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Latest Trends: Under Counter Refrigerator

Updated on March 31, 2010

Overview of under counter refrigerators

Your refrigerator is probably the most used appliance in your home. Think about it – it’s in use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s always on duty, storing your food safely and keeping your beverages chilled. Unfortunately, these large appliances take up a lot of space and are often in the way. Thanks to new technology, however, it doesn’t have to be this way. A brand new under counter refrigerator is a great way to get cooling space in an unobtrusive manner.

Why an under counter refrigerator?

Under counter refrigerators fit snugly under your countertop. The door-type under counter fridges are like smaller versions of typical refrigerators, with glass shelves in the box and storage space in the door. This type of under the counter refrigerator usually comes in widths of 15, 20, and 24 inches.

Another type of under counter fridge that’s enjoying popularity is the under counter drawer refrigerator. This might include one drawer or two drawers that slide out, making refrigerated items super accessible, even for small children. Most under counter refrigerator drawers come in either a 24-inch or a 27-inch size. With the two-drawer unit, each drawer can be kept at a different temperature to suit your specific needs.

An exciting form of the under the counter appliances is the under counter wine refrigerator. These are specifically designed to keep your favorite bottles of vino at the perfect temperature for storing and serving.

These refrigerators can fit perfectly into any design, even if you have only a limited amount of space. If you’re already using a larger standard refrigerator for the bulk of your food storage, the under counter refrigerators can supply additional refrigeration and are especially useful as part of your meal-prep areas and at times when you have guests.

Under counter refrigerator freezer

Another option is the under counter refrigerator freezer. These units provide cooling space and freezer space. An undercounter refrigerator freezer makes a great addition to any kitchen. Kids will have easy access to snacks and beverages from the fridge, as well as frozen treats from the freezer.

Styles and finishes available

Under counter refrigerators and under counter refrigerator freezers come in several styles and finishes. Stainless steel is popular, and other colors, including some new ones like claret and blue, are also available. Some models come with chic clear glass doors, too. If you have a fully integrated kitchen, you can have the drawer fronts or door fronts of your under counter fridge custom designed to perfectly match your existing cabinetry, virtually hiding the appliances.

The versatility of an under the counter refrigerator

An under the counter refrigerator can be placed in practically any room in the house – not just in the kitchen. They can become unobtrusive additions to in-home bars, family rooms, basements, master bedrooms, or master baths. Any room with a counter or cabinet can house an under counter refrigerator or an under counter refrigerator freezer with ease, and you and the rest of your family will love the added convenience these appliances offer!

Under Counter refrigerator drawers are very functional!
Under Counter refrigerator drawers are very functional!


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      7 years ago

      Any clue where to purchase these?

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      Holle Abee 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Sandy!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Audrey, I swear Bob and JOhnny are twins who were separated at birth!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thank you for this interesting information. Cool for a small area.

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

      OMG - what will they think of next - but that is SO cool! Except I have a feeling that I would really have a problem finding Bob wandering around the kitchen going 'where the hell is the refrigerator?' and then him trying to stick a milk carton in the dishwasher or something! Great information and he will not believe this!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Pamela, I asked hubby why HE didn't invent this years ago! lol

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Habee, i love the way it doesn't look like a refrigerator at all. Good hub

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Ethel, I really like the refrigerator drawers - no more standing on your head looking for stuff at the back! lol

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for stopping by, HH!

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Veronica, I like the way you think! I hadn't thought of that.

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      Ethel Smith 

      9 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      These look useful

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      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      They are a good invention and thank you for a great hub

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      Veronica Allen 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      I love the fact that these refrigerators can be placed in any room in the home. What a neat way to hide all those great goodies from the kids! :)


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