Refrigerator counter depth french doors: 13 Best Counter-depth Refrigerators of 2023

13 Best Counter-depth Refrigerators of 2023

If you want a seamless, streamlined kitchen, you’ll need a counter-depth fridge. These compact refrigerators typically measure about 30 inches from front to back, sacrificing storage space to give you more floor space.

While these fridges may be smaller than a typical fridge, we hold them to the same standards in testing. We measure temperature consistency, storage space, energy efficiency, and ability to retain humidity. In testing, the Frigidaire Gallery Quattro GRQC2255BF
(available at Best Buy for $2,199.99)

has emerged as the top-performing counter-depth model. In fact, it’s the best refrigerator of any kind we’ve tested to date.

Editor’s Note:

Due to supply chain challenges and soaring demand, there is widespread unavailability of home appliances and long wait times for delivery of backordered products. If you’re a consumer in need of a refrigerator, here are the best places to buy in-stock appliances right now.

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Best Overall

Frigidaire Gallery GRQC2255BF

  • Dimensions: 70.13″ x 36″ x 29.6″ (H x W x D)
  • Measured capacity: 9.34-cubic-foot refrigerator, 4.7-cubic-foot freezer
  • Finishes: Stainless steel
  • Special features: CrispSeal Crispers with Auto Humidity, SpaceWise Organization System, Custom-Flex Temp Zone
  • Dispensers: Through-the-door ice and water dispenser

The Frigidaire Gallery Quattro GRQC2255BF 4-door French-door is the best refrigerator we’ve tested to date, by a healthy margin, and it’s our best counter-depth fridge by an even wider one.

One of the most impressive abilities of this fridge is to keep temperatures within a fraction of a degree of their target, both over time and throughout each of its compartments. Typically there’s a bit of wiggle to any fridge’s temperatures due to defrost cycles or opening the door to grab something. Thanks to its TwinTech cooling system, the GRQC2255BF is able to adapt quickly to any changes to prevent your food’s internal temperature from changing even a single degree Fahrenheit. This is, by far, the best temperature performance we’ve ever recorded.

The Frigidaire Gallery Quattro GRQC2255BF doesn’t stop with near-perfect temperatures. When it comes to extra features, the GRQC2255BF has just about everything you’d expect from a high-end fridge. It has a through-the-door ice and water dispenser, a custom-temp compartment located next to its freezer, humidity-controlled crispers, and some highly-customizable storage throughout.

The GRQC2255BF offers an unbelievable value for its purchase price, both in terms of its raw performance and its overall usability. If you want to buy the best of the best, the Frigidaire Gallery Quattro GRQC2255BF is it.

Read our review of the Frigidaire Gallery Quattro GRQC2255BF.

  • Near-perfect temperatures

  • Custom-temp compartment

  • Tons of great extra features

  • Short warranty

Other Counter-depth Refrigerators We Tested

Bosch B36CD50SNS

  • Dimensions: 69. 5″ x 35.63″ x 31.13″ (H x W x D)
  • Measured usable space: 10.68-cubic-foot refrigerator compartment, 3.82-cubic-foot freezer compartment
  • Style: French-door
  • Finishes: Stainless steel (fingerprint resistant)
  • Dispensers: Through-the-door filtered water and crescent/crushed ice

The Bosch BG36CD50SNS delivers rock-solid temperature control, holding steady at 38°F and varying by less than 1°F in either direction. Its freezer offers even steadier temperature control, never moving by more than a fraction of a degree from its position just below 0°F.
There are plenty of advanced features here, as well. The ice and water dispensers are top-tier. The ice dispenser can churn out about 12 pounds of ice every day, and the water dispenser can remember the size of your most-used vessels and fill them up, hands-free. There are also wi-fi smart fridge features, including push notifications if your door is open.

The design is incredible, as well: It’s carefully built to use a minimum of space, from hidden hinges and feet to a door that’s designed to sit flush with your cabinetry.

It isn’t perfect. We’d like to see some spill-capture on the shelves, and the drawers aren’t as sturdy as they could be considering the care put into the rest of the design. We also have some complaints about freezer space, compared to the average French door fridge. Still, the Bosch BG36CD50SNS has a lot going for it, and would make a great addition to any space-conscious kitchen.

