Holiday weekends are often a good time to snag a deal on large appliances, and Memorial Day weekend is no exception.

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 still deals to be had,” says Min Kim Bryant, a market analyst at Consumer Reports.

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We’ve scoured dozens of deals from Best Buy, Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Sears to find refrigerators near the top of our refrigerator ratings that are worth a look. 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 Memorial Day refrigerator deals available on an array of models from Frigidaire, GE, Haier, Kenmore, LG, Samsung, and Whirlpool, organized by retailer. These deals should hold until the end of the month, with Best Buy, Home Depot, and Lowe’s extending their sales until June 6.


Check out the Memorial Day deals on mattresses and outdoor power equipment, and see where to shop at for your Memorial Day party

Best Buy

Best Buy is offering up to 40 percent off most major appliances, and though we found that the refrigerators were typically discounted by 30 percent or less, we did see two solid models with deeper savings.

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 score 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.

Haier HRF15N3AGS 4-door French door
Sale price: $800
Discount: 32 percent
CR’s take: If you’re looking for a four-door French door on a budget, consider this Haier. It doesn’t offer many features, but you will get an icemaker, digital controls, and a stainless steel finish. Our testers gave it a Very Good for temperature uniformity, but it isn’t very quiet, and the controls could be more intuitive.

Home Depot

Home Depot is also advertising 40 percent off appliances for its Memorial Day sale, with hundreds of refrigerator models to choose from. Using our ratings, we narrowed that list down to five great buys.

Haier HRQ16N3BGS 4-door French door
Sale price: $897
Discount: 36 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 still pretty basic, but it does offer solid performance, receiving an Excellent score for thermostat control. 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.

GE GSS25GSHSS side-by-side
Sale price: $999
Discount: 33 percent
CR’s take: For those who prefer the side-by-side look, this GE is a great deal. It features spillproof shelves, digital controls, and an external water/ice dispenser, all wrapped up in a stainless steel finish. In our tests, it earned a Very Good for thermostat control, and it’s energy efficient, too.

Whirlpool WRB322DMBM bottom-freezer
Sale price: $997
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 score for ease of use, for example. 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: $578
Discount: 32 percent
CR’s take: The lowest-priced fridge on our 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 on 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 on the noise test.

LG LFXS30766S 3-door French door
Sale price: $2,597
Discount: 32 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 came 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 spotlight four refrigerators—all French-door models—to consider.

Samsung RF28JBEDBSR 4-door French door
Sale price: $2,399
Discount: 33 percent
CR’s take: This model earned an Excellent score for thermostat control and runs very quietly. It features a black stainless steel finish, digital controls, a door-in-door design, a temperature-adjustable middle drawer, metal cavity walls, and an external water/ice dispenser. That's a lot of features for a $2,400 price.

Samsung RF23M8570SG 4-door French door
Sale price: $3,099
Discount: 31 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, uniquely adjustable shelves, and more. In our tests, this Samsung earned an Excellent score for temperature uniformity, but its energy efficiency isn’t quite as good as comparable models.

LG LMXS30776S 4-door French door
Sale price:
$2,799
Discount: 30 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 performed quite well, serving up terrific thermostat control and earning an Excellent score for noise, meaning it's quiet.

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 fridge space when needed), an external water/ice dispenser, and digital controls. Our testers gave it an Excellent score for thermostat control—and found it also offers superb temperature uniformity and is a cinch to clean and adjust.

Sears

Sears is offering discounts up to 40 percent. We found five refrigerators worth calling out.

Kenmore Elite 79043 bottom-freezer
Sale price: $1,100
Discount: 48 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 score for energy efficiency, for example—and falling short only in terms of usability. It doesn’t offer much in the way of features, but it 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 the controls could be easier to use.

Kenmore Elite 73153 3-door French door
Sale price: $1,990
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 score 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: $2,450
Discount: 42 percent
CR’s take: Though it looks almost identical to the three-door model above, this model—for an additional $460—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 scores 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 score for ease of use.

Frigidaire FFTR2021TS top-freezer
Sale price: $598
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 score for temperature uniformity—the ability of a fridge to mitigate hot and cold spots.