By Douglas L
Phone: 800.299.9470 x 2283

Appliance Connection’s official list of the best built-in refrigerators on the market for 2019. Built-In refrigerators are for consumers who want their kitchens to look seamless, wherein the refrigerator doesn’t stand out so much (See image above for an example).

These are the built-in refrigerators our customers love the most!

1. Viking MVBI7360WRSS – Virtuoso Series 36 Inch Counter Depth Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

Price: $12,039

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Review

Think of luxury appliances and one name stands towards the top of the list. Viking. A combination of innovative marketing and products with the muscle to back up the claims have taken Viking’s appliances to the upper echelons of the food chain and kept them there for over two decades.

Features:

  • Air Purification System – Premium air purification system keeps clean air circulating to prevent odor transfer.
  • LED Lightning – Bright, energy efficient LED lighting from top and sidewalls.
  • Spill Control Technology – New Spillproof Plus Shelves with Nano technology create an invisible barrier to contain spills and maximize usable space. 3/8″ thick tempered glass shelves provide industry leading durability.
  • Metal Door Bins – Metal door bins provide enduring performance to securely store heavy items.

Pros: Great customer satisfaction. No significant issues.

Cons: Most expensive of the bunch. There are more affordable options that are just as good.

2. Viking VCSB5423SS5 – Series 42 Inch Built-In Counter-Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator

Price: $9,889

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Review

Yep, we’re going with Viking again! This time, the side by side refrigerator.

Features:

  • ProChill – Makes the refrigerator much quieter than average and provides you precise temperature control.
  • LED Lightning – Bright, energy efficient LED lighting from top and sidewalls.
  • Spill Control Technology – New Spillproof Plus Shelves with Nano technology create an invisible barrier to contain spills and maximize usable space. 3/8″ thick tempered glass shelves provide industry leading durability.
  • Metal Door Bins – Metal door bins provide enduring performance to securely store heavy items.
  • Adjustable Humidity Zone Drawers – Keeps the freshness/moisture for your fruits and vegetables.
  • Filter Free Freshness –  Eliminate airborne bacteria and mold spores, remove odors and enhance food preservation.
  • Energy Star Rated – Great for the environmentally conscious.

Pros: Great customer satisfaction. No significant issues.

Cons: Still pricey, there are more affordable refrigerators that are just as good of an option on this list.

3. Viking VCSB5483SS5 – Series 48 Inch Built-In Counter-Depth Side by Side Refrigerator

Price: $10,529

Ratings: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Review

You may have noticed by now that our customers adore Viking! The features are the same as the smaller side by side refrigerator above.

Features:

  • ProChill – Makes the refrigerator much quieter than average and provides you super specific temperature control.
  • LED Lightning – Bright, energy efficient LED lighting from top and sidewalls.
  • Spill Control Technology – New Spillproof Plus Shelves with Nano technology create an invisible barrier to contain spills and maximize usable space. 3/8″ thick tempered glass shelves provide industry leading durability.
  • Metal Door Bins – Metal door bins provide enduring performance to securely store heavy items.
  • Adjustable Humidity Zone Drawers – Keeps the freshness/moisture for your fruits and vegetables.
  • Filter Free Freshness –  Eliminate airborne bacteria and mold spores, remove odors and enhance food preservation.
  • Energy Star Qualified – Great for the environmentally conscious.

Pros: Great customer satisfaction. No significant issues.

Cons: Still pricey, there are more affordable refrigerators that are just as good of an option on this list.

4. Blomberg BRFB1920SS – 30 -Inch Counter Depth Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

Price: $5,999

Ratings: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Review

A venerable German appliance company, Blomberg has been around since 1883 when it was founded as a metalworking firm. Today it is a major household brand in Europe with a full range of appliances.

Features:

  • Duo Cycle Frost Free Technology – Provides more homogenous, energy efficient, and silent cooling. Prevents odor mixing.
  • HygAIR Ioning Technology – Eliminates airborne bacteria and odor forming molecules, by producing natural negative ions. And food stays fresher for longer.
  • Hygience+ – Photo catalyst carbon filter, eliminates bacteria, reduces fridge odor and ensures hygiene. The carbon filter can be reactivated easily, with just one day’s exposure to sunlight.
  • Automatic Ice Maker – The automatic ice maker supplies reliable production and storage of ice cubes that always taste fresh.
  • Energy Star Qualified – Great for the environmentally conscious.

Pros: A steal for the price. If it fits your kitchen, it’s an easy buy.

Cons: Not a particularly recognized brand in the USA.

5. Thermador T36BT920NS – Freedom Series 36-Inch Built-In Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator

Price: $9,299

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Review

Thermador was the first celebrity appliance brand. It came into the homes of millions of Americans through Julia Child’s PBS cooking show and the Brady Brunch. Our customers do prefer Viking’s 36-inch built-in refrigerator, but this a great, more affordable option.

Features:

  • SoftClose Drawers – The exclusive, innovative door hinges provide a new level of luxury with a gentle, automatic close. Robust and versatile, the hinge allows for a 115° door opening and can be positioned to stop at a 90° angle.
  • Adjustable Glass Shelves – Adjustable glass shelves provide a stable platform while allowing light to go through and provide illumination throughout the bottom. You can rearrange or remove them for flexible storage or easy clean-up.
  • TFT Display – Control the lighting, temperature and even Open Door Assist with the touch-screen display.
  • Theater Display – See your ingredients in a new light. Theater-style, diffused lighting ensures visibility while limiting hot spots.
  • Freedom Hinge – Ability to support custom panels.
  • Energy Star – Great for the environmentally conscious.
  • Star K Certified – Disables lights and all other electrical activity when the refrigerator door is opened.

Pros: A more affordable, and in many ways better than the Viking alternative above.

Cons: Does not have the same brand recognition as Viking.

 

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