The latest generation of slim-line narrow refrigerators has nothing in common with those kiddie fridges you had in your first apartment.
Built for grown-ups, these refrigerators are not bar refrigerators (which are equally narrow but are far shorter) and they are (shallow depth but far greater in width).
Instead, they are unique highly useful products that, unfortunately, tend to get shoved to the back of appliance stores--in the shadow of the big french-door refrigerators.
What Makes a Fridge... Narrow?
Today's narrow fridges pack as much style as their larger, full-size cousins, and are available in stainless steel, platinum, retro pastels, and every color of enamel.
Best of all, many come packed with functions normally found in the big ones: crisper drawers, removable trays, meat drawers, auto ice makers, water on the door, ice on the door, you name it.
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While the name may be ungainly, SMEG fridges definitely win the aesthetic game by breaking away from the boring stainless steel pack.
The pictured fridge has a 1950's retro style. According to SMEG specs, it has four bins, two slide-out bottle holders, a dairy box, one fixed shelf and three adjustable shelves.
(On a side note, SMEG stands for Smalterie Metallurgiche Emiliane Guastalla).
- Capacity: 9.22 cu. ft.
- Width: 23 5/8"
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Summit is another brand that specializes in smaller, narrower appliances. The Ingenious is their latest offering in the slim-line fridge department.
Even though the Ingenious qualifies as narrow (a couple inches above 24"), its door still carries enough room to hold gallon-size milk jugs. Plus, its platinum finish gives you the look of stainless steel without the finger-smudging associated with stainless.
- Capacity: 14.12 cu. ft.
- Width: 26.2"
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This LG is the bargain of the bunch. Going for around $800-$900, it boasts 2 crisper drawers, 2 glass shelves, digital controls, and a quick freezing drawer.
This LG is fairly bare-bones compared to the other slim-lines featured here. But you just need the basics--yet in a slimmer version--this LG may be perfect for your space-challenged kitchen.
- Capacity: 10 cu. ft.
- Width: 24.60 "
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This fridge has a heavy-duty hinge that lets you open both compartments at the same time, without fear of misaligning the hinges.
Retailing for around $2,200, the Fagor's stainless steel skin, crisp angles, and flat surfaces make this perfect for contemporary homes. It has an open-door alarm, interior LED lighting, a sliding bottle holder, and adjustable shelving.
- Capacity: 11.21 cu. ft.
- Width: 24".
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So, slim isn't slim enough for you? How about super-slim? Beko is a U.K. company that has a host of refrigerators that are well below the usual 24" width. Unfortunately, only the most intrepid of U.S. buyers will be able to find a Beko in the States. But if you're in Britain, you're in luck.
- Capacity: 10.5 cu. ft.
- Width: 21.457"
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I'm including this Frigidaire because I wanted to have one of the big appliance manufacturers represented here. It has two adjustable shelves, two bins, and one wire freezer rack. Available door colors are black, white, or silver.
Like the LG 10 Cu. Ft., it has no significant bells or whistles. But the most significant thing of all is its excellent price--around the low $400s.
- Capacity: 9.9 cu. ft.
- Width: 24"
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