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Best Top-Freezer Refrigerators of 2021

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Classic Design, Reimagined.

Whether you're putting together your first kitchen or looking to replace a previous refrigerator, it's important to know what you're looking for. And you're looking for the best, right? Discover the best top-freezer refrigerators for 2021, and learn why these classic appliances are still bastions of fresh food containment. These devices are built with durability, storage space, and efficiency in mind. Plus, they tend to be incredibly affordable.
While side-by-sides and french door versions have risen to power with flashy features, none can top the wide shelves of the top-freezer refrigerator. For more info comparing this design with its modern contemporaries, check out our refrigerator sizing and buying guide. And whether you're looking for LG refrigerators, Samsung refrigerators, or KitchenAid refrigerators, you'll find what you're searching for at Abt. For our experts' opinions, read on and discover the best top-freezer refrigerators of 2021.

Best Door Storage Top-Freezer Refrigerator

Whirlpool Top-Freezer Refrigerator 28" Stainless Steel - WRT518SZFM

Whirlpool Top-Freezer Refrigerator 28 inch Stainless Steel - WRT518SZFM
On the outside, they may look like simple stainless-steel fridges, but these Whirlpool refrigerators make the most of every inch of available space. Adjustable and removable shelves and door bins allow all kinds of storage configurations. Tall cakes, stacks of meal-prepped to-go bins, and large amounts of produce can live in harmony within this device.
Plus, the deep door bins themselves can hold gallons (plural, gallons) of beverages, so even if you've got picky eaters and dieters who need 2% milk, oat milk, and almond milk, everyone's favorite fits for easy access. You can remove these bins too, and store taller items like wine bottles and multi-liter soda bottles. The freezer can be equipped with an optional, easy-to-install icemaker as well.
Other features: Optional ice maker, reversible doors, pocket handles. 13.66 Cu. Ft. refrigerator capacity; 3.98 Cu. Ft. freezer capacity

Best Convertible Top-Freezer Refrigerator

Samsung Top Freezer Refrigerator 18 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Black Stainless Steel With FlexZone And Ice Maker - RT18M6215SG/AA

Samsung Top Freezer Refrigerator 18 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Black Stainless Steel With FlexZone And Ice Maker - RT18M6215SG/AA
While stainless steel has been a popular appliance finish since it first appeared on the market, black stainless steel is quickly taking over the modern kitchen. This satin-coated Samsung refrigerator incorporates fingerprint-resistant technology into its finish, too, helping to keep smudges at bay. No special cleaners required, just sponge with gentle soap and water.
Open the door for a look inside, and you'll see efficient use of space and technology everywhere. A slide-and-reach pantry at the top of the fridge helps to keep favorites accessible, while deep produce bins keep your farmer's market haul fresh all through the week. Looking for even more fridge space? With FlexZone technology, you can adjust your freezer temperature to match your fridge for extra square footage. Stash extras like party platters and fruit trays here when hosting your next gathering.
Other features: FlexZone converts freezer to refrigerator if needed. Automatic icemaker, fingerprint resistant. 12.7 Cu. Ft. refrigerator capacity, 4.9 Cu. Ft. freezer capacity.

Best Large Convertible Top-Freezer Refrigerator

Samsung Refrigerator 21 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Black Stainless Steel Top Freezer With FlexZone - RT21M6213SG/AA

Samsung Refrigerator 21 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Black Stainless Steel Top Freezer With FlexZone - RT21M6213SG/AA
With a larger size than its above sibling, the 21 cubic foot variant shares many of the same perks, but makes everything just a bit bigger. The same Flex Zone technology covers the extra square inches, allowing you to transform your freezer into a fridge if you're in search of extra room. Especially useful for holiday dinners and times when you'll need that extra bit of space (but remember to eat all of your ice cream first).
It's all about adjustability with these Samsung refrigerators. Adjustable shelves and a reversible door mean that anything can fit in your fridge...and your fridge can adapt to fit on any side of the kitchen. And with a hidden handle, there's no awkward recalibration when switching which way the door opens. For the same model in a shining stainless steel finish, click here.
Other features: No-frost technology, Slide & Reach pantry, optional ice maker. 15.4 Cu. Ft. refrigerator capacity; 5.7 Cu. Ft. freezer capacity

