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Best $1999 Side By Side Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

June 13th, 2013 | 2 min. read

By Danny Nguyen

Counter depth refrigerators are cleaner, neater appearance. Both sides of the refrigerator will be hidden from cabinets, so you will not be looking at 6 inches of a black textured side. As islands have become popular with many kitchen designs, a shallower depth refrigerator allows the door to open more freely.

French Door vs Side By Side

French door has more space in the freezer and more lateral room to store food. Side by sides have more freezer space, are more organized storage and tend to be less expensive than a French door. You can read more about French door versus side by side in this article.

For this blog we will compare the best value counter depth side by side refrigerators under $1999.

Bosch B22CS30SNS

Bosch is best known for their dishwasher, but their counter depth side by side refrigerator has the same standard of excellence qualities.

Simple, clean, and sleek design. From the long flat handle to the hidden hinge, the Bosch side by side refrigerator gives us the modern touch. The flat long handles give a comfort grip when opening the refrigerator. The hidden hinge top fits perfectly with any top cabinet molding. The external water dispenser has a built-in look with its flat appearance with the door. The sides of the refrigerator are silver metallic finish just in case you wanted it freestanding. It’s quiet when fully operational, and keeps temperature very well.

bosch side by side refrigerator B22CS30SNS


Frigidaire FPHC2398LF

Frigidaire has always known for the value since the company started in 94 years ago. The counter depth side by side offers many top features found on high-end units.

Frigidaire's best feature is the smudge free stainless steel appearance. Any family with kids or hates cleaning will benefit from this feature. It will never leave any finger prints.

Frigidaire has PureAir Ultra(R) Filters. When the air purifier is activated the carbon will absorb odor from food. They also have a less featured counter depth side by side at $1719.

frigidaire side by side refrigerator FPHC2398LF 


Electrolux EI23CS35KS

Electrolux is the parent company of Frigidaire. Electrolux is a top 500 fortune company in the world. It is the world's second-largest household appliance behind Whirlpool.

Electrolux best feature is the 9"-Tall Water/Ice Dispenser. The tall dispenser fits pitcher, and traveler mugs.

The interior of the refrigerator is illuminated with bright halogen lights. The shelves are easy glide making it effortless to grab food. It has a chill zone crisper, where cold air directly comes in gets trap and maintains colder air. It is perfect for wine.

electrolux side by side refrigerator EI23CS35KS


Samsung RSG257AARS

Samsung is a company of influence in South Korea. They are involved in economic development, politics, media and trend setter. They are a conglomerate of a company which creates cell phones, heavy industries, electronics just to name a few. Appliances is just a small part of the company, but it one of the fastest growing area for Samsung.

Samsung counter depth refrigerator has the largest cubic foot at 25 cu. ft. or 2-3 cubic feet larger than the others. At 25 cu. ft. capacity is equal to many full “normal” depth refrigerators. Space is a premium in all counter depth refrigerator, but this unit will have plenty to store. The refrigerator includes 20 LED for really well designed lighting.

Samsung twin cooling system uses two evaporators with one compressor to independently control temperature in the refrigerator and freezer compartments. The separate evaporators maintain optimal humidity levels and prevent odor transfers between compartments.

samsung side by side refrigerator RSG257AARS

Which is the best to buy?

I think Samsung is certainly compelling at 25 cubic feet, but Samsung scares me on the repair side. Expediting parts and service is a priority at Yale, so I try to steer clear of potential problems. I like Bosch, especially for packages. This refrigerator could be 25-30% off when purchased with other appliances during different times of the year.

Aesthetically, Electrolux is just a beautifully styled product and looks better than its subsidiary Frigidaire. So currently, I like Bosch and Electrolux, but this could change depending on rebates and package opportunities.

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Danny Nguyen

Danny Nguyen has over 20 years of experience at Yale Appliance. He takes pride in helping customers complete their dream kitchens. Danny enjoys eating, running, and competing in Spartan races. If he's not competing in a race, he is often traveling with his family.

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