An October 2014 Consumer Report review of the quietest kitchen appliances recommended a number of refrigerator makes and models. Generally, units from manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, Kenmore, Whirlpool, Haier and Bosch Linea garnered top ratings, depending on the configuration of the appliance.
The two quietest four-door refrigerator models with a bottom freezer were both from Samsung: the Chef Collection and T9000, with average prices of $5,400 and $3,500 respectively. They were chosen from four top picks by the review. Likewise, LG's LFX32945ST and Kenmore's 7160, both three-door refrigerators with bottom freezers, earned excellent marks out of a field of 13 models. The LG retails for approximately $3,000, while the Kenmore, at an average price of $1,700, collected a Consumer Report "Best Buy" distinction.
In the category of conventional bottom-freezer refrigerators, Kenmore rated again with three quiet models, as did the LG LDC24370ST. The latter had a suggested value of $1,650, while the Kenmore units ranged in price from $950 to $1,510. The comparison of low-noise refrigerators that feature a top freezer noted the Whirlpool WRT771REY, retailing around $1,100, and the Haier HT21TS45SW, with an estimated price of $800. Neither model earned an "excellent" rating, although these two garnered "very good" scores. Finally, for side-by-side models, the Samsung RS25H512SR, valued around $1,900, and the Bosch Linea 800, retailing at approximately $2,700, drew excellent marks for quiet operation.