Best Stainless Steel Fridges Under $2,000 of 2018

By Reviewed Staff

If you're upgrading or outfitting a new kitchen, there's a good chance you're looking for stainless steel appliances. There's also a good chance you're experiencing a bit of sticker shock at how much stainless can cost.

Never fear: We've taken the time to rigorously test a huge variety of stainless steel and stainless-look refrigerators, and have confirmed that you don't need to take out a second mortgage just to update your kitchen. Our favorite right now is the Samsung RF260BEAESR (available at AppliancesConnection for $995.00).

Here are the best options for stainless steel fridges that cost less than $2,000.

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Updated August 08, 2018

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Samsung RF260BEAESR refrigerator Best Overall
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Samsung RF260BEAESR

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  • Best of Year 2017

Samsung RF260BEAESR

Best Overall

On sale, the Samsung RF260BEAESR can drop as low as $1,200. Even though it's affordable, this 25.5 cu. ft. French door fridge impressed us with a superb fit and finish, stellar food preservation, and a handful of useful features–including an internal ice maker. Our tests show it's also a great fridge, which is why we think it's one of the best values you can buy. If you're looking to remodel, check out this Samsung. Read full review.

Haier HRF15N3AGS

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  • Editors' Choice

Haier HRF15N3AGS

The Haier HRF15N3AGS is an unusual fridge. With four doors, a stainless-look finish, a 28-inch width, and counter depth design, it's a perfect fit for upscale apartments. But with sale prices dipping below $800, it's also one of the most affordable multi-door fridges we've ever tested. It cools and freezes well, and Haier's recent purchase of GE Appliances means you can find the HRF15N3AGS at most major retailers. Read full review.

Whirlpool WRT318FZDM

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Whirlpool WRT318FZDM

Affordable fridges are a dime a dozen, but the Whirlpool WRT318FZDB stands out. This 18 cu. ft. fridge often sells for less than $600 on sale, but still features solid glass shelves in the fridge and freezer, smooth-gliding drawers, and a movable deli bin. We measured great energy efficiency and stable temperatures in our tests, too. That's why we think this Whirlpool is the best affordable fridge you can buy. Read full review.

Samsung RT18M6215SG

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  • Best of Year 2017

Samsung RT18M6215SG

This 18-cubic foot refrigerator is nicely designed with a black stainless-steel exterior that doesn't show fingerprints readily. We appreciate its unique features including an innovative freezer that converts to more fridge space. 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, it's a better-than-average value. Read full review.

Kenmore Elite 79043

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Kenmore Elite 79043

It can be hard to find a single-door refrigerator with a freezer on the bottom. That's because they've mostly been replaced by 30-inch French door fridges, which cost the same and fit in the same space. But if you like the one-door look, the Kenmore Elite 79043 is the fridge for you. With its reversible door, 24 cu. ft. of storage, and consistent temperatures over time, it's our pick for the best in a small class. Read full review.

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