CD fridge - are french doors better than single door for space?

dkotovMarch 11, 2013

I would like to hear your thoughts.

My space is small - 13.6 x 10 kitchen - going from peninsula to U shape with small 4x3 island.

Still debating that since clearance can be at the min 36".

We are a family of 3 and I am not a big fan of huge bulky fridges.

I was looking the Fisher Paykel CD 33" with one door and bottom freezer but now thinking if a CD french door will give me more room with that small of a clearance.

Just having trouble picking the right 36" french door fridge not breaking my budget ( $2.5 ) and also looking sleek and elegant.

Please share your advice -- thank you!

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We had an Amana CD bottom freezer drawer for about 10 years. Not FD.

Liked it fine.

Had to replace in December, now have KA Architect series CD fridge with bottom freezer drawer and FD.

So the same size fridge, only difference is the doors.

I don't notice that there is more room when the door is open. I DO notice that now I have to juggle 2 doors instead of just 1.

So as long as you have room to open the doors fully enough to open the crisper drawers, I wouldn't say one is better or worse then the other.

BTW, ours was $1999 at sears. Link below. Maybe this will work for you.

Here is a link that might be useful: KA counter depth fridge

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 9:45PM
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I am currently deciding what frig to go with in a narrow galley. I need to look at a few more but I think I will be going with a freezerless model. There are several available and are about counter depth with more room. We do have additional freezer space available, so this is very doable for us.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 9:55PM
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I am not a fan of french door or double doors as you always need two arms to open the fridge and end up propping it open with your feet while awkwardly trying to place your tray or dish. I find single door counter depth the best to give you a wide open view of the space with not too deep recesses to lose leftover boxes or grow science experiments. I also prefer bottom freezer models.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 11:05PM
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