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The Best Counter-Depth Refrigerators for 2024

June 7th, 2024 | 19 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

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The Best Counter-Depth Refrigerators for 2024

Refrigerators have evolved over the years, offering a wide range of options—from the classic French door to multi-door units with various cooling systems.

But the biggest development is in size. Somehow, counter-depth refrigerators have become much larger.

In this article, you will learn about your best choices, from the basic to the largest models, along with their reliability based on real service calls.

Let's get started.

Why This Article Is Worth Your Time

You can read some well-written articles from various news sources and enthusiastic bloggers.

As well-written as they are, you have no insight into the product's advantages, disadvantages, and performance after the sale.

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You will learn the good, the bad, and reliability based on over 37,000 service calls logged by our service department last year.

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The Evolution of Counter-Depth Refrigerators

The first counter-depth refrigerator was a Sub-Zero. Yes, they were the first with twin compressors and the fancy compressors up top.

However, designers loved them because a Sub-Zero didn’t protrude into the kitchen.

The second counter-depth refrigerator was Amana. From there, counter-depth refrigerators have changed in configuration and style and are a bit larger in size, ranging from 19.9 to 22 cubic feet.

Then, the LG Counter Depth MAX changed everything with its 26.5 cubic feet capacity.

The Best Counter-Depth Refrigerators for 2024

Bosch B36CT81SNS

Bosch 800 Series 36" French Door Bottom Mount Refrigerator


Dimensions: 35 5/8" W, 31 1/8" D, 72" H | Total Capacity: 20.8 Cu. Ft. | Stainless Steel Interior: Yes | Ice Maker: Yes | Wi-Fi: Yes | Sabbath Mode: Yes | ADA Compliant: No

This Bosch counter-depth refrigerator was introduced two years ago. It is built by Bosch in China, rather than being outsourced there.

Best Features of Bosch Counter-Depth Refrigerators

Two Compressors

Bosch is the only counter-depth refrigerator with two compressors for the refrigerator and freezer.

The warmer, moister air of the refrigerator does not blend with the drier, colder air of the freezer.

Sub-Zero pioneered the twin compressor. Now, every premium refrigerator features twin compressors.

Beko, Samsung, GE, and LG, except for the Counter Depth MAX refrigerator, have two evaporators to separate the air.

Two compressors maintain temperature better.



VitaFreshPro balances temperature and humidity for various food types, removing the guesswork from food storage.


The two compressors regulate the airflow to provide a stable temperature throughout the refrigerator.

Metal Back


The back of the refrigerator is made of metal for better cold retention and cleanability.

To make the most of this feature, store items like milk and juice in the back of the fridge where it is coldest.

Additionally, stainless steel is easier to clean and does not absorb odors.

Ethylene Filter

Bosch also features an ethylene filter to slow the spoiling process. Spoiled foods will emit ethylene gas. This gas can also cross-contaminate other foods.

Wi-Fi Enabled

Through their HomeConnect app, you can control the temperature of your refrigerator on your phone.

Bosch also offers this refrigerator with different handles. The design is well done, and it is a good-looking appliance.

Pros & Cons of Bosch Refrigerators

Pros: Bosch is the only counter-depth refrigerator with two compressors for the refrigerator and freezer, which maintains temperature better and prevents moisture and odor transfer.

The metal back wall of the refrigerator is designed to increase cold retention, and the ethylene filter helps prevent cross-contamination of foods.

The HomeConnect app allows you to control the temperature of your refrigerator on your phone, and the refrigerator comes with different handle options.

Cons: The cubic footage is slightly smaller than the average. The price is high at $3,600, and they don't typically promote it.

That said, there is up to $500 off when you combine it with other Bosch appliances.

