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Refrigerators

KitchenAid KBFS22EW[WH]
 
Approximate retail price:
$1600
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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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]
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2.0
Ice Maker - {Poor
9/5/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Space For Tall Items
The Compressor Is Quite
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Limited Shelving Options
Best Uses
Small Kitchens
Comment:
My prevouse Kitchaid refrigerator had no problems. I had it for 12-years. The new one has an unreliable icemaker with a pending repair in < 1 year of installation. The ice frequently jams up and now the compressor runs non stop due to a problem with the icemaker. Fortunately, one can turn the icemaker off as getting it repaired takes a week or better. The icemaker get limited use as this is a two person household.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
A poor choice
9/4/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy Access
Quiet
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I have had this refrigerator for 16 months. It has broken down three times. The freezer, for no reason goes into defrost cycle and stays there. All the food in the freezer is lost. <br />Even after the control panel was replaced the same problem occured.<br />Kitchen Aid is unwilling to deal with the problem.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
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.
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