1. Measure your space

Cutout Space

Make sure your refrigerator can fit with your cabinets. 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 in your home to ensure your new refrigerator will be able to pass through.


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, so you will need to allow 3-3/4" on each side.

D: back to front

Add 1/2" of space in the back to allow extra room for water lines if model has an icemaker or water dispenser.

H: top to bottom

Add 1/2" to the top of the refrigerator.

2. What’s your style?

Side-By-Side Refrigerators


  • Benefits: Vertical storage space creates a wide range of freezer capacity options.
  • Access: The narrower doors make food items easier to access in tight kitchen spaces.
  • Size: Capacities range from 22 - 25 cu. ft.
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Bottom-Freezer Refrigerators


  • Benefits: This configuration allows for easy storage of bulky or wide items.
  • 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 - 25 cu. ft.
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Top-Freezer Refrigerators


  • Benefits: Traditional style at a great value, with unique features like 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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3. what features do you want?

Evaluate The Features

Ice/Water Dispensers

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

Spillsaver™ Glass Shelves

These shelves contain spills, stopping them from dripping onto the shelf below and preventing big messes.

Versatile Storage Options

Drawers, shelves and bins throughout the refrigerator and door provide versatile storage options for whatever you bring home from the store.

Pick a color and finish

Most models are available in several colors: Stainless Steel, Black and White.


Water Filters

Changing your refrigerator’s water filter every six months keeps your water fresh.

cleaners & deodorizers

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

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4. 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.* 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.

*Source: http://energystar.gov