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Top freezer refrigerators are the most common-looking refrigerator as they have a freezer compartment that sits on top of the fresh food compartment. Unlike bottom freezer refrigerators that have a pull-out freezer drawer, top freezer refrigerators do not. They are, of course, more convenient than freezerless refrigerators which only include fresh food compartments. Below are the pros and cons of a refrigerator with freezer on top plus the top seven trendy freezer refrigerators on the market today.
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Top freezer refrigerators may seem like a refrigerator design of the past but there are benefits to owning one. Like anything, there are also disadvantages. Below are the pros and cons of top freezer refrigerators.
✅Top freezers are less expensive to operate
✅Models tend to be less expensive to purchase
✅Freezer is easy to access (no bending)
✅Great for small kitchen spaces
❌Not as much freezer space
❌Only freezer shelves, no freezer drawer
❌Not as modern-looking
❌Might not include an ice maker
In reality, top freezer refrigerators continue to be a popular refrigerator choice, arguably only outdone by French door refrigerators. When you factor in energy savings, affordability, and availability, top freezer refrigerators offer many perks that outweigh their simple designs. Here are seven models that demonstrate that.
LG 20.2 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Top Freezer Refrigerator
For a reasonably price, this LG top freezer refrigerator can hold quite a bit of food and drinks compared to the other models on our list. A reversible door design lets homeowners choose which direction they prefer the door to open, allowing for more flexibility during installation. Bright lights illuminate the inside of the fridge so that items are easy to locate.
Digital Temperature Controls
With Digital Temperature Controls, homeowners can rest knowing their LG refrigerator is constantly monitoring temperature levels.
At just over 20 cubic feet of capacity, this stainless steel top freezer refrigerator provides enough food storage for a family of about four.
“I bought this about a month ago as we are downsizing into a small apt. After researching refrigerators for small places, we chose this unit. It was the largest for the space it uses and has plenty of refrigerator/freezer storage for us.”
“First off, it looks great. very nice stainless-steel front and the grey sides also look great. interior of fridge and freezer have ample space. ice maker fills quickly. the glass shelves and their adjustability are awesome.”
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Samsung 21.1 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Top Freezer Refrigerator
This Samsung Top Freezer Refrigerator model is ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among other top-mount freezer refrigerators. Not only does it include a reversible door, but it can also conveniently transition its compartment from fresh food to frozen when needed. Twin Cooling Plus™ makes sure that the freezer and fridge compartment temperatures are perfect for keeping food fresh or frozen.
This model is available in Black Stainless Steel and Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel.
Slide & Reach Pantry
This Samsung refrigerator features a modern slide-and-reach pantry for storing deli meat, cheese, and other thin foods.
With the FlexZone feature, homeowners can transition their freezer compartment to a fridge compartment if they need more fresh food space.
“Perfect temperatures are maintained in refrigerator and freezer compartments. The unit is very quiet. The glass shelf arrangement in the refrigerator is well lit providing good visibility of all stored items.”
“It is so quiet don't even know it's on. Keeps my milk cold and my frozen food frozen.”
Beko 13.5 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Counter Depth Top Freezer Refrigerator
If you’re looking for a quality refrigerator that will fit in a smaller kitchen space, this Beko top freezer refrigerator might be the perfect model for you. Although it has less fridge capacity than most of the fridges on our list, it still comes with innovative features like Active Blue Light Technology. Additionally, its counter depth design fits flush into cutouts for a built-in look that feels high-end.
Active Fresh Blue Light
With Active Fresh Blue Light, foods like fruits and vegetables are kept fresh for up to 30 percent more time. This feature mimics the natural lighting conditions for photosynthesis.
NeoFrost Dual Cooling Technology
This cooling technology monitors both the fresh food compartment (for stable humidity levels) and the freezer compartment (to keep it dry and frost-free).
“I love that there is a blue light in the drawer area...really helps you see everything without opening all the compartments.”
