French Door Refrigerator with a Black Finish

by Julie
(Washington)

I am looking for a french door style, water/ice in the door, black with a textured front finish. Is there such a refrigerator made? I don't like fingerprints!

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Feb 22, 2015
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I hope manufacturers read this
by: Anonymous

I too am in the market for a textured finish black French door frig. I won't buy new until they make it. I will keep my old white SxS.

Feb 16, 2015
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Textured black fridge
by: Anonymous

So glad others are zooming in on this issue!! I have a textured black s/s GE which I love but it is getting really old. Have been scrolling for days to find another; you are all SO,SO right about the manufactures! One can only hope they go down the tubes with their stainless steel and shiny black which shows everything! Hate to say this, but I suspect that all the designers are MEN!; women would never, ever think of what they are now putting out for their kitchens. Does anyone ever read these comments???

Dec 04, 2014
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black shiny amana refrigerator..scratched
by: Anonymous

my mom just bought an Amana s x s black shiny front doors....she wiped a smudge first day with kitchen towel...and it left small scratches....read book , says to use soft clths only..she has tried microfiber cloths..anything she has tried leaves scratches in finish....
is ther a polish or something that can be put on it?????

Jul 17, 2014
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Shiny Black Finish Looks Cheap
by: Anonymous

Not to mention, impossible to keep clean. I will opt for white textured if I can't find a black textured which is my preference.

Jul 13, 2014
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Why aren't they making textured fronts on fridges anymore??
by: Anonymous

I love my GE fridge's textured front but we have been looking for another as it is very basic. I am looking for a black one but even they are hard to find and they do not have textured fronts. They have textured sides...why not fronts! Not sure I will buy another until they do.

Dec 06, 2013
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Frig designers are nuts
by: Anonymous

I have a textured black french door refrigerator...I love it. I actually have to remember to wash it down...doesn't show anything!

I think the manufacturers are going to realize that consumers are not stupid...the new shiny black appliances are as bad as stainless steel for fingerprints...My fridge is 7 years old. I hope it lasts long enough for the manufacturers to come to their senses!

Mar 19, 2013
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Kenmore French Door Shiny Finish
by: Anonymous

My daughter might be upset w/me for posting, but she has this huge French door w/bottom pull out freezer. It's the shiny black finish as don't make a textured. The door has got so scratched by the handles from every day use and some scratches on the bottom, and not sure how that happened.

This happened almost immediately and I told her to contact store where bought, but she didn't. Am sure it's too late now. Has to be going on 2 years old.

Personally, I don't even like the shiny finish compared to my textured.

Dec 26, 2011
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Why isn't there a modern, textured black fridge?
by: Anonymous

Why, oh why, hasn't a manufacturer made a modern, textured black refrigerator?

Who wants shiny black, (like my microwave) that shows every finger print?

A nice bottom freezer fridge would be nice. Come on GE, LG, Samsung, etc....let's get on the ball. Not everyone wants a commercial style, (stainless steel) kitchen.

Aug 27, 2011
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GE has BLACK TEXTURED finish
by: Anonymous

Look into GE great rating - we just purchased 2 days ago and love it - french doors!

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Jul 06, 2011
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French door refrigerator with a black finish
by: Anonymous

Just purchased a Samsung, black, french door, counter depth refrigerator for almost $3,000.

Was told it was the top of the line. It arrived with scratches all over the ice dispenser area and some scratches on the both of the upper doors. The retailer is willing to replace the doors or let me trade for a stainless steel.

I am quite leery of the black finish since it arrived in such bad shape. Can't imagine what it will look like in a year or two.

The Mfgs. Rep has indicated it is very durable, of course! Yet, I just purchased a new dishwasher in black and have an older stove and microwave in black.

Wanted a textured black from the start but could not find. Most of these posts are older, has anyone recently found a textured refrigerator meeting these specifications?

Jan 26, 2011
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TEXTURED BLACK FRENCH
by: warma2@aol.com,

I checked them out as well, they are not textured refrigerators just a flat black color.

Jan 26, 2011
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I settled, but like my choice
by: Anonymous

The only fridge I could find with textured black doors in the size I wanted was from Amana.

I didn't like the interior as the plastic bins looked cheap/cheesy. I settled for the Samsung french door and honestly love it.

It is huge and just fits into the space (I actually could have gotten taller but forgot what I had measured). I have so many kids notices and pictures on the front of it that if I had fingerprints on it, no one would notice...

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Jan 26, 2011
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Okay, done deal
by: Anonymous

I ended up with a stainless LG refrigerator. I've had it since a little before Thanksgiving and I actually like it very much. The fingerprint issue is taken care of once a week, but then, I don't have small children living at home all the time anymore either.

