A top-freezer fridge with ample freezer space.

While bottom-freezer refrigerators offer the convenience of keeping more fridge items at eye level, “they tend to have smaller freezers because of the space lost to organizer bins and sliding hardware,” says Jim Nanni, head of appliance testing at Consumer Reports.

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In fact, some top-freezers offer about a cubic foot more freezer space than the biggest bottom-freezer fridges we’ve tested.

Still, if you prefer the bottom-freezer style, this LG model from our ratings has more usable freezer space than most we’ve tested, at 4.8 cubic feet. Note that the manufacturer’s claimed capacity is often larger than the usable capacity we measure. All-Access and Digital members can look up our usable-capacity measurements in our refrigerator ratings.

For related information check our articles on the best top-freezer refrigerators and the best bottom-freezer refrigerators from our tests.

Editor’s Note: This article also appeared in the October 2019 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.