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Discover the Best Top-of-the-Line Refrigerators Brands

by The Experts at Friedmans

For professional chefs and skilled home cooks alike, having a high-end refrigerator is more than just a place to stock food. Premium refrigerators are the ultimate solution to honoring each flavor and component that goes into every culinary masterpiece you create. If you take pride in the ingredients you cook with, then follow along in this best luxury refrigerators article as we shine the spotlight on the leading brands along with our favorite picks, as well as a few bonus recommendations.

At a Glance:

Best Overall: Sub-Zero® PRO 30.4 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel High Altitude Refrigerator (PRO4850A)

Best French Door: Thermador® Freedom® 19.4 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Built-In French Door Refrigerator (T36BT925NS)

Best Bottom Freezer: Miele MasterCool™ 19.56 Cu. Ft. Integrated Counter Depth Bottom Freezer Refrigerator (KF 2902 Vi)

Best Column Refrigerator: Monogram® 14.59 Cu. Ft. Integrated Glass-Door Counter Depth Column Refrigerator (ZIK303NPPII)

Best Counter Depth: LG Signature 22.8 Cu. Ft. Textured Steel™ Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator (URNTC2306N)

Recommended – Bosch: Bosch 800 Series 21 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator (B36CL80SNS)

Recommended – JennAir: Jenn-Air® RISE™ 21.94 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Freestanding French Door Refrigerator (JFFCF72DKL)

Recommended – GE Profile: GE Profile™ 24.3 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Built In Side-by-Side Refrigerator (PSB42YSNSS)

Recommended – Fisher & Paykel: Fisher & Paykel 20.1 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator-Black Stainless Steel (RF201ADUSB5)

Sub-Zero Refrigerators

Superior food preservation starts with technologies that go above and beyond — like the NASA-inspired air filtration available across Sub-Zero’s refrigeration lineup. Quintessential luxury, Sub Zero refrigerators come with a variety of upgrades, including magnetic door seals and an advanced climate system capable of holding temperatures to one degree of setpoint. Comprised exclusively of built-in and professionally installed models (including smart refrigerators), this high-end refrigerator brand backs every model with a 20-year lifespan and a 2-year warranty. Talk about premium!

Quick Specs:

Refrigerator Models: French door | Side by Side | Bottom Freezer | Column Refrigerators & Freezers | Undercounter Refrigerators | Wine Storage | Smart Refrigerators

Starting MSRP Price (Full-size Models): Classic Series: $7,050 | Professional Series: $14,175

Thermador Refrigerators

From fire to ice — the state-of-the-art fresh food storage from Thermador is the perfect complement to its blazing lineup of popular cooking appliances. Most recently, Thermador secured its status by ranking best in Predicted Reliability among competing luxury refrigerator brands and as well as tying with Miele for top placement in overall Owner Satisfaction, according to Consumer Reports. Throughout its suite of high-performance refrigerators, shoppers will find quality features like theater-style illumination, stainless-steel interiors, and customizable bins and shelves. 

Quick Specs:

Refrigerator Models: Freestanding | French Door | Side by Side | Bottom Freezer | Wine | Undercounter | Refrigerator Drawers | Wine Coolers | Smart Refrigerators

Starting MSRP Price (Full-size Models): Freestanding: $4,999 | Built-in: $6,099

Monogram Refrigerators

Whirlpool’s premium luxury brand, Monogram, delivers the reliability you’ve come to expect from Whirlpool appliances on an elevated level. Along with designer looks, customizable, handles, and a choice between two distinct collection styles, Monogram refrigerators also come with exclusive premium fresh food preservation features. Across Monogram’s refrigeration catalog, that includes the superior air and climate circulation from the Multi-shelf Air Tower and TwinChill evaporators on select freestanding models, plus convenient storage and organization on every model.

Quick Specs:

Refrigerator Models: French Door | Side by Side | Bottom Freezer | Column Refrigerators & Freezer | Undercounter | Wine Coolers | Smart Refrigerators

Starting MSRP Price: $4,200

Our Top Picks

We’ve reached the crème de la crème – our favorite suite of refrigerator masterpieces that we’re sure will leave you as impressed as us. In order to make our list, we’ve compared winning features, costs, and overall style side-by-side — here are the results!

Best Overall: Sub-Zero® PRO 30.4 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel High Altitude Refrigerator

Front view of Sub-Zero PRO4850A French door refrigerator

Inspired by first-class kitchens, our overall best luxury refrigerator from Sub-Zero comes complete with six storage compartments and a 30.4 cubic feet of food storage. This mega-capacity refrigerator showcases the best Sub-Zero has to offer, including advanced air purification that operates every 20 minutes, independent fridge and freezer cooling systems, and a glass door that shows inventory at a glance. Additional highlights consist of magnetic seal doors, an automatic ice maker, and a variety of shelves and storage bins.