Read our review of the Bosch BG36CD50SNS.

Frigidaire Galllery GRMC2273CF

  • Dimensions: 70.19″ x 35.9″ x 29.5″ (H x W x D)
  • Measured usable space: 11.6-cubic-foot refrigerator, 3.6-cubic-foot freezer
  • Style: French-door
  • Dispensers: Through-the-door ice and filtered water dispenser
  • Finishes: Black stainless steel, stainless steel

If you’ve been looking at counter-depth French-door models but haven’t been thrilled with their low overall storage, the Frigidaire Gallery GRMC2273CF may be the pick for you.

While the GRMC2273CF does feature a counter-depth design (which is less deep than full-size builds, resulting in fewer cubic feet of storage), it manages to use the space it does have incredibly well, with more fridge storage space than even some full-size models.

The GRMC2273CF also provides some excellent customization features to make sure that space conforms to your specific needs. It has sliding door bins and folding shelves that can move to make way for taller objects stored underneath, a storage area at kid-height called the Snack Zone, and a custom-temperature drawer that can be set anywhere from freezing to 45°F for chilling wine.

The GRMC2273CF excels in most other areas as well. Modern Frigidaire fridges are using a new air circulation technology, the TwinTech cooling system, which keeps temperatures consistent throughout its compartments as well as over time.

Bosch B36CT80SNS

  • Dimensions: 72” x 36” x 27.81” (H x W x D)
  • Measured usable space: 13. 6 cubic feet in fridge, 2.5 cubic feet in freezer
  • Style: French-door
  • Dispensers: Internal water and ice
  • Finishes: Stainless steel, black stainless steel

The Bosch’s 800 Series B36CT80SNS passed all of our temperature tests with room to spare, maintaining cold, even temperatures in both the fridge and freezer. We also like its smart fridge capabilities via Home Connect, crispers with customizable temperatures, and a refrigerator compartment with tons of storage.

The only downside? Its freezer, though well-organized, is small—almost half as big as you’d typically see on a French-door.

Read our review of the Bosch’s 800 Series B36CT80SNS.

  • Small freezer

Samsung RF28R7351SG

  • Dimensions: 70″ x 35.75″ x 36.5″ (H x W x D).
  • Measured usable space: 10. 3 cu. ft. fridge, 4.99 cu. ft. freezer.
  • Style: French-door
  • Dispensers: Through-the-door water and cubed/crushed ice dispenser.
  • Finishes: Stainless steel, black stainless, and Tuscan stainless

While not as feature-rich as some of Samsung’s more elaborate models, the RF28R7351SG offers a strong selection of the brand’s tech and aesthetic, while offering better temperature performance than some of the higher-end models.

Between the french-door fridge and the bottom freezer drawer is a flexible cold drawer with its own temperature settings.The door-in-door “Food Showcase” makes it easy to grab favorite items without letting cold air out. Bright LED lights illuminate the entire interior.

There are a few downsides. The crisper humidity is low, and our measured usable capacity is a fair bit below the marketing claims.But between the great performance, sleek aesthetic, and powerful tech, the Samsung RF28R7351SG is a great pick.

Read our review of the Samsung RF28R7351SG.

Hisense HRB171N6ASE

  • Dimensions: 69.1” x 31.1” x 29.1” (H x W x D)
  • Measured usable space: 8.75 cubic feet in fridge, 2.87 cubic feet in freezer
  • Style: Bottom freezer
  • Dispensers: None
  • Finishes: White, black metallic steel, stainless steel

The Hisense HRB171N6ASE is a high-value, low-cost bottom freezer refrigerator. It has remarkable temperature consistency for its price range and has notable energy efficiency, even compared to other counter-depth models.

However, it isn’t without issues. We recommend making sure it’s properly calibrated out of the box: the unit we received ran a bit too warm. Additionally, there is only one crisper drawer, so those who store lots of fruits and vegetables might find better options elsewhere.

Still, this refrigerator offers impressive performance for its purchase price. If you’re looking to pick up a counter-depth fridge on a budget, the HRB171N6ASE is a solid bet.

Read our review of the Hisense HRB171N6ASE.

