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Finding the Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerator with Ice Maker

by Angela Maple

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We have exactly what you need if you are looking for a fridge with a bottom freezer and ice maker that offer easy access and variable temperature settings. A bottom freezer refrigerator with an ice maker is perfect for storing and organizing all your leftovers, frozen meats, and favorite ice cream in the lower compartment while making your fridge eye-level. This fridge configuration is loved for its convenience, appearance, organizational options, and space-saving benefits, allowing you to load and unload food without much strain on your back while trying to make your groceries fit in every nook.   

Check out our guide with all you need to know about bottom freezer refrigerators with an ice maker to discover the benefits, considerations, and all the answers to all your burning questions for your kitchen’s new refrigeration appliance!

At a Glance:

Buying Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Guide Overview

Before You Buy Bottom Freezer Refrigerators

Who are Bottom Freezer Refrigerators with Ice Makers for?

Before You Buy Ice Makers

Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerators with Ice Makers

FAQs

Buying Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Guide Overview

A bottom freezer refrigerator can make your life a little easier by having your freezer on the bottom instead of the top or side while making the fridge compartment eye-level for easy viewing. This refrigerator style offers shoppers several advantages over traditional single, French door, or panel-ready door models, like a more accessible design and variable temperature settings, just to name a few. Find out more about the other advantages, what to consider, and more before purchasing a bottom freezer refrigerator below.

Before You Buy Bottom Freezer Refrigerators

When looking for a new bottom freezer refrigeration system, consider a few things before confirming your order.

Dimensions and Capacities

Below we’ve broken down the dimensions and capacities of our top bottom freezer refrigerators with ice makers, so you can measure your kitchen before you buy and know how much your future fridge can store.

Models

Whirlpool® Gold® 22.1 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Refrigerator-WRB322DMBM

 

LG 25.5 Cu. Ft. PrintProof™ Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Refrigerator-LRDCS2603S

 

GE® 24.8 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Refrigerator-GDE25EYKFS

Width

32.63 in.

33 in.

32.75 in.

Depth

33.38 in.

34.88 in.

37.5 in.

Height

70 in.

69.88 in.

69.88 in.

Total Capacity

22.1 cu. ft

25.5 cu. ft.

24.8 cu. ft.

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Who are Bottom Freezer Refrigerators with Ice Makers for?

Bottom Freezers fridges are an excellent choice for handicapped shoppers looking for accessible appliances, large households, buyers who love to host and entertain, and cost-driven buyers looking for a budget-friendly appliance. 

Pros & Cons

Pros

Cons

✓ Storage and organization options

✓ Refrigerator is at eye level

✓ Saves space

✓ Reduces overhead lifting

✓ Frozen food items can be stacked in the freezer

✓ Variable temperature settings

✓ Sleek, modern appearance

✗ Freezer is accessible to children

✗ Fewer model options

✗ Bending is required to access the freezer compartment

✗ Heavier food items are on the bottom

Best Brands

Here are some bottom freezer refrigerator brands to consider while you are shopping around.

Whirlpool 

 Whirlpool goes above and beyond to produce home appliance technology to fit the life and needs of their product testers. Providing innovative home appliances, their refrigeration systems can handle everyday life and offer mealtime flexibility and plenty of storage, plus Wi-Fi connectivity that can keep up with the busy schedules of their users.

GE 

GE is a brand that takes pride in building and designing the world’s best appliances for the lives of its consumers over the last 100 years. Buyers will experience smarter refrigeration technology and high-quality hardware from their appliances to modernize their home lives, bringing more convenience and fun to daily routines.  

Before You Buy Bottom Freezer Refrigerators with Ice Makers

To find your refrigerator with your ideal ice maker, take a look below at a few things to consider before buying.

Quality of Ice: Whether you prefer ice styles or are just fine with it as long as it’s cold and keeps your drinks chilled, most ice makers offer standard or specialty ices. Look for models that produce multiple ice shape options for the best value, often known as nugget, sonic, cube, crescent, etc. 

Capacity: How much an ice maker can hold directly relates to the size of the appliance. So if you need one if you go through ice quickly, storage capacity will come second to its production rate. Whereas, if you are using your ice maker for additional ice for events, parties, or daily use, then a high-capacity ice bin is what you need. 

Special Features: Refrigerators with ice makers are all equipped with standard or special features, and it comes down to what you choose which is most conducive to your household. If special features are on the top of your must-have list, it’s important to consider whether you want a refrigerator with an ice maker model equipped with a filtration system for clean, contaminant-free ice. Or an ice maker model with an automatic timer, so you’ll always have ice on hand. Lastly, an automatic shut-off would come in handy to prevent the overproduction of ice, so you can have just the right amount you need.

