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Refrigerators in an appliance store.

When you think of Black Friday shopping, you might think about nabbing a new TV, laptop, or smartphone. But don't overlook the kitchen: This is the best time of year for refrigerator deals.

Sale prices are at their lowest in November, even when compared with major appliance sale holidays like Presidents Day and Memorial Day. And a CR market analysis found that of all kitchen appliances, refrigerators see the biggest discounts at this time of year, compared with dishwashers and ranges.

To help you score the best deal on a refrigerator this Black Friday, we’ve combed through dozens of deals from major retailers, such as Best Buy, Costco, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Sears, and more.

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So far, we’ve seen that the deepest discounts on highly rated models are from GE, LG, and Whirlpool.

In years past, we’ve included quite a few deals on Samsung French-doors—models that perform well in our lab tests and which are often on sale. But according to data from our most recent refrigerator story, Samsung French-door refrigerators earn a Fair rating for predicted reliability, which means that CR cannot recommend them at this time.

Below, our picks for the best Black Friday refrigerator deals, organized in alphabetical order by fridge configuration. CR members can click each model name to see detailed ratings and reviews.


Go to Consumer Reports’ 2019 Holiday Gift Guide for updates on deals, expert product reviews, insider tips on shopping, and much more.

Best Top-Freezer Deals

Blomberg Top-Freezer Refrigerator, 28 Inches Wide
The deal:
$1,149 at AJ Madison and Appliances Connection
CR's test results: Blomberg BRFT1522SS
This narrow Blomberg top-freezer is a top-performer and a great deal at almost $350 off its list price. It rates an Excellent for thermostat control and does well in our other tests, too. It comes in a stainless-steel finish and has an icemaker.

Frigidaire Top-Freezer Refrigerator, 30 Inches Wide
The deal:
$593 to $600 at AJ Madison, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy, and Sears
CR’s test results: Frigidaire FFTR2021TS
This Frigidaire top-freezer is a strong performer in our tests, with an Excellent rating for temperature uniformity (meaning it does a good job of mitigating warm and cold spots). Our latest survey shows that Frigidaire top-freezers are quite reliable, too. At just under $600, this stainless steel model is more than 40 percent off its list price, making it a great bargain.

Whirlpool Top-Freezer Refrigerator, 28 Inches Wide
The deal:
$578 to $580 at Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Best Buy
CR’s test results: Whirlpool WRT518SZFM
This Whirlpool top-freezer is a CR Best Buy pick, thanks to its combination of top-notch performance and relatively low price. Already a solid value at full price, this stainless steel model is marked down by about 30 percent for the holiday. It rates an Excellent for energy efficiency, but its controls can be difficult to use.

Whirlpool Top-Freezer Refrigerator, 33 Inches Wide
The deal: $724 to $730 at AJ Madison, Home Depot, Appliances Connection, Lowe's, and Best Buy
CR's test results: Whirlpool WRT511SZDM
Wider than the Whirlpool above, this model isn't as strong of a performer—for example, it receives a so-so Good rating for thermostat control—but it offers an extra 3.2 cubic feet of usable storage space, which can make a big difference if your fridge is usually packed with food. This discount is around $300 below list price.

Best Bottom-Freezer Deals

GE Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator, 30 Inches Wide
The deal:
$993 to $1,000 at AJ Madison, Appliances Connection, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Wayfair, and Best Buy
CR’s test results: GE GDE21ESKSS
This GE is a slick stainless steel bottom-freezer that runs quietly and receives an Excellent rating for temperature uniformity. It also comes with spillproof shelving and an icemaker, which make it a great buy for less than $1,000.

GE Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator, 33 Inches Wide
The deal:
$993 to $999 at AJ Madison, Appliances Connection, Lowe’s, and Wayfair
CR’s test results: GE GDE25ESKSS
This GE bottom-freezer is discounted to the same price as the above model. The only differences are that it’s wider—giving you an additional 2.5 cubic feet of usable storage space—and it offers better energy efficiency. If this model will fit in your kitchen, it’s well worth it for the extra storage space and energy savings.

Kenmore Elite Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator, 30 Inches Wide
The deal: $1,100 at Sears
CR's test results: Kenmore Elite 79023
This Kenmore Elite bottom-freezer is one of the best models in our ratings, with superb scores in almost all of our tests. Kenmore bottom-freezers also receive an Excellent rating for predicted reliability in our latest member survey. This model is $900 off its list price, so now is an excellent time to buy.

