Updated November 28, 2018 by Brett Dvoretz

The 8 Best French Door Refrigerators

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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.

1. GE Profile PVD28BYNFS

2. EdgeStar Dual Zone CWR5631FD

3. Frigidaire FFSS2615TD

Editor's Notes

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.

4. Haier HRQ16N3BGS

5. Haier HRF15N3AGS

6. Whynter BWB-2060FDS

7. Bosch B21CT80SNB

8. Samsung Family Hub


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on November 28, 2018 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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