Return to the Appliances Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Definition - Counter Depth

Posted by pete_p_ny (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 22, 09 at 11:34

I need a new refrigerator, and will be redoing my kitchen. What does counter depth actually mean...I did a search, and there is a lot of discussion on counter depth fridges, but no actually discussion on what that actually is? I would like to "enclose" the unit in the cabinet boxed out frame so it gives the built in panel look. When looking at units, is seems most are 32 to 35 inches in depth. Does one stick out too far for my application?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Definition - Counter Depth

They are not built-in, but slimmer than regular because the boxes themselves are usually 24-27" deep but the doors stick beyond the counter so they can open without hitting the side panels. No counterdepth I've seen has built-in style hinges with outboard pivot centers that pull the doors "in " as they swing open.

I have observed that wood-panel units actually look less convincing than just a metal door skin, because they sit on top of the door surface, further emphasizing the protrusion and sticking out beyond the adjacent cabinets.

I chose this simple looking CD with thin, flat doors and a 'trim kit' to get the most built-in look I could achieve at half the price of built-in.Photobucket

RE: Definition - Counter Depth

Counter Depth....The body of the unit is cabinet depth, then add the doors for the overall depth.

Full Depth..... the unit sticks out a long way past the cabinet depth up to 10" in some cases.

Built In / Integrated.....door front will be very close to been flush with the cabinets if not exactly flush.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Appliances Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here