Whether you're buying an American fridge freezer for the first time or you're replacing an old one, there are a few things you need to consider before you buy. Our handy measuring guide will help you do just that.
American fridge freezers are a lot wider and bulkier than regular models. So, you’ll need to make sure you choose the right width and that it’ll definitely fit through your door.
Before you buy, check the space around where your appliance will go. Can you open the doors without hitting the side cabinets? This’ll make sure it fits perfectly and you can use it properly. Also, if you’ve chosen a plumbed in model, you’ll need access to a water supply.
Plan your route into your home for delivery - measure your doorways and any tight spots like corners that may be tricky. You can take off the appliance doors to get it through if it’s a squeeze.
First, you’ll need a good space in your kitchen to put your new American fridge freezer. Next, grab a measuring tape and measure up the height of the space from top to bottom. Then do the same with the width and depth by measuring from the wall to the edge of your counters. Don’t forget to make a note of these so you can look back at them later. We also recommend adding 5cm to the depth and width to allow for proper ventilation and to avoid the doors hitting your worktop and walls.
A plumbed-in American fridge freezer needs to be within 5m of the water supply. This is the length of the piping supplied with American fridge freezers.
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Yes, American fridge freezers come in a range of widths from narrow to wide. Narrow models tend to have a width of around 83cm, standard models are usually 91cm wide, and larger models can have a width of about 100cm. You can find all product dimensions on our product pages.
No, models will differ in height. But standard models do commonly have a height of around 179cm. You can find all product dimensions on our product pages.
We recommend around 5cm around the sides for ventilation.
Measure up the height, depth and width of the space and check it against the dimension of the model you’ve got your eye on. It’s also worth measuring any doors, corridors and corners you might have to get your fridge freezer through, just to be on the safe side. You can find all product dimensions on our product pages.
Yes, we sell American fridge freezers in a range of sizes from wide to narrow. Check out our narrow width models here.
Some models will need plumbing in, but you’ll also find plenty that don’t. You can find this out in the product specifications on our product pages.
As part of our Connection service we will install and plumb in your American fridge freezer.
You need to have your plumbed in American fridge freezer within at least 5m of your water supply.
We recommend around 5cm of clearance space for ventilation. You should also check the space around where your new appliance will go to make sure you can definitely open the doors and drawers properly.
We wouldn’t recommend placing your fridge freezer next to your oven as the heat will cause your fridge freezer to use more energy in keeping things cool.
We wouldn’t recommend it as it’ll mean your fridge freezer using more energy to work properly.