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5 Best Fridges Under $500 in the US - June 2021

Matthew
Updated 11 June 2021
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5 best fridges under $500

What Fridge Under $500 to Buy in June 2021?

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Igenix IG3711BL Avanti SHP1700W Magic Chef MCAR320B2 Haier HC32SA42SW Dometic RM2350
Igenix IG3711BL Avanti SHP1700W Magic Chef MCAR320B2 Haier HC32SA42SW Dometic RM2350
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47L
CAPACITY
$244
OVER 10 YEARS
A
198L
CAPACITY
1
SHELF /
BASKET
$481
OVER 10 YEARS
90L
CAPACITY
1
FRUIT / VEG
DRAWER
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS
90.6L
CAPACITY
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS
$539
OVER 10 YEARS
83L
CAPACITY
95
Reviews
106 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Value for Money
Very Good
93
Running Costs
$240 Over 10 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
35 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Running Costs
$480 Over 10 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
94
Reviews
15 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
70
Value for Money
Good
66
Running Costs
$540 Over 10 Years
69
Kagoo Score
Good
79
Features
Good Features
78
Value for Money
Very Good
67
Kagoo Score
Good
Purchasers report that this refrigerator is really quiet, compact and good-looking. It's a classic and very economical to run integrated refrigerator, with a cheap price and a very good spec. Our review analysis indicates that this refrigerator is really quiet and difficult to damage or scratch. It's The best scoring fridge under $500, with very low running costs and a very good spec. Purchasers report that this fridge is compact and a good size. It's a fully featured and classic freestanding fridge, with a reasonable price. A fully featured and cheap freestanding refrigerator, with moderate running costs. A good spec and low cost freestanding refrigerator.
6 Reasons For
Better Kagoo Score
$290 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
User Reviews Are Moderately Better
Overall Reviews Are Moderately Better
Better Brand
Has a Better OK Noise Level
2 Reasons For
151L Bigger Fridge Capacity
Reversible Doors
3 Reasons For
Two More Shelves / Baskets
Reversible Doors
One Month Newer
4 Reasons For
Fresh Zone Compartment
Three Shelves / Baskets
Reversible Doors
More Shops Are Selling It
1 Reason For
$97 Cheaper
4 Reasons Against
Smaller Fridge Capacity
$99 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Over Two Years Older
10 Reasons Against
Only One Shelf / Basket
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $98
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over Four Years
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $237
User Review Rating is Marginally Worse
Overall Review Rating is Marginally Worse
Worse Brand
Has a Worse Acceptable Noise Level
7 Reasons Against
Smaller Fridge Capacity
Worse Kagoo Score
$156 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Lower User Review Score
Lower Overall Review Score
Worse Brand
6 Reasons Against
107.4L Smaller Fridge Capacity
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $97
Older by Over One Year
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $295
Worse Brand
5 Reasons Against
Smaller Fridge Capacity
Worse Kagoo Score
Not As Many Stockists
One Month Older
Worse Brand
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Igenix IG3711BL

$127.11
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Igenix IG3711BL

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Igenix IG3711BL
47L
CAPACITY
$244
OVER 10 YEARS
A

The Igenix IG3711BL has a Kagoo Score of 88. With a price tag of $127.11 this fridge is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Igenix IG3711BL.

Purchasers report that this refrigerator is really quiet, compact and good-looking. It's a classic and very economical to run integrated refrigerator, with a cheap price and a very good spec.

95
Reviews
106 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Value for Money
Very Good
93
Running Costs
$240 Over 10 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Igenix IG3711BL has great user reviews with an average user rating of 84%, based on 106 reviews.

6 Reasons For for Choosing the Igenix IG3711BL

Better Kagoo Score

The Igenix IG3711BL has received a Kagoo Score of 88, but the Avanti SHP1700W scored 87, the Dometic RM2350 scored only 67, the Haier HC32SA42SW scored only 69 and the Magic Chef MCAR320B2 scored 84.

$290 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years

The Igenix IG3711BL only costs $244 to run over five years whereas the Avanti SHP1700W costs $481 to run (97% more) and the Haier HC32SA42SW costs $539 to run (121% more). More ...

User Reviews Are Moderately Better

The average user review score of the Igenix IG3711BL is 84% based on 106 reviews, but the average rating of the Avanti SHP1700W is 83% (based on 35 reviews) and the average rating of the Magic Chef MCAR320B2 is 77% (based on 15 reviews).

Overall Reviews Are Moderately Better

The average overall review score of the Igenix IG3711BL is 84% based on 106 reviews, but the average rating of the Avanti SHP1700W is 83% (based on 35 reviews) and the average rating of the Magic Chef MCAR320B2 is 77% (based on 15 reviews).

