how much space is needed to open a fridge freezer door?

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  • qwerty
    Member

    Our unpurchased fridge freezer is gonna sit at the end of the worktop next to a wall. We want space to be able to open it properly. Is there a rule of thumb for a minimum gap between the f.f. and the wall? or is each model different?

    jodafett
    Member

    Depends on the hinges. To be on the safe side I’d add the depth of the door to the width of the freezer and that should give the max width. But thats a total guess.

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    or is each model different?

    That I would think. Ours can sit next to the wall because of the way the hinges are and the fact that the handle is a recess in the door rather than something stuck on.

    nealglover
    Member

    As above, it will depend on the hinge design, and also on the Handle design and the front of the door (flat or convex)

    cynic-al
    Member

    Go to the shop and measure if you are in doubt.

    Taff
    Member

    600mm is a minimum (typical width) but all 650mm or safety unless you have some American type fridge freezer type of thing

    Width of fridge plus 100mm generally works for me

    qwerty
    Member

    why don’t they tell you this kinda stuff on the manufacturers websites?????????

    will we be ok with 120mm?

    project
    Member

    Saw one in Currys today that had a ‘double hinge’ Like some bridleway gates, you could open it either way.

    Premier Icon chickenman
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    100mm should be fine for the Vietnamese (American) Potbellied Pig Fridge.

    qwerty
    Member

    Saw one in Currys today that had a ‘double hinge’ Like some bridleway gates, you could open it either way.

    swings both ways then

    jonba
    Member

    Different for each model. But be careful you will need the door thickness including handle as if you can’t get the door to 90deg you might not be able to access any slideout trays.

    We’ve just bought one and have a similar setup to you. We have had 2 standard 60cm wide fridges and the gap they fit in is 70cm. Door opens towards wall. Might get it in a tighter spot if it opened the other way but it would be harder to get in.

    Kevevs
    Member

    there’s a website called comparethefridge.com well f*** me rigid i did not know that.This forum is still solid gold.

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