Best Top-Freezer Refrigerators From Consumer Reports' Tests
These models offer unmatched performance and reliability
When you’re replacing a refrigerator that has died, one of the top questions you’ll probably ask yourself is: Will the new fridge last? If that’s your chief concern, you should definitely consider a model with the freezer on top.
Top-freezers might not be trending now—they account for just 5 percent of new refrigerators purchased by Consumer Reports members—but CR member surveys consistently show that top-freezer refrigerator brands earn high predicted reliability ratings, often higher than the same brand’s ratings for other fridge configurations. A high reliability rating means your chances of encountering a problem with a new fridge within the first five years of ownership are low.
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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.