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Best Shallow/Regular French Door Refrigerators

January 25th, 2015 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

French doors are side by side refrigerators with bottom freezers. They are convenient with island kitchen installations for easier pass through. Unlike a side by side, you have the full width to fit trays in the refrigerator section. Most clients buy them because of their larger size or cooler appearance.

There are a few notable differences between counter depth and regular depth refrigerators. The sides of a counter depth do not protrude from the cabinet for a more streamlined look in your kitchen.

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However, counter depths are more expensive than standard French doors and have less total cubic footage. 

Top French Door Refrigerators - Regular Depth



$1,599 after $120 in rebates


The Electrolux was $2,500 now $1,599


$1,899 after $40 in rebates


$2,199 after $70 in rebates

As a group, I have seen better prices. Especially around Black Friday. I like the Electrolux 27 cubic foot originally $2,500 now $1,599. There are also decent package opportunities with Electrolux.

Top Counter Depth French Door Refrigerators

jennair french door refrigerator JFC2089WEM black friday DGHF2360PF EI23BC30KS-1 jennair french door refrigerator JFC2290VEM black friday


$1,499 after $300 in rebates


$2,099 after $90 in rebates


$1,999 after $280 in rebates


$2,799 after $300 in rebates

20 and 22 cubic foot are the two counter depth sizes with the difference being height. Jenn-Air is a good consideration, because of its price.

The new model has better bins, LED lighting and $1,000 increase in price. This piece is part of our best selling package as well. The Electrolux is a great price for its size.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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