Counter-depth refrigerator dimensions & sizes
Counter-depth refrigerators, as the name implies, are designed to match the depth of your countertops, sitting virtually flush with your kitchen cabinets. In this guide, we’ll show you the size differences between counter depth vs standard depth refrigerators and how to properly measure your space to fit countertop depth refrigerator dimensions.
What is the standard size of a counter-depth refrigerator?
A standard counter-depth refrigerator generally ranges from about 24–30 inches in depth not including handles as compared to 30–36 inches for a standard size refrigerator. To make up for a shallower depth without losing capacity, counter-depth refrigerator dimensions tend to be slightly wider (around 36 inches) and taller than standard-depth. Capacity for a counter-depth refrigerator runs anywhere between 15 and 25 cubic feet, with an average of about 22 cubic feet.
Remember to factor in doors, handles and knobs when considering counter-depth refrigerator dimensions, as there can be significant variation in the general height, width and depth measurements.
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What is the shallowest depth refrigerator?
The most shallow counter-depth refrigerators have depths of about 24 inches not including handles. This Whirlpool® Counter-Depth Refrigerator has a depth of 28 ⅜ inches without handles, making it a great option if you’re looking for shallow depth refrigerators with flexible organization spaces.
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What is the tallest counter-depth refrigerator?
The tallest counter-depth refrigerators can range anywhere between 72 and 80 inches high. With a height of 72 inches, this tall Whirlpool® Counter-Depth Refrigerator fits the bill for spaces that can handle the extra height. Similar heights of 70 ⅛ –71 ⅞ inches are also available in this selection of tall counter-depth refrigerators from Whirlpool brand.
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What is the widest counter-depth refrigerator?
Counter-depth refrigerators tend to be a little wider than standard-depth models to make up for a shallower depth, and you can find models with up to a 48-inch width. Whirlpool brand offers a 36-inch wide counter-depth refrigerator and additional larger width models ranging from 35 ½ –35 ⅝ inches wide.
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What is the smallest counter-depth refrigerator?
Aside from compact refrigerators, the smallest counter-depth refrigerators have capacities of about 9 to 11 cubic feet. For a small counter-depth refrigerator with a shorter height, consider this 68 ⅞-inch tall counter-depth model from Whirlpool brand.
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Tips for finding the right counter-depth fridge size
- Pay close attention to both the depth and width of your planned cabinet cutout. Alternatively, you could place your refrigerator at the end of a row of cabinets, so if it’s a little wider it won’t cause fit issues.
- Make sure your existing cabinet cutout can accommodate any extra width, especially if you’re replacing a standard-depth refrigerator with a counter-depth model.
- Always take note of the “door open” and “with handle” dimensions to ensure that the refrigerator is flush or nearly flush with your countertops.
- Remember to factor in breathing room on all sides of your refrigerator for proper ventilation—one inch of space between the wall and the back of the fridge and a half-inch on the top and both sides.
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With counter-depth refrigerators available in French door, side-by-side, top-freezer and bottom-freezer configurations, you’ll be able to find the right style and size to match your preferences and kitchen layout.
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What Is a Counter-Depth Refrigerator? A counter-depth refrigerator is 24-25 inches deep, which is the same depth as countertops. This allows it to sit flush with countertops and cabinetry.