The Best Counter-Depth Refrigerators for 2021

In this video, you will learn which counter depth refrigerators are available in various sizes like 28, 33, and 36-inch widths that you can buy now. You will also see reliability based on real service numbers.

You may not see the technology like in years past with tablets and internet portals, but the focus will be on availability as well as features, so you wont have to wait for your new refrigerator.

90% of the counter depths sold are 36 inch, so it seems like a good time in the video to discuss it. We calculated our reliability based on how many counter depth refrigerators were sold compared to how many were serviced by brand for a 1-year period.

With 33 techs in the field, we logged 37,061 service calls from December 2019 to November 2020.

The top 5 are GE at 12.1%, this does not include Café or Profile, Bosch surprisingly with all that tech is second at 16.9, Fisher Paykel is 3rd at 17.3%. Its more basic products.

Beko is 4th at 18.6% and Samsung is 5th at 20.9 and KitchenAid is close behind at 21.6% At a 21.1% service rate, you will likely need service within five years even if the issues are mostly icemaker related.

Always inquire about service before you buy your new counter depth refrigerator.


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0:00 Intro
1:01 36-inch Refrigerators
5:47 Panel-Ready Counter-Depth Refrigerators
6:20 Reliability
7:24 33-inch Refrigerators
8:24 28-inch Refrigerators
8:55 Summary


  1. S S on March 26, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Is it possible to still order a standard full size fridge, basically a ‘non-counter depth’?

  2. Crown Lejoy on March 26, 2021 at 12:11 am

    The service rate for GE doesn’t include profile or GE? Does that mean other models are just as good or better than profile?

  3. KingsDaughter1 on March 26, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Ordered a kitchen aide in August. Reno will be completed in 10 days….no fridge…no eta😏

  4. enchantedapril52 on March 26, 2021 at 12:15 am

    I am doing a total kitchen remodel and ordered the Bosch double door + drawer+ freezer on the bottom counter depth 36"W fridge. I also ordered the Bosch induction cooktop and a Bosch wall oven with a side opening door. I was trying to make my kitchen as ADA-friendly as possible as I age.

  5. Clemuns on March 26, 2021 at 12:17 am

    This was a nice/concise video. I’m about to migrate from a 5 year old Samsung refrigerator to a brand that won’t require multiple service calls and forever have a leaky ice maker. The ice maker has been replaced by a technician twice (once with the latest/greatest Samsung revision). If you’re considering a Samsung refrigerator, search Youtube for "Samsung Icemaker" and see what you get.

  6. Yuxiu Jiang on March 26, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Helpful thank you

  7. Zach Fischer on March 26, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Appreciate your channel!

  8. Carla Brignac on March 26, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Where can I find information on a 36” width standard refrigerator preferably on GE and BOSH-
    Thank you

  9. brandybeckydoc on March 26, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Very nice video, it’s the most informant video I have seen .

  10. Jeff Hinkle on March 26, 2021 at 12:38 am

    Can any of them be purchased in the near future?

  11. kennieken100 on March 26, 2021 at 12:45 am

    Thanks for a clear and concise video!

  12. Scot Matheson on March 26, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Only one 28 inch refrigerator? What about LG

  13. Melanie M on March 26, 2021 at 12:46 am

    You’re so good! Great video

  14. rebecca kargbo on March 26, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Nice refrigerators

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