If you live in an apartment, you know how much every square foot counts. That’s why the best small space refrigerators fit in full-sized features and maximize flexibility to help keep food visible and organized. This article will help you find the answers to your apartment refrigerator questions:


What is an apartment refrigerator?
What should I consider when shopping?
Where else can I use a small space refrigerator?

Small space refrigerators are usually about 24 inches wide

What is an apartment refrigerator?

Designed to fit into small kitchens, 24" (60.96 cm) wide apartment refrigerators are slimmer than a 30–36" (76.2-91.44 cm) wide standard refrigerator, but are usually in the same 60–75" (152.4-190.5 cm) height range. This means that apartment fridges have more storage than a dorm or mini refrigerator, with interiors similar to a full-size fridge. To see if a small space refrigerator works for you, learn what to consider when measuring to fit a refrigerator.

What should I consider when shopping?

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Space Efficiency
Look for exterior features that help you easily navigate a small kitchen, like reversible doors and counter-depth models. On the inside, shelves that slide back to make room for tall items help you use the same space for different purposes.

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Useful Features
It can be difficult to find a fully-featured apartment fridge. Whirlpool® small space refrigerators don’t sacrifice features like Fast Cool, an ice maker with the Fast Ice option and electronic temperature controls.

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Make the most of every inch with flexible storage, like hanging storage for cans, ways to instantly add shelf space, and bins that slide up and down. You can also free up shelf space by storing bulky items like milk in a gallon door bin.

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Style and Layout
Whirlpool® small space refrigerators are available in top-freezer and bottom-freezer styles. Our bottom-freezer models have a large freezer door that swings outward with multiple drawers inside to help you fit and find items as large as a turkey. Learn more about choosing a refrigerator style and layout.

Where else can I use a small space refrigerator?

Apartment refrigerators aren’t just for city apartments. If you have a condo, mother-in-law suite, vacation rental, tiny home, accessory dwelling unit (ADU) or entertainment space, a smaller refrigerator might be right for you. 

Find a fridge for your apartment

Ready to shop? Check out the Whirlpool® 24" Wide Bottom Freezer Refrigerator and other small space refrigerators.

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