10 top-rated fridges Canadians can buy right now
Looking for a new refrigerator? These are our top picks.
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When you’re shopping for a fridge, a stroll through a home improvement store can be overwhelming. Surrounded by rows and rows of fridges that more or less look identical, it's easy to pick one at random—after all, they're just boxes that keep food cold, right?
Here at Reviewed, our experts have tested hundreds of French-door, side-by-side, bottom freezer, and top-freezer refrigerators in our labs—and some of them are definitely better than others.
Regardless of your budget and preferences, we have plenty of recommendations that will work in your kitchen. These are 10 of our favourite refrigerators available in Canada.
1. Frigidaire Gallery FG4H2272UF
The Frigidaire FG4H2272UF really has it all. In addition to easily maintaining cold temperatures during testing, this beautifully designed French door fridge has so many storage options that it'll blow your mind. While most counter-depth fridges make you feel as though you had to give up storage space so that its shallower profile will fit in with your cabinetry, the FG4H2272UF makes every cubic foot of space count.
Not only does it have adjustable-width sliding bins on the door, but the fridge itself has a retractable shelf, a pocket "snack zone" that lives just below the crisper (and allows easy access for the shorter humans in your life), and an entire fourth compartment that can be used as either additional fridge or freezer storage.
If your food storage needs vary greatly, or if you just want a fridge that preserves your food and looks good doing it, the Frigidaire FG4H2272UF is an easy choice to make.
Get the Frigidaire Gallery FG4H2272UF at Home Depot Canada
2. Bosch B36CD50SNS
A near-perfect performance is what the Bosch B36CD50SNS offers, so devotees of the high-end, German-engineered brand can now add this fridge to their top-tier kitchen layouts, alongside Bosch's excellent dishwashers. This French-door stunner aced all of our tests, maintaining unwavering temperatures in both the fridge and freezer. It also boasts useful features, like a through-the-door dispenser for ice and water, and smart connectivity that allows for remote operation and notifications. Despite a couple of inconsequential flaws—lack of a shelf spill capture, slightly less-than-average storage capacity—the B36CD50SNS is still one of our top-rated fridges of all time.
Get the Bosch B36CD50SNS at Best Buy Canada
3. Haier HRF15N3AGS
Do you love the look and functionality of French-door refrigerators but don't have space to actually fit one in your kitchen? We have just the fridge for you: the Haier HRF15N3AGS. This fridge with LED lighting is considerably narrower and shallower than most French-door fridges; while that means you'll be able to fit it in a smaller kitchen, that also means you'll be able to fit less food in the fridge in the first place.
Because it's compact, the fridge itself is pretty bare-bones. There's no ice maker or water dispenser, and the shelves aren't very adjustable. The cooling on this fridge is top-notch, though, and it easily maintained fridge and freezer temperatures of 37°F (3°C) and 0°F (-17°C) throughout our week of testing. If you don't need a lot of extra features and want to make the most of a relatively small kitchen, the Haier HRF15N3AGS compact French-door fridge is a great pick.
Get the Haier HRF15N3AGS at Best Buy Canada
4. KitchenAid KRFC704FBS
The KitchenAid KRFC704FBS french-door fridge is all about style. This fridge is definitely worth a look, from its black stainless finish to the wood and metal trim on the interior shelves and drawers.
Even better, it also has spot-on temperatures for food preservation, a retractable middle shelf that makes room for taller items, soft-close drawers, and a control panel above the ice/water dispenser that is easy to understand and operate. For those of you out there that have some extra cash on hand and who want something more interesting than white plastic inside your refrigerator, you'll love the KitchenAid KRFC704FBS.
Get the KitchenAid KRFC704FBS at Home Depot Canada
5. Bosch B36CT80SNS
Are precise temperatures worth putting up with a small freezer? If you answered, "yes," the Bosch’s 800 Series B36CT80SNS might be for you. It passed all of our tests with room to spare, maintaining cold, even temperatures in both the fridge and freezer. We also like its smart capabilities via Home Connect, crispers with customizable temperatures, and a fridge compartment with tons of storage.