Bosch Refrigerator Highlights:

  • Wi-Fi Enabled: Allows remote monitoring and control via the Home Connect app, offering convenience and technological integration.
  • FarmFresh System: A combination of four innovative technologies including VitaFreshPro, FreshProtect®, AirFresh® Filter, and MultiAirFlow™ to enhance food preservation and minimize waste.
  • VitaFreshPro: Automatically balances temperature and humidity for various food types, removing guesswork from food storage.
  • MultiAirFlow: Ensures even air circulation and consistent temperatures throughout the fridge, enhancing food freshness.
  • Dual Compressors and Evaporators: Offer efficient and precise cooling and humidity control while limiting odor transfer between the fridge and freezer.
  • Adjustable FlexBar: Customizable storage space that utilizes typically unused areas in the refrigerator.
  • Energy Star Certified: Ensures energy efficiency and cost savings throughout the year.
  • Interior Design: Features high-quality glass and stainless steel shelves, providing a durable a interior.
  • Sabbath Mode: Accommodates various lifestyles and dietary practices.


You are looking at the largest counter depth refrigerators at 26.5 cubic feet - over four cubic feet more than the average.

That space is equivalent to a college dorm refrigerator (the stand-up type, not the cube).

With these refrigerators, you no longer need to choose between the size of a standard-depth model and the sleek style of a counter-depth one.

LG's Counter Depth MAX refrigerators offer more capacity with a counter-depth look.

The LG LRFLC2706S is the least expensive at $1,899 (during promotions) and features an internal water dispenser.

The LG Counter-Depth MAX refrigerator is the largest and least expensive of all your options.

The LRFXC2606S adds an ice and water dispenser, compared to just the water dispenser in the basic model.

It also includes dual ice makers—one in the refrigerator and one in the freezer—for $200 more.

The LRFOC2606S offers an outside water dispenser and an InstaView window. Just knock twice to see inside your refrigerator and knock twice more to darken it again.

In addition, LG has added two models to the LG Counter-Depth MAX collection.

The LRYXC2606S now offers four different style cubes. You have cubed and crushed, but also smaller cubed ice for soft drinks.

Craft Ice is a slower dissolving sphere of ice designed for drinks where you want less water from a dissolving ice cube.


The LRYKC2606S has the Smart Mirror for a more updated version of the InstaView Panel.


The dispenser is their new UVnano Ice & Water Dispenser, which cleans the dispenser automatically using UV light.

They also have a the SRFB27S3 under the LG Studio name at $2,799.

Linear Compressor

Linear compressors use fewer parts and have fewer problems now.

I say now because, in 2019, they settled a class action suit against LG due to compressor issues from 2014 to 2017

Many brands and products now feature the same compressor.


LG boasts the best warranty with five years full and ten years parts only on the compressor.

Cool Guard


Like the Bosch, the Counter Depth MAX refrigerator features a metal back to absorb cold better.

Door Cooling Plus


Ever walked into a store in the summer, and the air conditioner is just blasting you in the face?

Door Cooling + operates the same way. A blast of frigid air is sent from the top down, so the refrigerator temperature stays unaffected by the warmer air.

The door is also thicker, so be careful where you place it in your kitchen.

Pros & Cons of LG Refrigerators

Pros: The Counter Depth MAX refrigerator is the largest counter-depth model available, providing over four cubic feet more space than the average.

It also features advanced temperature control with nine sensors, a metal back for better cold absorption, and Door Cooling Plus to maintain a consistent temperature.

Cons: The Counter Depth MAX refrigerator is designed with thinner walls than most refrigerators. The government sets energy standards, so it will not use more energy.

However, the Counter Depth MAX refrigerator lacks some of LG's signature features, like Craft Ice and the Door-in-Door panel.

It also has a single compressor with one evaporator.

LG Refrigerator Highlights

  • Large Capacity: The LG Counter Max offers an industry-leading counter-depth fridge capacity of 26 cubic feet, 3-7 cubic feet larger than the average counter depth
  • Door Cooling+: Delivers blasts of cool air to reach all refrigerator areas, ensuring even cooling throughout.
  • Dual Ice Makers: Located in both the door and freezer, ensuring a plentiful supply of ice when needed.
  • Slim SpacePlus Ice System: Designed for more shelf space, allowing maximum storage while accommodating the ice makers.
  • Cool Guard Interior: Features wall panels that help maintain consistent Cooling with a premium style.

