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5 Largest Top Freezer Refrigerator Models of 2020

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Mar 17, 2020 9:00 AM
Jeff Allaire

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The top freezer refrigerator is a classic style that many people still turn to in favor of newer styles like bottom freezer or French door refrigerators. A top freezer refrigerator will often be less expensive than a comparable model in a newer style, so they're still a great pick for households on a budget. If you're looking for the largest top freezer refrigerator you can find, you're in the right place! We've researched the largest top freezer refrigerator models of the year to help you pick the combination of features and XL capacity that suits your needs. And for more info on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide!

We've included models from a variety of brands, from GE to Samsung and others, and prices as low as $1,049. We've numbered the models for your convenience, but they are listed in no particular order. Let's dig in!


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  2. Maytag MRT311FFFZ
  3. Samsung RT21M6215SR
  4. LG LTCS24223S
  5. Whirlpool WRT541SZDB




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1. GE GIE22JSNRSS - 21.9 cu ft - $1,549

The GE GIE22JSNRSS is available in black or white for $1,349. It also comes in stainless steel and GE's proprietary slate finish at $1,549. (Learn more about how GE slate compares to stainless steel here!) The 21.9 cubic foot capacity is divided into 6.7 cubic feet for the freezer and 15.25 cubic feet for the refrigerator cavity. It's replacing the GTE21GSHSS for 2020.

This new model includes LED lighting, edge-to-edge glass shelves, and premium inner door storage with clear modular bins. The previous model had fixed white door bins and taller crisper drawers.There's also a half-width snack drawer, two humidity-controlled crisper bins, and gallon storage in the door. It comes with a factory-installed icemaker and is ADA compliant. It's also Energy Star rated, so it's designed to operate efficiently despite its large capacity. GE's Never-Clean Condenser design keeps dust and debris from accumulating on the condenser coils on the back of the refrigerator, so your refrigerator will keep working efficiently.

GE offers a limited one-year warranty on this model. This basic model has a smart overall design - and those of you on a budget will be happy to know that this is the highest-priced model on our list, but it's still quite a reasonable price point.



  • Energy Star rated

  • ADA Compliant

  • Upfront temperature controls

  • Humidity-controlled drawers, spill-resistant glass shelves, deli drawer, premium door storage

  • Reversible door hinges

  • Factory-installed icemaker

  • Frost Free defrost

  • Never-Clean Condenser



  • Width: 32.74"

  • Depth: 34"

  • Height: 66.375" 


GE GIE22JSNRSS - $1,549

GE GIE22JSNRSS Top Freezer Refrigerator



2. Maytag MRT311FFFZ - 20.5 cu ft - $1,099

Available in fingerprint-resistant stainless steel at $1,099, monochromatic stainless steel at $1,049, and in black or white at $949, the Maytag MRT311FFFZ offers attractive pricing despite being one of the largest top freezer refrigerator models on the market today! One of the main drawbacks of the modern stainless steel finish that almost all appliances are available in is that it tends to collect fingerprints and smudges. Choosing fingerprint-resistant stainless steel is a great option if smudges drive you crazy! 

The capacity is split between 14.42 cubic feet in the refrigerator area and 6.09 cubic feet to the freezer. It's ADA Height and Side Reach Compliant (read more about ADA-compliant appliances here) with bright, energy-efficient LED lighting. The refrigerator storage options include a full-width deli drawer, two humidity-controlled drawers, and a handful of door drawers, all but one of them adjustable. 

One of the most impressive features of this model is Maytag's 10-year limited parts warranty on the compressor, the "heart" of your refrigerator. The pocket handles give this refrigerator a sleek look.



  • BrightSeries LED lighting

  • PowerCold feature to quickly cool down the refrigerator cavity

  • Upfront electronic temperature controls

  • Optional icemaker kit available - Maytag ECKMF95

  • Humidity-controlled drawers, a full-width deli drawer, adjustable shelves and door bins

  • ADA Height & Side Reach Compliant



  • Width: 32.75"

  • Depth: 30.625"

  • Height: 65.75" 


Click here to read over 170 real customer reviews of this product!


Maytag MRT311FFFZ - $1,049 




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3. Samsung RT21M6215SR - 21.2 cu ft - $1,099

You might be more familiar with Samsung TVs and other electronics, but this brand also manufactures a range of household appliances. The Samsung RT21M6215SR is available in fingerprint-resistant black stainless steel at $1,199, stainless steel at $1,099, and white at $999. This Energy Star rated refrigerator offers premium features at a great price.

What sorts of premium features, you ask? For starters, the FlexZone Freezer. The top freezer compartment area can be adjusted to refrigerator temperatures or somewhere in between freezer and refrigerator temperatures for tasks like chilling meat. This gives you extra flexibility for preparing special dishes or those times when your refrigerator is over-full. 

