Our Top Picks
"Provides that built-in look you might want but it's still counter-depth."
Runner-Up, Best Overall: LG 11.1 cu. ft. Refrigerator at Home Depot
"It can still fit an impressive amount of food and has sophisticated features."
"A great narrow fridge that comes at an incredibly reasonable price."
Best Reversible Hinges: Danby DFF100C1BSLDB Refrigerator at Amazon
"This fridge lets you can switch the direction the door opens."
Best Garage Fridge: Danby 11.0 cu. ft. Refrigerator at Home Depot
"Relatively roomy and well-designed, it's the ideal garage fridge."
Best Wine Fridge: Ivation 12 Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler at Amazon
"The size makes it ideal to tuck into a corner or even place on the counter."
Best with Ice Maker: Whirlpool Top Freezer Refrigerator at Home Depot
"You can install a compatible ice-maker kit for under $100."
01 of 07
Best Overall: GE 24 in. W 11.9 cu. ft. Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator
Most people think bottom-freezers are only available in larger refrigerators but you can also get them in countertop depth sizes. The benefits of a bottom-freezer are you don't need to bend over to look at the stuff in your fridge (the most often used part), so this is a smart buy for taller households, but they often cost more than their top-freezer counterparts.
This model from GE provides that built-in look you might want but still counter-depth that will sit flush with your existing cabinetry. You have the option of adding an ice maker if that suits your family but you'll lose some space when that happens. This has the availability to store five wine bottles for entertaining purposes but you can fold it up when not in use.
Reviewers love this because it can hold a lot in its small frame and it looks modern and sleek.
02 of 07
Runner-Up, Best Overall: LG 11.1 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator in Platinum Silver
You don’t have to sacrifice quality when purchasing a narrow refrigerator. The LG 11.1 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator is another top-rated model that has all the features that you could want in a fridge—and, you guessed it, this appliance is nice and narrow at 24 inches wide!
Even though this model is narrow, it can still fit an impressive amount of food and boasts sophisticated features. On the inside, a large humidity-controlled crisper drawer maintains the optimal level of humidity for fruits and vegetables. A Multi-Air Flow Freshness System maintains the humidity level throughout the rest of the unit to keep the rest of your food fresh. Interior LED lighting helps you see everything on the tempered glass shelving and it will even cut down on your energy usage over time (compared to traditional lighting). On the outside, contoured platinum doors and curved handles give this refrigerator a sleek look.
Reviewers say this is a great option for small spaces. While this appliance is a bit louder than other models on the market, the spacious and organized interior make it a worthwhile (and affordable) investment for your home or garage.
03 of 07
Best Budget: Magic Chef 9.9 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator
If you’re furnishing your kitchen on a budget, the Magic Chef 9.9 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator is a great narrow fridge that comes at an incredibly reasonable price. Measuring just 24 inches wide, this appliance will get the job done—just without any of the frills of higher-end models.
The Magic Chef fridge is 59.8” tall and 26.1” deep with the freezer located on top. It comes equipped with two adjustable glass shelves in the fridge and a slide-out wire shelf in the freezer, as well as several door bins and an in-the-door can holder. Both doors are reversible, meaning they can be adjusted to open in either direction—a great feature in tight spaces. The appliance has an incandescent light to illuminate the interior, and it has an adjustable analog temperature control system.
Many reviewers note that this is a perfect fridge for an office space or small apartment and that it’s a great value for its low price. Most users agree that it works well, even in humid climates—what more could you ask of a budget refrigerator?
04 of 07
Best Reversible Hinges: Danby DFF100C1BSLDB Refrigerator with Top-Mount Freezer
In small spaces, the way your fridge door swings open can really hurt or hinder the functionality of your kitchen. Luckily, some narrow refrigerators have reversible hinges, meaning you can switch the direction the door opens. In this category, the Danby DFF100C1BSLDB Refrigerator with Top-Mount Freezer is a top-rated option thanks to its spacious interior and reasonable price point.
The Danby refrigerator is 23.8” wide, 26.4” deep and 59.8” tall. There are three adjustable glass shelves, as well as a crisper drawer and several door bins, and the freezer, which is located on top of the appliance, has a removable wire shelf. You can control the appliance via its separate electronic controls for refrigerator and freezer, and it has LED lights to illuminate the interior. Finally, the fridge’s reversible door hinge allows for both left and right-hand opening, allowing you to pick the alignment that works for your space.
Reviewers say the capacity of this fridge is impressive considering its smaller size, and many note that the various configurations of the door and shelves are an incredibly useful feature.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
Best Garage Fridge: Danby 24 in. W 11.0 cu. ft. Freezerless Refrigerator
Perfectly suited for garages and other small spaces, the Danby Designer Freezerless Refrigerator measures 24" x 26" x 58". Despite its compact, sleek size, it includes one half-depth and four full-depth glass shelves for plenty of storage space and versatility. The Danby fridge is also an eco-friendly option: it’s Energy Star-rated for its ultra-efficient power usage, as well as its use of R600a refrigerant. Conveniently, the reversible door can be mounted on either side, so you’re able to open it from the left or right, while the built-in light allows for stellar visibility and the adjustable thermostat lets you choose your preferred temperature. Relatively roomy and well-designed, the Danby Designer Freezerless Fridge is the ideal garage fridge.
06 of 07
Best Wine Fridge: Ivation 12 Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler/Chiller
Every wine connoisseur and avid hostess needs a wine fridge to keep their beverages at the perfect temperature, and if you’re working with a small space, the Ivation 12-Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler is the perfect affordable option.
This small wine fridge is just 10” wide, 19.7” deep and 25” tall, making it ideal to tuck into a corner or even place on the counter. Inside, there’s space for up to 12 bottles of your favorite wine, and you can adjust the temperature between 50 and 64 degrees Fahrenheit via the digital display. The Ivation wine fridge has a soft interior light and a tempered glass door that make it a chic addition to any room.
Reviewers love this narrow wine fridge, writing that it’s sleek, elegant and extremely functional. Many people note that it runs quietly, so it won’t disturb the ambiance during dinner. However, the manufacturer recommends this unit not be placed in a garage, as the fluctuating temperature will shorten its lifespan.
07 of 07
Best with Ice Maker: Whirlpool Top Freezer Refrigerator
One of the downsides of narrow refrigerators is that they don’t typically come with ice makers, meaning you have to use old-fashion ice cube trays. If you prefer an automatic ice maker, you should look into the Whirlpool 10.7 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator. While this narrow fridge doesn’t come with a built-in ice maker, Whirlpool sells a compatible icemaker kit for less than $100 that you can install.
This Whirlpool fridge is 24.5” wide, 28.25” deep and 60.4” tall. There are several adjustable shelves and door bins inside the appliance, and the freezer has a half-width wire shelf to help you keep items organized. The fridge also has a full-width crisper drawer for your fruits and vegetables. You can adjust the temperature with the up-front electronic controls, and there are incandescent lights to illuminate the interior.
Reviewers note that you can reverse the door hinges on this appliance, and many say the fridge is the perfect size for small households. Overall, users are pleased with the performance of this budget-friendly fridge, and it’s an added bonus that you can install an ice maker should you choose.