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KitchenAid KRFC704FBS

  • Dimensions: 71.88” x 35.81” x 31.5” (H x W x D)
  • Measured usable space: 11.42 cubic feet in fridge, 3.83 cubic feet in freezer
  • Style: French-door
  • Dispensers: Through-door water/ice dispenser
  • Finishes: Stainless steel, Black stainless steel

This KitchenAid is one of the most unique fridges we tested. In addition to low, stable temperatures it delivers an exquisitely unique look, featuring a natural-looking wood-style trim in its platinum interior.

It includes a water/ice dispenser with modern automation features, but it also has some more unique features. A sealed gasket preserves the butter drawer, and the shelving retracts towards the back of the fridge to make room for tall items below, as needed. There’s also a fairly generous warranty.

Its push to maximize space means that some of the shelves and drawers aren’t as sturdy as we’d like. But a host of clever engineering touches makes this fridge an incredible option.

Read our review of the KitchenAid KRFC704FBSPS.

  • Maintains consistent temperatures

  • Interior wood finish

  • Through-door dispensers

Hisense HRM145N6AVD

  • Dimensions: 70.3” x 27.3” x 27.7” (H x W x D)
  • Measured usable space: 7.30-cubic-foot refrigerator, 2.78-cubic-foot freezer
  • Style: French-door
  • Finishes: Stainless steel
  • Dispensers: None

This minimalist fridge from Hisense delivers exceptional temperature performance and a couple of extra drawers for organization, and not much more. A middle drawer provides extra space, but not flexibility: its temperature is tied to the freezer temp.

Overall, this fridge has limited capacity and next to no special features, but it’s reliable and the price is right for a great budget option.

Read our review of the Hisense HRM145N6AVD.

  • Low overall storage

  • No dispensers

Samsung Bespoke RF23A9675AP

  • Dimensions: 73” x 35.875” x 28.75” (H x W x D)
  • Measured usable space: 9.43-cubic-foot fridge, 5.05-cubic-foot freezer
  • Style: French-door
  • Finishes: Custom selection (glass, steel)
  • Dispensers: Internal cold water dispenser, separate internal ice maker

This stylish Samsung offers the incredible array of aesthetic options that the Bespoke line is known for. It’s also loaded with high-tech features, including a door-in-door beverage center, a powerful deodorizing filter, wi-fi smart features, and a “flex” compartment that can be used for refrigeration or for freezing.

Unfortunately, it struggles to do the one thing a fridge needs to do: Keep food cold. Our test model averaged a temperature of 39.89°F, perilously close to the “danger zone” for bacterial growth of 40°F. At times it went as high as 43°F. You’ll either want to calibrate the fridge lower, or make sure you carefully observe your expiration dates.

Even with lower temperature calibration, you still get wide swings in temperature, which isn’t great for the fridge but is extra bad in the freezer, where it can lead to freezer burn.

All in all, this Samsung has some cool features, but the brand offers less-expensive models that deliver better performance where it counts.

Read our review of the Samsung RF23A9675AP.

  • Sleek and modern look

  • Incredible attention to detail

  • Flexible compartment that can be fridge or freezer

Electrolux ERMC2295AS

Dimensions: 70” x 35. 88” x 29.13” (H x W x D)
Measured usable space: 9.70-cubic-foot refrigerator, 4.71-cubic-foot freezer
Style: French-door
Finishes: Stainless steel
Dispensers: Through-the-door ice and water

The Electrolux ERMC2295AS is a good-looking, high end fridge with some thoughtful extras. The water dispenser is large enough to accommodate water bottles. The doors are asymmetrical so that you can open a smaller door for frequently-used items. The flex drawer has five settings, ranging from “freezer” to “white wine”.

There are also some serious drawbacks, though. It offers less storage space than comparable units. The freezer has wide temperature shifts that can cause freezer burn. The big drawback, however, is the price, which is around $1,000 more than competitors that perform as well or better.

If you’ve got the money and love the look, this could be a great fridge. But better options are out there.

Read our review of the Electrolux ERMC2295AS.

