Best French Door Fridges in Australia

We read hundreds of customer reviews to find the best French door fridge available to buy in Australia across a range of categories.

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The best French Door Fridges in Australia

How did we pick this list?

Our editorial team selected the products on this list based on extensive research and real customer reviews. For each category we identified the products with the highest review score within those categories.

Read more detail on our methodology below.

Best French door fridge overall: Samsung 533L French Door Refrigerator SRF533DLS

Pros

  • Good price in its category
  • Chilled water dispenser

Cons

  • Lacking the bells and whistles of more expensive French door fridges
  • Water reservoir has to be manually refilled

Price (RRP): $2,349

Buy at Appliances Online
Buy at The Good Guys
Buy at Bing Lee

Why we chose it

Samsung's 533L 3-door fridge is a perfect all-rounder French door fridge for most households, and its reviews reflect that. It's a top seller on appliance retailers Bing Lee and The Good Guys, also boasting an average review score of 4.6 from 47 reviews on Appliances Online.

This Samsung fridge boasts a convenient chilled water dispenser that doesn't require a plumbing hookup--just fill up the internal 4L reservoir yourself. The fridge and freezer are cooled separately via Samsung's Twin Cooling tech, while the freezer also includes a handy twist ice maker.

With a mid-range RRP of $2349, the Samsung 533L French door can also be found on sale for under $2000 from certain retailers.

What users say

Absolutely love this fridge. it is large and the freezer space is good. The cold water without needing to be plumbed is a great function and I love the ice cube tray.


Best budget French door fridge: Haier 514L French Door Fridge HRF520FHS

Pros

  • 4-star energy rating
  • Drawer-style freezer

Cons

  • Manually refilled water container
  • No in-built ice tray

Price (RRP): $1,599

Buy at Appliances Online
Buy at The Good Guys
Buy at Bing Lee

Why we chose it

Haier's range of French door fridges are popular in lower price ranges, but the HRF520FHS is by far the best reviewed thanks to its fantastic 4-star energy rating and handy cooled water dispenser. The 514L fridge boasts an average rating of 4.5 from 138 reviews on Appliances Online, and a rating of 4.5 from another 172 reviews on The Good Guys.

With its sub-$2000 price range, the Haier fridge is short on bells and whistles, but is a good quality French door fridge at a low price. This appliance includes a drawer freezer instead of a door, which is perfect for households working with a small kitchen.

The Haier fridge has a non-plumbed water dispenser with a refillable 2.5L water container. You can also control and view the temperature at a glance with an external temperature display and control.

What users say

This fridge has so many useful features. The no plumbing needed chilled water dispenser, the extra choices for temperature and extra bright inside light to name a few. The textured stainless steel doors look very classy . The inset door recesses for opening and closing eliminate fingerprints on the outer surface. Definitely recommend.


Best mid-range French door fridge: Fisher & Paykel 519L French Door Fridge RF522ADX35

Pros

  • Good for compact spaces
  • Easy access to freezer

Cons

  • Door space somewhat limited
  • No dispenser

Price (RRP): $2,599

Buy at Appliances Online
Buy at The Good Guys
Buy at Bing Lee

Why we chose it

While Fisher & Paykel's 519L French door fridge is fairly simple compared to its competitors, it boasts build quality where it counts, and is highly rated by Australian consumers. It has an average rating of 4.7 from 84 reviews on Appliances Online, and a rating of 4.5 from 109 reviews on The Good Guys.

The Fisher & Paykel fridge's biggest selling point is its ActiveSmart technology which intelligently monitors and adjusts temperature, airflow, and humidity inside your fridge. While it may not have a water or ice dispenser, this fridge puts its special features where it counts.

The 519L fridge also has an ergonomic drawer-style freezer for ease of access. With a 3.5 star energy rating, this fridge is among the higher performers for this style of fridge in terms of energy efficiency, too.

What users say

It is sleek and stylish which adds to the look of our compact kitchen. The door width is certainly a feature which works in this compact area. We enjoy the display of storage shelves and food compartments which allow easy access.


