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If your kitchen cabinetry doesn’t have the standard 36-inch-wide slot for a refrigerator, it can be tough to find a fridge that fits. For instance, our research shows that plenty of people are interested in 33-inch fridges, but according to market analysis firm Gap Intelligence, only 11 percent of refrigerators on the market come in that width. If you're in the market for a fridge this size, don't worry: We have a list of the best 33-inch-wide refrigerators from our ratings.

One positive with a 33-inch-wide refrigerator is that you can find models that won't stick out from your cabinets, unlike with some narrower models. “You can find counter-depth models in this width, which can make a big difference in tight kitchen layouts,” says Joseph Pacella, who oversees CR’s exhaustive refrigerator tests.


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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 charts and each model's Overall Score.

CR members can read on for ratings and reviews of the eight best 33-inch refrigerators from our rankings, which are now organized by width to help you find the right size fridge for your kitchen. The list includes a top pick and a runner-up for each configuration—top-freezer, bottom-freezer, side-by-side, and French-door—from brands such as GE, Kenmore, LG, and Samsung. (CR hasn’t tested any 33-inch built-ins.) All our picks come in a stainless steel finish. For more 33-inch models, see our refrigerator ratings.

Best 33-Inch Top-Freezers

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Best 33-Inch Bottom-Freezers

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Best 33-Inch Side-by-Sides

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Best 33-Inch French-Doors

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