The 8 Best French Door Refrigerators
This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in November of 2018. If limited space makes it difficult to avoid collisions with passersby or walls every time you open the refrigerator, a side-by-side layout can be a sensible solution. These French door models are not only great for kitchens with awkward configurations, they also boast classic good looks and highly efficient designs that keep their contents fresh, cold and within easy reach. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
January 25, 2021:
While smart devices are all the rage, for the most part, the smart French door refrigerators on the market these days aren't performing to the same standard as their less-techy counterparts. Because of that, we had to eliminate the LG InstaView and Kenmore Elite Smart, which both suffered from reliability issues. However, we did include the GE Profile PVD28BYNFS, as it has proven itself to be head and tails above the previous two models in both performance and overall build quality. We also chose to leave the Samsung Family Hub. Though it has its fair share of drawbacks, such as an unresponsive touchscreen and an unintuitive virtual assistant, it still offers some useful features that will appeal to many people willing to overlook its somewhat clunky interface.
November 22, 2018:
The smart-home appeal of Samsung's Family Hub models is somewhat diminished by complaints of poor icemaker design and the need for frequent repairs, but for the sake of those who can't get enough of the Internet of Things, we've included that and other connected-home-friendly options.
November 22, 2018:
Although Sears' death spiral is certainly cause for concern, and the risks of buying major appliances under the umbrella of a brand in crisis warrant careful consideration, consumer advocates and industry watchers continue to offer reassurances that top-rated Kenmore products can still be a good buy, and extended warranties are likely to be honored by buyers of the affected product divisions.