In addition to their sleek design, models with this configuration are loaded with must-have innovations
If you want your kitchen to look like no other, adding a true 4-door refrigerator to the design will be a leap in the right direction. Although the 4-door refrigerator category has been around for years, most models feature French doors on top, a pullout middle drawer, and a bottom freezer. True 4-door models are just that—a refrigerator with four hinged doors that form a perfect quadrant.
In addition to altering the overall look of the appliance, this new configuration often changes the interior layout and, as a result, the way you interact with your refrigerator. That’s especially true with two newcomers from LG, both of which rival the best models in our refrigerator Ratings of hundreds of tested models.
The 4-door LG LPCS34886C, $6,000, is the most interesting of the new fleet of true 4-door models. For starters, it has the most usable capacity—24.4 cubic feet—of any refrigerator we’ve ever tested. So if you live in a big household or entertain a lot, this behemoth is sure to please.
The two upper doors for the fresh-food section are loaded with features, including twin door-in-door compartments that let you grab beverages and other everyday items without reaching all the way into the refrigerator’s main compartment. And it comes in a unique luminous black finish.
As for performance, which after all is what matters most in a refrigerator, the LG LPCS34886C is a top scorer for the category (alongside the Samsung Chef Collection RF34H9960S4), thanks to its superb temperature control, energy efficiency, and quietness.
The LG LPXS30866D performed nearly as well as the LG LPCS34886C, and at $3,900 it’s a relative bargain next to its brandmate. The black stainless steel finish is one key difference with this 4-door refrigerator, and it’s one you’ll appreciate if you have kids or pets, since it’s much more resistant to smudges and fingerprints. In terms of features, it has a single door-in-door compartment (which, quite frankly, might be enough) and a through-the-door ice and water dispenser. Six storage compartments and six door bins help keep the freezer well organized.
Our latest tests also include a true 4-door refrigerator from Blomberg: the Blomberg BRFD2650SSN. At $2,700, it’s the least expensive of its kind, though it also landed near the bottom of our Ratings. That was largely due to its subpar energy efficiency; it was also a bit noisier than some of the recommended 4-door refrigerators. Temperature control on the Blomberg is very good, and this fridge has some nice convenience features, including an external water dispenser and touchpad controls. And like any true 4-door refrigerator, it will help give your kitchen a truly original look.