The 7 Best Counter-Depth Fridges

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"With narrow dimensions, this French door refrigerator is stylish and will save space in your home."
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Every household needs a refrigerator, but you don't need to compromise space or style in the process of chilling your food. You can instead purchase a counter-depth model. These types of fridges are typically taller, wider, and more compact than a standard model, but don't necessarily skimp out on storage space. When shopping, you'll notice that many still have an average of 20 cubic feet of space, as well as adjustable shelves to enhance your experience.

At the same time as providing storage space, these not-so deep fridges slide in seamlessly next to your countertops, too. Any small or specially-made kitchen is bound to benefit from their functionality and style.

Below, the best counter-depth refrigerators.

Best Overall: LG Electronics LFCC22426S 22.8 cu. ft. Counter-Depth 3-Door French Door Refrigerator

If you’re in the market for a stylish, mid-range refrigerator, this LG Electronics model is a great pick. It has smart features that'll allow you to pair it with your Google Assistant, and will hold many more groceries than you'd expect. With nearly 23 cubic feet of space—7.3 of which is dedicated to the freezer—it can easily hold a week's worth of food in an organized fashion.

For your produce, there are two humidity-controlled drawers, as well as the four glass, adjustable shelves and a gallon of door storage. This model doesn't come with a dispenser and can have a fairly slow ice maker. However, it makes up for any flaws with a budget-friendly price tag and quiet operation. Digital controls let you tailor the temperature of the fridge, so your food doesn't unexpectedly freeze before you can cook or eat it.

Ultimately, this appliance takes the stress out of storing and accessing your food, right down to its smart pull handle engineering. If you dread having to open your freezer because it's heavy and jam-packed, lift the handle attached to the bottom freezer and it'll slide out with ease. This counter-depth refrigerator makes it that easy.

Best High-End: LG Electronics LFXC24726S 23.7 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator With Dispenser

A roomy French door fridge does not come at a low price. However, LG especially designed this counter-depth fridge to seamlessly fit into your kitchen without any woes. And with a 10-year manufacturer's limited warranty your investment is in good hands. With LG’s Slim SpacePlus Ice System, you are getting the best use out of every inch of this appliance and is able to hold up to twenty-four bags of groceries at a time.

This model is available in stainless steel and black stainless steel finishes and holds the titles of being the largest capacity fridge of its class. Large families can definitely benefit from LG’s French Door Refrigerator. Equipped with LG’s Smart Cooling System, this model is sure to maintain the perfect amount of humidity and temperature levels to keep your food fresh for longer periods of time.

The built-in water and ice dispenser are one of the tallest in the market. Go ahead and fill up your favorite reusable water bottles and pitchers without a struggle. The LT700PC water and ice filter provide protection for up to six months. This model also features a fresh air filter to deodorize your fridge for six months at a time.

Best Budget: Danby 9.9 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator in Black and Stainless Steel

If you are looking to purchase a counter depth fridge for your small home, or apartment, then Danby has you covered with their DFF100C1BSLDB Refrigerator with Top-Mount Freezer. You can buy this model in stainless steel or black finishes. If you are looking for a standard design that holds the basics then you don’t need to worry about breaking the bank. Your small kitchen deserves to feel loved too, no matter its size.

The freezer and fridge have separate, independent electronic controls for your convenience. You also get a large-sized crisper with an appealing glass cover. Each of the glass shelves are also adjustable so you can change up your space based on what you plan on storing for the week. The door hinges are also reversible so you don’t have to worry about getting a counter depth fridge that opens in a certain direction.

You get 10 cubic feet of space that instantly, and smoothly fits into your kitchen without hitch. The bright interior LED lights will keep your items totally visible during any time of the day or night.

Best Panel Ready: KitchenAid KRFC302EPA 21.9 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator

Perhaps you’ve watched one too many home décor shows and have fallen in love with the idea of a ‘hidden’ fridge and freezer combo. Panel ready options mean that they blend easily with your kitchen cabinets to almost conceal the appliance. It is a kind of finish that really depends on one’s personal preference and kitchen style.

Fortunately, KitchenAid has designed an attainable line of panel ready fridges. Their French Door Refrigerator in Panel Ready hides a convenient interior water dispenser gives you and your family access to clean, filtered water with the EveryDrop ice and water filter which is NSF certified.

Interior smart controls also allow you access to door alarm, a max cool option, and a holiday/Sabbath mode. This model features an ExtendFresh management system which automatically senses​ the temperature in your fridge and freezer, and adjusts accordingly. All of the shelves are adjustable and made with Spill Control. You can move around your shelves to quickly clean up and play around with compartments. There is no doubt that this investment gives you the best features along with a beautiful fit in your kitchen.

Best Solar Powered: Unique 13 cu. ft. 370L Solar DC Top Freezer Refrigerator

Is purchasing a counter-depth refrigerator that's energy efficient important to you? You're in luck because this solar-powered fridge by Unique is thoughtful when it comes to power and can perfectly slide into a kitchen of a cabin, small apartment, or sustainable home. It uses a Danfoss/Secop compressor—which does have a two-year warranty—and uses about 62 watts of energy with a 12-volt or 24-volt power source. With 13 cubic feet of space, it won't hold as much as a traditional model. However, it will maintain an ideal temperature between 25 and 50 degrees in the fridge, and 5 to 43 degrees in the freezer, depending on how you set the thermostat.

In terms of organization, this appliance has four glass shelves and four door shelves you can take advantage of, as well as two drawers for your fruit and vegetables. The top freezer also has a shelf so you can separate your frozen meats from your fruit, green beans and kale, and boxed waffles.

Although this model may not have every bell and whistle, it gets the job done without much hassle. Should you run into any issues, there's an error system that'll detect the problem or a 180-day return policy with Home Depot.

Best French Door: Samsung RF18HFENBSR-2 33 in. W 17.5 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator

French door fridges are beautiful, and one of the most popular styles today. This model will give you one of the most options in finishes; you can choose from stainless steel, platinum, black and white finishes. This specific fridge was created with small, narrow spaces in mind, measuring at just 33-inches in width.

The Samsung French Door Refrigerator features an automatically filtered ice maker, and Samsung’s exclusive Twin Cooling System to help keep your food fresher for longer amounts of time. This fridge also comes with an EZ-Open handle on the freezer portion so you’re not stuck having to tug hard to get it open like other models.

You get two humidity-controlled crispers on either side and tempered glass shelves so you can easily cleaning up any messes. The built-in door alarm lets you know if you accidentally leave your fridge or freezer doors open. LED lighting stays bright to let you see exactly what you are doing when opening the freezer and fridge.

Best Quad Door: Haier HRQ16N3BGS 16.4 cu. ft. Quad French Door Freezer Refrigerator

Just when you though French door designs couldn’t get any better, Haier created a unique design with their Quad French Door Freezer Refrigerator, which is just like it sound — a four-door fridge and freezer. You get an affordable built-in look with a special design that you and your family can enjoy.

Haier’s Quick Cool and Quick Freeze options allow you to give your food an extra boost of cool air to quickly cool your fridge or freezer when putting in new groceries. This fridge offers a Sabbath mode, which disables certain options to accompany and oblige to Shabbat-observing practices. You also get a Dedicated High-Humidity Controlled Crisper with HCS Filter which gives your crisper the perfect temperature to store leafy greens, fruits, and vegetables.

This model gives you all of the room that you could ever dream of in both the fridge and freezer. You get six enclosed door bins, two sliding freezer drawers, four sliding bins, and adjustable tempered glass shelves. It’s your fridge, so why not arrange it your way?

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