking to upgrade.

Consumer Reports’ latest survey reveals that French-door refrigerators account for 64 percent of new fridges purchased by CR members; no other fridge configuration comes close. (Side-by-sides get the next largest share, at only 20 percent.)

CR tests French-door refrigerators in three- and four-door configurations from more than 20 appliance makers. Our regularly updated ratings include more than 100 French-door models, and a handful of brands have been in tight competition for top performer.

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During testing we outfit each refrigerator with thermocouples in a climate-controlled chamber and monitor it for a month, collecting more than 5.4 million temperature readings that identify warm and cold spots to determine which models will keep your food fresh longer. We also factor in survey data from thousands of CR members to judge brand reliability and satisfaction.

We use all that data—and then some—to inform CR’s refrigerator ratings charts and each model’s Overall Score. And to help you find the best refrigerator for your specific kitchen, we also organize our ratings by refrigerator width. The best fridge in the world is of no use if it won’t fit the slot in your kitchen.

Below, we review the top six French-door refrigerators in three standard widths. The models, made by LG and Whirlpool, are arranged in order of Overall Score. CR members can read on for ratings and reviews of each.

For even more options, check out our comprehensive refrigerator ratings. And if you’re not sure where to start your refrigerator shopping journey, see our in-depth refrigerator buying guide.

Note: In addition to the models below, our ratings contain untested similar models, which we expect will offer identical performance. We haven’t included them here in order to highlight a wider range of options. In some cases, when a CR-tested model has been discontinued, we will highlight a similar model instead.

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Home Content Creator Daniel Wroclawski

Daniel Wroclawski

I'm obsessed with smart home tech and channel my obsession into new stories for Consumer Reports. When I'm not writing about products, I spend time either outside hiking and skiing or up in the air in small airplanes. For my latest obsessions, follow me on Facebook and Twitter (@danwroc).