Best Large Refrigerators for Big Families
Top-performing models from CR’s tests with plenty of storage space
If you’re looking for a spacious refrigerator to store a full week’s worth of groceries—or drinks and snacks for your child’s soccer team—you'll find plenty of supersized options for sale.
“There's a trend of making refrigerators taller and deeper, to increase capacity while still maintaining a common width,” says Larry Ciufo, CR's test engineer for refrigerators.
But most refrigerators fall short of their capacity claims, some by as much as 32 percent, according to CR's measurements of usable capacity of the hundreds of refrigerators in our tests. (We measure the actual storage space in a fridge—shelves and all—while manufacturers treat the refrigerators like an empty box.)