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Luxury Refrigeration: Best Built In Refrigerators

by Zac Gudakov

modern kitchen with stainless steel side by side fridge

Appliances aren’t always known for their visual appeal. They usually only come in one color and distract from the paint and cabinet choices made by the homeowner. Finding a solution to appliance installation requires creativity and planning. No one wants a refrigerator sticking out as an eyesore or creating a tripping hazard because it extends past the cabinets. This is why modern designers look for built-in models. 

A built-in refrigerator can blend with the rest of your kitchen design. It doesn’t command the eye or take away from your other design elements. Luxury built-in refrigerators also include features that cater to specific lifestyles and come with wine chilling drawers and vegetable crispers.

If you are remodeling your kitchen, look into a built-in refrigerator. You might be impressed by the design options and the features that come with specific models.

What makes a fridge the best built-in refrigerator?

A built-in refrigerator is designed to sit flush with your cabinetry. It is in direct contrast to a free-standing fridge, which can be placed anywhere in a kitchen regardless of where the cabinets are. When homeowners buy built-in refrigerators, they will build cabinets around them or look for specific appliance sizes to match the previous model they are replacing.

Built-in refrigerators might be wider and taller than other models, but they also might not be as deep. This is because the refrigerators are designed to line up perfectly against your cabinets. There also could be more doors and refrigerator sections because the refrigerator is modeling the design style of common household cabinets.

Built-in refrigerators are often designed by luxury appliance companies. These appliances are considered luxuries because most homeowners can’t afford to find a refrigerator that perfectly aligns with their design styles. As a result, these refrigerators might have added features and advanced technology to provide better customer experiences.

GE Monogram Built-In Refrigerator

GE is one of the top home appliance brands on the market. The refrigerators are known for their reliability, and many customers remain brand loyal to this brand when it’s time to replace an old refrigerator with a new one. If you are considering installing a built-in refrigerator for your kitchen remodel, start by exploring your options by GE.

Monogram® 14.6 Cu. Ft. Integrated Glass-Door Counter Depth Column Refrigerator

Monogram column refrigerator

The monogram line is the luxury refrigerator brand of GE. If you want a top-quality refrigerator that is built into your cabinetry, consider exploring different appliances within this line. The main benefit of this particular refrigerator is its flexibility. You can set the cooling temperatures in each section and determine whether the bottom drawer chills wine, crisps vegetables, or keeps food frozen. You can design your refrigerator to match your grocery lifestyle.

The glass door is another useful benefit of choosing this refrigerator. Clear glass allows you to see inside before you open the door. This saves money because you can find what you need without staring into an open fridge. It also makes it easy to put together a grocery list without ever opening the appliance.

This refrigerator can stand on its own, or you can pair it with another one for a larger, side-by-side chilling experience. If you have a large kitchen (and an even larger family), you might want two refrigerators that connect to look seamlessly like one.   

Miele Built-In Fridge

Miele is another luxury fridge model that is worth learning more about. This is a German company that specializes in high-end appliances. This company has been in business for more than 120 years and continues to produce quality products that keep up with the latest technology. 

Miele MasterCool™ 19.4 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Built-In French Door Refrigerator

Miele French door refrigerator

Miele offers refrigerators in a variety of sizes and styles. You can find refrigerator-only models that don’t have freezer features. However, many families prefer appliances that have both refrigerator and freezer capabilities.

When you invest in a Miele built-in fridge, you can enjoy SmartFresh technology that keeps food fresh for longer. This means fewer groceries will go to waste, and you can spend less time at the store. This appliance also comes with technology features like Push2Open, for convenient door-opening assistance and the WiFi Conn@ct system that allows you to control your refrigerator from your phone.

The French doors were designed for easy, built-in use. They can open easily and blend flawlessly with your cabinets. The depth of this refrigerator is only 25 inches, but you can enjoy a width of 36 inches and a height of 84 inches – which more than makes up for the built-in depth accommodations. 

Sub-Zero Built-In Fridge

Most people associate Sub-Zero as one of the best luxury fridge manufacturers on the market. This company is preferred by professional chefs and is quickly becoming a top choice for home cooks. If you are on the market for a built-in fridge, consider elevating your kitchen with an appliance from Sub-Zero.

Sub-Zero® 28.2 Cu. Ft. Overlay Built In Side By Side Refrigerator

Sub-Zero side by side refrigerator

This particular refrigerator model is large. It can hold more than 28 cubic feet of groceries, which is ideal for large families or for people who entertain frequently. This refrigerator comes with two separate cooling systems, which means the refrigerator and freezer operate separately. Users can also enjoy the anti-microbial air purification system, which is based on technology developed by NASA. Every 20 minutes, the system scrubs the air of bacteria, mold, viruses, and other pathogens that can rot your food and harm your family.

The technological systems alone should be enough to convince you of the value of a Sub-Zero built-in fridge. However, there are additional features that make these appliances particularly valuable for your home. The shelves are adjustable, which means you can set them to accommodate tall bottles or wide platters. The magnetic door seals with every close, ensuring you won't accidentally leave it open. Even the ice machine has features with a maximum setting that increases production by 30 percent over 24 hours — preparing your home for parties and events.

Consider a Sub-Zero built-in if you are looking for a luxury refrigerator model.  

Thermador Built-In Fridge

Another option if you are trying to find the best premium fridge for your home is Thermador. This brand is part of the BSH Home Appliances Corporation and is known for its luxury appliances of all sizes and models. Thermador wants to give you the kitchen of your dreams, and that starts with quality appliances. Pulling items from a reliable refrigerator is the first step toward preparing an unforgettable meal.

Thermador® Freedom® 19.4 Cu. Ft. Panel Ready Built-In French Door Refrigerator

Thermador French door refrigerator

Not all built-in refrigerators need to be larger than expected. It’s possible to have a standard refrigerator in your home that has all of the luxury features you have come to expect. This model by Thermador stores 19.4 cubic feet of groceries, which is ideal for a family of two to four people. The French doors make it easy to grab specific items without opening your entire refrigerator and losing cold air. It also comes with a pull-out freezer for storing ice cream and frozen essentials.

There are a few luxury features that customers rely on once they buy these appliances. The Home Connect App allows you to manage temperature settings over the WiFi so that you can adjust your refrigerator from anywhere in the world. The door assist technology can help you open and close the refrigerator with ease. Even the water filter offers a luxury experience, removing 99.9% of sediments so you can enjoy fresh, clean water and ice every day. Look into this stainless steel model for your built-in fridge. 


Are built-in refrigerators customizable?

Some brands allow you to customize your built-in refrigerator so it blends with your cabinetry. You can put wood paneling over the doors and choose from a variety of colors and textures to match your existing cabinets. Once installed, your refrigerator won’t stand out as many stainless steel models do.

What are the benefits of buying a luxury refrigerator?

Luxury refrigerators are made to last. They are often made with higher-quality materials and use the latest technology to provide a better refrigeration experience. You may find that there are advanced features and design options with your luxury refrigerator that you won’t get with standard models. 

Why Trust Spencer’s TV & Appliance?

Since 1973, Spencer’s 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.

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Shop Built-In Refrigerators at Spencer’s

At Spencer’s TV & Appliance, we provide high-quality, name-brand products at great prices — check out our catalog to shop built-in refrigerators online today. Your friends in the business are always happy to help you find a luxury built-in refrigerator for your home. 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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