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The 7 Best French Door Refrigerator Models for 2019

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Apr 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM
Jeff Allaire

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The French door refrigerator flips the traditional top freezer model and makes the refrigerator into a two-door design. The result? Tons of usable shelf space, less area needed for the doors to swing open than a single-door refrigerator, lots of door bins, and a lot of features… but that’s far from all of it! You get wider shelves than a side-by-side refrigerator and easier access to refrigerated items without bending over like with a top freezer model. (For more info on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide!)

If you’re planning on upgrading your refrigerator for 2019 and are considering a French door model, we’ve compiled a list of seven of the best French door refrigerator models new for 2019. They’re high-tech and dressed to impress from the great household brands you know and love!

 

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1. GE GNE25JMKES - 24.7 cu ft - $1,899

Starting off our review of the best French door refrigerator options of 2019 is the GE GNE25JMKES, an Energy Star rated 24.7 cubic foot refrigerator available in GE’s exclusive slate color. Starting at $1,799 in black or white, and $1,899 in slate or stainless, this family-size fridge is a great combination of efficiency and helpful features!

With bright, energy-efficient LED lighting, you’ll never lose track of stray yogurt containers or other items in dim corners. A Quick Space shelf slides out of the way to make room for tall containers like wine bottles. The factory-installed icemaker and internal water dispenser provide a convenient source of filtered cold water. Plus, two humidity-controlled drawers keep produce fresh and an adjustable-temperature drawer lets you keep meats extra-cold or soften up cheeses.

The Turbo Cool setting is a great way to offset the loss of cool air due to opening and closing the refrigerator frequently, such as when preparing a meal or storing away groceries. A digital temperature display and up-front electronic temperature controls help you monitor your refrigerator with just a glance. Especially if you want to try out GE’s slate appliances, this French door refrigerator is a must-see!

 

Features:

  • 24.7 cu. ft.

  • Energy Star rated

  • LED lighting

  • Factory-installed icemaker and water dispenser

  • Turbo Cool setting - adds a burst of cold air to the interior after frequent openings

  • Two humidity-controlled drawers

  • One adjustable-temperature drawer

  • Adjustable door bins with gallon storage

 

Dimensions:

  • Width: 33"

  • Depth: 37.5"

  • Height: 69.875"

 

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GE GNE25JMKES - $1,899

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2. Frigidaire Professional FPBC2278UF - 21.6 cu ft - $3,399

Another model you should check out comes from Frigidaire's Professional line. The Frigidaire Professional line puts high-end appliances at your fingertips. One of the Pro line’s best French door refrigerator offerings is the FPBC2278UF, a 21.6 cubic foot refrigerator available in smudge-proof stainless steel at $3,399. This model is available in stainless steel only. This professionally-styled French door refrigerator is counter-depth at just 27.125’’ deep to fit in perfectly with your kitchen.

With the SpacePro shelving system, you’ll have quick access to your fresh ingredients thanks to humidity-controlled crisper bins, adjustable shelving and bins, and slide-under and flip-up shelves. Gallon-size door bins help you keep beverages and bottles within easy reach, and an adjustable divider in the freezer basket gives you even more organizational edge! This model also has a convenient ice and water dispenser on the exterior of the freezer door.

This Frigidaire Professional refrigerator brings some incredible organizational power to your kitchen in a gorgeous package. Dual icemakers and hanging can rack come in handy for entertaining, and the counter-depth design plus optional trim kit help maximize your kitchen space and style! Note that this model is not Energy Star rated.

 

Features:

  • 21.6 cu. ft.

  • Counter-depth design

  • LED lighting

  • Dual factory-installed icemakers plus water dispenser with PureSource Ultra II filtration

  • SpacePro shelving with can storage and more

  • Effortless Glide fully extending freezer drawers

  • Optional trim kit available for a built-in look

 

Dimensions:

  • Width: 36"

  • Depth: 27.125"

  • Height: 69.875"

 

Frigidaire FPBC2278UF - $3,399

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3. KitchenAid KRFC300ESS - 20 cu ft - $2,399

If you love the counter-depth look, one smaller and less expensive option than the Frigidaire Professional refrigerator review above is the KitchenAid KRFC300ESS. This 20 cubic foot refrigerator is available in premium black stainless for $2,499 as well as black, white, or stainless steel at $2,399. For more information on black stainless and other new appliance color options, check out our article on the topic!

