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If you’re scared your refrigerator is on the brink of death, or you’re simply sick of the one you use everyday, then it may be worth splurging and finally getting a new one, especially when all of the Black Friday appliance deals are in full force. As someone who is quite familiar with appliance promotions, thanks to my numerous years of experience working in the corporate office of a national appliance manufacturer, I can tell you with almost certainty that buying a refrigerator during the Black Friday timeframe is one of the best times to buy throughout the year.
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Deals by refrigerato type
- Top mount refrigerator without ice maker
- Bottom freezer refrigerators
- Side-by-side refrigerators
- French door refrigerators
Top mount refrigerators
If you need a refrigerator for your garage or your kitchen, then check out this Frigidaire 20-cu.ft. option that’s garage-ready or ready for your kitchen. While it doesn’t have a ton of bells and whistles (or an ice maker), it does have glass shelves and an EvenTemp cooling system—and it’s 29% off ($778, normally $1,099).
Frigidaire 30 in. 20 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator in Stainless Steel, Energy Star, Silver
LG 30 in. W 20 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator w/ LED Lighting, SmartDiagnosis and Multi-Air Flow in Stainless Steel
If you’re looking for a top-freezer refrigerator that comes with an ice maker, then check out the LG 20.2-cu ft stainless steel refrigerator for $648 (normally $777). The LED lights mean you can actually see what’s inside your refrigerator and it has hidden hinges for a more sleek look.
LG 30 in. W 20 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator w/ LED Lighting, SmartDiagnosis and Multi-Air Flow in Stainless Steel, Silver
You don’t have to spend your entire paycheck on a suitable refrigerator and the Amana 18.2 cu. ft. refrigerator in stainless steel shows you how. It has numerous notable features, such as glass shelves and flip-up storage, so you can stay organized in your fridge.
Amana 18.2 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator in Stainless Steel, Silver
Bottom freezer refrigerators
If you like the idea of the freezer on the bottom so you have easier access to the main part of your refrigerator, then take a look at the Whirlpool 22 cu. ft. bottom freezer stainless steel option. You can save 30% ($1,398, normally $1,999) and enjoy an appliance loaded with features like spill-proof glass shelves and an icemaker.
Whirlpool 22 cu. ft. Bottom Freezer Refrigerator in Stainless Steel with Spill Guard Glass Shelves, Silver
Samsung 36 in. 27.4 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator in Fingerprint-Resistant Stainless Steel, Standard Depth
If a side-by-side is more your style, then the Samsung 27.4 cu. ft. shouldn’t disappoint. It also includes fingerprint-free stainless steel, which anyone with a messy household can appreciate—and it’s $1,098 (normally $1,599). Shopping tip: Samsung also made our list for the best washer and dryer Black Friday deals and the best dishwasher Black Friday deals.
Samsung 36 in. 27.4 cu. ft. Side by Side Refrigerator in Fingerprint-Resistant Stainless Steel, Standard Depth, Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel
French door refrigerators
If you love the larger capacity and beauty of the french door style, consider the GE 27.7 cu. ft. with fingerprint-resistant stainless steel. It’s loaded with features and has plenty of space, plus it’s an amazing 42% off right now ($1,898, normally $3,299).
27.7 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator in Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel, ENERGY STAR
If three doors aren’t enough and you want to maximize your organization with a fourth door, then you’ll love the Whirlpool 24.5 cu. ft. french door refrigerator in fingerprint-resistant stainless steel for $1,998 (normally $2,999). You (and your kids) will love having easy access to their favorite refrigerated snacks with this option.
Whirlpool 24.5 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator in Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel
French door refrigerators offer you plenty of storage while looking great in your kitchen, but they can get pricey. The LG 25 cu. ft. french door refrigerator in stainless steel gives you numerous noteworthy features, but without the hefty price tag ($1,298, regularly $1,777).
LG 33 in. W 25 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel, PrintProof Stainless Steel
You can get both the French door style and the counter-depth design (so it won’t stick out in front of your countertops) with the Frigidaire 22.6 cu. ft. counter-depth refrigerator for $1,848, regularly $2,999. The compact design is still big on features though, including a water and ice dispenser, plus large storage bins.
Frigidaire 22.6 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel, Counter-Depth, Silver
If you’re looking for a premium option for your kitchen, then the KitchenAid 26.8 cu. ft. French door refrigerator with PrintShield Finish may be just what you need. If the outside doesn’t wow you then the platinum interior will, plus all the other features it offers for $2,698 (regularly $3,699).