LG Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator, 33 Inches Wide
The deal:
$995 to $1,000 at AJ Madison, Appliances Connection, Lowe’s, Sears, and Best Buy
CR’s test results: LG LDCS24223S
One of our highest-rated bottom-freezers, this LG offers stellar performance in just about every test. LG bottom-freezers also receive an Excellent rating for predicted reliability in our latest member survey. This model was on sale last Black Friday for about $1,100—this year’s deal is even better.

Whirlpool Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator, 33 Inches Wide
The deal:
$994 to $1,000 at Appliances Connection, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Best Buy
CR’s test results: Whirlpool WRB322DMBM
This stainless steel Whirlpool bottom-freezer does well in our temperature tests, but it receives only a middling Good rating for energy efficiency. It comes with plenty of features though, including an icemaker, spillproof shelves, and half shelves for better organization. At $994, it’s almost 40 percent off its list price.

Best Side-by-Side Deals

GE Side-by-Side Refrigerator, 36 Inches Wide
The deal:
$993 to $1,000 at AJ Madison, Appliances Connection, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Best Buy
CR’s test results: GE GSS25GSHSS
Looking for a side-by-side on a budget? This GE model offers great performance. It rates a Very Good for ease of use and comes with plenty of features, including a through-the-door water/ice dispenser, a stainless steel finish, digital controls that show actual internal temperature, and spillproof shelving.

GE Side-by-Side Refrigerator, 36 Inches Wide
The deal:
$1,259 at Walmart
CR’s test results: GE GZS22IYNFS
You don’t typically think of Walmart when it comes to shopping for large appliances, but the retailer is offering this GE side-by-side for $30 to $40 less than competing retailers. This stainless steel model rates an Excellent for thermostat control and features a through-the-door water/ice dispenser and digital controls that show actual internal temperature.

Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator, 36 Inches Wide
The deal:
$1,094 to $1,100 at Appliances Connection, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Best Buy
CR’s test results: Whirlpool WRS325SDHZ
This Whirlpool side-by-side is more than 25 percent off its list price at a number of retailers. It rates an Excellent for temperature uniformity and offers decent performance in our other tests, too. This model features a stainless steel finish, a through-the-door water/ice dispenser, and spillproof shelving.

Best French-Door Deals

GE French-Door Refrigerator, 33 Inches Wide
The deal:
 $1,793 to $1,800 at AJ Madison, Appliances Connection, Home Depot, Lowe's, and Best Buy
CR's test results: GE GFE24JSKSS
If you need a 33-inch French-door refrigerator, consider this GE. It rates an Excellent for temperature uniformity in our tests and offers a great selection of features, including a through-the-door water/ice dispenser, uniquely adjustable shelves that can be raised/lowered without removing food, digital controls, and spillproof shelves. While it's a bit pricier than wider models below, this GE is about $700 off its list price.

GE French-Door Refrigerator, 36 Inches Wide
The deal:
 $1,898 to $1,900 at Home Depot, Lowe's, and Best Buy
CR's test results: GE GFD28GSLSS
This wider GE French-door is a premium fridge without the premium price tag. It receives an Excellent rating for ease of use in our tests and offers a wealth of features, such as an external water/ice dispenser, dual evaporators that prevent air and odors from mixing between the fridge and freezer, and digital controls that show actual internal temperature. It's on sale for over $1,300 off its list price.

GE French-Door Refrigerator, 36 Inches Wide
The deal:
$1,493 to $1,500 at AJ Madison, Appliances Connection, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Best Buy
CR’s test results: GE GFE26JSMSS
This GE French-door is more than 30 percent off and packed with features. It comes with a through-the-door water/ice dispenser, uniquely adjustable shelves that can be raised/lowered without removing food, half shelves, spillproof shelves, digital controls, and a stainless steel finish. Of course, it also offers great performance, including a Very Good rating for thermostat control.

GE French-Door Refrigerator, 36 Inches Wide
The deal:
$1,693 to $1,700 at Appliances Connection, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Best Buy
CR’s test results: GE GFE28GSKSS
This GE French-door offers impeccable performance and a few premium features that its sibling above lacks, including dual evaporators (which prevent odors and air from mixing between fridge and freezer) and a second icemaker. It performs very well in our tests and rates an Excellent for ease of use. If you can afford to spend a few hundred dollars more, this GE is well worth the money.

GE French-Door Refrigerator, 36 Inches Wide
The deal:
$1,179 at Costco
CR’s test results: GE GNE27JSMSS
Costco doesn’t offer as wide an assortment of appliances as its competitors, but its discounts are tough to beat. This GE side-by-side is on sale for $10 to $20 less than other retailers. At this low price of $1,179, you won’t get a through-the-door water/ice dispenser, but this model offers strong performance (with an Excellent rating for energy efficiency) and a wealth of features, including a stainless steel finish, an icemaker, an internal water dispenser, and uniquely adjustable shelves.

