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2022 Best-Rated Counter Depth Refrigerators from the Whirlpool Canada Family of Brands

In this article, we take a look at the best-rated counter depth refrigerators within the Whirlpool Canada family of appliance brands, which include Whirlpool, KitchenAid, and Maytag brands, based on combined ratings of Canadian and US reviewers on the Canadian brand sites (Maytag.ca, Whirlpool.ca and KitchenAid.ca, as of Nov 24, 2022). We cover the benefits, features, and considerations of each model. If you’re in the market for a sleek new refrigerator that fits flush with your cabinets and counters, you’ve come to the right place.

With refrigerators, there’s no one-size-fits-all. Different people have different needs, and different kitchens have different size considerations. For most modern home kitchens, where the refrigerator is intended to line up with the end of the cabinets or countertops, you’ll need a counter depth model.  This means the refrigerator is typically somewhere from 24 to 30 inches (61 cm to 76.2cm) in depth, allowing it to fit snugly while not extending beyond the surrounding countertops. Shallower than standard refrigerators, counter depth refrigerators are designed to appear as if they are custom-built to fit your kitchen.

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4.4 star rating, with 449 reviews, as of November 24, 2022

This French door counter depth refrigerator from Maytag brand is made with quality components and fingerprint resistant stainless steel. It features a temperature-controlled Wide-N-Fresh™ deli compartment to keep meats and cheeses fresh, BrightSeries™ LED lighting, and a 10-year limited parts warranty on the compressor.* It also features a FreshFlow™ Produce Preserver to help keep fruits and vegetables fresher longer**.

What makes it great
  • Smudge resistant, easy-to-clean surface: Fingerprint resistant surfaces are easy to clean and help prevent fingerprints and smudges. Finishes are available in Black Stainless and Stainless Steel colours.

  • Fresh fruits and veggies:  FreshLock™Crispers keep your produce fresh and flavourful. 

  • Spacious and adjustable door storage: Adjustable gallon door bins free up room on your refrigerator shelves and keep your beverage containers and tall items cold and secure.

  • Keeps produce fresh for longer: The FreshFlow™Produce Preserver air filter helps to create an optimal storage environment, helping your produce stay fresh longer**.

Things to consider
  • Ice dispenser is on the inside.


Additional Features

BRIGHTSERIES™ LED LIGHTING

Shine a whiter and brighter light inside your refrigerator with long-lasting BrightSeries™ LED lighting. 

 

10-YEAR LIMITED PARTS WARRANTY*

This fridge offers a 10-year limited parts warranty on the refrigerator’s compressor* — which could give you peace of mind for years to come. 

 

SPECIALIZED DOOR SEAL DESIGN

This fridge’s patented door seal design locks in cold air to keep your food fresh and maximize efficiency. 

 

*See warranty for details.

**Based on commonly purchased produce.

4.3 star rating, with 819 reviews, as of November 24, 2022

This 33-inch wide Maytag® French door refrigerator is a great option because it offers customization in different sections of the fridge. It features heavy-duty components and chills down with a touch of the PowerCold® system button. The Beverage Chiller™compartment keeps gallon-sized drinks chilled at up to 4°F (2.2°C) colder than the rest of the refrigerator, while the Wide-N-Fresh™deli drawer makes sure your deli items stay fresh longer. Fingerprint resistant stainless steel handles keep your refrigerator looking clean, and the 10-year limited parts warranty on the compressor* means you can rest assured that your refrigerator will serve you well for years to come.

What makes it great
  • Cools down quickly: The PowerCold® system rapidly cools your fridge with the push of a button. 

  • Smudge resistant, easy-to-clean surface: Fingerprint resistant surfaces are easy to clean and help prevent fingerprints and smudges. Finishes are available in Black Stainless and Stainless Steel colours.

  • Generous deli storage: The Wide-N-Fresh™ deli drawer is large enough for party platters and fruit trays. 

  • A separate drink compartment: The Beverage Chiller™keeps your drinks up to 4°F (2.2°C) colder than the rest of the refrigerator.  

  • External water and ice dispenser.

Things to Consider
  • Comes with a 10-Year Limited Parts Warranty on the Compressor*.

Additional features

BRIGHTSERIES™ LED LIGHTING

Shine a whiter and brighter light inside your refrigerator with our long-lasting BrightSeries™ LED lighting. 

 

FRESHLOCK™ CRISPERS

The humidity-controlled FreshLock™ crispers help keep fruits and veggies fresh and flavourful. 

 

FACTORY-INSTALLED ICE MAKER

With the Maytag® factory-installed ice maker, you’ll never be without ice again! 

 

10-YEAR LIMITED PARTS WARRANTY*

Maytag offers a 10-year limited parts warranty on the refrigerator’s compressor* — which could give you peace of mind for years to come. 

 

*See warranty for details.

