If you are looking for a cutting edge design in a new refrigerator that could save you time, effort, electricity and aggravation, a four door refrigerator may be just what you are looking for.
Four door refrigerators are like French door refrigerators with the addition of a second drawer, which is usually for fresh food storage above the freezer drawer. This space can be very useful to you if you want to have a separate space for compartmentalizing certain foods at a different temperature or storing drinks or other snacks for the kids, so that they can simply open the drawer and grab what they need without the need to open the large French doors. It can also be a convenient place to store those awkward items like pizza boxes or takeout containers.
Another variation on the four door design is where the refrigerator and freezer section are both split down the middle (Samsung calls this technology "4-Door Flex", pictured below), but typically a French 4-door model is going to have the drawer design.
LG and Samsung are innovators in this area as well as door in door refrigerators, but in recent years other brands have tested the waters, including Maytag, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, and Bosch. Frigidaire was the first to offer a drawer that can be fully converted to a freezer, but as of spring 2020... LG has caught up!
The 4-door feature tends to be present in premium models priced at $3,000 and up. LG and Samsung still offer the most models in this category. We'll explore a four door option from LG, Bosch, and Samsung as well as a popular Frigidaire Gallery model below! And if you're looking for more info on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide.
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Models marked with a * have drawers that can FREEZE as well as chill and refrigerate.
1. The LG LRMDS3006S - 30 cu ft - $3,999 MSRP
LG started out with the CustomChill drawer, which could be adjusted from 29-42 degrees. The LG LRMDS3006S is a new for 2020 model that features their Full-Convert Drawer with adjustable dividers, which can be turned down to 0 degrees to truly freeze your food! Plus it has a massive 30 cubic foot capacity.
Smart Cooling Plus uses a linear compressor and dual evaporators to quickly respond to changes in humidity and temperature levels. This model also features LG's door in door technology with bonus door bins for extra organization and storage! In the freezer section you'll find LG's exclusive Craft Ice maker, which makes round ice for craft cocktails (but no one's stopping you from classing up a glass of chocolate milk, either!).
The ice and water dispenser in the door is extra tall for tall items like water bottles, and the Measured Fill option will dispense precise amounts of water. And did I mention it's a smart refrigerator? The warranty is solid, too: 1 year parts and labor on the entire product, 5 years parts and labor on the sealed system and compressor, and 6-10 years parts only on the linear compressor. It goes on sale occasionally for under $3,800!
2. The Samsung RF28R7201SR - 28 cu ft - $2,999 MSRP
Next up is a four door refrigerator from Samsung with 28 cubic feet of capacity. This Energy Star rated model is available in stainless steel, fingerprint resistant black stainless steel, and new Tuscan stainless steel. Samsung calls their drawer the FlexZone Drawer with four temperature settings from 29 to 42 degrees and an adjustable divider, similar to the LG model. Twin Cooling Plus with dual evaporators keeps humidity higher in the refrigerator to keep produce fresher longer and lower in the freezer to prevent freezer burn.
The Ice Master icemaker can make over 5 pounds of ice a day and stores up to 2.7 pounds with a space-saving design. Adjustable shelving lit by bright high-efficiency LEDs makes it easy to store your groceries. It prices at around $2,999, although you can find it for under $2,500 during holiday sales. The warranty covers 1 year parts and labor on the entire product, 5 years parts and labor on the sealed system and digital inverter compressor, and 10 years parts only on the digital inverter compressor.
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3. The Frigidaire Gallery FG4H2272UF - 21.8 cu ft - $3,199 MSRP
This 36" wide counter-depth four door refrigerator is 21.8 cubic feet and has the Gallery line's industrial-inspired design and a smudgeproof stainless steel finish. The Custom-Flex Temp drawer comes with five temperature settings: Freezer (-6 °F), Meat/Seafood (28 °F), Cold Drinks (32 °F), Deli/Snacks (37 °F) and White Wine (45 °F). The drawer has a control lock, an adjustable divider, LED lighting, and it self-closes, too. You can use it for additional freezer storage space or for keeping snacks and drinks at the perfect temperatures!
A few of the other thoughtful features in this Frigidaire Gallery model include the cold drink timer option on the control panel above the water and ice dispenser. Cool drinks quickly in the freezer and set an alarm to go off when your drinks are ready! The extra-tall 10" dispenser pocket makes it easier to fill tall pitchers and water bottles, too. This model prices at around $3,199 MSRP and comes with a one year warranty, although you can find it for under $2,500 during holiday sales.
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4. The Bosch B36CL80ENS - 20.5 cu ft - $3,399
Taking the four door trend in a slightly different direction, Bosch offers a refrigerator with the VitaFresh Pro drawer that allows you to set both the temperature and humidity level. You can adjust the temperature from 28 °F to 40 °F. There is also a Chiller Drawer in the refrigerator compartment for extra-cold storage of meats and other items.
Bosch's new 2019 refrigerator models offer dual evaporators and dual compressors, bringing high end refrigerator features to a lower price! Plus the pocket handles allow this model to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your kitchen. As a German brand, Bosch doesn't tend to participate much in holiday sales, but they do offer rebates on kitchen packages (click the link to view current available rebates from Bosch).
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LG is an innovator in this area, but Frigidaire has really knocked it out of the park with their 4-door French door, which offers the widest temperature range on the market at a lower price. Frigidaire's CustomFlex drawer goes down to -6 °F, while LG's Full-Convert drawer goes to 0 °F and Samsung's FlexZone drawer goes as low as 30 °F. Frigidaire is in the lead with this one: giving consumers what they've been asking for while being price-competitive as well! However, if you're looking for a premium model with smart features and more, check out LG. Bosch has kicked things up a notch by offering humidity control as well as temperature control in a sleek, modern style.
It will be interesting to see if other brands start to offer more options in this category. If you want a premium refrigerator that offers more storage flexibility, a four door refrigerator is definitely worth considering.
Are you thinking about getting a four door refrigerator? What are you going to use it for? Leave us a comment below - We'd love to hear from you!
Editor's Note: This blog was originally written in December of 2016 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.