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asked in category: General Last Updated: 19th April, 2020

How much clearance is needed around a fridge?

Sides: You should leave between ½" to 1" of clearance between the walls and cabinetry. Rear: You should leave a minimum of 1", and preferably 2" of clearance. Typically, because of the electrical or water connection, this will help push the fridge out slightly away from the wall, but 1-2 Inches is ideal.

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Also to know is, do you need space around a fridge?

Remember to leave 25 mm of free space around the top, back and sides to allow for the heat produced during refrigeration to escape. Be sure to also measure clearance (entryways, doorways etc.) to ensure that when your fridge is delivered it will fit safely into the home, and your old fridge can be safely removed.

One may also ask, do refrigerators need ventilation? Refrigerators need to breathe. If they are entirely boxed in, then there's not much room for ventilation. When you measure the space for the refrigerator, and compare it to the size of the refrigerator, leave at least 1 inch of extra room for the back and the top of the refrigerator.

Subsequently, one may also ask, how much clearance do you need for a French door refrigerator?

Push the refrigerator away from the perpendicular wall so there is at least 2 1/2 inches of space between the side of the refrigerator and the wall to allow for the French door to swing open, as another French door manufacturer, KitchenAid, suggests.

How far should a fridge stick out past the counter?

Standard refrigerators are typically 32 to 36 inches deep or more, and since countertops are normally about 25 inches deep (24 inches for the base cabinet with a 1-inch overhang) this means that a standard refrigerator will stick out from adjoining countertops by 6 inches or more.

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