The LG LFXS26596S is a sleek and stylish fridge that rivals some of the best French door refrigerators (opens in new tab) around. Here, we round up everything you need to know about it, tell you whether it's worth its price, and whether this could be the next refrigerator for you.
The LG LFXS26596S refrigerator is as good as it looks – and that's really saying something. This slab of metal and glass comes in stainless steel or the more badass PrintProof black stainless steel. But whichever option you pick, it's going to stand out in your kitchen – in a good way.
That front glass door-in-door system not only makes a statement but also works so well you'll likely wonder what you did before having it. You can knock on the glass to activate the light, which is another fun feature that comes in really handy.
But this is an expensive French door refrigerator and despite having lots of features to help justify that price, is it an expense that's worth you paying out for? We've gone in depth on the LG LFXS26596S so you can find out if it's the fridge freezer for you. You can also check out the best side-by-side refrigerators (opens in new tab) for more reviews.
LG LFXS26596S review: Price
The launch price of the LG LFXS26596S is at the top end, yet not at the very highest end where the look and specs of this fridge freezer would suggest it should be. The price on Best Buy, at the time of publishing, is $1,999.99 at a reduction from $2,744.99 which represents a saving of $745.
That said, it's listed on the official LG site at $1,999. So we'd say be wary of any retailer claiming to give you a reduction here. Although, LG does claim this has been reduced from $3,049.99, at some point.
LG LFXS26596S review: Design and features
The LG LFXS26596S fridge freezer looks stunning. It's that simple. The clean lines, beautiful brushed metal finish, touch controls, and glass door-in-door all make this very attractive. But thanks to the anti-fingerprint finish you can relax in the knowledge that it should remain looking as good as new long after you've installed this.
That door-in-door feature is what makes this really stand out from the competition. Essentially, it means you have a mini door, on the right side door, which allows you to access a door's worth of items without opening the rest of the fridge. This features easily sliding shelves that can be moved up and down to fit whatever you need, making it perfect for bottles and sauces.
This system should help keep the fridge temperature constant and even save you a few bucks in running costs while helping the environment too. Since you can tap the glass to light up the inside, sometimes you may not even need to open the door. Yup, just a look at that cupcake might be sufficient to keep your will power strong enough to keep walking.
The smart WiFi connectivity of this fridge is also a big draw. This means it can be controlled from your phone. That not only means alerts when a door is left open but also the ability to issue commands from your Alexa or Google Assistant device using your voice. The app is particularly useful when you're out and want to make sure you have more ice ready for your return – the perfect impromptu party assistant.
Overall capacity: 26 cubic feet
Freezer capacity: 8.8 cubic feet
Refrigerator shelves: 5
Refrigerator door bins: 6
Through Door Dispenser: Ice and water
This fridge freezer has a large capacity at 26 cubic feet, with 8.8 cubic feet set aside for the drawer freezer system. This gets you dual ice makers in top and lower but it's the SpacePlus ice system from LG that we particularly like. This uses up a very slim space in the door compartment for ice that's accessed from behind the door bins. You wouldn't know it was even there to look at the inside of the fridge with all its space.
Other features worth a mention include a fresh air filter to keep it smelling nice every time you open the door – no matter what you've got stored in there. The multi-air flow system helps keep the temperature constant. The water and ice dispenser features a pharma grade filter, plus, a nice tall 12.6-inch high opening that'll get even larger glasses in there.
The Door Cooling+ feature is also useful here as it specifically cools the door content. This is perfect when using that door-in-door feature regularly.
LG LFXS26596S review: User reviews
User reviews average 4.4 stars out of five on the LG website and 4.5 out of five on Best Buy.
Positives reported include the amount of space inside being brilliant. That door-in-door feature gets a lot of love with one users saying it, "easily fits a gallon of milk and a two liter bottle of soda". The smart app alerts, when the door was left open, were appreciated by families where kids tended to leave it open.
A few reviews did say that the ice tasted a little chemical like initially. While others complained about customer service issues – although these were then addressed in the comments by LG who sought to resolve the issues. The lack of egg holder in the door was also mentioned by a few reviewers as being missed. The single divider in the freezer was also a gripe for some that would prefer more ways to separate out their frozen foods.
Should you buy the LG LFXS26596S French door refrigerator?
As French door fridge freezers go, the LG LFXS26596S is cutting edge in terms of both features and looks. That does mean a steep price tag, although for what you get it undercuts the competition by a good chunk. If you do want something a little more affordable, check out the Kenmore Elite 73025 (opens in new tab).
If you think the door-in-door feature could be useful and the app support would also be worth your money, then this is worth the investment. If you're looking to save a bit more money, won't use all the features of this model, and aren't as bothered about the look, then you could buy something that offers the same storage space and cooling efficiency for a chunk less, such as the Frigidaire Gallery FGHB2868TF. (opens in new tab)
But with lots of positive feedback from families and individuals about the app support, spaciousness, anti-fingerprint finish and that door-in-door special skill – this is a feature rich appliance well worth its price.