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Counter Depth Refrigerator Dimensions - Size Guide

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How to Measure a Refrigerator Space

LG Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator

Frigidaire Gallery Counter Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator

GE Counter Depth Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

Beko Counter Depth Top Freezer Refrigerator


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Counter depth refrigerators are designed to sit flush against your cabinetry. They don’t stick out like a standard refrigerator, which creates a seamless look in your kitchen. Not only do counter depth models look better, but they also provide a more accessible environment. It’s less likely that someone will trip on the edge of a refrigerator that sticks out farther than expected.

Counter depth refrigerators tend to be less deep than standard models. Some manufacturers will make these models wider in order to maximize storage. If you are interested in this design style, make sure you know your ideal counter depth refrigerator dimensions before you start looking at products. 

Use this guide to understand the dimensions of a counter depth refrigerator and select the right model for your needs.  

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How to Measure a Refrigerator Space

Buying a counter depth refrigerator is more complicated than investing in a standard model. With a standard fridge, you really only need to measure the width of the space – and maybe the height if you have low ceilings. However, the big dimension of this model is depth. If your refrigerator measurements are off by even an inch, you could buy an appliance that sticks out or isn’t big enough for the space.

Measure the depth from the wall to the end of your counter space. This is the maximum amount of room you have. Consider that most refrigerators don’t sit flush against the wall. They need at least a few inches of space for the plug. You can measure how far your refrigerator is from the wall now to see how much space you should allow.

From there, you can take the width and height measurements of your space. You don’t need to leave room here. Your main concern is that you don’t overmeasure the area. Otherwise, your refrigerator won’t fit.

Once you have your counter depth refrigerator dimensions, you can search for different models and brands that you like. It’s easy to filter down your search to only look at options that will fit. 

Counter Depth Refrigerator Type Counter Depth Refrigerator Dimensions
French Door Refrigerator 36 W x 32 D x 70 H
Side-by-Side Refrigerator 36 W x 28.5 D x 70 H
Bottom Freezer Refrigerator 32 W x 27 D x 68 H
Top Freezer Refrigerator 27.5 W x 26.5 D x 68 H

Top Counter Depth Refrigerators

Pulling your counter depth refrigerator dimensions is only the first part of searching for a refrigerator. The next step is determining the right style for your needs. Here are a few top options to consider.

Best French Door Refrigerator

LG 22.1 Cu. Ft. PrintProof™ Stainless Steel Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator

Stainless steel French door counter depth refrigerator  LG refrigerator with open doors

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36 W x 32 D x 70 H

LG is a great brand to start with if you are in the market for a counter depth french door refrigerator. It offers several models in varying widths so that you can find the right size option based on your family’s needs. This model has 22 cubic feet of storage, which makes it a moderately sized appliance. It is large enough to store groceries for a small family.

There are several features that make this appliance stand out. The dual ice maker dispenses cubes from the beverage center on the refrigerator door while also creating ice in the freezer. You can receive a few cubes for your drink or collect a bowl of ice to chill champagne. LG uses its proprietary Slim SpacePlus® ice system to store and dispense ice without taking up space. You will still have plenty of room for your groceries. 

This LG counter depth French door refrigerator comes in stainless steel or black stainless steel. Read customer reviews to learn more about this brand. One buyer says, “We required a counter depth refrigerator and after analyzing all the products in the marketplace, the LG Refrigerator exceeded all our expectations!”

Learn More: LG Refrigerator Reviews + Our Top 5 Picks

Best Side-by-Side Refrigerator

Frigidaire Gallery® 22.2 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Counter Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator

Stainless steel Frigidaire Gallery refrigerator  Frigidaire side by side refrigerator open with food stocked in it

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36 W x 28.5 D x 70 H

If you were interested in the LG refrigerator, look into this option by Frigidaire. It is the same size as the LG model but comes in a side-by-side design. The Frigidaire brand is based on the idea of offering quality products at affordable prices, which means you can save money by purchasing this appliance. You also won’t have to sacrifice style with its built-in look.

This Frigidaire counter depth refrigerator can save you money in multiple ways. It is Energy Star certified, which means it uses less energy while running just as well as other appliances. The EvenTemp™ cooling system is designed to reduce freezer burn while maintaining a steady temperature in your unit. The CrispSeal® Plus drawer comes with a filter that removes bacteria that causes food to break down. Your food can last longer, resulting in less waste.

This is a highly-rated counter depth side-by-side refrigerator according to customer reviews. One buyer says, “We love our new Frigidaire - sleek stainless steel, slim counter depth, great LED lighting and plenty of space inside. The water and ice in the door is wonderful after years of not having this feature in our old fridge.”

Best Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

GE® 17.7 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Counter Depth Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

GE bottom freezer refrigerator in stainless steel  GE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator open with food

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32 W x 27 D x 68 H

You can’t go wrong by adding a GE counter depth refrigerator to your home. This is a smaller model that is meant for couples or for people who have smaller kitchens. It is an efficient refrigerator that maximizes storage without taking up space. It is also designed for easy cleaning, so you can wipe away fingerprints with a basic cloth.

GE continues to improve the technology in its refrigeration models. The Turbo Cool setting provides an extra blast of cool air whenever you need it. If you added a hot dish to your fridge to cool it down, this feature can speed up the process. The Temp Zone Drawer was also designed to create an optimal storage setting for cheese, meats, and deli favorites. Each of these features meets Energy Star guidelines.

You will be impressed by how stylish this counter depth bottom freezer refrigerator is. The refrigerator handles are concealed, creating a modern look with a sleek style. Check out customer reviews to learn more. One happy buyer writes, “We love the sleek look, the counter depth dimensions in our small kitchen, having the freezer on the bottom so that what we use most is at eye level.”

Best Top Freezer Refrigerator

Beko 13.5 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Counter Depth Top Freezer Refrigerator

Beko Top Freezer Refrigerator, stainless Steel  Stainless steel Beko top freezer refrigerator with doors ajar

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27.5 W x 26.5 D x 68 H

Beko tends to be an underrated brand on the market but is absolutely one you should consider when shopping for a counter depth top freezer refrigerator. These models are actually the most energy-efficient because the freezer compartment is far from the motor, which produces heat. Your food will stay cold without driving up your electricity costs.

This particular Beko counter depth refrigerator is a smaller model, which makes it ideal for bonus rooms, garages, and smaller spaces where you need to store food. It is designed with an active fresh blue light that simulates natural lighting conditions. This extends the photosynthesis process and can keep your fruits and vegetables up to 30% fresher. 

Beko has three consecutive ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Awards. This company designs appliances with a focus on the planet. Read customer reviews to learn what it’s like to own one of these refrigerators.

Learn More: Why Beko Refrigerators Stand Out from the Competition


Why do you need accurate counter depth refrigerator dimensions?

Freestanding refrigerators can be placed anywhere, which means you don’t need to worry about their width and depth. However, counter depth models need to fit within specific spaces. They can only be as deep as your cabinets and can’t be too wide for the space. This is why your counter depth refrigerator dimensions are so important.

What is a built-in refrigerator?

A built-in refrigerator is designed for a specific space – usually in between existing cabinets. It is different from a freestanding refrigerator which can be placed anywhere. Freestanding models usually have panels on their sides because they are meant to be exposed. Built-in models might not have this feature.

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