Out of all kitchen appliances, refrigerators have the least standard depth, however, height is usually around 70 inches and width is usually around 36 inches. Depth can vary considerably depending on whether the refrigerator is considered a “counter-depth” refrigerator or not. Counter-depth simply means shallower than average, but is still deeper than real counter depth. While counter-depth refrigerators may be more aesthetically pleasing in a kitchen, due to slimmer profile they do sacrifice cubic-foot capacity and may not be suitable for large families.
When measuring and planning for a refrigerator, make sure to give 1 inch behind the refrigerator for air circulation and ensure to account for refrigerator doors and handles in the overall calculation.
The following table illustrates dimensions from some popular refrigerator manufacturers.
|Samsung 28.5 cu ft French Door Refrigerator||RFG298HDRS||69.75 inches||36.75 inches||35.625 inches|
|Frigidaire Gallery 22.6 cu ft Side-By-Side Counter-Depth Refrigerator||FGHC2331PF||69.88 inches||36.0 inches||31 inches|
|Whirlpool 25 cu ft French Door Refrigerator||WRX735SDBM||70.125 inches||36.63 inches||35.63 inches|
|Bosch Energy Star Linea 36" 300 Series Counter Depth||B22CS30SNS||69 inches||36 inches||30 inches|
|LG Super Capacity 3 Door French Door Refrigerator||LFX31945ST||69 inches||35 ¾ inches||35 inches|