Before we bought this unit, we did a lot of research. We saw some reviews that indicated problems with the freezer. But so far, we have used it for three months, there has no issue with the freezer. The upper double doors shut properly. We are happy with the purchase and it is a good value for the price.
This was a $7500 refrigerator - the first time it was delivered it was damaged beyond belief. A replacement was sent and it had a damaged butter compartment, the doors wouldn't close properly, the doors weren't hung properly and aligned, and the control panel needed to be replaced...all within the first week!! I am now on the phone ordering my third refrigerator in 3 weeks. This is horrible - the manufacturer should be ashamed of this quality, and Sears should never carry this product or brand - it is damaging the Sears brand.
I purchased this refrigerator about a month ago. So far I am happy with it. I like that it has 4 smaller drawers for meats, cheeses and veggies. There is plenty space in the frig. The freezer is a little small but I have another one so it's not an issue for me. In the past I have always had a side by side with the drink/ice dispenser on the door. I like the look of the french doors better but I do miss the drink dispenser. Mainly having the ice on the door. I wish there was a way to get the ice out of the bin without having to touch the ice.
I looked at several brands of 42" built-ins and this KitchenAid was thousands less than some of the others. Looks beautiful in my kitchen, fit my cut out perfectly. My only complaint is that the doors can swing shut too hard if you let go of the handle while closing and the items in the top of the door can shift forward, resting against their little overhead doors and you have to be careful they don't fall out.
I refinished the kitchen in my newly bought home. I had a mix of appliances in my other home. So I chose to use all KitchenAid Appliances in my new place. Not only did I match everything, it was all bought at a great price due to the buy 4 appliances discount! Not a problem with any of Appliances. The Built in Fridge, Dual Fuel Con.Oven, Above Stove microwave and Silent top of the line Dishwasher ALL work Great . Who says we North Americans can't compete!!
I am pleasantly surprised with this purchase. The refrigerator is huge and I love being able to fit large casserole pans etc. The freezer is bigger than expected and things don't get buried like I thought they might. Being smaller is actually good for me as things don't get lost in the bottom. My only complaints so far is that it is very loud (intermittently) and the water filter (for ice cubes) will need replacement much more frequently than expected. We rarely use ice (maker is off most of the time) and already filter is well used (it does give the percent usage which is helpful). Overall, I am very happy with this purchase.
The layout of the french door refrigerator with the bottom freezer unit is a perfect combination for a busy housewife who loves to cook. I'm constantly in and out of the frigerator getting ingredients which are so easy to locate. The shelving is so functional allowing me to basically design my own interior space.