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# Which fridge or freezer fits in an IKEA kitchen?

You have a brand new IKEA kitchen and are therefore looking for a new refrigerator or freezer. Or you already have an IKEA kitchen, but your old fridge or freezer has failed. In both cases you want to know which new model fits into your kitchen. The answer depends on your situation. In this article I explain what you should pay attention to, so that you buy the right built-in refrigerator or freezer for your IKEA kitchen.

## 1. Measure the niche dimensions

Is your old fridge or freezer still at home? Then measure the height and buy a new model with the same height. Have you already disposed of him? Then measure the height of the spot, the niche, where the old product stood. In a high IKEA cabinet, this is the space between the 2 shelves. Choose a new refrigerator or freezer that fits into this room and that has a sliding door hinge. Only this door system is suitable for an IKEA kitchen.

## Step 1. Determine which IKEA kitchen you have

### Faktum

• Bought before 2 June 2014.
• The height of the front panel is 70, 90, 110 or 130 centimeters.
• The cabinet is without the plinth, 125, 195 or 217 centimeters high.

### METOD

• Purchased after 2 June 2014.
• The height of the front panel is 60, 80, 100, 120 or 140 centimeters.
• The cabinet is without the plinth, 140, 200, 220 or 240 centimeters high.

## Step 2. Check which refrigerators or freezers fit into your kitchen

An IKEA kitchen is very flexible. This means that different layouts are possible in the cabinet. An example: in a FAKTUM kitchen cabinet measuring 211 centimeters high, a 122 centimeter high refrigerator fits. The remaining 70 centimeters is cupboard space. In the same cupboard also fits a fridge-freezer combination of 158 centimeters high. 35 cm of cabinet space remains in this arrangement. See which refrigerator fits into your kitchen in the table. 102, 140 and 145 centimeter high fridges or freezers never fit into an IKEA kitchen.

## FAKTUM

Which fridge / freezer fits in a high cupboard 88 cm high fridge / freezer 122 cm high fridge / freezer 158 cm high fridge / freezer 178 cm high fridge / freezer
125 cm high cupboard No Yes No No
195 cm high cupboard Yes Yes Yes Yes
217 cm high cupboard Yes* Yes No Yes
• 1 refrigerator / freezer of 88 cm, or a refrigerator of 88 cm and a deep freezer of 88 cm under each other.

## METOD

Which fridge / freezer fits in a high cupboard 88 cm high fridge / freezer 122 cm high fridge / freezer 158 cm high fridge / freezer 178 cm high fridge / freezer
140 cm high cupboard No Yes No No
200 cm high cupboard Yes* Yes Yes Yes
220 cm high cupboard Yes* Yes Yes Yes
240cm Yes* Yes Yes Yes
• 1 fridge / freezer of 88 cm, or a refrigerator of 88 cm and a freezer of 88 cm under each other.

## Step 3. Choose the right door

Now that you know the size of the fridge or freezer, you have to pay attention to two things. 1. Always buy a fridge or freezer with a sliding door system. Only this system is suitable for an IKEA kitchen. 2. Choose the correct number of front panels. Do you want a fridge freezer combination? You need two doors, otherwise you'll open both the fridge and the freezer. For a 1-door model, you only need one door.

## 3. I want to place the refrigerator under the worktop

Each refrigerator underneath fits under an IKEA worktop, provided it is between 82 and 89 centimeters high. Measure the height from the ground to the counter with a measuring tape. Is it between 82 and 89 centimeters high? Beautiful. You now know that every lower refrigerator fits into your IKEA kitchen.

## Important: check whether you have a ventilating shelf

Check whether you have a ventilating shelf. This should be placed under the refrigerator or freezer, so that the hot air escapes easily. You can recognize this plank on the narrow grid that is screwed to it. You can buy one at IKEA.

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