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KitchenAid KSSS36QT[X] refrigerator

 
Approximate retail price:
$8,474.13
Summary: This 36-inch-wide KitchenAid built-in side-by-side model has through-the-door ice and water dispensers and an ice bin on the freezer door (for easy access and removal). The model is available in stainless steel. It is not Energy Star qualified.
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About - KitchenAid KSSS36QT[X]

The KitchenAid KSSS36QT[X] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, built in refrigerator models like the KSSS36QT[X] 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 refrigerators 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.

Features & Specs - KitchenAid KSSS36QT[X]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 20.9
info Bottom-freezer No
info Side-by-side Yes
info French-door style No
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - KitchenAid KSSS36QT[X]
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1.0
Not built to last
3/7/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
As with the other reviewers I am in a situation of having to rebuild cabinets in my kitchen after six years. The custom panel model I bought in April of 2008 has had a control board failure and the part is no longer manufactured. The customer service has not been very receptive and my trust for this company's quality is limited at best. Plan to upgrade to the Sub Zero, as what Whirlpool is offering is hardly a discount and I have no guarantee I won't be having to replace and repaint cabinets again in such a short time. <br /><br />Very disappointing that we have such a disposable society. Lots of Land fill will be created by Whirlpool and Kitchen Aid<br />s lack of parts to fix large refrigerators!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
KSSC42QTS02 Never Buy Kitchenaid again
11/13/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Unreliable
Best Uses
Big Families
Comment:
The refrigerator died. Kitchenaid doesn't have parts for it. They say they don't make them anymore. I have to wait 4-6 weeks for them to decide what they are going to do, if anything, for me. In the meantime, no refrigerator.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Never buy Kitchen Aid/ Whirlpool product
8/24/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Big Families
Comment:
6 years old and the control board breaks. Kitchen Aid tells me that the repair parts are no-longer made or available. I can't believe I have to throw out this product I paid $7K for, after such a short time. Never buy another kitchen Aid/Whirlpool product again.
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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