Some good refrigerator brands are Frigidaire, GE, LG, Samsung and Whirlpool, according to a 2014 review by Consumer Reports. The rating agency highlights specific types of refrigerators for each brand. Frigidaire is noted for its top-freezers, while GE and LG are recommended for their French-door bottom-freezers.
LG is also recognized for its side-by-side refrigerators. Consumer Reports mentions Samsung for its four-door and side-by-sides models. Whirlpool's French-door and built-in refrigerators are favored.
Consumer Reports rates a refrigerator based on several factors, such as how well it maintains its set temperatures even when the room temperature changes. Noise level, energy efficiency, size, capacity and estimated yearly cost are also considered.