Whether you want to maximize your counter space, need to fill in that underused set of drawers, or you just need more room to store cold food, a drawer refrigerator is a great choice for your home. They offer unparalleled convenience and ease of use, as well as a "wow" factor that can't be beat. We've compiled a list of five of the best drawer refrigerators of 2021. Each of them is 24 in. wide, so they'll fit into a standard cutout.
With 5 cu. ft. of capacity (enough to handle up to 130 12 oz. cans), the Viking VDUO5240DSS is one of the most spacious drawer refrigerators on this list. As part of Viking's 5 Series, it has a dynamic cooling system that adjusts the motor based on the actual temperature, saving you energy and money. It also has full extension drawers that can hold up to 200 lb of items, and a Close Door Assist System™, so you never have to worry about slamming the doors. Its stainless steel interior and exterior give it a sleek, modern look and help reduce frost, and its TruFlush Installation ensures it will fit perfectly under your countertop.
The Summit ADRD24 is a 4.8 cu. ft. refrigerator that can be freestanding or built-in, and installed indoors or outdoors, increasing the number of placement options you have. Its digital thermostat lets you set and control its internal temperature with the press of a few buttons, and its Temperature Memory function saves the settings after power loss, ensuring that even after a power outage, you don't have to reset it. Its sealed back makes it both efficient and easy to clean, and its CFC-free, eco-friendly refrigerant is powerful yet safe.
The Thermador T24UC900DP is a feature-rich, panel ready drawer refrigerator that has 4.7 cu. ft. of capacity. In addition to SoftClose® drawers, it comes with removable mats to prevent your bottles and cans from sliding around as you open the drawers. The Quick Chill mode is perfect for when you have a lot of things to cool and not a lot of time. Its bright white LED lighting illuminates whatever you put inside. And its wide temperature range allows its use as a freezer as well: it even comes with a filtered automatic ice maker.
The Liebherr UPR513 brings precision German engineering to your kitchen. It has 4.4 cu. ft. of capacity, and it's unique on this list in that the SoftTelescopic shelves slide out, allowing you access to your items from the front or the side. The SuperCool function quickly lowers the temperature of the fridge for up to 12 hours, making it perfect for short-notice events, and its SuperQuiet operation and panel-ready exterior mean it's likely your guests will have no idea it's even there. Its SoftSystem door closes softly no matter how hard you shut it, or how much weight it's carrying.
By far the most customizable offering on this list, the Monogram ZIDI240HII drawer refrigerator has 5 cu. ft. of capacity. Its fully removable drawers include shelves that you can use to maximize storage of small items, or fold away to fit larger ones. Its in-drawer vertical dividers are fully adjustable and removable, so you can customize the interior even further. Its flush installation and panel ready exterior just add to the level of control you have over how this refrigerator works.
How long do built-in fridges last?
Built-in refrigerators such as drawer refrigerators can last between 8 and 10 years, depending on how well they're maintained and how often they're used.
Why are drawer refrigerators so expensive?
Drawer refrigerators are specialized equipment, generally meant to be built into your kitchen. This means they can cost more than a freestanding refrigerator.