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The Best Refrigerators of 2023

Check out some of our picks for he best refrigerators of 2023—our team of well-vested experts knows our selection inside and out, from the ice-maker attachments to the sleekest-looking French door models that just hit the market. If you're in search of a new one for your home, explore some of the recommendations Abt's very own specialists suggest to our in-person customers.
Front View of a Samsung French Door Refrigerator in a Gray kitchen

But First: Do I Need A New Refrigerator?

Every home needs one of these coolers, so if you already own one, why get a new one just for the new year? Before brushing off the idea of a new purchase, consider how happy you are with your existing kitchen appliance. Can it hold all the groceries that you and your family need for the week? Does its style match the rest of your kitchen appliances, or does it stand out (and not in a good way)? Or maybe you're looking for smarter functions that will transform your space into a true smart home. Whether you're due for an upgrade in style, structure or smarts, our collection of the best refrigerators of 2023 has you covered.

Largest Capacity Counter-Depth Refrigerator

LG 26.5 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel 3-Door French Door Refrigerator

Front View of Stainless Steel LG 26.5 Cu. Ft. 3-Door French Door Refrigerator
When it comes to counter-depth models, everyone believes they're a match made in heaven. These coolers are designed to sit snugly against your walls or cabinetry, aligning with counters for a visual that's almost built-in but is still easy to install and maintain. The look? Astounding. The one catch with other models is a a loss in storage space, with fewer square inches to store large items like gallons of milk. But that's completely different in this LG model.
The extra space inside is what wins this LG pick the prize for largest capacity counter-depth and earns it a space on our list of the best refrigerators of 2023. A full 26.5 cubic feet in this counter-depth French door model fuses style and functionality. Our experts are calling this one a true game changer, as it's the largest capacity model at the time of publication. The classic rule of thumb is to pick a new fridge that has around 5 cubic feet of space per every adult using it, ensuring that this LG refrigerator can handle a family of up to five (with a little bit of wiggle room).

Best Side-By-Side Refrigerator

GE 25.1 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel Side-By-Side Refrigerator

Front View of GE 25.1 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel Side-By-Side Refrigerator
Unlike classic counter-depth construction, a side-by-side build is well-known for its space-saving capacity and the ability to keep lots of food cold at once. While that's enough to get this GE 25.1 cubic foot fingerprint resistant model on our list of the best refrigerators of 2023, it's got another trick up its sleeve (of course, besides the sheer stainless steel finish and classic water and ice dispenser). This model's doors are zero clearance. That means that you need no extra space to swing those doors open or closed, making this the perfect pick for a kitchen with narrow walkways or homes where you're just trying to save as much space as you can, period. Unique hinges keep the doors in place, allowing you to access and appreciate every aspect of this fridge even when it's in corners or against walls. That's why we've called it one of our best refrigerators of 2023.

Best French Door Refrigerator

Samsung 27 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator

Front View of Samsung 27 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator
French doors are incredibly popular, so it should be no surprise that you're seeing another one on our list of the best refrigerators of 2023. This Samsung model truly takes the double-doored structure to its pinnacle with one of the largest amounts of space you'll see in a classically-sized refrigerator. Within, you'll find a 27 cubic foot interior (including the freezer) that's ready to take all of the week's groceries. This is the perfect model for people who stock up for parties, shop at wholesale clubs, or just need to keep a lot of food in the house for the kids. Other exciting features that put this Samsung French door model on our list include the vibrant lighting within, a full-width drawer, a massive-capacity ice maker and its impressive energy efficiency (it has won the EPA's ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award).