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Best French Door: Thermador® Freedom® 19.4 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Built-In French Door Refrigerator

Front view of Thermador T36BT925NS French door refrigerator

Cool sophistication is what this best high-end French door refrigerator from Thermador is all about. Crafted with top-rated user features, from WiFi connectivity to a push-to-open door function, this luxury smart refrigerator transforms foods storage into a delightful experience. Also featured on this pick are a Quick Chill function, Cool Air Flow technology for fresh air in every space, and an automatic ice dispenser capable of crafting Diamond Ice.   

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Best Bottom Freezer: Miele MasterCool™ 19.56 Cu. Ft. Integrated Counter Depth Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

Front view of Miele KF 2902 Vi counter depth refrigerator

Enjoy European craftsmanship at its finest with this bottom freezer refrigerator from the makers at Miele. The interior showcases a robust ensemble of premium features like DynaCool with fan-assisted air circulation, Active AirClean filtration, and the strategic placement of BrilliantLight technology that keeps the interior optimally illuminated. Best of all, this connected refrigerator is easy to use thanks to Miele@home WiFi programmability and a Push2Open door that lets you achieve an ultra-sleek presentation with a handle-less front.

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Best Column Refrigerator: Monogram® 14.59 Cu. Ft. Integrated Glass-Door Counter Depth Column Refrigerator

Front view of Monogram ZIK303NPPII column refrigerator

Pair this best column refrigerator from Monogram with a complementary fridge or freezer to enjoy a fully customized setup centered around your kitchen. Available in models from the Statement or Minimalist Collection, this 30-inch refrigerator column comes with a convertible lower drawer that can be used either as extra freezer or fridge storage. A striking glass door makes a stylish statement while allowing sight of items inside without opening the door. Inside, a full assembly of adjustable storage, soft-close drawers, and LED lighting combine to add a touch of opulence and convenience.

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Best Counter Depth: LG Signature 22.8 Cu. Ft. Textured Steel™ Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator

Front view of LG Signature URNTC2306N InstaView refrigerator

This freestanding refrigerator from LG Signature invites you to experience the magic of advanced technology and designer aesthetic together in a complete package. From LG’s hallmark InstaView Door-in-Door, to an Auto Open Door function and WiFi voice commands, this top pick demonstrates the priceless convenience of having a high-end smart refrigerator in the kitchen. Plus, with FRESHShield Cooling that creates a barrier of cold air from the top to the bottom of the unit and a Platinum Fresh Wall that locks in cold temperature, foods receive the proper care they deserve. 

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Also Recommended: Affordable Luxury Refrigerators

Satisfy your urge to splurge for less with these affordable refrigerator picks from other brands we also highly recommend. 

Bosch 800 Series 21 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

The Bosch 800 Series is a standout in affordable luxury refrigerators. Here’s what our recommended pick includes:

  • Exclusive FarmFresh System with 4 food preservation technologies: VitaFresh Pro; FreshProtect; AirFresh; and MultiAirFlow
  • FlexBar with adjustable positioning to fit tall bottles, jars, ad miscellaneous items
  • Gallon door bins
  • WiFi connectivity and programming via Bosch’s Home Connect app

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JennAir: Jenn-Air® RISE™ 21.94 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Freestanding French Door Refrigerator

This 36-inch French door refrigerator from JennAir delivers a showstopping collection of features and design perfectly suited for any aspiration kitchen. Take a look at what it offers:

  • TriSensor Electronic Climate Control monitors temperatures from three important zones: the refrigerator, the freezer, and room temperatures
  • A Gourmet Bay complete with independent air circulation
  • Counter depth design
  • Adjustable fridge shelves with spill-proof technology
  • Internal water dispenser

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GE Profile: GE Profile™ 24.3 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Built In Side-by-Side Refrigerator

Explore something different with this 42-inch built-in Side by Side refrigerator courtesy of GE Profile. Seamless possibilities abound with this list of features:

  • Built-in water dispenser complete with LED lighting
  • WiFi compatibility
  • Adjustable shelves and multi-level drawers
  • Spill-proof shelves
  • Counter depth design

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Fisher & Paykel: Fisher & Paykel 20.1 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator-Black Stainless Steel

With a trendy, black stainless-steel finish, this Fisher & Paykel French door refrigerator stands out from the crowd. The allure continues with: 

  • ActiveSmart technology that routinely monitors and maintains optimized temperatures
  • AI technology capable of adaptable energy consumption
  • Fridge shelves design to contain spills
  • Internal ice maker
  • Slim, angled in-door water dispenser

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Shop Luxury Refrigerators in the Bay Area

Like high-end appliance brands, it takes a lot of work, dedication, and expertise to be called a master. That’s why we’re thrilled to be known locally as a Trusted Name in the Business Since 1922™, with over 90 years of providing local Bay Area shoppers with quality appliances from reputable brands.

When you shop Friedmans Appliance for your next state-of-the-art refrigerator (or any home appliance, for that matter), you can count on sound guidance, competitive prices, and a wide selection of products to match your wildest design dreams and needs. Shop three convenient ways: By phone at 925-808-2950, online, or at our appliance showroom located at 2304 Monument Boulevard in Pleasant Hill.