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5 Reasons You'd Want a Freezerless Fridge

by Lucille Watson

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Imagine if your fridge fits everything you need for the week without having to make extra trips to the grocery store. A freezerless fridge gives you that option. Premium and luxury brands like Sub-Zero and Monogram may feature these fridges, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t affordable freezerless refrigerators choices across mid-end models. So, whether you’re tired of stuffing your groceries into a small drawer or are ready to invest in a separate fridge and freezer, these appliances offer something to everyone.

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5 Reasons to Buy a Freezerless Fridge

Pros and Cons of a Fridge Without Freezer

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The Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Freezerless Fridge

Let’s dig into how a refrigerator without a freezer can serve you.

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1. Freezerless Refrigerators are Affordable

If you compare the prices of a full-size freezerless fridge that has all the bells and whistles it could offer to a medium-sized bottom freezer fridge, you’ll find the prices are close to comparable. But which would you rather invest in? A fridge that provides you with nearly limitless capacity or one that uses half the space for a freezer and gives you fewer features?

2. Freezerless Refrigerators are Energy Savers

Freezerless refrigerators are ideal for conserving energy and keeping meat, vegetables, and eggs fresh. Many of East Coast Appliances' freezerless fridges are certified by the ENERGY STAR tag. This certification is a government-backed emblem, and any product with this symbol plays a part in reducing greenhouse gases and other pollutants that come from inefficient energy use.

3. Freezerless Refrigerators Offer Maximum Space

A fridge without a freezer obviously saves you space. Instead of your appliance dedicating half its size to freezer space, you’ll be able to effortlessly store pizza boxes, school lunches, and leftovers without compromising on grocery storage. You won’t need to worry if your fridge can handle all the fruits, veggies, and meat anymore. And more space means fewer forgotten foods in drawers and shelves. If you have more space, there are more ways to organize each food category for quick finds.

4. Freezerless Refrigerators Offer Optimal Organization

Our favorite reason to invest in a freezerless refrigerator is for all the opportunities to organize your heart out. So, what are ways to organize your fridge? Here are a few of our ideas:

  • Head to your local dollar store and buy a few drawers or baskets. Once you’re home, label them with food categories. You have plenty of room, so make it as specific as you want. Separate fruits from the veggies, yogurt from the cheese, and even have a section for the kid's school lunches.
  • Throw out your boxes of sparkling water and place the cans in a can organizer. You’ll be able to plainly see all the flavors at a glance and will be able to reach them without having to move everything around.
  • Label everything. Like we said before, because you have nearly limitless storage in your freezerless fridge, label everything. This will make unpacking from the grocery quicker and will make kids grabbing snacks easier.

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5. Freezerless Refrigerators Offer Aesthetic Styles

Having a freezerless fridge is a perfect way to make your kitchen flush. A fridge doesn’t have to be the main attraction in the kitchen, but it should tie a nice bow to the room’s overall style. Between Sub-Zero, Miele, and Frigidaire Professional freezerless fridges, there are a lot of different aesthetics to choose from with many different functions. Choosing the best freezerless fridge for you and your lifestyle is subjective, but we’ll give you a few beautiful fridge options below.

Pros and Cons of Freezerless Fridges

Every rose does have its thorns. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of these refrigerators.



☑  Freezerless fridges use less energy than one with a freezer

  • Without a built-in freezer, you’ll need to invest in a separate one

☑  They offer the maximum capacity to store all your fruits and veggies and keep holiday platters chilled and ready to eat

  • Typically, these fridges are bigger in size and won’t be able to accommodate all kitchen sizes

☑  If you don’t need a feature-heavy freezer, it’s cheaper to get a fridge without a freezer

  • You’ll need a garage or extra space in a room to place a separate freezer

☑  They are easy to organize and maintain due to their size


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Best Freezerless Refrigerator Picks

There are many different models and styles to choose from, but here are a few of our favorite freezerless fridges.

Best Overall Freezerless Refrigerator

Sub-Zero® 23.3 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Built-In Refrigerator (BI-36RG/S/PH-RH)

Sub-Zero is known for its distinctive styles and elegant features. This Sub Zero freezerless refrigerator brings max capacity with 23 cubic feet of usable space. Also, this Sub Zero built-in refrigerator features NASA-inspired air purification technology that is used to scrub the fridge every 20 minutes to keep ethylene, mold, and toxins out. A triple-pane UV-resistant glass door puts your food on display to easily glance for snacks at any given moment.

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What We Love:

  • NASA-inspired air purification tech
  • Glass doors to view snacks and food
  • Max capacity
  • Ability to integrate into cabinetry
  • WiFi capable

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Best Budget Freezerless Refrigerator

Monogram® 13.3 Cu. Ft. Custom Panel Integrated Column Refrigerator (ZIR241NPNII)

Our best budget choice is this GE Monogram column refrigerator. This pick features accessible WiFi capabilities that notify you if any repairs need to happen or filters need to be changed. You can choose to fully integrate this fridge flush into your cabinetry or choose from Monograms Statement or Minimalist Collections for exterior appeal. An AutoFill pitcher will provide your family with fresh refills of chilled and filtered water any time of the day.

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What We Love:

  • Ability to choose the Statement or Minimalist Collection design
  • WiFi capabilities
  • AutoFill pitcher

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Best Splurge Freezerless Refrigerator

Viking® 5 Series 18.4 Cu. Ft. Panel Ready Built-In All Refrigerator-FDRB5303R

Lastly, our top splurge pick is this 18 cubic feet capacity Viking built-in refrigerator. This luxury fridge is top-tier when it comes to offering premium features. The ProChill Temperature Management system and the speed DC Overdrive compressor ensure your food is chilled to the perfect temperature while showcasing one of the quietest compressors on the market. In other words, you’ll never have soggy string cheese again. Also, the Odor Eliminator Evaporator sweeps your fridge of molds, odors, and excess humidity to maintain that perfect temp.

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What We Love:

  • ProChill Temperature Management System
  • Odor Eliminator Evaporator
  • Super Clog Resistant Condenser


Let’s review a few remaining questions you may have.

Q: How wide are Freezerless Refrigerators?

Most freezerless refrigerators are between 22 and 34 inches wide.

Q: What is a freezerless refrigerator?

Freezerless refrigerators are standard-size refrigeration units that have not been divided to include a freezer section.

Q: Are freezerless refrigerators more efficient?

Freezerless fridges are more efficient due to their ability to maintain one even temperature throughout the entire appliance. This makes them a more energy-efficient choice compared to their fridge-freezer counterparts.

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