Samsung RF23A9071SR

Samsung 23 cu. ft. Smart Counter Depth 4-Door Flex Refrigerator


Dimensions: 35 7/8" W, 28 1/2" D, 71 7/8" H | Total Capacity: 22.9 Cu. Ft. | Stainless Steel Interior: Yes | Ice Maker: Yes | Wi-Fi: Yes | Sabbath Mode: Yes | ADA Compliant: Yes

We don't currently sell Samsung refrigerators, but they offer some interesting options and colors.

Their Family Hub models feature built-in touchscreens, and their Bespoke line allows for customization.


However, I was always partial to their four-door options.

The bottom right drawer allows you to convert to either refrigerator or freezer.

You have an internal water dispenser and two types of ice: regular and ice bites, the more chewable kind.

Best Features of Samsung Refrigerators

AutoFill Water Pitcher

A built-in pitcher that automatically refills with filtered water and the option to infuse with a flavor of your choice.

Dual Ice Maker with Ice Bites and Cubed Ice

The Dual Ice Maker produces two types of ice daily: cubed ice and Ice Bites, smaller nugget ice that chills your drink faster.



With five customizable temperature settings, this versatile, lower-right storage unit can convert from fridge to freezer temperatures, offering superior flexibility to meet your family's food storage needs.


A flexible storage drawer that is perfect for storing meats, veggies, or cheeses at their optimal temperature with two customizable temperature settings.

UV Deodorizing Filter

Keep the air in your fridge fresh daily with a built-in deodorizing filter with UV technology that continuously cleans the filter.


Treated with antimicrobial technology to deliver long-lasting protection of high-touch handle surfaces.

Triple Cooling System

A premium cooling system features three evaporators for ultimate freshness and provides precise temperature and humidity controls in all three zones to help your food stay fresher longer.

Pros & Cons of Samsung Refrigerators

Pros: The Samsung 4-door refrigerator is very versatile. The bottom-right drawer can switch between being a fridge or a freezer, giving you more storage options.

It also has a Dual Ice Maker for regular ice and chewable Ice Bites.

The AutoFill Water Pitcher refills itself, and the FlexZone lets you adjust the temperature for different types of food.

Cons: Service is an issue with Samsung. They are the most popular brand yet are the least vested in service.


This refrigerator is the most well-featured for a 36-inch counter-depth.

You have the features mentioned previously, like Door Cooling Plus, linear compressor, and stainless-steel back.

Best Features of SKS Refrigerators


It features a Door-in-Door, a fancy term for an extra door on the refrigerator side to access milk and juices.

InstaView Door

You can see into your refrigerator or tap the glass, which becomes opaque.

Twin Evaporator Nine Sensors

Like the Counter Max, the Studio features nine sensors to maintain temperature. However, it has two evaporators to keep the air in the freezer separate from the refrigerator.

Craft Ice

"Craft Ice" is a larger, slower-dissolving ice cube perfect for premium cocktails. You see many of these cubes in high-end restaurants.


I shudder when I write this. Dispensers have the most problems, but due to leaking, the refrigerator does not break down. On the flip side, they are convenient.

My neighbor has a refrigerator with an ice dispenser; the ice is convenient versus reaching the freezer for cubes.

That said, LG is the most reliable of the dispensers.

Pros & Cons of SKS Studio Refrigerators

Pros: The SKSFD3613S  has impressive features such as a Door-in-Door panel, InstaView, and Craft Ice.

Additionally, the refrigerator's temperature control ensures your food stays fresh for longer.

Cons: The SKSFD3613S have unique features, but they cost over $4,000.