Better Brand

Igenix fridges have an average rating of 95%, however Avanti only has an average rating of 82.1%, Dometic only has an average rating of 50.3%, Haier only has an average rating of 53.8% and Magic Chef only has an average rating of 67.2%.

Has a Better OK Noise Level

On average reviewers thought the Igenix IG3711BL has a better OK noise level. Several people thought that it was very quiet and wasn't noisy.

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Igenix IG3711BL

Smaller Fridge Capacity

Igenix IG3711BL is only 47L capacity. That's 151L smaller than the Avanti SHP1700W (198L), 36L smaller than the Dometic RM2350 (83L) and 43L smaller than the Haier HC32SA42SW and the Magic Chef MCAR320B2 (90L). More ...

'Fridge Net Capacity' is the total usable (net) capacity of the fridge, measured in litres.

A higher capacity means that more food can be stored in the fridge at a time.

$99 More Expensive

The Igenix IG3711BL is more expensive than the Dometic RM2350 by $99.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 seller sell the Igenix IG3711BL, however 2 retailers sell the Haier HC32SA42SW. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this fridge remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over Two Years Older

The Igenix IG3711BL is older than the Dometic RM2350 by 23 months, older than the Haier HC32SA42SW by four months and older than the Magic Chef MCAR320B2 by two years.

The cheapest price that we could find for the IG3711BL in the US is $127.11 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Avanti SHP1700W

$126.46
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Avanti SHP1700W

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Avanti SHP1700W
198L
CAPACITY
1
SHELF /
BASKET
$481
OVER 10 YEARS

The Avanti SHP1700W has a Kagoo Score of 87. With a price tag of $126.46 this fridge is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Avanti SHP1700W.

Features We Love:
Reversible doors

Our review analysis indicates that this refrigerator is really quiet and difficult to damage or scratch. It's The best scoring fridge under $500, with very low running costs and a very good spec.

96
Reviews
35 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Running Costs
$480 Over 10 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Avanti SHP1700W has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 83%, based on 35 reviews.

2 Reasons For for Choosing the Avanti SHP1700W

151L Bigger Fridge Capacity

The Avanti SHP1700W is a 198L capacity fridge, whereas the Dometic RM2350 is only an 83L capacity fridge (115L smaller), the Haier HC32SA42SW and the Magic Chef MCAR320B2 are both only 90L capacity fridges (108L smaller) and the Igenix IG3711BL is only a 47L capacity fridge (151L smaller). More ...

'Fridge Net Capacity' is the total usable (net) capacity of the fridge, measured in litres.

A higher capacity means that more food can be stored in the fridge at a time.

Reversible Doors

The Avanti SHP1700W has a reversible doors, and so do the Haier HC32SA42SW and the Magic Chef MCAR320B2, however the Dometic RM2350 and the Igenix IG3711BL do not. More ...

The doors on the appliance can be moved so they can open from the right hand side (hinged on the left) or the left hand side (hinged on the right).

Reversible doors allow a greater degree of freedom for you to set up your fridge exactly as needed.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Avanti SHP1700W

Only One Shelf / Basket

The number of shelves / baskets on the Avanti SHP1700W is one, but the Magic Chef MCAR320B2 only has three shelves / baskets. More ...

We do not know the number of shelves / baskets on the Dometic RM2350 or the Igenix IG3711BL. It is possible that they do not have any shelves / baskets.

'Shelf' denotes the amount of shelves and/or baskets in the fridge.

More shelves means more space to store and organise food in your fridge, which is helpful.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Avanti SHP1700W has received a Kagoo Score of 87, whereas the Igenix IG3711BL scored 88.

More Expensive by $98

The Avanti SHP1700W is $98 more expensive than the Dometic RM2350.

Fewer Sellers

The Avanti SHP1700W is only stocked by 1 store, but the Haier HC32SA42SW is stocked by 2 stores. More ...

The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by Over Four Years

The Avanti SHP1700W is five years older than the Dometic RM2350, three years older than the Haier HC32SA42SW, three years older than the Igenix IG3711BL and five years older than the Magic Chef MCAR320B2.

Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $237

The running costs of the Avanti SHP1700W are $481 which is $237 more than the Igenix IG3711BL over five years. Show assumptions.

User Review Rating is Marginally Worse

The average user rating of the Avanti SHP1700W is 83%, whereas the average user rating of the Igenix IG3711BL is 84% (based on 106 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Marginally Worse

The average overall rating of the Avanti SHP1700W is 83%, whereas the average overall rating of the Igenix IG3711BL is 84% (based on 106 reviews).

Worse Brand

Avanti fridges have an average rating of only 82.1%, but Igenix has an average rating of 95%.

