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The 5 Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Models for 2024

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Dec 22, 2023 11:00 AM
Jeff Allaire

The 5 Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Models for 2024 - MBF2258FEZ


If you’re shopping for a new bottom freezer refrigerator model, you might be curious about your options. Bottom freezer refrigerators flip the traditional top-freezer model upside down. You have easy access to the fridge without bending over, and the drawer-style freezer doesn’t require careful management to avoid spilling bags of frozen vegetables all over the floor! (Learn more about refrigerators in our refrigerator buying guide!)

In this article, we review the best bottom freezer refrigerator models for 2024 from Maytag, LG, GE, Haier, and Whirlpool to help you decide on a new fridge. If you're interested specifically in the largest models available, check out our review of the largest bottom freezer refrigerators of the year! Since most people will interact with their home refrigerator daily, choosing a model you love is extra important!

Compared to your old refrigerator, common upgrades you’ll see in new refrigerators are LED lighting, Energy Star certifications, factory-installed ice makers, more storage options, smart apps, and other tech-friendly features.

Bottom freezers can be a great option since they are...

  • Cheaper than French doors

  • Available in narrower widths than side by sides

  • Have a ton of door storage space

The only downsides are that there are fewer model options available overall and that you generally won't find bottom freezer refrigerators with water dispensers. 

(PS: Keep an eye out for holiday sales and package deals, and you might be able to snag one of these models for 20% or more off of the MSRP!)


Table of Contents

  1. Maytag MBF2258FEZ
  2. LG LRDCS2603S
  4. Haier HRB15N3BGS*
  5. Whirlpool WRB322DMBM

Models marked with a * are narrow 30" wide models. All other models are 33" wide.






1. Maytag MBF2258FEZ - 22 cu ft - $1,999

Starting off our review of the top five best bottom freezer refrigerator choices for 2024 is the Maytag MBF2258FEZ, available in fingerprint-resistant stainless steel only at $1,999. This 33" wide fridge has a 22 cubic foot capacity and a factory-installed ice maker in the freezer.

This Maytag bottom freezer refrigerator is designed and assembled in the USA, and it comes with a 10-year limited parts warranty on the compressor for your peace of mind. The 22 cubic foot capacity is ideal for families of four or five people, but may be overkill for smaller households. We love the restaurant-inspired industrial look of the bar handles!



  • Upfront, easy-to-use temperature controls

  • BrightSeries LED lighting

  • Automatic Defrost to reduce frost build-up

  • Energy Star rated

  • Two wire freezer baskets for organization

  • Multiple door bins, including four adjustable half-width bins to customize your setup for tall and short items

  • Adjustable spill-proof glass shelves



  • Width: 32.625"

  • Depth: 33.375"

  • Height: 70"


Click here to read over 260 real customer reviews of this product!


Maytag MBF2258FEZ - $1,999

Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Maytag MBF2258FEZ



2. LG LRDCS2603S - 25.5 cu ft - $1,799

Next up is the LG LRDCS2603S. It has a 25.5 cubic foot capacity packed into a 33" width (check out more of the largest bottom freezer refrigerators in our article). It comes in stainless steel at $1,799. This Energy Star rated product incorporates smart appliance features to fit in with the modern connected home. The Smart Diagnosis feature will make it easier to troubleshoot any issues.

On top of all that, you get a 10-year warranty on the linear compressor, plus five years parts and labor on the sealed system and one year parts and labor on the entire refrigerator. If you’re looking for an XL capacity model, this LG bottom freezer refrigerator is a great option to consider!



  • Smart Cooling® system to help quickly adapt to temperature fluctuations and provide even cooling to every part of the refrigerator

  • SmartDiagnosis system for quickly troubleshooting with the help of your smartphone

  • Bright, energy-efficient LED lighting

  • Adjustable spill-proof glass shelves, Glide N Serve pantry drawer

  • Energy Star rated - Most Efficient 2020

  • Five door bins

  • Two-tier organized freezer with factory-installed ice maker



  • Width: 32.75"

  • Depth: 29"

  • Height: 69.875"


Click here to read over 585 real customer reviews of this product!


LG LRDCS2603S - $1,799

LG LRDCS2603S Bottom Freezer Refrigerator-1



3. GE GDE21EMKES - 20.97 cu ft - $1,998

If you’re interested in fully revamping your kitchen with a unique matte finish, GE’s slate appliances might be for you! Not sure how slate measures up to stainless steel? Check out our article on the topic - Slate Appliances vs Stainless SteelThe GE GDE21EMKES, a 20.97 cubic foot bottom freezer refrigerator, is available in the eye-catching slate finish as well as fingerprint resistant stainless slate and stainless steel for $1,998. You can also go for a more traditional look with sleek black or white models for $1,898. 

