Refrigerator Brands

The Most Popular and Top Rated Brands

How do you know which refrigerator brands are the best? After all, with some of the major Home Improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s and some of the electronics stores like Best Buy opening up their appliance divisions, the plethora of refrigerators on the market can seem completely overwhelming.

There are a lot of popular American freezer fridge manufacturers that make top rated refrigerators. But recently, foreign manufacturers like LG and Samsung have been dominating U.S. sales.

But there are a number of worthy U.S. brands to consider. We try to analyze each of the major brands and identify which models are likely to give you the longest life, best value for the dollar and most importantly, the greatest joy in ownership.

After all, if you hate your fridge, the only thing that helps is your diet!

Top 4 Most Popular Refrigerator Brands

Consumer Reports still reigns as the ultimate authority figure in quality assurance and consumer confidence and they are recommending more and more of these foreign brands.

We have found a number of brands you might not have at first considered that make some of the highest quality refrigerators on the market. So, to help you navigate your way through the maze of Refrigerator Manufacturers, we have narrowed down a few of the most popular brands (scroll down to see a list).

Those listed below have received high praise in consumer reviews, consumer ratings and customer satisfaction surveys and are the best refrigerator brands available today.

Top Rated Refrigerator Brands

If you know specifically which brand you are interested in, then click on any of the links in the list below. Otherwise scroll down to review them all.

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Amana Refrigerators

Amana has been in the fridge making business since 1934. Amana is now part of the Maytag (which itself is now Whirlpool) family.

The models Amana offers range from:

  1. Amana French Door Refrigerators

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  2. Amana side by side refrigerators

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  3. Amana Top Freezer Refrigerators

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  4. Amana Bottom Freezer Refrigerators

Amana also started making a number of popular French Door refrigerators and has some of the most popular models on the market as well as a number of top rated stainless steel refrigerators.

Amana has more best rated refrigerator models listed in the Consumer Reports refrigerator reviews than any other American brand.

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Frigidaire Refrigerators

Frigidaire Refrigerators are extremely popular. A division of Electrolux Appliances, Frigidaire Refrigerators are available in a number of popular styles.

Definitely a brand worth checking out if you are looking for a top freezer or a side by side, as those are the two kinds of fridges they make.

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GE - The General Electric Refrigerator

GE Refrigerators, or General Electric Refrigerators are definitely one of the most recognized and well respected refrigerator brands in the world. GE has been around a long time (dating back to 1876) and traces its roots to Thomas Edison.

The GE Refrigerator line is broken down into three lines:

  1. GE Refrigerators - is their basic line of refrigerators

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  2. GE Cafe - which offers a professional feel at home

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  3. GE Profile - has a very up to date feel with technologies to match.

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  4. The high end GE Monogram Refrigerators is a top notch refrigerator line which offers a very customized line of appliances.

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Kenmore Refrigerators

The Kenmore refrigerator brand is part of the Sears line of products, although many models are actually manufactured by Whirlpool.

Kenmore has been known for making high quality, reliable appliances for over 75 years. They offer a huge selection of fridges in various sizes and price ranges depending on the capacity and features you choose.

The Kenmore refrigerator models include the top or bottom freezer refrigerators, side-by-side refrigerators and even freezerless refrigerators.

Kenmore also offers a line of durable and affordable compact fridges as well and was rated one of the Best Refrigerator Manufacturers in our most recent online consumer poll.

Kenmore is one of the only refrigerator brands that offers a painted metal offering up more color choices than similarly priced models.

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KitchenAid Refrigerators

Like Subzero and Viking, KitchenAid has made a name for itself as a deluxe appliance.

In business since 1919, they started by making a line of mixers. Although they are known for their traditional free-standing fridges, KitchenAid is also popular with builders and contractors because they make an affordable line of high quality built-in, under counter, and drawer refrigerators.

One of the popular KitchenAid features are the preciseness of the humidity controlled produce drawers and temperature controlled meat pan drawer. KitchenAid prides itself on the fact that all of its appliance products are Energy Star certified.

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LG Refrigerators

LG Refrigerators made a splash in the U.S. Market with their fantastic French Door Refrigerators which come in 3 or 4 doors.

LG is affordable, attractive and one of the most popular brands available today. Check out their many affordable styles in stainless black and white:

  1. LG French Door Refrigerators

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  2. LG Bottom Freezer Refrigerators

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  3. LG Side by Side Refrigerators

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  4. LG Top Freezer Refrigerators

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    Norcold Refrigerators

    If you're more in the market for a refrigerator for your RV or boat than your home, then Norcold is definitely a brand to consider. They have truly mastered the Gas Absorption Refrigerator as well as the portable refrigerator/cooler. They have a wide variety of models to choose from and their reliability, durability and styling are top notch.

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    Samsung Refrigerators

    While Samsung is a newer brand to the US refrigerator market they are making their presence known. They offer more upscale type styles with a unique look that adds elegance.

    While they offer some more standard type models such as the French door, side by side and bottom freezer styles they make a completely different model than anyone else...the Four Door Refrigerator.

    So what is a 4 door refrigerator? Basically its a French door refrigerator (2 doors) with the refrigerator on top and a bottom freezer that also has 2 doors.

    That may not seem all too special but we haven't gotten to that yet. Enough anticipation? Alright here it is...the bottom two doors can be adjusted for temperature and humidity allowing you to use one or both as either a freezer or a refrigerator!

    The adaptability is really something unique. If you've ever looked into a freezerless refrigerator (all refrigerator no freezer) you know how expensive they are and this is one model worth looking at.

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    Whirlpool Refrigerators

    Whirlpool is one of the leading makers of refrigerators. And now having recently acquired Maytag (which owned Amana), it’s truly a dominating force in the appliance world.

    Whirlpool started selling home appliances back in 1911. Whirlpool offers top freezer or bottom freezer refrigerators, and a wide variety of side-by-side refrigerators. Like KitchenAid, all Whirlpool refrigerators are Energy Star certified, which means that they exceed the federally mandated energy saving specifications by at least 15%.

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