How to find a fridge that will last years

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How awful would it be if the fridge you just spent $1000+ on croaked after a year? Pretty darn awful. "They don't make 'em like they used to", your pop might say, and he's right; most kitchen appliances manufactured today don't last as long as older ones. Even so, some are definitely more reliable than others.
Opinions show us that reliability strongly affects a user's overall satisfaction level and strongly correlates to the product's quality. With several exceptions, users report that fridges with ice and water dispensers are less reliable. As far as styles go, the standard top-freezer design (like the one your parents had that lasted 30 years) is a safer choice than more modern layouts. The bottom line? Keep it simple. Fewer moving parts means fewer problems in the long term.
Whirlpool and Frigidaire are the most reliable refrigerator brands on the market.

Most Reliable Refrigerators

The Most Reliable Refrigerators were determined by an in-depth analysis of the collected opinions. Buzzrake took into account the frequency and manner in which the refrigerators' reliability was mentioned by users.
#1 rated in reliable: Fisher Paykel 31" ActiveSmart French Door Refrigerator, scored 96/100 96

1. Fisher Paykel 31" ActiveSmart French Door Refrigerator

The Fisher Paykel 31" ActiveSmart French Door Refrigerator is the #1 best refrigerator in terms of reliability. This refrigerator is of high quality. Opinions show that it will not fail or break after a short period of time. In addition, users are pleased with this refrigerator and would recommend it to a friend.
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#2 rated in reliable: Frigidaire 18.3 Cu. Ft. Black Top Freezer Refrigerator, scored 95/100 94

2. Frigidaire 18.3 Cu. Ft. Black Top Freezer Refrigerator

Users rate the Frigidaire 18.3 Cu. Ft. Black Top Freezer Refrigerator the #2 most reliable refrigerator. This refrigerator rates high for quality compared to other refrigerators. Also, the majority of users are pleased with this refrigerator and would recommend it to others.
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#3 rated in reliable: Kenmore Elite 51823 21.9 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator, scored 95/100 94

3. Kenmore Elite 51823 21.9 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator

The Kenmore Elite 51823 21.9 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator is the #3 most reliable refrigerator. This product is of high quality. In addition, opinions show that users are satisfied with this refrigerator and would recommend it to a friend.
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#4 rated in reliable: SMETA Upright Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator, scored 94/100 93

4. SMETA Upright Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator

Users chose the SMETA Upright Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator as the #4 most reliable refrigerator. This refrigerator's quality ratings are very high compared to other refrigerators. However, users report that this fridge is not as quiet as other fridges.
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#5 rated in reliable: Frigidaire PROFESSIONAL Stainless Steel Refrigerator, scored 93/100 93

5. Frigidaire PROFESSIONAL Stainless Steel Refrigerator

The Frigidaire PROFESSIONAL Stainless Steel Refrigerator is the #5 most reliable refrigerator. Opinions show that it is a very reliable product. Opinions show that users are pleased with this refrigerator and would recommend it to a friend. This fridge's interior layout is described as decent, as it is the same size as most full-sized refrigerators.
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