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Fit more undercounter. We installed an undercounter refrigerator to maximize counter space in our small kitchen. Our choice? The 30" Marvel refrigerator/freezer.

It's the widest undercounter unit we could find, which is great because it frees up a lot of counter space and still has a respectable amount of storage (8 cubic feet). We haven't regretted going undercounter, though the freezer is manual defrost, which isn't ideal. It comes in black, white, or stainless and the door can accept a 1/4" custom panel.