In any modern kitchen, the refrigerator is a key focal point, as well as an essential element in the culinary process. For this reason, it's important to select a refrigerator that will both enhance your kitchen's appearance and keep your food extra fresh. To help you find just the right fridge for your needs, we've put together this list of expert picks for the best 30-in. refrigerators of 2021. Read on to learn more about some of our favorite options.
This LG 30-in. refrigerator is a striking, stainless steel top freezer unit providing two glass shelves and 20.2 cu. ft. of storage capacity, which makes it a leader in its category. Its modern temperature control system keeps your food fresh by monitoring both temperature and humidity. What's more, Multi-Air Flow Freshness System keeps food fresh by directing chilled air to both shelves for quick and even cooling. A reversible door hinge ensure flexible placement no matter where in the kitchen it is placed. LED lighting at the rear of the unit provides an illuminated interior while keeping power bills in check, and those who are environmentally conscious will also be glad to know that the LG is Energy Star® Certified.
This Miele is a German-engineered, freestanding bottom freezer fridge offering 16 cu. ft. of total capacity. An impressive six glass shelves provides you an array of choices for storing your groceries. Environmentally friendly LED lighting creates a pleasantly bright interior, and an Energy Star® certification helps you rest assured of minimal impact on your power bill. Handy features include an alarm to alert you when the door is left open and a plumbed ice maker to help you always have ice on hand. This unit's DynaCool system ensures even temperature throughout the cooling compartment, no matter what shelf level your foods are at. Finally, a soft close hinge helps prevent the door from slamming.
A traditional white top freezer unit, this Frigidaire offers a robust 18.3 cu. ft of total capacity. Adjustable glass shelves provide maximum flexibility to meet your storage needs.Store-More™ humidity-controlled crisper drawers keep your veggies crispy and fresh, and a clear dairy bin helps you find your butter, cheese, and yogurt quickly. The EvenTemp™ cooling system distributes air effectively and evenly so groceries stay cool no matter where they are placed in the refrigerator cavity. An optional ice maker is sold separately. This unit is both Energy Star® certified and ADA compliant, making it an ideal choice for many.
This German-engineered, stainless steel refrigerator from Liebherr provides 12.8 cu. ft. of total capacity and three glass shelves for storage. A bottom freezer unit, it features DuoCooling, SuperCool, and SuperFrost functionality to keep food fresher longer and seal in nutrients. Moreover, its SuperQuiet and SoftSystem technology make this fridge a pleasure to use by keeping noise levels low and preventing you from slamming the door. A handy icemaker produces crescent shaped cubes that are excellent for entertaining. Removable FrostSafe drawers allow you to adjust your storage space for larger items, and the freezer keeps items extra fresh thanks to Liebherr's modern NoFrost technology.
With 21 cu. ft. of capacity, this stainless steel GE bottom freezer fridge is an excellent choice for anyone looking to maximize their storage space. The unit's sliding snack drawer allows you to take full advantage of this space by sliding across the unit to create room wherever you need it. Similarly, three glass shelves provide you with extra options for tucking your groceries away. LED lighting and an Energy Star® certification help you help the environment while taking advantage of a brightly illuminated interior. An icemaker with built-in water filter keeps you in stock on ice, while a handy door alarm reminds you if you accidentally leave the door ajar. Should you open the door frequently, the turbo cool setting will drop the temperature in the fridge to keep your food cool and fresh.
What are the advantages of top freezer refrigerators?
Top freezer units tend to be more energy efficient than bottom freezers, because the freezers are typically farther away from the heat-producing compressor.
How long do refrigerators typically last?
With proper care and maintenance, refrigerators typically last around 12 years.