Haier HA10TG21SS

  • Dimensions: 59. 5″ x 23.4″ x 25.3″ (H x W x D)
  • Measured usable space: 5.97-cubic-foot refrigerator, 2.09-cubic-foot freezer
  • Style: Top-freezer
  • Dispensers: none
  • Finish: Black, white, stainless steel

A lack of special features pushed this Haier fridge down the ranking, but don’t be fooled: It’s a powerhouse for the price, and about as great an entry-level fridge as you could hope for.

Temperatures averaged 36.77°F, straying by about 3°F. There are more consistent fridges, but this keeps you solidly within the safe zone. It features spill guards on all sides of the repositionable shelves.

There are some downsides. As a budget counter-depth fridge, the storage space is very limited and it’s light on features. The freezer temperature needs to be calibrated, because it runs warm. It also fluctuates by about 4°F, risking freezer burn.

All in all, this is a solidly reliable fridge at a fraction of the price of other models. It has its frustrations, but it delivers on what matters.

Read our review of the Haier HA10TG21SS.

  • Counter-depth

  • Steady temperatures

  • Great value

  • No extra features

  • Lower capacity


  • Dimensions: 70.3 x 35.8 x 30.8 inches
  • Measured usable space: 8.52 cubic-foot fridge, 4.03 cubic-foot freezer
  • Style: French-door
  • Dispensers: Exterior water and ice
  • Finish: Stainless steel, black stainless steel

The LG LRFDC2406S has only solidified our obsession with LG Craft’s spherical ice.

From a more practical standpoint, the LRFDC2406S actually outperforms its more feature-rich, expensive, sibling, the LRMVS3006S. Its temperatures are spot on and barely waver. It also has a ton of options for customizing its storage space, including additional bins.

The arrival of new technology always comes with an increase in cost, and the LRFDC2406S is no exception. Most of its price point goes into the spherical ice maker. It’s a lot of fun to have, but if you don’t want that feature, you should probably look elsewhere.

Read our review of the LG LRFDC2406S.


  • Dimensions: 67.69 x 27.56 x 26.38 inches
  • Measured usable space: 7.01 cubic-foot fridge, 3.13 cubic-foot freezer
  • Style: Top-freezer
  • Dispensers: Internal ice maker
  • Finish: Stainless steel

The Beko BFTF2716SSIM combines a great look with solid performance in a compact package. This top-freezer has few frills, just an internal ice maker, some nice spill-capture glass shelves, and interesting crisper tech that could extend the shelf life of your leafy greens and other fresh food.

Beyond that, this is a basic fridge with some seriously stable temperatures. You will need to calibrate its freezer before use, but considering what this fridge offers for its price, that’s a small sacrifice to make for such steady cooling.

This fridge is on the smaller side, even compared to other counter-depths, so it’s a great buy for smaller homes. Of course, the downside of its smaller footprint is lower storage capacity. We’d recommend this one for anyone living on their own, or with maybe one other person.

Read our review of the Beko BFTF2716SSIM.

How We Test Counter-depth Refrigerators

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Weighing the floral foam ball lets us measure how much water it was able to retain after a while in the fridge’s crisper, allowing us to figure out the rate at which humidity escapes.

There are many, many considerations that come into play when testing refrigerators in the Reviewed lab. For complete run down of the process, you can read our refrigerator lab testing procedures. But, in general, we examine temperature, humidity loss, useable space and energy efficiency from a science-based perspective.

Inside the fridge lab, we maintain a strictly standardized environment — to ensure that each fridge operates under the same conditions. Refrigerators pull in air and cool it down to preserve food and prevent bacterial growth. Extreme temperatures outside of the fridge can affect its operation.

We keep the lab temperature to 72°F +/- 5°F (basically, room temperature), with relative humidity of 50% RH +/- 15% RH. We also pack the fridge with water-filled containers, because fridges operate better when there’s less empty space. Then, we spend a week testing and measuring the fridge’s temperature, humidity loss, freezing time, usable space, and energy use.

What To Look For In A Counter-depth Refrigerator


Making an appliance smaller than standard often means squeezing its technology into ever-smaller spaces. That’s why counter-depth refrigerators often cost more than standard-depth fridges. Higher-end models are definitely more expensive than full-sized fridges, but you can find basic, budget-friendly counter-depth fridges that provide good performance.


