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8 fridges that’ll give your friends ice-maker envy

Say hello to never-boring cocktails and cold drinks.

On left, brown liquid with circular ice inside of short glass. On right, person using ice dispenser on fridge door to distribute ice into glass pitcher. Credit: Reviewed / LG

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Let’s get one thing straight: Ice shape preference is incredibly personal. Maybe you’re a bartender (pro or not, we don’t judge) and you know that large, slow-melting ice spheres are best for your beloved Negroni.

Or maybe you love adding crushed ice to your drinks—whether it’s water, Diet Coke, or a fancy iced coffee—because it reminds you of that one divey burger joint in your hometown where your mom used to let you order Orangina and the crushed ice was the best part.

Perhaps you’re a purist who prefers their ice with no frills, as long as it never runs out (read: the ice maker is your BFF). Lucky for you, it’s 2024 and refrigerator technology has come a long way, which means there’s probably a model out there that’ll make the perfect ice for you, whatever shape that may be.

Here are eight of our favorite fridges with specialty ice capabilities from Bosch, LG, GE and Samsung.

For when you want fun shapes:

1. LG LRFDC2406S French-door Refrigerator

Person grabbing ball of ice to place inside of glass with tongs from bottom freezer drawer.
Credit: Reviewed / LG

This pro-level spherical ice will make you feel like a bartender.

It’s no secret that we love this French-door fridge from LG. It’s equipped with the brand’s signature Craft Ice enhancement, which means it makes the standard cubed and crushed ice, plus a third variety: spherical ice.

This orb-shaped ice is dispensed into a bin at the top left of the freezer where it’ll hang out until you’re ready to add it to an Old Fashioned, Boulevardier, or a two-finger pour of really nice whiskey.

Product image of LG LRFDC2406S French-door Refrigerator
LG LRFDC2406S French-door Refrigerator

Upgrade your chilled drinks from regular to refined with signature craft ice.

$2,400 at LG

2. Bosch 800 Series French-door Refrigerator

Person holding several pieces of ice with metal ice scoop.
Credit: Reviewed / Jonathan Chan

Bosch's slow-melting pyramid ice is great for homemade cocktails.

This French-door fridge from Bosch has plenty of special features, including an UltraClarityPro water filter and the ability to manage your fridge remotely via the HomeConnect app. But in this case, we’re most interested in the slow-melting pyramid ice it produces.

Ideal for everything from a mezcal margarita to a Dark n’ Stormy, Bosch’s small, pyramid-shaped ice has the power to elevate any beverage and prevent it from tasting watered down so quickly.

Product image of Bosch 800 Series French-Door Refrigerator
Bosch 800 Series French-Door Refrigerator

Think outside the box with slow-melting pyramid ice that makes you look like a certified mixologist—no bartending class required.

$3,699 at Lowe's

3. Samsung Bespoke RF29BB8600AP French-door Refrigerator

On left, french double-door refrigerator in mint and white color next to two stemless cocktail glasses filled with ice, clear liquid and limes.
Credit: Reviewed / Samsung

Samsung's trendy Bespoke refrigerator has options when it comes to ice shapes.

Samsung’s solution to shaped ice comes from its Dual Ice Maker in the beautiful Bespoke French-door fridge, which produces regular ol’ ice as well as small “ice bites” (also known as nugget ice). And the two ice troughs are spacious, so you'll never have to worry about running out.

Samsung's "ice bites" are great for a mojito, a Caipirinha, or homemade lemonade. Its uniquely miniscule size will cool your drink extra fast.

Product image of Samsung Bespoke RF29BB8600AP French-door Refrigerator
Samsung Bespoke RF29BB8600AP French-door Refrigerator

Not only does the Samsung Bespoke come in several eye-catching finishes, but its interior Beverage Center is top-tier.

$2,099 at Best Buy

4. GE Café CVE28DM5NS5 French-door Refrigerator

Person holding glass up to water dispenser on the GE Café CVE28DM5NS5 French Door Refrigerator next to colorful cocktail drink inside of glass with crushed ice.
Credit: Reviewed / GE Café / Getty Images / Anna Puzatykh

We love crushed ice for cooling drinks like soda and cold brew (and for crunching on its own).

If crushed ice is more your thing, then this GE Café fridge has the frozen crunch you’ve been craving. It offers both cubed and crushed varieties via the hands-free, through-the-door dispenser, which also features an easy-access water filter.

