We bought this house 4 years ago and the kitchen was updated by the prior owner about 7-8 years ago. The Fridge is about 12-13 years old and has been acting up. I started looking at replacements and measuring out our current fridge and its 36" x 36".
The two exits to the kitchen are 32" and 31.5" respectively. Meaning they remodeled the kitchen with the fridge in place and added cabinetry and a countertop that essentially imprison the fridge. Even with the doors off. the fridge only drops to 33" x 36"
My inclination was to just take a reciprocating saw to the fridge and curse the prior owner for making me have to get smaller fridge. But, then googling seems to say that's a bad idea (saw is going to bounce around a lot/likely to puncture something with the refrigerant and have it blast off into the house). So I'm at a bit of a loss about how to best handle such a predicament.