Countertop depth Fridge recommendations (36'' wide)
Anyone has access to consumers reports and can post here what do they recommend?
And of course, any recommendations on what brand/model not to buy.
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Oct 4th, 2018 6:48 am
Thanks for the suggestions! I can see that KRFC302ESS is slightly taller fridge - 72'' vs 70 for KRFC300ESS. Price is also about 600$ more, but it is 1.9 cubic feet larger.
Oct 4th, 2018 7:29 am
Arent these internal dispensers very inefficient? Meaning to fill up water, your fridge has to be open for quite some time wasting energy. That's what I felt like when at my friend's home who has an internal water dispenser.Vi20161128 wrote: ↑Oct 4th, 2018 6:48 amThanks for the suggestions! I can see that KRFC302ESS is slightly taller fridge - 72'' vs 70 for KRFC300ESS. Price is also about 600$ more, but it is 1.9 cubic feet larger.
Price for KRFC302ESS is 2999, but I can easily get it for 2770$, as this was the first quote I got without any negotiations.
I will look into this Kitchenaid model more.
Oct 4th, 2018 8:32 am
My current fridge has an internal water dispenser. As I am using it 1-2 time per week, I prefer this wasted energy because I am getting increased fridge space.
Oct 4th, 2018 9:20 am
Yeah I suspect for a counter depth fridge, it makes a big difference for space.Vi20161128 wrote: ↑Oct 4th, 2018 8:32 amMy current fridge has an internal water dispenser. As I am using it 1-2 time per week, I prefer this wasted energy because I am getting increased fridge space.
With the in the door water/ice dispensers you are losing valuable fridge space, but gaining efficiency.
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I want counter depth because we just renovated the kitchen and existing regular depth fridge sticks out too much. I know this means less space in the fridge, but because of the limited kitchen size, we had to go with counter depth option.torontotim wrote: ↑Oct 4th, 2018 6:26 pmFirst question - why counter depth in the first place? Are you filling an existing hole or doing a new kitchen?
I did our kitchen about 8 years back (10 x 14 full gut in a 100+ year old home with 9 foot ceilings). I convinced myself a counter depth fridge made sense to preserve the few inches of floor space in front of the fridge and have a more continuous line for all the cabinets.
We have a KitchenAid KFCP22EXMP1. It has operated fine for the full time, but the 'weather stripping' on the french doors is worn and split in places. I had to silicone the magnetic strip up inside the vinyl covering to keep it from falling out. It still seals, but the amount of wear is not what I expected from this high price a fridge.
Anyhow - long story short I would never do a counter depth fridge again. The lack of depth inside the fridge makes many things a real chore to put in there. My wife hates it - curses it all the time.
When the time comes to replace it, I will have the gable panels on either side of the fridge remade or extended with some clever wood work, move the cabinet above the fridge out another few inches and replace with a regular depth fridge. I'd rather do all of that than spend the premium on another counter depth fridge again.