With technology evolving by leaps and bounds, the day is finally here when your refrigerator can make your life infinitely easier, all thanks to the integration of smart, new technology into this good, old appliance. The result is a smart refrigerator capable of various ingenious features that can make your old fridge pale in comparison. If this intrigues you, read on to discover the 10 best models of smart refrigerators on the market.

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about smart refrigerators:

1. WHAT IS A SMART REFRIGERATOR?

2. WHAT ADDED FEATURES DOES A SMART REFRIGERATOR OFFER?

3. HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST MODEL?

4. WHERE CAN YOU BUY THESE REFRIGERATORS?

HOW WE REVIEWED

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We looked up the many models of smart refrigerators currently available to identify which ones are more functional and efficient than others. Depending on various factors like their durability, their individual characteristics and capabilities, the technology they use and the value they offer, we selected what we feel are the top 10 refrigerators and compared them in this article for you by comparing their features, benefits, drawbacks, prices and warranties.


OVERALL PRICE RANGE OF SMART REFRIGERATORS

The prices of smart refrigerators can range from as low as $1,500 to as high as $4,000. As in most cases, the higher-priced models offer more useful features and possibly more storage than lower-priced refrigerators. Most moderately priced refrigerators have all the essential features needed to make your life easy. You can pick the one that meets all your requirements and simultaneously fits your budget.

WHAT WE REVIEWED

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  • LG LFXC24796D Door-in-Door Smart Refrigerator
  • GE PFE28PBLTS Profile Smart French Door Refrigerator
  • Samsung RF265BEAESG Family Hub Smart Refrigerator
  • Kenmore Smart 75043  French Door Refrigerator
  • GE Cafe CFE28UELDS Smart French Door Refrigerator
  • Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ 4-Door French Door Refrigerator
  • Samsung RF28JBEDBSG French Door Refrigerator
  • GE PFE28KMKES Profile Slate French Door Refrigerator
  • LG LFXS30766S French Door Smart Refrigerator
  • ​​Samsung RF22K9581SG SMART REFRIGERATOR

LG LFXC24796D Door-in-Door Smart Refrigerator


LG LFXC24796D/LFXC24796D/LFXC24796D 23.5 Cu. Ft. Black Stainless...
  • Total (cu. Ft.): 23.5 / Fridge: 15.6 / Freezer: 7.9
  • Counter-Depth
  • Door-in-Door And InstaView Window

FEATURES

With a glass panel through which you can view its contents and a door-in-door design that provides easier access and organization, this LG smart refrigerator can be operated and troubleshooted remotely. Its fresh air filter deodorizes its interior for up to 6 months. And, it includes smart cooling technology, a smart-pull freezer, and a Wi-Fi smart grid feature.

Pros

  • Premium LED lighting in the freezer and fresh food compartments
  • Freezer has a smart-pull handle, making it easier to open and close
  • Includes two gallon-sized bins for more convenient storage

Cons

  • Doors don't open wide enough, making it tough to remove drawers and shelves
  • Many users have reported that the customer service is less than satisfactory
  • WHERE TO BUY
  • WARRANTY

This refrigerator comes with a 1-year warranty on parts and labor, a 7-year warranty on the sealed system and a 10-year warranty on the linear compressor.

GE PFE28PBLTS PROFILE SMART FRENCH DOOR REFRIGERATOR

GE Profile PFE28PBLTS 36 Inch Smart French Door Refrigerator with 27.8...
  • 27.8 Cu. Ft. Capacity
  • Keurig K-Cup Brewing System
  • WiFi Connect

FEATURES

Equipped with the Keurig K-Cup brewing system, this smart refrigerator is capable of hot water scheduling and advanced water filtration. It's also supported by turbo cool technology that keeps the interior cool -- even when the door is opened frequently. The fridge comes with TwinChill evaporators and a seamless stainless-steel dispenser.

