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The 7 Best Black Stainless Steel Refrigerators of 2021

by Angela Maple

Black stainless steel appliances are timeless pieces that can pair well with most color schemes in a buyer’s kitchen. If you are in need of a new refrigerator and want to try something other than white or stainless steel — be bold and try a black stainless steel finish!

Our experts have done the research and have found the best black stainless steel refrigerators of each category for you to browse no matter the size, style, or functions you need!     

At a Glance

Black Stainless Steel Refrigerators: Our Top Picks

Top Brands

FAQ

Are Black Stainless Steel Refrigerators Your Right Fit?  

Black stainless steel refrigerators are one of many black home appliances at the height of their popularity with timeless appeal that still holds up today. Besides, black is a prominent statement color that can work with most style iterations; black stainless steel appliances match most color schemes, are easy to clean, and are nearly smudge-proof. With these advantages of black stainless steel refrigerators in mind, below, we have compiled a list of our top picks in each category for your viewing pleasure.  

Our Top Black Stainless Steel Refrigerator Picks

As you read further, you’ll see we have found the best picks for the best black stainless steel refrigerator in multiple categories just for you if you have your heart set on a black stainless steel refrigerator!

Best Overall: Whirlpool® Gold® 22.1 Cu. Ft. Black Bottom Freezer Refrigerator (WRB322DMBB)

matte black bottom freezer refrigerator

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Our best overall pick is this black stainless steel bottom freezer refrigerator from Whirlpool that offers impeccable performance and innovative features to help conveniently store your family’s essentials. Every bit of the 22.1-Cu. Ft.-storage capacity is a purposeful space where you can place your food and drinks in humidity-controlled crispers, a deli drawer, door bins, or on the spillproof glass shelves making food arrangement easy. This energy-efficient refrigerator has an adaptive Accu-Chill temperature management system that saves you energy and adjusts the internal temperature when necessary to quickly cool your food. Best of all, kitchen clean-up won’t take forever with the SpillGuard glass shelves that prevent liquids from leaking onto the lower shelves.

Features

  • Accu-Chill temperature management system
  • Energy Star qualified
  • 22.1 Cu. Ft. capacity

Best Value: Whirlpool® 14.3 Cu. Ft. Black Top Freezer Refrigerator (WRT314TFDB)

black top freezer refrigerator

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Upgrade your kitchen’s design with this sophisticated and budget-friendly Whirlpool black stainless steel refrigerator. Your family will get the storage flexibility they need with this top freezer refrigerator from the usable 14.4 Cu. Ft. capacity with crispers and door bins, so your food products will all have a designated area as you organize them. Also, the impeccable freezer temperature control guarantees that your frozen items will stay cold and allows you to adjust the temperature level of the freezer if needed.  Additionally, the optimal performance of the quiet cooling systems eliminates the loud humming disrupting the pleasant atmosphere of your kitchen.

Features

  • Freezer temperature controls
  • 14.3 Cu. Ft. capacity
  • Quiet cooling

Best Splurge: KitchenAid® 24.2 Cu. Ft. Black Stainless Steel with PrintShield™ Finish Built In French Door Refrigerator (KBFN502EBS)

black stainless steel french door refrigerator

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Take home this lavish KitchenAid black stainless steel refrigerator that has flawless performance and design. Know you’re getting uncompromised quality in this KitchenAid refrigerator that merges a bold blend of professionally-inspired styling with sleek touches featuring satin textured handles. And the Preserva food care system includes three technologies (FreshFlow air filter, FreshFlow produce preserver) that work together to assure crispness and delay over-ripening for deliciously flavored foods while removing refrigerator odors. In addition to that food care system, the SatinGlide system adds the luxurious experience of crispers drawers that effortlessly move in-and-out without getting stuck.

Features

  • 24.2 Cu. Ft. capacity
  • Preserva Food Care System
  • Sabbath mode

Best Black Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator: Whirlpool® 24.5 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Black Stainless French Door Refrigerator (WRX735SDHV)

black stainless steel french door refrigerator with bottom freezers

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Get all the storage you need and more with this black stainless steel French door refrigerator from Whirlpool. Experience the top-quality performance from the EveryDrop filtration and the adaptive Accu-Chill temperature management system that ensures this refrigerator provides you and your family with fresh and purified water and creates the ideal environment for your food. The flexible storage space is created by the purposeful design spaces like the refrigerated exterior drawer that keeps frequently used items more accessible or the adjustable gallon door bins that can be moved anywhere in the door wherever you need it. Also, if you have little ones who like to get their own water, the measured fill feature allows users to select the amount of filtered water they need and automatically shuts off after filling it.

