Free standing fridge to counter depth.....

PattyjillFebruary 21, 2013

If you have gone from one to the other how do you feel about it? As you can see from my constant posting, I am on the appliance hunt for my kitchen reno. I'm not crazy about the narrow depth but I think the paneled door would look so lovely in my new kitchen. I can't see spending all the $$ and go from a 28 cub ft refrig to a smaller 22 cub ft., more expensive fridge.

I know some will say they have a 2nd refrig, which I have but it is not down the hall in a garage..its down the stairs and out the door into my shed. So not as convenient.

How have you adjusted to it and would you recommend it?
Thank you so much for your input.

Patty

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jellytoast

My counter depth french-door refrigerator is much more spacious than my old standard depth side-by-side, even though the difference in square footage is minimal (side-by-side was 21.8 and French door is 22). There must be more actual useable space in the french door model. I always hated the way my old refrigerator stuck out from the cabinets and couldn't wait to get one that didn't. I would have been willing to sacrifice space for a refrigerator with a built-in look.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 11:07AM
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duveen

We are in the process of a kitchen remodel right now. Not being a fan of any built-in refrigerators and also wanting more storage space than a counter-depth frig, we went a different route. We chose a very large, free-standing, standard-depth frig. This frig will be set back into a cavity in the wall to appear to be counter depth. We are doing a lot of construction, so this solution worked well for us. It may not for you, but wanted to voice it "just in case."

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 11:55AM
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jadeite

We went from a standard depth fridge to counter depth. I think the switch was from 25 or 26 cu ft to 22. I haven't found the difference to be a bother, mostly because everything is accessible in the CD fridge. In a standard depth, food tends to be overlooked once it's pushed far back. With the CD, you can see everything so all of the space is used sensibly.

Hope that helps,
Cheryl

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 1:03PM
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