Great Look, great Features, But get your ear plugs when the
29 November 2014
Excerpt: We just got this unit, after researching for about 3 months. I am happy with the looks, happy with the features, but this frig is LOUD. When the frig is running water to fill the ice tray, it sounds like a fog horn going off in the middle of the night. The noise is a deal-breaker for me.
Excerpt: I'M DISAPPOINTED TO LEARN (T00 LATE) THAT THE ICE CUBE BIN IS SO SMALL, THEREBY LIMITING THE AMOUNT OF CUBES THAT CAN BE SAVED FOR LATER USE.. ALSO, THAT THE BIN MUST BE REMOVED IN ORDER TO TURN THE ICE CUBE MAKER ON/OFF..THIS IS RIDICULOUS!
Excerpt: Purchased model number KSF26C4XYY in early Feb 2014. Ice maker and water stopped working within 2 months. It was a stopped up filter. The factory certified care technician suggested removing the filter, a $45 item with a suggested replacement of 6 months.
KitchenAid 26 Cu Ft Standard-depth Side-by-side Refrigerator
8 July 2014
Excerpt: The FRONT of this refrigerator looks nice and sleek, however, that is about the only positive statement that I have besides it does work, so far. When we ordered this refrigerator it was next to another at the store so I did not see the grey plastic sides.
Excerpt: This fridge looks very nice and my wife is a long time Kitchen Aid fan... however this product met the very definition of planned obsolescence. Before the warranty was up, we had to replace three drawers that broke due to tiny pieces of plastic that hold the handles in place.
Excerpt: Initially, the control panel (for lack of better name) on the door didn't work: lights showed that door was open when it wasn't and vice versa. We had a repair guy out the first day or two we had it. Today I'll be calling about an ice maker that doesn't work. Grrrr....
If I told everyone I know not to buy this it would not be en
29 December 2013
Excerpt: I will just make this a nice easy list on why not to buy the fridge. Loud (the other reviewers are right) - at times this thing is very loud. Water - warm and very slow, very very slow. (I have great water pressure in my house) Also you cant open door and get water.
Excerpt: I decided to replace my 9 yr. old Whirlpool Gold side-by-side refrigerator in February vs. replacing a bad compressor. Now I wish I would have taken my chances w/ the $800 repair instead of buying the Kitchen-Aid side-by-side Architect Series II refrigerator.
Pros: led lighting is bright, spacious refrigerator
Cons: Extremely Loud, icemaker is too slow, lack of shelf adjustments, poor design on door bins, poor icemaker design