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Depending on your home, you might have the space for a large, luxury refrigerator in your kitchen. In the right kitchens, these refrigerators won’t be overpowering, which means you can focus on other design elements that highlight your personal style. Large refrigerators are also a good choice if you have a large family, frequently entertain guests, or simply enjoy keeping diverse foods in your home.
If you are in the market for a new appliance, start your search with a 48” built-in refrigerator. The built-in models add a more cohesive look to your kitchen so you can enjoy a highly-functional appliance that is still fashionable. Use this guide to make the best refrigerator choice for your home.
Luxury Style 48In Refrigerators
If you're searching for high-end appliances, consider a refrigerator that can handle everything. 48-inch refrigerators provide luxury, technology, convenience, and reliability that other models cannot match.
There are several reasons to add a luxury refrigerator to your home. We don’t recommend these appliances for everyone, but they are ideal for someone customers who have the space to install them. Here are a few benefits of choosing one of these 48” built-in refrigerator models.
- Luxury appliances can accommodate your lifestyle. These refrigerators are ideal if you regularly host parties or simply have a large family. There is always room for what you need to store.
- They are built to last. Luxury refrigerators are often built using high-end materials that are durable and lasting. This means your refrigerator might last more than 15 years – if not longer than two decades.
- They improve your resale value. People who buy high-end homes expect luxury kitchen appliances. Buyers might not be impressed with base-model appliances bought cheaply. However, you can win people over with quality appliances with several features.
- You can explore your passion for cooking. Cooking is an art form and a way to connect with friends and family. Test your boundaries to see how you can improve your dishes and impress anyone who eats your meals.
Whether you need a refrigerator to simply store cups of yogurt and snacks or use it to store a variety of unique ingredients, you will love having a luxury appliance in your home.
There are multiple brands that sell 48” built-in refrigerator models and other luxury appliances in your kitchen. Once you know the size and style that works for you, start exploring specific products. Here are a few of our top recommendations if you want to find the best 48” built-in refrigerator on the market.
KitchenAid® 29.4 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel with PrintShield™ Finish Counter Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator
Start your search with this KitchenAid 48” built-in refrigerator. You can immediately tell that this is a luxury model that is designed for high-end homes. The PrintShield™ finish repels fingerprints and other smudges, which can easily be wiped away with a damp cloth. This will keep your appliance looking new throughout the years.
Inside the appliance, check out the FreshChill™ temperature-controlled drawer. You can customize this specific drawer and set it apart from the rest of your refrigerator. This is ideal if you want to prolong the life of your vegetables or keep your cheese at an ideal temperature.
This side-by-side refrigerator comes with an exterior water and ice dispenser. You don’t have to open the refrigerator to enjoy a fresh drink with cool, filtered water. The measured water fill can also dispense the exact amount of water you need for various recipes (in ounces or liters). Forget your measuring cups and enjoy this new feature instead.
Once you decide to buy a 48” built-in refrigerator, you can see how different style options can affect how your kitchen looks. This particular model is refrigerator-dominate, with a much smaller freezer section. A style like this one is ideal if you don’t eat a lot of frozen food and don’t need as much freezer space. Out of nearly 30 cubic feet of storage space, the refrigerator takes up an impressive 17 cubic feet.
There are other features that make this refrigerator stand out. The deli drawer is built on full-extension slides which you can completely pull out in order to place your charcuterie board. Another benefit of having such a large refrigerator is that you can place multiple catering dishes insight without creating a cramped space.
Check out the online reviews to see what people think about this refrigerator. One customer says, “We replaced another premium brand fridge with this unit during our renovation. Beautiful, works amazingly well, organized, and makes TONS of nice ice for cocktails or iced tea.”
Café also sells a 48” built-in refrigerator with a wide variety of useful features. For example, the spillproof glass shelves have raised edges to contain any liquids that accidentally get knocked over. You won’t have to worry about spilled milk dripping down from one shelf to the next. There is also bright LED lighting so you can clearly see your groceries – even the leftovers in the back.
The external water and ice dispenser comes with an Auto Fill system and a shelf to set your glass. Simply place your glass on the ledge, turn on the water, and let your refrigerator fill it up – without causing an overflow.
Not only does Café offer built-in models, but you can also customize your appliances by choosing six different finishes on the hardware and handles. Enjoy a black matte finish or opt for bright brass handles.
There are several reviews of this refrigerator to help you learn more about it. One person says, “This refrigerator is a big investment, but in my opinion, worth it! It is the centerpiece of our kitchen, and everyone knows the kitchen is the hub of the house! It has a huge capacity, and the interior lighting is top-notch. It makes everything so easy to find.”
If you plan to elevate your kitchen with luxury appliances, then you need this Sub-zero 48” built-in refrigerator. There are few models like it offered by any brand or in any size. Start with the refrigeration window that allows you to see inside. Instead of opening your refrigerator (and wasting energy) you can quickly glance through the window to check on your ingredients and add items to your grocery list.
The next coolest factor is the four drawers that make up this appliance. You can choose separate temperatures for each of these drawers and designate specific items for each space. For example, you can have a vegetable crisping drawer, a dairy drawer, and a wine drawer. No other refrigerator provides this much flexibility at this size.
Back in the main refrigeration compartment, you can feel confident about your groceries through the Sub-Zero air circulation system. It uses NASA-based advanced air purification technology to remove ethylene, mold, viruses, and bacteria from the air. This prevents those toxins from landing on your food, so you come into contact with fewer germs and chemicals throughout the day.
What is the advantage of a built-in refrigerator?
A built-in refrigerator will sit flush with your cabinets, creating an even look within your kitchen. You don’t have to worry about your refrigerator sticking out, creating an eyesore in your space. Even if you buy a large-capacity or extra-wide model, the focus will be on your design elements, not your appliances.
What is the life expectancy of a built-in refrigerator?
Most refrigerators will last a decade if they are cared for. Some luxury models are designed to last up to 20 years while still providing high levels of performance. It is worth the cost to invest in a quality refrigerator because you will use this appliance daily throughout the next several years.
Since 1973, Spencers TV & Appliance has grown to 10 locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. The secret to our longevity is simple: personal service. Customer satisfaction has always been the focus of our business, and throughout the years, we have been able to work hard with our suppliers to bring you the best prices. After all, getting customers the best price and personal attention is how we compete with big-box stores, day in and day out.
Not only do we offer top-rated appliances, name-brand electronics, and the best mattresses on the market but we also provide water treatment solutions and perform kitchen design services. Stop by your nearest Spencers and see what you’re missing!
Shop Refrigerators at Spencers
At Spencers TV & Appliance, we provide high-quality, name-brand products at great prices — check out our catalog to shop refrigerators online today. Your friends in the business are always happy to help you find the best 48” built-in refrigerator for your luxury kitchen. Call us, or better yet, stop by at one of our locations in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale regions. Visit us today!
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