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KitchenAid - 21.9 Cu. Ft. French Door Counter-Depth Refrigerator - Black stainless steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 64 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Looks, Deficiences Inside

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    BritCardo
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    I've only just received this fridge, so it is far too early to determine long-term reliability. I previously had a side-by-side KitchenAid that failed after 3-years and had to be replaced, so I opted for this French Door design. It's my first french door, and I must admit that the added fridge space is quite impressive. Onto the review: Exterior style is quite impressive. While it looks almost 'odd' to not have exterior water/ice, it also creates a very clean look and I'm hoping the trade-off of added interior space, greater ice capacity and long-term ice/water reliability is worth it. Interior is rather 'basic' for such an expensive fridge, with simple shelving, exposed screw heads (in both the fridge and freezer), visible 'plumbing' (ie. you pull out the crisper drawers and you see the hoses behind it), and just two LED lights shining from the top. There are no fancy features: no temperature controlled cooling drawer (it is fully manual, meaning you just twist a dial to open or close cooling vents - that's it; I was expecting it was digitally controlled), no elaborate LED lighting, no multi-adjustable shelving, no door-within-a-door… not even a concealed area for eggs. The shelving is perhaps the most disappointing part. Many have already commented on the fact that there is a 'gap' at the back of each shelf allowing items to fall down, but I presume this is done to aid cooling circulation. Still annoying as other fridges don't do this. Rather than my old GE (or even my old KitchenAid Side-by-Side), the shelving is a 'ratchet' system, that provides rather limited range of flexibility. Like store shelves at Target or Wal-Mart, they lock into place in two spots per side (see images), but since the railing does not come all the way down, you can't put the shelf at a lower setting as the bottom ratchet will be loose (making the shelf unstable) and one stop up makes the bottom ratchet stick out, again making it unstable. It’s difficult to explain in words, so I hope the pictures help. The freezer is a bit small, which is common for any French Door Counter Depth Fridge, but it does have a deep bin, one full-width rolling tray and another rolling tray, along with a good-size ice tray. That’s the one benefit of the way the water and ice is set up in this fridge. The water is MUCH colder than my old side-by-side and the ice holds 2-3 times a typical French door, and the added benefit of more space in the fridge. The Samsung Fridges have an ice maker in the top left of the fridge and a ‘shute’ on the left door, heavily restricting actual fridge space. This fridge is great in that regard. So why four stars? It’s not fancy on the inside, but it’s functional, looks premium from the outside and KitchenAid offers strong support. So long as it proves reliable, it will have earned the four stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    for kitchen remodel

    Posted
    Poorputter
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    Purchased this to compliment my new kitchen without having to buy custom cabinets for a nice built-in look. Went with this model because it had a couple cubic feet more capacity than other counter depth models of the same width. Right now it's in use in the garage while the kitchen is being finished. So far we like its design, though one star demerit for not having the glass shelves extend further back (there's a big enough gap that smaller jars will fall off the back of the shelves). This is our first French door refrigerator/freezer and we do not regret our choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great option for someone replacing an appliance

    Posted
    ChiChi
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    Even though the refrigerator was an open box sale I was able to have a carpenter "build" new panels for my new refrigerator from an old built in unit. This option gave my the convenience of having the new fridge seem as though it was originally designed to be there. Sorry I don't have a photo as I'm now looking for appliance/cabinet hardware to match all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Counter Depth Refrigerator

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    Lannette
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    Happy with this purchase. After much research I decided on Kitchen Aid and have had no issues, it fit perfect in the space and looks great. People complained about it being noisy but has not been anything that bothered me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    clean, sleek lines and counter depth!

    Posted
    Nina
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    I love the way it looks on the outside-very decorator style.. It's difficult to time the water dispenser so that it does not drip. First time for a bottom only freezer so takes some time getting used to. Love the easy access to the refrigerator and the bottom drawer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great but could be better for the price

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    PamO
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    The refrigerator has clean simple lines but the vegetable bins are a bit flimsy and no egg container. For $3,000+ I expect more. I would have bought a LG or Samsung but they are a bit more bulky for counter depth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Counter Depth Rocks

    Posted
    janos
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    French doors allow easy access. Neat little scoop in the ice bin. Quiet operator. Nice lighting. Door gasket flip mechanism gives me a few problems. Had to jack up the front out of level to make it work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sleek look with modern convenience

    Posted
    LaneAJ
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    We bought this because we loved the sleek look but have been very happy with the functionality of the unit. The interior water dispenser is great for entertaining while not taking up a lot of functional space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good

    Posted
    Shopper
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    I purchased this refrigerator 3 months ago, I love the height, space and the performance of this refrigerator, I returned from vacation and my leafy vegetables are still green and crisp.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    KItchen Aid Frig

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    LRMATTY
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    A very good refrigerator for the price. One concern is that the doors work awkwardly requiring you to close the same door first because of the interlocking system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Temp hard to control

    Posted
    dsilver66
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    Overall fridge is great easy to use. Only problem we are having is the temp controls and keeping the freezer from getting either too cold or too warm

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value

    Posted
    Mikeandkaie
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    Really well made, great price point, love the pizza rack in the freezer. The ice holder is a bit small, that is all I can say negative.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good refrigerator space; adequate freezer

    Posted
    findingtherrightrefrig
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    Takes time to get used to the door closing mechanism -- have to close left door with enough force that it will engage.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good freezer, not very good shelves in rf,

    Posted
    julia70
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    good freezer, not very good shelves in rf, not deep enough

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality and looks nice

    Posted
    Al25
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    It fit perfectly in my kitchen, and has enough space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works

    Posted
    Firdy
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    It works so far. Front feet weren’t down and scratch floor

    I would recommend this to a friend