Best premium French door fridge: LG 706L French Door Instaview Fridge GF-V706BSL

Pros

  • Ice and water dispenser
  • Double knock to check inside easily

Cons

  • Extra features almost double the price
  • Ice dispensers prone to failure and expensive to fix

Price (RRP): $5,398

Buy at Appliances Online
Buy at The Good Guys
Buy at Bing Lee

Why we chose it

For a high-range fridge with all the premium features, Aussie consumers recommend LG's Instaview French door fridge. Reviewers on The Good Guys have awarded this fridge an average rating of 5 stars from 49 reviews, while Bing Lee reviewers have rated it 4.5 stars on average.

This fridge's biggest distinguishing feature is the Instaview panel on the right side door, which will turn transparent and display the contents of the fridge when you knock twice. The LG Instaview also features a "Pure and Fresh" fridge deodorising system, a low-profile chilled ice and water dispenser, as well as app connectivity to change fridge settings on the fly. Wasted space is minimised with "extra space" compartments for storing eggs, cheese, and charcuterie.

The fridge is a 4-door design, with the freezer also having double door access, reducing the amount of space it requires to open.

What users say

We've had this fridge for a couple of weeks now and was surprised at how quickly we adapted to it after 10 years with our older fridge. The freezer is an awesome size and has allowed us to get rid of our deep freezer. The ice maker is the greatest. I just love making drinks with crushed ice!


Best energy efficient French door fridge: Haier 514L French Door Fridge HRF520FHC

Pros

  • Chilled water dispenser
  • Great energy rating

Cons

  • Manually refilled water
  • Build quality in line with budget models

Price (RRP): $1,699

Buy at Appliances Online
Buy at The Good Guys
Buy at Bing Lee

Why we chose it

If energy efficiency is a big priority for you in buying appliances, Haier's range comes highly recommended, but especially the 514L French door fridge. On Appliances Online it has an average rating of 4.9, while The Good Guys reviewers have awarded it an average of 4.5 stars.

The Haier 514L is a slim profile French door fridge with a drawer-style freezer for situations where space is limited. It has a non-plumbed water dispenser with a refillable 2.5 litre container. Its biggest selling point is its impressive 4-star energy rating, which is the best available for French door fridges.

With a sleek, matte black finish, the Haier fridge will look good in any kitchen. It also boasts the added utility of a digital temperature display and control on the front.

What users say

I am extremely happy with this fridge freezer. It's quiet, energy efficient, and has heaps of space. The water dispenser not needing plumbing is great for us in a rental, and I can use filtered water. The non-slip shelves are great. I love the drawers in the freezer as well, perfect dimensions to be useful.


Best smart French door fridge: Samsung 671L Family Hub Refrigerator SRF671BFH2

Pros

  • In-built media centre and app functionality
  • Ice and water dispenser

Cons

  • Expensive features more prone to failure
  • High price point

Price (RRP): $4,999

Buy at The Good Guys
Buy at Bing Lee

Why we chose it

For a smart fridge you can't beat Samsung, like the top-rated Samsung 671L Family Hub French door fridge. It boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on The Good Guys, with 96% of reviewers saying they would recommend it to other buyers.

The Samsung smart fridge boast all the latest connectivity features, as well as a display on the fridge door. Built-in cameras mean you can check the contents of your fridge from the app, while in-built software helps you manage not just shopping lists but also to-do lists and family chores.

The fridge doubles as a kitchen-based entertainment system, with speakers and a video display to play the entertainment of your choice while working in the kitchen. The Samsung fridge also has a section of the freezer that can be converted to fridge temperatures, to balance out storage space when needed, as well as an in-door ice maker and water cooler.

What users say

I love the features, quality, service. It's a very beautiful product you can use for your needs as well as for your entertainment, I love to see news while I'm working in the kitchen, I don't need to buy photo frames anymore as it works as a slide view.


Methodology

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Best products chosen
  • We compared the full range of French door fridges available in Australia from multiple retailers.
  • We based our ratings on real customer reviews from retailers including Appliances Online and The Good Guys, with supplemental ratings from Bing Lee and consideration given to extra features when two products were comparably reviewed.
  • The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

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