[Ed. note: Shine contributor Callie isn't the only one who thinks French-door refrigerators are so hot right now. Here, Epicurious.com editors pick their favorite model.]
It doesn't take much to make a refrigerator look great on the outside, especially if it is a built-in and will be housed behind fabulous cabinetry. What matters most is the quality and the interior. A refrigerator has to work for you and your family. The new series of side-by-side refrigerators from GE Monogram do just that. They're flexible, sporting adjustable door bins and shelves and extra large with gallon-sized door bins that fit 3 gallon-size containers.
But it's the details like the climate control drawer that will chill a wine in minutes or defrost meat in hours; a two compartment dairy bin with a magnetic seal that they say seals in freshness...I say it keeps stinky cheeses from contaminating the whole fridge; and a well-lit interior for finding even the lost condiments buried against the back wall. The water filtration has been moved and hidden, creating more interior space and the temperature controls have been slimmed down at the top allowing for more vertical space. It works for the entertainer and the on-the-go family, plus it conforms to the environmental Energy Star specifications.
GE Monogram Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerators from $5,599 to $8,999; monogram.com
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