A French-door refrigerator is one that has a freezer on the bottom and two doors on top that open to a full-width refrigerator. Some models also include a counter-height shallow drawer that is ideal for storing snacks or produce.
French-door refrigerators provide eye-level access to fresh food, but their interior is large enough for wide items like pizza boxes and sheet cakes, which is considered to be an advantage over side-by-side refrigerators. French-door units are available with ice and water dispensers in the door, although that option usually adds to the cost. Narrow French-style doors allow for installation in spaces that are too tight for full-width doors.