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Best French Door Refrigerators Deals 2017 (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

French doors have become increasingly popular due to their unique style, they also offer more cubic footage in the refrigerator and less in the freezer than the side by side refrigerator. 

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Frigidaire, Counter Depth Refrigerators, KitchenAid, French Door Refrigerators, Samsung

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

by Steve Sheinkopf

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.

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

Samsung Family Hub vs. GE Café Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Jonathan Beresford

Remember when refrigerators were simple and just kept your food cold? Not anymore.

The next generation is Wi-Fi enabled with TVs, coffee systems and SodaStream attachments. Refrigerators are much more than chillers and freezers these days. They can be the communication hubs for your home.

Two companies bringing this type of technology are GE (now owned by Haier of China) and Samsung.

We will look at both of their products and then compare.

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Topics: Counter Depth Refrigerators, GE Cafe, Samsung

True 48" vs. Sub-Zero Pro 48 Counter Depth Refrigerator

by Jonathan Beresford

Let's face it. Sub-Zero has owned the 48 inch professional refrigeration market for quite some time. The Pro 48 inch was introduced in 2005 to appeal to people who wanted an industrial looking refrigerator in the home.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, Counter Depth Refrigerators, True Refrigerators

The Best 48 Inch Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Back when I wrote this 4 years ago, Sub-Zero seemed to be the best choice for a 48 inch refrigerator. With new competitors and new products, you may need an update.

So we will look at a few different types of configuring a 48 inch refrigerator, then look at the brands and then compare.

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Topics: Thermador, Jenn-Air, Sub-Zero, Counter Depth Refrigerators, Integrated Refrigerators, Professional Refrigerators, True Refrigerators

LG Studio vs. Samsung Chef Collection Flex Counter Depth Refrigerator (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Samsung and LG are often synonymous with each other, as they are both Korean multinational companies. You probably have a Samsung or LG phone. Both have targeted the appliance industry and have used some of the same successful strategies from the electronics industry.

For example, their refrigerators are incredibly technology forward and the appliance industry is notoriously technology backwards. So, both of these companies will look completely different from the competition.

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Topics: Counter Depth Refrigerators, Samsung

Side by Side vs. French Door Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by John Ramsay V

In terms of improving the look of your kitchen for the least amount of money, counter depth refrigerators (along with slide-in ranges) are the best choice. So before you pour tons of money into a new kitchen, look at counter depths as a simpler solution.

A counter depth refrigerator is 24 inches deep for the refrigerator body. Counter depth has become the refrigerator of choice in remodeling, because it looks much better than looking at the black textured sides of a standard refrigerator

One of the first decisions you will have to make when buying a new fridge will be what size is best for you?

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Bosch, Counter Depth Refrigerators, French Door Refrigerators

Fisher & Paykel vs Samsung 33 Inch Counter Depth Refrigerators

by Danny Nguyen

Living in a city with smaller homes like Boston can be challenging when buying refrigerators. We have tight hallways, islands, or even height restrictions. For this reason, a shallow refrigerator will have better flow and appearance.

Yet, almost all manufacturers do not market a 33" counter depth refrigerator. You probably have had a hard time finding one.

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Topics: Counter Depth Refrigerators, Samsung, Fisher Paykel

The Largest Capacity Counter Depth French Door Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

by Jessica Petrino

Counter depth refrigerators are a growing trend in kitchen design due to their seamless design and built-in look.

These refrigerators are especially desirable in galley kitchens or kitchens with a narrow island layout because the sides of the refrigerator will not protrude from your cabinets.

Counter depth refrigerators are produced in both professional and non-professional series so they are available in a wide array of sizes and prices.

This article will focus on the largest French door counter depth refrigerators in the industry.

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Topics: Counter Depth Refrigerators, French Door Refrigerators

Viking D3 vs Jenn-Air vs KitchenAid Shallow Counter Depth Refrigerators

by Steve Sheinkopf

Editor's Note: I wrote this 3 years ago to show you the relative few manufacturers for the many brand names. At that time Viking D3 was all the rage. Now it is discontinued. KitchenAid and Jenn-Air have changed their refrigerators to be compliant with the 2014 energy regulations.

So, lets see where these brands are as of October 2015 and whether they are still viable for your consideration.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Viking, Counter Depth Refrigerators, KitchenAid

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