Choosing a refrigerator can be complicated with so many models available on the market. Do you like the integrated look. Whilst regular refrigerators often protrude out from the cabinets, a counter depth refrigerator fits completely inside a standard kitchen cabinet, giving your kitchen a seamless look. “Built-in” models allow you to “hide” the refrigerator from view behind a cabinet door. This can be particularly important in galley style kitchens as there will be more room between the refrigerator and the cabinets opposite it. Counter depth refrigerators are more aesthetically pleasing. Here are the top five picks for the best counter depth refrigerators.
This top of the range counter depth refrigerator has excellent reviews, and is a full length model with 22.2 cubic feet capacity. Made from stainless steel, it comes with an ice-maker and the option to fit a second ice-maker, so ideal for families. This model has a sleek design and large freezer compartment and is considered one of the best counter depth refrigerators, currently on the market.
2. Whirlpool WRS321CDBM 21.4 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Counter Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator - Energy Star
This top rated counter depth refrigerator has a pur water filtration system and an ice-maker built in. The model has an adaptive defrost system with sensors to measure internal temperatures so that it only defrosts when necessary. This is a full length model, with a 21.4 cubic feet capacity, and includes adjustable gallon door bins allowing large drink containers to be easily accommodated.
This is a smaller counter depth refrigerator with an 115 cubic feet capacity, making it a top rated refrigerator with excellent reviews. It has a small freezer compartment at the top and 3 glass shelves, with gallon storage for beverages. This counter depth refrigerator comes in an attractive and contemporary ‘silver mist” colour, giving it the look of the higher priced stainless steel models. An excellent choice for smaller houses or as a second refrigerator for pool house or garage.
This attractive and sleek model is one of the best rated counter depth refrigerators on the market. With a capacity of 17 cubic feet it is small enough to fit in tight spaces but with all the features of a larger model. This counter depth refrigerator has a built in ice maker, a large freezer at the bottom and stainless steel doors. The door is adjustable to open either way so can easily adapt to your needs and available space. An excellent choice for a small, sleek and contemporary kitchen.
At the other end of the size range is this small and compact counter rated refrigerator. Designed for built in installation this model is also attractive enough to be freestanding, with stainless steel doors and handle. This top rated counter depth refrigerator has a touch control temperature range of 34F to 50F and compressor powered cooling. With a lockable door it is an ideal choice for home bars and dorm rooms or anywhere where extra safety is required. The internal lighting can be adjusted from bright white to soft blue and the door storage allows for storage of large bottles and cartons.
With such a large size range to choose from, a counter depth refrigerator can give your home a contemporary and upscale look without sacrificing storage space. Whether you choose a refrigerator designed for built in installation or a free-standing model, one that fits flush with your cabinets and countertops, your counter depth refrigerator, will not only look great but will also open up more floor space, giving you more room to move around and enjoy your kitchen, whilst preparing dinner or hosting guests.