Comparing refrigerator brands in the modern world is an adventure, to say the least. Appliances Connection alone sells refrigerators from more than a hundred different brands. These kitchen appliances are a critical part of your kitchen prep area, however, and you shouldn't make a rash choice when it comes to refrigeration. That's where our refrigerator buying guide comes in: in this post, our appliance experts will take you through LG refrigerators, Frigidaire refrigerators, and GE refrigerators, comparing their prices, size, and special features. These are three of the most popular refrigerator brands on the market today, and even if you narrow your search to just these three, you'll have hundreds of refrigerators to choose from.
How Do Their Designs Compare?
As it turns out, there are a lot of ways to look at a refrigerator, and the same goes for refrigerator brands, whether you’re looking at GE vs. Frigidaire refrigerator models, Frigidaire vs LG refrigerator units, and son on. Let's take a look at some of the most common points of comparison and show how each of the three brands stacks up to each other.
Average Interior Capacity - Each of these three brands offers a wide selection of refrigerator capacities that can suit apartments and mansions alike. LG and GE manufacture refrigerators that typically have the greatest capacities, on average, while Frigidaire is a better first choice if you have a smaller apartment kitchen.
Color Option Availability - All three refrigerator brands unsurprisingly offer the standard black, white, and stainless steel color options, as well as black stainless steel. If you're in the market for something that stands out a little more in your kitchen, consider taking a look at GE's Slate, Black Slate, Bisque, or Silver refrigerators instead. They can provide a tinted shade that may blend better with certain kitchen cabinetry options.
Smart Appliance Options - If you are looking for a smart refrigerator, LG has far and away the largest selection among these brands. All of these refrigerator brands do sell smart refrigerators, but LG offers dozens of them to choose from, while GE and Frigidaire have just a handful. Of course, smart features vary by brand, so make sure to see which are best suited to your lifestyle before making your purchase.
Popularity – Going by our top rated refrigerator refrigerator models, Frigidaire refrigerators are currently the most popular among our consumer base, followed closely by GE and LG. Of course, all of these brands have models with close to five star ratings, but Frigidaire narrowly ekes out ahead in this trio.
Configuration Options - GE and Frigidaire sell mostly top and bottom freezer refrigerators, with a few compact refrigerators and column fridges as well. If you're set on getting a refrigerator with French doors, LG has the most options for you on that front.
How Do Their Prices Compare?
Cost is one of the most important factors when selecting a large appliance such as a refrigerator, and each of the brands compared in this blog post offers refrigerators in a wide variety of price ranges.
If you're looking for a top-freezer or bottom-freezer model and you want to save money on your appliance purchase, GE is the clear winner in terms of price. At Appliances Connection, we offer a variety of refrigerator models that let you take advantage of their innovation in design while not breaking the bank.
One important factor to consider when buying a new refrigerator (or any big-ticket appliance) is that you get what you pay for. In many cases, advanced features will pay for themselves in energy savings or a reduction in service calls. Spending a little more in the short term can get you a refrigerator that lasts longer, saving you even more money in the long term. Ultimately, the choice between price and function is up to you: what matters most is how you will be using the refrigerator.
Choosing a feature-rich refrigerator doesn't mean that you have to make sacrifices with your budget! This 33-in. bottom freezer refrigerator from LG has a huge selection of high-end features without breaking the bank. Not only does it give you 26 cu. ft. of interior capacity, but it uses top-of-the-line technology. Smart Diagnosis™ lets you diagnose common issues over the phone, helping you prevent them from getting worse. Smart Cooling® uses a linear compressor and a series of vents to quietly, efficiently circulate fresh, cool air through the fridge. The Glide N' Serve™ Drawer, meanwhile, is wide and deep enough to hold an entire party platter, and it slides out effortlessly when you need it. And both the fridge and freezer come with bright LED lighting, so you can find exactly what you need without adding heat.
Frigidaire Masters Custom Storage
Nearly all modern refrigerators allow you a certain degree of ability to customize their configuration. This most commonly takes the form of adjustable shelving, but it can also include removable bins and other features.
Frigidaire's SpaceWise® Organization System is a cut above the rest when you're looking for a way to keep your fridge organized, however. SpaceWise® Organization includes features such as shelves that flip up (so you can store taller items without having to remove the shelf from your Frigidaire refrigerator). It's not just the shelves, though: the fully adjustable, expandable door bin can be placed nearly anywhere on the doors, giving you room to fit even the bulkiest of foodstuffs.
