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The Best Side-by-Side Refrigerators

The Best Side-by-Side Refrigerators

There are many consumers who always choose to purchase side-by-side refrigerators over any other type. Mid to high-end refrigerators are available in two different configurations - French door and side-by-side. Click Here to read about the difference. Each one has its advantages so the right alternative for consumers all depends on personal preference. The main benefit of a side-by-side refrigerator is equal ergonomics in both the fridge and freezer compartments. Foodstuffs that are most accessed can be stored at eye-level, precluding the need to constantly bend over to find items, especially in freezers.

A refrigerator can be quite the major investment with models from the most reputable brands costing thousands of dollars. With this sort of considerable initial outlay, it’s reasonable for you to expect the unit to last for 15 years or more without issue. That’s why Appliances Connection has selected the best side-by-side refrigerators for 2020 to help you make the best purchasing decision.

Which brands have the best side-by-side refrigerators on the market?

Samsung

Café

Bosch

Frigidaire Professional

Samsung RH22H9010SR 36-Inch Side-by-Side Refrigerator

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This Samsung model is a cutting-edge, user-friendly appliance. It’s one of the best side-by-side fridges for 2020 thanks to its efficiency, durability, and how easily it can be customized in terms of cooling, water and ice dispensing, and easy organizational layout. Highlights include:

  • 14.3 cubic feet of fridge space and 7.2 cubic feet of freezer storage
  • ShowCase fridge door for quick access to beverages, condiments, and other smaller items
  • Vivud external LED display for easy monitoring and adjustment of fridge and freezer settings
  • Energy Star certification means efficient and affordable operation
  • Tempered glass shelves resist cracking and wipe clean with ease

For many kitchens, this Samsung side-by-side fridge will be the grace note of the room, anchoring the space with its sleek and stylish looks. The stately steel doors have a fingerprint-resistant coating so the refrigerator always looks clean no matter how often it is used, while so many features make that user experience a pleasure.

From bright interior LED lighting to an intuitive touchscreen control system to the adjustable shelving, this fridge will serve the needs of almost any household. And the overall capacity of 21.5 cubic feet of space will hold plenty of food for most any home as well.

At just over 28 inches deep, this will be a counter-depth side-by-side fridge in many kitchens. Its external filtered water and ice dispenser will be welcome additions to your space, while produce will be preserved better than ever in the three crisper drawers within.

Read our customers' reviews for the Samsung RH22H9010SR 36-Inch Side-by-Side Refrigerator

Café CZS22MP2NS1 36-Inch Stainless Steel Side-by-Side Refrigerator

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This elegantly styled fridge from Café offers multiple shelves and compartments in both the freezer and fridge, making organization and proper food storage easier than ever. Whether added to an existing kitchen or used as part of a remodel, you will appreciate its looks and function for years. Highlights include:

  • Turbo Cool function, which reestablishes programmed temperatures fast
  • Adjustable humidity crisper drawers
  • Quick ice setting creates ice up to 50% faster which is great when hosting a soiree
  • Quiet operation even during active cooling
  • Factory installed ice and water dispenser use clean, filtered water

This Café side-by-side fridge looks great on the outside, what with its tall, slender handles and simple yet handsome ice, water, and control area, but it’s what inside that really counts. The best fridge you can get is one that makes organizing and accessing your food as easy as possible, and that’s exactly what this appliance does.

The fridge features five door compartments, three crisper drawers, and four shelves, three of which can be moved or removed as needed. The freezer has three door compartments, two drawers, and plenty of shelf space.

The refrigerator’s turbo cooling setting can restore proper interior temperatures fast even after the doors have been open for a while, such as when you put away groceries or clean out the interior. That helps ensure foods stay fresher, which helps you enjoy the best meals and snacks and saves you money by preventing food waste.

Read our customers' reviews for the Café CZS22MP2NS1 36-Inch Stainless Steel Side-by-Side Refrigerator

Bosch B20CS30SNS 300 Series 36-Inch Stainless Steel Side-by-Side Refrigerator

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This counter-depth side-by-side refrigerator will fit into many kitchens without the need for any renovations or remodeling, giving your home an instant upgrade with no complex installation All this at an excellent price point. Highlights include:

  • Frost free interior thanks to unique NoFrost humidity management system
  • Super Cooling mode rapidly cools newly introduced foods and then auto shuts off to save power
  • Anti-fingerprint coating on exterior
  • Built in egg storage tray
  • Soft close doors make it impossible for them to be slammed, protecting food and extending the life of the refrigerator

This side-by-side fridge from Bosch is one of the best possible options at a great value. It has slightly less capacity than other side-by-sides, with 13.2 cubic feet in the fridge and 6.96 in the freezer for a combined total of 20.2 cubic feet, which is still ample enough for most homes. And all the food tucked into those 20.2 cubic feet will be remarkably well preserved.

The fridge offers a Super Cooling function that both cools newly introduced foods fast and keeps foodstuff and drinks already in the fridge from warming up by intensifying the introduction of chilled air. After six hours, the function automatically switches off, saving power.

The freezer also protects food against spoilage thanks to a brilliant humidity control system Bosch calls NoFrost. The NoFrost system draws moisture out of the freezer and evaporates it using warmth from the compressor. This reduces freezer burn and protects your frozen foods.

Read our customers' reviews for the Bosch B20CS30SNS 300 Series 36-Inch Stainless Steel Side-by-Side Refrigerator

Frigidaire Professional FPSC2278UF 36-Inch Stainless Steel Side-by-Side Refrigerator

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This side-by-side fridge offers a generous 22 cubic foot capacity and keeps the food within fresh and delicious thanks to its PureAir Ultra Filters and reliable temperature control. Highlights include:

  • Automatic defrost function reduces freezer burn
  • Chill drawer with independently adjustable temperature control
  • Multi-level LED illumination brightens entire compartments
  • Adjustable shelves and door compartments
  • Air filtration system minimizes odors and keeps foods fresh

No two families are going to keep the exact same foods in their fridge or freezer. Thus the savvy design of the Frigidaire Professional side-by-side fridge, which features multiple adjustable shelves and door bins that can accommodate foods and beverage containers of myriad shape and size.

And speaking of adjustable, this fridge/freezer combination offers superior temperature control thanks to three different adjustment options. You can set the freezer and fridge temps as desired, and then set the Chill Drawer in the fridge to a different temperature than the rest of the fridge. This makes it perfect for storing deli meats, cheeses, and other highly perishable foods without you needing to make the whole fridge colder.

The Chill Drawer is not only good for your foods, but also for reducing power consumption by concentrating extra cooling in a small space.

Read our customers' reviews for the Frigidaire Professional FPSC2278UF 36-Inch Stainless Steel Side-by-Side Refrigerator