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    While the exact Refrigerator Dimensions will vary depending on need and design, knowing what will fit in your kitchen is important especially if you have kitchen cabinets to worry about and other factors which will determine what size fridge will even fit in your home.

    Refrigerators have three Refrigerator Dimensionsstandard styles and these are the bottom freezer, top freezer, and side-by-side. There is a style called French door refrigerator which has a double door bottom freezer. Refrigerator dimensions are dependent on the style and cubic feet capacity of each one.

    Comparing the three standard styles with similar capacity, the most energy efficient is the top freezer, next in line is the bottom freezer, and the least energy efficient is the side-by-side style. Refrigerators are also less energy efficient when they have indoor water and ice dispenser compared to those that have none.

    Side-by-Side Refrigerator Dimensions

    A. Free Standing Side-by-Side
    Width: 32 inches to 36.5 inches
    Height: 66 inches to 70 inches
    Depth without the door and handle: 28 inches to 29.5 inches

    B. Counter-Depth Side-by-Side
    Width: 35 inches to 36.5 inches
    Height: 68.5 inches to 72.5 inches
    Depth without the door and handle: 24 inches

    C. Built-In Side-by-Side
    Width: 42 inches to 48 inches
    Height: 83 and 3/8 inches to 84 inches
    Depth without the door and handle: 23.5 inches to 25 inches

    French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Dimensions

    A. Free Standing French Door Bottom Freezer
    Width: 33 inches to 36 inches
    Height: 68 and 5/8 inches to 70 inches
    Depth without the door and handle: 28.25 inches to 29.5 inches

    B. Counter-Depth French Door Bottom Freezer
    Width: 35 and 3/4 inches to 36 inches
    Height: 69 and 5/8 inches to 71 inches
    Depth without the door and handle: 23 and 3/4 inches to 24 inches

    C. Built-In French Door Bottom Freezer
    Width: 42 inches to 48 inches
    Height: 83 and 1/8 inches to 84 inches
    Depth without the door and handle: 23.5 inches to 25 inches

    Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Dimensions

    A. Free Standing Bottom Freezer
    Width: 29 and 5/8 inches to 36 inches
    Height: 66 and 3/4 inches to 70 inches
    Depth without the door and handle: 28 inches to 30 and 7/8 inches

    B. Counter-Depth Bottom Freezer
    Width: 35 and 5/8 inches to 36 inches
    Height: 69 and 3/4 inches to 70 inches
    Depth without the door and handle: 23 and 3/4 inches to 24 inches

    C. Built-In Bottom Freezer
    Width: 35 inches to 36.25 inches
    Height: 82 and 3/4 inches to 84 inches
    Depth without the door and handle: 23.5 inches to 24 inches

    Top Freezer Refrigerator Dimensions

    Width: 28 inches to 36 inches
    Height: 61 and 3/4 inches to 69 inches
    Depth without the door and handle: 25 and 7/8 inches to 28 inches

    Compact (Under-Counter) Refrigerator Dimensions

    Width: 17 and 3/8 inches to 24 inches
    Height: 19.5 inches to 34 and 1/8 inches
    Depth without the door and handle: 13.5 inches to 18 and 3/4 inches

    In selecting a specific refrigerator unit to purchase, the dimensions play a major part on the decision making. Measure the allotted refrigerator space in your kitchen so that the unit that you will purchase will really fit into the specified kitchen space. See? It’s that simple. And you thought Refrigerator Dimensions were going to be hard to understand…

    1. Caz Brice

      November 11, 2010 at 12:42 am

      My fridge is rather different its 173 cm by 92 cm with two doors, one side is fridge and the other freezer its a fitted one, make I am not sure, its beginning to loose the ability to stay cool. I need to replace it with another fridge but finding a fridge that will fit that space is going to be difficult any ideas you could help with would be much appreciated. Thanks.

      • galih

        November 11, 2010 at 3:01 am

        each manufacturers have different models and dimensions. And one model in country A might be a bit different than in country B. It might be helpful if you state your country and your preferred manufacturer :-)

    2. Rob

      November 14, 2010 at 3:15 am

      How the heck do you shop by dimension? I have an old house and the space for the fridge is pretty small (63″ tall x 32″ wide) depth is not as important. Our current fridge is 17.0 cubic feet. We barely have enough room for everything right now, so I don’t want to go any smaller, but everything I’ve looked at for 17 cubic feet is over 63″ tall and I can’t find a website that lets me search by dimension. Any suggestions? I’ve spent hours looking online to no avail.


    3. Rob Morse

      November 17, 2010 at 8:49 pm

      Hi Rob,

      I have a 15 year old GE Profile fridge, (Side by Side) I need a new shelf as the plastic is cracked and broken on one. The fridge has inside it the model number TPX24PRY/TPX24BRY. When we bought it we paid extra to get one that was not so deep. It is 36″ wide, 70″ Tall and, as best I can measure, about 27″ deep with the doors on.

