What Is a Counter-Depth Refrigerator?

Since a counter-depth refrigerator installs almost flush with the cabinets beside it, a counter-depth fridge looks like a built-in refrigerator, but without the high price.

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counter-depth refrigerator is a refrigerator designed to line up with standard kitchen cabinets. Only the doors and handles will stick out beyond the kitchen cabinets for a sophisticated and polished look. The case depth of a counter-depth refrigerator model is 24 inches. In comparison, a standard or full-size refrigerator is 6 inches deeper, which makes it stick out farther from the surrounding cabinetry.

Besides the visual appeal of a counter-depth refrigerator blending with your kitchen's cabinet depth and providing a smoother transition between the cabinetry and refrigerator, the appliance also takes up less of your kitchen's floor space than a larger refrigerator.

How big is a counter-depth refrigerator?

Counter-depth refrigerators usually are 24 inches deep, not including handles, and they have an average storage capacity of 22 cubic feet. Their width ranges from about 22 to 36 inches, and their height is typically 60 to 79 inches.

Counter-depth refrigerators are available in many styles like standard or full-size refrigerators, allowing you to choose a model that works for you and your kitchen's design. French door, four-door, bottom freezer, and side-by-side styles are popular. While less common, finding a counter-depth top freezer model for small space kitchen designs is possible.

Counter Depth Refrigerator Features

Just as larger refrigerators offer various features, so do counter-depth refrigerators. Internal icemakers, humidity control, produce drawers, temperature-controlled zones, internal water dispensers, door alarms, and LED lighting are a few outstanding features available on today's models.

The appearance of your new refrigerator will also matter. Counter-depth refrigerators come in many colors and finishes, such as stainless steel, black stainless steel, white, black, and platinum.