Whether you're looking to replace an old appliance or updating your entire kitchen, you may want to consider the convenience and elegance of a bottom freezer refrigerator. These refrigerators not only optimize heat efficiency, but they also allow for a huge amount of internal configuration changes, so you can organize your food exactly as you like it. That said, here are our choices for the top bottom freezer refrigerators of 2021.
With 22.1 cubic feet of storage capacity, the Viking RVRF3361SS can hold pretty much anything you can put into it, yet it's still counter-depth. Its self-closing freezer door opens to reveal a removable ice drawer, and two of the bins in the fridge door are specifically sized for gallon containers. This means that even though you can rearrange the five spillproof shelves to fit your milk, you won't have to do it. It even has theater LED lighting inside, so everything inside the fridge is lit evenly.
The Fisher Paykel RF203QDUVX1 is the only bottom freezer refrigerator on this list that has doors on the freezer section as well as the fridge, making its four-door design a unique and modern option for your kitchen. It has a variable temperature zone in the lower right side, so you can easily adjust it to suit your needs. Its SmartTouch control panel makes these adjustments simple and convenient. It even has two covered door compartments specifically for dairy products, to ensure that all your food stays as fresh as possible.
The LG LMXS28626S is a sleek, modern refrigerator that maximizes features while still remaining budget-friendly. Its two-tier freezer drawers help keep your frozen food organized without needing to dig around every time you need something. It has LG's patented SmartThinQ technology that can notify you of anything from spikes in energy usage to the door being left open, and its Smart Diagnosis technology can help you figure out when things go wrong without needing to wait for a service visit.
With 27.6 cubic feet of storage, the GE Profile PVD28BYNFS is by far the most spacious refrigerator on this list. Its sleek electronic touch controls are easy to use, so you can change its settings and pour water and ice from the dispenser with ease. Its WiFi Connect system links with your smartphone to connect with Alexa or Google Assistant, and even alert you if you've left the door open. The freezer has a Turbo Freeze setting to help keep the temperature suitably low even if the doors are opened too often or too long.
The Bosch B36CL80SNS is a lovely option for people who have a lot of different storage needs for their food. It has a crisper drawer with separate humidity controls, meaning your vegetables stay fresher for longer than they would in the main refrigerator compartment. Its freezer has an extra spacious tray that can hold large items such as frozen pizzas, while its SuperFreezing function ensures that anything that goes into the freezer will freeze quickly and evenly, and its gallon door bins can keep even the largest jugs temperature stable. With its Home Connect system, you can monitor the refrigerator's status from your smartphone wherever you are.
What type of refrigerator is the most heat-efficient?
Because heat rises, it's generally better to have the freezer compartment on the bottom of a refrigerator. Because many bottom freezer refrigerators have a freezer drawer, they in particular can be very efficient at keeping the heat from reaching your frozen foods.
What are some advantages of a bottom freezer refrigerator?
In addition to optimizing heat efficiency, bottom freezer refrigerators have a wider internal clearance for larger items, and they let you place all the foods you need the most at eye level. You can also stack food inside the freezer drawer in models that have one, meaning you can often fit more food inside a bottom freezer refrigerator.