One of our favorite Frigidaire appliances with the SpaceWise® organization system is this side-by-side model from the Gallery Series. The fridge section offers you three removable glass shelves and adjustable gallon door bins, and the freezer has a slim ice maker that holds up to 9 lbs. of ice at a time. At 36 in. wide, it boasts 25.6 cu. ft. of interior capacity. With the EvenTemp™ cooling system, a variable-speed compressor quickly adjusts to internal temperature fluctuations. And the CrispSeal® Plus crisper seals humidity inside, keeping your fresh produce from spoiling. The Smudge-Proof® stainless steel exterior repels fingerprints and makes it easy to wipe the doors clean.
GE Minimizes Maintenance
No matter what refrigerator brand you choose, you'll have to keep your appliance well-maintained and well-cleaned if you want to get the most use out of it. All three brands featured in this post manufacture refrigerators with features that make maintenance and cleaning a breeze. Look for fingerprint-resistant, spill-proof designs no matter what brand you decide to go with.
When it comes to maintaining your refrigerator, one of the most important things you can do is keep its compressor coils clean. Most modern fridges have the coils behind the fridge, meaning that you have to move the fridge in order to access them. Dust buildup can cause you to waste energy and even shorten the life of your fridge. That's where GE's NeverClean Condensers come in. These condenser coils are fully encased, eliminating dust buildup before it begins.
GE's NeverClean condenser takes center stage with this 36-in. side-by-side refrigerator that offers 21.8 cu. ft. of capacity. With adaptive defrost at your disposal, you get the triple benefit of convenience, quiet operation, and efficiency. In fact, this fridge is designed from the beginning to have your convenience and comfort in mind. From the edge-to-edge shelves (including a bonus storage nook in the freezer) to the showcase LED lighting, GE has created a top-of-the-line appliance. The external water dispenser uses advanced water filtration, ensuring that your family has fresh drinking water at all times. And finally, the electronic display makes it easy to fine-tune the interior temperature of both the fridge and the freezer.
LG Steps Up Optimal Food Preservation
When comparing refrigerator brands, all three of them have features that will enhance the shelf life of your food. Each brand offers refrigerators with dual compressor technology, which allows you maximum control over the temperature conditions in each compartment. LG, GE, and Frigidaire also manufacture refrigerators that have custom humidity controls, giving you even more fine-tuned oversight of your food's status.
On this front, however, LG is the brand that really wins over the others. Their refrigerators come with a function called InstaView Door-in-Door with Knock. All you have to do in order to see inside the fridge is knock on the door twice. The area behind the tinted glass panel will illuminate, allowing you to look inside your fridge without opening it. You may wonder how a refrigerator can do this without sacrificing efficiency (since, after all, there is less insulation behind the window). LG's answer to this is remarkably elegant: LG Door Cooling+ works with the InstaView feature, circulating cold air immediately behind the door and helping keep the cool where it belongs.
One of the best refrigerators in LG's suite of smart appliances is this 36-in. French door refrigerator. It gives you 25.5 cu. ft. of storage capacity and a host of smart features. With the InstaView® window, you can knock on the door to see what's inside without letting warm air in, and Linear Cooling™ automatically adjusts the temperature within a single degree of your target. The ThinQ app lets you track its usage and maintenance and even diagnose issues before they cause huge problems down the line.
The three brands featured in this post have made a lot of fridges. One of the best ways to get a feel for their relative quality is to compare ratings from the people who own them. Our top rated refrigerator from the three brands is this 36-in. side-by-side fridge from Frigidaire. The refrigerator has four door bins, three adjustable glass shelves, and two crisper drawers, so you can customize the interior as much as you want. The brushed steel exterior adds dramatic, professional flair to your kitchen, while its LED interior lighting is clear and bright so you can easily take stock of what you have and what you need. Our reviewers particularly love this fridge's reliable operation and its spacious interior (it gives you 18.8 cu. ft. of space to store whatever you want).
Where are Frigidaire appliances made?
While many Frigidaire refrigerators are made in America, select models and configurations are manufactured at facilities abroad, including Mexico and China.
How do you set temperature on a GE refrigerator?
GE places its refrigeration temperature controls in one of three places, depending on the model: you can find them in the back of the fresh food compartment, on the exterior dispenser control panel, or near the top of the fresh food compartment.
Which type of refrigerator lasts the longest?
Refrigerators that place the freezer on the top or on the bottom tend to have the longest lifespans, and the useful life of side-by-side or French door refrigerators is a little shorter. However, modern brands have made a variety of innovations that lengthen the life of all their refrigerators, regardless of their configuration.