Search for Refrigerators by Dimension:
Measuring for a Refrigerator
When searching for a refrigerator that will fit into a given enclosure space, it's important to remember that not only do the dimensions of the fridge matter, but also the need for clearance. Often the manufacturers of refrigerators will have recommended clearances posted on their websites, but this information is usually hidden away in some PDF that no one ever sees.
This makes finding a fridge that will fit into custom cabinets or next to extended walls much more difficult than it should be. Here you can search through many different manufacturer's refrigerator models to find those which will fit perfectly in such spaces.
How to Use the Dimension Search
To use this calculator, simply input the actual dimensions of the space you will be putting the refrigerator in. Then set the amount of tolerance for each dimension. The result will be refrigerators that will fit into that space while leaving at least as much clearance as the manufacturer recommends, but not more clearance than the recommended clearance plus the tolerance.
What is the Refrigerator Dimension Tolerance?
What we mean by "tolerance" is how much extra room you are willing to leave in that dimension. If you choose 2 inches for width for example, it will show you fridges where the minimum recommended enclosure space is within 2 inches of the recommended enclosure without exceeding it. So you will see refrigerators that fit perfectly into the space you have, as well as those which would leave at most an extra inch on both sides.
Special Case Considerations
One caveat to note here, when placing a fridge in a corner location, there will need to be some extra allowance for the door to function properly. This is especially true in cases where the hinge size of the door is up against the extruding wall. Without leaving this clearance, the door won't be able to fully open. The amount of room that is required to be left as clearance will depend on the model of fridge, as there can be rather different hinge mounting and door thickness from model to model.