SKS Highlights

  • InstaView Door-in-Door: This feature offers convenient access to favorite beverages and snacks and reduces cold air loss by eliminating the need to open the main refrigerator door.
  • Dual Ice Maker with Craft Ice: This refrigerator produces standard ice cubes and crushed ice and LG's exclusive slow-melting round Craft Ice™, perfect for entertaining and cocktail making.
  • Smart Cooling Plus System: Ensures that food stays fresh for longer. This system is designed to maintain superior conditions within the refrigerator and freezer with two evaporators and compressors.
  • Micro Surface LED: Provides bright, energy-efficient, and long-lasting illumination.
  • ThinQ App Compatible: This allows for smart refrigerator management. The ThinQ® app's Smart Learner analyzes habits to anticipate temperature, ice, and energy needs.
  • 23.5 cu. Ft. Total Capacity: Large capacity with smart organization solutions to store more food efficiently.
  • Counter-Depth Design: Offers a built-in look by fitting nearly flush with surrounding cabinetry.
  • Energy Star Certified: This refrigerator is energy-efficient, which can lead to cost savings on utility bills.

Café Appliances CYE22TP2MS1

Café is the premium GE freestanding line of appliances above Profile and the base GE.

Twin Compressor

Café's two-evaporator refrigerator keeps the refrigerator and freezer air in their respective compartments with the Turbo Cool and Turbo Freeze features to maintain even temperatures.

Door Dispenser

The refrigerator also has a digital ice maker and a built-in Keurig coffee maker.


With Wi-Fi, you can program the coffee to be dispensed when you wake up on the dispenser model.

Colorful Finishes

Café offers great customization options with three base color options and six handle styles, with more colors like green and gray coming soon.

Have a look at Café White and Brass:


How about black and copper:



Style aside, Café is the only refrigerator with a service department on this list. Appliance service is a crucial consideration in your buying decision (or it should be).

Service is a crucial consideration in your buying decision (or should be).

Pros & Cons of Café Refrigerators

Pros: The Café refrigerator features two evaporators to maintain an even temperature and separate cold and frigid air compartments.

It also has a digital icemaker, the ability to make coffee, and comes in various colors and handles styles for customization.

Cons: You are paying a premium over the Profile model for customization and a few features.

To compare a more affordable option without the coffee system, consider the GE Profile PWE23KYNFS, priced at $2,969.

However, it's still more expensive and smaller than the Counter Depth Max, which ranges from $1,599 to $1,799.

Café Refrigerator Highlights

  • Counter-Depth Design: Creates a sleek, built-in look, blending seamlessly with kitchen cabinetry.
  • Water Dispenser: Delivers chilled, filtered water with a touchalong with Keurig coffee dispensing
  • Customizable Hardware: Offers the flexibility to choose different finishes to complement various kitchen styles.
  • Smart Features: Built-in WiFi, powered by SmartHQ™, allows for remote monitoring and control via a smartphone app.
  • Large Capacity: Provides 23.1 cubic feet of storage space, ideal for large families or those who entertain frequently.
  • Energy Star Certified: Ensures energy efficiency for environmental sustainability and cost savings.

Fisher & Paykel RF201ADX5 N

Fisher & Paykel was the most reliable refrigerator brand in 2022, according to our internal service data.

Now, they have an ice dispenser.

Fisher & Paykel also has a unique style and looks good with other unique Fisher & Paykel appliances.


The refrigerator is based on ActiveSmart technology.

Fisher & Paykel's ActiveSmart technology provides optimal food storage conditions by intelligently adapting to daily usage.

It combines sensors, microprocessors, and algorithms to continuously monitor and adjust the temperature, humidity, and airflow within the fridge.

Key components of ActiveSmart technology include:

  • Temperature sensors - These sensors constantly monitor the temperature inside the fridge and freezer compartments, sending data to the microprocessor.
  • Microprocessor - This central processing unit uses temperature data to determine the most efficient cooling strategy, adjusting the compressor's operation accordingly.
  • Variable-speed fans - The microprocessor adjusts to distribute cool air evenly throughout the compartments.
  • Humidity control system - This system maintains optimal humidity levels in the fridge by managing the airflow and condensation. It helps to prevent food from drying out or becoming too moist.
  • Adaptive defrost - The defrost cycle only starts when detecting usage patterns and conditions inside the fridge, reducing energy consumption and ensuring optimal cooling efficiency.