Features

  • Refrigerated exterior drawer
  • Tap touch controls
  • 24.5 Cu. Ft. capacity

Best Black Stainless Steel Counter Depth Refrigerator: LG 22.1 Cu. Ft. Black Stainless Steel Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator (LFXC22526D)

counter depth french door refrigerator with bottom freezer

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Get this great, feature-packed LG black stainless steel refrigerator that gives you more space for a stockpile of groceries and still has more room in this generous 22.1- Cu.-Ft.-capacity space. Never wait for ice on a hot day again with the dual ice makers (located in the door and freezer compartment) that ensure you won’t run out of ice again since both produce large quantities of ice. Also, you can organize your food to your heart’s content since the Slim SpacePlus ice system provides more shelf space and allows for even more space for door bins.

Features

  • Slim SpacePlus ice system
  • 22 Cu. Ft. capacity
  • ThinQ technology with Proactive Customer Care

Black Stainless Steel Side by Side Refrigerator: Frigidaire® 22.2 Cu. Ft. Black Stainless Steel Standard Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator (FRSS2323AD)

black side by side refrigerator

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This black stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator from Frigidaire is an organizer’s dream with more than 100 ways to keep your food organized at your fingertips. This high-quality, energy-efficient refrigerator offers adjustable shelving and humidity-controlled adjustable crisper drawers that can be stacked or placed side-by-side for your convenience. And if you are a late-night snacker, open your refrigerator to activate the LED interior lighting to brighten the interior so you can find the food you’re looking for or quench your thirst using the water dispenser feature before heading back to bed. Furthermore, if you have any family that are prone to leaving the refrigerator open, the door ajar alarm feature will remind them to close it, so your food keeps cool and fresh.

Features

  • 22.2 Cu. Ft. capacity
  • Door ajar alarm
  • Adjustable shelves

Best Black Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Refrigerator: LG 25.5 Cu. Ft. PrintProof™ Black Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Refrigerator (LRDCS2603D)

black stainless steel bottom freezer refrigerator

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If you are in search of a bottom freezer, our top pick for the best bottom freezer refrigerator, the LG black stainless steel refrigerator, may be the one for you! This refrigerator features a Multi-Air Flow technology and Door Cooling+ for the best refrigeration performance maintaining your food items in a chilled environment. Best of all, this Energy Star qualified refrigerator is an eco-friendly appliance that is better for the environment and your wallet.

Features

  • Energy Star certified
  • FreshFlow Produce Preserver
  • 26 Cu. Ft. capacity

Top Black Stainless Steel Refrigerator Brands

Whirlpool

Whirlpool’s refrigerator models come in sizes and colors with features that meet your needs. So, you are able to find an appliance that matches your preference without sacrificing features and functions best for your family home.

KitchenAid

Shop a wide variety of premium refrigerators that keep your food fresh, so your ingredients are ready whenever you’re ready to go on your next culinary journey to flavorful meals. KitchenAid offers multiple popular refrigerator styles that best meet your needs, whether it’s flexible organizational bins and drawers, or temperature management systems for guaranteed freshness.

LG

LG guarantees the latest in smart technology combined with innovative performances. Refrigerator units from this brand offer large capacity refrigerators, stand-out features, the best cooling systems, and smart care to sustain your refrigeration system.

Black Stainless Steel Refrigerator FAQ

Q: How to Clean a Black Stainless Steel Refrigerator?

A: Black stainless steel refrigerators can be cleaned with warm water, a cloth, and non-abrasive kitchen cleaners.

Q: Are All Stainless Steel Refrigerators Black on the Sides?

A: No, some models can have a gray or silver color box color too.

Q: Do Magnets Stick to Black Stainless Steel Refrigerators?

A: Technically, you can, but we strongly advise against it because magnets can damage the finish.

Shop Black Stainless Steel Refrigerators at Spencer’s TV & Appliance    

At Spencer’s TV & Appliance, we provide our customers with name-brand, top-quality home appliances, all for a reasonable price! We have some of the best black stainless steel refrigerators to store and maintain all of your delectable culinary cuisines and ingredients. Browse our black stainless steel refrigerators online or visit us in person at one of our 10 appliance showrooms throughout Arizona, in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, and Glendale areas.