The built-in automatic icemaker makes up to 3.7 pounds of ice per day, and the many adjustable storage options help you organize your groceries for easy access. Humidity-controlled crispers, a full-width pantry drawer, and adjustable glass shelving give you a lot of flexibility in how you store your groceries. 

This model won the ENERGY STAR® 2017 Emerging Technology Award by combining its unique premium features with energy efficiency. If you're looking for the largest top freezer refrigerator with an Energy Star pedigree and the added flexibility of high-tech features, this Samsung model is a great choice!



  • Energy Star rated

  • FlexZone Freezer - convert freezer space to refrigerator space as needed

  • Twin Cooling Plus dual cooling helps prevent spoiling and freezer burn

  • Built-in automatic icemaker

  • Reversible door

  • Humidity-controlled crispers, full-width pantry drawer, adjustable glass shelving and door bins

  • Power Freeze and Power Cool options



  • Width: 32.9"

  • Depth: 31.9"

  • Height: 67.75"


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Samsung RT21M6215SR - $1,099

Largest Top Freezer Refrigerator SAMSUNG RT21M6215SG



4. LG LTCS24223S - 23.8 cu ft - $1,199

The LG LTCS24223S comes in black or white at $1,099, black stainless steel at $1,299, and stainless steel at $1,199. Learn more about black stainless steel finishes here! At 23.8 cubic feet, it is the absolute largest top freezer refrigerator on our list - a truly XL capacity refrigerator! It's Energy Star rated and has a gorgeous premium look with contoured doors, hidden hinges, and pocket handles.

The refrigerator cavity is a massive 17.6 cubic feet, while the freezer is 6.2 cubic feet. With an ultra-efficient and quiet inverter compressor and bright, crisp LED panel lighting, this refrigerator looks great inside and out. The features are relatively simple but have a high-end feel. 

LG offers a warranty of one year parts and labor, five years on the sealed system, and five years on the compressor to help give you peace of mind. As a JD Power Award winner for "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Top-Mount Freezer Refrigerators" and with one of the largest top freezer refrigerator models on the market, this model is hard to beat!



  • Energy Star rated

  • PrintProof finish

  • Built-in automatic icemaker

  • Glide-N-Serve pantry drawer, humidity-controlled crispers, and more

  • Bright LED panel lighting

  • Contoured doors with hidden hinges and pocket handles for a premium look



  • Width: 32.75"

  • Depth: 33.4"

  • Height: 68.5"


Click here to read over 145 real customer reviews of this product!


 LG LTCS24223S - $1,199 

1 LG LTCS24223S



5. Whirlpool WRT541SZDZ - 21.3 cu ft - $1,149

Last but certainly not least on our list of the largest top freezer refrigerator models of the year is the Whirlpool WRT541SZDZ. If you're concerned about reliability, Whirlpool might be your go-to brand since it has the fewest top mount refrigerator repairs out of any other brand for 20 years in a row (according to a leading consumer magazine). The color options include fingerprint resistant stainless steel or black stainless steel pricing at $1,199, monochromatic stainless steel at $1,149, and black or white at $1,049. 

This model is ADA compliant and Energy Star rated with up-front electronic temperature controls for the freezer and refrigerator. The wall-to-wall frameless glass shelves help you to maximize the storage space available, while the LED interior lighting keeps everything brightly lit and easy to see. 

This model offers simple features with quiet cooling and energy efficiency. With Whirlpool's focus on reliability plus a great price, this large-capacity top freezer refrigerator is a great pick if you're looking for a durable and spacious refrigerator.



  • Energy Star rated

  • Frameless glass shelves

  • Flexi-Slide bin, humidity-controlled crispers, adjustable shelving and door bins

  • Optional EZ Connect Icemaker Kit ECKMFEZ2

  • Quiet cooling

  • ADA Compliant

  • Reversible door



  • Width: 32.75"

  • Depth: 32.9"

  • Height: 66.25"


Click here to read over 12 real customer reviews of this product!


Whirlpool WRT541SZDZ - $1,199

Whirlpool WRT541SZDZ and WRT541SZDM Top Freezer Refrigerator


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That sums up our list of the largest top freezer refrigerators of 2020. What do you think? The largest overall on our list is the LG model, but the Samsung model offers some interesting high-end features. For premium styling, you might prefer the LG, Samsung, or Maytag models that feature pocket handles. The least expensive model available in stainless steel comes from Maytag at $1,049, while the GE model is the most expensive at $1,549 but comes in a wide variety of colors. Size matters, but that's not the only feature you'll have to consider!

Other refrigerator styles like side-by-side and French door models can offer capacities around 30 cubic feet, while it's rare to see a top freezer model over 24 cubic feet. Check out our articles on the largest side by side refrigerators and the largest French door refrigerators if you're interested in learning more!

Which of these top freezer refrigerators appeals to you the most? Leave us a comment below - We'd love to hear from you!


Editor's Note: This blog was originally written in July of 2018 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.

Topics: Refrigerators, Largest Refrigerators

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