Top Mount Refrigerators FAQ

A top mount refrigerator has two doors, one over the other, with a freezer compartment mounted over the refrigerator. They have a lot of usable space compared to other designs and wide doors. Because they’re so popular they are available in many styles and can be budget-friendly.

Since top-mount refrigerators don’t have the in-door features (like ice makers) that other designs may have, their reliability is often better than average. As a bonus their maintenance costs may be lower as well.

The typical life expectancy of a top-mount refrigerator is between 10 and 15 years. Coast Appliances carries brands that are known for their reliability.

Top mount refrigerators have the freezer on top, far away from the heat-generating compressor at the bottom rear. This adds efficiency to the freezer compartment - which usually contains an ice maker - that other designs don’t have. Below the freezer is the expansive refrigerator compartment.

Coast Appliances carries a wide selection of popular brands, like Whirlpool, Frigidaire and GE. Stop in to see which top-mount refrigerator is right for you.