When you come home from the store with bags of fresh produce, deli meat, or other perishables, the last thing you want to worry about is where to put it all. For most families, a bottom freezer refrigerator puts your most used items right at eye level, and provides plenty of room for your frozen goods, like veggies, frozen meals, and the important stuff — like ice cream. A bottom freezer refrigerator includes a freezer drawer below the fresh-food compartment and allows you to access all your favorite refrigerated goods, without any strain. If you’re in the market for a new energy-efficient refrigerator with modern features, Albert Lee has you covered with our list of the best bottom freezer refrigerators, as well as what to look for before making the big purchase.
At a Glance:
Bottom Freezer Refrigerator: What to Look For
A bottom freezer refrigerator is often defined by its door design and depth. Making the best choice for your home depends on several factors like the layout of your kitchen, your budget, and your personal preferences. When it comes to door design, your model should have a single door for the fresh-food compartment. When it comes to depth, you can choose between a standard-depth or counter-depth model. If you want to spend less, then consider a single door model, and if your kitchen is a little tight on space, consider a counter-depth model, but know it'll likely cost a bit more.
Bottom freezer refrigerators can range anywhere from 11.9 cubic feet in narrow models to 27 cubic feet in larger ones. You'll want to consider not only the total capacity of the fridge, but how this number breaks down between the fridge and freezer compartments. An average-sized household can typically fit a week's worth of groceries in a model with around 15 cubic feet of fresh-food storage and 6 cubic feet of frozen-food storage (or a total of 21 cubic feet).
Ice and Water Dispenser
An ice and water dispenser isn’t a necessity, but it’s a common feature in bottom freezer fridges, including models with French doors or a multiple-door design. Typically, a bottom freezer refrigerator with water dispenser is located on the door of a model and dispenses ice and water at the push of a button. Some dispense both crushed and cubed ice while some higher-end fridges also have dispensers with auto-filling technology, which senses the size of your cup and fills it accordingly. Your budget and the size of your household will determine whether or not your model includes a dispenser and how advanced that dispenser is.
Our Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerators
Now that you know a little more about bottom freezer refrigerators and their capabilities, take a look at some of our favorites:
GE bottom freezer refrigerators provide everything you need for exceptional food preservation and a convenient design. This best overall bottom freezer refrigerator boasts 20.9 cubic feet of space to provide plenty of room to store all your cold foods, and with the Turbo Cool setting, your perishables will stay fresh much longer. A sliding snack drawer provides some flexibility in your fridge and seamlessly creates more space for tall items, upfront temperature controls regulate both fresh food and freezer sections, and LED lighting makes it easy to find all your favorite foods under natural-looking light.
2. Best Budget: Beko 11.43 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Free Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Refrigerator-BFBF2414SS
Beko bottom freezer refrigerators deliver top-tier efficiency and modern features that make your life easier, even if you’re on a strict budget. Equipped with electronic controls and fingerprint-free stainless steel, you can be sure this winner of the 2020 Energy Star Emerging Technology Award is the ideal place to store your food. And with a built-in Active Fresh blue light, fruits and vegetables stay fresh up to 30 percent longer and retain more vitamins and nutrients due to this new technology that simulates natural lighting conditions, extending the photosynthesis process in the refrigerator.
3. Best Luxury: Monogram® 21.33 Cu. Ft. Custom Panel Built In Bottom Freezer Refrigerator-ZIC360NNRH
For those with an exquisite taste for the finer things, this Monogram bottom freezer refrigerator checks all of the boxes for those looking for a luxuriously designed fridge. With custom cabinet-compatible panels and handles, you can truly personalize your fridge’s appearance to match your kitchen’s décor. And to provide top-level care for your foods and beverages, this bottom freezer refrigerator is equipped with adjustable spill-proof glass shelves, humidity controlled vegetable compartments, as well as six additional door bins for optimum storage and preservation. This fridge also comes with a GE water filtration system that makes the cleanest, best tasting ice along with providing some of the highest quality H2O for your home.
4. Best Counter Depth: Beko 16.2 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Free Stainless Steel Freestanding Bottom Freezer Refrigerator-BFBF3018SS
If you’re looking for a counter depth bottom freezer refrigerator that will deliver some of the best results, this model from Beko could very well be the one for you. The counter-depth design means it will sit flush with your countertops, making your kitchen appear very high-end. On top of that, this counter depth bottom freezer fridge features NeoFrost Dual Cooling Technology that cools twice as fast with two separate cooling systems that maintain optimal humidity while keeping the freezer dry and frost-free. Highly efficient, long-lasting LED lights are strategically placed along walls to illuminate every shelf separately to make finding what you need a breeze, while IonGuard technology creates a fresh-air environment inside your refrigerator to protect and preserve foods longer and eliminate odor transfer.
5. Best With Ice Maker: GE® Series 24.9 Cu. Ft. Bottom Freezer Refrigerator-Stainless Steel-GDE25ESKSS
Enjoy a polished look and easy-access cleaning with this GE bottom freezer refrigerator with ice maker that includes edge-to-edge shelves that extend the full width of the refrigerator, while a freezer below accommodates items of all shapes and sizes. And with a factory-installed ice maker, you can enjoy the coldest ice whenever you please with LED lighting inside to make it easy to find your favorite items all in one place.
6. Best With Water Dispenser: Beko 16.4 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Built In Bottom Freezer Refrigerator-BBBF3019IMWESS
Enjoy the freshest food that lasts up to 30 days with this Beko bottom freezer refrigerator with water dispenser. Between dual cooling, photosynthesis-activating Active Fresh blue light and advanced IonGuard technology, your food stays fresh for much longer than with the standard fridge. With the convenience of flexible storage, an interior filtered water dispenser, and an inner digital display, you’ll always be able to store your food and drink items at the appropriate temperature. And with an immensely strong turbo ice maker, you can generate a cool 11 pounds of ice in just 24 hours for even more added convenience.
Get the flexibility your family needs with purposeful spaces that store more of your favorite refrigerated items with this Whirlpool bottom freezer refrigerator. This best 30 inch bottom refrigerator is equipped with Adaptive Defrost which senses and adapts to your foods to help save energy and provides improved food preservation by running the defrost cycle only when needed. And with an easily accessible freezer drawer, it’s never been more simple to organize and grab your favorite frozen items.
With an incredibly spacious 26 cubic feet of space, this LG bottom freezer refrigerator provides ample room for all of yours and your family’s favorite foods, and keeps them seamlessly organized within reach. This best 33 inch bottom freezer features a state-of-the-art Smart Cooling system that’s designed to maintain superior conditions within the refrigerator. Meanwhile, strategically-placed vents in every section surround your food with cool air no matter where you put it, guaranteeing the highest level of freshness.
Shop Bottom Freezer Refrigerators at Albert Lee
If you need a refrigerator with valuable storage space at an affordable price point, then consider a bottom freezer fridge. They are simple to maintain and effectively control temperature for reliable food preservation. If you’d like to learn more, navigate to our refrigeration catalog for a full highlight of product attributes, prices, finishes, reviews, and more.
Once you’ve decided what will work best for your budget, home, and personal needs, don’t hesitate to visit any one of our six Albert Lee locations, and shop for the best bottom freezer refrigerators in the Pacific Northwest. For any questions or additional information, feel free to browse our digital catalog online or give us a call at your store of choice.
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