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Top 6 Refrigerators San Diego Locals Love

by Pam Silvia

Our beloved city’s motto translates to “always vigilant.” As such, we can’t help but think of San Diego as a place brimming with connoisseurs of comfort and easy living—and that includes our Aztec Appliance experts and consumers. From budget options to counter-depth models, check out these 6 top-rated refrigerators San Diego locals love!

NOTE: For any featured products, please contact our experts to verify availability and estimated delivery.

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Best Overall: Frigidaire 26.8 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator ($2,349) ‒ “Equipped with adjustable storage that offers over 100 ways to organize the interior, this fridge grants you the flexibility to prepare meals your way.”

Best Value: Frigidaire 18 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator ($819) ‒ “Affordably priced, this fridge helps keep your fruits and vegetables fresh in humidity-controlled crisper drawers—and not to mention organized, as this fridge also offers Store-More™ storage fittings.”

Best Luxury: KitchenAid 24.17 Cu. Ft. Built In French Door Refrigerator ($9,999) ‒ “Among its luxurious amenities, this built-in refrigerator boasts two independent cooling systems to help keep food fresher for longer.”

Best French Door: GE Profile 27.7 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator ($3,099–$3,199) ‒ “This GE Profile fridge is stocked with a full-width temperature-controlled drawer with LED lights in which three accurate settings deliver the optimal temperature for your favorite foods.”

Best Counter Depth: Samsung 18 Cu. Ft. Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator ($1,388) ‒ This fridge is teeming with convenient features, including an automatic filtered ice maker, a Twin Cooling System® that maintains cooling air for the refrigerator and freezer separately, and Surround Air Flow that ensures air circulates for even cooling throughout.”

Best Side by Side: Whirlpool 25 Cu. Ft. Side by Side Refrigerator ($1,599) ‒ “This large-capacity Whirlpool fridge is the best side by side refrigerator, as it offers endless features that are not only designed to streamline organization of your foods but that are also bound to impress home cooks and dinner guests alike.”

1. Best Overall: Frigidaire 26.8 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator

  • Refrigerator Type: French Door
  • Freezer Configuration: Bottom Freezer (1)
  • Price Range: $2,349
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 36 x 69-7/8 x 33-3/8 inches
  • Available Color(s): Stainless steel (FFHB2750TS)
  • Key Features: Store-More™ door bins; Store-More™ edge-to-edge shelves; PureSource Ultra®II Ice and water filter; EvenTemp™ technology; and a freezer basket with divider

If you’re looking for the best refrigerator to buy, everyone in the family will love the ultra-spacious, ultra-customizable Frigidaire 26.8 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator (FFHB2750TS). Equipped with adjustable storage that offers over 100 ways to organize the interior, this fridge grants you the flexibility to prepare meals your way.

In terms of convenience, Store-More™ door bins and edge-to-edge shelves allow you to keep food within easy reach, and PureSource Ultra® II Water Filters remove 99.3% of lead and 99.9% of cysts from your household water. And in the spirit of preserving what matters most, Even Temp™ technology maintains an even temperature throughout the refrigerator while the humidity-controlled crisper drawers can be arranged to sit side-by-side or stacked on top of each other.

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2. Best Value: Frigidaire 18 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator

  • Refrigerator Type: Top Freezer
  • Freezer Configuration: Top Freezer
  • Price Range: $819
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 30 x 66-1/8 x 30-1/8 inches
  • Available Color(s): Stainless steel (FFTR1821TS)
  • Key Features: Store-More™ door bin; Store-More™ humidity-controlled crisper drawers; reversible door; 1/2-width deli drawer; and a full-width wire freezer shelf

Affordably priced, the Frigidaire 18 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator (FFTR1821TS) helps keep your fruits and vegetables fresh in humidity-controlled crisper drawers—and not to mention organized. This fridge also offers Store-More™ storage fittings and a full-width wire freezer shelf that helps you can find food quickly.

Most conveniently, this top freezer refrigerator is designed with a reversible door, which can be installed to open left or right, depending on your needs.

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3. Best Luxury: KitchenAid 24.17 Cu. Ft. Built In French Door Refrigerator

  • Refrigerator Type: French Door, Built In
  • Freezer Configuration: Bottom Freezer (1)
  • Price Range: $9,999
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 41-1/2 x 24 x 83-1/2 inches
  • Certification(s): ENERGY STAR qualified
  • Available Color(s): Stainless steel (KBFN502ESS)
  • Key Features: FreshFlow™ Air Filter; FreshFlow™ Produce Preserver; SatinGlide® System with Soft-Close; and an automatic ice maker

If your budget can afford your ambitions for more, the KitchenAid 24.17 Cu. Ft. Built In French Door Refrigerator (KBFN502ESS) is a beautiful refrigeration unit that combines professionally inspired styling with sleek touches for the home. Among its luxurious amenities, this built-in refrigerator boasts two independent cooling systems to help keep food fresher for longer—the FreshFlow™ Air Filter helps minimize odors while the FreshFlow™ Produce Preserver helps delay over-ripening.

