Best cheap refrigerator deals for May 2021

Are you in the market for a new refrigerator? A well-stocked fridge can help you manage finances, improve eating habits, and add a sense of order to life. A brand new refrigerator can be a hefty upfront investment, but nothing beats the economy and convenience of having good food at home. To make it easier on your budget, we’ve pooled the best refrigerator deals at the nation’s leading retailers right here on this very page.

Best refrigerator deals

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Samsung Stainless Steel Top Freezer Refrigerator - RT21M6213SR

989 1099
This refrigerator offers the utmost storage flexibility with adjustable shelves, drawers, and a versatile Flexzone compartment that converts your freezer to a fridge.
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GE - 25.1 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Side-By-Side Refrigerator

1619 1799
Get water and ice at the touch of a button without even opening the door of this spacious side-by-side fridge.
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NewAir Freestanding Wine & Beverage Fridge Bundle

640 730
Attention, wine lovers! We found a spacious fridge that will keep bottles chilled at an ideal temperature. The sturdy steel shelves can also hold 126 beverage cans.
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Samsung - Family Hub 27.7 Cu. Ft. 4-Door French Door Refrigerator

3418 3799
Use the Samsung Family Hub french door refrigerator as a digital family connection point and bulletin board. FlexZone drawer has adjustable temperature settings and is Wi-Fi connected.
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Samsung - 21.8 Cu. Ft. French-Door Refrigerator

1498 1664
This french door refrigerator in classic stainless steel has gallon-size door bins and two humidity-controlled crispers. An energy-saving alert sounds when the door is left open.
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Samsung - 17.6 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Fingerprint Resistant Refrigerator

764 849
Featuring Samsung's innovated FlexZone, you can easily convert space from refrigerator to freezer to suit your space needs. The twin-cooling technology keeps humidity levels precise.
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Frigidaire Stainless Steel 33-inch Side Refrigerator

1169 1299
With a 22.1 cu. ft. capacity, this refrigerator can store all your essential food items, from bottled drinks to fruits and vegetables. This is perfect for families that get large amounts in groceries.
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Samsung - 28 Cu. Ft. 4-Door French Door Refrigerator with FlexZone™ Drawer

2699 2999
With a beautiful design, a modern dispenser, polished doors, sleek handles, and efficient compartments and drawers, you can never go wrong with this Samsung refrigerator.
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Frigidaire FFTR2021TW 30 Top Freezer Refrigerator

737 819
This Frigidaire unit features a spacious 204 cubic foot capacity to store food in all shapes and sizes with enough shelves and drawers for storage flexibility.
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GE Stainless Steel 25.3 Cu. Ft. Side By Side Refrigerator

1258 1399
This GE refrigerator has multilevel drawers, adjustable shelves, and bins for storage. It also features an advanced water filtration system to reduce traces of chemicals in water and ice.
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New Air 28 Bottle Dual Zone Freestanding Wine Refrigerator

339 400
This quiet, powerful compressor is the best at keeping all your wines chilled and can accommodate up to 28 standard bottles. Its exterior thermostat also help keep in the cold for efficient operation.
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36" Side by Side Energy Star 26.7 cu. ft. Smart Refrigerator with Family Hub

1979 2199
This side by side refrigerator made by Samsung highlights several key features, including LED lighting, in-door ice maker, adjustable top shelf, and gallon door bins.
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Summit Thine Line Counter Depth Top Freezer 8.8 cu. ft. Refrigerator

696 910
Coming in a slim size with an 8.8 cu. ft. capacity, this Summit refrigerator has 4 door racks and a large freezer for all your food items. It's also frost-free, which saves you defrosting time.
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GE - 21.8 Cubic Foot Fingerprint Resistant Side-By-Side Refrigerator

1709 1899
This two-door 21.8-cubic foot counter-depth side-by-side refrigerator/freezer has a fingerprint-resistant stainless steel finish.
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Samsung - Family Hub 26.5 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator

2879 3199
Samsung's Family Hub french door refrigerator is connected living at its finest with a fingerprint-resistant finish, extra-large ice maker, water and ice dispenser in door. Wi-Fi and Bixby connected.
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Avanti 7.4 Cu. Ft. Two Door Apartment Size Refrigerator

429 460
If you're living in a studio apartment, this Avanti fridge will fit perfectly in your kitchen. It has adjustable and removable glass shelves so you can fit several items into this compact fridge.
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LG Door-in-Door 26.0 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator

1598 1799
The versatile 26.0 cubic-foot LG side-by-side refrigerator features door-in-door and thru-the-door ice and water.
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GE - Profile Series 4-Door French-Door Refrigerator with Door In Door

3419 3799
The flexible and functional door-in-door feature of this GE fridge has a rotating bin to keep all of your favorites within easy reach. Built-in Wi-Fi brings your kitchen smarts to a new level.
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18 Bottle and 55 Can Dual Zone Freestanding Wine and Beverage Refrigerator

849 1105
This dual zone freestanding wine and beverage refrigerator by Lanbo has a capacity of 18 bottles and 55 cans, making it the ideal addition to your entertainment rooms, home bars, and kitchen islands.
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LG Stainless Steel Smart Wi-Fi Enabled French Door Counter-Depth Refrigerator

