Counter-depth vs. standard depth refrigerator
Counter-depth refrigerators are about 24–25 inches deep, approximately the same depth as kitchen counters. While counter-depth fridges are virtually flush with counters and cabinets, standard-depth refrigerators are typically 30–36 inches deep and can stick out half a foot or more past countertops.
Although depth is the main difference between counter-depth vs. standard sized refrigerators, countertop-depth fridges can also be a few inches wider or taller than regular refrigerators. This extra width or height can help make up for loss of depth and offer a similar capacity as a regular refrigerator but with a lower profile.
With taller and wider dimensions, counter-depth refrigerators offer similar space and organizational benefits of a regular, full-size refrigerator. Designed not to stick out more than an inch or two past the surrounding counters or cabinets, counter-depth models also offer a more seamless integration into your existing kitchen layout. The larger capacity options can help you store everything you need to help move mealtimes along more smoothly.