This high-end French door refrigerator features KitchenAid’s professionally-inspired design and a range of helpful features. A produce preserver plus humidity-controlled crisper drawers help your fresh produce last longer. A full-width FreshChill pantry drawer is temperature-adjustable. Use this for storing raw meat at a colder temperature than the rest of the fridge, and more! The metal wine rack plus the automatic icemaker are the perfect complements to hosting a dinner party.

The many deluxe features and customizability of this refrigerator are what make it a premium choice for small to medium households. If you want a refrigerator that does a lot of the work for you, the ExtendFresh temperature management system and variety of adjustable features helps you get the most out of your food items.

 

Features:

  • 20 cu. ft.

  • Counter-depth design

  • Factory-installed automatic icemaker and interior water dispenser

  • Energy Star rated

  • LED lighting

  • Max Cool feature to automatically lower temperature when loading groceries and other tasks

  • ExtendFresh temperature management system

  • FreshChill full-width pantry drawer

  • Humidity-controlled crisper bins

  • Adjustable spill-proof glass shelves plus metal wine rack

 

Dimensions:

  • Width: 35.75"

  • Depth: 30.5"

  • Height: 70.125" 

 

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KitchenAid KRFC300ESS - $2,399

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4. LG LFXS26973S - 26 cu ft - $2,449

Our next review for our list of the best French door refrigerator choices of 2019 is the LG LFXS26973S, a 26 cubic foot capacity refrigerator available in PrintProof stainless steel at $2,449 and black stainless steel at $2,649. It has a large capacity but still incorporates space-saving features like the Slim SpacePlus Ice System. 

Two humidity-controlled crisper drawers, a Glide N' Serve full-width pantry drawer, and two adjustable gallon-sized door bins provide you with plenty of space to work with. The LG Smart Cooling system uses the linear compressor to respond quickly to temperature fluctuations with strategically placed vents that provide cool air from every angle.

The Smart ThinQ technology integrated into this LG refrigerator helps make your life easier and is a great choice for people who want responsive appliances. Bonus: it comes with a warranty of one year parts and labor, five years parts and labor on the sealed system and compressor, and five years after that parts only on the linear compressor.

 

Features:

  • 26 cu. ft.

  • Factory-installed Slim SpacePlus Tall icemaker and water dispenser

  • Smart ThinQ - Wifi-enabled with voice control and Smart Diagnosis

  • LED lighting

  • Energy Star rated

  • Smart Cooling System

  • Adjustable door bins and shelving

 

Dimensions:

  • Width: 35.75"

  • Depth: 34.875"

  • Height: 69.75"

  

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LG LFXS26973S - $2,449

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5. Samsung RF28K9380SR - 28 cu ft - $3,799

If you need a huge capacity, the Samsung RF28K9380SR may be the best French door refrigerator for you and your household! With a staggering 28 cubic foot capacity, it’s one of the largest refrigerators on the market and an amazing option for a 2019 kitchen upgrade. It’s even Energy Star rated! It's available in fingerprint resistant stainless steel at $3,799 or fingerprint resistant black stainless steel at $3,999.

The Food ShowCase door-in-door design provides an outer door in one of the refrigerator’s door panels to store commonly accessed items like beverages and snacks without losing cool air from the main refrigerator space. Next up is the FlexZone-style freezer with a split design that allows you to convert one half into more refrigerator space.

This refrigerator has so many features that it’s hard to cover them all! It’s also covered by a warranty of one year parts and labor, five years parts and labor on the sealed system, and ten years on the digital inverter compressor. Tons of space, energy-efficiency, and so much flexibility - what’s not to love?

 

Features:

  • 28 cu. ft.