GE French-Door Refrigerator, 36 Inches Wide
The deal:
 $1,993 to $2,000 at AJ Madison, Appliances Connection, Home Depot, Lowe's, and Best Buy
CR's test results: GE GYE22HSKSS
This GE French-door features an unusual through-the-door water dispenser that can automatically fill up a glass or pitcher without causing them to overflow. Other features include dual evaporators and digital controls that show actual internal temperature. It performs well in our tests, offering superb performance in our temperature tests and receiving a Very Good rating for its low noise output. At just under $2,000, this GE is about $1,100 off its list price.

Kenmore French-Door Refrigerator, 36 Inches Wide
The deal:
$1,600 at Sears
CR's test results: Kenmore 72595
One of the few good deals we've found on a four-door French-door, you'll be hard-pressed to find another quality four-door model at such a low price. This 36-inch Kenmore receives an Excellent rating for temperature uniformity and comes with plenty of premium features to boot. Those features include an external water/ice dispenser, air filter, uniquely adjustable shelves, and a stainless steel finish. At $1,600, this model is over $2,000 off its list price.

Kenmore French-Door Refrigerator, 36 Inches Wide
The deal:
 $1,100 at Sears
CR's test results: Kenmore 73035
This Kenmore French-door is one of the lowest-priced French-doors deals we've seen this Black Friday. Despite its low price, it still features a through-the-door water/ice dispenser, stainless steel finish, dual evaporators, and spillproof shelves. In our tests, it offers terrific performance, receiving a rating of Excellent for thermostat control. At $1,100, this Kenmore is over 50 percent off its list price.

Kenmore Elite French-Door Refrigerator, 30 Inches Wide
The deal:
$1,500 at Sears
CR's test results: Kenmore Elite 71323
Looking for a 30-inch French-door? Consider this Kenmore model. It performs very well in all of our tests, including for energy efficiency where it rates an Excellent. It has a stainless steel finish and comes with an external water/ice dispenser, digital controls on the outside of the door, and spillproof shelving. Sears is selling this model for almost $1,000 below its list price.

Kenmore Elite French-Door Refrigerator, 33 Inches Wide
The deal:
$1,300 at Sears
CR's test results: Kenmore Elite 71313
This 33-inch Kenmore French-door is a great buy at $1,300, which is over $1,000 below its list price. It lacks a water/ice dispenser, but it still comes with an icemaker, spillproof shelves, and a stainless steel finish. It also receives an Excellent rating for its low noise output and does very well in our temperature tests.

LG French-Door Refrigerator, 30 Inches Wide
The deal:
$995 to $1,000 at AJ Madison, Appliances Connection, Home Depot, and Best Buy
CR’s test results: LG LFCS22520S
If you need a narrow French-door, consider this deal on a 30-inch LG French-door for less than $1,000. It offers superb performance in our temperature tests and rates an Excellent for noise. Though it lacks a through-the-door water/ice dispenser, it still gives you an icemaker, half shelves, spillproof shelves, and digital controls, all wrapped up in a stainless steel finish.

LG French-Door Refrigerator, 36 Inches Wide
The deal:
 $2,695 to $2,700 at AJ Madison, Appliances Connection, Home Depot, Sears, Lowe's, and Best Buy
CR's test results: LG LRFDS3006S
Pining for a French-door fridge with a door-in-door compartment? Consider this LG. At around $2,700, it's not cheap, but it's still $1,300 below list price. This LG's performance is impressive, with an Excellent rating for thermostat control. In addition to the door-in-door compartment (which lets you access frequently used items on the door without fully opening the cavity), this model comes with a stainless steel finish, dual evaporators, an external water/ice dispenser, a second icemaker in the freezer drawer, an air filter, and uniquely adjustable shelves.

LG French-Door Refrigerator, 36 Inches Wide
The deal:
 $2,495 to $2,500 at AJ Madison, Appliances Connection, Home Depot, Sears, Lowe's, and Best Buy
CR's test results: LG LRFXC2406S
One of our top-rated French-doors, this 36-inch LG excels in our tests, receiving an Excellent rating for ease of use. It comes with all the bells and whistles, too, including an external water/ice dispenser, a second icemaker in the freezer drawer, dual evaporators, an air filter, and uniquely adjustable shelves. This model is being sold at a number of retailers for about $1,100 off its list price.