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Choosing a French Door Style Refrigerator

French Door Refrigerators - This style has become increasingly popular in the last few years. The freezer is a drawer at the bottom and the refrigerator is in the upper half. Two doors, with the handles at the center of the appliance, open outward. This allows for a wide storage area, like the standard freezer on top or bottom style refrigerator.

The advantages of this refrigerator are similar to the bottom-freezer model. The cold storage is at eye level, making it easier to find and reach items without stooping over. The storage area allows large items to fit, unlike some side-by-side models. Because of its popularity, another advantage is a large selection from a wide variety of manufacturers and price ranges. The two doors are less likely to interfere with kitchen traffic than the single wide door of other styles. There are more models that offer both ice and water service through the door than on freezer over or under refrigerator models.

Disadvantages include the minimum price is higher than standard freezer over or under the fridge and side-by-side models. The fresh food section may be difficult for young children to reach or use. Also, freezer drawers sometimes make finding items in the drawer difficult as new items get stacked on top of older items.

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

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French Door Style Manufacturers Refrigerators by Type Major Retailers

Aga $ not available
Amana $1,599 - $2,099
Bosch $7,949 - $8,149
Dacor $ not available
Electrolux $2,699 - $3,699
Fisher & Paykel $ not available
General Electric $1,429 - $3,629
KitchenAid $1,999 - $3,299
LG $1,299 - $3,499
Maytag $1,499 - $2,799
Monogram $ not available
Samsung $1,099 - $3,099
Viking $ not available
Whirlpool $1,699 - $2,899
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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List includes major manufacturers. List may change as manufacturers change their product line.
*All prices are MSRP **Price is estimated

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