Best 6 LG Refrigerators for different budgets

BEST OVERALL

LG LMXS30796D

LG have outdone themselves with the LMXS30796D. It is not only the most spacious appliance on our list, with 30 cubic feet of space, it’s also the most attractive. It has a super clean stainless-steel finish and comes fitted with the excellent ‘InstaView’ door-in-door for an extremely modern look.

Most importantly, however, this is one of the most reliable LG refrigerators on the market, putting it head and shoulders above the rest. If you have space and the budget, this appliance is the LG refrigerator of choice.

BEST VALUE

LG LFXS28968S

This is a beast of an appliance with storage space for all your grocery needs at a fraction of the cost of more high-end refrigerators. It’s not the most beautiful of units but it’s not ugly either. The interior is well designed for the most efficient layout and it has tons of features to play with. This is easily the best value for money appliance from the LG range.

Large refrigerators are increasing in popularity and the number of appliances on the market can be overwhelming for consumers to research when looking for a new device. So, we’re going to narrow it down by revealing our favorite six models from South Korean electrical giants, LG.

1. LG LMXS30796D French Door Refrigerator

BEST LG REFRIGERATOR

4-Door French Door Smart Refrigerator with 30 cubic feet of storage space. ‘InstaView’ Door-in-Door and Wi-Fi Enabled in Black ‘fingerprint-resistant’ Stainless Steel.

  • Quick access and added organization with ‘InstaView’ Door-In-Door
  • CustomChill Drawer and Fingerprint Resistant finish
  • Smart Home & Wi-Fi enabled to operate & troubleshoot on the phone app

Things To Love

  • Reliability: One of the few LG refrigerators that are not plagued by reliability issues
  • Storage Capacity: Amongst the largest appliances on the market, with 30 cu.ft of storage space. There’s not much this refrigerator can’t hold.
  • Configuration: Multiple adjustable shelving options for complete control of your storage
  • Style: The ‘InstaView’ door giving the ability to see inside your fridge without opening it.
  • Efficiency: LG’s ‘Cold Panel Saver’ reduces cold air loss by up to 47% and thus extending the life of your produce.
  • Connectivity: ThinQ technology gives consumers the ability to monitor power usage, get maintenance tips, and use voice-activated systems like Google Home and Alexa.
  • Looks: Probably one of the sleekest refrigerators money can buy. 

What’s Not To Like?

  • Appliance Depth: With a lot of storage space this appliance is going to have a large exterior, but a 40 inches depth measurement is far more than similar-sized refrigerators.
  • The Door Slams Closed: The left door of the refrigerator closes heavily.
  • Slow Ice Production: Ice production takes an ice-age, which is not great for the larger families you would assume will be buying such a large appliance.

Final Remarks

While the LG LMXS30796D is approaching the expensive end of the spectrum, it’s not difficult to see where that extra money goes. Its enormous storage capacity means you have all the room you could need inside, but you first need to make sure you have enough room in your kitchen. 

Given that it is an LG product, it is good to see this refrigerator is more reliable than other LG models and its style is beyond comparison.

Overall Score: 18/20

2. LG LFXS28968S French Door Refrigerator

BEST VALUE LG REFRIGERATOR

3-Door French Door Refrigerator with 28 cubic feet of storage space. Wi-Fi Enabled. Available with ‘fingerprint-resistant’ Stainless Steel Finish.

  • Smart Cooling system helps keep your food fresher, longer
  • Ice & Water dispenser
  • Smart Home & Wi-Fi enabled to operate & troubleshoot on the phone app

Things To Love

  • Value For Money: Given this refrigerator has a mid-range price point, the storage space is phenomenal, the reliability is acceptable (for an LG) and it has many useful features.
  • Storage Capacity: It’s not quite the 30 cubic foot behemoth that the LMXS30796D is, but it still has an extremely healthy 28 cu.ft which makes it larger than most on the market at a fraction of the cost.
  • ‘SlimSpace+’ Technology: Usually ice makers and dispensers take up a ton of space, but thanks to LG’s design, there is still room in the door and the main body of the fridge because of the slim-lined tech.
  • Door Features: With auto-close doors, a door alarm, and a child lock, this LG appliance does its very best to ensure your product stays fresh for longer.
  • Connectivity: ThinQ technology gives consumers the ability to monitor power usage, get maintenance tips, and use voice-activated systems like Google Home and Alexa.

