While many homeowners hope to make their kitchens look as modern as possible, there are always those who take the opposite approach and aim for a retro vibe. Part of pulling such a look off is knowing just the right appliances to purchase and where to find them. If you'd like to add a retro refrigerator to your kitchen appliance lineup, look no further. We've got you covered with our expert-picked list of the best full size retro refrigerators of 2021.
This 22-in. right hinge counter-depth fridge from iio is great for those looking for a somewhat smaller appliance. With 7.0 cu. ft. of total capacity and a 1.7 cu. ft. bottom freezer, you'll have plenty of storage options for a unit that is easy to fit it in just about any space, whether in a home, apartment, or RV. Adding to this unit's unique style are two glass shelves, a metal chrome handle, and a beautiful Frost White finish.
An antibacterial liner helps keep your food from spoiling and cuts down on unwanted odors, while a crisper drawer keeps your produce fresh and crispy for as long as possible. What's more, energy-efficient LED lighting makes it easy to find what you're looking for in the fridge. Indeed, this refrigerator is ENERGY STAR® certified to help keep your power bills in check.
Finally, you'll never need to worry about shouting over this fridge, thanks to its low noise compressor.
Head back to the 1950s with this Marshmallow White unit from Unique Appliances, which comes complete with zinc cast handles. At only 22 in. across and with 9 cu. ft. of total capacity, this right hinge unit will fit easily into most any spot you choose.
Thanks to this refrigerator's bottom freezer, you won't ever need to bend over to reach your most frequently used refrigerated items. You can enjoy three spacious drawers in the freezer for all your frozen food storage needs. Similarly, the refrigerator itself comes with a deep crisper drawer to hold and preserve all your fresh produce.
Four full-width adjustable glass door shelves and a four bottle wine rack provide ample storage space for all your other groceries. And with an adjustable thermostat at the ready, you can make sure this fridge's settings are fine-tuned to your food. Even with cooler temps, though, there's no need to worry about the power bill, thanks to this fridge's ENERGY STAR® certification.
On the larger side of the units on our list of best full-size retro refrigerators is this striking 24-in. top freezer unit from Galanz. With a 10.0 cu. ft. capacity, it offers an ideal combination of compact design and storage space. It even comes with a built-in can rack.
Glass shelves in both the refrigerator and the freezer make it easy to find just what you're looking for. And in the event of a spill, cleanup is a snap. The freezer's frost free technology also means you won't need to spend extra time defrosting your food before cooking. Plus, with a full-width crisper drawer, you don't need to worry about your produce spoiling prematurely.
As with the other fridges on this list, energy-efficient LED lighting illuminates the interior, so visibility is never an issue. And an ENERGY STAR® certification will assure you are doing your part to help the environment while also saving on electricity costs.
What should I look for when buying a refrigerator?
One important decision is what style of refrigerator best suits your needs. Top freezer units are often less expensive, while bottom freezer units offer the advantage that you don't need to bend over to reach your most-used items in the fridge.
How long do refrigerators last?
With proper maintenance, refrigerators can often last up to 13 years.