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Refrigerator with Drawers - Designs, Reviews, & Pricing

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on Oct 15, 2020 8:30 AM
Meredith Czymmek

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Several manufacturers make refrigerators with drawers, and they come in a few different flavors. These models are sometimes referred to as four door refrigerators, but that can be confusing since... well... most of the time, we're dealing with an extra drawer, not an extra door! The most popular style (which our four door article linked above focuses on) is an additional drawer between the fresh and frozen compartments, usually with adjustable temperature controls. However, LG recently came out with a surprisingly affordable dual freezer drawer refrigerator we'll review below, and we'll also explore other brands like KitchenAid's dual drawers.

When it comes to narrowing down your options for a refrigerator with drawers, here's what you need to decide:

  • Single vs dual drawer: Dual drawers set side by side are less common than full-width drawers. You'll get slightly more room with a full-width drawer, but ultimately it comes down to your preferences.

  • Drawer temperature: Do you want a drawer for fresh food, frozen food, or one that you can convert to a range of temperature settings? Many brands now offer adjustable temperature drawers for different fresh foods, but freezer drawers and fully convertible drawers are less common. 

  • Drawer adjustability: Do you want to be able to adjust the temperature or even the humidity? If you tend to have a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, a drawer with adjustable humidity (like Bosch's) may be a good idea. If you want a drawer to chill wine or other beverages, then you may like to have some temperature settings to play with. 

When it comes to price, most options are over $3,000, although you can find some choices under $2,500.

Now, we'll review some of your options from LG, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Bosch, and Frigidaire. 


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1. LG LMWC23626S - Dual Freezer Drawers - $2,299 MSRP

A surprisingly affordable counter depth refrigerator, the LG LMWC23626S is new for 2020 and features dual freezer drawers rather than the typical single drawer found on French door refrigerators. French door models typically have a single pull out drawer split into two levels, but it's easy to lose items in piles. This 22.7-cubic foot model makes it much easier to keep your freezer organized!


LMWC23626S Freezer Interior Filled


In the fresh food section, you'll find an internal filtered water dispenser (and there's a factory-installed icemaker in the upper freezer drawer). Multiple cooling technologies work together to keep all areas of the refrigerator evenly cool. The exterior is PrintProof stainless steel.

If you'd like more space, a full-depth version retails for $100 less, the LG LMWS27626S. And if you'd like a premium model with extra features like Wi-Fi connectivity, check out the LG LMXS28626S retailing at $2,899.



LG LMWC23626S French Door Refrigerator



2. KitchenAid KRMF706ESS - Double Refrigerator Drawers - $4,099 MSRP

The KitchenAid KRMF706ESS is a great example of KitchenAid's striking commercial styling. It comes in KitchenAid black stainless steel at $4,199 or in stainless at $4,099 and is full-depth with 25.8 cubic feet of capacity. It has two soft-close drawers: on the left, a drawer with 5 preset temperatures for fresh food, from chilling to thawing. The right drawer is ideal for produce and includes a produce preserver. It is technically a "five door refrigerator!"

The Preserva dual evaporator and compressor system uses two independent cooling systems for the fresh and frozen sections. An included herb storage compartment provides space for fresh herbs. KitchenAid's Platinum interior design features multi-level LED lighting and a gray interior with tempered glass shelves and stainless steel accents. The freezer has three tiers of storage rather than the typical two.

The exterior ice and water dispenser comes with a measured fill feature, so you can dispense exact amounts of water for recipes or even just filling your Keurig coffeemaker! This model is hard to beat if you're looking for a premium refrigerator.


Click here to read over 2,345 real customer reviews of this product!



KitchenAid KRMF706ESS French Door Refrigerator with Drawers



3. Whirlpool WRX986SIHZ - Single Refrigerator Drawers - $3,299 MSRP

The Whirlpool WRX986SIHZ offers a single refrigerator drawer in this 36" wide French door refrigerator, available in stainless steel and black stainless steel. This drawer comes with two dividers and you can adjust the temperature.

