Best 30-Inch-Wide Refrigerators

Need a narrow fridge? Here are CR's picks for the best options

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In America’s kitchens, refrigerators that are 3 feet wide (or wider) and typically configured with French doors tend to rule. That means if you’re in the market for a new 30-inch-wide refrigerator, you may find your options limited. Just a fraction of the more than 200 refrigerators that Consumer Reports has tested are that size. To help you zero in on a great but slimmer addition to your kitchen, we’ve assembled our top picks of 30-inch-wide models across refrigerator categories.

There are a couple of caveats, though. “With the exception of built-in models, you’re unlikely to find a 30-inch-wide fridge that’s counter-depth,” says Larry Ciufo, Consumer Reports’ test engineer for refrigerators. “You’ll need to be okay with a fridge that sticks out from your kitchen cabinets.” Fridges that are 30 inches wide tend to be at least 30 inches deep. What’s more, slim fridges tend to lack many of the features that we track, like a water dispenser or adjustable or spillproof shelves.

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To judge performance, we outfit each refrigerator with thermocouples in a climate-controlled chamber and monitor it for a month, collecting more than 5.4 million temperature readings that identify warm and cold spots to determine which models will keep your food fresh longer. We also factor in survey data from thousands of CR members to judge brand reliability and satisfaction. All of that data—and then some—informs CR’s refrigerator ratings and each model’s Overall Score.

CR members can read on for our ratings and reviews of 10 of the best 30-inch-wide refrigerators from our rankings, with selections from every category except side-by-sides. (We haven’t tested any narrow side-by-side models.) Amana, Blomberg, GE, Ikea, Insignia, LG, and Samsung make appearances. Most of the models here have a stainless steel finish and a built-in or optional icemaker.

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Daniel Wroclawski

I'm obsessed with smart home tech and channel my obsession into new stories for Consumer Reports. When I'm not writing about products, I spend time either outside hiking and skiing or up in the air in small airplanes. For my latest obsessions, follow me on Facebook and Twitter (@danwroc).