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Large-capacity refrigerators: more capacity for your home

Upgrading to a larger-capacity home refrigerator gives you more cubic feet of storage for family-favorite fresh foods like meat, dairy and produce, as well as prepared foods and leftovers. If you have a large family, this extra storage space can help ensure that you have plenty for everyone while storing more essentials. With a large-capacity refrigerator, you can stock up on food and cut down on trips to the grocery store.

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How big is a large-capacity home refrigerator?

There is no official threshold that defines a refrigerator as “large” or “extra-large.” Typically, large-capacity refrigerators can be around 36 inches wide, over 70 inches tall, and 33 to 35 inches deep. Capacity can range from around 22 - 28 cu. ft. 

When your current refrigerator no longer stores enough to meet your family’s needs, that’s an indication that it’s time to upgrade to a larger fridge.

Large-capacity refrigerator configurations

The largest-capacity refrigerators from Whirlpool brand measure up to 36 inches wide and over 70 inches high, so you’ll need to be sure you have adequate room available to install a larger appliance. Depth is also a consideration; some kitchens lack the space for a deeper refrigerator. As you consider different refrigerator types, size, storage space and configuration are all important factors. 

Before you start shopping for your roomy new refrigerator, measure the dimensions of the area where you’d like to put it. If you need some help, follow our easy refrigerator measuring guide. Here are some popular large-capacity refrigerators from Whirlpool to give you an idea of the dimensions and capacities available:

Style Model Number Height Width Depth Storage
Side-by-Side WRS588FIH 69" 36" 34 78" 28 cu. ft.
French Door WRF757SDH 69 78" 351116" 35 58" 27 cu. ft.
Top Freezer WRT541SZD 66 14" 32 34" 34" 21 cu. ft.
Bottom Freezer WRB322DMB 70" 32 58" 33 38" 22 cu. ft.
Counter Depth WRS973CIHV 72" 36" 27 78" 23 cu. ft.
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Large side-by-side refrigerators

With side-by-side vertical storage, this refrigerator configuration lets you decide where to store both fresh and frozen foods, giving you the ability to place items exactly where you need them.

Large French door refrigerators

Bring a contemporary look to your kitchen with this style while offering easy access to fresh favorites with frozen items conveniently tucked away in a drawer below. Narrower double doors make it a great pick for tight spaces or high-traffic areas.

Large top-freezer refrigerators

This classic refrigerator setup keeps frozen items up top and refrigerated items below each in their own large space for a continuous storage layout.

Large bottom-freezer refrigerators

This style refrigerator puts fresh ingredients at eye level, with frozen items stored in a convenient pull-out drawer that helps you quickly access the items you use most often.

Large convertible refrigerator/freezer combo

For even more flexibility in adapting to your family’s changing storage needs, Whirlpool brand offers a 16 cu. ft. freezer that can convert to a refrigerator, giving you extra fresh storage space when you need it. With 3-level storage and baskets that glide from side to side on each level for easy access, these models provide plenty of room for either fresh or frozen favorites.

Large counter-depth refrigerators

Counter-depth refrigerators sometimes have a smaller capacity overall, but still offer significant storage space. The space lost to depth is often made up for in width. Whirlpool offers select counter-depth refrigerator options that will still allow you to get plenty of cubic foot storage from your available footprint. The largest counter-depth refrigerator from Whirlpool brand has a capacity of 23 cu. ft.

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Which refrigerator has the most storage?

Whirlpool brand offers a side-by-side refrigerator with 28 cu. ft. of storage space. Features including In-Door-Ice® Storage optimize space by providing benefits like an extra full shelf in the freezer. Frameless glass shelves create more flexibility in your food storage and organization, as well.

A wide selection of large-capacity refrigerators from Whirlpool brand offers a great way to store more so you have exactly what you need when you need it. Explore our selection and find the right refrigerator for your home today.

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