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What were the quietest refrigerator models of 2014?

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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.

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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.

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