Best For Big Storage Top-Freezer

LG 24 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Top Mount Refrigerator - LTCS24223S

LG 24 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Top Mount Refrigerator - LTCS24223S
This buffed silver facade hides a massive amount of food storage space—almost 24 cubic feet of it. That's a lot of frozen pizzas and soda pop. A great option for large families and those who find themselves needing extra storage space, this LG top-mount refrigerator is built for the modern home. Movable shelves ensure there's always more space for new foods, whether the kids just came home from another grocery trip, or you're trying to keep leftovers for as long as possible.
Multiple humidity-controlled drawers and an air-flow system help to keep food fresh, no matter where it lives in your large-scale fridge. That makes this a great fridge for meal preparation and fresh food fans. Different shelves in the freezer make it easy to find everyone's favorite treats in a hurry, too. No matter what you're trying to keep fresh, do it in bulk with these LG refrigerators.
Other features: LED light panels, quiet operation, ice maker. Refrigerator Capacity 17.6 Cu. Ft.; freezer capacity 6.2 Cu. Ft

Best Mini Top-Freezer Fridge

Frigidaire 13.9 Cu. Ft. Brushed Steel Top Freezer Refrigerator - FFHT1425VV

Frigidaire 13.9 Cu. Ft. Brushed Steel Top Freezer Refrigerator - FFHT1425VV
The perfect dimensions for downsized living, these frigidaire refrigerators are not like the small ones you had in college. You, know, the ones without a freezer? This model boasts a completely separate freezer with a movable shelf and door bins. So instead of space for a flat ice pack, you have enough room for multiple frozen pizzas, ice cream pints, veggies, and microwavable meals.
Perfect for studio apartments, bedrooms, or a small home, this Frigidaire makes room for everything. Gallon-sized door bins mean you can store milk, juice, tea, and other drinks here to give them that perfect chill, while larger food items and snacks can be stored in the drawer or on shelves. Rearrange shelf heigh to make room for extra food and leftovers as needed.
Other Features: Ice maker ready, reversible doors. 10 Cu. Ft. refrigerator capacity; 3.9 Cu. Ft. freezer capacity

Best Not-So-Mini Top-Freezer Fridge

Frigidaire 18 Cu. Ft. Black Top Freezer Refrigerator - FFTR1821TB

Frigidaire 18 Cu. Ft. Black Top Freezer Refrigerator - FFTR1821TB
With four more feet than the above model, this black fridge is made for style and storage in small places. And with a mid-size height that moves them clearly away from the class of the "minifridge", these Frigidaire refrigerators bring a level of clean-lined sophistication to any kitchen. Design your condo kitchen around its black sheen, or opt for a stainless steel or white finish.
The not-so-small appliance makes use of every square inch thanks to space-saving features. A half-deli bin and produce drawer help to keep humidity controlled, while movable shelves and wide door storage ensure you'll have room for everything. Stash whole turkeys in here before holiday dinners, then keep sliced leftovers close at hand for holiday munching. Fruit and veggie lovers will appreciate the wide produce drawers, along with space in the freezer for frozen produce.
Other features: Reversible door, half-width deli drawer. 14.1 Cu. Ft. refrigerator capacity 3.9 Cu. Ft. freezer capacity

Service, Served Chilled

Whatever fridge you pick for your household, you'll want to make sure your appliance lasts for as long as possible. Check out our article on "How Long Do Appliances Last?" to find out the best ways to keep your new fridge looking and functioning well. And if you're still not sure which fridge is right for you, give us a call at 800-860-3577. We're always happy to help find the best appliance that's right for you and its home. On top of the installation, we'll service your fridge throughout the rest of its life to make sure you have the best experience possible.

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