The Puls Blog

Your one stop shop for everything home maintenance.

All Posts

The Best New Refrigerators of 2019 and 2020

If it’s been awhile since you’ve purchased a new refrigerator, or if you’ve never had a need to buy one before, know this: refrigerators have gotten seriously cool. 

Smart technology is finding its way into every appliance into the household, and the refrigerator is no exception. There are refrigerators that come with impressive features now like coffee brewing systems, smart voice assistants, separate easy access doors, and soft close doors.

On the market for a brand new refrigerator? Here are the best new refrigerators this year, and a preview of what the refrigerator market will look like next year. 

The Refrigerator that Can Also Make You Coffee

Best new refrigerators: the best french door refrigerator that can also make you coffee.Image via GE Appliances 

Why let your fridge just do one task for you when it can do two? The Smart French Door Refrigerator with K-Cup from GE has a built-in Keurig system in the door, which means that your refrigerator can, yes, make you a cup of hot coffee in the morning. It can even provide hot water on a schedule, which you can arrange in the refrigerator’s app (pretty impressive, right?). 

In addition to its ability to make a cup of joe, the refrigerator has TwinChill evaporators that help keep your food fresher, a drop-down tray that allows for extra storage as needed, and three baskets of organizers in the freezer. 

In addition to providing your daily cup of joe, this GE fridge was also ranked the best french door refrigerator of 2019. What more could you ask for? 

Just remember, sometimes the more complicated the refrigerator is, the more things can go wrong with it! 

The Most Energy Efficient Refrigerator

The most energy efficient of the best new refrigerators.Image via Beko Appliances 

If you’re not looking for a fridge with the latest technology, but the one that provides you with the most energy savings, then look no further than the Beko’s 24” Counter Depth Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator. With an annual energy consumption of 302 kWh/year, it’s one of the most efficient refrigerators on the market. 

Besides the fact that it’s environmentally friendly and will likely give you a major savings on your electricity bill, this Beko model has a wine rack, fingerprint-free stainless steel, and can hold up to 11.33 cubic units of food. 

The Best Smart Refrigerator

The smartest fridge of the best new refrigerators.Image via Amazon 

If you’re addicted to products that can be connected to the rest of your smart house, then the Kenmore Smart French Door Bottom-Mount Refrigerator may be the fridge for you. Equipped with Amazon Alexa and smart app capabilities, you and your fridge can work together to automatically order things on Amazon Dash when you’re running low, control the icemaker, and adjust and monitor the temperature.

In addition to its amazing technical capabilities, this fridge has a charcoal filter to remove odors and keeps fruits and veggies fresh longer thanks to its airtight crisper. 

The Most Stylish Refrigerator

The most stylish fridge of the best new refrigerators.Image via Smeg

Thanks to open concept living/dining areas, the kitchen has become more of a showpiece in the house rather than just a workspace. So if you’re interested in making your fridge more of a decorative element, a Smeg refrigerator may be for you. Smeg combines the convenience of modern energy efficiency with the sleek and stylish designs of the 1950s. 

Smeg refrigerators come in a variety of colors—from classic black and white to more bold colors like blue, lime green, orange, pink, and pastel green—that will easily make this appliance a show stopping element of any kitchen. 

The refrigerator has a small icebox, adjustable shelving, a bottle rack, and two egg bins in the door for your convenience. 

Best New Refrigerators Overall 

The Best Side by Side Fridge of 2019

The best side by side fridge of the best new refrigerators.Image via Sears

CNET ranks the LG LSXS26326S as the best side by side refrigerator of 2019. This fridge comes in top for performance. The main shelves of this fridge stayed true to their temperature during CNET’s testing process, which gives this one an A for accuracy.  

The Best Top Freezer Fridge of 2019 

The best top freezer fridge of the best new refrigerators.Image via Home Depot

The Spruce calls the Whirlpool WRT518SZFM 18 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator as the best top freezer refrigerator for 2019. This sleek model features electronic temperature control, and LED lights, and is an all around solid choice for a simple top freezer fridge. The best part? It’s under $1,000. 

The Best Bottom Freezer Fridge of 2019 

The best bottom freezer fridge of the best new refrigerators.Image via Home Depot

Good Housekeeping ranks the LG 24.1-cu ft Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator with Ice Maker the best bottom freezer fridge for 2019. Tried and true by Good Housekeeping’s Kitchen Appliances and Technology Lab, you can be sure that this one’s a winner. 

What the New Fridges of 2020 Will Have in Store

What the best new refrigerators of 2020 have in store.Photo by Milly Eaton from Pexels

Although it’s hard to imagine fridges becoming smarter and more efficient than they already are, experts are predicting that the new line of fridges in 2020 will likely feature crisper drawers that give better protection to produce, more see-through or easily accessible doors, and an increased capability to pair your refrigerator with your smartphone to make lists, order groceries, and regulate temperatures. 

Fridge in Need of Repair? Puls Can Save the Day

If your fridge is in need of repair—and you’re not quite ready to look for a new one—Puls is here to help with our expert appliance repair services. Our Puls technicians are well-versed in refrigerator repair and can arrive at your home to diagnose and fix any problem, from a faulty ice maker to a freezer that won’t keep a consistent temperature. 

Our services all come with guaranteed parts and service, so you can rest assured that your fridge is in good hands. 

Book Appliance Repair

Jamie B.
Jamie B.
Jamie Birdwell-Branson is a professional writer whose work has appeared on nationally-recognized sites, including Elle Decor, Zillow, BobVila.com, InStyle and others. She has been a Puls staff writer since 2018. When she's not writing for Puls she is either setting up Google alerts for flights to Europe, antiquing, or attempting to fix things in her 1940s Colonial-style house.

Related Posts

TV Buying Guide, Super Bowl 2020 Edition: Best Smart TVs for Sports

It’s playoff season, and as the biggest sporting event of the year approaches, pro football fans watch with baited breath to find out who will be contending for the Lombardi Trophy.  Of course, true fans want to watch the playoffs – and Super Bowl, of course – with tip-top picture and sound. It should come as no surprise, then, that TV sales skyrocket ahead of the big game. And while the sales are big, the competition to get the best TV to watch the Super Bowl on is fierce.

How Much Does it Cost to Install Appliances

Today's home appliances are great time-savers and include high-tech features that also can save you money. Did you know that using a dishwasher is more energy efficient that washing your dishes by hand? Using an Energy Star-certified machine can actually save you close to 5,000 gallons of water a year and reduce your annual electric bills by $40.

The Best New Clothes Dryers of 2020

There’s something about the new year that makes you want to get a fresh start—and what better way to get your home fresh than by investing in a state-of-the-art clothes dryer? Whether your old one has bit the dust or you simply want to take advantage of all the new technology in these machines, purchasing a new clothes dryer is the perfect way to start out 2020.