Maytag, Samsung Tie for ‘Best’ Refrigerator

By Alan Wolf, YSN

Besides providing all the latest headlines, U.S. News & World Report is also chock-a-block full of rankings — everything from best cars and best colleges to best careers and best countries.

But when it comes to refrigerators, the publication called it a toss-up between two French-door models that tied for first place: Maytag’s MF12570FEZ and Samsung’s RF260BEAESR/AA.

The magazine liked the Maytag fridge for its in-door ice and water dispenser, PowerCold quick chill control, wide deli drawer and competitive price. In contrast, Samsung was favored for its considerable 25.5-cubic-foot capacity, twin cooling system and six-gallon bins.

Runners up in the rankings included Whirlpool’s WRB322DMBM bottom-mount; GE Appliances’ GSS25GSHSS side-by-side; and Samsung’s RF22N9781SG/AA counter-depth fridge, which all tied for second place.

Click here for the full list of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Refrigerators of 2021.” The magazine also rated washers (spoiler alert: LG kills it); dryers (LG, GE and Whirlpool duke it out); and mattresses (Casper and Serta’s Tuft & Needle go nose to nose).