Certain specialty applications call for specialty products. Refrigerators are no different: refrigerators with no freezers, also called "all-refrigerators" or "freezerless refrigerators" may come in compact forms to be installed in offices, pool houses, or where a second refrigerator is needed. Others are intended to replace built-in refrigerators for a high-end look. They range from basic to luxurious, mini to full-size, and there are a lot of options. Here are a few types of all-refrigerators:
Twin Refrigerators or Column Refrigerators: A high-end type of refrigerator with no freezer, usually with a built-in look. They feature a single door and can be paired with a matching column freezer for a custom side by side look, or separated for convenience in a high-end kitchen. They may be panel-ready, built-in, or integrated (read more about built in and integrated refrigerators here). Frigidaire offers freestanding options that look built in but are a lot cheaper.
Freestanding All Refrigerators: These models are useful for apartments, dorm rooms, offices, and other settings. They can be compact at 11 cubic feet or less, or up to 19 cubic feet or so for full-size models.
- Beverage Centers/Wine Coolers: These refrigerators are specifically designed for storing beer, soda, wine, and other beverages. They're a great addition to any home bar! They usually have clear glass doors and can be freestanding or built-in models that can be installed under counters.
Frigidaire offers a great replacement for built-in refrigerators: premium freestanding column refrigerators that can be paired with column freezers. These models end up costing you just $4-6,000 instead of $10,000 or more to fill a 72" wide space. If you need to replace a built in refrigerator on a budget, check out Frigidaire!
Many people are looking for freestanding options in compact sizes. Frigidaire and Whirlpool are two mainstream home appliance brands that offer refrigerators with no freezers, but you may want to consider specialty brands like Danby, Summit, and Marvel as well. Although Energy Star ratings are common in full-sized refrigerators with freezers, they aren't quite as standard within the all refrigerator market. Check the Energy Guide if you're concerned about electricity costs! Check out our mini fridge reviews for more compact options; in this article we're focusing on full-sized all refrigerators!
- A Premium All Refrigerator from Electrolux
- "Premium for Less" with Frigidaire Gallery
- The Frigidaire Professional Glass Door All Refrigerator
A Premium All Refrigerator - Electrolux EI32AR80QS
If you really want to take your fresh food storage to a new level, consider the Electrolux EI32AR80QS all refrigerator model with 18.5 cubic feet of capacity in stainless steel. This model can be installed alone or as a "twin" setup with a matching column freezer.
Electrolux's Perfect Organization system is pretty great. Luxury-Glide crisper bins come with adjustable dividers and two mini baskets for keeping produce organized. A full-width storage drawer is great for storing platters and other wide, low items. There are also two adjustable full-width shelves The door storage includes tilt-out bins for storing little items like yogurt cups. Ramp-up Luxury-Design LED lighting illuminates every level of the refrigerator.
Other features include Luxury-Quiet Design for consistently quiet operation and an exclusive limited warranty that covers three years parts and on year labor. Among the many premium options in this category, this Electrolux model is nicely designed and nicely priced! This model prices at $2,599 and is 32" wide. Electrolux's Platinum Star warranty covers an additional two years on parts after the standard one year of parts and labor coverage.
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The Premium Look for Less - Frigidaire Gallery FGRU19F6QF
If you'd like to save almost 30% off the retail price of the Electrolux column refrigerator (not including discounts through holiday sales and package deals, which can shave off another 20-40%), Frigidaire has the answer. Retailing at $1,899, the Frigidaire Gallery FGRU19F6QF is 32" wide with 18.6 cubic feet of capacity in smudgeproof stainless steel.
Inside, you'll find bright LED lighting and organization options like adjustable shelving and a full-width deli drawer. Digital electronic temperature controls are easy to adjust, and the refrigerator will automatically alert you if the temperature drops or if the door is left open. Although not Energy Star rated, it costs about $40 to run per year according to the Energy Guide. This refrigerator with no freezer is designed, engineered, and built in the USA, too! Single and double louvered trim kits are available to provide a built-in look with or without a matching column freezer (model FGFU19F6QF).
Frigidaire covers this model with a one year parts and labor warranty. A true built-in model from a premium brand is more likely to provide longer warranty coverage.
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The Frigidaire Professional All Refrigerator - With Glass Pane Door
Another 32" wide column refrigerator offers a step up in design while still saving you money compared to a true built-in unit. The Frigidaire Professional FPGU19F8TF, retailing at $3,099 in smudgeproof stainless, has a sleek glass door design while still offering in-door storage bins (which aren't always an option on glass door refrigerators).
Use Display Mode to activate a built-in LED light and show off the interior of your refrigerator (or to look for an item you need without opening the door and wasting cold air). The glass looks tinted when the light is not in use, so if your fridge is a bit messy inside, you don't have to clean it up right away! Inside you'll find crisper bins, a full-width deli drawer, and multi-level LED lighting. Removable wine racks are also available.
If you'd prefer to forgo a glass door, the Frigidaire Professional FPRU19F8RF, retailing at around $2,199, might be of interest. Match either of these Frigidaire Professional models with column freezer model FPFU19F8RF. Compared to the Frigidaire Gallery model, the Frigidaire Professional options come with an air filtration system and have commercial-inspired bar handles. The interior designs are similar across all of the models. Single and double louvered trim kits are available.
When dealing with specialty products and the complexity of replacing a built in refrigerator, it is critically important for you to speak with an experienced salesperson. Of course, we recommend heading to your local appliance store! We hope this article gave you a solid overview of the options on the market for refrigerators with no freezers.
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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.