Best refrigerators of 2012

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The refrigerator is the most common kitchen appliance — used to store our beverages, healthy snacks and tonight's dinner. See what we ranked as the best of 2012 and why. But be warned, this may make you want to trade in yours!



The KitchenAid French Door Refrigerator (Model: KFIS25XVMS, $2,099) provides ample amounts of storage at adjustable heights, making the food always visible. No more searching for what seems like hours for the frozen meat you put in there just last week. Cold cuts, cheeses, fruits and veggies all have their own storage bins with adjustable electronic temperatures. Bonus feature is an alarm alerting you if the doors are not fully closed.



If energy conservation is what you're looking for, look no further than the Maytag French Door Refrigerator (Model: MFF2258VEM, $1,799). This dual temperature zone fridge offers humidity-controlled FreshLock crispers, a glide-out drawer with SmoothClose tracks, and adjustable glass shelves for easy access and organization. With plenty of storage and the ability to fit into a 33-inch space, the Maytag is ideal for smaller kitchens and smaller families.



Recommended for larger families, the LG Super Capacity French Door Refrigerator (Model: LFS31925ST, $3,200) is the best. It comes in white, black or stainless steel and features a four-compartment crisper and Slim SpacePlus Ice System, meaning plenty of room is saved for leftovers and quick, frozen dinners. It has a three-tier organization freezer drawer and even contains a specific drawer for pizzas. Perfect!



For those looking for a side-by-side refrigerator, the Samsung 26 cu. ft. Side by Side Refrigerator (Model: RS261MDRS, $1,399) provides the most for your money. It's large, roomy and has a fantastic ice maker that never runs dry. It's an energy efficient fridge and the temperature can easily be adjusted with the external digital display system.

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The Whirlpool 25 cu. ft. 4-Door French Door Refrigerator (Model: GZ25FSRXYY, $2,499) is a fridge unlike any other. It's an Energy Star product, has SpillGuard glass shelves to prevent liquids from leaking downward, has an electronic touch-screen to control temperatures and even makes your choice of cubed or crushed ice. The double layer freezer drawer allows ample organization of your foods and easy access to snacks and drinks for the kids. It has a Measure Fill feature which dispenses the exact amount of water you need — be it ounces, liters or cups. Affordable, sleek and perfectly designed, the Whirlpool fridge is definitely something you should consider.


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Comments on "Best refrigerators of 2012"

Glenda January 08, 2013 | 6:34 AM

This was very helpful. I purchased a Kenmore when my kids were small and it still works great. ( Had to replace the icemaker once in 20 years.) I'm ready to upgrade though and I see Kenmore isn't even listed. Maybe things have changed. I received a Singer sewing machine for my first Christmas with my husband and when I went to upgrade it last year they said the old Singer's were good but not anymore. I purchased a Brother NX800 and it's amazing. Hopefully it last. My Singer still works good just doesn't have all the fancy stitching. Anyway looks like I'm getting a Maytag or a Whirlpool. Have to actually go in and look at them. Thanks,

Emily November 05, 2012 | 9:38 AM

All of these fridges look amazing! I take food and cooking very seriously so I need a good, solid refrigerator. I really like how these models are designed with compartmentalization foremost in mind. The individual storage bins with adjustable temperature on the KitchenAid model really looks like something I could use. Thanks!

Kendra October 29, 2012 | 4:26 PM

These all look great!! I'm in the market for a new fridge, this was very helpful. Thank you!

Leslie October 28, 2012 | 12:13 PM

The Whirlpool refrigerator looks amazing!! I don't even need a new fridge, but I'd love to upgrade to this one someday soon!

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