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KitchenAid KFIS27CXWH 26.6 Cu. Ft. French-Door Refrigerator Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The KitchenAid KFIS27CXWH is an extra-large refrigerator which should provide food storage for most large households, but double-check the exterior dimensions against the space available in the kitchen. This model is wider, larger and taller than most, and installation might require removing the refrigerator's doors to fit it through a standard-width doorway, or raising/removing kitchen cabinets. It comes with a factory-installed ice maker and storage bin in the refrigerator section; a through-the-door dispenser for filtered water and cubed or crushed ice; two side-by-side humidity-controlled crisper drawers; a full-width pantry/deli drawer; and a full-color LCD display showing the exact amount of water dispensed in ounces, cups or liters.

Models: KFIS27CXWH (White), KFIS27CXMS (Monochromatic Stainless Steel)

Prices

(Prices as of 06/18/2012)
White      Stainless  Source
$2,999$2,999MSRP
$2,660$2,660Sears (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$2,519Lowe's (At times offers free shipping/delivery)
$2,375$2,375Abt Electronics (Only available for delivery within 150 radius of Grandview, IL store)
$2,286$2,286AJ Madison (Free shipping)

Additional Costs:

$30-$45+Water filter (replacement typically every six months)
$5-$50+Water hose or other installation parts
$0-$700+Shipping/delivery, depending on the store and distance
$0-$100+Haul away old, hook up new refrigerator to existing electric/water lines
$90-$550+Extended warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 70.13"
Width: 35.63"
Depth: 35.25"
Weight345 lbs.
Capacity26.6 cu. ft. (total)
19.7 cu. ft. in refrigerator
6.9 cu. ft. in freezer
ColorsWhite, Black, Stainless Steel
Ice MakerFactory-installed ice maker with removable ice bucket and through-the-door dispenser for cubed or crushed ice
Water DispenserThrough-the-door filtered water dispenser (displays amount dispensed in ounces, cups or liters) with child lock on dispenser
Other FeaturesEnergy Star qualified
External LCD controls and display
LED lighting
Door-open alarm
4 glass shelves
2 humidity-controlled crisper drawers
1 full-width deli/meat/pantry drawer inside refrigerator section
4 door bins
2 slide-out freezer baskets
Warranty1 year parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at KitchenAid.com.

What People Are Saying:

On the bestsellers list for French-door refrigerators on Amazon, the KitchenAid KFIS27CSWH was on the 2011 recommended list at Consumer Reports, which rated it excellent for temperature performance, very good for energy efficiency and noise, and good for ease of use but with poor crisper performance. There aren't many user reviews online, and the ratings are mixed. A few complain that the unit is noisy while others report they can't hear it operate even when standing next to it. In eight user reviews on Consumer Reports, comments ranged from "terrible refrigerator" to "I really like this fridge" and only half of the reviewers would recommend this model. Most complaints centered on the ice maker and water dispenser or rust on the stainless steel finish. Favorable comments focus on the attractive styling, adjustable layout and spacious storage space.