Pros & Cons of Fisher & Paykel Refrigerators

Pros: ActiveSmart technology monitors and adjusts temperature, humidity, and airflow within the fridge for optimal food storage conditions.

Cons: Smaller sizes at higher prices. With any unique brands, make sure service is available.

Fisher & Paykel Highlights:

  • ActiveSmart™ Foodcare Technology: This feature learns how you use your refrigerator and adjusts temperature, airflow, and humidity inside to help keep food fresher for longer.
  • Spill-Safe Glass Shelves: The shelves are designed to contain drips and spills for easier cleanup.
  • High-Quality Design and Materials: The refrigerator is built using quality materials, including real stainless steel for durability and a sleek look.
  • Complementary Design: Designed to match the rest of Fisher & Paykel's kitchen appliance family, with premium handle styling and stainless steel finish.
  • Humidity Control Slides: These slides in each storage bin create a microclimate that helps keep fruits and vegetables fresher for longer.
  • Energy Efficient: Energy Star certified, ensuring lower energy usage and cost savings.
  • Fast Freeze: Quickly lowers the freezer's temperature for faster freezing of items.
  • Smart Touch Control Panel: For easy adjustment of refrigerator settings.
  • Adaptive Defrost: Adjusts defrosting times for efficiency and better food care.
  • Sabbath Mode: Accommodates various lifestyles and dietary practices.

The Best 33-inch Counter Depth Refrigerators


French Door RF18HFENBSR 17.5 cu.ft



For many years, Samsung owned this size with a good refrigerator at an excellent price.

This refrigerator was one of the most popular searches on our website for any product. Samsung was the largest and most popular at 18 cubic feet.

It is a French-door refrigerator with a pull-out bottom freezer.

This unit is popular because of the $1,399 price.

Like GE, it has two evaporators for better temperature maintenance and no crossover between refrigerator and freezer.

However, finding a service for Samsung appliances can be challenging. Samsung has a bigger logistical problem because it is the number-one-selling brand in the US.

It's essential to know how the product is fixed before buying it.

Highlights of Samsung Refrigerators:

  • Capacity: This refrigerator typically has a capacity of approximately 17.5 cubic feet, including the fridge and freezer compartments.
  • French Door Design: The RF18HFENBSR features a French door design with two side-by-side refrigerator doors and a pull-out freezer drawer at the bottom.
  • Twin Cooling Plus: Samsung's Twin Cooling Plus technology helps maintain separate and optimal humidity levels in the refrigerator and freezer compartments, preventing odors from mixing and keeping food fresher for longer.
  • Adjustable Shelves: The refrigerator compartment typically has adjustable glass shelves that can be customized to accommodate different-sized items.
  • Gallon Door Bins: The door often features gallon-sized bins, providing convenient storage for large beverage containers and other items.
  • LED Lighting: LED lighting illuminates the refrigerator's interior, providing bright and energy-efficient illumination.
  • Power Freeze and Power Cool: Allows rapid cooling and freezing of items when needed.
  • Ice Maker: The RF18HFENBSR has an automatic ice maker in the freezer compartment.
  • Door Alarm: An audible door alarm alerts you if the refrigerator or freezer door is left open
  • Digital Display and Controls: The external digital display and controls on the front of the refrigerator allow you to adjust settings and monitor the temperature easily.
  • Energy Efficiency: Samsung refrigerators typically meet or exceed energy efficiency standards, helping to reduce energy consumption.

LG LF21C6200S

At 20.5 cubic feet, LG is the largest, by about two to three cubic feet or about 10-18% of the other brands.

It is roughly the same size as the Bosch B36CT80SNS 36-inch counter depth in a smaller 33-inch space.