“Great price for a great price. Ice maker is a little slow, but otherwise a fine refrigerator.”
Frigidaire® 18.3 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Top Freezer Refrigerator
This Frigidaire top freezer refrigerator is perfect for families with small children and a smaller kitchen space. This model doesn’t take up as much room and it’s designed with auto-close doors, so you’ll never have a fridge or freezer door cracked open ever again. You’ll appreciate the EvenTemp Cooling System that circulates cold air equally throughout the interior, so every shelf level preserves food evenly.
No need to worry about someone leaving the refrigerator door open. With auto-close doors, both the fridge door and freezer door will always close shut.
Slim Ice Maker (optional)
This Frigidaire model holds a bit less than many of the fridges on our list, so it’s nice to know that a slim ice maker can be added to the freezer compartment without taking up too much space.
“I have had this fridge for the past month and am very pleased with how it looks and cools. It's very quiet and energy efficient. I especially like the huge door space and clear deli and crisper drawers.”
“Better temp controls, quieter and way more efficient than my 20+ year old Maytag was. Much better use of space with huge door bins.”
Whirlpool® 11.6 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel Counter Depth Top Freezer Refrigerator
Talk about a steal! This Whirlpool top freezer refrigerator is extremely affordable and provides some innovative features at a low cost. Homeowners can control the temperature of the freezer compartment and fresh food compartment, so it meets their liking. This model is available in Black, Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel, and White.
LED Interior Lighting
LED interior lighting beautifully illuminates the interior of the fridge so that foods and drinks can be easily seen.
The Adaptive Defrost feature monitors the freezer compartment so that it only runs a defrost cycle when it needs to.
“Super cute fridge, it's perfect for a small apartment. So far so good almost been 2 years.”
“We wanted a small refrigerator to store beverages and extra vegetables. Our new Whirlpool 11 cubic foot refer fit perfectly in the space we had and gives us the space we needed.”
Maytag® 20.51 Cu. Ft. Monochromatic Stainless Steel Top Freezer Refrigerator
This Maytag top freezer refrigerator has quite a bit of space for holding fresh food and freezer food. While there isn’t an automatic ice maker, there is space for one to be installed easily. This model comes in Black, Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel, and White.
The PowerCold feature makes sure the inside of your fridge and freezer maintains a constant temperature even when the doors are frequently being opened.
Brightseries™ LED Lighting
All foods and drinks are lit up nicely with the Brightseries LED lighting feature.
“Keeps everything nice and cold, runs quiet. Because it's a top freezer we find it to be more spacious than our old side by side.”
“I love the capacity which I'm able to store things. It keeps food at a temperature where it should be there's a lot of extra storage space.”
GE® 19.2 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel Top Freezer Refrigerator
This GE top freezer refrigerator is another reasonably-priced model that offers 19.2 cu. ft. of space, LED lighting, and a fingerprint-resistant stainless-steel exterior that resists smudges and handprints. We also enjoy the fingerprint resistant finish for easy cleanup, plus a high-gloss surface for a sleek presentation.
Adjustable Glass Freezer Shelves
Homeowners can move their freezer shelves around so that they can fit frozen pizzas and other large frozen foods inside.
Edge-to-Edge Glass Shelves
To fit even more fresh food and drinks in the fridge, this GE model features glass shelves that run edge-to-edge so that you can take advantage of more space.
“Nice garage unit. Not too big but offers plenty of room.”
“Like the size and useful space for our needs. Trusted brand and quality.”
Sure, top freezer refrigerators might not be the most stylish choice on the market, but they undeniably offer plenty of space and come at a discounted price compared to other fridge styles. Shoppers who want a simple food storage solution with intuitive controls are highly recommended to explore top freezer refrigerators.
We’re glad to show you the best of the best here at Don’s Appliances. Shop our stock online or visit one of our Pittsburgh appliance stores today to see the latest top freezer fridges on the market from leading brands.
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