What’s Not To Like?

  • It’s Frail: Customers often report the stainless-steel finish gets scratched and dented easily.
  • It’s Loud: The ice maker is overly loud when producing ice.
  • Leaky Dispenser: Many consumers claim the dispenser leaks causing water to drip down the front of the appliances after use.

Final Remarks

LG LFXS28968S is a beast of an appliance with storage space for all your grocery needs at a fraction of the cost of more high-end refrigerators. It’s not the most beautiful of units but it’s not ugly either. The interior is well designed for the most efficient layout and it has tons of features to play with. This is easily the best value for money appliance from the LG range.

Overall Score: 14.5/50

3. LG LSXC22396S Side-by-Side Refrigerator

BEST SIDE BY SIDE LG REFRIGERATOR

Side by Side Smart Refrigerator with 22 Cubic Feet or Storage. Counter-Depth with ‘InstaView’ Door-in-Door in Stainless Steel Silver Finish

  • Quick access and added organization with ‘InstaView’ Door-In-Door
  • Internal Water Dispenser provides fresh filtered water
  • Smart Home & Wi-Fi enabled to operate & troubleshoot on the phone app

Things To Love

  • Side-by-Side Storage: All the other recommendations in this article have French doors, so this side-by-side appliance is a nice change of pace.
  • Counter-Depth: While a counter-depth appliance limits storage capacity somewhat, it gives the refrigerator a built-in high-quality look. It’s also beneficial to those with smaller kitchens.
  • ‘InstaView’ Window: Any LG appliance with this feature is going to get bonus points. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it’s functional and not to mention futuristic. Two quick knocks on the panel will light up the interior to showcase your food without the need to open the door.
  • ENERGY STAR Rating: This rating means the appliance has met strict criteria as set out by the US Environmental Agency, making it more efficient and better for the planet.
  • Tall Glass Ice Dispenser: An ice/water dispenser that can easily accommodate cups, glasses, bottles, and pitchers up to 12 inches in height.

What’s Not To Like?

  • Reliability: LG have reliability issues with their compressors as reported by many consumers. While they don’t affect every unit, you have to be wary of this problem.
  • Lack of Shelf Adjustability: It’s difficult to fit taller items inside the appliance and there is no real way to configure them to make that possible.
  • Can Be Noisy: The ice maker can be overly loud when producing ice. 

Final Remarks

The LG LSXC22396S is an attractive appliance at a relatively low cost compared to its big brother. The counter-depth measurements mean it is a little lacking in space, but that makes it suited to smaller kitchens. It has a decent number of features and looks fantastic from the outside.

Overall Score: 13/20

4. LG LFCS22520S French Door Refrigerator

3-Door French Door Refrigerator With 22 Cubic Feet of Storage Space. Available in Stainless Steel.

  • Smart Cooling system helps keep your food fresher, longer
  • Two crisper drawers give easy access to produce and beverages
  • 30 inch width fridge easily fits narrow and small kitchen spaces

Things To Love

  • Relatively Cheap: Low cost for a French door refrigerator making it more widely available to those on a tighter budget.
  • No Water/Ice Dispenser: The lack of something isn’t usually considered as a “pro”, however, many companies have trouble fitting issue-free dispensers making the appliance more reliable overall.
  • Simple Storage: Sometimes things work better when the design is simplified. This appliance has an easy to use, simple, symmetrical interior.
  • It Is Small But Large: Not everyone has a massive kitchen meaning there is a market for smaller appliances. This refrigerator is small on the outside, however, its simple design makes the most of the space available.
  • Very Quiet: This appliance runs quietly, thanks in part to the lack of water/ice dispenser.

