LARGE CAPACITY REFRIGERATORS FOR BIGGER FAMILIES
If you find yourself spending more time at home with family, it probably means more groceries and more time digging through the fridge. If you are feeling short on storage, it might be time to invest in a large capacity refrigerator that can help keep up with your family’s needs. Investing in extra refrigerator space can boost functionality in the kitchen, so use this guide to get familiar with your options and the benefits of large capacity refrigerators.
HOW BIG ARE LARGE CAPACITY REFRIGERATORS FOR HOMES?
There’s no official “large capacity” refrigerator classification, but you can consider that a larger capacity would be anywhere from 25 to 30 cubic feet of interior space and is often found in side-by-side and french door refrigerators. You can read more about refrigerator sizes and dimensions in this guide.
WHICH STYLE OF EXTRA LARGE REFRIGERATOR IS RIGHT FOR YOUR KITCHEN?
If size and space are what you’re looking for, some refrigerator styles are more likely to deliver in the capacity category. French door and side-by-side refrigerators tend to offer the largest capacities. Built-in refrigerators sometimes come in extra-large widths and capacities to work in a more custom kitchen. Larger capacities usually also come with wider widths. French door models are often 36 inches wide, offering a generous amount of cubic feet inside.
FRENCH DOOR REFRIGERATORS: LARGER CAPACITIES
The french door style refrigerator tends to offer large capacity options, as well as specialized storage compartments. Compared to side-by-side refrigerators, they’re good for storing wide items like pizza boxes and platters. Freezer storage is often separated into tiers to make finding and grabbing what you need easier. Some brands also carry four- and five-door models with exterior drawers. Browse Maytag® french door refrigerators to find a model that works best for you, including large capacities of up to 27 cubic feet, and learn how to organize your french door refrigerator.
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SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATORS: MORE FREEZER SPACE
If you like to stock up on lots of frozen food, a side-by-side refrigerator might be the right choice, since they offer a little more freezer capacity than french door models. Look for specialized storage in the refrigerator door like can caddies and gallon door bins. Side-by-side refrigerators also often feature an icemaker that’s built directly into the freezer door, freeing up even more space inside. If a side-by-side large capacity refrigerator sounds like what you’ve been looking for, browse Maytag® side-by-side refrigerators to explore a range of features including exterior ice and water dispensers and up to 25 cubic feet of capacity. Learn how to organize a side-by-side refrigerator.
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COUNTER-DEPTH REFRIGERATORS: GOOD CAPACITY FOR NARROW SPACES
For a streamlined look, counter-depth refrigerators take a few inches off the depth to make the fridge flush with countertops. While counter-depth refrigerators make up for lost depth with wider widths, they usually offer a little less capacity than standard models. They’re a good choice if you’re looking for a fridge with a smaller footprint that still has ample storage space. Browse both French door and side-by-side Maytag® counter-depth refrigerators to find the right configuration for your kitchen.
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WHICH REFRIGERATOR HAS THE HIGHEST CAPACITY?
French door refrigerators typically offer the highest capacity on the market. The way they are configured allows for ample refrigerator space but sometimes a bit less room in the freezer. However, you can find a range of sizes in every style. If you’re looking for a large capacity refrigerator, Maytag offers a 36-Inch Wide French Door Refrigerator With PowerCold® Feature that might fit the bill.
WHICH CAPACITY REFRIGERATOR IS BEST FOR YOUR FAMILY?
The best capacity refrigerator for your family depends on the size of your family and the amount of food you typically store in your refrigerator. If you have a large family, or frequently shop in bulk, a larger capacity refrigerator with 25-30 cubic feet of storage space may be best. If you have a smaller family, or don't need a lot of storage space, a smaller capacity refrigerator with 18-20 cubic feet should work just fine.
Also keep in mind the types of items you tend to store. Wide party platters will fit better in a French door refrigerator offering a wide, pantry-stye layout while numerous frozen items can be easily organized on the vertical shelving of a side-by-side model.
BROWSE ALL MAYTAG® REFRIGERATORS
No matter the size of your family or the refrigerator capacity you need, Maytag has a dependable model with features you can count on to make food storage and meal prep more time-efficient. Explore features like the Wide-N-Fresh™ Deli Drawer and the metal slide-out shelves that make refrigerators from Maytag brand the durable, convenient choice for your kitchen.
LEARN MORE ABOUT REFRIGERATOR SIZE & SPACE
Guide to Refrigerator Organization Find out how to organize your refrigerator by learning about optimal food conditions and specialized storage compartments.
Refrigerator Sizes: A Guide to Measuring Fridge Dimensions Learn how to measure standard refrigerator sizes and determine the best fit for your space. Follow the fridge size guide from Maytag to find the right dimensions for you.
Counter-Depth Refrigerator Dimensions Learn how counter-depth refrigerator dimensions compare to traditional models. We’ll show you how to measure your kitchen space for a new counter-depth fridge.