Compact Concealed Fridge
With hidden hinges and tight-fitting custom door panels, Fisher & Paykel’s cabinet-depth integrated refrigerators fit seamlessly into any modern kitchen.
A refrigerator can be an overbearing element in a kitchen, with its massive hinges and protruding stainless-steel doors. One way to achieve a sleeker aesthetic is to go with a narrow unit from New Zealand appliance manufacturer Fisher & Paykel. These cabinet-depth integrated refrigerators just need matching door panels to virtually disappear into any wall of custom cabinetry. If you don’t want to totally hide the fridge, you can order one with stainless-steel door panels and still achieve the flush fit and narrow 3/16-in. gaps around the edges that add a level of refinement that a typical appliance won’t provide.
These fridges focus just as much on function as they do good looks. The optional ActiveSmart feature uses multiple sensors to constantly monitor temperature, humidity, and door use, enabling the variable speed fans to perfectly regulate conditions in the refrigerator and freezer to keep all of your food fresh and save energy doing it. Variable temperature controls are clearly labeled and conveniently placed just inside the refrigerator door. All models also include a fast-freeze mode to preserve fresh food or make ice in a hurry.
Interior fittings and materials match the premium design, with soft-close door hinges and refined metal frames supporting the glass shelves. The LED lighting and wall-mounted water dispensers also feel like integrated design details rather than just features that have been slapped on. Top-tier models come with a durable and attractive stainless-steel interior.
Fisher & Paykel’s integrated refrigerators come in widths up to 36 in.; the 24-in. collection is slender enough to fit comfortably in even the most compact kitchens. Prices range from $3300 for an 8-cu.-ft. base model to $8100 for a 12.1-cu.-ft. fridge with ActiveSmart technology, a stainless-steel interior, and ice and water dispensers.