7 Best French door refrigerators 2020

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Looking for the best french door refrigerators to opt from? I got you covered. 

French door refrigerator has adaptations for 3-door and 4-door styles with pantry drawers, gallon bins and other features.

However, not all refrigerators are created equally. Every brand has specific models with higher threshold and better performance. 

The two main reasons behind french-door design being so popular are - storage capacity and elegant design. 

To help you find a perfect fit for your kitchen, I have compiled a list of few of the best French door refrigerators in 2020.

But, before I get started with the unbiased reviews, I wanted to share something important. I received a question from one of my readers the other day asking- “Which refrigerator brand makes the best fridges?” Now one thing I want to clear out again is that there is no perfect brand, however, there are specific models from different brands which are near perfection, i.e. the best french door refrigerator. 

If you want the top recommendations from me, I'd say it's Amana and Sub-zero. It holds water when it comes to reliability, design and performance. I recommended Amana AFRI2539ERM (listed below) to one of my readers and I got an email from them. Here's what they have to say:

Best french door refrigerator amana review

I requested them for sharing the feedback, and they even added additional feedback:

Best french door refrigerator amana review

Other reliable brands include GE, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Frigidaire, Kenmore and a few models of Samsung. 

P.s.- Don't forget to use surge protection for your refrigerator. It saves the appliance from unusual voltage fluctuations. 

Here is a quick list for Top French door configuration models from some of the Top brands.

Header

Refrigerator

   

     Dimensions (WHD)


Capacity

Feature

Reliability rating

1.

Amana AFRI2539ERM- Most reliable French Door Refrigerator

35.87" X 70.12" X 35.25"

24.7 cubic feet

Monochromatic Stainless steel


2.

GE PFE28PSKSS 36 Energy Star ADA Compliant French-door Refrigerator

35 3/4" X 69 7/8" X 36 1/4"

27.8 cubic feet

Keurig K-cup and command schedule

3.

Kenmore 73025 Non Dispense French Door Refrigerator

35.9" X 68.58" X 35.38"

26.1 cubic feet

Top rated kitchen appliance for good performance

4.

Haier HRF15N3AGS- french door Counter depth refrgierator

         28” X 71” X 26.5”

15 cubic feet

Best budget fridge with stainless steel design

5.

Samsung RF28JBEDBSG energy rated french door refrigerator

    35.75” X 68.87” X 34”

27.8 cubic feet

Showcase door, flex zone drawer and Twin cooling Plus

6.

Frigidaire FGHN2866PF 36" Gallery Series

36" X 69-7/8" X 33-3/8"

27.6 cubic feet

Full width cool zone drawer

7.

Whirlpool WRF555SDHV Black Stainless steel 

35.63" X 70.25" X 35.25

25 cubic feet

Powerful Cooling System

7 Best French Door Refrigerators 2020

1. Amana AFRI2539ERM - Most Reliable French Door Refrigerator

Best french door refrigerator

GE PFE28PSKSS is a well-designed bottom freezer French door refrigerator with features that you would love. It has a good quality water as well as ice dispenser (one of the reason for adding it in my best french door refrigerators list).

Twin chill evaporators ensures proper cooling and separate, ideal temperature in fresh food and freezer compartment. What I always liked about GE models is its ADA compliance design. This type of design makes sure that you can access any part of your French door fridge with least efforts.

Don’t get it confused with GE PYE22PSKSS which is a counter depth model which has a few similar features. But if interior storage space is your main concern, go for GE PFE28PSKSS regular depth refrigerator with more capacity.

Getting to the interior, inside compartments are perfectly designed. You will find gallon door bins for storing milk, and temperature controlled crisper-drawers which control humidity for fresher food with longer lifeline. The special feature of this GE model is a Keurig K-cup integration which can brew one cup of coffee at a time. It has freezer of capacity 9.2 cubic feet.

This appliance is energy star rated for making sure you do good savings every year. Door alarm ensures you don’t lose your cool air for no reason. Also, you can connect PFE28PSKSS with GE kitchen app and schedule hot water.

Pros:

  • Well-designed refrigerator compartment and ADA compliant exterior
  • Temperature lockout option available

Cons:

  • Water dispenser has limited





Water Dispenser

External

Box Depth

29”

Ice Dispenser

 Yes

Depth without handles

32.88”

Ice maker

 Yes

Configuration type

3-door

2. GE PFE28PSKSS- Best feature-loaded French door refrigerator 

silver color french door refrigerator iwth open doors

GE PFE28PSKSS is a well-designed bottom freezer French door refrigerator with features that you would love. It has a good quality water as well as ice dispenser (one of the reason for adding it in my best french door refrigerators list).

Twin chill evaporators ensures proper cooling and separate, ideal temperature in fresh food and freezer compartment. What I always liked about GE models is its ADA compliance design. This type of design makes sure that you can access any part of your French door fridge with least efforts.

Don’t get it confused with GE PYE22PSKSS which is a counter depth model which has a few similar features. But if interior storage space is your main concern, go for GE PFE28PSKSS regular depth refrigerator with more capacity.

