We found more recommendations in our sources for French-door refrigerators than for any other type. They are the best overall performers in professional tests, and users love their convenient layout, useful features and stylish looks. One particular standout is the LG LFX31925SW (Est. $2,450) , a massive 31-cubic-foot fridge sold in black, white and stainless steel. Despite its size, this Energy Star fridge earns high marks for energy efficiency in professional tests, and it also excels at maintaining an even temperature. It's very quiet and loaded with convenience features, including touchpad controls, split shelves for storing taller items, and an external ice and water dispenser. However, testers at Reviewed.com docked it points in their review because the freezer section doesn't circulate cold air as well as some other models.
We found more than 600 unique reviews for the LG LFX31925SW at retail sites, most of them enthusiastic. Owners rave about its stylish design, sturdy construction and well-organized storage space. Many reviews specifically mention the abundant door storage and the fact that the freezer compartment can accommodate a full-sized pizza box. The complaints we saw about this refrigerator mostly involve reliability. The ice maker is the most common weak spot, but problems with the compressor also show up in reviews, and some owners report multiple breakdowns in a short time period. LG's service department also gets a big thumbs-down from reviewers. Owners report waiting weeks for needed repairs and receiving rude treatment from customer service reps.
The GE Profile PFE29PSDSS (Est. $2,700) does not have as many recommendations as the LG, but the reviews we did find for it are more overwhelmingly positive. Reviewed.com awards it a perfect 10 points out of 10, saying it outperforms every other refrigerator they've ever tested. At 28.6 cubic feet, it's not quite as large as the LG, but reviewer Matthew Zahnzinger says it has "plenty of space," along with superb scores for temperature control, moisture retention and energy efficiency. Zahnzinger also praises the GE Profile's sleek stainless-steel finish and LED lighting. The refrigerator's only weak point is that its freezer takes about an hour and a half to bring fresh food down to freezing temperature, which might damage its texture somewhat.
We found more than 200 user-written reviews for the GE Profile at retail sites, most of them picked up from the GE website. Owners love the refrigerator's looks, capacity, organization and features. They're especially enthusiastic about the water dispenser, which includes a filter and an auto-fill feature that lets you set a container down to fill rather than holding it in place. However, we did see some complaints that the ice maker is too small and tends to dump ice on the floor. Another problem is the fridge's noise level. Several owners say the fan seems to run constantly; some describe the noise as just a minor hum, but others say they can hear it all over the house.