10 Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerators 2017

10 Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerators 2017

Choosing a new refrigerator isn’t like choosing other kitchen appliances. Sure, you can give a blender a try and replace it if it breaks or buy a few new plates if yours break without investing much money, but these larger appliances require much more research and thought before you hand over your money.

So, since you are looking for the best bottom freezer refrigerator, we wanted to present you with the top ten options in our easy-to-use guide.

When you have the top ten options in front of you and all of the info you need in order to choose the right unit, it makes shopping for one so much simpler!

Top 10 Bottom Freezer Refrigerators Table

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1. Bosch B11CB50SSS 500 12.5 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Counter Depth Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - Energy Star Single$$$$4.5
2. Whirlpool WRB322DMBM 21.9 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - Energy Star Single$4.3
3. LG LFC21776ST - 20.7 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator - Energy Star French$4.3
4. Summit : FFBF285SS 13.8 cu. ft. Counter-Depth Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator Stainless Steel w/o Ice Single$$$4.3
5. Fisher Paykel E522BRXU5 ActiveSmart™ Fridge - 17.6 cu. ft. Counter Depth Bottom Freezer Single$$$$4.2
6. Amana ABB1924BRM 18.5 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - Energy Star Single$4.2
7. Fisher Paykel E522BLX 17.6 cu ft Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator - Stainless Steel with Left Hinge Single$$$$4.2
8. Frigidaire FGHN2866PF 36" Gallery Series French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel French$4.2
9. Summit FFBF100W 24" Energy Star Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Single$$4.0
10. Danby 9.2 Cu. Ft. Bottom Mount Freezer- White Single$4.0

What Type of Doors Do You Prefer?

Refrigerators that have the freezer located on the bottom have two door styles available: French doors and single doors.

Which one is right for you?

  • French Doors. If you’ve never had French doors on your refrigerator, here are a few pros and cons to take into consideration in order to determine if this is the right style for your kitchen.
    • Pros
      Wider Shelves, Spacious
      Food Is Eye Level
      Larger Door Bins (and more of them)
      More Chill Drawers
      Food Is More Accessible
    • Cons
      Too Wide For Some Kitchens
      Usually Limited To A Freezer Drawer (not door)
      Hard To Organize The Freezer
  • Single. You can also find single door models with a bottom freezer. If the French door fridge is too wide, this might be a better fit.
    • Pros
      Food Is Eye Level
      Narrower (better for smaller kitchens)
      More Affordable Than French Door Refrigerators
    • Cons
      Door Can Bang Into Cabinets
      Slightly Less Storage Space

When Purchasing Online

While we understand that it is ideal to go into a retailer or specialty store in order to open the doors, pull out the drawers and get a feel for the overall quality, sometimes online shopping is so much more convenient!

Actually, we think it is quite important to see a refrigerator firsthand in order to get an idea of what it would be like in your home. Go, see, feel and test!

Once you have, come back home and hit the net to see how many hundreds of dollars you can save by purchasing online.

Here are some tips to help you find the best bottom freezer refrigerator when shopping online.

  • Look For Video Reviews. There are so many great resources online these days, especially on YouTube!

Use that to your advantage by plugging the make and model number into the search bar to see what you get. You’re bound to find plenty of useful live videos of people who have already purchased the product and their thoughts about it.

  • Installation Option. Unless you have the tools and the experience to do the installation yourself, we highly recommend that you add on the installation service to your order.

One reason for this is because sometimes the “delivery” service alone only requires that the deliveryman (or woman) drop the unit off in front of your home. Not to the door. Not up the steps. Not into the kitchen.

Curb side service and that’s it.

This is actually why many give a product poor ratings online. They knock off points not due to the actual performance and quality of the product itself but to the service and delivery experience.

Just something to remember as you shop!

  • Double Check Measurements. Make sure you double and even triple check the measurements in order to make sure a unit will fit in your kitchen.

Be sure to take into account the fact that it also needs to fit through your front door and any hallways in your home, as well.

Top 3 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Reviews

1. Bosch B11CB50SSS Counter Depth Bottom

Single doors on both the refrigerator and freezer
Dimensions: 78 7/8” H x 23 ½” W x 25 6/8” D

This particular unit is quite tall and one of the first things you’ll notice is the fact that the freezer has a door rather than a drawer.

Inside the freezer are three drawers, which help you keep the items separate and makes it easier than stacking and unstacking everything like you would in a deepfreeze or open space freezer.

Up top, we really liked that this unit is equipped with a wine rack and has more vertical storage space (which would be great if your kitchen has width limitations and can’t accommodate a wider fridge).

This is an Energy Star qualified unit and the estimated yearly cost depends, of course, on the cost of energy in your area and how often you open it. The temperature controls are awesome and so is the bright LED lighting system.

If you have the space and budget for a fridge like this, we highly recommend it!

2. Whirlpool WRB322DMBM Stainless Steel Bottom

Door on refrigerator with freezer drawer
Dimensions: 70” H x 32 5/8” W x 33 3/8” D

The next best bottom freezer refrigerator on our list is this one from Whirlpool.

For just a single door refrigerator, they sure offer quite a bit of space on the door thanks to the numerous bins (it’s almost like you have two doors in one) and there are plenty of shelves inside that are easy to adjust.

We also liked how the baskets in the freezer drawer were arranged and the FreshFlow Produce Preserver in the fridge portion definitely helps your veggies to last longer.

This is also an Energy Star qualified fridge but no info was given in regards to the average annual consumption cost.

If the previous model was too tall, too expensive and you prefer a freezer drawer, this is a great alternative!

3. LG LFC21776ST Counter Depth French Door

French door refrigerator with freezer drawer
Dimensions: 69 ¾” H x 35 ¾” W x 30” D

If you have the space and you love the idea of a French door fridge, this one from LG gets plenty of rave reviews. In terms of price and quality, it is ideal.

It features a four-compartment crisper system, the LG Smart Cooling system that is quick to react to sudden temperature changes (when you open the door) and plenty of storage space on the shelves and door bins.

It isn’t as wide as some of the other refrigerators but that is only because it is counter depth (which some of you prefer).

This is definitely one of the top French door units on our list!

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