Pros

  • Wireless control possible using GE kitchen app or a voice-command device
  • Includes 3 storage freezer baskets for more organization
  • Showcase LED lighting under the fresh food doors

Cons

  • Reportedly has a tendency to buzz
  • Layout isn't well thought out, and the doors need to be manually shut each time
  • WHERE TO BUY
  • WARRANTY

SAMSUNG RF265BEAESG FAMILY HUB SMART REFRIGERATOR

Samsung Black Stainless 24 Cu Ft Family Hub French Door Refrigerator...
  • Total (cu. Ft.): 24.2 / Fridge: 16.2 / Freezer: 8.0
  • Family Hub Helps You Manage Your Home And Your Life
  • Twin Cooling Plus / CoolSelect Pantry / FlexZone Drawer

FEATURES

This smart refrigerator has advanced technology that lets you display photos on the Family Hub, view the interior of the refrigerator using the photos captured by the 3 built-in digital cameras, and play music you love from a personalized radio option. It also delivers weather forecasts and brief headlines from the morning's news.

Pros

  • Fingerprint-resistant finish ensures surface remains smooth and clean-looking
  • Freezer drawer automatically slides out for easy access
  • It notifies you when the foods stored inside are close to or have already expired

Cons

  • Limited choice of apps
  • Ice-maker is mostly ineffective and doesn't deliver as promised
  • WHERE TO BUY
  • WARRANTY

​Kenmore 73115 FRENCH DOOR REFRIGERATOR

Kenmore 73115 French Door Smart Refrigerator, 27.7 cu. ft. in...
  • Item includes room of choice delivery, unboxing, item hook-up and free optional haul-away at checkout
  • Connect with the Kenmore Smart App and Amazon Alexa voice commands to activate Accela Ice rapid ice making system, monitor and adjust temperature, receive open door alert, set up automatic filter replacement through Amazon Dash Replenishment, remote support, and more.
  • 27.7 cu. ft. capacity with dual freezer drawers is designed for large families, weekend parties, and life’s celebrations with loads of premium, flexible storage making loading and unloading groceries a breeze.

FEATURES

With added advantages like delivery to the room of your choice, unboxing, item hook-up and free haul-away at checkout, you also get remote control capabilities with the Kenmore Smart technology when you choose this smart refrigerator. The app allows you to control the functions of the refrigerator remotely with Amazon's Alexa voice commands, receive reminders and open-door alerts and adjust temperatures.

Pros

  • LED lighting makes it easier to view the foods inside
  • Genius Cool technology maintains optimum temperature
  • Design is compact, so it fits in smaller rooms

Cons

  • Drawers don't pull out far enough
  • Height adjustments for the shelves are of awkward design, meaning you can't accommodate tall containers easily
  • WHERE TO BUY
  • WARRANTY

​GE CFE28TSHSS SMART FRENCH DOOR REFRIGERATOR

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GE CFE28TSHSS Cafe 28.6 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel French Door...
  • TwinChill Evaporation System
  • Hands-Free Precise Fill
  • Hot Water Dispenser

FEATURES

This smart refrigerator can be controlled through your smartphone and by using voice commands. Its hot-water dispenser comes with 4 pre-programmed settings, and you can even use the hot water scheduling feature to have hot water ready any time of day. This refrigerator has other features like TwinChill evaporators and precise-fill settings.

Pros

  • Drop-down tray provides added storage
  • Showcase LED lighting makes it easier to view contents
  • Fingerprint-resistant surface keeps exterior smudge-free

Cons

  • Ice storage is insufficient, so you'll run out of ice quickly
  • Shelve adjustment is extremely limited
  • WHERE TO BUY
  • WARRANTY

WHIRLPOOL WRX735SDHZ 4-DOOR FRENCH DOOR REFRIGERATOR

Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ 25 Cu. Ft. 4-Door French Door Refrigerator
  • This refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, and may arrive in a generic box

FEATURES

From an exterior drawer to make the contents more accessible to energy standards that exceed the government's criteria, this smart refrigerator has it all. It also comes with an exterior water/ice dispenser and has convenient external controls you can use to control the temperature inside. This Whirlpool product also comes with adjustable gallon-sized door bins.