Good luck all!

Jan 26, 2011
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Black Textured French Door Fridge
by: Anonymous

Hello,

This is just amazing. We are all looking for the same thing. I have been unsuccessful with Sears and Ferguson etc.

What is wrong with these manufacturers out there.

I am thankful to find advice and tips and listings. Thanks HeidiPro

However, I want the door ice and water as well.

Marie M.

Jul 20, 2010
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The difference...
by: HeidiPro

Here's the differences we could find:

YBB
Textured
17.4 cu. ft.
5 Door Bins (refrigerator)
3 Freezer Baskets

ZBB
Smooth
17.36 cu. ft.
4 Door Bins (refrigerator)
2 Freezer Baskets

Jul 20, 2010
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Sorry for the confusion...
by: HeidiPro

Julie,

I guess the biggest question I have here has more to do with why are you concerned about it not looking updated? Do you plan on selling your home in the near future? Or are you worried about what others coming into your home might think?

The reason why I am asking is YOU need to love your new refrigerator if you plan on using it for an extended period of time. If not then it is always a good idea to think toward what your perspective buyer might want.

As for the "faux" stainless finish, I've actually owned a refrigerator that was faux stainless and had it in a kitchen with other actual stainless appliances. The only way that I knew that it wasn't stainless was by looking at the other appliances which made it easier to tell.

I currently have a real stainless refrigerator and while I love the look of my new fridge it is a great deal more time to clean, harder to keep clean and I can't put pictures or magnets up on it which I do miss.

This is really a personal thing that you'll have to weigh based on how long you plan to live in this home. Though currently the trend really is toward a stainless look.

Jul 16, 2010
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what is the difference
by: Anonymous

between the GE PFSF5NFYBB and a PFSF5NFZBB (the difference being the Y vs. Z)?

Sorry, I'm very talkative tonight...

Jul 16, 2010
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I think I decided...
by: Anonymous

Sorry I didn't wait for any comments... my gut feeling is to go with what I like/want and to heck with what other people might think of my fridge.

I personally like the look of the textured front and a french door style is not dated even if someone might think the textured finish is.

Anyone with kids might agree that function far outweighs the fashion!

Jul 16, 2010
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does it need to match?
by: Anonymous

Me again... still looking for the ultimate fridge.

Question for you both... the house we're buying has a very dark (black mixed) granite kitchen countertop with light cabinets. The dishwasher, microwave and stove are all black. Would it look terrible to then throw in a stainless (faux?) fridge?

Very nervous that kind of investment would not look right and I couldn't change my mind...

Jul 14, 2010
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Something to consider...
by: HeidiPro

Julie,

I hear you across the board regarding it looking dated. If you are worried about the huge amount of maintenance then take a look at all of the faux stainless refrigerators out there.

They typically look stainless but don't fingerprint. Really much easier to maintain with the same kind of look.

Here's a page with more info on them: Stainless Steel Refrigerators

Jul 12, 2010
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Black French Door Refrigerator
by: Julie

Anonymous,

I haven't decided on one yet. I was told by a salesperson that the textured front may be considered "dated".

Not that I want to sell, but a refrigerator is a huge investment-our current one is 20 years old and still doing well-and I don't want to buy something that is "dated" when I know I'll have to live with it for 20-plus years. I watch "House Hunters" on television, and it's interesting to hear what buyers look for. Of course "updated" is stainless steel and the buyers are often really young with no experience with upkeeping this "new" stainless steel look.

I'm hoping textured black will quickly come into "fashion". :)

Please let me know if you find/have thoughts/ideas for me too.

Jul 10, 2010
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What was the decision
by: Anonymous

Julie,

Which one did you settle on? I am in the same boat as you - do NOT like the flat black - want the textured french door... and one that will fix nicely in a 36x72" space.

May 30, 2010
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Thank you...but..
by: Julie

But are they a "textured" finish? Many black finishes come in a glossy black, which is going to have the same problem as the stainless steel finish. Many black refrigerator specks say "black", then when you get the details, they are "smooth black" or "glossy black".

Thank you so much for your help!

May 30, 2010
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I don't like fingerprints either!
by: HeidiPro

Julie,

I can completely relate on the fingerprint front -- we moved into a place with all stainless appliances and I am forever wiping them off! I also miss being able to put magnets on it.

As for a french door refrigerator with a black finish, yes they definitely do still make them. We have reviewed a handful of them on our french door refrigerator reviews page. Check out the models in Amana, Maytag, KitchenAid and Whirlpool.

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