Kitchen Appliance Planning

When designing a kitchen or purchasing new appliances for an existing kitchen, it is critical to understand appliance sizes to ensure that appliances and cabinets will work together cohesively, compliment each other and make sure that appliances fit in between cabinet runs, walls, and doorways. Key questions include:

  • Do I have enough room between cabinet runs for the width of my refrigerator and/or freestanding range?
  • Do I have exactly enough room between cabinets for my slide-in range?
  • If I have appliances across from an island or in a galley style kitchen, do I have enough room for appliance door swing? Do I need to move my island to allow for more room?
  • If I do not buy a counter-depth refrigerator, will my standard refrigerator protrude too far into a doorway or walkway?

The goal of ApplianceSizes.com is to provide design considerations and answers to questions about standard dimensions for Kitchen Cabinets, Refrigerators, Ranges, and Dishwashers to help you when planning a new kitchen, renovating an existing kitchen or purchasing new appliances. See the charts below for a summary of the most common United States kitchen appliance dimensions.

Dimensions at a Glance

Kitchen Cabinets
Base cabinets 24 inches deep
35 inches tall
width varies
Wall cabinets 12 inches deep
30-39 inches tall
width varies
Refrigerators
Counter depth 30 inches deep
70 inches tall
36 inches wide
Standard 36 inches deep
70 inches tall
36 inches wide
Ranges
Freestanding 26 inches deep
36 inches tall
30 inches wide
Slide-in 25 inches deep
36 inches tall
30 inches wide
Cooktops 30-36 inches wide
Wall ovens 24 inches deep
height varies
30 inches wide
Dishwashers
Standard 25 inches deep
34 inches tall
24 inches wide
Integrated panel 24 inches deep
34 inches tall
24 inches wide

 

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