John @ AZ DIY Guy
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Asked on Apr 13, 2013

Counter Depth Refrigerators?

TonyaJohn @ AZ DIY GuyB. J. Newton
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I've just become aware of counter depth refrigerators. This just might be an excellent design solution for our cave-like, U-shaped kitchen. We've been considering recessing the 'fridge through the wall, to set it flush with the cabinet faces, but that is one big invasive, load-bearing wall mess I'd prefer to stay well clear of if I can help it.
I understand those massive Sub-Zero beasts with cabinet panels are counter depth, but much wider than normal. They're also scientifically classified as "spendy" and thus beyond our humble means...
This Samsung looks pretty good. I understand it's a good brand.
This Samsung looks pretty good. I understand it's a good brand.
It seems like there is some decent room inside, even though it's a bit smaller due to the reduced depth.
It seems like there is some decent room inside, even though it's a bit smaller due to the reduced depth.
10 answers
  • Somewhat Quirky
    on Apr 14, 2013

    A friend of mine has the counter depth Samsung. Good product.

  • John @ AZ DIY Guy
    on Apr 14, 2013

    Good to know! Thanks. I liked what I saw, but all I know of Samsung is my Galaxy S III smartphone. It's a fine phone, but it sure does a crummy job of keeping sandwich fixin's cool.

  • Janice smith
    on Apr 14, 2013

    Do you know how to clean the stainless steel finish

  • John @ AZ DIY Guy
    on Apr 14, 2013

    They make stuff for it, you can get at the grocery,which seems to work ok. Usually, for speed, I use normal glass cleaner and newspaper. I wipe it down with a clean cloth. It seems to do a good job.

  • Betty
    on Apr 14, 2013

    you have less cubic feet inside a counter depth then regular refrig.

  • John @ AZ DIY Guy
    on Apr 15, 2013

    It appears we'd loose 1.5 cu ft. Most appear to be about 23.5

  • Janice smith
    on Apr 15, 2013

    Thanks AZ GUY

  • B. J. Newton
    on Apr 19, 2013

    You do loose cu ft. - but, depending on how many in your household and amount of food you store the counter depth has worked for us for years. Our girls are grown and out of the house, but it worked fine for the 4 of us and for 2 it's perfect. You just can't have lots of leftovers LOL

  • John @ AZ DIY Guy
    on Apr 24, 2013

    Thanks B.J. We're not huge culinary masters, so we may just be ok with the slightly smaller space.

  • Tonya
    on Mar 20, 2015

    We bought a full size French door whirlpool fridge and recessed it into the wall counter depth. I love it but if I had to do it over again I would get the counter depth one since some of us in our family cannot reach anything on the top rear shelves anyway.

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