As buying groceries in bulk becomes more popular, more consumers are looking for refrigerators with extra freezer space to hold it all. Although some people are turning to chest freezers or upright freezers to store their bulk buys, other people prefer to keep it all in one place. If you want a large refrigerator with the largest freezer you can find, you're in the right place: we'll discuss what to look for if you want a refrigerator with a big freezer.
For more info on choosing a new fridge, check out our refrigerator buying guide!
Which Refrigerator Types Offer the Largest Freezers?
If you're looking for refrigerators with larger freezers in general, check out side by side refrigerators since they tend to have a more even split (50-50) between the fresh food and frozen sections (click the link to see our reviews of the largest side by side models of the year). Typically, the ratio is about 60-40 refrigerator to freezer capacity. The larger the refrigerator is overall, the more freezer space it will have - but make sure to check the dimensions to see if it will fit in the space you have available! French door refrigerators offer the largest capacities on the market, followed by side by side models.
However, how the space is arranged is almost as important as the amount of space: one complaint about side by side refrigerators is that the narrow columns make it difficult to store larger items like frozen pizzas or large platters. If you're getting a larger model overall, this may not be as much of an issue.
Other factors to consider to maximize freezer space include:
Compact ice makers, ice makers in the fresh food compartment, or no ice maker at all
Adjustable storage dividers or shelving
Look into freezer organization methods, such as freezing food flat in a bag rather than in a container
Avoid counter depth models since the shallower depth means less overall capacity
If you really want to stock up on frozen goods, you may want to consider a chest or upright freezer to supplement your refrigerator's frozen food storage space.
Which Model of Refrigerator Has the Largest Freezer?
Drumroll, please... that honor belongs to LG if we're going by the sheer number of XL models they offer! LG is a leader in the XL refrigerator niche with about a dozen 30 cubic foot French door refrigerator models as of this writing. One of their most popular 30 cubic foot French door models is the LG LFXS30726S, pricing at $3,399. The fresh food section is 19.7 cubic feet while the freezer is 10.1 cubic feet.
Just looking at the fridge vs freezer space, you have close to a 50-50 ratio. Any refrigerator THIS big is going to have a lot of space in both sections!
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LG LFXS30726S - $3,399
You can save some money by choosing a side by side refrigerator, but this style maxes out at around 29 cubic feet and you have fewer options overall in the XL category. One option is the Samsung RH29H9000SR at $2,999, a 36" wide model with a 10.1 cubic foot capacity freezer. It's also a door in door refrigerator with a lot of other cool features, too!
Last but not least, GE offers a 28.4 cubic foot side by side model starting at $2,399, the GE Profile PSS28KSHSS, also with a 10.1 cubic foot capacity freezer. This 36" wide model doesn't come with as many premium features like the door-in-door option, so it is the cheapest option on our list.
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As you can see, many of these brands have a lot to offer in addition to the largest freezer capacity! LG offers some truly mammoth refrigerators with a lot of smart features.
If you want to explore more of the largest refrigerator models on the market, check out our blog series comparing different styles of XL refrigerators:
Largest Counter Depth Refrigerator Models - for more premium high-end models like this LG refrigerator
Largest Side by Side Refrigerators - for a different style entirely
Largest Top Freezer Refrigerators - for people who prefer the traditional top freezer style
- Largest French Door Refrigerators - for people who want the latest in refrigerator trends
Do you think the largest freezer on the market is big enough for your needs? Leave us a comment below - We'd love to hear from you!
Editor's Note: This blog was originally written in September of 2018 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.