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Refrigerators

Miele KF1901Vi
 
Approximate retail price:
$7,895.00
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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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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
You paid how much????
5/16/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Poor Layout
Best Uses
Comment:
I'm embarrassed to say, we paid $11,000.00 for our 36 Miele fridge/bottom freezer. We bought it because I wanted a fully integrated fridge. Jury is still out whether is has been worth the ridiculous price tag. But in saying that, it looks beautiful (in that you can't distinguish it from our cabinets). <br /><br />It is very heavy and apparently finicky to get set up. It cost an additional $350.00 to have it installed. <br /><br />Space is very limited. There are only 2 of us and we don't really cook at home, I couldn't imagine a family using this fridge. There is not enough room for even a milk carton, unless you move the shelf up, then making the other space between the shelf above too short for anything. Some things you just can't lay on their side to make them fit.<br /><br />The crisper drawer is one long draw, to open it you have to open the big 36 door wide open to slide the crisper drawer out. There should be two separate drawers. <br /><br />The filter light started blinking a few months after purchasing it. filters cost $99.00 which you apparently have to buy every 6 months. We then purchased a bypass for $150.00 to avoid the filter light blinking in the future, only to find out a bypass is what came with the fridge in the first place. <br />The control panel has proven to be difficult to use, and have found different/conflicting instructions on how to solve the blinking filter issue. <br /><br />We still can't get the filter light to stop flashing after numerous calls to support and because we can't reset the filter light, it hasn't made ice since. <br /><br />A service tech can be dispatched, however if it proves to not be a broken/faulty part, we will be charged for the service all. Can't image that will be cheap.<br /><br />Really, for $11,000.00, a service person in a white suit should be coming out to support this fridge at no cost. <br /><br />My next kitchen reno will have a simple inexpensive fridge with water and ice in the door, and it will cost me 10 times less... and my husband will be happy.<br /><br />If money is no object, you don't care what your friends and family think of you spending that kind of money on a fridge, and you want a stunningly beautiful kitchen with an integrated fridge, then it may be worth it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(10 of 11 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 $70. <br /><br />The tiny ClearView halogen bulbs are also quite difficult to insert. The outlets face the back of the refrigerator so it was quite tricky to replace them. They could have designed that part better.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
The Miele KF1901Vi is part of the Refrigerators test program at Consumer Reports. The Miele KF1901Vi Refrigerators features and specs include Claimed capacity (cu. ft.), Side-by-side, Stainless/SS-look option, Water dispenser, Bottom-freezer, French-door style. In our lab tests, Refrigerators models like the Miele KF1901Vi are reviewed on Noise, Overall score, Energy cost/yr. ($), Temperature performance, Energy efficiency, Freezer usable capacity (cu. ft.), Exterior depth (in.), Exterior height (in.), Exterior width (in.), Total usable capacity (cu. ft.), Fridge usable capacity (cu. ft.), Ease of use. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Miele KF1901Vi based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Miele KF1901Vi include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Miele KF1901Vi.
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