You’re probably asking yourself, why aren’t there better options for 30-inch refrigerators?
Refrigerators (and appliances) are designed to follow cabinet sizes.
The three most common cabinet widths for refrigerators are 36", 30" and 33", in that order.
Thirty inches is really the standard in most city apartments and smaller kitchens.
Yet there are only a few upscale pieces in the 30-inch size. Yet, In Boston, 30-inch cabinets are most common.
In this article, you will learn the best options and features for counter and full depth 30-inch refrigerators.
First, let’s look at the different refrigerator configurations and average prices. Then you will learn about counter vs. full depths.
Then you can pick your best option.
30-Inch Refrigerator Configurations
Top Mount Refrigerators: Top mounts are the least expensive, with the refrigerator on the bottom and freezer on the top. You can buy the most cubic footage at 21 in a top mount in a 30-inch width.
Bottom Mount Refrigerators: Bottom mounts have become more popular as the refrigerator becomes more accessible. For a 30 inch refrigerator, the max cubic footage is about 19 cubic feet.
French Door Refrigerators: French doors are side-by-side tops with a bottom freezer. French doors have better lateral storage than a side-by-side and more refrigerator space. In a 30 inch wide refrigerator, the max cubic footage is about 22 Cu. Ft.
That's a tough question as they are all different.
Samsung is excellent with good features, especially for the price. Whirlpool lacks the features but is more easily repaired depending on where you live.
For shallow depth, Beko has good features for the lowest price.
For premium, Bosch and Sub-Zero are decent considerations as well.
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