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HIGH-END REFRIGERATOR BUYING GUIDE

The refrigerator is the epicenter of the kitchen, and a high-end refrigerator can turn an ordinary cooking space into a haven of convenience and luxury. When you’re choosing a new refrigerator, consider the layout of your kitchen and the style, capacity, features and finish of the appliance.  


Use this guide to discover what to look for when buying a high-end refrigerator to help you find the option that stands above the rest. 

Table of Contents

LAYOUT
What refrigerator works with my kitchen layout?

STYLE
What are the different high-end refrigerator styles?

CAPACITY
What capacities are available in high-end refrigerators?

FEATURES
What features do high-end refrigerators offer?

DESIGN
What are the designs and finishes of high-end refrigerators?

Open refrigerator in a high-end kitchen Open refrigerator in a high-end kitchen

1. CHECK THE AVAILABLE SPACE & LAYOUT OF YOUR KITCHEN

Your new refrigerator has to fit and function within your current or future kitchen layout, which makes comparing the measurements of your space with the dimensions of refrigerator options a key component to finding the right model for you. If you’re doing a complete renovation, work with your designer or contractor to help determine the right refrigerator for your space. 

When choosing a refrigerator to fit your current layout, consider the following:

  • The space needed for refrigerator door clearance and drawer access.
  • Whether you have the floorspace for a freestanding model or want to take advantage of a built-in refrigerator’s sleeker and less intrusive silhouette.

  • The distance from the refrigerator to a nearby kitchen island.

  • Whether you prefer a standard or flush counter-depth look.

Ingredients neatly organized inside a refrigerator Ingredients neatly organized inside a refrigerator

2. CHOOSE A REFRIGERATOR CONFIGURATION

When it comes to choosing the right luxury refrigerator for your kitchen, look for a configuration that connects to your lifestyle. High-end refrigerator configurations vary by design, functionality and capacity, and understanding the differences between each type can make your decision easier.

JennAir® column refrigerator JennAir® column refrigerator

COLUMN REFRIGERATORS

These full-sized, single-purpose refrigerators or freezers look like a built-in refrigerator when installed together. Column refrigerators let you customize the size and capacity of each preservation space to fit with your personal habits.

Benefits include:

  • Sleek built-in look that is flush with kitchen cabinets and countertops.

  • High-end performance features like soft-close drawers, diverse presets and conveniently located control panels.

  • Luxury materials like solid glass shelving and real metal finishes.

  • Completely customizable as you can pair any size refrigerator with any size freezer.

JennAir® column refrigerators offer over 250 bespoke three-unit combinations designed to match your kitchen habits. Select models offer high-end features like Trinity Cooling that uses precision sensors to command enduring freshness, 650 LED Ecliptic Lighting to illuminate the interior or Remote Access that gives you control over your refrigerator from anywhere when connected to WiFi.

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JennAir® French door refrigerator JennAir® French door refrigerator

FRENCH DOOR REFRIGERATORS

This configuration offers pantry-like doors and specialized storage compartments that keep your fresh and frozen ingredients visible and easy to locate. If you prioritize organization and accessibility in the kitchen, a high-end French door refrigerator may be the right choice.

Other benefits include:

  • High-end features available like humidity-controlled drawers or advanced cooling systems.

  • Fresh ingredients are kept at eye level while the freezer drawer offers a birds-eye view of frozen items.

  • Large capacity makes room for guilty pleasures and kitchen staples.

  • Customizable with panel-ready options to blend in with surrounding cabinetry.

JennAir brand has French door refrigerator options designed with convenience and style in mind. Chill trays of hors d’oeuvres or serving platters of indulgent entrees in a spacious design that keeps the refrigerator compartment at eye level and keeps frozen items easy to organize.

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JennAir® bottom freezer refrigerator JennAir® bottom freezer refrigerator

BOTTOM FREEZER REFRIGERATORS

With a single door refrigerator on top and a freezer drawer below, bottom freezer refrigerators offer the luxury of keeping your fresh items within easy reach. Like French door refrigerators, bottom freezer models offer generous freezer storage and an aerial view of frozen items in the bottom freezer drawer.

Common benefits of high-end bottom freezers include:

  • Typically smaller in width, can fit in a variety of kitchen layouts and sizes.
  • Internal ice makers on some models to accommodate your entertainment needs.

