A French-door refrigerator in a stylish kitchen.

If your heart skips a beat when you see a French-door refrigerator, you’re not alone.

Consumer Reports’ latest survey reveals that French-door refrigerators account for 62 percent of new fridges purchased by CR members and no other fridge configuration comes close. (Side-by-sides get the next largest share, at only 22 percent.)

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

“In recent years, manufacturers such as GE and LG have dominated the top spots in our French-door refrigerator ratings,” says Larry Ciufo, CR’s test engineer for refrigerators.

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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 unique kitchen, we also organize our ratings by refrigerator width. Because the best fridge in the world is of no use if it doesn’t fit in the slot in your kitchen cabinets.

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

And for even more options, check out our full refrigerator ratings.

Best 30-Inch-Wide French-Doors

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Temperature uniformity
Thermostat control
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Temperature uniformity
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Best 33-Inch-Wide French-Doors

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Best 36-Inch-Wide French-Doors

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