Holidays are often a good time to snag a deal on large appliances, and Independence Day is no exception. And this year, many of the July Fourth savings extend through the following weekend.

Though we're certainly not seeing Black Friday–level deals, we’ve already found plenty of discounts advertised on refrigerators. "The best time to buy is always in late November, but if you need a refrigerator now, there are plenty of deals to be had,” says Min Kim Bryant, a Consumer Reports market analyst.

To help you make sense of the best deals, we’ve scoured dozens of refrigerator discounts from Best Buy, Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Sears to find models near the top of our refrigerator ratings that are worth a look.

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Most of the deals are on French-door refrigerators, but we also found a few top-freezer, bottom-freezer, and side-by-side models with decent markdowns.

Below, you’ll find some of the best Fourth of July refrigerator deals available on an array of models from Frigidaire, Haier, Kenmore, LG, Samsung, and Whirlpool, organized by retailer. These deals should hold until the weekend, with Best Buy, Home Depot, and Lowe’s extending their sales until July 11.


Shopping for another big purchase over the holiday? Check out our analysis of the best Fourth of July deals on mattresses, grills, and American-made cars, too. 

Best Buy

Best Buy is offering up to 40 percent off most major appliances, but we only found two solid models on deep discount.

LG LFCS22520S 3-door French door
Sale price: $1,000
Discount: 41 percent
CR’s take: For just $1,000, this stainless steel LG French-door refrigerator is a steal. It features split and spillproof shelving, an icemaker, and digital controls. In our tests, it earned an Excellent rating for noise, meaning it’s very quiet. It also offers solid thermostat control and temperature uniformity (a fridge’s ability to mitigate warm and cold spots), and decent energy efficiency. If you like the look of black stainless steel, you can get the same model in that finish for $100 more.

Samsung RF23M8070SR 4-door French door
Sale price: $2,100
Discount: 38 percent
CR’s take: If you’re looking for a four-door French door, consider this highly rated Samsung. It offers plenty of features, including an external water/ice dispenser, dual evaporators (to prevent air and odors from migrating between the fridge and the freezer), adjustable shelving, and much more. It earned an Excellent rating for temperature uniformity, which is what you want in a good fridge, but it isn’t the most energy efficient model out there.

Home Depot

Home Depot is also advertising 40 percent off appliances with hundreds of refrigerator models to choose from. Using our ratings, we narrowed their offerings down to four great buys.

Haier HRQ16N3BGS 4-door French door
Sale price: $798
Discount: 43 percent
CR’s take: Unlike our pick above, this Haier features four true doors instead of two doors and two drawers. Aside from the digital controls and stainless steel finish, it’s pretty basic, but it does offer solid performance, receiving an Excellent rating for thermostat control, which keeps your food at the optimal temperature. You’ll have to give up an external icemaker and water dispenser, but you'll get the four-door look without the typical four-door price.

Whirlpool WRB322DMBM bottom-freezer
Sale price: $998
Discount: 33 percent
CR’s take: With an icemaker, digital controls, and spillproof shelves, this stainless steel Whirlpool offers terrific thermostat control and temperature uniformity—the two hallmarks of a good refrigerator. But it fell a bit short in our other tests, earning only a Fair rating for ease of use, meaning the layout and controls could be more convenient. Still, if you’re searching for a bottom-freezer, this looks like one of the better deals out there.

Frigidaire FFTR1821TD top-freezer
Sale price: $548
Discount: 35 percent
CR’s take: The lowest-priced fridge on this list, this Frigidaire is a great deal if you want a top-freezer with a black stainless steel finish. It doesn’t offer any features other than gallon jug storage in the fridge door, but it offers superb thermostat control, temperature uniformity, and energy efficiency. You might find it runs a bit on the noisy side—it earned only a Good rating on the noise test.

LG LFXS30766S 3-door French door
Sale price: $2,498
Discount: 34 percent
CR’s take: This stainless steel LG is one of the best three-door French-door models in our ratings. In our tests, it earned high marks across the board, but especially so when it comes to thermostat control, temperature uniformity, and energy efficiency. As for features, you'll see a temperature-controlled meat/deli bin, adjustable and spillproof shelving, digital controls, and an external water/ice dispenser.

Lowe’s

Just like Best Buy and Home Depot, Lowe’s is offering up to 40 percent off appliances. Here, we highlight four refrigerators—all French-door models—to consider.