Moreover, intuitive controls make it easy to precisely adjust the temperature of both the refrigerator and freezer, and adjustable, spill-resistant glass shelves prevent messes from spilling over into other parts of the refrigerator with shelf edges that are nano-etched with a finely textured surface.

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4. Best French Door: GE Profile 27.7 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator

  • Refrigerator Type: French Door
  • Freezer Configuration: Bottom Freezer (1)
  • Price Range: $3,099–$3,199
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 35-3/4 x 69-7/8 x 36-1/4 inches
  • Certification(s): ENERGY STAR qualified and ADA compliant
  • Available Color(s): Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel (PFE28KYNFS); Slate (PFE28KMKES); and Black Stainless Steel (PFE28KBLTS)
  • Key Features: Showcase LED lighting; Quick Space shelf; a drop-down tray; and Turbo Cool setting

Increasingly popular for their style-forward appeal, French door refrigerators are a great option for large families. In our eyes, the GE Profile 27.7 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator (PFE28KYNFS, PFE28KMKES, and PFE28KBLTS) is the best French door refrigerator. And it’s not hard to see why, with a fingerprint-resistant steel finish that you can easily wipe for a look that’s always sparkling, a hands-free autofill water dispenser, and a drop-down tray that allows for extra door storage when you need it and that tucks away when you don’t.

If that’s not impressive enough, this GE Profile fridge is stocked with a full-width temperature-controlled drawer with LED lights in which three accurate settings deliver the optimal temperature for your favorite foods—whether you’re harboring a charcuterie board for tomorrow’s party or an assortment of wines for a special occasion.

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5. Best Counter Depth: Samsung 18 Cu. Ft. Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator

  • Refrigerator Type: French Door
  • Freezer Configuration: Bottom Freezer (1)
  • Price Range: ­­$1,388
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 32-1/5 x 70-4/5 x 30-1/2 inches
  • Certification(s): ENERGY STAR qualified
  • Available Color(s): Stainless Steel (RF18HFENBSR)
  • Key Features: Twin Cooling System®; Surround Air Flow; Power Freeze and Power Cool options; and two crisper drawers

Who says the built-in look is just for high-end kitchens? By design, counter depth refrigerators are meant to sit as flush as possible with your cabinets and countertops for a cleaner, more customized look. That said, the best counter depth refrigerator for smaller residential kitchens is the Samsung 18 Cu. Ft. Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator (RF18HFENBSR). This Samsung fridge is teeming with convenient features, including an automatic, filtered ice maker in the freezer, a Twin Cooling System® that maintains cooling air for the refrigerator and freezer separately, and Surround Air Flow that ensures air circulates for even cooling throughout the refrigerator.

product image of Samsung RF18HFENBSR French door refrigerator

6. Best Side by Side: Whirlpool 25 Cu. Ft. Side by Side Refrigerator

  • Refrigerator Type: Side by Side
  • Freezer Configuration: Side by Side
  • Price Range: $1,599
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 35-7/8 x 69-3/5 x 33-3/5 inches
  • Available Color(s): Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel (WRS555SIHZ)
  • Key Features: Infinity Slide Shelf; Pizza Pocket; in-door ice storage; frameless glass shelves; and humidity-controlled crispers

Recommended for large families or households that shop for their groceries in bulk, the large-capacity Whirlpool 25 Cu. Ft. Side by Side Refrigerator (WRS555SIHZ) is the best side by side refrigerator, as it offers endless features that are not only designed to streamline organization of your foods but that are also bound to impress home cooks and dinner guests alike.

Electronic upfront temperature controls allow you to choose the ideal temperature for your favorite foods, the LED dispenser nightlight helps you easily find water and ice when you are feeling parched at night, and adaptive defrost automatically monitors the freezer environment and runs the cycle only when necessary. And in the freezer, the adjustable Pizza Pocket shelf helps you easily store frozen pizzas upright without trying to fit them on flat freezer shelves.

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Shop the Best Refrigerators in San Diego at Aztec

Remember to shop local! At Aztec Appliance, our mission is not only to help you achieve your appliance dreams, but we also want to bring value to your home beyond materialistic amenities. Our hope is to give you the opportunity to bring purpose back to dinner time.

If you have any questions regarding the best refrigerators in San Diego, feel free to contact our Aztec Appliance team at (858) 987-5777 or visit us at our San Diego, CA location. More accessible than ever, our experts can also be reached via chat!