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Best Refrigerators of 2022

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Abt's Best Refrigerators: French Door, Bottom Freezer, Minifridge and More

New year, new kitchen—or at the very least, a new appliance or two. Whether you’re working up to a complete kitchen makeover or just replacing an outdated model, the next-gen features on the year’s top fridges are made to stun. From WiFi connectivity to high-capacity storage, it’s all about prioritizing what’s best for your lifestyle.
That’s why our team of experienced sales specialists has put together this shortlist of Abt’s best refrigerators of 2022. Keep in mind that these five models represent only a small sample of the modern fridge. There are dozens of styles, sizes and formats available to fit any home, from downtown condo life to five-bedroom bungalows. And if you don’t see a style you love here, that doesn’t mean we don’t sell it. Check out our Refrigerator Sizing and Buying Guide to learn more about all the different styles we carry, from classic top-freezer to the space-saving side-by-side.

Best Refrigerators of 2022: French Door Fridge

Samsung 23 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Stee French Door Counter-Depth Refrigerator With CoolSelect Pantry

Samsung French Door Refrigerator with CoolSelect Pantry
As one of the most popular styles in years, the French door fridge has dominated the must-have list for dream kitchens for years. This Samsung counter-depth model brings the best tech to your home with a shining stainless steel facade and in-door water and ice dispenser. When you open both (or just one) door, a full 15.7 cubic feet of refrigerated space greets users along with two crisper compartments and a CoolSelect pantry drawer. Choose between three temperatures within this bottom bin, like chill and defrost. Keep in mind that this shining stainless steel model is counter-depth as well, meaning it hugs closer to your counters (and sticks out into your kitchen less for a cleaner look). TwinCooling Plus technology helps to keep all of your ingredients and snacks cold, while WiFi connectivity allows users to connect to their appliance at any time.

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Best Refrigerators of 2022: Bottom Freezer Fridge

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

LG 26 Cu. Ft. PrintProof Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - LRDCS2603S
Abt’s best bottom freezer refrigerator of 2022 is this fingerprint-resistant LG model. With a full 26 cubic feet of storage capacity, you’ll be able to stash everything the family needs inside. Whether you’re a group of meal preppers, snack hoarders, takeout fiends or culinary experts, the best bottom freezer of 2022 can hold it all (and keep it at the perfect temperature.) Meanwhile, freezer features like 12 lbs of ice storage and 17.2 cubic feet of freezer capacity make this model perfect for stashing frozen pizzas, waffles, dinners and more. Above, the fingerprint-resistant stainless steel facade hides extreme storage. Over 25 cubic feet of space greets you as you pull the door open. Next-gen technologies like Door Cooling+ and strategic venting help to keep every inch of it cool, too. That means that temperature-sensitive foods in the door (we’re looking at you, whole milk) will stay cold, even as heat levels fluctuate. If you’ve got a big family and need as much storage as possible, this is your best bet on our list.

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Best Refrigerators of 2022: Minifridge

Avanti 5.2 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel All Refrigerator - AR52T3SB

Avanti 5.2 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel All Refrigerator - AR52T3SB
This Avanti minifridge brings all the tech and intelligence of the full-size version and shrinks it down to size. Whether you need one for the office, a dorm or a game room, you’re going to want more than just a teeny cooler. This stainless steel Avanti model features slide-out adjustable-height shelves, gallon-width door bins and specialized can storage to fit an entire six-pack of your favorite soda or seltzer. A crisper drawer is sure to keep healthy snacks within reach. The dark black interior and bright lights help to make your bites look as appetizing as possible. Meanwhile, a recessed handle and security lock ensure no little hands get into things they shouldn’t.

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Best Refrigerators of 2022: Compact Fridge

Danby Silhouette Emmental 24 Stainless Frame French Door Beverage Center

Danby Silhouette Emmental 24 inch Stainless Frame French Door Beverage Center
When it’s time to gather, you’ve got to have extra space to keep your perfectly-cooled beverages. That’s why this compact fridge from Danby is the right choice for any host. Dual doors hide a pair of individual and separate temperature compartments, perfect for keeping sensitive wines on one side, while beers and hard seltzers cool off behind the other door. They’ll be at the perfect serving temperature when your guests arrive. Other party-ready features include frost-repellent cooling fans and bright blue-hued LED lighting. These wine-friendly lights are designed to keep your bottles as safe as can be, with no heat or yellow light around to ruin the taste. Instead, you’ll showcase the best of your collection in beauty.

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If you’re hoping to give your home the refresh it needs for the coming year, you don’t have to search through our products alone. Instead, take our sales experts’ virtual advice and check out our other Best of 2022 articles on small appliances, TVs and grills. Hoping to speak to a real expert? Give our specialists a call at 800-860-3577 or head into the store to see us (and our supply of shining coolers) in person.

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