Counter Depth Refrigerators are becoming more and more popular in modern kitchens. With their more shallow design, they fit back to be flush with cabinets and counters, giving them something of a built-in look without all the hassles of actually building them into the cabinetry. However, given their close relation to some built-in models (such as those from Sub Zero which can be built-in or used as standalone) we have included all of them in the averages dimensions here.
These numbers have been compiled from our extensive database of refrigerator sizes and recommended clearances. We currently have specifications from over 950 refrigerators that are available on the market today, and that number is always growing.
Counter Depth Refrigerator Dimensions
|Width||30.00 in||48.00 in||35.72 in|
|Depth||24.00 in||42.25 in||28.99 in|
|Height||65.63 in||81.75 in||69.66 in|
As always, when sizing a refrigerator for your kitchen it’s important to pay attention to the recommended clearances posted by the manufacturer. We’ve run the numbers here for you already, so you can see the difference between the refrigerator sizes, and the actual required dimensions for installation. Knowing these enclosure size requirements can help you to avoid the most common reason for mistake that leads to costly refrigerator returns.
Counter Depth Refrigerator Recommended Enclosures
|Width||30.26 in||48.00 in||36.21 in|
|Depth||24.25 in||42.25 in||29.84 in|
|Height||66.63 in||81.75 in||70.36 in|
As you can see, the average recommended enclosure size is about a half inch taller and wider than the dimensions of the fridge, and almost a full inch deeper. This is to allow for the plugs in back, as well as proper air-flow to keep the radiator from overheating.
These averages and dimension ranges can help you to understand the general space requirements for counter depth refrigerator installation, and point out the importance of checking the recommended clearances. Of course, every refrigerator has it’s own style and space requirements, and so you shouldn’t rely on average dimensions to help you pick the right one for your kitchen.