Getting to the interior, inside compartments are perfectly designed. You will find gallon door bins for storing milk, and temperature controlled crisper-drawers which control humidity for fresher food with longer lifeline. The special feature of this GE model is a Keurig K-cup integration which can brew one cup of coffee at a time. It has freezer of capacity 9.2 cubic feet.

This appliance is energy star rated for making sure you do good savings every year. Door alarm ensures you don’t lose your cool air for no reason. Also, you can connect PFE28PSKSS with GE kitchen app and schedule hot water.

Pros:

  • Keurig K-cup for brewing Coffee and Alexa compatibility
  • Spill proof shelves for limiting the spilled content to one shelf
  • Advanced water filtration along with color LED lights in the interior

Cons:

  • Temperature controlled drawers are less precise than other models





Water Dispenser

External

Box Depth

29.37”

Ice Dispenser

 Yes

Depth without handles

35.25”

Ice maker

 Yes

Configuration type

3-door

3. Kenmore 73025 - Smudge Proof 3-Door French Fridge

3-door french refrigerator

Kenmore 73025 French door bottom freezer refrigerator is one of the best family fridges. The stainless steel exterior is fingerprint resistant. Cooling is efficient and the mid-height refrigerator drawer is a perfect addition to this refrigerator (good for storing quick snacks).

Water dispenser was not there in 73025 which could be good for those who want a simpler yet modern unit. I personally think that a non-dispense model is always a better choice.

This Kenmore fridge has a capacity of 16 cubic feet, which is not so bad, especially when you look at the space consumed by compartments.Crisper bins have a capacity of 2 gallons, which is again better than what is normally found in 16 cubic feet refrigerators.

If you are looking for a simple french door refrigerator with spacious inner compartments and you don't need much freezer space, then Kenmore 73025 won’t disappoint you.  

Pros:

  • Mid-section pantry drawer for quick snacks
  • Crisper bins with a holding capacity of around 2 gallons

Cons:

  • Water dispenser would have made it more sophisticated





Water Dispenser

No

Box Depth

30.47”

Ice Dispenser

No

Depth without handles

35.38”

Ice maker

Yes

Configuration type

3-door

4. Haier HRF15N3AGS- Best budget French Door Counter Depth Refrigerator

french door refrigerator by Haier company

Buy Haier HRF15N3AGS refrigerator if you want a well-designed, budget-friendly and good quality french door cabinet depth refrigerator.

Haier HRF15N3AGS offers you a French-door design in the price of a bottom-freezer configuration. This fridge will cost you less than $1000, which is great for what this appliance is offering. Capacity is 15 cubic feet, making it perfect for a small home or apartments.

Getting in the interior section, Shelves aren’t spillproof and storage could only be adjusted to one level. But you will sure have spacious storage. Upper compartments are built ideally to give you an eye-level position, allowing you to see all the food content in the main refrigerator area. Digital screen and temperature flexibility ensures uninterrupted cooling.

Refrigerator has an energy efficient LED, enough to light-up the fridge-room, but it is missing in the freezer section. The stainless steel design and integrated handles within the doors reduce the depth making it a good fit for cabinets. Outer body is smudge proof (though not scratch-proof). And the feature you always need - Quick cooling, is there too.

Pros:

  • Quick Cooling and Dual freezer drawers
  • Energy efficient LED lighting in refrigerator section
  • Elegant design in lesser budget

Cons:

  • Freezer lighting is missing





Water Dispenser

No

Box Depth

23.5”

Ice Dispenser

No

Depth without handles

26.5”

Ice maker

No

Configuration type

4-door

5. Samsung RF28JBEDBSG - With a Showcase Door and Flex Zone

black colour french door refrigerator

The best feature about this french door refrigerator is its "showcase door."  Now, most of you are probably wondering what a showcase door even is and you wouldn't be alone in your confusion. The truth is that a showcase door is actually a pretty neat feature. Showcase door helps you check the content without having to open the door.

Hidden behind the top right door of the fridge-freezer combo is a second door, except, unlike the first door, this one is more a frame than a door, because you can reach through it.  It sounds pointless but consider that you are actually reaching through the backside of the door to grab condiments and bottled drinks off the door shelves.  When you open the second part of the door you actually access the shelves inside the fridge.  The purpose of this door is to allow you quick access to those goods you use most frequently.  You can grab a drink without having to let all the cold air out the fridge, which leads to considerable energy savings over time.

A special drawer between the French door fridge (on the top) and the pull-out basket freezer (on the bottom) has been compartmentalized into four square sections where you can store whatever you like.  From fresh dishes you want to keep cool to special meats you need at a particular temperature, you can keep your special items here and control their temperature with the convenient panel on the lip of the drawer.  You can even choose to use this as an extra freezer space if you wish.

Pros:

  • Elegant drawer with a flexible temperature
  • A special showcase door
  • Bright LED lights line the fridge from top to bottom

Cons:

  • The extra peek-a-boo door increases the number of seals on the fridge which also increases the number of places that something can go wrong if you don't care for your refrigerator well.





