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The 5 Best Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

A counter depth refrigerator does not protrude from the cabinets. It is more aesthetically pleasing because you won't see the sides. It is also a benefit to have a shallower refrigerator in a galley kitchen or with an island design. There will be more room between the refrigerator and the island itself. 

Simply, counter depths look better. We will look at the different types and then the 7 best to consider.

Regular vs. Pro vs. Integrated Shallow Depth Refrigerators 

For this article, we will focus on the non-professional shallow depth products. Professional refrigerators are taller at 84", have the compressors on the top and have the "restaurant" or commercial look and price. 

Short on time? Get our free Counter Depth Refrigerator Buying Guide for features and comparisons of all the major brands » 

Integrated refrigerators fit totally inside the standard cabinet, so they are seamless and indistinguishable from the cabinet itself. Only the doors protrude on the pro and regular counter depth. 

Have a look at a professional and integrated refrigerator.



Professional counter depth refrigerator at Yale.

Integrated counter depth refrigerator at Yale.


Counter Depth, Professional & Integrated Refrigerator Differences [VIDEO]

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Regular Counter Depth vs. Counter Depth  

Regular counter depths are basically shallower refrigerators. Have a look at some installations. 



Regular counter depth refrigerator from the front.

Regular counter depth refrigerator from the side.


5 Best Counter Depth Refrigerators

Pricing updated for March, 2017, with two bonus options

Samsung RF18HFENBSR - $1,099 

You buy a refrigerator based on the cabinet openings. 80% of the refrigerator openings are 30 or 33 inch, yet 90% of the counter depth products are 36 inch width. I like the Samsung, because it is the best counter depth french door refrigerator at 33 inches wide. 

Read this post about 33 inch counter depth refrigerators. 

Frigidaire FGHC2331PF - $1,319 after rebates  

Frigidaire suffers from an identity crisis, but is actually one of the most reliable brands sold at Yale. I really like this refrigerator especially with the rebates. 

This side by side is 23 cubic foot with an ice and water dispenser and the stainless is fingerprint proof. You could package this with other stainless appliances for less than $2,999.  

KitchenAid KRFC300ESS - $1,929 after rebates 

This KitchenAid is counter depth and won't protrude past your cabinets. Includes ice maker, glide crispers and interior water dispenser.  At $1699, KitchenAid is one of the least expensive counter depth issues and can be packaged with many of their newly restyled products.

Samsung RF23HCEDBSR - $1,849 after rebates 

Samsung has a modern look with surprising good reliability.  Editors note:  Their top load washers had issues as did their phones.  Samsungs' other appliances are more reliable than average based on our 20,000 service calls per year.

(See comparisons of all the brands in our 
free Counter Depth Refrigerator Buying Guide)  

Frigidaire French Door Refrigerator FPBC2277RF - $2,969 after rebates 

Frigidaire Pro has organzied storage as well as two icemakers and dispenser.

Samsung 4-door French Door RF23J9011SR - $2,599

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The Samsung four door is the next iteration of style as both refrigerator and freezer open in the French door style. However, this refrigerator is also flexible, as the bottom right hand freezer can also be converted to refrigerator as well. Cool and practical.


Jenn-Air French Door Refrigerator JFC2290REM - $3199 after rebates 

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Jenn-Air is a staple counter depth brand. This is a restyed product with new LED as well as an internal icemaker.



One (very) small word of caution: You do sacrifice between 3-5 cubic footage and pay $200-$500 more for a counter depth refrigerator.

However, counter depth refrigerators are perhaps one of the best products to affordably design into a high-end kitchen.

Call us at 617-825-9253 for more information or with any questions.

Additional Resources

Download the Yale Counter Depth Refrigerator Buying Guide with features, specs and inside buying tips to regular, pro and integrated counter depth refrigerators. Well over 200,000 people have read a Yale Guide.

View our counter depth refrigerator buying guide


Topics: Jenn-Air, Bosch, Frigidaire, Website, Refrigerators, Counter Depth Refrigerators, KitchenAid, Samsung

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Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike

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