Has a Worse Acceptable Noise Level

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Avanti SHP1700W has a worse acceptable noise level.

The cheapest price that we could find for the SHP1700W in the US is $126.46 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Magic Chef MCAR320B2

$184.49
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Magic Chef MCAR320B2

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Magic Chef MCAR320B2
90L
CAPACITY
1
FRUIT / VEG
DRAWER
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS

The Magic Chef MCAR320B2 has a Kagoo Score of 84. However with a price tag of $184.49 this fridge is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Magic Chef MCAR320B2.

Features We Love:
Reversible doors
Adjustable feet

Purchasers report that this fridge is compact and a good size. It's a fully featured and classic freestanding fridge, with a reasonable price.

94
Reviews
15 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Magic Chef MCAR320B2 has good user reviews with an average user rating of 77%, based on 15 reviews.

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Review: Magic Chef MCAR320B2 All Refrigerator 32 Cuft Black

3 Reasons For for Choosing the Magic Chef MCAR320B2

Two More Shelves / Baskets

The number of shelves / baskets on the Magic Chef MCAR320B2 is three (as does the Haier HC32SA42SW), but the Avanti SHP1700W only has one shelf / basket. More ...

We do not know the number of shelves / baskets on the Dometic RM2350 or the Igenix IG3711BL. It is possible that they do not have any shelves / baskets.

'Shelf' denotes the amount of shelves and/or baskets in the fridge.

More shelves means more space to store and organise food in your fridge, which is helpful.

Reversible Doors

The Magic Chef MCAR320B2 has a reversible doors (as do the Avanti SHP1700W and the Haier HC32SA42SW), however the Dometic RM2350 and the Igenix IG3711BL do not have this feature. More ...

The doors on the appliance can be moved so they can open from the right hand side (hinged on the left) or the left hand side (hinged on the right).

Reversible doors allow a greater degree of freedom for you to set up your fridge exactly as needed.

One Month Newer

The Magic Chef MCAR320B2 is five years newer than the Avanti SHP1700W, one month newer than the Dometic RM2350, 20 months newer than the Haier HC32SA42SW and two years newer than the Igenix IG3711BL

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Magic Chef MCAR320B2

Smaller Fridge Capacity

The Magic Chef MCAR320B2 is a 90L capacity fridge. That's 108L smaller than the Avanti SHP1700W (198L), 7L bigger than the Dometic RM2350 (83L), 0.59999999999999L smaller than the Haier HC32SA42SW (90.6L) and 43L bigger than the Igenix IG3711BL (47L). More ...

'Fridge Net Capacity' is the total usable (net) capacity of the fridge, measured in litres.

A higher capacity means that more food can be stored in the fridge at a time.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Magic Chef MCAR320B2 has received a Kagoo Score of 84, whereas the Avanti SHP1700W scored 87 and the Igenix IG3711BL scored 88.

$156 More Expensive

The Magic Chef MCAR320B2 is more expensive than the Avanti SHP1700W by $58, more expensive than the Dometic RM2350 by $156, more expensive than the Haier HC32SA42SW by $59 and more expensive than the Igenix IG3711BL by $57.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 store sell the Magic Chef MCAR320B2, but 2 sellers sell the Haier HC32SA42SW. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this fridge, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the Magic Chef MCAR320B2 is only 77%, whereas the average user rating of the Avanti SHP1700W is 83% (based on 35 reviews) and the Igenix IG3711BL is 84% (based on 106 reviews).

Lower Overall Review Score

The average overall rating of the Magic Chef MCAR320B2 is only 77%, whereas the average overall rating of the Avanti SHP1700W is 83% (based on 35 reviews) and the Igenix IG3711BL is 84% (based on 106 reviews).

Worse Brand

Magic Chef fridges have an average rating of only 67.2%, but Avanti has an average rating of 82.1% and Igenix has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the MCAR320B2 in the US is $184.49 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Haier HC32SA42SW

$125.00
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Haier HC32SA42SW

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Haier HC32SA42SW
90.6L
CAPACITY
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS
$539
OVER 10 YEARS

The Haier HC32SA42SW has a Kagoo Score of 69. With a price tag of $125.00 this fridge is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Haier HC32SA42SW.

Features We Love:
Reversible doors
Fresh zone compartment
Energy Star certified
Adjustable feet

A fully featured and cheap freestanding refrigerator, with moderate running costs.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
70
Value for Money
Good
66
Running Costs
$540 Over 10 Years
69
Kagoo Score
Good

4 Reasons For for Choosing the Haier HC32SA42SW

Fresh Zone Compartment

The Haier HC32SA42SW has a fresh zone compartment, but the Avanti SHP1700W, the Dometic RM2350, the Igenix IG3711BL and the Magic Chef MCAR320B2 do not have this feature. More ...

