Best refrigerators 2023: our expert's top picks

Our thoroughly researched roundup of the best refrigerators on the market, for efficiency, style, space, and design.

One of the best refrigerators, an LG Side-by-Side refrigerator, in a modern kitchen with other appliances. One side is filled up with drinks bottles
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1. The list in brief ↴
2. Best overall: Samsung Family Hub
3. Best for families: Frigidaire Gallery GRQC2255BF
4. Best smart: LG Side-By-Side
5. Best counter depth: Bosch French Door
6. Best bespoke: Samsung Bespoke
7. Best for efficiency: BEKO BFTF2716SS
8. Best value: Maytag Wide
9. Best side-by-side: KitchenAid Side By Side
10. Best bottom freezer: Smeg FAB32
11. Best top-freezer: GE Appliances
12. Best for small kitchens: Smeg Retro
13. Best French door: Café Appliances
13. How to choose
14. How we reviewed
15. FAQs

The secret to loving your kitchen is having one of the best refrigerators. Whether you’re looking for color and chrome or smart technologies and a viewing window, there’s a variety of sizes and models on the market.

As the focal point of your kitchen, it’s important that your refrigerator can look good whilst keeping food fresh and safe. It needs to be efficient, smart, practical, and reliable, because you never appreciate a good fridge until you don’t have one.

I’ve thoroughly researched the best refrigerators on the market. I looked for refrigerators that made bold claims about their cooling capacities, then examined if they lived up to them. After scouring reviews from users and professionals, I’ve collated this list of the best fridges to give you a helping hand.

The quick list

If you're looking for the best refrigerator, but you don't have much time, these are our top picks. If there's one which piques your interest, we go into more detail below.

The best refrigerators we recommend in 2023

You can trust Homes & Gardens. Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing the latest products, helping you choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

The best refrigerator overall

1. Samsung 3-Door Family Hub French Door Smart Refrigerator

Packed with premium, smart features, perfect for a range of homes


Dimensions: 35.75 x 70 x 35.5 inches
Total Capacity: 26.5 cu.ft.
Doors: 3
Material: Fingerprint resistant stainless steel

Reasons to buy

Good temperature control
Built-in Alexa
Generous storage capacity
Interior camera for remote viewing
Wide drawers for larger platters
Family hub display

Reasons to avoid

Overcomplicated technology
Bottom drawer is fiddly to clean
Ice maker is a little clunky
Filter needs replacing every 3 months
Buy it if

✅ You need capacity: this has deep, wide, and adjustable shelves and drawers
✅ You don't make a shopping list: there's a camera so you can check you contents from the shops
✅ You need a note board: the family hub doubles up as a tablet

Don't buy it if:

❌ You're on a budget: all these extra features come at a cost
❌ You don't like cleaning: the bottom drawer is fiddly
❌ You're particular about ice: the ice maker is a little clunky

The bottom line

🔎 Samsung Family Hub: This refrigerator goes above and beyond the basics. The wide, deep shelves have enough capacity for the fullest food shops, but what we really love is all the smart technology, cameras, and family hub.

Samsung has taken all the frustration out of busy lives with this refrigerator. The huge 26.5 cubic feet capacity and wide drawers can fit whole melons and large platters, so that you'll never struggle for space, whether you've done a full food shop or you're hosting a dinner party.

The most impressively unique feature is the interior camera. If you've ever accidentally doubled-up on foods, because you didn't know what was in the refrigerator, you'll appreciate this function. Having a fridge like this means that when you’re in the grocery store and can’t remember what you need you can use the camera to check stock. That’s not all - this refrigerator offers a timer, a note board, a shared calendar, and links to your doorbell. It's the organizing hub you always needed at home.

Note that the ice dispenser has a water filter which you’ll need to replace every three months. It’s optional and inevitable with filters, but is an ongoing cost. The ice maker is a little clunky for storing food around too.

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Test results
CapacityPlenty of capacity, even for large homes★★★★★
ValueExpensive and filters need replacing★★★★
AppearanceLooks very smart★★★★★
Extra featuresPacked with prmeium extras★★★★★