This Energy Star rated 30" wide bottom freezer refrigerator comes with a one-year warranty for parts and labor. The slate finish is unique to GE appliances and a must-see if you’re interested in a luxe, earth-toned look for your kitchen. This model is a few inches deeper than many of the other options on our list, clocking in at 36.6" while many others are closer to 33-34", so that's something to consider if you prefer a fridge that's closer to counter depth.



  • Crisp, clear LED lighting

  • Upfront temperature controls with digital temperature display

  • Factory-installed ice maker with advanced water filtration

  • Adjustable shelving and cabinets, including a sliding snack drawer

  • Multi-level freezer drawer storage with two storage baskets

  • Energy Star rated

  • Turbo Cool setting to adapt to frequent door openings



  • Width: 29.75"

  • Depth: 36.625"

  • Height: 69.875"


Click here to read over 125 real customer reviews of this product!


GE GDE21EMKES - $1,998                 

Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerator GE GDE21EMKES



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4. Haeir HRB15N3BGS - 15 cu ft - $1,398

Our next top pick for the best refrigerators of 2024 is the Haier HRB15N3BGS, available in stainless steel at $1,398. It is second to the most affordable option on the list that comes with classic features, making it perfect for those who prefer less complicated models. However, it does not have smart features that are commonly found in refrigerators nowadays. On the bright side, it has good reviews! At less than 30" wide, this refrigerator provides 15 cubic feet of storage, which is narrower than the average capacity of bottom freezers in the market. This makes it suitable for narrow spaces. It also features LED lighting, which offers brighter visibility of food items with less energy consumption.

This model is equipped with Quick Cool and Quick Freeze functions, along with a Multi Zone Air Tower, to maintain a consistent temperature regardless of whether the food items are newly added or already frozen. Unlike most other refrigerators that measure around 70" in height, this model stands at 67.875". This makes it a great choice for installation spaces where cabinetry or other construction features limit the available height. In terms of organization, this refrigerator offers a 1 full-width crisper and a full-width gallon storage door bin, providing better storage options for your food items.

If you're looking for a refrigerator that keeps things simple but still provides your needs, this refrigerator from Haier is the perfect choice. It's especially great for chilling a bottle of white wine while maximizing storage space and efficiently managing the temperature.



  • LED Lighting

  • Quick Cool and Quick Freeze Functions

  • Full-Width Crisper and full-width gallon storage door bin

  • Temperature control via external capacitive touch

  • Reversible door hinge

  • Sabbath mode



  • Width: 27.625"

  • Depth: 26.625"

  • Height: 67.875"


Haier HRB15N3BGS - $1,398

Haier HRB15N3BGS Bottom Freezer Refrigerator



5. Whirlpool WRB322DMBM - 22 cu ft - $1,999                

Last, but certainly not least on our list, is the Whirlpool WRB322DMBM. It comes in black or white and also in stainless steel at $1,899 and black  stainless steel at $2,099. It’s Energy Star rated with an XL 22 cubic foot capacity and 33" width - designed to handle the needs of large households without amping up your electricity bill!

The adjustable glass shelves in the fresh food section are half-width so you can make room for taller items. Keeping all of your grocery items organized and within easy reach is a cinch with this extra-large bottom freezer refrigerator from Whirlpool. 



  • LED lighting

  • Spill-proof adjustable glass shelves

  • Factory-installed ice maker

  • Two freezer drawers to maximize storage space

  • Five adjustable door bins

  • Adaptive Defrost

  • FreshFlow Produce Preserver

  • Energy Star rated



  • Width: 32.625"

  • Depth: 33.375"

  • Height: 70"


Click here to read over 4,630 real customer reviews of this product!


Whirlpool WRB322DMBM - $1,999

Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerator WP WRB322DMBM



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Shopping for a new refrigerator in 2024 is an exciting experience thanks to all of the new features and options available. If you want to revamp your kitchen's look with restaurant-inspired bar handles, check out the Maytag model (#1 on our list). The largest model on our list tops out at 25.5 cubic feet and 33 inches wide - check out the LG model (#2) if you want to maximize your capacity! 

We hope you enjoyed this review of the best bottom freezer refrigerator models. Let us know which model you end up with. We’d love to hear from you!


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

Topics: Refrigerators, Bottom Freezers, Best Refrigerators

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