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The Best French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerators

February 8th, 2012 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

A french door refrigerator is a side by side refrigerator with a bottom pull out freezer drawer.  French doors have become more popular due to their unique style along with shorter doors in island configurations and tighter spaces.

We will look at regular depth along with counter depth french doors here.

Regular depth (will protrude 6-8 inches into your kitchen)

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GE French Door Refrigerator 33"

Whirlpool French Door Refrigerator 36"

Frigidaire French Door Refrigerator 36"

22 Cubic Foot or 33 inches wide

  • GE GFSS2HCYSS $1199 in white / $1449 in stainless: The main feature to the General Electric refrigerator is its size. Most French doors are actually manufactured to fit larger cabinets.

25 Cubic foot 36 wide 

Most refrigerators of this size are seemingly similar. They all have water and ice dispensers as well as adjustable shelving. I prefer domestic manufacturers for service, especially parts availability and technical support (we do not outsource repair, so it matters).

Counter Depth

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Jenn-Air Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator

Frigidaire Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator

Sub-Zero Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator

  • Jenn-Air JFC2089WEM $1549 after rebate: Jenn-Air offers a 20 cu. ft. french door with an internal water dispenser. It is part of our best package and with $400 rebates is the most reasonable counter depth french door for greater.
  • Frigidaire FGHG2344MF $2149: Frigidaire Gallery has always been known for value. This refrigerator is 3 cu. ft. larger than the Jenn-Air 
  • Sub-Zero BI-36: Sub-Zero is a different type of refrigerator. It's mission is to keep food fresher longer. The Sub-Zero features a vacuum seal and magnetic to prevent air infiltrating/exfiltrating in the refrigerator, two compressors for better temperature regulation. Last year they added an air scrubber to prevent food from spoiling in the refrigerator itself. SubZero will be manufacturing a french door refrigerator in 2013. During the home show, will be warrantying all Sub-Zero products for five full years.

For more information about refrigerators download a Yale Refrigeration Buying Guide with feature and brand differences.


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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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