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Refrigerators 101

measure your space


Measure the height, width and depth of your new refrigerator.

W: side to side

Add 3 3/4" minimum space to the hinged side and 1/2" to the non-hinged side for door clearance and airflow. Remember side-by-side refrigerators have hinges on both sides. You will need to allow 3 3/4" on each side.

D: back to front

Add 1/2" to back. Allow extra space for water lines if model has an icemaker or water dispenser.

H: top to bottom

Add 1/2" to top.

Cutout Space

Measure the height, width and depth of the refrigerator cutout space in your kitchen.

Entrance & Doorways

Measure the size of the doorways, hallways and other points of entry that you'll need to pass through when you bring in your new refrigerator.

decide what type

  • Bottom-Freezer/
    French Door

    Benefits:This configuration allows for easy storage of bulky or wide items. French Door models in particular combine the benefits of a side-by-side and the bottom-freezer configurations.

    Access:Fresh food is at eye level - a great option if fresh items are used more frequently, and stooping to reach products is difficult.

    Size:Capacities range from 18.5 - 30 cu. ft.

  • Side-by-Side

    Benefits:Vertical storage space creates a wide range of freezer capacity options. Offers larger freezer capacity compared to other configurations. Side-by-side models may offer through-the-door ice and water dispensing.

    Access:The narrower doors make food items easier to access in tight kitchen spaces.

    Size:Capacities average 22 - 30 cu. ft.

  • Top-freezer

    Benefits:This traditional refrigerator type is a great value, and is available with unique features such as flexible beverage dispensers.

    Access:Frozen food is at eye level - a great option if frozen items are purchased more frequently.

    Size:Capacities range from 14.4 - 22 cu. ft.

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Additional Considerations

Evaluate the Features

Ice/Water Dispensers

Ice and water dispensers provide cool, fresh water and ice whenever you need it.

Water Filters

Keep your water fresh and sparkly with a new water filter designed for your fridge.

Upgraded Sound Insulation

Keep your refrigerator running quiet with more sound insulation that dampens buzzing, rattling and other noises.

Stainless Steel

Get a premium look that lasts with a stainless steel finish.

Smudge-free Finishes (Universal Silver)

Keep your refrigerator looking clean.

Choose Your Accessories

Water Filters

Keep your water fresh by changing your refrigerator's water filter every six months.

Cleaners & Deodorizers

Find a range of cleaning products made especially for your appliance.

Important Considerations

Energy Efficiency

Your refrigerator is one of the few appliances in your home that runs all day, but the cost of use is a factor that many people forget to consider. An older or inefficient refrigerator uses more energy, meaning a new refrigerator can actually save you money.

Aging refrigerators work harder and cost more to operate as refrigerants and seals degrade over time. [Source:] Units made before 1999 may not meet current Department of Energy usage guidelines. Some bottom-freezer refrigerators consume less energy than a 60-watt bulb.


Haul away is available for replacement product purchases. Unhook and move the appliance you wish to be hauled away out of its space to an area from which it can be easily removed.

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We offer installation options for major appliances that do not require a gas or water hookup, and are not a built-in unit. Eligible products will display the installation service during checkout.

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Pick a Color and Finish

Most models are available in several colors: black, stainless steel and white.

  • Black
  • Stainless
  • White
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