Samsung RF28JBEDBSR 4-door French door
Sale price: $2,199
Discount: 38 percent
CR’s take: This model earned an Excellent rating for thermostat control and runs very quietly. It features a black stainless steel finish, digital controls, a door-in-door design, which makes your most-used items easy to grab, as well as a temperature-adjustable middle drawer, metal cavity walls, and an external water/ice dispenser. That's a lot of features for the price.

Samsung RF23M8570SG 4-door French door
Sale price: $2,999
Discount: 36 percent
CR’s take: Have you had your eye on a touch-screen-ladened Samsung Family Hub? Then you might want to look into this premium Samsung model. In addition to the touch screen, you get dual evaporators (which prevent air and odors from mixing between the fridge and freezer), an external water/ice dispenser, adjustable shelves, and more. In our tests, this Samsung earned an Excellent rating for temperature uniformity, but its energy efficiency isn’t quite as good as comparable models.

LG LMXS30776S 4-door French door
Sale price:
$2,699
Discount: 32 percent
CR’s take: This stainless steel LG has a door-in-door design, a temperature-adjustable middle drawer, adjustable and spillproof shelving, digital controls, and an external water/ice dispenser. We tested a similar model that lacks the door-in-door and it performs quite well, serving up superb thermostat control and earning an Excellent rating for noise, meaning it's quiet, which is good if your family tends to gather in the kitchen.

Samsung RF22K9381SR 4-door French door
Sale price: $2,799
Discount: 30 percent
CR’s take: Want a true four-door refrigerator? This premium Samsung gives you that and more, including a stainless steel finish, door-in-door design, a convertible freezer compartment (for extra refrigerator space when needed), an external water/ice dispenser, and digital controls. For thermostat control, it earned an Excellent rating—and our testers found that it offers superb temperature uniformity and that it's a cinch to clean and easy to adjust the controls.

Sears

Sears is advertising discounts up to 40 percent, but we found two refrigerators there with even steeper discounts. Here are five models worth checking out.

Kenmore Elite 79043 bottom-freezer
Sale price: $1,050
Discount: 50 percent
CR’s take: This stainless steel Kenmore is one of the top bottom-freezers in our ratings. It earned high marks across the board in our tests—earning an Excellent rating for energy efficiency, for example—and falling short only in terms of usability, meaning the controls and layout could be better. It doesn’t offer much in the way of features, but does come with an icemaker, digital controls, and spillproof shelves. If you’d like to save a bit more, the similar Kenmore 69313 is also on sale at Sears, for $800, a savings of 38 percent. It forgoes the spillproof shelves and, again, the controls could be easier to use.

Kenmore Elite 73153 3-door French door
Sale price: $2,000
Discount: 46 percent
CR’s take: This Kenmore is one of the best French-door refrigerators in our ratings, earning top-notch scores for thermostat control and temperature uniformity, and an Excellent rating for noise. It features an external water/ice dispenser, adjustable and spillproof shelves, digital controls, and a stainless steel finish.

Kenmore Elite 72483 4-door French door
Sale price: $2,600
Discount: 38 percent
CR’s take: Though it looks almost identical to the three-door model above, this model—for an additional $600—adds a temperature-adjustable middle drawer to the mix. It features an external water/ice dispenser, digital controls, adjustable and spill-proof shelving, and dual evaporators. In our tests, it earned high ratings all around, including an Excellent score for thermostat control.

Kenmore 51783 side-by-side
Sale price: $1,100
Discount: 35 percent
CR’s take: For another side-by-side option, take a look at this Kenmore. With a stainless steel finish, it has an external water/ice dispenser, digital controls, spillproof shelves, and dual evaporators. It offers superb thermostat control, as well as great temperature uniformity. It even earned a Very Good rating for ease of use with a sensible layout and controls that are easy to adjust.

Frigidaire FFTR2021TS top-freezer
Sale price: $594
Discount: 30 percent
CR’s take: One of the few good top-freezer deals we found, this stainless steel Frigidaire can be purchased with an optional icemaker, making it a good bet for a budget kitchen upgrade. And it was a strong performer in our tests, offering superb energy efficiency and earning an Excellent rating for temperature uniformity—the ability of a fridge to mitigate hot and cold spots.