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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” or “extra large” refrigerator?

While there’s no official threshold that defines a refrigerator as “large” or “extra large,” when your current refrigerator no longer stores enough to meet your family’s needs, that’s a pretty good indication that it’s time to upgrade to a larger fridge.


The largest-capacity refrigerators from Whirlpool 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. Whirlpool offers some counter-depth refrigerator options that will still allow you to get a lot of cubic foot storage from your available footprint.

What are some large home refrigerator options from Whirlpool?

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 ⅞" 28 cu. ft.
French Door WRF757SDH 69 ⅞" 351116" 35 ⅝" 27 cu. ft.
Top Freezer WRT541SZD 66 ¼" 32 ¾" 34" 21 cu. ft.
Bottom Freezer WRB322DMB 70" 32 ⅝" 33 ⅜" 22 cu. ft.

What are some common configurations for large refrigerators?

You’ll find refrigerators of all sizes, including large capacity refrigerators, in a range of configurations, making it easy to find the right fit for your family and your kitchen. It helps to first decide which configuration works best for you, then look for larger capacities in your preferred style. Configurations include:

Whirlpool® Bottom Freezer Refrigerator


Bottom Freezer


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.

Whirlpool® Top Freezer Refrigerator


Top Freezer


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

Whirlpool® French Door Refrigerator


French Door


Bring a contemporary look to your kitchen with this style while offering easy access to fresh and frozen favorites. Slimmer double doors make it a great pick for tight spaces or high-traffic areas.

Whirlpool® Side-By-Side Refrigerator




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.

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Find a large home refrigerator that suits your family’s needs

Whether you’re prepping extra casserole for a family potluck or getting ready to host the next holiday celebration, you need a refrigerator that can help you store it all. 


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, this model provides plenty of room for either fresh or frozen favorites. 

A wide selection of large capacity refrigerators from Whirlpool offer 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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Not sure what you need? Our Appliance Finder can help you choose the right fridge for your family.

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