Smart refrigerators improve on the standard home refrigerators in many ways, from more effective storage of food, helping your perishables to last longer, to making grocery shopping easier by letting you see what you are out of or running low on remotely. With integrated cameras, and integrated WiFi connections that allow them to connect to your smart home setup, smart refrigerators can be a very useful addition to your smart home.
The smart refrigerator market has been inundated with quite a few new models for 2021, but a few of the more innovative stand out from the crowd, for their rich feature set, and elegant style.
LG French Door-in-Door Refrigerator with Craft Ice Maker (LRFDS3016D)
- Lots of Space
- Dual Craft Ice Maker
- Really Nice Design with Smart Organization Features
- Tall Ice & Water Dispenser® with Measured Fill
- Door-in-Door® w/ Adjustable Bins
- Large 30 Cubic Foot Capacity
With the freezer door on the bottom, LG has made clever use of the added space up top. With as low profile ice-system known as Slim Spaceplus, the ice maker is in a slim area of the door, tucked behind the shelves. The ice maker creates craft ice, so it’s perfect for the home bartender.
The door in door feature has bins that are adjustable, moving up and down to suit whatever you have purchased, so no more having to fit things in spaces that don’t really work.
The ice and water dispenser is a marvel, and can fit almost any size bottle. It also allows you to dispense exact amounts of water, so you can set the amount of water you want dispensed, and come back to collect your filled bottle, without worrying about overfilling or spilling a drop.
LG’s ThinQ app provides you with usage reports and useful maintenance information, alerting you to any maintenance issues, and allowing you to see how your refrigerator has been functioning.
GE Cafe 23.1 cu. ft. Smart French Door Refrigerator
- Lots of Options
- Luxurious Look & Feel
- Cabinet Style Design
- Counter Depth
- Bottom Freezer
- Frost Guard
- TwinChill™ Evaporators
This is a very stylish model that aims to give your kitchen a very elegant feel, while still being a full featured smart refrigerator. It has a lot of different color and feature options that can be tailored to meet your specific needs, so it has a bit more flexibility that other smart refrigerators.
Plenty of smart features are included: Alexa, Sonos, Google Assistant, IFTTT, and Wi-Fi connectivity. An internal water dispenser maintains the minimalist outside design, without sacrificing functionality. Internal LED lighting illuminates the shelves, and makes it very easy to find food. The drawers also have electronic temperature controls to help maintain freshness for different types of foods.
Bosch 800 Series Smart Refrigerator
- Very Clean Design
- Water Dispenser that is Internal
- FarmFresh System – Helps to Reduce Food Waste
- VitaFreshPro – Automatically Balances Temperature & Humidity
- Remote Monitoring
This smart refrigerator from Bosch is loaded with useful features, and a sleek design, inside and out. The storage options are very customizable thanks to a flex bar, removable bins and shelves that configurations that are highly customizable to your needs. Even the door bins have been configured to fit gallon size containers, so you have more space on your shelves.
The easy and intuitive Home Connect app will alert you when the door has been left open, lets you monitor and adjust temperatures remotely, run diagnostics, and even change the lighting. FreshProtect, MultiAirFlow system, and AirFresh filter technologies keep the foods you place in the crisper drawers fresh for extended periods.
Smart refrigerators can save you time and money, and can be as elegant as they are useful, thanks to the innovations we see implemented in 2021.