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Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerators with Ice Makers

If you are still in the market for a new bottom freezer refrigerator, have a look at some of our top picks!

Whirlpool® Gold® 22.1 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Refrigerator (WRB322DMBM)

single door refrigerator with bottom freezer

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This Whirlpool bottom freezer refrigerator is designed to give you effortless access to all the favorite foods you use daily for all your meals. Store all your leftovers, veggies, and fruits in an organized manner with the help of the spillproof glass shelves, FreshFlow produce preserver, deli drawer, or the humidity-controlled crispers that’ll keep all your food fresh and crisp for the next meal. The Accu-Chill temperature management system is the cherry on top that keeps your food items cool in their ideal environment. The adaptive defrost monitors the freezer to keep frozen items cold without freezing over.

Features:

  • 22.07 cu. ft. capacity
  • Accu-Chill temperature system
  • FreshFlow Produce Preserver

LG 25.5 Cu. Ft. PrintProof™ Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Refrigerator (LRDCS2603S)

Stainless steel bottom freezer refrigerator

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This LG bottom freezer refrigerator with ice maker is a fresh approach to refrigeration. It comes equipped with cooling technology that will keep your food fresh longer, no matter where an item is placed in the refrigerator. Do you have a big family? Or maybe you just like to stock up on food? Either way, this LG bottom freezer refrigerator is perfect for you. With 26 cubic feet of space, it has plenty of room to store all your food – and keep it organized. The Multi-Air Flow Freshness System ensures that your food stays fresh, while the digital sensors help to maintain the perfect humidity and temperature levels. So whether you’re making a big dinner or just want to grab a quick snack, this fridge has everything you need.

Features:

  • 26 cu. ft. capacity
  • Door Cooling+
  • 2 Humidity Crispers

GE® 24.8 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Refrigerator (GDE25EYKFS)

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Feel large and in charge with our largest bottom freezer refrigerator from GE, which has 24.8 cubic feet of capacity. Buy all the groceries you need and splurge a little grabbing your family’s favorites snacks, drinks, and dessert before putting them away in the sliding snack drawer of this stainless steel, fingerprint-resistant refrigerator. With the advanced water filtration system, you can enjoy pure ice and water that’s pollutant-free to quench your thirst on those hot spring days. Also, with the factory-installed icemaker feature, you’ll always have ice on hand when you need it, especially for your get-togethers.

Features:

  • 24.8 cu. ft. capacity
  • Sliding snack drawer
  • LED lighting

FAQs

Q: Which refrigerator has the most dependable ice maker?

A: It really depends on what you are looking for in an ice maker and which refrigerators with ice makers match your lifestyle. If your family goes through a lot of ice daily or you like to entertain regularly, GE bottom freezer refrigerators have high ice production and capacity, offering second ice makers. If your family just needs the standard amount of ice without all the bells and whistles, a Whirlpool bottom freezer fridge would be ideal. And lastly, for buyers that like to host cocktail parties, look at LG fridges with ice makers capable of offering slow-melting, Craft Ice that can add some flair to your drink presentation.

Q: Do bottom freezer refrigerators have more problems?

A: Bottom freezer refrigerators have so much to offer users, but they have disadvantages like the initial cost of buying the model can be expensive. You’ll also be storing heavy items in the bottom freezer, requiring you to bend and lift more, which can take a toll on your back.  

Why Trust Spencer’s TV & Appliance?

Since 1973, Spencer’s TV & Appliance has grown to 10 locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. The secret to our longevity is simple: personal service. Customer satisfaction has always been the focus of our business, and throughout the years, we have been able to work hard with our suppliers to bring you the best prices. After all, getting customers the best price and personal attention is how we compete with big-box stores, day in and day out.

Not only do we offer top-rated appliances, name-brand electronics, and the best mattresses on the market but we also provide water treatment solutions and perform kitchen design services. Stop by your nearest Spencer’s and see what you’re missing!

Shop Bottom Freezer Refrigerators at Spencer’s

At Spencer’s TV & Appliance, we provide high-quality, name-brand products at great prices — check out our catalog to shop refrigerators online today. Your friends in the business are always happy to help you browse our best bottom freezer refrigerators with ice makers. Call us, or better yet, stop by at one of our locations in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale regions. Visit us today!

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