Samsung T9000 RF32FMQDBSR, Samsung RF31FMESBSR, GE Cafe CFE29TSDSS, Kenmore Elite 7206 and Haier HT21TS45SW are listed as Consumer Reports' top refrigerator choices for 2013. Most of these picks have French-door bottom-freezer refrigerators, which the magazine noted as being popular that year.
The Samsung T9000 received the highest rating in usable capacity, with roughly 23 cubic feet. The refrigerator's energy efficiency and temperature control also impressed the reviewers. The GE Cafe model was the only refrigerator on the market at the time that dispensed hot water. Reviewers also liked the temperature performance. The other models generally rated high in temperature control and energy efficiency as well.