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The Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerators of 2021

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Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerators 2021

Our Experts' Shortlist

Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerators for Large Storage: LG Bottom Freezer Refrigerator 26 Cu. Ft. PrintProof Stainless Steel - LRDCS2603S

Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerators for Small Kitchens: GE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Stainless Steel - GDE21ESKSS

Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerators for Snacks and Meal Prep: GE Stainless Refrigerator with Bottom Freezer - GDE25ESKSS

Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerator for the Deluxe Lifestyle: Miele 30" Stainless Steel Counter Depth Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - 10721530

An Appliance on its Head

Since the refrigerator was first commercially made available back in the early 1900s, its design has been in flux. Classic iceboxes, top freezers, French door fridges, and side-by-side models have all dominated the market at some point. Even wine refrigerators have become popular, especially for fruit wine connoisseurs. And while each refrigerator essentially gets the job done, it's important to pick the one that works best for your household and everyday needs.
Welcome the bottom freezer refrigerator (sometimes called a bottom mount) to the stage. This design flips the classic fridge on its head, with the refrigerator completely at eye level and the deep cold storage down towards the floor. These fridges are often considered some of the most functional available, allowing users easy access to food at eye level. That makes them a great option for people with mobility issues or those who have trouble bending down to reach low shelves. There's no compromising on space either, with large, unshared body cavities and expansive door bins. It's easy to fit all kinds of food here, from gallon-sized containers to party trays and tall bottles.
Before you start falling in love with one of the best bottom freezer refrigerators of 2021, make sure you measure your space to ensure there is enough room for a new device, and that the broad door could open easily. You don't want the door hitting your kitchen island every day. For more help with choosing and measuring for a new fridge, check out our Refrigerator Sizing and Buying Guide.
Whether you're on the hunt for Samsung refrigerators, LG refrigerators, or KitchenAid refrigerators, you'll find exactly what you need at Abt. Read on for Abt's experts' opinions on the best bottom freezer refrigerators of 2021.

Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerators for Large Storage

LG Bottom Freezer Refrigerator 26 Cu. Ft. PrintProof Stainless Steel - LRDCS2603S

LG Bottom Freezer Refrigerator 26 Cu. Ft. PrintProof Stainless Steel - LRDCS2603S
With over 25 cubic feet of storage inside, this LG refrigerator makes the most of every inch of space. Large families and sprawling households will love every bit of organizational brilliance inside, from the storage bins separating the icebox, to the oversized width. A manageable size even for the average or medium-sized kitchen, this model is a bit wider than the average fridge at 32.75 inches.
That extra width means extra storage space. Stash multiple frozen pizzas at the very bottom of the icebox, then stack everyone's favorite ice cream pint in the drawer above. Meanwhile, movable shelves make it easy to switch things around after grocery trips or for special occasions. Shift everything down to make room for tall bottles, or move another shelf up to keep meal-prepped Tupperware separate from snacks. And you'll always have enough ice on hand, too. This LG fridge can hold up to 12 pounds of ice, meaning you'll always be ready for the next spontaneous cocktail party or summer barbecue.
Other features: Door Cooling+, Energy Star® Qualified, Multi-Air Flow™ Technology, quiet operation. 25.5 Cu. Ft. Total Capacity 17.2 Cu. Ft. Refrigerator Capacity 8.3 Cu. Ft. Freezer Capacity

Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerators for Small Kitchens

GE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Stainless Steel - GDE21ESKSS

GE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Stainless Steel - GDE21ESKSS
In some kitchens, every centimeter of space matters, and that's why GE's bottom freezer refrigerator brings all the power and storage capacity in a smaller, more usable package. Designed to fit in almost any home, the 30-inch width falls in at the smaller end of the sizing spectrum. There's no loss of style thanks to a stainless steel finish and broad profile. In fact, a tall appliance like this one may actually make your home feel larger.
The modestly-sized model does not compromise on quality. Multiple storage containers in both the icebox and fridge allow for easy organization and storage capacity, while next-gen technology keeps the device running with little supervision. Temperature controls at the front of the cavity provide easy visibility for what the interior temperature currently is, all while the machine works to keep frost away. And with Turbo Cool technology, the GE fridge can send interior temperatures down to keep food fresh after frequent openings.
Also included: Installed ice maker, Turbo Cool setting, ENERGY STAR rated. Total Capacity (cu. ft.) : 20.9 Refrigerator Capacity (cu. ft.) : 14.9 Freezer Capacity (cu. ft.) : 6

Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerators for Snacks and Meal Prep

GE Stainless Refrigerator with Bottom Freezer - GDE25ESKSS

GE Stainless Refrigerator with Bottom Freezer - GDE25ESKSS
A larger version of the above GE refrigerator, this model offers a broader width and higher capacity of nearly 25 cubic feet of storage area. That's a large amount of space for any fridge, but with improved organizational structure, this model becomes the perfect spot to stash food in all its most accessible forms.
Meal preppers and snackers aspire to keep their foods in individualized, single-proportioned containers. That's where this GE's organizational features come into play. A sliding snack drawer is a convenient area to stack pre-cut veggies and fruits, while adjustable shelves can move up or down based on how much food you made in that large-batch crockpot. You can even dedicate an entire shelf to individual pre-made meals, and keep ingredients and other components in the door bins or produce bins. For foods that can keep for even longer, stack in the lower cold storage bin. Down here, some fresh ingredients can keep for as long as six months.
Other features: Installed ice maker, water filtration, door alarm, digital temperature display. Total Capacity (cu. ft.) : 24.9 Refrigerator Capacity (cu. ft.) : 17.6 Freezer Capacity (cu. ft.) : 7.3

Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerator for the Deluxe Lifestyle

Miele 30" Stainless Steel Counter Depth Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - 10721530

Miele 30 inch Stainless Steel Counter Depth Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - 10721530
Now, let's say you don't have a large family and aren't too strapped for cash. What would you want out of an appliance? Ease of use, high efficiency, and fresh food, all wrapped up in contemporary style. The Miele bottom freezer refrigerator provides all that, in a size that can fit any studio apartment or condo kitchen.
And let's have a reality check: when you're not standing right in front of your refrigerator, you don't want to think about it. With near-silent hinges and a self-closing door, this Miele fridge keeps noisy clanging and slamming to a minimum. And the worst thing to think about when it comes to any appliance? Cleaning. The Miele makes this a no-brainer too, thanks to easy-to-wash door bins that can fit right in your dishwasher. And with a polished stainless steel facade that looks good against any backdrop, you'll hate to walk out of your kitchen.
Other features: Ice maker, anti-frost technology, Dynacool even temperature distribution, adjustable shelving. Total Capacity (cu. ft.) : 16 Refrigerator Capacity (cu. ft.) : 11.7 Freezer Capacity (cu. ft.) : 4.3

Best Bottom Freezer Fridges, Top Line Service

If you're still not sure which refrigerator is best for your space and lifestyle in 2021, give our appliance experts a call at 800-860-3577. We've got all the appliance and installation knowledge you need to make the best choice. Alternatively, step into the store to check out our floor models and see them in person. No matter what you choose, we'll service local products throughout their lifespan. Learn more about our appliance service.

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