This refrigerator is built like their successful Counter-Depth MAX refrigerators, with thinner walls and newer, more advanced insulation.

So now you have a much larger refrigerator in a smaller space.

The refrigerator uses one evaporator and two sensors to maintain proper temperatures instead of their standard two-evaporator design.

LG uses the Door Cooling+ with vents to cool from top to bottom and from the rear to keep a consistent temperature.

You can buy it as a French door or in two double-drawer models.

LG 33-Inch Refrigerator Highlights:

  • Smart Cooling System: LG's Smart Cooling System uses multiple sensors to maintain optimal temperature and humidity levels throughout the refrigerator, ensuring your food stays fresh for longer.
  • Linear Compressor: LG refrigerators often include an Inverter Linear Compressor, designed to be energy-efficient and provide quiet and precise cooling.
  • Digital Temperature Controls: These controls, often located on the front of the refrigerator, allow you to adjust and monitor the temperature settings easily.
  • CustomChill Drawer: The CustomChill® drawer is a versatile middle drawer set to different temperature settings to accommodate various food and beverages.
  • Adjustable Shelves and Bins: LG refrigerators typically come with adjustable shelves and bins in the refrigerator compartment, providing flexibility in storage space.
  • Fresh Air Filter: An air filter helps to remove odors and keeps the interior air fresh.
  • LED Lighting: LED lights provide bright and energy-efficient lighting, making it easy to see and access items in the refrigerator.
  • Smart Technology: Some LG models are compatible with LG's SmartThinQ™ technology, allowing you to control and monitor the refrigerator via a smartphone app remotely.
  • Door Alarm: An audible door alarm alerts you if the refrigerator or freezer doors are left open

For a more in-depth guide of the best 33-inch counter depth refrigerators, read "The Best 33-Inch Counter-Depth Refrigerators."

In this article, you will find all the detailed information you need to decide which refrigerator suits your lifestyle.

New 2024 Refrigerator Models to Look For

Samsung Bespoke Refrigerator


The LG Mood UP and Samsung Bespoke refrigerators, expected to be available in 2024, are among the best-looking refrigerators to buy in the future.

I am not a fan of the current Bespoke line. It focuses too much on the refrigerator with limited options on the other appliances.

However, the new refrigerator will allow you to update your favorite pictures at the front of the refrigerator through an app on your phone.

Love your kids, your cat, or a picture of you skiing the slopes?

It can be the front of your new refrigerator.

Coming soon: LG MoodUP Refrigerator


The new LG will allow you to scroll through 60 color options for each panel on your phone. It even has a Jukebox mode to change colors to music.

As exciting as these refrigerators are from both manufacturers, you have limited color options on the rest of your appliances.

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Are Counter-Depth Refrigerators Reliable?

We've already gone over the top refrigerators, but now it's time to dig into the reality of appliance service.

What brands are the most reliable? And what kind of problems can you expect to run into?

Let's take a closer look at the most reliable refrigerator brands and the service industry.

Refrigerator Reliability for 2024

The following service rates are based on a minimum of 100 products sold and a total sample of over 2,000 products within 12 months.

  Service Rate
LG 8.8%
Thermador 11.5%
Bosch 11.6%
GE Appliances 11.6%
GE Profile 16.8%
Fisher & Paykel 18.9%
Café Appliances 20.1%
Beko 32.8
Grand Total 13.3%

Service has increased across the board for every manufacturer.

We have more service technicians on the road in our history and can only service customers who purchased from us.

New parts sources after the supply chain problems may have caused issues.

Fortunately, the problems aren’t massive.

The top three service calls are:

  • Icemaker not working
  • Doors not closing properly
  • Buzzing noise

However, you need someone to fix these eventually, so check service availability by brand in your area.

Read More: The Most Reliable Counter-Depth Refrigerators

Best Counter-Depth Refrigerators: Key Takeaways

In years past, my advice was to buy based on availability. This year, you can wait for a holiday to save money.