4.3 star rating, with 1655 reviews, as of November 24, 2022

The Maytag® 36-inch French door model is a stylish counter depth refrigerator that offers more room than its smaller counterparts. Fingerprint resistant stainless steel keeps the outside looking pristine, while a touch of the PowerCold® button quickly drops the temperature on the inside. The climate-controlled Wide-N-Fresh™ deli drawer helps your deli ingredients stay cool and fresh, and the 10-year limited parts warranty* on the compressor means that you can count on top performance for years to come.

What makes it great
  • Cools down quickly: The PowerCold® feature rapidly cools your fridge with the push of a button. 

  • Generous deli storage: The Wide-N-Fresh™ deli drawer is large enough for party platters and fruit trays. 

  • Smudge resistant, easy-to-clean surface: Fingerprint resistant surfaces are easy to clean and help prevent fingerprints and smudges. Finishes are available in Black Stainless and Stainless Steel colours.

  • Fresh fruits and veggies: Maytag’s FreshLock™crispers help keep your produce fresh and flavourful.

Things to consider
  • Make sure your kitchen layout can accommodate this wider model.
Additional features

BRIGHTSERIES™ LED LIGHTING

Shine a whiter and brighter light inside your refrigerator with our long-lasting BrightSeries™ LED lighting. 

 

FACTORY-INSTALLED ICE MAKER

With the Maytag® factory-installed ice maker, you’ll never be without ice again! 

 

10-YEAR LIMITED PARTS WARRANTY*

Maytag brand offers a 10-year limited parts warranty on the refrigerator’s compressor* — which could give you peace of mind for years to come.

 

*See warranty for details.

4.0 star rating, with 738 reviews, as of November 24, 2022

This top freezer style refrigerator from Maytag brand cools down quickly on the inside with a touch of the PowerCold® button, and stays clean on the outside thanks to fingerprint resistant stainless steel. The  BrightSeries LED lighting makes it easy to find what you’re looking for, while using less energy than standard incandescent bulbs. This elegant model also comes with a 10-year limited parts warranty on the compressor*, so you can rest assured that you’ll have top performance for years to come.

What makes it great
  • Versatile design: The reversible doors let you choose whether your refrigerator opens to the right or left. 

  • Spacious and adjustable door storage: Adjustable gallon door bins free up room on your refrigerator shelves and keep your beverage containers and tall items cold and secure.

  • Cools down quickly: The PowerCold® feature rapidly cools your fridge with the push of a button. 

  • Easy-to-access deli items: Keep your meats, cheeses, and party platters at the ready with the convenient full-width pantry drawer.

  • Smudge resistant, easy-to-clean surface: Fingerprint resistant surfaces are easy to clean and help prevent fingerprints and smudges. Finishes are available in Black Stainless and Stainless Steel colours.

things to Consider
  • No water/ice dispenser. 
Additional Features

BRIGHTSERIES™ LED LIGHTING

Shine a whiter and brighter light inside your refrigerator with our long-lasting BrightSeries™ LED lighting. 

 

BOTTOM-MOUNTED FRESHLOCK™ CRISPERS 

With design elements borrowed from premium cabinetry, these bottom-mounted crispers are a sturdy addition to your refrigerator that help keep your fruits and veggies fresh. 

 

10-YEAR LIMITED PARTS WARRANTY*

This fridge offers a 10-year limited parts warranty on the refrigerator’s compressor* — which could give you peace of mind for years to come. 

 

*See warranty for details.

 

UP-FRONT ELECTRONIC TEMPERATURE CONTROLS

Change the temperature of your refrigerator quickly and easily, without having to reach to the back refrigerator wall.

4.2 star rating, with 704 reviews, as of November 24, 2022

This innovative 4-door Whirlpool® fridge allows you to stay organized and see all your refrigerator items at a glance. The versatile storage spaces cut down on clutter, while the full-width removable shelves mean you can adjust your space to fit your storage needs.
What Makes it Great
  • Convenience comes standard: The versatile, 4-door layout means less clutter and makes it easier to find exactly what you’re looking for.  

  • Smudge resistant, easy-to-clean surface: Fingerprint resistant surfaces are easy to clean and help prevent fingerprints and smudges. Finishes are available in Black Stainless and Stainless Steel colours.

  • All items are within reach: The full-width, easy-to-reach shelves make it simple to find even the smallest containers. No more forgotten items lost in the back of your refrigerator!

  • Kitchen space saver: The counter depth design fits flush with surrounding countertops and cabinets. 

  • Spacious and adjustable door storage: Adjustable gallon door bins free up room on your refrigerator shelves and keep your beverage containers and tall items cold and secure.

Things to Consider

Make sure your kitchen layout can accommodate this wider model.

Additional Features

FLEXIBLE ICE BIN

With an easy-to-use divider in the ice bin, you can use the bin entirely for ice or you can use part of it for things like freezies or ice packs. 