      Trying to get this shelf is proving a nightmare as GE is telling me it’s no longer available. There seem to be dozens of other companies out there that do have parts but their model numbers all have extra letters on the end. For example TPX24BRYAWW.

      They all have diagrams, I can see the shelf, but how do I tell if it is the right size for my fridge? Because I know there was a deeper model and if I buy that shelf it won’t fit. All the customer service reps can’t seem to sort it out.

      Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.

      Rob Morse

      Any help

    4. Gladys West

      November 21, 2010 at 9:11 am


      My sister needs a new refrigerator. It cannot be more than 64-1/2 inches high; 31 – 34 inches wide; and 30 to 35 inches in depth.

      Can you help me find her a refrigerator?


    5. Scott

      November 24, 2010 at 3:24 am

      Couple nits. NON “built in” only.

      1) There are two heights you must consider. Case height (The case is the steel shell) and hinge height.
      If you have a cabinet above and it is less than ~20″ deep you really only have to worry about case height.
      If you have the full depth cabinets about 24″+ you have to worry about the hinges in the front.
      2) There are 4 basic widths (of the space you have not your refrigerator) 28″, 30″, 33″, 36″. Note a 35-1/2″wide and a 35-3/4″ wide are both meant for the same 36″ wide space.
      3) Top freezers over 33″ W are rare as heck. The only one I know of is a (very expensive for a top freezer) GE Profile.
      4) Extinct Sizes (by no means complete)
      There used to be a case about 36″w x 67″ tall. There are alot of houses built around this case no longer available size.
      99% of 32″ wide are gone. (exception a few freezerless fridges and matching freezers that total out at 64″ wide)
      34″ wide are gone.
      5) “foreign” makes LG, Samsung, Bosch (GE’s built by Samsung). Watch out the doors swing out wide and can be a problem if against a wall on one side where the wall extends past where the door hinges.
      5a) “domestic” makes, Whirlpool and Kindrid, GE etc have much less swing out on the hinges.

    6. Diane

      December 7, 2010 at 6:35 am

      Fridge wish list…..is it out there without costing an arm and a leg??
      -bottom pull out freezer
      -either counter depth or no more than 29
      width 33
      height 68

    7. Misha

      December 8, 2010 at 11:42 am

      I am looking for a refrigerator that is not too deep (under 24″), but I need one that is larger than an under-the-counter. Preferably 10 cubic feet or more. Does anyone know if such a thing exists?

      Thank you

    8. marian

      December 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm

      I need a top freezer refrigerator with dimensions of 64-66″ high, 30 1/2 wide , 27 inches deep with handle. Any suggestion?

    9. Mark B.

      January 5, 2011 at 1:22 am

      I have an old house that will not accommodate a refrigerator any taller than 64 inches, and no wider than 34 inches . I can not find one after much time online. Any suggestions?

    10. McCroy

      February 17, 2011 at 11:04 pm

      To Rob Morse,
      We bought an older refrigerator and the shelves were all bad. My husband went to Menards or Lowes and got a piece of plexiglass. He had it cut to the size shelf we needed it works great

    11. billr

      February 22, 2011 at 7:15 am

      Samsung french door, 26+ cu ft, what are the open door dimensions? I want to make sure that when the doors (including the bottom freezer slide out) that they don’t hit my island.

    12. Marcia

      March 18, 2011 at 8:59 am

      Is there any chance manufacturers will begin making smaller refrigerators again? We all don’t live in huge houses with high ceilings. I have a small kitchen with 7″6″ ceilings. My current refrigerator purchased in 1985 is a side by side 65 inches high, 30 inches wide and 29 deep. It just fits in the space with no extra space. I can’t find anything out there. There have to be a lot of people living in older homes with small kitchens who need smaller refrigerators.

    13. San

      April 15, 2011 at 10:18 pm

      Is it not cheating when physical dimensions vary from advertised product with star rating ? I had purchased one which is defective and on detailed comparisons I found varying differences in dimensions. Refrigerator company cheats on mass scale thinking every consumer is a fool. What is disturbing is actual capacity is less than the advertised one. And the manufacturer is not listening to my complaints. My sincere advice to every consumer is, when taking delivery of fridge measure the dimensions with measuring tape and compare with advertised one. Do not buy if dimensions varies by few inches as volume is directly proportional to area.

    14. Claire

      April 24, 2011 at 2:46 am

      I have a 36″ wide space for a new refrigerator – wall on one side, cabinet on the other. Is there any requirement regarding space left on either side, or can I use a refrigerator up to 35.75″ wide?

    15. Nicholas Gariba

      May 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm

      Iam a businessman and would like to trade in refrigerators.Grateful if you can help me to know different size,type and prizes

    16. Keith Bicker

      May 16, 2011 at 11:27 pm

      all our appliances are bisque and I am looking for a refrigerator in that color with french doors, ice maker and cold water dispenser. I know that is probably an out dated color but I will ask .

