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What's the average fridge size? Find the perfect fit with our guide.

Six steps to finding the perfect fit

Whirlpool is committed to helping you care — that includes finding an appliance with the right features for your family and the right fit for your kitchen. Perfect refrigerator dimensions for your home create an inviting space and leave plenty of room for the kids’ and dogs’ constant foot traffic. Follow our helpful fridge sizes guide for everything you need to know when assessing your space.

Step 1: Select your type

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This is a good benchmark for the average refrigerator size in every type; however, you should still check your specific refrigerator’s dimensions online or in store. 

Learn more about popular refrigerator sizes and types

Step 2: Refrigerator dimensions — measuring depth

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Refrigerators come in two depths: they’re either virtually flush with your countertops or they extend past them. 

What's the standard refrigerator size? How to find the right refrigerator dimensions for your kitchen's depth.
What's the standard refrigerator size? How to find the right refrigerator dimensions for your kitchen's depth.
What's the standard refrigerator size? How to find the right refrigerator dimensions for your kitchen's depth.

Does your kitchen have an island?

Measure the space in front of the refrigerator so doors and drawers can open without getting dinged.

What's the standard refrigerator size? How to find the right refrigerator dimensions for your kitchen's depth.
How to find the right fridge dimensions for your space's width.

Step 3: Refrigerator dimensions — measuring width

Measure from wall to counter, cabinet to cabinet or whatever may be on either side of your refrigerator space.

 

NOTE: If your refrigerator is located next to a wall, leave 2½ inches between the wall and the hinge side of the door so it can swing open.

 

Measure the space in front of the refrigerator so doors and drawers can open without getting dinged.

Find the right refrigerator measurements for your cutout's height.

Step 4: Refrigerator dimensions — measuring height

Cabinets above your cutout? Measure from the floor to the bottom of the cabinets.

Learn how to properly measure with this Whirlpool® fridge sizes guide.

Step 5: Add a little breathing room

Now that you’ve got your refrigerator measurements, add a little space on all sides for proper ventilation so it can cool things down without overheating.

Step 6: Map out a path

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It fits your needs and fits your space, but how’s it getting there? From the nearest entrance to your kitchen, measure the width of every hallway and doorway to ensure the appliance can make it through.

Map out a path for your refrigerator size.

Find your new Whirlpool® refrigerator

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Still shopping for a new refrigerator? With an array of options to suit kitchens of all shapes and sizes, Whirlpool brand can help you find your family’s fit. Learn more about our refrigerator types or see the complete lineup.

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