Best Top Freezer Refrigerator

Frigidaire ADA 18.3 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Top Freezer Refrigerator

Front View of the Frigidaire ADA 18.3 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Top Freezer Refrigerator
If you're not a fan of the dual-door models and are looking for a more classic structure (as well as a decent drop in price), this top freezer model might top our list of the best refrigerators of 2023 for you. Unlike some of the other picks in this article, it's around 18 cubic feet inside, including the size of the freezer. Using our rule of thumb, that makes this Frigidaire a good pick for a household of just over three. This top freezer is a great choice for starter homes, vacation spaces, or even as a second refrigerator for a little extra food storage. And though it's small it still is mighty: this model is equipped with the Even-Temp cooling system for careful airflow and better temperature control, while wide shelves give you the space to store things like party platters, cakes, gallon containers and more. It's ADA compliant as well, meaning that at least 100% of its main cooling compartment and 50% is below 54 inches high. That's true versatility in a classic format.

Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

Whirlpool 33" Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Refrigerator With SpillGuard Glass Shelves

Front View Of The Whirlpool 33' Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Refrigerator With SpillGuard Glass Shelves
Our favorite bottom freezer version for our list of the best refrigerators of 2023 isn't a shocker either: this Whirlpool model has a decent amount of space with a 22 cubic foot capacity, but what makes it a standout is its zero clearance door. Just like the side-by-side, you'll have no trouble opening this extra-large door even in small spaces. You can even have it up close to a corner—that zero clearance hinge will allow it to open up just the same.
The door's special hinge isn't the only thing that earns it a spot here. This 33-inch-wide Whirlpool appliance is designed to keep produce as fresh as possible with the FreshFlow™ Produce Preserver as well as the Accu-Chill™ Temperature Management System. Everything within will stay fresh, crisp and cool. And if leftovers or beverages happen to fall over, there's no need to worry: the spillproof shelves keep liquids in one place and make cleanup easier.

Most Innovative Refrigerator

Samsung 26.5 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel 3-Door French Door Refrigerator With Family Hub

Front View Of Samsung 26.5 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel 3-Door French Door Refrigerator
The most innovative choice on our list of the best refrigerators of 2023 is obvious from the moment you look at it—not many other kitchen appliances can say they have a screen on them. It's Samsung's relatively new yet still iconic Family Hub. Samsung's intelligent refrigerator is equipped with more than enough smart features: use the Family Hub screen to stay connected even when you're not home. Plan meals, show off family photos, play music, use Amazon Alexa, see notifications and more. You can track other smart appliances here, too. This screen is truly the perfect place to center your activities, and it's all right at the heart of the home.
There's more that makes this appliance innovative behind the Hub. A fingerprint-resistant finish, maximum production of ice and improved ventilation ensure that this fridge is an improvement over any previous tenant. See everything within with the help of bright LED lighting, too. And on the other side of the screen is a must-have ice and water dispenser that makes beverage-crafting easier than ever.

Great For Small Space

Frigidaire ADA 10.1 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Apartment-Size Refrigerator

Front View of a Frigidaire ADA 10.1 Cu. Ft. Brushed Steel Top Freezer Apartment-Size Refrigerator
Whether you're living in your first home or a studio apartment, square footage is always at a premium in smaller lviving spaces. That's why the final choice on our list of the best refrigerators of 2023 is also the smallest. Don't be deceived though: this short, skinny model can hold just the right amount of food for a couple or even a small family. It's sleek, brushed steel exterior makes it look perfect in any abode, too, whether your space is mod and minimalist or more eclectic. Inside, you'll find the features that make it truly powerful: crisper drawers that keep your produce extra-fresh. Door bins that can hold gallons of milk or juice. And finally, a reversible swinging door that allows you to change the way your Frigidaire appliance opens depending on your kitchen layout. In truth, it is versatility that gives this small model a spot on our list of the best refrigerators of 2023.

The Best Refrigerators Are All at Abt

Whether you're upgrading to a smart model, a bigger one or are simply looking for a replacement, you'll find what you're looking for here online or on our sales floor. If you have any questions about our collection of the best refrigerators of 2023, call our team of experts at 800-860-3577 for answers. Additionally, be sure to check out the rest of our best of articles in the Learn Center to outfit your home with the best products Abt has to offer.

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