The Best American Fridge Freezers With Water Dispensers

American fridge freezers with water dispensers are hugely popular in modern kitchen design, and for good reason. With large capacities and convenient filtered drinking water on tap, American fridge freezers are perfect for large families or budding chefs alike.

However, there are a couple of considerations when it comes to finding the best American fridge freezer for your needs. Not only is the price important, but capacity, noise, size and features all play a role in helping to decide which fridge freezer with water dispenser is best for you.

I have selected 6 of the best American fridge freezers with water dispensers that I’ve had great feedback on from customers and consistently score well in reviews.

I’ve made sure they all tick the most important boxes when purchasing an American fridge freezer and I’ve tried to give a range of price options to help everyone out, whatever your budget is.

In a hurry? Check out my top picks table below:

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BEST OVERALL

BEST BUDGET

BEST PREMIUM

Samsung RS8000

RS68A8820SL

Hisense RS741N4WC11

LG InstaView™ GSX961NSVZ 

A+ Energy rating
Frost free freezer
Noise 38dB
609-litre capacity – HUGE!!
Water and ice dispenser
(H)178.0 x (W)91.2 x (D)71.6

5-year warranty

A+ Energy rating
Frost free freezer
Noise 43dB
562-litre capacity
Water dispenser – no plumbing 
(H)178.0 x (W)90.8 x (D)74.5
2-year warranty

A++ Energy rating
Annual energy cost £57.09
Frost free freezer
Noise 39dB
Water and ice dispenser
(H)179.0 x (W)91.2 x (D)73.8
2-year warranty

The Best American Fridge Freezers With Water Dispensers

Hisense RS741N4WC11 American Fridge Freezer

Hisense RS741N4WC11 American Fridge Freezers with water dispensers

Key Features

  • A+ Energy rating
  • Annual energy cost – £71.46
  • 562-litre capacity
  • Clever tech stops ice build-ups in the fridge and freezer
  • (H)178.0 x (W)90.8 x (D)74.5
  • Noise 43dB
  • Water dispenser – no plumbing required, just top up the water tank
  • Frost free freezer
  • 2-year warranty

This is a fantastic option if you are on a tighter budget, with a solid build quality and simple design. It can be placed anywhere without the need to be plumbed in.

It’s not the most energy-efficient or the quietest and the water tank takes up some of the storage space inside and can be a bit slow to dispense, but for the price point you are getting so much for your money, that’s why it’s my top budget pick.

Pros:

  • Value for money                   
  • Easy to move and place – no plumbing required
  • Handy wine rack

Cons:

  • Water container (4L) on the inside of the door reduces the storage space slightly 
  • The water dispenser can be a bit slow
  • No ice dispenser (tray only)
  • On the noisier side at 43dB
  • Not as good energy ratings as others

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AO.com

Hisense RS694N4TC1 American Fridge Freezer

Hisense RS694N4TC1 American Fridge Freezer

Key Features

  • A+ energy rating
  • Annual energy cost – £67.45
  • 535-litre capacity
  • Clever tech stops ice build-ups in the fridge and freezer
  • Water and ice dispenser – no plumbing required, just top up the water tank
  • (H)179.3 x (W)91.0 x (D)68.6
  • Noise 43 dB
  • Frost free freezer
  • 2-year warranty

If you’re after something a little bit more stylish or if you don’t want your fridge freezer to stick out into the room as much, then this is the one for you. Good build quality and the freedom to move it around without having to plumb it in, and you get crushed and cubed ice at your disposal.

Still, it’s a little on the noisy side and doesn’t have as good an energy rating and you lose capacity due to the slim nature and internal water tank. Overall, however, for something a bit more modern looking for a very good price point, this Hisense is a great option.

