Insignia™ - 21 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator - Black stainless steel

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Organize perishables efficiently with this 21 cu. ft. Insignia refrigerator. It has electronic controls for simple temperature maintenance, and the freezer has a self-defrost mode to limit frost buildup so foods last longer. The door of this 32.8-inch Insignia refrigerator can swing open left or right to accommodate tight kitchen spaces.

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Key Specs

  • Product Height
    66.2 inches
  • Product Width
    32.8 inches
  • Height To Top Of Refrigerator (Without Hinges)
    65.32 inches
  • Height To Top Of Door Hinge
    66.2 inches
  • Depth Without Handle
    32.28 inches
  • Depth With Handle
    32.28 inches
  • Total Capacity
    21 cubic feet
  • Refrigerator Style
    Top Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lighting Type
  • Color Finish
    Black stainless steel
  • App Compatible
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Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (87 out of 97)


Frost Free

Offers exceptional frost maintenance with no need for manual defrosting

Humidity-controlled crispers

Helps to extend the freshness of produce (only for 18cf/21cf TMF)

Move door racks around for flexible storage

The racks move side to side for convenient storage options

Ice Maker Ready

Accessorize with optional automatic ice maker in freezer compartment (sold separately (only for 18cf/21cf TMF)

LED lighting

Bright lights to illuminate interior.

Reversible door hinges

Versatile placement in your kitchen

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 97 reviews

90%of customers would recommend this to a friend



  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    freezer air temps fluctuate 30F degrees!

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Website says "garage ready". Manual says: "this refrigerator is not designed for use in a garage or any other outside installation" (page 7). Website says "1.2 amps" (Sept 2017); manual says "1.8 A without icemaker; "3.3 A with icemaker" (page 20) . I called BestBuy support and they could not tell me whether the website or the manual were correct. They said it would take weeks to get an answer from the manufacturer! ....But in general it has good low amp draw and power consumption. But freezer does not have separate temperature regulation and the air temperature fluctuates 26F (!) at the setting #4 betw -10F and +16F . There is only one combined control which is in the fridge. The fridge temp is fluctuating just from 32 to 39 at the #4 setting which is ok. Factory recommended setting is #3. But my understanding is that the freezer should stay 0F or lower. On #5 setting the temp in fridge became too cold: 27F to 35F max and freezer was from -20F to +18F (38F fluctuation!). I recorded 5-10 measurements per day for several days with 2 outdoor thermometers placed inside a large bin in the freezer and one on the top shelf in the fridge. My salad started suffering coz fridge was too cold and in some areas stuff froze. The temperature is not very even in the fridge compartment when I checked with my infrared temperature scanner. I checked the power draw with a P3 4460 Kill-a-watt meter. The compressor draws under 1 amp which is very nice The defroster 1.6 amps which I was also happy with. No icemaker installed which would consume more power. The noise can be annoying. It's possibly the fan vibrating or hitting something but it could also be the cooling gas in the pipes growling. The shelf system is non-adjustable and not very well designed because a half gallon milk carton has to be bent at the top flap to fit on the bottom shelf. The door shelves have a guard that's too high so the gap between it and the shelf above is so narrow that it is difficult to get things like a 32 oz yogurt tub in and out. Have to angle it almost horizontal to move it in or out below the egg compartment. Even my 18 y.o. Amana fridge that died had guards that were much lower. If you fill up the door shelves the door starts squeaking so loud that you can hear it in the whole house. On the plus side, it looks good (mine is SS doors and black side; i wish it was all SS), low amp draw if you have a generator; and it was fairly cheap. Because the freezer temps fluctuate so much I would not recommend it. But i have to say I don't know how much the temperature inside the frozen food itself would fluctuate while teh freezer air temperature fluctuates so wildly. I could not find anybody to tell me if this is a problem so I decided I rather get a fridge with a separate temp control for the freezer so the freezer temp stays more steady and less risk of food thawing and freezing all the time. I think icecream needs at least 15F or colder to properly freeze. Gave it 3 stars for price and low power consumption and because I don't know if the huge freezer temp fluctuation is ultimately a problem or not. Oh the delivery guys unpacked the fridge out in the street and when it was in the kitchen it had a scratch. Also one of the door shelves was falling down when they opened the fridge and they put it back in. I didn't think much of it but later had a surprise when it came crashing down on the hinge side. I discovered that a plastic part of the shelf holding it in place had broken off. I don't know if that happened during delivery or before. I had enough space for them to bring the fridge into the house with the packaging around it, so I think they might have scratched it and broken the shelf maybe because the door might have opened. But I don't know. The delivery guys tried to give me some education on how to start using the fridge but they were in error as I discovered when I read the manual. I bought the 5 year geek squad support. I spoke to one guy there and he was very knowledgeable re the fridge technology but not familiar with this particular fridge. I would recommend getting the 5 yr geek squad support. The fridge itself only has a 1 year warranty on parts. Not sure on labor.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    decent average performance, potential noise issue

