Side-by-side refrigerators offer eye-level storage for fresh and frozen foods, exterior ice and water dispensers and small doors to fit in tight clearance kitchens. To help you select from among the many models of this very popular style, we've created our list of the top five side-by-side refrigerators for 2017.
This is the model to buy if are keen on customization. Store your favorite products exactly how you want with more than 100 possible configurations in the 36-inch counter-depth Frigidaire Gallery Series. If you're equally particular about cleanliness, this Frigidaire model has other enticing features. SpillSafe glass shelving makes it easy to contain and wipe up accidents, while the SmudgeProof stainless steel cuts down on unsightly fingerprints. Counter-depth dimensions give this appliance the sleek built-in look for a clean kitchen layout. We also like the PureAir Ultra filter that works to eliminate air-born bacteria, so your food is stored in the most sanitary conditions possible. Likewise, the PureSource water filter on the freezer door dispenses crisp, clean ice and water at the touch of a button. The Star-K certified Sabbath mode, ADA compliance and Engergy Star rating round out the features of this top five pick.
The Whirlpool 36-inch counter-depth side-by-side refrigerator provides 20.6 cubic feet of storage, smartly divided into essential storage compartments within a sleek package. We liked the open look of the clear drawers and door bins, which allow you to see every item you've stored. The Whirlpool offers three adjustable glass shelves with SpillGuard design, two crispers and a deli drawer. Gallon door bins, condiment shelves and a dairy section line the door. We also liked the ice and PUR filtered water dispenser with simple Tap Touch controls that are arranged flush against the freezer door. This Energy Star rated model is available in white, black and stainless steel.
GE’s 33-inch side-by-side refrigerator offers 23.2-cubic feet capacity with durable, adjustable storage options. In the refrigerator, you'll find two crisper drawers with adjustable humidity, as well as a roomy deli or snack drawer. Adjustable spill-proof shelves help to contain accidental messes. Three sturdy door bins provide secure gallon storage for family size beverages. The freezer door also features a convenient factory-installed ice and water dispenser, offering an Advanced Filtration system for clean, crisp-tasting water. You can find this model in white, black, stainless steel and bisque finishes to best match your kitchen decor.
Ever the innovator of high-tech devices and appliances, Samsung designed this 36-inch counter depth side-by-side refrigerator with eye-catching technology. One thing you'll notice immediately is the full-sized Food ShowCase Door, making it super easy to grab a beverage or condiment without opening the entire refrigerator door. Foods stored in this compartment are accessible both from the inside and out. You'll also be pleasantly surprised by its slim profile. At less than 29 inches deep, the appliance lines up flush with the cabinetry, opening up space and adding style to a remodel. Another particularly cool feature of the Samsung RH22H9010SR is its adjustable three-way shelf that can slide in or even fold up accommodate taller items. Samsung's external water and ice dispenser has also been designed thoughtfully. A blue digital display illuminates control settings while the dispenser's extra-large opening is big enough for filling water pitchers.
This LG 36-inch side-by-side refrigerator takes top honors with smart features that make it easy to find whatever you need at a glance. While it boasts an astounding 26-cubic foot total capacity, it presents foods in a way that makes them easy to find. We love the four SpillProtector tempered glass shelves, which slide out for easy access to foods stored in the rear of the refrigerator. Clear door compartments on both the refrigerator and freezer sides, keeping foods, from smaller frozen items to hefty gallon sized jugs, secure and easily visible. The external ice and water dispenser is housed entirely in the door, giving loads of unobstructed storage in the freezer. Fans of this LG also like that the company stands behind their quality with a 10-year compressor warranty.