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VestFrost and Small 24 Inch Counter Depth Refrigerators

Steve Sheinkopf  |  September 09, 2015  |  3 Min. Read

Summit  |  Blomberg  |  VestFrost  |  Counter Depth Refrigerators  |  Liebherr

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According to analytics, 300 people were inquiring about VestFrost refrigerators in the last two weeks. So my first question was: What is a VestFrost refrigerator?

VestFrost is an interesting product built with all recyclable material. They are the largest refrigerator manufacturer in Scandanavia. Their story or claim to fame is energy efficiency, green manufacturing and counter depth products. It is also not self-defrosting, so the VestFrost does not consume electricity heating the outside of the refrigerator in a defrost cycle.

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Unlike most counter depth refrigerators, the VestFrost is only 24 inches wide, which is a standard in smaller European kitchens or tight American urban spaces. It is a decent bottom freezer designed beautifully (can I say that?) by Bang & Olufsen. The downside is small cubic footage at 10.5 and a taller height at 79.2 inches tall.

I do know VestFrost by its American name, Summit. More specifically, the model is CP171SS.

24 inches wide is a European specification, so there are other competing manufacturers being Liebherr and Blomberg.

summit 24 inch refrigerators CP171SS liebherr 24 inch refrigerator CS 1311 blomberg 24 inch refrigerator BRFB1040

Summit CP171SS - $1,129

Liebherr CS-1311 - $2,799

Blomberg BRFB1040 - $1,299

The Blomberg has the same specs as the Summit. Liebherr is larger at 13 cubic foot with an icemaker and is self-defrosting.

24 inch counter depth refrigerators will always be a niche product in America rather than the standard as it is in Europe.

However, for the Bostonians and other urban dwellers with smaller spaces, these refrigerators at least provide a good option.

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