Fridges Made in the USA

A refrigerator is a huge investment for your home, and it’s hard finding models that are made with U.S. parts and by the U.S. workforce. We dug in to help you make that process a little easier. Below is our full list of fridges made in the USA (or, mostly, as you’ll find out), along with tons of details about each one and the factors we considered in our research.

Full List of Fridge Brands Made in the USA

GE


Headquarters: Boston, NY

States manufacturing in: ALGAKYNYSCTN



The Cafe Series fridge from GE is an appliance that is made from 90% American parts and 100% American labor. The size of this built-in fridge model is pretty comfortable at 42″ wide, which would work for any small to mid-size family. Featuring temperature control, it has an easy-to-read gauge and the temp is pretty even across all compartments, so you don’t get any unexpectedly cold or warm spots. One of the “cooler” features is the ability for this fridge to connect to Wi-Fi, so it can send real-time performance feedback to GE and also work with smart home assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. It has a sleek stainless steel design and a classic side-by-side look.

The ENERGY STAR French door fridge from GE is made of 84% U.S. materials and from 100% U.S. facilities and labor. Along with the typical LED lighting, humidity-controlled drawers, and other features that you come to expect from high-quality fridges these days, this GE model has a couple of different unique specs. One is that the fridge is ADA-compliant, meaning that it’s accessible and easy to open by people of varying abilities. It also has a couple of nifty features with an optional second icemaker and an advanced water filtration system.

The affordable 17.5 cubic foot top-freezer ENERGY STAR model from GE is made with 81% American materials and is exclusively assembled in American factories. For just a few hundred dollars, it comes equipped with three shelves (two adjustable) and two drawers in the main compartment, along with additional storage space in the door. The freezer has two shelves inside and additional door space as well. The temperature control is designed to be very straightforward. Other experts seem to think it’s reliable too, rated #1 in quality and dependability by The Stevenson Company, which specializes in market research for appliances.

This GE Profile Series fridge comes with all the bells and whistles, including a unique Keurig K-Cup brewing system right in the front door! Just heat up water (button on the front of the fridge or you can schedule it through the app), plug in a K-Cup, and go, getting hot coffee in your mug almost instantly. It is made of 84% U.S. materials and 100% U.S. labor. Another feature is the drawers in the fridge have adjustable temperature settings. The setting you choose is designated with colored LED lights in the drawer. This model can also connect to Wi-Fi to send real-time performance feedback and alerts, and connect with your smart home assistant.

Whirlpool


Headquarters: Benton Harbor, MI

States manufacturing in: IAMAMIOHOKTN



This Whirlpool bottom-freezer refrigerator is designed with a spacious interior and features to help with temperature control and food preservation. The shelving on the interior is well sectioned to fit a variety of foods and each shelf is shaped to contain spills so they don’t leak down to other areas of the fridge and you can clean up easily. It has automatic defrost technology in the freezer – it monitors the freezer environment for frost, and only runs when it needs to take care of any buildup starting to happen. There’s temperature management in the fridge portion, along with designated drawers for fruits, vegetables, and deli meats to keep each in the right environment.

Maytag


Headquarters: Benton Harbor, MI

States manufacturing in: MI



Although not all materials are sourced from the U.S., the Maytag stainless steel bottom mount fridge is designed, engineered, and assembled in Amana, Iowa. Featuring fingerprint-resistant stainless steel, this fridge also comes equipped with LED lighting, crisper drawers to help preserve fruits and vegetables, and even temperature control in both the fridge and freezer portions. The size of each section is pretty standard at 15.6 cubic feet and 6.5 cubic feet, respectively. For more info, read our entire breakdown on Maytag.

Sub-Zero


Headquarters: Madison, WI

States manufacturing in: AZWI



Sub-Zero products are built with one simple idea in mind – keep food fresher for longer. Their built-in over/under fridge and freezer combination uses some of the most advanced food preservation technology on the market. A microprocessor inside each model monitors the temperature and climate at every section in the fridge and automatically adjusts as needed. In addition, each one is also equipped with an anti-microbial air purification system, which scrubs the air in the fridge every 20 minutes to rid it of any traces of mold or other toxins. In terms of storage space, this BI-30U model has over 13 cubic feet of space in the fridge section and over 4 cubic feet in the freezer. It is an expensive model but features some top-of-the-range technology.


Factors To Consider

Size Options

Your refrigerator has to be able to fit in your kitchen comfortably, but also hold all of the food and other items you need to store in it. Cubic feet are typically how fridges are measured for size, but you can’t exclusively rely on just that number. You have to subtract out space for shelving, water filtration systems, and other things on the interior. Bulky shelving, for example, can really take up a lot of valuable fridge space. Look for fridges that don’t waste any of their volume with bulky and unnecessary interior features.

Temperature Control

Temperature control is quite possibly the most important decision factor for a fridge – that’s its job! A good fridge should be able to keep an even temperature throughout all sections of the fridge. No matter if you take a temp reading in the back of the fridge, in the front, on the left, or on the right, the reading should be the same. Also, look for fridges that had easy-to-use temp control panels.

Style

Style is always important for such a central piece of your kitchen. Look for refrigerators with fairly neutral colors and a variety of styles that go well in different styles of kitchens. Here are some of the most popular styles to look at:

  • French door
  • Side-by-side
  • Top freezer
  • Bottom freezer
  • Undercounter

Adjustable Shelving

Occasionally you need to shuffle stuff around. Fridges with easy-to-use, adjustable shelving help you customize your space to fit the food and drinks you need to preserve.

Energy Efficiency

Refrigerators and freezers eat up a lot of energy and can end up costing you more on your electricity bill each month if you don’t choose the right one. Only choose fridges that are ENERGY STAR certified and extremely efficient so you can save money. When you’re inspecting fridges, each should have an “energy guide” on them that looks like the diagram below. Here’s an explanation of what those labels mean.

Value

You want to make sure you’re getting the best fridge for your money, so eliminate any fridges from your consideration where you feel like the quality does not live up to the cost.

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