Pros:

  • Stylish handle-less design
  • Shallow depth – doesn’t stick out into the room as much
  • Water and ice dispenser (crushed)
  • Easy to move and place – no plumbing required
  • Handy wine rack

Cons:

  • Smaller capacity than others
  • On the noisier side at 43dB
  • Not as good energy ratings as others
  • Slow water dispenser

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Samsung RS3000 RS52N3313SL American Fridge Freezer

Samsung RS3000 RS52N3313SL American Fridge Freezers with water dispensers

Key Features

  • A+ energy rating
  • Annual energy cost £67.61
  • 520-litre capacity
  • Circulated cool air keeps food fresher for longer
  • Holiday setting helps save energy when you’re away
  • Handy wine rack keeps bottles secure
  • (H)178.9 x (W)91.2 x (D)73.
  • Noise 43dB
  • Water dispenser – no plumbing required, just top up the water tank
  • Frost free freezer
  • 5-year warranty

When it comes to American fridge freezers, Samsung is always one of the brands I recommend most to clients. They have a great build quality and good circulation system that keeps food fresh longer.

This is on the more entry-level side for Samsung, so unfortunately you are not getting the ice dispenser and the capacity and noise levels aren’t as good, but you are getting that 5-year warranty and the quality product that Samsung make. If you want to invest in a bit more quality but don’t want to spend too much, this is a great option.

Pros:

  • 5-year warranty
  • Easy to move and place – no plumbing required
  • Good build quality
  • Handy wine rack

Cons:

  • Smaller capacity than others
  • On the noisier side at 43dB
  • No ice dispenser (tray only)

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LG GSL561PZUZ American Fridge Freezer

LG GSL561PZUZ American fridge freezers with water dispensers

Key Features

  • A++ Energy rating
  • Annual energy cost £57.90
  • 591 Litre capacity
  • Air circulates around the cabinet, keeping food fresh
  • Water and ice dispenser – no plumbing required, just top up the water tank
  • Maintains the perfect moisture level to keep food fresh
  • (H)179.0 x (W)91.2 x (D)71.7
  • Frost free freezer
  • Noise 39dB
  • 2-year warranty

This stylish, handle-less designed LG is great for families with its larger-than-average capacity and low running cost. It comes with a combination water and ice dispenser that doesn’t need to be plumbed in and boasts what it terms ‘Bio shield’, where the inside of the appliance has an anti-bacterial coating to help eliminate the build-up of odours and mould.

It’s a shame that LG doesn’t give a longer warranty to compete with Samsung, but never the less if you want water and ice in a modern-looking well-made machine, this LG is a great option.

Pros:

  • Large capacity
  • Great energy rating and running cost
  • Water and Ice Dispenser
  • Easy to move and place – no plumbing required
  • Quieter than most

Cons:

  • The water pump can be noisy when filling up
  • No wine rack
  • Only 2-year warranty

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Samsung RS8000 RS68A8820SL American Fridge Freezer

Samsung RS8000 RS68A8820SL American Fridge Freezer

Key Features

  • A+ energy rating
  • Annual energy cost £69.30
  • 609-litre capacity – HUGE!!
  • Separate cooling systems for the fridge and freezer
  • Water and ice dispenser – plumbing required
  • Holiday setting helps save energy when you’re away
  • (H)178.0 x (W)91.2 x (D)71.6
  • Frost free freezer
  • Noise 38dB
  • 5-year warranty

One of the most popular American fridge freezers with water dispensers. If you’re looking for both big capacity and the use of a water and ice dispenser, then this Samsung is the one for you. You get that great build quality and the impressive 5-year warranty as well. 

It does come at more of a price and the water is plumbed in, which can limit some people, but if you’re after a hassle-free large capacity fridge freezer, you really can’t go wrong.

Pros:

  • Huge capacity
  • 5-year warranty
  • Quieter than most
  • Water and ice dispenser

Cons:

  • Price
  • Requires plumbing in
  • Not the most energy-efficient for the price

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LG InstaView™ Door-in-Door™ GSX961NSVZ Wifi Connected American Fridge Freezer

Key Features

  • A++ Energy rating
  • Annual energy cost £57.09
  • Frost free freezer
  • Noise 39dB
  • 601-litre capacity
  • Water and ice dispenser – plumbing required
  • Control with an App
  • Works with Amazon Alexa
  • InstaView – Knock to see inside
  • (H)179.0 x (W)91.2 x (D)73.8
  • 2-year warranty

Aside from its generous 601-litre capacity, one of the things I love about this LG smart fridge is its InstaView feature, which lets you see what’s inside without having to open up the entire fridge. The Door in Door feature also comes in handy for grabbing snacks and drinks – simply press the hidden button underneath the handle and an extra panel opens to reveal your treats. 