  • Tend to offer more space and features than a traditional top-freezer model.

JennAir® bottom freezer refrigerators redefine the category. Browse options with innovative features like the FreshFlow™ Air Filter that keeps the interior free of common food odors, Multi-Point LED Theater Lighting that beautifully showcases food items or the Max Ice Option that makes fresh-tasting ice at a faster production rate.

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JennAir® side-by-side refrigerator JennAir® side-by-side refrigerator

SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATORS

Side-by-side high-end refrigerators offer full-height freezer and refrigerator compartments that keep fresh and frozen favorites easily accessible. Since both compartments are the same size, this configuration typically provides more freezer space than other options, making it a great choice for kitchens that stock up on frozen ingredients.

Benefits of high-end side-by-side refrigerators include:

  • In-door or external ice and water dispensers.

  • Adjustable shelves and storage bins that allow for customizable organization.

  • Timeless design that can pair with a variety of kitchen aesthetics.

JennAir® side-by-side refrigerators offer exceptional climate control in the full-height refrigerator and freezer cavities. Elevate your food storage with innovative features on select models like Max Freeze that creates an ideal environment for frozen foods or the Precision Temperature Management System that avoids the abrupt start and stop cycles to keep your ingredients in their ideal climate.

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JennAir® undercounter refrigerator JennAir® undercounter refrigerator

UNDERCOUNTER REFRIGERATORS

Undercounter refrigerators allow you to expand your food storage beyond your kitchen. These high-end refrigerators come in a variety of functions, like beverage centers, wine cellars, refrigerator drawers or compact refrigerators that can be installed in wet bars, offices or outdoor kitchens to keep your favorite items right where you need them.

Benefits of high-end undercounter refrigerators include: 

  • Left or right-swinging door options to fit within your space.
  • Temperature controlled zones that provide the ideal climate for beverages and bites.

  • Unique storage solutions designed to cradle cans and bottles or store your favorite snacks.

Let temptation flow with JennAir® undercounter refrigerators. These compact refrigerators can be installed anywhere you entertain, keeping your favorite snacks and beverages at their ideal temperatures until you’re ready to serve.

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Interior of an empty high-end refrigerator Interior of an empty high-end refrigerator

3. CONSIDER REFRIGERATOR CAPACITY OPTIONS

When you’re choosing a high-end refrigerator, your cooking and shopping preferences should be top of mind. If you’re one to keep an array of fresh and frozen ingredients on hand at all times, you may want to consider a larger capacity model that offers more storage space than standard refrigerators.

To find the right capacity for your lifestyle, assess:

  • The number of people in your home. 

  • How often you cook. 

  • The size of your kitchen.

  • How much you typically store in the refrigerator versus the freezer. 

If you entertain frequently or enjoy keeping many ingredients stocked and ready to make, you may even want to consider a professional-style refrigerator that offers expanded size and capacity.

Refrigerator control panel Refrigerator control panel

4. CHECK FOR IMPORTANT REFRIGERATOR FEATURES

With so many options to choose from, understanding the different high-end refrigerator features paired with each make and model can help make your decision easier. Keep an eye out for features you’ll use most, like climate control, premium ice makers, easy-to-clean shelves or smart technology.

Close-up of JennAir® refrigerator doors Close-up of JennAir® refrigerator doors

5. CONFIRM YOUR REFRIGERATOR DESIGN AND FINISH

High-end refrigerators offer unique – and even custom – designs to cater to your individual kitchen aesthetic. From stainless steel to custom panel-ready finish, you can find the option that turns your kitchen into a breathtaking sight.

JennAir® refrigerators offer a variety of premium finishes to elevate your space. From stainless steel with the hidden lace texture of NOIR™ or the custom-knurled texture of RISE to custom panel-ready options that camouflage your appliance within your cabinets, you can find the refrigerator finish that pairs with your unique taste.

EXPLORE JENNAIR® REFRIGERATORS

Whether you’re looking for a side-by-side refrigerator or a custom column option, JennAir brand can help you choose the right fit for you. Explore the entire line of JennAir® refrigerators to find the visceral features and distinctive designs that speak to your culinary senses.

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