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Best Top Freezer Refrigerators Under $1000

by Ann Louisa


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Why Should You Buy a Top Freezer Refrigerator?

4 Top Freezer Refrigerator Models

Top Freezer FAQ

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Arizona residents need quality refrigerators and freezers. They need easy access to ice cream on hot days or glasses of lemonade and cold beer after a busy day outside. If you have a large family, then you might realize how often your refrigerator gets open and how quickly food mysteriously disappears.

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There are multiple refrigerator design styles to choose from as you plan a kitchen remodel. One option to consider is the top freezer refrigerator, where the freezer compartment is higher than the rest of the refrigerator. Here are a few reasons to buy this style of fridge and a few models to consider. 

Why Should You Buy a Top Freezer Refrigerator?

Every style of refrigerator has its own benefits and uses, but top freezer models are frequently overlooked. Here are a few benefits of choosing this style, whether you are using the appliance as a primary refrigerator or a secondary place to store extra food.

  • They are more affordable: some of the cheapest refrigerators on the market have top freezers. However, you don’t have to sacrifice quality. You can still buy appliances from your favorite home appliance brands.
  • They come in a variety of sizes: not every kitchen can fit a large refrigerator. You can find top freezer refrigerators that fit into smaller spaces and accommodate your needs.
  • They are often easier to repair: because these models are more basic, they are easier to fix if something goes wrong. Parts for broken top freezer refrigerators are also easier to find.
  • They are more energy efficient: the design of these models prevents them from using more energy than their French door or side-by-side counterparts. You can spend less on electricity in the long run.
  • They have the same features as higher-end models: you can still buy top freezer refrigerators with ice makers, quality LED lighting, adjustable shelves, and other top features. You can get the capabilities you need at much lower prices.  

If you are still unsure whether a top freezer model is right for you, hear from people who have these appliances in their homes. Talk to friends to see if they like their refrigerators or read online reviews from people who purchase popular models. 

4 Top Freezer Refrigerator Models to Consider

If you are in the market for a refrigerator with a top freezer, consider a few of the top models on our sales floor. Our team at Spencer’s TV & Appliance strives to only carry the best brands and most reliable appliances. Here are a few refrigerators to choose from.

GE® 18.3 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Freestanding Top Freezer Refrigerator

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GE is one of the top appliance brands on the market, so it makes sense that the GE top freezer refrigerator is a popular choice for customers. This model can hold 18 cubic feet, which is optimal for a couple living together or a small family. It is an ENERGY STAR® Certified model so you will use less energy to keep your food cool.

There are several GE features that make this option stand out. The spillproof glass shelves have raised edges that contain any potential messes before they get out of hand. You don’t have to cry over spilled milk that drips down into other parts of your refrigerator. This model also comes with two adjustable humidity-controlled drawers to store your fruits and vegetables. The right temperature and humidity can keep your food fresh longer.

Read customer reviews to learn why people like this option.  

Whirlpool® 17.6 Cu. Ft. Top Mount Refrigerator-Black

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Another option for your home is a Whirlpool top freezer refrigerator which can hold almost 18 cubic feet of groceries. This breaks down to 13.6 cubic feet for the refrigerator and 4 cubic feet of volume for the freezer.

Whirlpool includes bright LED lighting in its refrigerator models, so your food items are easy to find – even when they are hidden in the back. The lights are placed throughout the model, so you don’t have to worry about a bottle of salad dressing blocking out your light. Customers can also enjoy easy temperature control systems, which adjust the freezer and refrigerator separately.

These models come in black, white, stainless steel, and fingerprint-resistant stainless steel. Prices vary depending on the color, so check the cost of each option before you buy. This is a highly-rated refrigerator with customer reviews highlighting the ample storage – especially the extra room in the door.

LG 20.2 Cu. Ft. Smooth White Top Freezer Refrigerator

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Some mid-market refrigerator models still feel like luxury appliances. This is the case with the LG top freezer refrigerator. The exterior finish is smooth and can complement most kitchen design styles. It will give your living space a modern look that also feels clean.

This is a slightly larger refrigerator than the previously-mentioned models, which means you get even more value for the price you pay. There is an optional ice maker you can add to your purchase to generate enough cubes for your family. In the event that there is a problem with your refrigerator (which is unlikely with LG appliances), you can call their Smart Diagnosis™ helpline to troubleshoot your issues quickly. 

This model also comes in smooth black and stainless steel. The customer reviews for this appliance mention how the size is perfect for day-to-day use and the controls are easy to change.

GE® 15.6 Cu. Ft. White Top Freezer Refrigerator

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This is one of the most affordable top freezer refrigerator options on the market because it is smaller than the other models. At 15 cubic feet, this style is ideal for a guesthouse or a backup refrigerator if you need extra space. It can hold enough groceries for a person who lives by themselves or a couple.

Even though this model is on the smaller side, it might be the best top freezer refrigerator for your needs. You can move around the wire shelves and place them on different levels to store large items. This refrigerator can hold large bottles of champagne or keep a turkey cool until it’s time to prepare a Thanksgiving feast. This refrigerator is also ADA-compliant, which means it provides access that meets the guidelines set by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

If you read customer reviews about this appliance, you will hear from customers who appreciate the shelf flexibility and enjoy the space this refrigerator offers.


Are top freezer refrigerators more reliable?

In some cases, top freezer refrigerator models are more reliable because they are simpler. They don’t have as much technology as more expensive models and they have fewer doors than French door appliances. The ice maker is usually less complex, which means it is easier to fix if something goes wrong.

Which is better top or bottom freezer refrigerators?

Refrigerators with top freezers use 10 to 25 percent less energy than refrigerators with bottom freezers. This is because the motor and compressor of the appliance are located near the floor with most models. When the motor runs, it gets hot. It is hard to insulate a freezer completely from the heat of this motor, so the appliance has to use more energy to keep everything cool.

Why are top freezer refrigerators cheaper? 

Top freezer refrigerator models are often more affordable because they use less technology. They are also more energy efficient. This means the manufacturers can get the same energy-efficient certifications with fewer materials and less work – keeping their cost of production lower. These appliances are cheaper to buy and cheaper to use in the long run.  

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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 have 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 Top 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 top freezer refrigerators online today. Your friends in the business are always happy to help you find the perfect top freezer refrigerator for your needs. 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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