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Miele KF1901Vi
 
Approximate retail price:
$7200
Summary: This 36-inch-wide Miele built-in bottom-freezer has digital touchpad controls with temperature display. The model is available in stainless steel and is Energy Star qualified.
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About - Miele KF1901Vi

The Miele KF1901Vi is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, built in refrigerator models like the KF1901Vi 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.
Features & Specs - Miele KF1901Vi
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 18.3
info Bottom-freezer Yes
info Side-by-side No
info French-door style No
info Water dispenser No
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Miele KF1901Vi
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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Nice fridge but replacement parts pricy
8/8/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Cons
Clearview Bulbs Are Pricy
Replacement Filter Pricy
Best Uses
Large Kitchens
Comment:
I have owned this Refrigerator/Freezer combo for 3+ years now. It is very attractive and works well, however, once you need to replace the water filter and light bulbs get prepared to dish out some $$$. Each side light bulb costs $16 to replace (-I just replaced 9 of them... there are 20 in total inside of the refrigerator, 3 inside the freezer). Water filter is about $70. <br /><br />The tiny ClearView halogen bulbs are also quite difficult to insert. The outlets face the back of the refrigerator so it was quite tricky to replace them. They could have designed that part better.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
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