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Analyzing 42 Inch and 48 Inch Counter Depth Refrigerator Options

March 8th, 2012 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

Let's see, I have a post on 24 inch counter depth refrigerators, 30 inch, 33 inch and probably 30 posts of the most popular 36 inch size. That leaves the two largest 42 and 48 inch.

First, ovens, dishwashers and refrigerators are manufactured to fit within a cabinet. The most common cabinets are 30 inch and 36 inch, but 42 and 48 are specified in larger kitchens. In a counter depth application, there are far more options for this category especially with the introduction of integrated columns.

Below are some different options:

jennair 42 inch refrigerator JF42NXFXDW thermador refrigerator column T24IR800SP viking 48 inch refrigerator VCSB548SS subzero 48 inch refrigerator 648PRO


Thermador T24IR800SP

Viking VCSB548SS

Sub-Zero 648PRO

  • Jenn-Air JPK42SNXWSF: The largest french door in the industry at 42 inch, the JF is available in an integrated and stainless steel model.
  • Thermador T24IR800SP: Columns are available in 24 inch and 18 inch for a reason; in order to fit within a 42 and/or a 48 inch space. Place the refrigerator on the left and freezer on the right to be totally different. Integrated columns are manufactured by Miele, Gaggenau, Thermador and Bosch. Sub-Zero manufacturers columns as well, but only in the 27 and 36 inch sizes.
  • Viking VCSB548SS: This is a classic profile of a typical 42 or 48 inch refriegartor and is available in Sub-Zero, Thermador, KitchenAid, Liehberr and JennAir. 42 inch is way roomier than the more popular 36 inch size in a side by side.
  • Sub-Zero 648PRO: The 648 Pro emulates a restaurant refrigerator, only uses way less energy. Impressive looking.

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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.

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