KitchenAid 26.8 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel with PrintShield Finish
What you need to know for Black Friday
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday immediately follows Thanksgiving day (in the United States), which always happens on the fourth Thursday of November. This year Black Friday is on November 24th. It’s become the biggest shopping day of the year and there’s no reason to think this year will be any different.
However, before you set your alarm for an early wakeup call, so you can stand in line for a great Black Friday refrigerator deal, I have good news for you. You can get the “Black Friday” pricing for refrigerators throughout the entire month of November. Most appliance manufacturers offer their best pricing for the entire month, not just for one day. While the retailer may have their own promotion, you can get an amazing deal no matter the day during almost the entire month.
What deals should I expect on refrigerators?
Based on my experience, Black Friday is the best time of year to purchase a refrigerator, washer and dryer, or any other appliance. Appliance manufacturers need to move their inventory before the end of the year. That means they need hot promotions with the retailers, so no one is stuck with too many refrigerators. You should notice almost all appliance manufacturers have steep discounts, which means you can end up getting a fantastic deal.
What kind of refrigerator deals did they have last year?
There are always robust deals for refrigerators for Black Friday. Last year we saw heavy discounts with products such as:
- GE Profile 27.9-Cubic Foot Smart 4-Door French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel at The Home Depot for $3,198 (Save $1,001)
- LG 30-Inch, 22-Cubic Foot French Door Refrigerator with Ice Maker in Stainless Steel at The Home Depot for $1,398 (Save $601)
- Samsung 35.75-Inch, 28.2-Cubic Foot. 3-Door French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel at The Home Depot for $1,498 (Save $701)
These represent a small portion of the deals found last year, but it perfectly illustrates how much you can save by seeking out one of the refrigerators on sale.
How to get a good deal on refrigerator on Black Friday
Almost all appliance manufacturers put out their best Black Friday deals and pricing during the entire month of November, which means you can usually start shopping earlier in the month and get the same price you would on Black Friday. You may find a different price if the retailer (the one selling the appliance) offers an additional discount, but the appliance manufacturers offer the same discounts through all retailers, thanks to laws governing the pricing.
You’ll see discounts with almost every major brand of refrigerator. As you start shopping around and comparing prices, take a look at the pricing of the most popular national brands such as:
- And many more
If there’s a particular brand you’re interested in, try starting with the manufacturer’s website. You can research your favorite features and style, then narrow down your choices based on availability in your area.
How to choose the best refrigerator for you
You can get quite specific on features for refrigerators and there are numerous bells and whistles available, from a temperature-controlled door to child safety locks. Before you pick out the fun features, start with the basics to help you choose the best refrigerator.
- Capacity: Expressed in cubic feet, how much space does the refrigerator have? While you may want as much capacity as possible, it can mean the refrigerator becomes too large for your space.
- Number of doors: This influences the style of the refrigerator. Two doors can either be side by side, of equal length (called a side-by-side) or a larger door on the bottom with a smaller door on top (called a top-mount) or freezer on bottom, larger refrigerator door on top (bottom freezer). The French Door style features three doors and opens up like real French doors. Some of these come with an extra fourth-drawer, for snacks or additional freezer space.
- Finish/color: The finish is an important factor because of the size. A stainless steel refrigerator typically costs more because steel is more expensive. However, you can find models with stainless steel on the front only. Other colors include black and white, but there may be other niche colors available. Specialty finishes, including fingerprint-resistant stainless and black stainless, are great options, too. They’re much easier to keep clean.
- Ice maker: Not all refrigerators come with an ice maker, so make sure this is included if it’s a feature you want. If it does come with one, you can choose an internal (inside the freezer) or external (outside on the door).
- Counter-depth vs. regular depth: A counter-depth refrigerator lines up flush with your counters, creating a sleek, streamlined look in your kitchen. It also limits the capacity and is often more expensive because it requires a different compressor. You can expect regular depth to jut out a few inches, which can limit a walkway, but can be less expensive.
Whichever refrigerator you choose, make sure you properly measure your space before you add to cart! If you have an older home or awkward space, then it may not accommodate the refrigerator you have your eye on.
Where to find Black Friday deals on refrigerators
You have a variety of options for purchasing a refrigerator. The big box stores, including Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Best Buy are great places to start because they carry floor models, so you can go in and physically look at the refrigerator. If they don’t have the exact one you want then they can help you order it online. Wayfair is another online shopping option, offering a much wider selection and the same Black Friday deals you find at other retailers.
You can also find the same deals at smaller, regional retailers, such as Abt Electronics or AJ Madison, and they can deliver throughout the U.S. You should find the pricing as competitive as the big box store, but they may also have their own in-store promotion going on for further savings.
While you can find some appliances on Amazon, it’s not the best for selection.
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