This 22.6 cu. ft. side-by-side refrigerator features the Preserva® food care system. Its two independent cooling systems help keep food fresh while the FreshFlow™ air filter minimizes odors, and the produce preserver delays over-ripening. The counter-depth design gives the high-end look of built-in refrigerators and the PrintShield™ finish resists fingerprints and smudges on the stainless exterior.
Resists smudges and fingerprints. The specialized coating for stainless steel is easy to clean with just water and a soft cloth, so you can spend more time cooking and less time cleaning up.
Allows this freestanding refrigerator to fit nearly flush with surrounding cabinetry to offer a built-in look and more room to move in your kitchen.
Preserva® food care system
Two independent cooling systems provide a dedicated refrigeration unit to help keep food fresh longer and a separate system for frozen food.
The FreshFlow™ air filter minimizes odors while the produce preserver helps delay over-ripening. (Based on commonly purchased produce.)
Adds interior room in the refrigerator with an ice bin that mounts on the inside left door to allow for extra space on the shelves.
Uses less energy than incandescent bulbs. Multiple lights are purposefully placed throughout the refrigerator and freezer, making it easy to find items at a glance.
Measured water fill
Displays and automatically dispenses water in ounces, cups, or liters. You can choose from three programmed settings to pour a measured amount. Plus, two custom presets can be programmed for items you frequently fill, like a coffee pot or water bottle.
Clear door bins with metallic accents
Allow you to see labels right through the bins, giving you visibility and easy access to your condiments and other items. Each bin is removable, making it perfect for carrying items to the counter.
Exterior ice and water dispenser
Designed to support food preparation.
KitchenAid 22.6 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Counter-Depth Refrigerator
A:AnswerHad the same problem, also food above began to spoil or get moldy quickly. Called BestBuy, but since we didn’t pay for Geek Squad & it was over 30 days, they told us to call KitchenAid. Took us awhile to get someone (held on phone for over an hour), but when technician came out, he said there was no drain hole. This was a defective unit. He thawed out the ice, but said that it should be sent back. I notified BestBuy that they were selling defective appliances without checking them out. KitchenAid picked up the fridge & refunded our money.
We definitely believe that both BestBuy & KitchenAid know about this problem.
A:AnswerMy frig was 12 years old. I had the geek guy from Best Buy come and measure. It's free service. At first he said it would not fit. I pressed him to look closer and remeasure. It does fit. I can hardly put a piece of paper on either side but it does fit where the old frig was. I kept my old refrigerator to be sure. For $20 they will move your old frig to the garage also. Hope this helps.
A:AnswerThe grey plastic piece that comes with your refrigerator is a filler plate if your fridge does not come with the Fresh Flow Air Filter system. I Googled the part number and found it on this schematic drawing.
A:AnswerWe've had ours for just over a year. It is very quiet. We'd had the 'sister' KitchenAid to this newer model; both counter-depth, pretty much without issue (the earlier KitchenAid lasted 10 years, and quite suddenly, the compressor died and we needed to replace the frig very fast or lose $$ in the frozen goods inside). To us, they are the same Whirlpool/KitchenAid quality that we expect for our money.
The only complaints we have about this new model: it seems to have a smaller interior space; I can only imagine that the insulated walls have been bolstered; the freezer also seems to be smaller. The other design complaint is the lack of shelf support options that are molded into the side walls. Three drawers (different depths) must be at the bottom, and three shelves for the upper portion only have four shelf supports options. The door bins: there are two wider bins for the upper and the covered, butter bin at top. There are two narrow bins seated across from the drawers when closed. There are lots of notches molded in the door so you have flexibility to accommodate the different heights of condiments, milk cartons, etc. I'm finding I could use another bin to utilize more refrigerator space, but can't find it (yet). I have my own question about that on this forum. The ice maker has worked beautifully and when it fills and ice drops, is probably the noisiest part of its operation.
A:AnswerThe counter-depth option allows an even profile with the counters which is awesome, but in my experience, getting drawers out has been an issue. Mine is in the corner so there's a wall to the right and a dishwasher on the left, and both have restricted getting the drawers out. However, opening the doors enough to get the drawers open to get stuff out (90 degrees) has worked fine. I couldn't do w/o the counter-depth option bc it's a small kitchen. For the occasional times when I have to remove the drawers I've had to bring the whole refrigerator out from the back wall, then push it back.