About 60 percent of new refrigerators purchased by CR members are French-door models.

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

Consumer Reports’ latest product survey reveals that French-door refrigerators account for a whopping 59 percent of new fridges purchased by CR members. No other fridge configuration comes close. (Side-by-sides get the next largest share, at only 23 percent.)

Consumer Reports tests French-door refrigerators from more than 20 appliance makers, in both three- and four-door configurations. Our regularly updated ratings include more than 150 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 Samsung, LG, and Kenmore have dominated the top spots in our French-door refrigerator ratings,” says CR test engineer Joseph Pacella, who oversees the refrigerator labs. 

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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.

All of that data—and then some—inform CR’s refrigerator ratings charts and each model's Overall Score.

Below, we’ve selected three of the top French-door refrigerators in both the three- and four-door configurations—the best value, the best cabinet-depth model, and the best large-capacity model—arranged in order of Overall Score. There are picks from GE, Kenmore, LG, and Samsung. CR members can read on for ratings and reviews of each.

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

Best Three-Door French-Doors

Top Picks

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Thermostat control
Temperature uniformity

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Temperature uniformity
Thermostat control
Ease of use
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Best Four-Door French-Doors

Top Picks

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Temperature uniformity
Thermostat control
Ease of use

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Temperature uniformity
Thermostat control
Ease of use
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