At the same time, consider what features work best for you and your family.

LG will be the largest, while Bosch and GE are also worth considering

Service availability should be a feature of refrigerators because you will need it eventually.

How to Buy a Counter-Depth Refrigerator

Buying the right counter-depth refrigerator doesn't have to be hard. This brief guide will help you choose one that fits well in your kitchen.

We'll cover everything from sizes that match your cabinets, to the types of refrigeratorsavailable.

You'll also learn how to measure your space correctly to make sure your new fridge fits.

Plus, we'll talk about the best time to buy a fridge at a good price.

Refrigerator Size

Refrigerators follow the size of cabinet widths.

The standard sizes for refrigeration and cabinets are 24, 30, 33, 36, 42, and 48 inches, with 30 and 36 inches being the most popular.

However, heights and depths have changed as refrigerators have become taller. If you are replacing a refrigerator, measure the space, not the existing refrigerator.

You also want to measure all the doorways and entry points before delivery because your hallways and doorways may need to accommodate a new refrigerator.

Here is our free appliance delivery checklist to help you with other aspects of delivery.

Refrigerator Types

The most popular counter-depth refrigerator is a French door with the refrigerator on the top and the freezer on the bottom.

There are many types, such as two-drawer, French doors, four-doors, and five drawers. Before choosing a type, you must assess how much freezer versus refrigerator space is needed.

Top mounts are inexpensive and have a good usable size. Side-by-side refrigerators have more freezer capacity and are less expensive than counter-depth French door refrigerators.


GE is the best if you are looking for a technical product with an ice dispenser.

GE has excellent service in many areas, but you must ask who will fix your new refrigerator before buying it.

We calculated our reliability based on how many French door counter-depth refrigerators were sold and serviced by brand.

With 35 technicians in the field, we logged over 37,000 service calls in 12 months.

However, reliability varies between brands. You must be aware of potential problems before you buy any product.

We have stopped selling any brands with a disproportionate amount of service.

Counter-depth refrigerators have ice dispensers in the warmer refrigerator instead of the freezer, like a side-by-side refrigerator.

Reliability is now the biggest issue because appliance replacement parts are even worse than new product availability.

It is possible that you could wait 60 days for a repair.

If you are asking, I would buy one now.

How to Buy a Counter-Depth Refrigerator for Less

Last year, availability was an issue, but now every major company offers [available?] refrigerators, creating a dilemma: should you buy now or wait?

You should wait.

Let's face it. We are in a recession. However, you are in control, at least in buying appliances.

Buying appliances from 2020 to 2022 was a hassle.

Factories shut down, and supply chains were disrupted. Then demand for appliances skyrocketed as people started remodeling.

But now the tables have turned.

Manufacturers have overproduced to lesser demand.

To exact revenge, follow the 2019 playbook when brands were killing each other for your hard-earned dollars.

Wait for a holiday, especially a promotional one, and you could save 10- 35%.

The best times to buy appliances are:

  • Presidents' Day: February
  • Memorial Day: May
  • July 4th: July
  • MA Tax-Free Weekend: August
  • Labor Day: September
  • Black Friday: All of November

In a struggling economy, new holidays may emerge, so keep your eyes peeled for additional opportunities to save.

If you're searching for information and tips on selecting the perfect refrigerator for your home, check out our guide: "How to Buy a Refrigerator: The Ultimate Guide."

The guide provides detailed insights and expert advice to help you make the best decision for your kitchen.

Counter Depth Refrigerator


Learn answers to the most frequently asked questions about counter-depth refrigerators.

What is a counter-depth refrigerator?

What's the difference between standard depth and counter-depth refrigerators?

Do counter-depth refrigerators cost more than a standard depth?

How do I measure my space for a counter-depth refrigerator?

What's the difference between counter-depth, integrated, and professional refrigerators?

What's the real difference between two compressors and one compressor with two evaporators?

Additional Resources

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