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Choosing a Freezer on Bottom Style Refrigerator

Freezer on Bottom Refrigerators - This style switches up the old standard by putting the freezer on the bottom of the fridge. The chief advantage of this configuration is that the refrigerator is at eye level and doesn't require you to lean over to see or grab an item. Since you spend more time using the fridge than the freezer, this change makes sense. Another advantage of this layout is that the freezer is a drawer. Pulling out the drawer allows you an overhead view and access to the contents.

The freezer drawer usually has either sliding baskets to help with organization, or a second drawer that is accessible after the main drawer is opened. In either case the organizational features improve upon a single a drawer that everything just gets stacked in on top of everything else. Compared to a standard upper freezer, with or without a shelf, many people find the freezer drawer more useful.

A potential disadvantage is that the higher refrigerator section might be difficult for children to reach. Because children might have more interest in snacks and drinks from the refrigerator, this bears consideration if you have smaller children.

The entry price of this style refrigerator is higher than the freezer on top model, but beyond that point they run roughly equal in price on a model with comparable capacity and features.

The manufacturer list below reflects those companies known to produce freezer on bottom style refrigerators and lists their MSRP range at the time of writing or recent update.

For a list of manufacturers who offer a freezer on bottom model refrigerator, see below.

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Bottom Freezer Refrigerators by Manufacturer
Refrigerators by Type Major Retailers

Amana $949 - $1,499

Dacor $3,080 - $3,080

Fisher & Paykel $1,429 - $1,869

Gaggenau $ not available

General Electric $989 - $2,199

Jenn-Air $2,799**

Kenmore $807 - $1,529

KitchenAid $1,799 - $2,599

LG $949 - $1,499

Maytag $1,249 - $1,799

Miele $ not available

Monogram $ not available

Samsung $899 - $1,399

Thermador $ not available

Viking $ not available

Whirlpool $999 - $1,499

Counter depth $1,379 - $4,239
Built-in $5,719 - $13,489
Side-by-side $999 - $4,239
Freezer on top $388 - $2,199
Freezer on bottom $807 - $3,080
French door $1,099 - $8,199
Cabinet panel refrigerator $2,349 - $13,489
Refrigerated Drawers $2,099 - $3,399
Compact fridge $89 - $324
Beverage center $159 - $2,059
Wine storage $349 - $6,995
Outdoor fridge
Professional Style $1,399 - $13,489
Commercial $1,099 - $16,999

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