Best Refrigerators for $1,500 or Less
CR's tests find that you don’t have to sacrifice style and performance to get a good value
There are plenty of reasons you might not want to shell out thousands of dollars on a new refrigerator. Maybe yours died suddenly, but you have other financial priorities. Maybe you recently purchased an older home and need to replace a fridge that’s past its prime. Or maybe you’re doing a kitchen remodel and can’t splurge on appliances.
No matter the reason, there’s no need to worry. Consumer Reports has done the testing and research for you, and found no shortage of great options for $1,500 or less.
“We’re seeing fridges for less than $1,500 that offer nice features, such as dual evaporators, icemakers, and compartments you can convert from fridge to freezer and back again,” says test engineer Larry Ciufo, who oversees CR’s refrigerator labs.
Below, CR members can see ratings and reviews of the 10 best refrigerators from our tests for $1,500 or less. Because our ratings are now organized by width (one of the most important factors in choosing a refrigerator), we’ve selected top models in each configuration at a variety of widths to help you find a fridge that fits in your kitchen. The list includes models from Amana, Frigidaire, Haier, Insignia, LG, and Whirlpool that offer fantastic value.
Correction: On May 31, 2022, this story was updated to reflect the correct overall scores for the products listed. A prior version included overall scores that inadvertently drew on older predicted reliability and owner satisfaction data.