In apartment kitchens, space is often at a premium. To make the most of a galley kitchen or a studio kitchenette, you'll need appliances that pack innovative technology and well-designed storage features into compact dimensions. Narrow widths of 24 inches or less and shallow depths around 28 inches make our top picks fit seamlessly into a diminutive kitchen. Check out our list of the top five 24” top & bottom freezer apartment refrigerators for 2017, which features a range of models designed to look and perform great in tight spaces.
The Summit 24-inch counter-depth refrigerator with a bottom freezer offers the most storage space of the models on our top five list; an astounding 13.3-cubic foot capacity resides within its narrow profile. Fitted with storage features such as two pull-out drawers, four door bins and adjustable glass shelving, the Summit offers plenty of room for a hungry family dwelling in tight quarters. Premium LED lighting ensures that you'll be able to locate items quickly, while frost-free operation helps keep foods fresh.
A stylish digital thermostat is easily accessed from the front of the refrigerator door and allows you to adjust temperatures or set the appliance on a holiday setting that provides full power to the freezer while keeping an efficiency power setting on the refrigerator. The Summit's Energy Star rating makes it a great model for families living an efficient and budget-conscious lifestyle.
The Bosch 500 Series 24-inch bottom freezer refrigerator boasts many of the features found in full-sized refrigerators while maintaining a slim profile needed in apartment kitchens. It's our pick for the classy, urban apartment dweller. The Bosch HydroFresh Crisper Drawer offers humidity and temperature control to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables longer. A wire wine rack adds a touch of class to the refrigerator compartment, while a built-in ice maker is a convenient feature in the freezer compartment. We also loved the clear freezer drawers, which make it easy to contain, view and access frozen foods. A reversible door with hidden door hinge can accommodate various kitchen configurations. This Energy Star refrigerator also includes two adjustable glass refrigerator shelves and two wire freezer shelves.
The LG 24-inch top-freezer refrigerator is a technology-rich and affordable answer to modern apartment kitchens. Providing 11.1 cubic feet of storage, the LG compact refrigerator offers three spill-proof shelves and four door bins to help keep the interior clean and organized. This LG model also excels in its innovative technologies. LoDecibel Quiet Operation keeps the motor and filtration system whisper soft, while SmartDiagnosis offers instant troubleshooting, should any problems arrive. Multi-AirFlow technologies use multiple sensors to adjust the humidity and air circulation, keeping temperatures and moisture steady. Other attractive features of the LG apartment-sized refrigerator include an ice maker, humidity-controlled crisper, and bright LED lighting.
The Frigidaire 24-inch top-freezer refrigerator offers traditional design in a compact package and at an inexpensive price-point. With 11.5 cubic feet of storage capacity, the Frigidaire also includes convenient and easy-to-clean adjustable glass shelving. We liked that despite its smaller dimensions, this Frigidaire model is still able to offer gallon door storage. The two Store-More crisper drawers also place an emphasis on roominess. The model is also Energy Star rated and ADA compliant. You'll find it in stainless steel, white or black finishes.
The Italian-made Smeg 50's Retro Design 11.7 cubic-foot bottom freezer refrigerator would add fun and funky mid-century charm to any kitchen. In addition to its curved lines, metal door handles and vintage flair, the Smeg FAB32U is available in a rainbow of colors. Half the fun is choosing between cream, black, pastel green, orange, white, pastel blue and pink glossy finishes. But beyond its eye-candy appearance, Smeg combines retro form with forward-thinking function. Inside, you'll find three adjustable glass shelves and three adjustable door bins that make the storage space easy to customize. Other features, such as a produce crisper and egg holder add to the Smeg's functionality. The bottom freezer contains two drawers, a pull-down flap compartment and an ice tray.