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Spencer's Choice: 5 Top Stainless Steel Refrigerators

by Spencers TV & Appliance

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At a Glance:

Different Styles of Stainless Steel Refrigerators

Top 5 Stainless Steel Refrigerator Options

How to Make Your Stainless Steel Refrigerator Last

Frequently Asked Questions

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Stainless steel is one of the most popular materials in modern kitchens. It can complement countless kitchen designs and give you an opportunity to embrace your inner interior designer. Many stainless steel appliances look the same from one brand to the next (with minor changes in styling and hardware) so you can buy models from different brands while still creating a unified look.

If you are in the market for a new fridge, you can’t go wrong with a stainless steel refrigerator. Learn more about how to pick out your ideal appliance so it has the design elements and features you expect.  

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Different Styles of Stainless Steel Refrigerators

The world of stainless steel has changed significantly over the past few years. Manufacturers are rethinking what they can do with this material to provide better products to customers. As you start your refrigerator search, you might come across the following design terms.

  • Smudge-proof: this means the refrigerator was designed to minimize the appearance of dirt, grease, and other stains that often collect on kitchen appliances.
  • Fingerprint-resistant: similar to smudge-proof, this option highlights how the appliance will look clean, even if it is frequently used. 
  • Matte: rather than buying a high-gloss appliance, you might opt for a matte option to complement other appliances.
  • Brushed: this creates a more textured look for your stainless steel refrigerator.
  • Black: black stainless steel is one of the most popular options on the market right now.

You shouldn’t have a problem matching your stainless steel appliances from one brand to the next unless you opt for a specialty design. Matte, brushed, and black stainless steel will look different across various brands because they use different materials. Standard stainless steel will match across brands.

Top 5 Stainless Steel Refrigerator Options

The best way to find a refrigerator is to look at the different brands and size options available on the market. Most brands carry a wide variety of stainless steel appliances, so finding your dream refrigerator shouldn’t be difficult. Here are our top five picks if you need a new refrigerator, stainless steel, or otherwise.

Samsung 28.2 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel Standard Depth French Door Refrigerator

Samsung French Door Refrigerator

Samsung French Door Refrigerator

This Samsung stainless steel refrigerator is one of the largest models on the market. Refrigerator sizing is extremely important so you find an appliance that fits your space and family needs without overpaying for something too large. This is a French-door model with an interior ice maker and water dispenser. The ice maker can produce 5.5 lbs of ice in a day.

Read online reviews of this stainless steel refrigerator with an ice maker to see what people think about it. One person says, “This one quickly rose up as a winner during our search of several sites and reviews. We love the looks and the storage capacity. Easy access to everything. Temperature is maintained very well.” 

GE® 25.3 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel Side by Side Refrigerator

GE Side by Side Refrigerator

GE Side by Side Refrigerator

If you don’t need a large-capacity refrigerator in your home, check out this side-by-side model by GE. The fingerprint-resistant stainless steel gives it a clean look, while the exterior water and ice dispenser is easy to access. You will love the clean LED lighting inside that allows you to quickly find your food.

The online reviews rave about this GE stainless steel refrigerator. One person says, “It's sleek, but roomy, with clean lines and fully adjustable shelves. I was able to easily rearrange the shelving to best fit my needs. The placement of the lighting makes it easy to see and thus find every item in the fridge.” 

Whirlpool® 26.8 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator

Whirlpool French Door Refrigerator

Whirlpool French Door Refrigerator

You can buy this Whirlpool stainless steel refrigerator in standard or black stainless steel. It is still considered a large-capacity refrigerator even though it is slightly smaller than the Samsung model. You can enjoy sleek French doors – which are currently very popular – along with a pull-out freezer to easily access frozen treats. This is an Energy Star® certified refrigerator that uses less energy than most models.

To learn more about this appliance, check out the product reviews. One person says, “I've been a fan of Whirlpool Appliances for many years. It's spacious and so far reliable as previous appliances that I've bought from this manufacturer. Love the layout and versatility of the movable shelving and storage space.”

Frigidaire Gallery® 21.5 Cu. Ft. Smudge-Proof® Black Stainless Steel Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator

Frigidaire Gallery French Door Refrigerator

Frigidaire Gallery French Door Refrigerator

This is a great product if you are considering a black stainless steel refrigerator for your home. Along with the standard French doors, this appliance comes with a Custom-Flex® temperature control drawer that comes with multiple settings. You can make this drawer an extension of your freezer, use it to store produce, or chill wine ahead of a fun gathering. This bonus drawer makes the appliance more energy efficient because you don’t have to access the main compartment and lose cold air.

The best way to learn about this refrigerator is through online reviews. One person writes, “We purchased this refrigerator because it matches the other appliances already in the home. So far, we really like it! Being a counter depth, you lose a little space, however, the versatility of other shelves and drawers make up for it.”

Café™ 22.3 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator

Café French Door Refrigerator

Cafe French Door Refrigerator

This is another great counter-depth stainless steel refrigerator that comes with a bonus drawer. The main benefit of buying from Café is that you can choose from six different hardware accents to add your personal touch to the appliances. Start with a stainless steel refrigerator and then add brass, black, or copper hardware on the handles.

The online reviews for this appliance speak for themselves. One person says, “Beautiful refrigerator with the best smart features. Super roomy and easy-to-use touchscreen controls and WiFi connectivity. In love with the flat back handles and all this fridge has to offer!”

How to Make Your Stainless Steel Refrigerator Last

As a whole, stainless steel appliances are easy to maintain – it’s one of the reasons why they are so popular. However, there are a few good habits you can pick up to protect your stainless steel refrigerator so it continues to look good throughout the years.

  • Avoid harsh abrasives and scouring powders.
  • Don’t use bleach or chlorine products.
  • Don’t clean your refrigerator with window cleaner (like Windex) or oven cleaners. 

You don’t need harsh chemicals to make your refrigerator look good. First, wipe down your refrigerator each day with a damp cloth. This will keep it clean and prevent stains and crumbs from settling in. For a deeper clean, you can use white vinegar or club soda. You can also buy specific stainless steel cleaners at the store if you prefer.

Many natural cleaning products are fine to use on stainless steel; however, you want to make sure you aren’t using anything too harsh or abrasive that could scratch the surface.


Is a stainless steel refrigerator a good appliance?

Several different brands create stainless steel refrigerators, so you need to look past the use of stainless steel. First, make sure the refrigerator falls within your budget. Then look at its size, features, and reviews. This will confirm that the appliance is right for your needs. Finally, make sure there is a stainless steel option if you prefer this style.  

Is it worth buying stainless steel appliances?

Many people believe it is worth the cost to buy stainless steel appliances. They are usually only $150 to $300 more than white appliances – or the exact same price by some brands. These appliances create a modern, clean look in your kitchen that will appeal to family, friends, and potential homebuyers.

What should you not use on your stainless steel fridge?

Do not use abrasive cleaning products, window cleaner, or oven cleaner on your stainless steel refrigerator. You should also avoid any cleaning products that use bleach. Instead, use a damp cloth or a vinegar-based mixture to clean the surface of this appliance.

Why Trust Spencers 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 Stainless Steel 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 find the perfect stainless steel refrigerator for your home. 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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