What’s the difference between a built-in vs counterdepth refrigerator?
While both built-in and counterdepth refrigerators are more shallow in depth to sit nearly flush with cabinets and countertops, the main difference is again the installation style. Built-in refrigerators are secured to a wall within your cabinets for a more permanent installation, while counterdepth models can be installed as a freestanding refrigerator.
Another difference between built-in and counterdepth fridges is that built-in refrigerators can come in wider sizes. This extra width adds capacity to your refrigerator, allowing for ample space for your favorite snacks and fresh ingredients so they don’t get lost in the back of the fridge.