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 items, a drawer style refrigerator is a great choice for your home. Beverage cooler drawers offer unparalleled convenience and ease of use, as well as a "wow" factor that can't be beat. Many high-quality refrigerator drawers can also accomodate food, supplementing the storage space of your full-size fridge without having to buy an additional one for the garage, too. We've compiled some of the best drawer refrigerators from our listings across multiple categories so you can find the perfect one for your indoor or outdoor kitchen.
A drawer refrigerator is a great addition to any kitchen (indoors or outdoors), and this 24-in. unit from Summit is one of the most versatile ones we offer. With 4.8 cu. ft. of total capacity, you can store nearly anything. As a bonus, you can install it freestanding or built-in, maximizing its utility. It's constructed from 304 grade stainless steel, helping it stand up to the elements and giving it an elegant appearance as well. You can easily adjust the drawers' temperature with the digital controls, and the temperature memory function will restore your settings after a power outage. The fridge is even commercially approved, matching NSF-7 standards for heavy-duty use.
Another one of the best drawer fridges on the market is this 24-in. built-in one from KitchenAid. It's fully ENERGY STAR® certified to use less energy than comparable units without the certification, and its Door Open Alarm, Temperature Alert System, LED interior lighting, and automatic defrosting help minimize its energy use. The fridge's 4.4 cu. ft. of capacity lets you even store gallon jugs, if you want, and its backlit controls make changing the temperature as easy as using your phone. With the door open warning, it can also let you know if either drawer has been left open, or if the system detects high temperatures in the cavity.
Whether you want built-in installation or freestanding, you have a lot of options when it comes to panel ready drawer refrigerators. One of our favorites is this 24-in. counter depth unit from U-Line's 1 Series. Its 5.1 cu. ft. interior allows you to store even large items (up to 150 cans or 98 bottles), while the lower drawer can handle up to two gallon jugs at a time. (Both drawers are fully removable, as well, so you can take them out if you need more room to work.) With convection cooling technology at your disposal, you can easily set temperatures between 34° F and 60° F with the digital touchpad controls and trust that the temperature you choose will be consistent throughout the fridge.
Refrigerator drawers are a great way to add luxury to your kitchen, and this one from JennAir's RISE Series gives you 4.7 cu. ft. of room to store food in. It offers eight temperature presets (including produce, beverages, and assorted items), and independent controls for each cavity let you mix and match the settings as you please. The unit's stealth silhouette also makes it one of the best undercounter refrigerator drawers we have to offer. Other features that make this one of the best high-end kitchen appliances you can get are the fully extendable smooth close doors, the super bright LED interior lighting, and the daring obsidian interior. With the Max Cool option, you can even set the fridge to its lowest possible temperature for up to 24 hours, which is great for quickly chilling foods.
The most spacious set of refrigerator drawers on this list comes from Cafe's Customizable Professional Collection. You have 5.7 cu. ft. to work with when you use this built-in drawer refrigerator, and thanks to the unit's exact temperature controls you can set interior temperatures to any level between 34° F and 45° F. Its matte black exterior matches a variety of decor styles, and it coordinates strikingly with its professional-style stainless steel tubular bar handles as well. The soft close drawers have a stainless steel interior and adjustable dividers, as well as LED lighting.
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.