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The 5 Largest Counter Depth Refrigerator Models of 2021

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Dec 10, 2020 9:30 AM
Jeff Allaire

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A counter-depth refrigerator is typically close to 24 inches deep, the same as the average countertop depth, so they fit in close to the countertops rather than sticking out 5-7 inches. This is a step up from typical refrigerators that can give your kitchen a sleeker, high-end look without springing for a built-in or panel-ready design! We've compiled some of the largest counter depth refrigerator models available today to help large households find the perfect option for their needs. For more information on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide

Our reviews include features, prices, and links to customer reviews to help you discover these new models! We have updated our reviews for 2021 to focus on the largest counter depth models that also have good customer reviews. We've reviewed four French door refrigerators and one side by side refrigerator.

Of course, we always recommend checking out refrigerators in person to see if they feel nice to use and have the features you need!

 

Table of Contents

  1. LG LMWC23626S
  2. Whirlpool WRF954CIHZ
  3. GE Profile PWE23KMKES
  4. Samsung RS22T5201SR*
  5. LG LRFVC2406S

Models marked with a * are side by side models. All others are French door models.

 

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1. LG LMWC23626S - 22.7 cu ft - $2,299

First up on our list of the largest counter depth refrigerator models is this 22.7 cubic foot Energy Star rated French door refrigerator from LG. LG is a JD Power Award winner for highest customer satisfaction with French door refrigerators, so it's definitely worth checking out! The LG LMWC23626S comes in fingerprint resistant PrintProof stainless steel starting at $2,299. 

What makes this model stand out is the dual freezer drawers. Most French door models have a single pull-out freezer drawer with two levels, and it can be hard to access everything and keep it organized. This LG model offers dual freezer drawers instead for convenience. There's an icemaker in the upper freezer. An internal filtered water dispenser in the fresh food section gives this refrigerator a sleek exterior style. 

LG's Smart Cooling technology makes the most out of the linear compressor and dual evaporators to tackle excess humidity and temperature changes. There's also Door Cooling+ to make sure that the fresh food section gets cold air from all angles. Temperature sensors and strategically placed vents make sure that all parts of the refrigerator are as cold as they should be. 

A ten-year parts warranty on the linear compressor, a five-year full warranty on the sealed system, and one year parts and labor on the whole thing will give you peace of mind, so you can sit back and enjoy your huge new counter depth refrigerator! This new model for 2020 is also surprisingly affordable among counter depth French doors, too!

 

Features:

  • Depth including door, w/o handles: 28.625"

  • Energy Star rated - Most Efficient 2020

  • Factory-installed icemaker

  • Internal water dispenser

  • Dual freezer drawers

  • Smart Cooling technology

  • Linear Compressor and Dual Evaporators quickly and efficiently respond to temperature changes

 

Dimensions:

  • Width: 35.75"

  • Depth: 31.25"

  • Height: 69.75"

 

Please note: As of this writing, there are only a few reviews for this model on our website. You can find more elsewhere online.

 

LG LMWC23626S - $2,299

LG LMWC23626S French Door Refrigerator

 

 

2. Whirlpool WRF954CIHZ - 23.8  cu ft - $3,998

Next up on our list of the largest counter depth refrigerator models is another French door model, the Whirlpool WRF954CIHZ, which comes in fingerprint resistant stainless steel at $3,998 as well as black and white at $3,887, and black stainless steel at $4,110. This model comes with a lot of premium features beyond the premium finishes!

The external water dispenser allows you to dispense set amounts of water in ounces, cups, or liters, and you can save two preset amounts for often-filled items like coffee carafes or your daily water bottle. Inside, you'll find a Platter Pocket that's perfect for wide, flat items like casserole dishes and pizza boxes. A full-width deli drawer has temperature adjustable depending on what you're keeping in it. There are door bins placed over the slim in-door ice system to maximize storage space. Whirlpool claims you can store 30% more, thanks to the pantry-inspired layout.

This refrigerator really emphasizes storage flexibility, making it stand out among counter depth refrigerators. Whirlpool claims this model has the most shelf space and gallon door bins in its class.

 

Features:

  • Depth including door, w/o handles: 28.875"

  • In-Door Ice System

  • External ice and water dispenser with Measured Fill

  • Automatic humidity control crispers, Platter Pocket, temperature-adjustable deli drawer

  • LED Lighting

 

Dimensions:

  • Width: 35.8"

  • Depth: 31.5"

  • Height: 71.875"

 

Click here to read over 55 real customer reviews of this product!

 

Whirlpool WRF954CIHZ - $3,998

Whirlpool WRF954CIHZ Refrigerator

 

 

3. GE Profile PWE23KMKES - 23.1 cu ft - $2,829

The GE Profile series offers sleek, modern appliances that look and feel high-end. One of this line's largest counter depth refrigerator offerings is the Energy Star rated GE Profile PWE23KMKES. It's available in fingerprint resistant stainless steel and in GE's unique slate finish at $2,829, and in GE's new black slate finish at $2,929. (Learn more about slate and black slate here!)