Fresh zone compartments are special sections of the fridge especially designed for fresh fruit or vegetables.

By compartmentalising the fresh fruit and veg away from the rest of the food in your fridge, this makes sure it keeps as fresh as possible for the longest time possible.

Three Shelves / Baskets

The number of shelves / baskets on the Haier HC32SA42SW is three, and so does the Magic Chef MCAR320B2, but the Avanti SHP1700W only has one shelf / basket. More ...

We do not know the number of shelves / baskets on the Dometic RM2350 or the Igenix IG3711BL. It is possible that they do not have any shelves / baskets.

'Shelf' denotes the amount of shelves and/or baskets in the fridge.

More shelves means more space to store and organise food in your fridge, which is helpful.

Reversible Doors

The Haier HC32SA42SW has a reversible doors, and so do the Avanti SHP1700W and the Magic Chef MCAR320B2, however the Dometic RM2350 and the Igenix IG3711BL do not. More ...

The doors on the appliance can be moved so they can open from the right hand side (hinged on the left) or the left hand side (hinged on the right).

Reversible doors allow a greater degree of freedom for you to set up your fridge exactly as needed.

More Shops Are Selling It

A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this fridge.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Haier HC32SA42SW

107.4L Smaller Fridge Capacity

The Haier HC32SA42SW is a 90.6L capacity fridge, whereas the Avanti SHP1700W is a 198L capacity fridge (107.4L bigger), the Dometic RM2350 is an 83L capacity fridge (7.6L smaller), the Igenix IG3711BL is a 47L capacity fridge (43.6L smaller) and the Magic Chef MCAR320B2 is a 90L capacity fridge (0.59999999999999L smaller). More ...

'Fridge Net Capacity' is the total usable (net) capacity of the fridge, measured in litres.

A higher capacity means that more food can be stored in the fridge at a time.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Haier HC32SA42SW has only received a Kagoo Score of 69, whereas the Avanti SHP1700W scored 87, the Igenix IG3711BL scored 88 and the Magic Chef MCAR320B2 scored 84.

More Expensive by $97

The Haier HC32SA42SW is $97 more expensive than the Dometic RM2350.

Older by Over One Year

The Haier HC32SA42SW is 19 months older than the Dometic RM2350 and 20 months older than the Magic Chef MCAR320B2.

Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $295

The Haier HC32SA42SW costs $539 to run which is $58 more than the Avanti SHP1700W and $295 more than the Igenix IG3711BL over five years. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

Haier fridges have an average rating of only 53.8%, but Avanti has an average rating of 82.1%, Igenix has an average rating of 95% and Magic Chef has an average rating of 67.2%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the HC32SA42SW in the US is $125.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Dometic RM2350

$28.50
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Dometic RM2350

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Dometic RM2350
83L
CAPACITY

The Dometic RM2350 has a Kagoo Score of 67. With a price tag of $28.50 this fridge is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Dometic RM2350 or read our article on whether you should buy a Dometic fridge.

A good spec and low cost freestanding refrigerator.

79
Features
Good Features
78
Value for Money
Very Good
67
Kagoo Score
Good
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1 Reason For for Choosing the Dometic RM2350

$97 Cheaper

The Dometic RM2350 costs $28.50, whereas the Avanti SHP1700W is $126.46, the Haier HC32SA42SW is $125.00, the Igenix IG3711BL is $127.11 and the Magic Chef MCAR320B2 is $184.49.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Dometic RM2350

Smaller Fridge Capacity

Dometic RM2350 is only 83L capacity. That's 115L smaller than the Avanti SHP1700W (198L), 7L smaller than the Haier HC32SA42SW and the Magic Chef MCAR320B2 (90L) and 36L bigger than the Igenix IG3711BL (47L). More ...

'Fridge Net Capacity' is the total usable (net) capacity of the fridge, measured in litres.

A higher capacity means that more food can be stored in the fridge at a time.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Dometic RM2350 has only received a Kagoo Score of 67, but the Avanti SHP1700W scored 87, the Haier HC32SA42SW scored 69, the Igenix IG3711BL scored 88 and the Magic Chef MCAR320B2 scored 84.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 store sell the Dometic RM2350, however 2 retailers sell the Haier HC32SA42SW. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this fridge remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
One Month Older

The Dometic RM2350 is older than the Magic Chef MCAR320B2 by one month.

Worse Brand

Dometic fridges have an average rating of only 50.3%, however Avanti has an average rating of 82.1%, Haier has an average rating of 53.8%, Igenix has an average rating of 95% and Magic Chef has an average rating of 67.2%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the RM2350 in the US is $28.50 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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