The 8 Best Counter Depth Refrigerators
This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in October of 2018. You just dropped a bundle on a brand new fridge, but when you try to put it in that space in your kitchen, you find it sticks out half a foot. If you'd got one of these counter-depth refrigerators, however, you'd be able to keep your food fresh without your appliance being in the way. Designed to fit neatly alongside your existing layout, they make a sleek addition to any household. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
September 20, 2020:
When looking into a category like this, it's important to consider the fact that counter-depth is more of a class than a stringent size, as the actual depth of one person's counters may be significantly different than another's. The thing to pay attention to here is the depth measurement itself, which is sometimes displayed as length. Then, you have to take into account the handles that attach to the doors. For example, the Thor Kitchen HRF3601F is just 28.64 inches without its handles, but over 30 inches deep with its handles installed. What you want to pay attention to is the depth without handles, as this is the part you want flush with your counters. This is great information to have if you were ready to rule out this particular model because you saw a measurement over 30 inches somewhere and thought it wouldn't fit in your space.
Another important factor to keep an eye on here is internal space, which is measured in cubic feet. Counter-depth models will usually have a little less space than their behemonth counterparts, but that doesn't mean you'll need a second fridge in the garage, as long as you choose the right model. The Sharp 36 Inch Four-Door, for example, boasts one of the price-to-space ratios in the category, with 22.5 cubic feet. By contrast, the more expensive Fisher Paykel Contemporary, despite some pretty cool features, only offers 20.1 cubic feet.
October 30, 2018:
Included a few lesser-known brands alongside major ones like Kenmore, as they were surprisingly capable and boasted features the others lacked. Emphasis was placed on ability to maximize storage space, since counter-depth models are by necessity smaller than their freestanding counterparts.
Liebherr CS 2082 On the inside of the doors on this model, you'll find the company's glass line shelves, which consist of scratch resistant glass that allows you to see what's on the top shelf without having to reach for anything. Its drawers rest on telescoping rails that provide smooth, quiet action, and it measures a mere 24-1/4 inches deep, though that does cost it some significant internal space. liebherr.com
Samsung Family Hub RF22R7551SR If you're the type to stare aimlessly into your fridge until you figure out what you want to eat, you can do so without worrying about energy costs with this model. That's thanks to a large display built into its door that syncs with a trio of internal cameras to show you its contents without you ever having to open it. You can even use a smartphone app to manage the temperature. samsung.com