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"There's a fridge that isn't deep but very wide..."

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The standard fridge dimensions don't seem to align with typical cabinet depth, (at least not in this old house). They allow food to drift to the back where it starts to study with interest the manifesto of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and they don't let you see what is there due to depth. As kitchens have grown in size, the fridge needs to become wider and not so deep.

Maybe there's a fountain flowing in there, too.

RayfordSteele, Jan 20 2014

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       As somebody who is currently in the process of shopping for a new refrigerator, I can assure you that there is no such thing as “standard fridge dimensions”. There are, in fact, a class of refrigerators sold as “cabinet-depth” and “counter-depth” which tend to be shallower than other models. Not always, though—one of the deepest refrigerators I looked at just yesterday was marked, confusingly, “counter-depth”. And even within these classifications there's a great deal of variance in terms of depth (not to mention width and height, all of which you'd think would be standardized, but apparently isn't).
ytk, Jan 20 2014
  

       //one of the deepest refrigerators I looked at just yesterday was marked, confusingly, “counter-depth”.   

       Those descriptions can be counter-intuitive.
not_morrison_rm, Jan 20 2014
  

       Why not custom-build a fridge? It's just an insulated box with a door; take the cooling loop from a commercial fridge and your uncle is Bob.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 20 2014
  

       Or, for that matter, buy a standard fridge and fit a fine mesh false back into it to increase its effective shallowth.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 20 2014
  

       Instead of yanking a fridge from a commercial one, it would probably be simpler to buy a kit for putting a fridge on a boat.   

       Due to space limitations, many (most?) boats that have fridges, have custom fridges to maximize use of space, thus the existance of kits *designed* for that purpose.   

       Since the compressors of these fridge kits are usually happy to run on either AC or DC power, there's nothing barring you from using one on shore.
goldbb, Jan 22 2014
  

       //fit a fine mesh false back into it to increase its effective shallowth//   

       An improvement to this fine idea would be to place square containers of water at the back to fill up this dead space whilst increasing thermal mass.
AusCan531, Jan 22 2014
  

       //An improvement to this fine idea would be to place square containers of water at the back to fill up this dead space whilst increasing thermal mass.//   

       Probably not such a great idea. Water containers placed at the back of the refrigerator have a tendency to freeze. The resulting ice then becomes an insulator.
ytk, Jan 23 2014
  

       I have been asking for this for years!! I hate my fridge and just wish it would break, so I can buy another one!! (which is not so deep!) [+]
xandram, Jan 23 2014
  

       What's wrong with having an insulator at the back of the fridge?
RayfordSteele, Jan 24 2014
  

       //either AC or DC power   

       Not a lot of choice there. I'll have to look elsewhere.
the porpoise, Jan 24 2014
  

       First world problems.
UnaBubba, Jan 25 2014
  

       the purpoise, some fridges for boats only run on DC power, from the boat's batteries, in which case you would need an adapter. Thus, the fact that some kits run on battery power and mains power is a good thing.   

       Of course, if you want a fridge that doesn't use electricity at all, you can get gas-fired refrigeration equipment. However... good luck finding something which is both customizable, and the right size.
goldbb, Feb 10 2014
  

       //What's wrong with having an insulator at the back of the fridge?//   

       That's where the coolth comes from.
ytk, Feb 10 2014
  
      
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