Water Dispenser

External 

Box Depth

29.37”

Ice Dispenser

Yes

Depth without handles

34”

Ice maker

Yes

Configuration type

4-door

6. Frigidaire FGHN2866PF - Best quality French Door Refrigerator

french door fridge

Frigidaire  FGHN2866PF includes everything from energy saving design to high-cooling components. This french door refrigerator has all the specs you need for a dependable cooling machine.

The refrigerator section will keep your food at the temperature you set with the simple dial located inside the door, and the freezer's temperature can be controlled with a slider located on its back wall.

You can actually expect the fruits to remain fresh; thanks to ultra filters that keep the environment clean. To save more energy they have added an energy saving system that will automatically put the fridge in energy saving mode, if not used for 24 hours. Quality of this fridge (based on its cooling performance) is what makes it stand out among the other basic french door units out there.

Pros:

  • Energy efficient design for reducing consumption
  • Spacious crispers and powerful cooling

Cons:

  • Limited door storage





Water Dispenser

No

Box Depth

28.75”

Ice Dispenser

No

Depth without handles

33.05”

Ice maker

Yes

Configuration type

3-door

7. Whirlpool WRF555SDHV - Simple French Door Refrigerator

Black color french door refrigerator

Whirlpool is one of the oldest names in appliance industry. While their machines have less additional features, they do provide a solid functioning.

Whirlpool WRF555SDHV comes in a black fingerprint resistant stainless steel design. Interior of this French door refrigerator has an average looking layout. Right door is really a space efficient area with gallon bins and movable shelves. However, the left door doesn’t have much storage space.

What I really liked about this black french door refrigerator is its cooling efficiency. Both the refrigerator and freezer section provide powerful chilling. Refrigerator interior is spill-proof and has removable glass shelves. Crisper drawers have separate humidity control (both works well), but the plastic design is a bit off-beat. Full-width pantry drawer is present with temperature controls (this section, again, provides good cooling).   

Ice maker takes a lot of space from the left door section and is noisy. But the ice and water dispenser works perfectly. Freezer compartment performs nicely, but the space is limited (you might miss the bigger freezers as seen in most of the French door fridges). Design is two-tier with two sliding bins to help you arrange the freezer content.

Bottom line- This refrigerator doesn’t have many features to offer, but if you want a reliable model that offers good cooling, Whirlpool WRF555SDHV is a good option.

Pros:

  • High Performance cooling in every section
  • Powerful ice maker and fingerprint resistant design

Cons:

  • Ice maker is noisy and the freezer is less spacious





Water Dispenser

External

Box Depth

29”

Ice Dispenser

Yes

Depth without handles

32.88”

Ice maker

Yes

Configuration type

3-door

What to look for in best french door refrigerators?

To make your buying search more effective and less daunting, we’ve created a list of the top features to consider. 

Dimensions

First step is to check the exact size of your refrigerator cabinet. Make sure that you keep in account - box depth, door size, handle and an additional ½ inch (for ventilation). Once you scale the depth and width for your refrigerator, you will have a pretty good idea about your refrigerator size. 

Storage

Not everyone needs the same size refrigerator. Determine how much internal storage space you need based on your family’s eating habits, and the number of people in your household. For example, if you typically purchase a lot of fruit and vegetables, you’ll require a vegetable drawer. This keeps your greens separate from your milk, sauces, etc., and ensures they last longer.

Do you prefer to have multiple shelves in a refrigerator or fewer with more height? If you generally stock-up on tall sauces and juices, you’ll require internal space that can accommodate this height. Alternatively, if you prefer to divide meals amongst different family members or organize containers, more shelves might be beneficial. 

Configuration for your french door refrigerator

Refrigerators are differentiated on the basis of the number of doors. There are three different types of French door refrigerator.  

  • 3-door French door refrigerator - The refrigerator is located in the two doors on the upper section and freezer below it. You can find this configuration in both the dispenser as well as non-dispense models. French door is further classified into a 3-door 2 drawer refrigerator (usually made by Whirlpool and KitchenAid brands).

  • 4-door French door refrigerator - There are two types of 4-door refrigerator. The first type of four door is for those who want more freezer space. The upper compartment has a 2-door refrigerator and the bottom has a 2-door freezer section. Samsung makes a 4-door with Flex-zone design, so you can convert a freezer to refrigerator for additional storage. The other type of 4-door is simply a three door french door refrigerator with an additional drawer.

Still not sure which is the best french door refrigerator for you? feel free to reach me out on theunbiasedreviewsteam@gmail.com

My purpose for creating this site is to help users to- find and select the right refrigerator. I’m an appliance expert (had my own appliance store a while ago). I have so far reviewed best performing small refrigerators, counter fridges, wine coolers and air purifiers as well. I hope my content helped you make a decision. Feel free to get in touch via contact form if you are facing problem in finding the right fridge for you. You can also email me directly on theubreviews@gmail.com.

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