Having purchased a refrigerator within the past few years

don’t get the cheapest one from whatever brand you pick. When I replaced mine I bought a Whirpool, pretty much their cheapest model. It WORKS fine, but it makes noises while running. So I was determined not to make that same mistake when I replaced my dad’s fridge. I don’t remember the brand, but I believe I got the mid-level model. It is MUCH quieter…
That’s the only experience/advice I can offer…