The only downside? Its freezer, though well-organized, is small—almost half as big as you’d typically see on a French-door.
Get the Bosch B36CT80SNS at Home Depot Canada
6. Insignia NS-RTM18WH7
The Insignia NS–RTM18WH7 refrigerator has one big thing going for it: a low, low sale price, which means it's cheaper than almost any other full-size fridge you can buy.
The 18-cu.-ft. top-freezer had a tough time with some of our tests. Namely, it ran a little hot, with temperatures well above our preferred value of 37°F. Bumping the temperature down to the lowest setting will ensure that your food is being safely preserved. On the other hand, this fridge was one of the most efficient fridges (in terms of electricity usage) that's ever come through our labs. There's also plenty of storage space, with no hidden extras (like water filters or air filters) to take up valuable real estate that you need for a pizza box or a large roast. Long story short, we think the Insignia NS-RTM18WH7 is worth a look if you need a second fridge, or if your budget is tight.
Get the Insignia NS-RTM18WH7 at Best Buy Canada
7. Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ
It's hard to complain about the Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ. This French-door refrigerator looks sleek, features ice and water dispensers, has a temperature-controlled exterior drawer, and it maintains cool and stable temperatures.
Though it’s not the biggest French door we’ve tested, it should have plenty of room for most users—just maybe consider another option if storage space is your primary concern. Otherwise, This is just a really solid fridge: It has the key features and great performance. As long as you’re not specifically in the market for a fridge that's loaded up with the latest smart tech, this Whirlpool will almost certainly suit your needs.
Get the Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ at Home Depot Canada
8. Whirlpool WRV986FDEM
If you want tons of storage options in your next refrigerator, look no further than the Whirlpool WRV986FDEM french door refrigerator. With its three crisper drawers, recessed snack compartments, and two separate temperature-controlled drawers, you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to storing more delicate foods, or foods that you want kids to be able to access more readily. The through-door water and ice maker makes filling up water bottles a breeze.
While both the fridge and the freezer run a bit warm, you can easily bump the temperature down on the display panel. Because the crispers in the fridge cavity are not sealed, they tend to lose moisture quickly; however, you can definitely store any more finicky fruits and veggies in the extra independently-operated temperature drawers. For a refrigerator with a unique configuration and lots of useful nooks and crannies, you'll love the Whirlpool WRV986FDEM.
Get the Whirlpool WRV986FDEM at Lowes Canada
9. Frigidaire Professional PRMC2285AF
With its boxy look both outside the Frigidaire Pro PRMC2285AF as an obvious choice for industrial design-minded consumers with money to spend. Sure, it's pricey, but this counter-depth French-door refrigerator can accommodate any storage needs with customizable, expandable bins, a flip shelf, and a custom-temperature flex drawer.
While we always appreciate organizational features like these, we especially do so here because they allow us to make the most of the PRMC2285AF’s relatively small capacity.
The fridge performs accurately and above average when it comes to cooling, offering steady temps—except in the freezer, which can be inconsistent. Overall, the PRMC2285AF is worth checking out if it fits your budget.
Get the Frigidaire Professional PRMC2285AF at Home Depot Canada
10. Samsung RT18M6215SG
The Samsung RT18M6215SG is truly a unique top-freezer refrigerator. This 18-cubic foot fridge has a sleek black stainless-steel exterior and temperatures that are spot-on for food preservation. Surprisingly, the most boring part of a typical refrigerator—the freezer— is where this fridge is truly innovative.
The freezer can either be a normal freezer or, with a few button presses, you can convert it into a second refrigerator zone. This could be a great choice for a small kitchen, a vacation home, or a garage or basement refrigerator. We think that with its versatility and good looks, the Samsung RT18M6215SG a better-than-average value.
Get the Samsung RT18M6215SG at Home Depot Canada
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