The KitchenAid KSF26C6X[YY] is part of the refrigerator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, side by side refrigerator
models like the KSF26C6X[YY] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
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.
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 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.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) Claimed capacity is the manufacturer's estimate of the volume, in cubic feet, of interior space.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.)
Cabinet-depth model Cabinet-depth models usually measure 27 to 28 inches deep, not quite flush with the cabinets, but at least three inches shallower than many standard 36-inch-wide models. You can get models with stainless exteriors or panel kits.
Water dispenser The water dispenser is normally accessible from the outside as part of the ice and water dispenser.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless steel is stylish but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
Energy cost/yr. ($) Estimated cost in dollars, based on the current year's average national electricity rate. Your cost will vary depending on the rate for electricity in your area.
I have never seen a refrigerator that virtually runs all the time. The water is a joke! I use a Zero Water Pitcher that provides a device to measure contaminants, and the reading form the refrigerator filtered water was the same as water from the tap. I have a service call scheduled next week, but I am about ready to tell them to replace it entirely!
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Evanston, Il
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Holds Temperature Well
Space For Tall Items
The greatest feature for me is the water filter and outside water dispenser which proves equally helpful when I have the family over (they drink lots of water and its easy to get to without opening the fridge door). Also I dont have to purc hase bottled water now.<br />My only drawback is that this refridgerator is a bit noisier than others.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from San Francisco, California
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
DO NOT BUY THIS REFRIGERATOR
The water dispenser does not dispense cold water; both doors do not open all the way so when they do, they come back and hit you; the drawers are of poor quality; the top shelf freezes everything; have called Kitchen Aid, written to them about the problems and all they do is put it in a file. They sent out a tech guy once and he said that the water dispenser wasn't made to dispense cold water. That is wrong, because our old Kitchen Aid that we replaced was amazing and DID dispense COLD water.