Undeniably the crunchiest ice on the market, crushed ice is fun in any application, but it's especially well-suited for mint juleps, painkillers, and your soda of choice (hello, Orangina of my childhood).

Product image of GE Café CVE28DM5NS5 French-door Refrigerator
GE Café CVE28DM5NS5 French-door Refrigerator

If the abundance of space for extra food storage doesn't tempt you, the crushed ice will.

$4,230 at Best Buy

For when you need ice made fast:

5. Bosch B36CD50SNS Stainless-steel French-door Refrigerator

French double-door refrigerator from Bosch in stainless steel finish with ice dispenser on left door and bottom freezer drawer next to ice drawer inside of freezer pulled out.
Credit: Reviewed / Bosch

This Bosch fridge boasts the industry's fasted ice maker so you can always be stocked up.

Waiting for water to freeze into ice cubes is akin to watching paint dry or hovering over a pot as it comes to a boil—it’s a slow, painful process.

Enter: Bosch’s QuickIce Pro system, which the brand claims is the industry's fastest refrigerator ice maker. This French-door fridge can produce up to 40 glasses of ice daily without any wait time.

So you can enjoy a frosty Aperol spritz, paloma, or strawberry-mint iced tea in (almost) no time.

Product image of Bosch B36CD50SNS Stainless-steel French-door Refrigerator
Bosch B36CD50SNS Stainless-steel French-door Refrigerator

Ice on demand for instantly chilled drinks is a feature that ice enthusiasts will fall in love with.

$3,300 at Best Buy

6. Bosch B36FD50SNB Black French-door Refrigerator

Side view of pulled out bottom freezer drawer on the Bosch B36FD50SNB Black French-Door Refrigerator next to short glass filled with dark liquid.
Credit: Reviewed / Bosch / Getty Images / bhofack2

Match your fridge to your aesthetic and opt for this black Bosch, which will keep your ice replenished.

Fans of fast ice have options when it comes to color. This is the same fridge as above, but in black. That means it pairs especially well with equally moody bevs like a Black Russian or an espresso martini.

Product image of Bosch B36FD50SNB Black French-door Refrigerator
Bosch B36FD50SNB Black French-door Refrigerator

Black stainless steel is a no-brainer if you're going for a more moody, yet sleek feel in your kitchen.

$3,550 at Best Buy

For when you’re having friends over:

7. LG LRYXC2606D French-door Smart Refrigerator

Cubed ice and crushed ice storage separately next to assorted frozen foods inside of the black stainless steel LG LRYXC2606D French-Door Smart Refrigerator.
Credit: Reviewed / LG

Switch on LG's Ice Plus feature to keep the cubes coming while entertaining.

The only thing worse than waiting for water to freeze is running out of ice mid-party. Luckily, LG has a solution for that.

Fridges like the LG LRYXC2606D are equipped with the Ice Plus feature, which both speeds up production and increases the overall ice output. So you can go ahead and make a batch of refreshing sangria for you and your guests to enjoy.

Product image of LG LRYXC2606D French-door Smart Refrigerator
LG LRYXC2606D French-door Smart Refrigerator

The Ice Plus feature kicks ice production into overdrive, so your freezer will stay at the lowest temperature setting for an entire 24 hours.

$2,700 at Best Buy

8. GE Profile PYE22KYNFS French-door Refrigerator

On right, side view of the 2 levels of storage within the bottom drawer on the GE Profile PYE22KYNFS French-Door Refrigerator. On right, close up of ice bucket inside of the bottom freezer drawer.
Credit: Reviewed / GE Profile

You can choose between extra ice or extra storage with this GE Profile refrigerator.

This GE refrigerator is a host’s best friend thanks to its two (yes, two!) ice makers. The second ice maker is optional—which means you can take advantage of the extra freezer space when you're not entertaining, but keep the ice stocked when company's coming.

You’ll be able to keep the cold drinks flowing without stressing about a gas station ice run—Negroni Sbagliato Punch, anyone?

Product image of GE Profile PYE22KYNFS French-door Refrigerator
GE Profile PYE22KYNFS French-door Refrigerator

Consider yourself the supreme host when you take advantage of the extensive beverage storage on top and second ice maker on the bottom for cold cocktails all night long.

$2,598 at Home Depot

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