Best Counter Depth Refrigerators

Best Counter Depth Refrigerators

Counter depth refrigerators are a simple way to improve the look of your kitchen without spending way more money on a renovation.

Yet they can be confusing to buy. There are tons of brands like Samsung, LG, KitchenAid, Sub-Zero, Thermador, Frigidaire, GE, and Whirlpool among others.

The following products are the 9 best counter depth refrigerators to consider for features and price. 

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Best Counter Depth Refrigerators

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Samsung RF18HFENBSR

Features:

  • 33 inch 
  • Best 33 inch Counter Depth 
  • LED Lighting
  • Twin Cooling
  • French Door

$1,099.99
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Samsung RF23HCEDBSR

Features:

  • 36 Inch 
  • Water and Ice Dispenser
  • LED Lighting 
  • Twin Cooling 
  • French Door

$2,699.99
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Bosch B20CS30SNS

Features:

  • 36 Inch 
  • Ice Water Dispensers 
  • Super Cold/Super Freeze Mode
  • Side by Side

$1,979.99
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KitchenAid KRFC300ESS

Features:

  • 36 Inch 
  • Internal Dispenser
  • Produce Perserver
  • French Door

$1,999.99
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Samsung RF23J9011SR

Features:

  • 36 Inch 
  • 4 Doors
  • Triple Cooling 
  • Bottom Right Door can Convert to Refrigerator and Freezer 
  • Ice and Water Dispenser 

$3,099.99
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Jenn-Air JFC2089BEP

Features:

  • Refrigerator Type: French Door
  • Total Capacity: 20.0 Cu. Ft.
  • Refrigerator Capacity: 14.38 Cu. Ft.
  • Freezer Capacity: 5.62 Cu. Ft.

$2,429.00
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Bosch B21CT80SNS

Features:

  • 20.7 cu ft. Total Capacity
  • 14.7 cu ft. Refrigerator Capacity
  • 6 cu ft. Freezer Capacity

$2,699.99
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Fisher & Paykel RF201ACUSX1N

Features:

  • ActiveSmart Technology 
  • Frost Free Freezer
  • Humidity Control System

$3,399.00
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Jenn-Air JFC2290REM

Features:

  • Total Capacity: 21.9 Cu. Ft.
  • Refrigerator Capacity: 16.35 Cu. Ft.
  • Freezer Capacity: 5.59 Cu. Ft.

$3,599.00
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Most Reliable Counter Depth Refrigerators

Our formula is simple. We look at service calls and then divide by sales for a service percentage. With 30 techs in the field, we logged 34,687 service calls in 2018.

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

 

  Service Qty Shipped Qty Service Ratio
Samsung 133 1051 12.65 %
Jenn-Air 270 780 34.62 %
Bosch Appliances 105 408 25.74 %
Kitchenaid 152 334 45.51 %
Fisher & Paykel 41 261 15.71 %
LG Electronics 6 71 8.45 %
Whirlpool 7 44 15.91 %
Signature Kitchen Suite 2 33 6.06 %
Blomberg 25 30 83.33 %
Liebherr 6 15 40.00 %
BlueStar 3 14 21.43 %
Amana 3 7 42.86 %
Frigidaire Professional 23 6 383.33 %
Maytag 1 5 20.00 %
Samsung Chef Collection 0 2 0.00 %
Frigidaire 0 1 0.00 %
Electrolux 4 1 400.00 %
Frigidaire Gallery 11 1 1,100.00 %
Bosch - Benchmark 12 0  
Dacor 3 -1 -300.00 %
Electrolux Icon 0 -1 0.00 %
Grand Total 807 3062 26.36 %

 

We have stopped selling any brand with a disproportionate amount of service.  It is important to note: Some brands are over 50% service within the first year. However, with the best brands still requiring service at within the first year, you should know who will be fixing your refrigerator.

Many of the problems stem from an ice dispenser leaking as it is now located in the warmer refrigerator instead of a freezer like a side-by-side.

At a 26.36% service rate within the first year, you will likely need service within 5 years. 

What Are the Most Reliable Brands?

In terms of reliability, Samsung is the most reliable followed by LG.

However, be aware their support has been outstripped by their tremendous growth in some areas.  

You have to inquire who will be fixing your new refrigerator before you buy it.

Let's also look at the distinctions between all the counter depth refrigerators as there is a bit of confusion.

Standard Depth vs. Counter Depth  

Regular counter depths are shallower refrigerators. The doors will be the only depth sticking out past the cabinet or countertop.

Have a look at the installations below. On the right is a standard depth refrigerator, where you can see the exposed refrigerator cabinet sides.

What's the Difference Between Counter Depth, Integrated, and Professional Refrigerators?

While they are all called counter depth, there are significant differences between the three styles. This article will focus regular counter depth refrigerators. See below for links to the other styles.

Counter Depth

Regular counter depths are shallower refrigerators. Typically only the doors will protrude from the cabinets. They are the least expensive by far. 

Integrated Refrigerators

Integrated refrigerators fit totally inside the standard cabinet, so they are seamless and indistinguishable from the cabinet itself. The doors do protrude on the pro and regular counter depth refrigerators.

Integrated refrigerators, like professional refrigerators, will cost a lot more as well.

Professional Refrigerators

Professional refrigerators are taller at 84 inches and have the compressors on the top with a "restaurant" or commercial look for a much higher price of $8,000-16,000.

How to Buy a Counter Depth Refrigerator

Counter depth refrigerators are much less expensive than when first introduced. The Korean companies have used their highly successful promotion strategy of rebating around holidays. The rest of the companies have since followed suit.

Rebates are especially good around holidays like President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Black Friday, and July 4th.

You can buy a counter depth refrigerator between 25-40% cheaper around one of these holidays.

Look especially at Samsung and LG during these times because they have the bigger rebates during promotional times.

 

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