Testing out all the side by side fridges at my Home Depot to see if pizza boxes fit in them!
I posted this on Instagram stories earlier this week, but felt like it needed a more permanent place on the internet in case anyone had the same question I did about if side-by-side fridges can fit pizza boxes.
After much deliberation on what is the best fridge layout, I was all in on getting a side-by-side fridge for our new kitchen. My one reservation was if the larger items we need to have fridge/freezer space for would fit in a side by side.
Mainly, I was thinking about turkeys/hams, and pizza boxes.
So I took some pizza boxes to Home Depot to see if they'd fit in side-by-side fridges. Here's how it went!
Test subjects were one refrigerated and one frozen pizza from Aldi. The frozen one is a pretty normal size for frozen pizzas (14" square) and the refrigerated one is on the larger end of the range for large pizza boxes (17.5" square).
Whirlpool 24.6 cubic foot
A perfect fit!
GE 25.3 cubic foot
Another perfect fit!
Amana 21.4 cubic foot
This fridge is only 33" wide, and obviously they've taken that width out of the freezer. The pizza box still fits, it just has to take up a ton of shelf space.
Whirlpool 20.6 cubic foot
Both boxes fit, but the frozen pizza has to be on its side. There could be some interference with items on the door shelf for the pizza in the fridge since this is a counter depth fridge.
Frigidaire 25.6 cubic foot
A perfect fit.
Samsung 27.4 cubic foot
Another perfect fit!
As a side note, I like the idea of the ice in the freezer door for freeing up shelf space, but it seems like a fancy feature that would break immediately and need servicing every 2 months of the fridge's life.
I suspect fridge manufacturers know the dimensions of pizza boxes because for the most part, they fit perfectly in side-by-side fridges. I was shocked!
Every fridge I tested could fit a large pizza box on the refrigerated side laying down. If anything had trouble fitting, it was the frozen pizza (which still fit, it just had to be at an angle - which may actually not be a big deal because who has a free freezer shelf cleared off and waiting for a frozen pizza?)
Most surprising to me was that even in the counter depth fridge, the pizza boxes fit.
As long as your fridge and freezer can accommodate 17.5" and 14" square boxes respectively, you should be set for flat laying pizza boxes in your side-by-side fridge!