    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Been looking to replace faulty 7 y/o, side by side fridge made by S**S**G brand. researched many reviews before purchasing this Insignia fridge. very similar to LG of similar specs (wouldn't be surprised if made by them for best buy). did not want to spend that much for something that will probably need replacement in less than 10 yrs. PROS: high quality stainless steel finish is not as "dirty", high maintenance as other brands (finger , smudge prints not as visible on this insignia), decent useable space for exterior size, interior LED lighting is upscale feature,plastic shelves are not as flimsy as other fridges in this price range, no exterior handle makes it sleek and easier to wipe clean, good value during black Friday sale (saved "too hundred"). CONS: only fridge is LED light, which front position reduces lighting to back items, freezer wire shelf is not as convenient to have as glass. biggest potential flaw: NOISER than expected, the so called "high efficiency" compressor runs a lot noisier than I thought. Not obtrusive but if you expect library quiet silence in your kitchen you will be disappointed. Bottom Line: For the price point and the high quality stainless steel look this insignia fridge is tough value to beat. Recommended as a value choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    This was not my first choice, but...

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This was not my first choice in fridges, but after the other 2 name brands bombed out upon delivery, I decided to give Insignia a try. So far it is running decently and keeping the food items nicely chilled in the fridge section and frozen in the freezer section. HOWEVER, I am not happy that the shelves on the door are not adjustable. Meaning, I would like to adjust them for the various items we keep on the door but the shelves do NOT have the option of going higher or lower. Where they are at is what you get. This is the same with the shelves in the fridge. Unless I remove a shelf out completely there is no reorganizing (adjusting) them to accommodate my produce items. The freezer does allow for the shelf to adjust slightly, but not if you have the ice maker. Then you are obligated to keep the shelf where it is or the ice maker gets hung up.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice but with 2 issues

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Cooling works great. Door is able to handle a lot of items and a good amount of weight. I don't care for the shelf spacing options. It limits the way you can place items though the door storage helps. Not a huge problem but will definitely require some planning and experimentation. Big issue was that we received 2 that were damaged before we got a good one. Apparently there is a warehouse here in Texas that uses clamps rather than dollies and I was told by more than person that this was the source of the problem. If this item was not a Best Buy only and such a good deal I'm not sure I would have purchased here if I had known about that. That being said they did have Sunday delivery which made a big difference.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    We like it, but...

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    It developed a VERY annoying squeak in the door hinge that we are having trouble getting rid of. It's a good thing the ice maker is on back-order so they can look at it during that delivery if it's still acting up. I also am questioning the leveling of the fridge, as the gap along one side is not equal from top to bottom. We never saw this with out old fridge. One thing we wish this fridge had is a meat / deli drawer. There are 2 crispers but we are very accustomed to having our lunch meat and cheese in a separate drawer. We took the one from our old fridge and it's sliding on a shelf for now, until we come up with another idea.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Get Your Earplugs

    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    First one arrived damaged and had to wait a week to have it replaced (driver wouldn't take it back) - see picture. Second one is terrible. It is the single noisiest refrigerator I have ever owned. It sounds like the freezer fan is designed wrong. Refrigerator door easily dents - really thin stainless. I love BB and have outfitted my entire home with BB purchases. Returning this noisy beast.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's nice

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I like this refrigerator. The freezer and fridge is nice and spacious. I love the large clear door shelves. I can place my gallon of water on it for easy access. I was worried about the lighting and the noise it made people talked about in the reviews, but I took a chance for the price. The lighting doesn't bother me especially since I use the kitchen light when I'm in the kitchen. It does make noise occasionally but I try to tune it out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Does the job but way to noisy

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Simple refrigerator which so far seems like it does the job, meaning keeping the food cold as it should. BUT there is a big but. The main disadvantage is that it's way to noisy! When the engine is working, you hear it. It's the first time I notice a refrigerator noise, so it is not a good sign. I'm a bit concern from the quality of this product and how it will last few years.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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