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One of the reasons refrigerators are such a tough buy is the hefty price tag: the majority of standard-sized fridges on the market cost over $1000 and some are priced at $2000 and above. This is likely the reason that the #2 most discussed topic in user opinions is value; consumers care about whether or not they're getting their money's worth when buying a fridge.
Opinions show that the best value units are the mid-sized and large refrigerators that cost under $1500 (which is considered inexpensive for a refrigerator). With several exceptions, users usually find simple, top-freezer refrigerators to be of much higher value than fancier units with many added features, such as ice and water dispensers.
Among the brands, GE and Frigidaire are ranked highest for overall value,

Best Value Refrigerators

Buzzrake conducted a thorough analysis of the collected opinions and produced the following rankings for the Best Value Refrigerators. Buzzrake considered how frequently each refrigerator's value is mentioned by users, and whether it is mentioned positively or negatively.
#1 rated in best value: GE 18.1 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator, scored 100/100100

1. GE 18.1 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator

Users consider the GE 18.1 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator the #1 best refrigerator for the money. This refrigerator's quality ratings are much higher than average. Opinions show that it is very reliable. However, users report that this fridge is somewhat loud.
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#2 rated in best value: Frigidaire 16.5 Cu. Ft. Top-Mount Refrigerator, scored 100/10099

2. Frigidaire 16.5 Cu. Ft. Top-Mount Refrigerator

Users consider the Frigidaire 16.5 Cu. Ft. Top-Mount Refrigerator the #2 best refrigerator for the money. This refrigerator's quality ratings are high compared to other refrigerators. Opinions show that it is very reliable. However, users report that this fridge is not as quiet as other fridges.
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#3 rated in best value: Frigidaire Gallery 22.6 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator, scored 99/10099

3. Frigidaire Gallery 22.6 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator

According to users, the Frigidaire Gallery 22.6 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator is the #3 best refrigerator in terms of value. Users find that they are really getting their money's worth with this product and its value rating is high above average. This product is of high quality. In addition, opinions show that users are pleased with this refrigerator and would recommend it to others.
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#4 rated in best value: Hotpoint 18.1 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator, scored 96/10096

4. Hotpoint 18.1 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator

Users rank the Hotpoint 18.1 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator the #4 best refrigerator in terms of value. Users report that this fridge is quiet. This system is priced below average for a mid-sized refrigerator. Users find that they are really getting their money's worth with this product and its value rating is high above average. In addition, this refrigerator's quality ratings are high compared to other refrigerators.
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#5 rated in best value: GE 25.3 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator, scored 95/10095

5. GE 25.3 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator

The GE 25.3 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator is the #5 best value refrigerator. Users find that they are really getting their money's worth with this product and it is rated high above average for value. This refrigerator is described by consumers as quite stylish. However, opinions show that it is not a reliable refrigerator.
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