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KitchenAid KBFS22EW[WH]
 
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$1,619.10 - $1,899.00
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Summary: This 21.7 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer KitchenAid KBFS22EW[WH] refrigerator has
  • an internal water dispenser
  • a door open alarm
  • a built-in water filter
  • spillproof shelves
  • digital controls
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Community icon11 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - KitchenAid KBFS22EW[WH]

The KitchenAid KBFS22EW[WH] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the KBFS22EW[WH] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Temperature performance:
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.

Energy efficiency:
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two models with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

Noise:
Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.
About This Brand

This brand, part of Whirlpool, is positioned as a high-end brand with many extras geared towards the kitchen enthusiasts and sold heavily though independent dealers.

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Features & Specs - KitchenAid KBFS22EW[WH]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 21.7
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser No
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - KitchenAid KBFS22EW[WH]
User Reviews
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1.0
KBFS22EWWH is a Disappointment
3/6/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Bar For Holding Crispers
Door Deal Torn Leaving Sp
Poor Layout
Two Repairs To Defrosting
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Repairs to defrosting system within first year and again in second year.<br />The bar that holds the crispers in place has broken four times within a few months. The appliance retailer keeps a large supply on hand.<br />The gasket seal on the one door is torn, leaving about a two inch gap. The strips appears to be dry and hard. The appliance service is reluctant to replace just the seal (about $250-$300 with labour and tax) and suggested buying a new door ($450 plus tax and labour)<br />We are two careful adults. We do not misuse and abuse our appliances. This refrigerator is three and a half years old.<br />This is our first and LAST Kitchen-Aid purchase.It is very disappointing to find such poor quality in what was once known as aTop of the Line product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Glitches in a barely used fridge
10/18/2013
Pros
Cons
Worried About Reliability
Best Uses
Comment:
The refrigerator simply went off one day when no one was home, warming up and ruining food in the freezer,... Apparently there was a power surge that did something to the electronic controls .. it reset, easily, but when surges are really common, it makes one question whether this is a basic design flaw.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Roomy
9/18/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
I Love The Drawer
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Can't Pull It Out From Wa
Best Uses
Big Families
Lots of room
Comment:
If I don't see A spot to put something I pull out my drawer and Woolau. Great for sheet cakes too. I've had mine for 2 yrs. the drawer cover did break on me and I had it replaced cost about 100.00. Makes great ice in bottom freezer. It's white looks clean and shinny.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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