Engel true capacity

Anthony Hitchings

Super Active Member
Silver Supporting Member
Mar 2, 2019
Oakland, California
as measured today, on our MR40 series electric frig

volume is inside the basket in which items are placed - i.e., useable volume

basket must be used to allow air circulation

it ain't 40 Qts :-(

34.21Quarts usable volume
40Nominal Capacity


Living the Darkside...
Silver Supporting Member
Feb 6, 2007
Centerville, OH
They are likely just calculating volume off of the interior dimensions.

This reminds me of how computer monitors used to be sold. A television is measured from visible corner to visible corner. Computer monitors don't have to be measured that way and a lot of companies would measure from CRT tube edge to edge. (Weren't the 90s great?!) You'd be sold a 20 inch monitor that only had 18 inches visible.