 

PULL-OUT FREEZER SHELVES

Need to freeze a 20-lb turkey? No problem! The pull-out freezer shelves make it easy to store and access large freezer items. 

 

FACTORY-INSTALLED ICE MAKER

With the Whirlpool® factory-installed ice maker, you’ll never be without ice again! 

 

TOTALCOVERAGE COOLING 

With TotalCoverage cooling, multi-flow vents push cold air to every shelf and storage space in the refrigerator so you can say goodbye to warm spots. Goodbye warm spots, hello ice-cold everywhere. 

 

FULL-WIDTH REMOVABLE SHELF

Whether you’re freezing a box of chicken fingers or a tub of ice cream, full-width removable shelves make your freezer storage versatile and accessible.

3.9 star rating, with 906 reviews, as of November 24, 2022

This Whirlpool® counter depth refrigerator features an exterior water and ice dispenser with an everydrop® water filtration system. The In-Door-Ice® design frees up a full shelf in the freezer, and the Accu-Chill™ temperature management system keeps your favourite foods perfectly cold.
What Makes it Great
  • Energy saver: The adaptive defrost feature automatically monitors the freezer environment and runs the cycle only when necessary.

  • Kitchen space saver: The counter depth design fits flush with surrounding countertops and cabinets. 

  • Spacious and adjustable door storage: Adjustable gallon door bins free up room on your refrigerator shelves and keep your beverage containers and tall items cold and secure.

  • Great fresh food storage: The humidity-controlled crisper drawers give you the option to store fresh foods at their optimal temperature and in their ideal environment.

  • Quick access to fresh, cold water: The everydrop™ Water Filter and Interior Dispenser provides convenient interior access to cold water. To ensure optimal filtration, replace the filter every six months. 

Things to Consider
  • Make sure your kitchen layout can accommodate this wider model.
Additional Features

IN-DOOR-ICE® STORAGE

Moving the ice bin inside the freezer door frees up a full freezer shelf! 

 

FRAMELESS GLASS SHELVES

With innovative, wall-to-wall frameless glass shelf design, you can store more items on each shelf. 

 

LED INTERIOR LIGHTING

An efficient lighting option that also casts your food in the best light! Find what you need easily with LED interior lighting. 

 

HIDDEN HINGES

With minimalist door hinges that stay out of sight, your refrigerator is not only functional, it’s a stylish addition to your kitchen. 

 

LED DISPENSER NIGHT LIGHT

Grabbing a late night glass of water? Find what you need easily with a dispenser night light.

4.1 star rating, with 3536 reviews, as of November 24, 2022

This 20 cubic foot counter depth refrigerator fits flush with your kitchen countertops and cabinets. The French door design and LED lighting make it easy to find what you’re looking for, and the ExtendFresh™ Temperature Management System and Produce Preserver help to keep your food cool and fresh.

What Makes it Great
  • Cool it down quickly: The Max Cool button drops the refrigerator to its coldest temperature, allowing you to quickly chill food or beverages for serving. After 24 hours of Max Cold, the temperature gets restored to its original setting. 

  • Food stays at optimal temperatures: The ExtendFresh™ Temperature Management System has a variable-capacity compressor that ensures your food stays at the optimal temperature.

  • Meats and cheeses stay cool: The FreshChill™ Temperature-Controlled Full-Width Pantry allows you to keep your deli items at your desired temperatures.

  • Easy access to cold water: The streamlined Interior Water Dispenser design means quick access to filtered water. 

  • Keeps produce fresh longer: The Produce Preserver helps capture the ethylene gas emitted by fruits and vegetables, which causes them to overripen.

Things to Consider
  • Make sure your kitchen layout can accommodate this wider model.

Additional Features

ENERGY STAR® CERTIFIED

An energy-conserving refrigerator that exceeds minimum federal efficiency levels. 

 

AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER

With the KitchenAid® factory-installed ice maker, you’ll never be without ice again! 

 

LED LIGHTING

Shine a whiter and brighter light inside your refrigerator with our long-lasting, energy efficient and maintenance-free LED light bulbs. 

 

METAL WINE RACK

Enjoy this durable storage solution for up to four bottles of wine. The rack can be easily removed for additional storage space.

 

HUMIDITY-CONTROLLED CRISPERS 

Store your fresh foods at their optimal temperature and ideal environment with humidity-controlled crispers.

Whatever you’re looking for in a counter depth refrigerator, the Whirlpool Canada family of appliance brands has a range of high-quality, affordable, and stylish options. You can’t test drive a refrigerator, so you should always compare options before settling on the perfect model to fit flush with your countertops and complement your kitchen.

Explore our Refrigerator Finder Tool to help start your search.

* The information provided here is accurate as of  November 24, 2022. All star ratings are calculated using ratings consisting of  both U.S. and Canadian consumer ratings as they pertain to the respective product.  Visit whirlpool.ca, maytag.ca or kitchenaid.ca for specific product-related information and more details about warranty.

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