  • LED lighting

  • Space-saving Ice Master icemaker design and additional icemaker in the freezer, plus water dispenser

  • Food ShowCase door-in-door for frequently accessed items

  • FlexZone freezer area can be converted to a refrigerator

  • Energy Star rated

  • Triple Cooling system targets the refrigerator and FlexZone freezer areas

  • Power Freeze and Power Cool

  • Tempered glass spill-proof adjustable shelves plus a wine rack

 

Dimensions:

  • Width: 35.75"

  • Depth: 34.25"

  • Height: 71.875"

 

Samsung RF28K9380SR - $3,799

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6. Maytag MFI2570FEZ - 25 cu ft - $2,299

If you are looking for an American-made French door model, Maytag could be a perfect choice. The Maytag MFI2570FEZ is a 25 cubic foot French door refrigerator available in fingerprint resistant stainless steel for $2,299 plus black or white at $2,199. It’s Energy Star Certified and has a lot to offer for medium to large households.

This fridge comes with the adjustable-temperature full-width drawer that’s popular with several other new 2019 refrigerator models. It also comes with humidity-controlled FreshLock crispers and adjustable shelves, including three adjustable gallon-size door bins.

Made in the USA, this refrigerator offers some great energy-efficient features to make it a durable and welcome presence in your kitchen for years to come. The extra temperature controls and responsiveness help your food last as long as possible. Plus, it comes with a ten-year warranty on the linear compressor that’s responsible for bringing you those responsive temperature adjustments!

 

Features:

  • 25 cu. ft.

  • BrightSeries LED lighting

  • Energy Star rated

  • Advance Foam Insulation for 99.99% lower global warming potential and better energy performance

  • Adjustable spill-proof glass shelves

  • Factory-installed icemaker and water dispenser

  • PowerCold quick-cooling feature

  • Temperature-controlled Wide ‘N Fresh full-width deli drawer

 

Dimensions:

  • Width: 36"

  • Depth: 35.25"

  • Height: 70.125"

 

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Maytag MFI2570FEZ - $2,299

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7. GE Cafe CFE28UP3MD1 - 27.8 cu ft - $3,729  

Last but certainly not least on our list of the best French door refrigerator models for 2019 is the CFE28UP3MD1 from the GE Cafe Series of professional-style appliances. Although impressively huge at 27.8 cubic feet, that’s far from all this refrigerator has to offer! Experience GE’s exclusive Matte Collection with a black matte finish and customizable handles. You can also try the GE Cafe CFE28UP2MS1 in stainless steel with customizable handles as well from their new Cafe Stainless Collection rollout.

Save counter space and get rid of your K-cup brewer - this refrigerator can brew hot beverages with its built-in Keurig K-cup brewing system! Click here to read more about GE's Keurig refrigerators. You can also dispense filtered water at four pre-set temperature settings from hot to cold or select a specific temperature of your choosing. You can even set how much dispenses at a time! The pullout tray also lets you fill tall or large containers with ease.

This model really takes the things you can do with your refrigerator to the next level! It has everything you want for food storage with the adjustable shelving and temperature features, but the dispenser options and wifi connectivity are what make it really stand out from other high-end French door refrigerators.

 

Features:

  • 27.8 cu. ft.

  • Energy Star rated

  • Integrated icemaker, water dispenser, and Keurig K-cup brewing system with advanced filtration

  • Adjustable glass shelving and bins

  • Showcase LED lighting

  • ADA compliant

  • TwinChill Evaporators - read more about the benefits of dual evaporators here

  • WiFi Connect - control your refrigerator with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or IFTTT!

  • Full-width temperature-controlled drawer

  • TurboCool setting and Frost Guard defrost

 

Dimensions:

  • Width: 35.75"

  • Depth: 36.25"

  • Height: 69.875"

 

GE Cafe CFE28UP3MD1 - $3,729

Best French Door Refrigerator of the Year - GE Cafe CFE28UP3MD1

 

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It can be hard to keep track of all of your options, especially with the many features available in these new French door refrigerators. If you’re looking for smart refrigerators, take a closer look at the LG model (#4), Samsung model (#5), or GE Cafe model (#7). Looking for XL refrigerators? The options on our list that are 25 cubic feet or more are #4, #5, #6, and #7. The Samsung model offers unique door in door technology and a split French door style, while GE leads in unique finishes and custom options.

We hope this helped you discover some amazing new options for the best French door refrigerators of 2019! Leave us a comment below - 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.

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