While they’re great for smaller kitchens or seamless aesthetics, you’ll want to make sure that you have enough room in your fridge. You typically lose about 6 inches of depth, so you may want to seek out a fridge that maximizes space in other ways.

In general, a counter-depth fridge should be fine for one or two people. If you have a larger household, you may want to go with a full-size unit.


There are plenty of feature-rich counter-depth fridge models. However, adding features eats into your storage space, and drives up the price. If you need the extras and all the refrigerator and freezer space you can get, you may want to consider a full-size fridge.

What You Should Know Before Buying A Counter-depth Refrigerator

What Is A Counter-depth Fridge?

The term “counter-depth” means your fridge is designed to not stick too far past the edge of your cabinetry.

“Counter-depth” isn’t a standardized term, but for example: A full-size refrigerator is typically about 30 inches deep, not counting doors and handles. If you have cabinets surrounding a standard-depth fridge, it will probably stick out by up to 6 inches.

For most people, that’s fine! But depending on your aesthetic sense (or your space restrictions), it could be an issue. That’s when you should consider a counter-depth fridge.

(Also, the smaller overall size often means better efficiency—compare a counter-depth’s Energy Star rating to its standard depth refrigerator counterpart.)

They do come with downsides, however. You often pay more for the counter-depth version of a fridge, despite getting less storage space.

How Deep Is A Counter-depth Refrigerator?

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Before you buy a new fridge, there’s a few things you should know.

A counter-depth fridge is typically around 24 inches in depth. The door and handles typically stick out further, depending on the fridge’s design. Standard refrigerators can be in excess of 30 inches in depth.

The best way to ensure your fridge fits your space is to measure your home’s fridge enclosure or cabinetry, and aim to get a fridge that’s about that deep.

Can You Get a Counter-depth Fridge That Fits Flush With Cabinetry?

No typical counter-depth fridge with standard doors will fit perfectly flush with your cabinetry. They need space around their hinges so they can open properly, and so they’ll always extend past your cabinetry at least a little bit.

There may be a few options out there. There are a few specially-engineered, low-profile designs. You may also look into column fridges or other custom-made models, but that will involve specialized retailers and premium prices.

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Top Features

TriSensor™ Electronic Climate Control

Features sensors in the fresh food and freezer compartments and an external ambient room temperature sensor that provides exceptional, consistent climate control.

Glide-out Freezer Drawer with SmoothClose™ Drawer Track System

The sturdy drawer design offers convenient access to frozen food with precision ball bearings that provide effortless opening and closing – even when fully loaded, ensuring smooth operation every time.

Adjustable Humidity-Controlled Crisper Drawers

Help maintain crispness of fruits and vegetables and allow adjustment of humidity levels, depending on the ingredients.

Temperature-controlled Gourmet Bay™ drawer with self-opening lid

A specialty, full-width storage drawer with an adjustable temperature control provides optimal temperatures for meats and cheeses.

Additional Features

Produce Preserver

Delays over-ripening by absorbing ethylene gas produced by ripening fruits and vegetables.

Internal Water Dispenser

The internal water dispenser creates convenient access to fresh, filtered water while maintaining the exterior’s sleek look.

Automatic Ice Maker with Storage Bin

Enjoy a steady supply of fresh, filtered ice, conveniently stowed in an easily accessible storage bin.

LED Interior Lighting

Soft, LED lighting illuminates the spacious interior, enhancing the appearance of food with a more natural light.

Adjustable Glass Shelves with Spill Shield Technology

Glass shelves can be adjusted up or down, and contain innovative technology that helps contain spilled liquids without raised edges.

Automatic Adaptive Defrost

Removes frost build-up to keep the refrigerator operating at peak efficiency.

Max Cold option

Max Cold keeps internal temperatures extra cold for 12 hours while loading groceries, during heavy usage or with temporarily warm room temperatures, to protect foods.

This Jenn-Air® freestanding counter depth French door refrigerator offers a sleek, integrated look with an internal water dispenser. The 72-inch height provides three extra inches that fill the gap 69-inch refrigerators leave below standard cabinets. An electronic climate control system helps maintain an ideal environment for keeping ingredients fresh.

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