Best Refrigerators of 2021
CR's experts round up the year's top performers, including French-door models and stylish side-by-sides from Dacor, GE, LG, Samsung, Thermador, and Whirlpool
The refrigerator lab at Consumer Reports is a busy place. Our testers are constantly evaluating new models and adding them to our refrigerator ratings, which include refrigerators across all the configurations: bottom-freezer, built-in, counter-depth, French-door, side-by-side, and top-freezer.
The lines between these categories are blurring. Today’s refrigerators have more doors, and once-exclusive features are trickling down to more affordable configurations, such as top-freezers and side-by-sides. “We’ve even seen models that give you the capability to convert some compartments from freezer to fridge and vice versa,” says Larry Ciufo, who oversees CR’s refrigerator testing.
Below, CR members can read ratings and reviews of the best refrigerators for each type we test. They include models in a variety of widths and from several brands: Dacor, GE, LG, Samsung, Thermador, and Whirlpool.