In the main fresh food section, you'll find triple crispers - and the freezer also features three tiers of storage rather than the typical two. You'll also find a pizza pocket for easy storage of frozen pizza. The fresh food section also includes an in-door icemaker to give you more room in the interior shelves. The frameless glass shelves boost storage flexibility. The exterior ice and water dispenser includes Measured Fill, so you can dispense an exact amount of water in ounces, cups, or liters. Whirlpool's Dual Cooling system uses dual evaporators to manage the humidity in the refrigerator and freezer separately for more even cooling throughout. 

Whirlpool covers this model for one year parts and labor. 


Click here to read over 695 real customer reviews of this product!



Whirlpool WRX986SIHZ 4-Door Refrigerator with Drawer



4. Bosch B36CL80ENS - Single Refrigerator Drawer - $3,399 MSRP

The Bosch B36CL80ENS is a counter depth 20.5-cubic foot refrigerator featuring a VitaFresh Pro drawer. You can adjust it from 28-40 degrees as well as adjusting the humidity to suit different items. Pocket handles allow it to blend seamlessly into your kitchen. If you're looking for a dual compressor model, this option is a more affordable alternative to the KitchenAid.

Inside, you'll find LED lighting and plenty of internal storage, including a full-width chiller drawer in the fresh food section that's perfect for storing raw meats and other items. There's also a filtered internal water dispenser. Bosch also implemented a new storage feature to take advantage of space that is usually wasted: the FlexBar utilizes space at the rear of the fresh food section. You can attach hanging bins and other accessories to the FlexBar. 

Stainless steel trim in the fresh food section, Wi-Fi connectivity, and three tiers of storage in the freezer section are additional premium features.


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



Bosch B36CL80ENS French Door 4 Door Refrigerator



5. Frigidaire FG4H2272UF - Convertible Refrigerator/Freezer Drawer - $3,199 MSRP

Another counter depth model, the Frigidaire Gallery FG4H2272UF was the first model on the market with a drawer that could be fully converted to freezer temperatures. The self-closing Custom-Flex Temp drawer can be set from -6 to 45 degrees. There are a lot of fun features in this refrigerator, including a cold drink timer that will let you know when the drinks you've placed in the freezer to chill are ready to drink. 

The extra tall 10" water dispenser pocket is compatible with tall pitchers and water bottles. The right-hand door is larger than the left, so you can access 75% of the fresh food section by opening just one door. Bright LED lighting throughout helps you keep track of your groceries. This model prices at around $3,199 MSRP and comes with a one year warranty, although you can find it for under $2,800 on occasion during holiday sales.




There is now a Frigidaire Professional model with this feature as well, model PRMC2285AF, with an upgraded interior design and sleek modern exterior styling, too: towel bar handles on the fresh food doors and integrated pocket handles on the convertible drawer and freezer drawer. It retails at $3,499.


Click here to read over 1,000 real customer reviews of this product!



Frigidaire FG4H2272UF French 4 Door Refrigerator



6. LG LRMDS3006S - Convertible Refrigerator/Freezer Drawer - $3,999 MSRP

Last but not least in our review of refrigerators with drawers is the LG LRMDS3006S. Although Frigidaire led the market with fully convertible drawers for about a year and a half, LG has caught up with the Full-Convert drawer. Their previous CustomChill drawer models could be adjusted from 29-42 degrees, but this new drawer can be adjusted down to -7 degrees. 


LG LRMDS3006S Full-Convert Drawer Controls


Smart Cooling Plus uses a linear compressor and dual evaporators to quickly respond to changes in humidity and temperature levels. PS: It's Wi-Fi enabled, too. If you want a ton of cool tech features, this is a great refrigerator to consider.



LG LRMDS3006S 4 Door French Door Refrigerator


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That concludes our reviews of some of the types of refrigerators with drawers on the market today! We hope this helped you figure out your options and decide if one of these models is right for you. Leave us a comment below - We'd love to hear from you!


Editor's Note: This blog was originally written in August of 2020 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.

Topics: Refrigerators, French Door


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