Pros

  • Two-tier freezer design makes it easier to organize
  • Steel exterior is smudge-resistant and fingerprint-resistant
  • Spill-proof glass shelves contain spills, so you don't have to clean up additional areas below

Cons

  • Storage shelves in the door are shallow and narrow, so they're not really functional
  • Consumers reported it makes continuous noise
  • WHERE TO BUY
  • WARRANTY

SAMSUNG RF28JBEDBSG FRENCH DOOR REFRIGERATOR

Samsung Appliance RF28JBEDBSG 36" Energy Star Rated Food Showcase...
  • Total (Cu.Ft.): 27.8 / Fridge: 15.7 + 3.8 / Freezer: 8.3
  • Food ShowCase Door With Metal Cooling
  • FlexZone Drawer With Metal Cooling

FEATURES

The design in this smart refrigerator includes a 2-in-1 door you can use to access drinks and condiments quickly. It also offers ample space to accommodate more than 25 bags of groceries. Stainless-steel panels optimize the cooling inside, and the spill-proof shelves make it easier to clean the interior in the event of leaks or spills.

Pros

  • External dispenser offers easy access to crushed or cubed ice and filtered water
  • Meets energy efficiency requirements
  • Door alarm sounds if the refrigerator or freezer are left open

Cons

  • Many users have reported problems with the ice-maker
  • Samsung's customer support isn't the most helpful or reliable one out there
  • WHERE TO BUY
  • WARRANTY

GE PFE28KMKES PROFILE SLATE FRENCH DOOR REFRIGERATOR

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GE Profile PFE28KMKES 36" Energy Star ADA Compliant French Door...
  • 27.8 Cu. Ft. Capacity
  • Hands-Free AutoFill
  • Second Icemaker Option

FEATURES

Designed to make your life easier, this smart refrigerator has hands-free, auto-fill technology that spontaneously fills any container with the right amount of filtered water. Drop-down trays increase storage capacity, and the availability of a second icemaker comes in handy when you need more ice.

Pros

  • TwinChill evaporation feature separates the climate in the freezer from the fresh food compartment keeping food unspoiled
  • Turbo Cool technology ensures the interior temperature drops sufficiently to maintain freshness
  • Freezer includes 3 storage baskets for improved organization

Cons

  • Shelf adjustments are not useful
  • Reported to be one of the loudest smart appliances
  • WHERE TO BUY
  • WARRANTY


LG ​LMXC23796S FRENCH DOOR SMART REFRIGERATOR

FEATURES

Powered by Smart Home technology, this refrigerator allows for remote operation and troubleshooting. It also has a door-in-door feature that allows you to access frequently used items quickly. Smart Cooling technology keeps the interior at optimal levels, while its fresh air filter deodorizes the air inside the refrigerator to prevent cross-contamination of food smells and tastes.

Pros

  • Smart Diagnosis feature makes troubleshooting easier since service center reps can diagnose problems over the phone
  • Freezer comes with a 3-tier organizational system
  • Includes nine adjustable door bins for ample storage

Cons

  • Right-hand door cannot be opened fully
  • Items stored in freezer may often be covered in frost
  • WHERE TO BUY
  • WARRANTY

​Samsung RF22K9581SG SMART REFRIGERATOR

Samsung RF22K9581SG / RF22K9581SG/AA / RF22K9581SG/AA 22 Cu. Ft. Black...
  • Total (cu. Ft.): 22 / Fridge: 13.2 / Freezer: 8.8
  • See Inside Thanks To Three Built-in Mobile Accessible Cameras
  • FlexZone Bottom-right Door Can Be A Fridge Or Freezer

FEATURES

Equipped with an adaptive defrosting mechanism and an air filter that is incredibly effective at minimizing food odors, this smart refrigerator maximizes storage with its MicroEdge shelves that also help contain leaks. It's powered by "6th Sense Live Technology" that allows you to monitor the appliance wherever you are.

Pros

  • Exterior ice-and-water dispenser is convenient
  • Smart nudges notify you about issues, such as open-door alerts
  • Hidden hinges add to its sleek, streamlined appearance

Cons

  • Doesn't include the feature that preserves produce
  • There's no indicator to notify you about the water filter replacement
  • WHERE TO BUY
  • WARRANTY

THE VERDICT

The Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ 4-Door is perhaps the best smart refrigerator among the 10 options we've chosen. It's affordable, sleek in appearance and comes equipped with handy features like flexible storage, a refrigerated exterior drawer, a measured-fill option and humidity-controlled crispers. Also, its design is perfect for compact spaces.

Alternatively, if you're not a fan of Whirlpool's designs, we recommend the Samsung RF265BEAESG Family Hub refrigerator or the GE PFE28KMKES French door refrigerator, both of which are sturdy, durable and use smart technology.

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