What’s Not To Like?

  • Reliability: We’ve already spoken at length about LG’s reliability problems. No need to elaborate further.
  • No Water/Ice Dispenser: Yes this was listed in the “Things To Love” section however if you want an appliance that features one it’s most definitely a “con”. It is for you to decide if that trade-off is acceptable.
  • The Exterior Is Flimsy: Consumers report it is exceedingly easy to dent and scratch this appliance, so you’ll have to be careful around this product.

Final Remarks

Choosing a new kitchen appliance is all about finding the right balance between cost, size, and needs. Not everyone has a massive kitchen, not everyone needs 30 cubic feet of space and not everyone has the funds to purchase a $3000-$4000 product. LG LFCS22520S refrigerator ticks most of the right boxes for those who need something a little smaller.

Overall Score: 14/20

5. LG LMWC23626S French Door Refrigerator

4-Door French Door Counter Depth Refrigerator with 23 Cubic Feet of Space. 2 Freezer Drawers.

  • Counter-depth refrigerator creates a seamless, built-in look
  • Access fresh filtered water with NSF certified water dispenser
  • Features two crisper drawers and fingerprint-resistant finish

Things To Love

  • Looks Superb: This 4-door appliance has an appearance that wouldn’t look out of place in a professional kitchen.
  • Counter-Depth: A counter-depth appliance loses some storage space due to its smaller depth measurement, but it is compensated with a more built-in look that’s very desirable among consumers.
  • Good Storage Space: Despite the loss of space due to the appliance being counter-depth this refrigerator still has a very healthy amount of storage space thanks to its internal design.
  • Double Drawer Freezer: Most French drawer appliances have a single drawer system that is separated by baskets and slide-out compartments, while this refrigerator has two separate drawers for better organization and access.

What’s Not To Like?

  • Reliability: You know the story.
  • Low Ice: The ice maker produces only a small amount of ice.

Final Remarks

LG LMWC23626S is a good priced, good sized appliance that’s both stylish and practical. The beautiful exterior is complemented by a thoughtfully simple interior that maximizes the space at this refrigerator’s disposal.

Overall Score: 13/20

6. LG LFCC23596S French Door Refrigerator

3-Door French Door Refrigerator with 23 Cubic Feet of Storage Space. ‘InstaView’ Door-in-Door. Counter Depth.

  • Store all your family’s favorite foods with 23 cu.ft capacity
  • Fingerprint and smudge resistant finish easily wipes clean
  • Enjoy a built-in counter-depth look without a high-end price tag

Things We Love

  • Good Storage Space: Despite the loss of space due to the appliance being counter-depth this refrigerator still has a very healthy amount of storage space thanks to its internal design.
  • Counter-Depth: A counter-depth appliance ensures a high-end built-in look without paying high-end money.
  • ‘InstaView’ Door-In-Door’: This is the third appliance on our list with the ‘InstaView’ door panel. That’s because it is a fantastic feature. It brings a certain class to the appliance whilst being functional at the same time.
  • Adjustable Storage: The refrigerator has many adjustable options to ensure the consumer has tons of flexibility for all their organizational needs.

What’s Not To Like?

  • Reliability: See other reviews for info on LG’s reliability issues.
  • Loud: Consumers claim this appliance can be quite loud
  • Lack of Features: Aside from the ‘InstaView’ door, there are no real standout features available that don’t seem to come as standard on LG products. 

Final Remarks

The inclusion of the ‘InstaView’ panel and the omission of an external water/ice dispenser gives this refrigerator a very distinctive appearance, which is enhanced by the counter-depth size. While the interior of the fridge and freezer are organized efficiently to maximize space for both chilled and frozen goods.

A lack of features and LG’s compressor lower the score on an otherwise decent refrigerator.

Overall Score: 12.5/20

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