TwinChill evaporators target the freezer and refrigerator sections individually to keep moisture levels balanced. The internal water dispenser retains a sleek exterior aesthetic compared to the typical external water dispenser. There's also a full-width deli drawer with customizable temperature settings and splittable adjustable shelves. A factory-installed icemaker in the freezer keeps the ice out of the warmer fresh food section.

The flexible storage options give you powerful organization abilities - check them out in person! The manufacturer warranty includes one-year of full coverage and five years parts and labor on the sealed system. Another similar option is the GE GWE23GMNES, retailing for about $100 less with the same 23.1 cubic foot size.

 

Features:

  • Depth including door, w/o handles: 28.75"

  • Energy Star rated

  • Full-width, electronic temperature-controlled drawer with colored LED lights

  • TwinChill evaporators

  • Internal water dispenser

  • Factory-installed icemaker

 

Dimensions:

  • Width: 35.75"

  • Depth: 31.25"

  • Height: 69.875"

 

Click here to read over 75 real customer reviews of this product!

 

GE Profile PWE23KMKES - $2,829

 GE Profile PWE23KMKES French Door Refrigerator

 

 

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4. Samsung RS22T5201SR - 22 cu ft - $1,499

Next on our list of the largest counter depth refrigerator models is this 22 cubic foot side by side refrigerator from Samsung, the Samsung RS22T5201SR. Although this isn't the absolute largest counter depth side by side, it has better reviews than many of the other options on the market right now. Plus, at such a low price, you're getting a very expensive-looking external design! Pocket handles and a minimalist-style water dispenser make this model look sleek and modern.

It's Wi-Fi connected, so it can do things like send an alert to your phone if the temperature drops to a power outage or an open door. The freezer has an in-door icemaker to maximize shelf space. The freezer shelves are glass rather than wire, and there's also a clear bin at the bottom. The fresh food section has lots of clear door bins, tempered glass shelves, and clear humidity controlled crispers. 

This modern refrigerator is Energy Star rated, so it will save you money over its lifetime compared to a non Energy Star model, too.

 

Features:

  • Depth including door, w/o handles: 28.625"

  • In-door ice with modern water dispenser

  • Clear bins and glass shelves throughout

  • Wifi connected

  • Energy Star rated

 

Dimensions:

  • Width: 35.875"

  • Depth: 28.625"

  • Height: 70.1"

 

Click here to read over 40 real customer reviews of this product!


Samsung RS22T5201SR - $1,499

Samsung RS22T5201SR Refrigerator

 

 

5. LG LRFVC2406S - 23.5 cu ft - $3,999

If you're looking for smart appliances, the LG LRFVC2406S is one of the largest counter depth refrigerator models that's Wi-Fi enabled! It comes in stainless steel at $3,999 or in black stainless steel at $4,199, and has LG's premium InstaView Door-in-Door feature, too!

You'll probably never get tired of this refrigerator's cool trick: knock twice on the righthand door, and the panel goes from tinted to fully transparent so you can see inside. If you tend to browse with the door open, this feature lets you muse without losing cool air! The Door-in-Door aspect involves a compartment within the door where you can place the items you access often, like beverages or snacks, so the rest of the fridge can stay cool. Plus, the special icemaker in the freezer section can make ice spheres that melt more slowly than typical ice cubes and look great in cocktails!

 

Learn more about the LG Craft Ice InstaView Refrigerator in our video!

 

 

The door-in-door is one of our favorite refrigerator innovations that combines saving energy with a ton of convenience! The manufacturer warranty includes full coverage for one year on the entire appliance, five years parts and labor on the sealed system, and a similar warranty on the compressor as well.

Please note: As of this writing, there are only a few reviews for this model on our website. You can find more elsewhere online.

 

Features:

  • Depth including door, w/o handles: 28.25"

  • Energy Star rated - exceeds 2016 energy standards 

  • InstaView Door-in-Door®

  • SmartThinQ® Technology

  • ColdSaver Panel

  • Icemaker makes "craft ice" - round ice balls instead of cubes

 

Dimensions:

  • Width: 35.75"

  • Depth: 30.75"

  • Height: 70.25"

 

LG LRFVC2406S - $3,999

LG LRFVC2406S French Door Refrigerator InstaView Door in Door Craft Ice

 

 

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That sums up our review of the 5 largest counter depth refrigerator options available today! What do you think of these models? Are there any new must-have features that you can't wait to see in person? As you might be able to guess, counter depth side by side refrigerators are less expensive than comparable French door models, so that's something to consider if you want that counter depth style for a lower price.

Leave us a comment below - We'd love to hear from you!

 

Editor's Note: This blog was originally written in July of 2018 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.

Topics: Refrigerators, Counter Depth, Largest Refrigerators

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