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Our 5 Favorite 30” Refrigerators for Small Kitchens

by Pam Silvia

Frigidaire top-freezer refrigerator in a sunlit kitchen

At a Glance:

Types of 30 Inch Refrigerators

Top 5 30" Refrigerators

How to Measure for a New Refrigerator

Why Trust Spencer's?

Your friends in the business at Spencer’s TV & Appliance believe a healthy family starts with proper food storage. In line with that, our inventory of name-brand refrigerators is sure to keep your groceries fresh for midday snacks and dinnertime meals—not only that, but they are perfectly designed to suit a wide variety of kitchen layouts, lifestyles, and aesthetic preferences.

That said, the standard width of most freestanding refrigerators is around 30 inches. Dissecting this dimension further, French-door and bottom-freezer fridges start at approximately 29-½ inches while top-freezer configurations start at 28-¾ inches (and the minimum width of side-by-side models surpasses this figure at 32-¾ inches).

Off the bat, we can tell you a 30” refrigerator can comfortably house groceries for a four-person family and is considered a viable option for small- and mid-sized kitchens. So, if your family size and kitchen space fit the bill for a 30-inch fridge, check out these bestselling models from our catalog as they range from entry-level to luxury-tier brands and price points!

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Types of 30 Inch Refrigerators

When searching for a new refrigerator, one of the most important things to consider is its size. A 30 inch refrigerator is an ideal option for smaller homes or kitchens with limited space, as it manages to fit plenty of storage into a compact area. While 30 inch refrigerators aren’t quite as capacious as larger units, there are still plenty of options to choose from. Here are some of the most popular types of 30 inch refrigerators available on the market today:

Top-Freezer Refrigerators: 30" Top-freezer refrigerators are one of the most common models and feature a freezer compartment at the top with a refrigerator section below. These units typically have adjustable shelves, door shelves, and bins to provide plenty of storage options.

Bottom-Freezer Refrigerators: 30" Bottom-freezer refrigerators are more expensive than top-freezer models but can be a great option if you need easier access to your refrigerator section since it’s on eye level. Many units also feature drawers for easy organization.

French Door Refrigerators: 30" French door refrigerators are the newest style of 30 inch refrigerator and feature a top-freezer with two doors on the refrigerator side that open outward in a “French” style. This type of refrigerator typically has adjustable shelves, drawers, and bins for plenty of storage space.

Column Refrigerators: 30" Column refrigerators are the latest type of 30 inch refrigerator and feature two independent columns, one for the refrigerator section and one for the freezer. This style is ideal if you need more storage room as many models offer adjustable shelves, drawers, and large bins. Additionally, column refrigerators typically have counter depth dimensions which makes them a great choice for those with limited space.

No matter which type of 30 inch refrigerator you choose, it’s important to measure your available space before making a decision. With the right measurements and careful consideration, you can find the perfect appliance for your home.

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30" Refrigerators - Top 5 Picks

No matter what type of refrigerator you prefer, there are plenty of great options available in a variety of width. Here are 5 of our favorite 30" refrigerator models. 

1. Frigidaire® 20.4 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator

Our first spot goes to this 30” refrigerator from Frigidaire. With a number of patented organization features, this top-freezer fridge maximizes usable storage space. The Store-More™ Gallon Door Shelf gives you room for a variety of items—large and small—to provide more shelf space inside the refrigerator. And the Store-More™ Humidity-Controlled Crisper Drawers keep your fruits from spoiling and your leafy greens from wilting.

Moreover, the half-width deli drawer offers you another storage option that is conveniently located so you can have straightforward access to your favorite sandwich fixings. Up top, the freezer offers a full-width freezer shelf to enable easy organization of your frozen foods.

Overall, this 30-inch fridge is a cost-effective option that is guaranteed to exceed expectations. Often designated as an entry-level appliance brand, Frigidaire abundantly manufactures top-freezer fridges, which are the most budget-friendly option in terms of full-sized models.

➝ More From Frigidaire: Frigidaire Refrigerator Reviews: Why You Should Buy One

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2. LG 21.8 Cu. Ft. 3-Door French Door Refrigerator

Hosting an impressive 21.8 cubic feet of storage space, this premium appliance from LG  has an above-average capacity for being a 30-inch-wide refrigerator. Not only that, but this 30" LG refrigerator also offers ultra-convenient features like low-decibel operation, hidden hinges, and digital temperature controls.

