Fridge size guide: How to find a refrigerator by size

Fridge size guide: How to find a refrigerator by size

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Choosing the right fridge sizes can be a bit of a puzzle, especially with the myriad of options available today. Whether you're moving into a new home, renovating your kitchen, or simply upgrading your old fridge, understanding refrigerator sizes is crucial.

This fridge size guide will walk you through standard fridge dimensions, how to find a refrigerator by size in liters, and choose a fridge according to your family size. Dive in to discover everything about fridge sizes and make an informed choice.

What are standard refrigerator & fridge sizes?


When it comes to refrigerator sizes and dimensions, there's a range that fits most kitchens and lifestyles. Typically, the width, height, depth, and capacity of refrigerators vary based on their type and design. Here's a quick overview of average fridge size chart in litre and centimeter based on their type:

Type of refrigerator Size in litre Dimensions (cm)

Top freezer refrigerator


W: 54-80,

H: 140-180,

D: 55-70.

Bottom freezer refrigerator


W: 54-80,

H: 140-180,

D: 55-70.

Single door refrigerator


W: 50-60,

H: 115-150,

D: 55-65.

French door refrigerator


W: 80-90,

H: 170-180,

D: 70-75.

Side-by-side refrigerator


W: 80-90,

H: 170-180,

D: 70-75.

Mini refrigerator


W: 45-55,

H: 50-85,

D: 50-85.


Important note about fridge sizes

Remember, while these are standard refrigerator sizes, it's always a good idea to check specific model dimensions either online or in-store before making a purchase. This ensures you get the perfect fit for your kitchen space.

top freezer refrigerator sizes

Electrolux top freezer refrigerators typically offer between 150 to 500 liters

How to measure your space for a new refrigerator?

Before splurging on that new refrigerator, it's essential to ensure it fits seamlessly into your kitchen. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you measure your space accurately:

What you will need:

  • A tape measure.
  • A notepad or digital device to jot down measurements.
  • A helper (optional but can make the process smoother).

Step 1: Measure the refrigerator width

Place the tape measure from one side of the space to the other, ensuring it's straight.


How wide are refrigerators?

Typically, refrigerators can range from 80cm to 100cm in width. However, it's always best to leave a few centimeters of space on each side for ventilation.

bottom freezer refrigerator sizes

An Electrolux top freezer refrigerator typically range between 54 and 80 cm in width


Step 2: Measure the refrigerator height

Start from the floor and measure up to the desired height or until any overhead cabinets.

How tall are refrigerators?

Refrigerators usually stand between 150cm to 190cm in height. Remember to account for any hinges or decorative pieces on top.

Step 3: Measure the refrigerator depth

Extend your tape measure from the back wall to the front of the space where the refrigerator will sit.

How deep are refrigerators?

The depth of most refrigerators lies between 65cm to 75cm. Consider the door opening and any protruding handles.

Important note if your kitchen has an island:

Ensure there's ample space for the refrigerator doors to open without hitting the island, especially for side-by-side or French door models.

french door refrigerator sizes

Electrolux French door refrigerators can offer up to 600L with a depth of 70-75cm


Step 4: Consider hinge and wall space

Remember that refrigerator doors need extra space to swing open. Ensure there's a gap between the hinge side of the fridge and any walls or counters.

2 door fridge sizes

Make sure to consider hinge and wall space for the refrigerator to swing open


Step 5: Adjust measurements for ventilation

It's crucial for refrigerators to have proper ventilation. Leave at least 2cm of space on the sides, top, and back for air circulation.

Step 6: Calculate refrigerator capacity in liters

Consider the volume of food you typically store.

How to calculate refrigerator size in liters:

Width (in cm) x Depth (in cm) x Height (in cm) divided by 1,000 will give you the capacity in liters. This is a rough estimate, and actual capacities may vary based on the model and brand.

Step 7: Map out and measure the delivery path

Ensure that the path from your entrance to the kitchen can accommodate the refrigerator's dimensions. Consider doorways, staircases, and any tight turns.

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How do I know what size of refrigerator to buy?


Selecting the right refrigerator size isn't just about ensuring it fits in your kitchen. It's also about meeting your storage needs and matching your lifestyle.

Here's how to find the ideal fridge size for you:

What to consider when choosing refrigerator sizes:

  • Space: Ensure the refrigerator fits comfortably in your kitchen, with room for ventilation.
  • Usage: Consider your shopping habits. Do you shop weekly or monthly? Do you store a lot of frozen foods or prefer fresh produce?
  • Family size: A larger family typically requires a bigger fridge. Also, if you're planning to grow your family in the near future, it might be wise to invest in a larger refrigerator now to accommodate future needs.
  • Special features: Some refrigerators come with extra compartments or features that might take up space.

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How to choose refrigerator by capacity and family size:

Different family sizes have varying needs. Here's a breakdown:

Family size Refrigerator capacity (litres)

1 - 2 people

Small-sized fridges: 150 - 250 litres

3 - 4 people

Medium-sized fridges: 250 - 450 litres

5+ people

Large-sized fridges: 450+ litres

Below are our recommended Electrolux refrigerators available in various sizes in litres to suit your family's needs:

  • LowFrost system prevents the build-up of frost
  • FastFreeze system freezes fresh foods quickly
  • Internal Touch Controls offer effortless temperature management
  • TasteLockPlus keeps vegetables fresh for 7 days*.
  • EvenTemp reduces temperature fluctuations.
  • ChillRoom is ideal for meat, cheese, and snacks.
  • Storage space for all types of food and drinks.
  • TasteLockPlus keeps vegetables fresh for 7 days*.
  • EvenTemp reduces temperature fluctuations.

Remember, while capacity is crucial, it's also essential to consider the layout and shelf space. Sometimes, a well-designed fridge can store more than a larger, less efficient one. Find more helpful tips in our Fridge & refrigerator buying guide here.

Find your new refrigerator with Electrolux

When it comes to combining innovation, efficiency, and style, Electrolux stands out. Our range of latest fridge freezers is designed to cater to every household's unique needs. Whether you're looking for compact designs for smaller spaces or spacious models for larger families, Electrolux has got you covered.

Experience the blend of cutting-edge technology and elegant design, ensuring your food stays fresh while adding a touch of sophistication to your kitchen. Choose Electrolux, where quality meets convenience.

Explore our top-quality refrigerators, offering a variety of options including single door, double door, and large family refrigerators with 4 door layouts:


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