If your fridge is making funny noises or isn’t keeping things cool anymore, it’s probably time for an upgrade. Even if you’re not a techie, it’s worth considering smart fridges. They have tons of features that make daily life more convenient, like hands-free water dispensers and touchscreens you can use to look up recipes.
With so many smart fridges on the market, it can be difficult to find the right one for your budget and needs. To help you pick the perfect model, here are five of the best smart refrigerators of the year.
1. Samsung Four-Door Refrigerator With Family Hub
Our top pick is this four-door, WiFi enabled fridge from Samsung. It has a built-in touchscreen called the Family Hub that will quickly become the heart of your kitchen. It allows you to stream TV shows, browse the web, and look up recipes based on what’s in your fridge. The Family Hub also integrates with other Samsung smart appliances and can even send them cooking instructions. It’s compatible with Ring, Nest, and Alexa too, allowing you to monitor and control your entire home without leaving your kitchen.
Inside the fridge has ample space and adjustable shelves, which makes storing bulky items like milk jugs easier. There’s also a FlexZone drawer with four temperature settings and a movable divider to keep your food and drinks organized. If you want to purchase this top of the line fridge, you can get it on sale now for just $3,509.
2. LG InstaView Counter-Depth Refrigerator
Our second favorite smart fridge is this counter-depth model from LG. It has a glass panel that allows you to see inside without opening the door and letting cold air out. It’s equipped with a craft ice maker that makes round ice cubes and other fun shapes. The water dispenser can fit bottles of all sizes and dispense exact amounts of water down to the ounce.
This fridge is also compatible with the ThinQ app, Google Assistant, and Alexa, enabling you to operate it with voice control. Although it doesn’t have a touchscreen or integrate with Ring and Nest, it’s still a solid choice. If you’re interested in purchasing it, you can get it on sale now for $3,799 and save $600.
3. Dacor Professional Side-By-Side Refrigerator
This professional grade refrigerator from Dacor is packed with upgrades. It has a power cool function that can quickly lower the fridge’s temperature if you leave it open for too long. The soft-close stainless steel doors can be opened with just a push, which is useful when you’re carrying heavy shopping bags.
This fridge also features a powerful twin cooling system and humidity-controlled crispers to keep your food fresh for longer. It has a large capacity of 24 cubic feet, making it a perfect choice for big families. It’s even WiFi enabled and compatible with the Samsung SmartThings app, allowing you to receive updates about your fridge and control certain functions from your phone or smartwatch.
The only downside of this fridge is that it’s quite pricey at $7,999. So it may not be the right appliance for you if you’re on a tight budget.
4. Bosch French Door Refrigerator
If you’re looking for a fridge that’s a little easier on your wallet, check out this one from Bosch. It retails for $3,399, making it one of the most affordable smart refrigerators on the market. One feature we love is the advanced filtering system that removes food odors and ethylene, a gas that causes produce to spoil. This helps keep your food fresh for longer. You’ll also enjoy the internal water dispenser, which is tucked away inside the fridge to give the exterior a more streamlined look. The fridge even has a craft ice maker, customizable shelves, and space-saving door bins large enough to fit a gallon of milk.
Bosch’s French Door Refrigerator is WiFi enabled and compatible with the Home Connect app. It allows you to adjust your fridge’s temperature, lighting, and more using your phone, Fitbit, or Alexa-enabled device. The app can even run diagnostics and alert you if your fridge’s door is ajar so you don’t waste energy.
5. GE Profile French-Door Refrigerator
At $3,099, the GE Profile is a great budget option that doesn’t skimp on features. The built-in water dispenser has a convenient, hands-free autofill function. It detects how big your glass is and dispenses the perfect amount of water every time. There’s also an optional second ice maker, a drop-down tray in the door for extra storage, and a turbo cool setting to lower your fridge’s temperature fast.
As an added bonus, the GE Profile is WiFi enabled and compatible with the SmartHQ app. You can use it to control your fridge remotely from your phone and get important updates. For example, you’ll receive a notification if your fridge needs to be serviced or the doors are left open. SmartHQ also works with Alexa and Google Assistant so you can operate your fridge with voice control.
Next, update the rest of your kitchen!
Now that you’ve picked out a stunning new smart fridge, you may want to update the rest of the kitchen to match it. We’ve been building and remodeling homes in the Dallas area for over 50 years, so our kitchen remodeling experts would be happy to help you. You can also contact us today here to get a free estimate for your kitchen or other renovation project.
All prices are reflected from when this blog post written 10/21/2021.