Summit Appliance is a specialty brand carrying over 600 models of specialty refrigerators, freezers, and cooking appliances. They claim to have the industry's largest collection of built-in and ADA compliant models, and offer refrigerators and other appliances in unique, hard-to-find footprints and designs. If you're looking for a refrigerator for a small space, such as an apartment or condo, you should definitely consider Summit refrigerators. For more info on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide!
In our Summit refrigerator reviews, we'll go over two top freezer and two bottom freezer refrigerator styles, most of which are counter depth and all of which are no wider than 28 inches. They are numbered for your convenience but are listed in no particular order. Let's dig in, starting with the top freezer models!
1. Summit FF1427SS Counter Depth Top Freezer Refrigerator - 12.9 cu. ft.
First up in our Summit refrigerator reviews is the Summit FF1427SS, priced starting at $779. Featuring reversible stainless steel doors and a black cabinet, this counter depth top freezer refrigerator offers a unique 26 inch footprint while packing nearly 13 cubic feet of capacity.
Door storage is available in both the freezer and refrigerator doors, and adjustable spill-proof glass shelves look great and make it easy to keep track of your food items. A full-width crisper drawer at the bottom of the refrigerator cavity keeps your fruits and vegetables fresh. The adjustable dial thermostat is centrally located inside for easy temperature management. Frost-free defrost keeps maintenance needs to a minimum.
If you want a refrigerator with an icemaker, check out the Summit FF1423SSLHIM. This model has a fixed left hand door swing.
2. Summit FF1511SS Counter Depth Top Freezer Refrigerator, Energy Star Rated - 12.6 cu. ft.
If you're looking for an Energy Star rated top freezer refrigerator with a sleek exterior design, the Summit FF1511SS might be a better choice for you, pricing at $1,065. This model received recognition as the Most Efficient of Energy Star 2016 and has reversible stainless steel doors with a platinum cabinet. It also features designer brushed steel bar handles rather than the pocket handles of the previous model in our Summit refrigerator reviews.
The interior is similar to the previous model, with a full-width fruit and vegetable crisper and adjustable spill-proof glass shelves. The temperature controls are digital in this model, and you can control the refrigerator and freezer temperatures from a single control panel. LED lighting is bright and energy-efficient. The back side of the refrigerator is sealed so you don't have to worry about dust building up on the condenser coils.
The Summit FF1512SSIM at $1,269 is the same model but with an icemaker.
3. Summit FFBF192SS Slim Fit Counter Depth Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - 12.5 cu. ft.
For an ultra slim fit design solution, the counter depth Summit FFBF192SS at $1,349 is a one-of-a-kind bottom freezer refrigerator with an ultra-narrow width of 23.63 inches. This Energy Star rated model comes with factory reversible doors and professional-looking handles. This model comes with some more advanced premium features than the previous model and is a real beanpole of a refrigerator at 79 inches tall!
The freezer section features three clear pull-out drawers and an integrated slide-out ice cube tray, so you don't have to worry about losing an ice cube tray under piles of other frozen items. The refrigerator section includes three spill-proof glass shelves, four door racks, a full-width crisper drawer, and slide-out storage drawer designed for keeping meats and other items chilled at a slightly lower temperature than the rest of the refrigerator.
A sleek exterior digital control panel adds to the premium feel and includes options for Super Cool and Super Freeze to boost cooling in either section of the appliance quickly. This comes in handy when you've had to open the doors a lot to load in groceries.
4. Summit FFBF286SS Counter Depth Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - 16.8 cu. ft.
Last but not least in our Summit refrigerator reviews is the Summit FFBF286SS, a counter depth bottom freezer refrigerator priced staring at $1,525. At 16.8 cubic feet, it offers a solid capacity while maintaining a small footprint. This Energy Star rated model has pro-styled handles, reversible doors, and a variable speed compressor for quieter operation.
The freezer section features three clear drawers. The refrigerator section has adjustable door storage and spill-proof glass shelves, a full-width crisper drawer and a steel wine shelf that can hold several bottles safely in place. The digital temperature controls make it easy to manage your refrigerator and freezer from one place, and LED lighting is both bright and energy efficient. Other helpful features include a door alarm.
For the same model with a factory-installed icemaker, check out Model FFBF287SSIM, priced starting at $1,765.
This is a sampling of the Summit refrigerators currently available - click here to explore all of Summit's refrigerator products! They offer a wide range of options in addition to the residential refrigerators we reviewed that are perfect for condos, apartments, and more. You can find refrigerators with no freezers in a variety of built-in configurations and many more counter depth and ADA compliant models.
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Editor's Note: This blog was originally written in January of 2019 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.