In addition, you can expect to reap the benefits of Smart Cooling®. Designed to maintain superior conditions, this system relies on a linear compressor that reacts quickly to temperature fluctuations and strategically placed vents to surround your food with cool air—no matter where your appliance sits. In terms of organization, this French door fridge offers a full-width Glide N’ Serve™ Drawer that makes it easy to arrange and access your foods.

In the “bells and whistles” category, this mid-priced refrigerator is stocked with a door alarm that goes off at 30-second intervals after a refrigerator door or the freezer drawer is left open for more than 60 seconds. And the SmartDiagnosis™ feature transmits data via your smartphone to the LG service center to find quick solutions to any performance issues.

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3. Maytag® 19.7 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator

Touted as a reliable brand, Maytag has become synonymous with long-lasting performance and superior customer service. If you’re looking to curate an upscale look in your kitchen without the hefty price tag that often comes with it, look no further than this French door 30” refrigerator from Maytag

Complete with temperature controls, the Wide-N-Fresh™ deli drawer is the ideal size for large party platters and deli trays. Meanwhile, the humidity-controlled FreshLock™ crispers help keep your greens tasting great and your fruits full of flavor. And in terms of optics, the easy-to-clean and fingerprint-resistant stainless-steel finish keeps your refrigerator looking as beautiful on the outside as its performance on the inside.

Best of all, with a 10-year limited-parts warranty on the compressor, you can count on the heart of your refrigerator to keep all of your groceries cold and fresh for many years to come.

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4. Whirlpool® 18.2 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator

In the “great-value” category, we have this space-efficient 30" top-freezer refrigerator. But make no mistake: This refrigerator does more than just keep your foods chilled. Impressively, this refrigerator offers a Flexi-Slide™ bin that quickly moves side-to-side for convenient storage options—allowing you to create space for items when you need it most, whether it’s for storing a two-tier birthday cake or a tall pitcher of lemonade.

What’s more, convenient, up-front electronic temperature controls let you choose the ideal temperature for whatever foods you're storing. Your freezer doesn’t have to miss out on the fun; you can also keep your frozen items perfectly ice-cold with adjustable controls. And quiet cooling keeps noise down in the kitchen while you’re trying to hold a conversation or hear instructions for a recipe tutorial.

For compact spaces and wallet-friendly options, Whirlpool top-freezer refrigerators are a solid option when it comes to outfitting your kitchen with a compatible purchase that doesn’t skimp on performance.

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5. Miele MasterCool™ 16.0 Cu. Ft. Integrated Counter Depth Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

For our last pick, we look to a luxury-tier brand that has taken the appliance industry by storm: Miele. This bottom-freezer 30” refrigerator from Miele, specifically, surpasses expectations for compact models, as it is loaded with high-tech versions of classic features we’ve come to rely on. In the end, you’ll find operating this Miele refrigerator is both easy and fun.

Among its cooler attributes (pardon the pun), the Miele MasterCool fridge lets you remotely operate and monitor your appliance with WiFi Connect, integrates perfectly in flush-inset kitchens with a push-to-open door, and comes with overflow protection in the glass shelves to retain spilled liquids.

In terms of practical features, this luxury fridge boasts a MasterFresh system that keeps foods fresh up to three times longer, a NoFrost system that spares you of the constant hassle of defrosting and cleaning your appliance, and an Active AirClean filter that effectively prevents odors.

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How to Measure for a New Refrigerator

When shopping for a new refrigerator, it is important to ensure you buy one that fits in the space you plan on putting it. This means measuring the space carefully before purchasing a 30 inch refrigerator. To measure correctly, start by taking three measurements: the width, depth and height of your available space. Make sure to measure from wall to wall to ensure you have enough space for the 30 inch refrigerator. You should also measure any doorways or hallways that you need to get through when bringing the fridge into your home. If you are buying a side-by-side refrigerator, measure the width and depth of each side separately to make sure it will fit properly in your space. When considering a 30 inch refrigerator, make sure to measure the clearance around it as well. You will need at least an inch of space between the wall and refrigerator for air circulation. Lastly, check your doorways and hallways measurements again to ensure there is enough room for the fridge to fit through when you bring it home. With these measurements in hand, you can be sure that a 30 inch refrigerator will fit perfectly in your space.

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 have 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 Spencer’s and see what you’re missing!

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At Spencer’s 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 right 30" refrigerator. 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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