Best Side-by-Side Fridges of 2018

By Reviewed Staff

Shopping for a fridge? You may be surprised to find how many different varieties there are. Arguments can be made for every type, but here's why a side-by-side might be a great idea: These models save space while putting both frozen and fresh food at eye level. Many feature through-the-door ice and water, and they often come in counter-depth configurations.

But knowing what type of fridge you want only gets you so far. Lucky for you, we've put enough side-by-side fridges through our labs to find out what separates the merely good from the truly great. If you're looking for a side-by-side and want the best of the best, look no further. Our current favorite is the Samsung RH29H9000SR (available at AppliancesConnection for $2,695.10).

Here are our best lab-tested side-by-side fridges available today.

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Updated September 26, 2018

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Samsung RH29H9000SR Best Overall
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Samsung RH29H9000SR

  • Best of Year 2014

Samsung RH29H9000SR

Best Overall

Side-by-side fridges might not be as popular as French door models, but we think the stainless steel Samsung RH29H9000SR is still worth a look. A unique full-length Food Showcase door-in-door storage compartment makes for easy organization, and a sleek exterior blends with either a traditional or modern kitchen. Best of all, the freezer stayed below 0ºF during our tests, so you won't have to worry about freezer burn. Read full review.

LG LSXS26366S

  • Editors' Choice

LG LSXS26366S

The LG LSXS26366S side-by-side refrigerator is a sleek alternative to a French door fridge. It has upscale stainless style, three doors, and a door-in-door compartment that allows quick access to drinks and snacks. We like the way this refrigerator keeps temperatures consistent, so food stays fresh and safe. It’s not the least expensive side-by-side, but its excellent performance and features make it worth the price.
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Samsung RH25H5611SR

  • Editors' Choice

Samsung RH25H5611SR

Like all Samsung Food Showcase fridges, the RH25H5611SR has a hidden compartment for easy access to condiments and drinks. This 25 cu. ft. side-by-side fridge makes the most of its storage space, but will still fit in most kitchens. In addition to its dimensions, we like its stainless exterior and the bright LED lighting inside. And our tests proved that this Samsung is good at preserving fresh and frozen foods, too. Read full review.

Whirlpool WRS975SIDM

Whirlpool WRS975SIDM

The Whirlpool WRS975SIDM side-by-side fridge isn't cheap, but we like how constant it keeps temperatures in the fridge and freezer over time—good news for fresh greens and frozen steaks. It has 25 cu. ft. of storage space that's organized in a straightforward layout, and its exterior dimensions will fit in most kitchens. A four-bottle wine rack that hangs from a glass shelf inside the fridge is a nice perk, too. Read full review.

Kenmore 41173

Where To Buy

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Kenmore 41173

The Kenmore 41173 is a side-by-side model that keeps more of your food at eye level, and unlike most side-by-sides, it has room in the freezer for frozen pizza. Read full review.

Kenmore Elite 51773

Kenmore Elite 51773

The Kenmore Elite 51773 has an attractive design that adds class to any kitchen, and does so for under $1,500 on sale. We dig the stainless steel exterior and modern handles, while the door-mounted ice maker and water dispenser gets cool blue lighting and symbols. Inside, you'll find a matching silver trim and convenient gallon shelves. Overall cooling performance is good too, with a chilly freezer and superb crisper. Read full review.

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