      I’m looking for a counter depth refrig – size can not exceed 35W x 33D x69T


    17. Frieda W

      May 26, 2011 at 1:46 am

      I have an old Hot Point Refrigerator that’s 64 1/2 inches high and 18 cu. I want to replace it but every company I check comes up with measurements of 66 1/4 or more. The spot calls for no then 65 inches high. Do you have any suggestions?

    18. Susie

      June 10, 2011 at 6:43 am

      I have an opening for my refrigerator that measures
      36 1/2 ” wide X 28″ deep X 68 5/8″ height. I need advice on the brand of refrigerator that will fit the opening. I would prefer a french door with bottom freezer and ice and water dispenser included! Thanks

    19. cindy

      June 26, 2011 at 9:07 am


    20. Martha Heckman

      August 7, 2011 at 6:57 am

      I need the name brand of a fridge that is 30inches deep including the door and handles, 66 inches high and 30 inches wide. I can’t find anything to fit and this is the size of what I have. Help?!?!

    21. de

      August 14, 2011 at 11:59 am


    22. Davey of Cornwall

      August 19, 2011 at 6:47 pm

      I’ve got a little Romahome camper with the ubiquitous never-gets-cold-enough absorption fridge that can run on gas. I’d like to sling this out and replace it with a proper motor driven fridge. The big problem is finding a proper fridge that has similar dimensions to the caravan fridge. So far I’ve discovered a Proline PMF70 which is close but if anyone knows of one that might be a better fit I’d be glad to know. 12 volt or 240 volt doesn’t really matter as nowadays inverters are fairly cheap.

    23. Rosarie Scrivano

      August 23, 2011 at 3:36 am

      The space for our refrigerator is 35″ wide, 67 3/4″ high, and 34″ deep. We haven’t been able to find one. Can you suggest a brand. The height is most important as we prefer not to cut the cupboard above the refrigerator space. Any suggestions you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Rosarie Scrivano

    24. frill beedmont

      September 3, 2011 at 6:41 pm

      there’s lots of different sizes out there to trade in nick, most of them are white or silver, most of the new ones are cold, and very few come with prizes. good hunting!

    25. Nolamama

      November 6, 2011 at 10:27 pm

      Okay. I may be disclosing my ignorance BUT let me put this out there. My Mom’s side-by-side Kenmore (model no. 10657902700/Type 255A) has been recalled. Sears will replace it with another of equal cost. However, no one at Sears can tell me the cubic feet contained in the current unit — so that I can go online and compare “apples to apples,” so to speak. And it was not listed in the owner’s manual, either. Frustrating!
      My outside dimensions are: 36″ w x 68″ h x 28″ deep. I tried converting (68,544 / 1728 = 39.6). I don’t think I got this right, as Sears does not list any side-by-sides at 39.6 cubit feet…a sure indicator I might be off. Any chance you could help me on this one?
      As everything in the fridge Mom currently has keeps spoiling, we’d like to shop online today and replace the unit asap. Thanks in advance for any help you can throw my way.

    26. Ian

      November 10, 2011 at 12:24 pm

      I have an Admiral Imperial Duplex 25 41″x65″, in a wall cutout that has been expressly built for this configuration. What can I replace with?


    27. Mari Neistat

      November 22, 2011 at 1:13 am

      Looking for stainless freezer less refrigerator. 24 inches wide and 24 inches deep. Height does not matter. The taller the better. Not for underneath cabinet. Saw a Danby 11 cu feet called a custom series but can not find where to buy it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Mari

    28. Sheryl

      December 30, 2011 at 11:22 am

      i’m looking for a counter depth refrigerator that will be 33″ wide, and 68.5″ tall.Please HELP!!

    29. Alex

      February 17, 2012 at 5:27 am

      i need a refrigerator with double door

    30. Ming Laugen

      February 18, 2012 at 6:13 am

      Very nice summary, thanks for the great post.

    31. Theron Braner

      March 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      Pretty neat post, I learned a few things I didn’t realize. I just happen across this site; it’s pretty neat. I’m going to have to read some of your other posts.

    32. Terry

      March 23, 2012 at 5:19 am

      I want to upsize my fridge by an extra 2″ of height but my current cabinet does not allow for it, max is 67 1/2″. Any clever ideas how to trick the above cabinet without wrecking it, short of removing it? thanks

    33. brian walker

      May 14, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      Please, can you give your dimensions in the metric system? As far as I know nobody uses the Imperial System nowadays other than the Americans.

    34. Len Himelfarb

      May 20, 2012 at 3:01 am

      Who makes a french door bottom freezer fridge that is only 68 5/8 inches in height.

      Thanks Len

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      May 26, 2012 at 1:22 am

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