Kitchen Aid Architect Series II KFXS25RYMS
Although the Kitchen Aid Architect Series II KFXS25RYMS french door refrigerator is a large unit that offers a generous storage space, the interior is not as smartly divided as you may think it is. But once you overcome the bulky interior ice maker and the poorly-placed shelves, you will start to appreciate the external drawer and the performance this refrigerator delivers in keeping your food perfect.
Families with many members need large appliances that will handle their needs, especially when it comes to the refrigerator, which has an important role in any household. If you need a large unit that will be able to keep a wide range of foods fresh and cold, you can count on the Kitchen Aid Architect Series II KFXS25RYMS, a french door refrigerator with four doors and a spacious interior that can hold large amounts of food. For approximately $2700, you will receive a stylish unit of an impressive size and many features that will make it very useful and practical.
Size and Design
This refrigerator is a large four doors unit with the dimensions 32.9 x 35.6 x 68.6 inches and a weight of 298 lbs. It comes in a stylish stainless steel finish or a dramatic black coating that will match any kitchen interior and the contoured doors with curved handles in a matching color make it look very neat and classy. Besides the minimalist and elegant finish, the Kitchen Aid Architect Series II comes with a digital screen mounted above the water dispenser so that it will be easy for you to use it without cutting on the sophistication of the refrigerator. The controls are highlighted in blue light and they allow you to program the dispenser to release a measured amount of water.
Performance and Features
The Kitchen Aid KFXS25RYMS includes several features that increase its performance and convenience, making it a great help in keeping food at the proper temperature and humidity. The external refrigerated drawer uses the FreshVue technology, which is an adjustable slide control that regulates the flow of cold air inside the drawer, for versatile food storage. Plus, the ExtendFresh Temperature Management System uses temperature sensors in both the refrigerator and the freezer to maintain the proper temperature for optimum texture and taste of the food. The ClearVue LED Theater Lighting installed inside the refrigerator and the freezer gradually increases the light to full intensity, similar to theater lighting, so that it will be easy for you to find items inside. The Humidity-Controlled Snack Pantry adjusts the humidity to the right level, to keep frequently accessed foods at an optimum humidity, regardless the times you open the refrigerator door.
Capacity and Storage
French door refrigerators are designed to store large amounts of food at a comfortable eye level, given that the freezer is placed at the bottom. This is a smart-sized fridge with a total capacity of 24.5 cubic feet with a refrigerator area of 18.4 cu. ft. split between the main fridge and the external drawer. The freezer is then left with 6.6 cu. ft., which is enough to freeze all your favorite goodies. The interior has a total of five spill-proof glass shelves of which one is an adjustable partial-width, one is a fixed full-width and the other 3 are adjustable half-width. You only get one crisper bin, so you will have to rely on the external drawer for storing items like fruits, vegetables or dairy products. The main storage disadvantage of this refrigerator is that the ice maker is placed inside the unit on the top shelf and it is kind of bulky, taking up a good part of one of the adjustable shelves. The door contains 3 adjustable gallon shelves and 3 fixed full-width shelves, without a covered dairy compartment. The external refrigerating drawer increases the storage convenience as it has four adjustable dividers to help you arrange the food as you like. The freezer is smartly divided into four baskets that can be individually slid so that you will be able to grab everything you need without difficulties.
You will not have to worry about the energy bill with the Kitchen Aid Series II refrigerator, as it will only require 479 kWh per year, which sums a yearly operating cost of only $51 or $4.25 per month. Compared to other models of its size and features, this refrigerator is considered to be one of the most economical, being an Energy Star qualified unit that will lower the electricity consumption and will protect the environment.
Warranty and Support
Any malfunction in the parts and labor of this refrigerator are covered by the warranty during the first year after the purchase. Furthermore, you will enjoy a five years warranty on the cavity liner and the sealed refrigerating system and in the sixth through the tenth year the manufacturer will correct the defects in the sealed refrigerating system. The warranty covers any repair and replacement as long as the unit has been properly handled and operated and it will not take care of defects due to shipping or poor maintenance. Customers can also receive help with any problem they experience by contacting the technicians through phone or letters.