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Counter depth refrigerators are built thinner than most, so they fit in better with your kitchen cabinets.
Counter depth refrigerators are built thinner than most, so they fit in better with your kitchen cabinets. Standard refrigerators are usually between 30 and 36 inches deep, which is deeper than most kitchen cabinets, which are usually between 24 and 25 inches deep. So, if you were to put a standard refrigerator next to a kitchen cabinet, it would stick out and ruin the design of your kitchen. Counter depth refrigerators are thinner, so they fit better in with the design of your cabinets. You should not assume that a refrigerator will fit just because it is a counter depth model, though: it always pays to measure the space you have and the depth of your cabinets to make sure that the refrigerator will fit into your kitchen.