Using a refrigerator size guide can help a buyer determine what type to purchase. A comparison of the standard types is described below.
Compact / Under Counter
These models are 19.5 to 34 inches high. They are usually 17 and 3/8 inches to 24 inches wide. The depth ranges from 13.5 to 18 and 3/4 inches. This measurement is without the handle and door.
These models have a width ranging from 28 inches to 36 inches. The height is between 61 and 3/4 inches to 69 inches. Their depth is 25 and 7/8 inches to 28 inches.
Bottom Freezer Types
There are three bottom freezer variants. The free standing type is 29 and 5/8 inches to 36 inches wide. The height is between 66 and 3/4 inches to 70 inches. The depth is 28 inches to 30 and 7/8 inches. This depth measurement is without the handle and door.
The counter depth bottom has a height ranging from 69 and 3/4 inches to 70 inches. The depth is 23 and 3/4 inches to 24 inches.
French Door Bottom Freezer
This refrigerator size guide will show that the French door bottom freezers are available in three kinds. The free standing French door bottom freezer is 33 inches to 36 inches wide. It is between 28.25 inches to 29.5 inches deep. It is 68 and 5/8 inches to 70 inches high.
The counter depth version is 23 and 3/4 inches to 24 inches deep. Its height is between 69 and 5/8 to 71 inches. These models are usually 35 to 36 inches wide. The third type is the built-in French door. These are 23 to 25 inches deep, 83 to 84 inches high and 42 to 48 inches wide.
Before you buy, always take into account the size of your kitchen or where it is you want to place the refrigerator. Besides the size, also take note of the power consumption. As a rule, the top freezer is the most energy efficient.
This refrigerator size guide can also point out that the side by side units are the least effective when it comes to energy. Those that possess ice dispensers and indoor water compared to those that do not have them.