2299 2750
Complement your smart home with a smart refrigerator from LG. It is Wi-Fi enabled and has six temperature sensors along with an auto-closing door hinge.
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30 Bottle Single Zone Built-in Wine Refrigerator

511 599
Designed with a proficient single-zone system where you can store your wines at a certain temperature, this touchscreen refrigerator also has a double-layer glass door and a carbon filter embed.
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GE 3.1 Cu Ft Double-Door Compact Refrigerator GDE03GGKWW

249 290
This double-door mini refrigerator has separate compartments for frozen and fresh foods, complete with door shelves, can rack, and clear crisper drawer for storing various foods and beverages.
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36" Side by Side 27.4 cu. ft. Energy Star Refrigerator

1169 1299
This energy efficient, freestanding side by side refrigerator by Samsung beautifully designed with a minimal display dispenser, modern design that blends beautifully into your kitchen.
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92 Bottle Dual Zone Freestanding/Built-In Wine Refrigerator

905 1099
This premium and innovative dual zone, freestanding wine refrigerator highlights several key features, including digital temperature control, display wire shelf, UV protection, and 12 shelves.
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18 Bottle and 58 Can Dual Zone Freestanding Wine and Beverage Refrigerator

710 900
Perfect for kitchens, home bars, media rooms, and the likes, this quiet compressor can hold up to 18 bottles and 58 cans and has a removable shelves to create space for oversized bottles and cans.
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36" Counter Depth Side by Side 22 cu. ft. Energy Star Refrigerator

1349 1499
Aesthetically designed with a built-in look for a seamless fit, this refrigerator made by Samsung also offers multi-vent technology for easier storing and organizing of food.

A walkthrough of all the different refrigerator styles

When we think of refrigerators, a top freezer model usually comes to mind. The classic budget-saver doesn’t take up a much space compared to its styles, which makes it a prime choice for small urban kitchens. Top freezers are the most basic no-frills option that provides adequate storage for grocery staples. On the other hand, those who want to spare their backs from crouching down might want to switch things up with a bottom freezer. We use our freezers less anyway and this setup makes it easier to go through all your chilled items at eye level.

If you want a bigger freezer, a side-by-side refrigerator gives you equal access to both chilled and frozen goods. It is ideal for galley kitchens since its doors don’t swing out as far as top or bottom freezers would. These models give you a bang for your buck with enough room for storage and a handful of modern features to boot. It’s not unlikely for you to find a model with in-door ice makers, water dispensers, and touch controls.

A French-door refrigerator typically comes with all the bells and whistles, you might even spot a smart fridge for yourself in this category. This is a popular variety since most grocery lists consist of fresh produce, deli, and dairy items, and the two narrow doors up top easily make them within arm’s reach. You can think of it as a sleek combination of a side-by-side and bottom freezer refrigerator with the most colors and finish options obtainable. Packed with more features, more doors, and boasting sheer style, you must be willing to pay top dollar for this type of refrigerator.

If you’re quite picky or you want a fridge that seamlessly blends in with the rest of your kitchen or home décor, a built-in refrigerator is worth considering. It will undoubtedly be a lot pricier than ready-made models but you’ll be able to nail the design from the get-go and enjoy every bit of customization possible. Freestanding counter-depth refrigerators are look-for-less versions that are available in side-by-side or french-door configurations. It seems like it’s built-in since the dimensions it has for depth won’t protrude past your kitchen cabinets.

Whether you eat in or have your food to go, you’ll appreciate the benefits of refrigerated storage and not just in your kitchen. Be it in your dorm room, bedroom, or office, a minifridge or a beer fridge can come with a handful of perks.

Do’s and don’ts when buying a refrigerator

Don’t just focus on the door style you want and do consider the size you need first. A refrigerator is a big appliance that comes at a high cost so the last thing you want is to have a nice looking one that just seems out of place in your kitchen or worse a model that couldn’t even get past your front door. If you’re replacing your current unit, you can easily filter out your options by selecting one of very similar design and width as it is often the game-changer. However, if you’re in the midst of building or remodeling your kitchen, you’ll have more designs to work with but size remains a determining factor.

While refrigerators are usually listed in their internal cubic capacity, its external measurements are what you need to assess at this point. Apart from its width, you’ll also have to check for its depth and height. You’d want to make sure that there’s a 1-inch allowance from the top and the back to provide ventilation for its motor and compressor. Since most refrigerators need their doors to be fully open to access all its shelves and drawers, it is wise to leave two inches of extra space from its hinge so your fridge as well as the walls, or cupboards are spared from a beating.

Do evaluate your shopping and cooking habits and don’t forget to account for storage capacity. Thinking about this will also get you closer to deciding which door style is most appropriate for your household. It is good to keep in mind that each adult generally needs four to six cubic feet and more for special occasions. An organized fridge will help you keep tabs on expiration dates and improve your visibility so a model with adjustable shelves and pull-out bins allows you to assign proper places for each type of produce.

Don’t discount color and finish and do watch out for an Energy Star-certified one. Ideally, you’d want your refrigerator to match its surroundings. As with any large appliance, you wouldn’t want it to stand out for the wrong reasons. A stainless steel and finger-print resistant exterior is a popular choice as it blends in with most décor and ticks the right boxes for durability and hassle-free cleaning. Nobody wants to be stuck with a bloated bill so an Energy Star certified model can save you $300 more or less over the next five years as much as you can reduce your carbon footprint.

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