Like the Samsung I mentioned earlier, this LG model also comes with frost-free technology, which makes manual defrosting a thing of the past. You also get Wi-Fi connectivity, plus it works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. 

Pros:

  • Large capacity
  • Great energy rating and running cost
  • Water and ice dispenser
  • 5-year warranty
  • Quieter than most
  • Handy wine rack

Cons:

  • Price

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What To Consider When Buying An American Fridge Freezer With Water Dispenser

Capacity

Capacity is how much the fridge freezer can actually hold and is measured in litres to give you an idea of scale and help to compare each model. Just because a fridge looks big from the outside, doesn’t mean that it has the most amount of storage inside.

Some models have thick doors or bulky sections that eat into the actual storage space. Check the capacity every time for a more accurate representation of storage, especially if you’re a big household and need all the space you can get.

Size

Not to be confused with capacity, the physical size of the appliance is a vital consideration.

Not only from an aesthetic point of view (is it so big it dominates the room? or too small in a large kitchen?), but it’s also important to make sure it will fit in your kitchen design.

Check the width, height, and depth to make sure it fits in between and underneath your units if you’re having it framed by cabinets and built to fit in the kitchen.

Also, consider the depth and how much it will stick out – by nature, American fridge freezers stick further out than cabinets, but you could always have deeper cabinets in that section or go for an appliance that doesn’t have chunky handles sticking out if you want a more streamlined look.

Features

These are some of the extra things that help separate the appliances from one another and can be things like the airflow system or Wi-Fi capabilities

However, in my opinion, the two most important features to have are a frost-free freezer section and an energy rating of at least an A.

You don’t want to manually defrost your freezer, that’s never fun and is such a waste of time. Likewise, you don’t want to be spending loads of money on electricity just keeping the appliance turned on.

It has to be on 24/7 pretty much, so make sure it’s not going to eat up your electricity and give you a nasty bill each month.

Noise

Often overlooked, noise should be a top consideration, especially if the appliance is going to be in a social kitchen space or kitchen/living area.

The noise of an appliance is measured in decibels (dB) with the lower the number, the quieter the appliance.

I would consider anything 40dB or under to be pretty quiet. If you’re not sure how loud things are when we talk in decibels here’s a little table to give you more of a real-world idea.

Decibels Type of sound
130 artillery fire at close proximity (threshold of pain)
120 amplified rock music; near jet engine
110 loud orchestral music, in audience
100 electric saw
90 bus or truck interior
80 automobile interior
70 average street noise; loud telephone bell
60 normal conversation; business office
50 restaurant; private office
40 quiet room in home
30 quiet lecture hall; bedroom
20 radio, television, or recording studio
10 soundproof room
0 absolute silence (threshold of hearing)
dB Chart

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Final Thoughts…

There you have it. The best American fridge freezers with water dispensers.

The Samsung RS8000 RS68A8820SL is my best overall pick because it perfectly blends great design, handy features and a reasonable price.

If you’re on a budget then the Hisense RS694N4TC1  is a fantastic choice. It has some nice features all at a really great low price point.

If you’re looking for the most stylish option with all the latest tech then I absolutely love the LG InstaView™ GSX961NSVZ. It’s full of techy features guaranteed to give your kitchen that wow factor!

All are great picks that get good feedback and score well in reviews. Which one you go for will ultimately depend on your budget and needs.

If you’re looking for information on other appliances, have a look at my Appliance Guide section for more info and recommended products.

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Michael from Kitchinsider.com

Michael is a kitchen designer from the UK. He's been designing and project managing new kitchen installations for around 10 years. Before that, he was an electrician and part of a team that fitted kitchens. He created Kitchinsider in early 2019 to help give people advice when it comes to getting a new kitchen.