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KitchenAid 20 Cu. Ft. Architect Series II Stainless Steel Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator - KBFS20ECMS

Abt Model: KBFS20ECMS | UPC Code: 883049288871
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KitchenAid 20 Cu. Ft. Architect Series II Stainless Steel Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator, Model KBFS20ECMS

This 20 cubic foot refrigerator has a counter-depth design that gives it a built-in look. But the beauty of this French door refrigerator goes beyond the exterior. The ExtendFresh™ Temperature Management System and Produce Preserver help keep food fresh. LED lighting throughout the refrigerator makes food easy to find on every level

Features:

  • ExtendFresh™ Temperature Management System
    Uses sensors in the refrigerator and freezer to help ensure all your ingredients remain at the appropriate temperature for optimum taste and texture.
  • Interior Water Dispenser
    Provides easy access to filtered water and is conveniently located for one-hand operation.
  • Produce Preserver
    Helps keep produce fresher longer.
  • LED Lighting
    Makes it easy to see food on every level including inside the freezer.
  • Automatic Ice Maker
    Ensures that you have a constant supply of ice for entertaining.
  • FreshChill™ Temperature-Controlled Deli Locker
    Helps provide dedicated storage for items like deli meats and cheeses. Adjustable controls let you manually adjust the amount of cold air that enters the drawer.
  • Filtration System - Filtered by PUR®
    Reduces contaminants from tap water running through the ice and water dispenser to help keep ice cubes and drinking water as clean and fresh-tasting.
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
    This product exceeds minimum federal energy efficiency standards by at least 20%

Specifications:

Configuration and Overview

  • Refrigerator Type: French Door
  • Energy Star® Qualified: Yes

Capacity

  • Freezer Capacity: 5.62 Cu. Ft.
  • Refrigerator Capacity: 14.38 Cu. Ft.
  • Total Capacity: 20.0 Cu. Ft.

Energy and Eco-Friendly

  • Energy Star® Qualified: Yes

Filtration and Dispensing

  • Dispenser Type: Interior Water Only
  • Filtered Water: Yes
  • Icemaker: Factory Installed

Refrigerator

  • Number of Interior Shelves: 5
  • Standard Shelves:
    • 1 Fixed Full-Width Glass
    • 4 Adjustable Half-Width Glass
  • Door Bins:
    • 1 Dairy
    • 2 Adjustable Full-Width Gallon
    • 3 Adjustable Full-Width
  • Humidity-Controlled Drawers: 2 Half-Width
  • Temperature-Controlled Drawers: 1 Full-Width

Freezer

  • Slide-Out Freezer Basket: Upper and Lower Wire
  • Light: LED

Style and Extras

  • Number of Refrigerator Shelves: 5
  • Extra Containers: Yes
  • Control Location: Internal Up-Front Electronic
  • Door Style: Contour

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 70-1/8"
  • Width: 35-5/8"
  • Depth: 29-3/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 350 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts and Labor
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Counter DepthYes
French DoorYes
Freezer Capacity (cu. ft.)5.62
Refrigerator Capacity (cu. ft.)14.38
Total Capacity (cu. ft.)20
Overall Height (inches)70.13
Overall Depth (inches)29.38
Depth With Door Open (inches)43
Width (inches)35.63
Installation TypeFreestanding
Defrost TypeAutomatic
Freezer Interior LightYes
Freezer LocationBottom
Number of Freezer Baskets/Shelves2
Number of Refrigerator Shelves/Bins5
Number of Refrigerator Door Shelves/Bins6
Crisper TypeHumidity Controlled
Can DispenserNo
Refrigerator Interior LightYes
Refrigerator Shelves MaterialGlass
Water DispenserYes
Ice MakerYes
Ice DispenserNo
Deli DrawerYes
Reversible DoorNo
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
TypeFrench Door
  

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KitchenAid 20 Cu. Ft. Architect Series II Black Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator
 
4.4

(based on 147 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (87)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (7)
  • Quiet (7)
  • Holds temperature well (6)
  • Customizable shelving (5)
  • Easy access (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small kitchens (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (5), Avid cook (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ingenious poor man's 'built-in' refrigerator

We're still amazed that manufacturers are still making huge, clunky 36"-deep refrigerators, which stick out a foot or more beyond standard 24" deep cabinetry. And we're too poor to spend...Read complete review

We're still amazed that manufacturers are still making huge, clunky 36"-deep refrigerators, which stick out a foot or more beyond standard 24" deep cabinetry. And we're too poor to spend thousands of dollars on a 'counter-depth' built in (most of which have lousy frequency-of-repair records!!!). So when we found THIS Kitchenaid refer, which is 29" deep -- we were thrilled (in theory). Now that we've installed it (a simple slide-in, to the space in our existing cabinets), here's all the other things we ALSO love about it: 1. Gorgeous styling 2. Rock-solid computer-control of the entire mechanism, including digital read-outs of freezer and refrigerator temperatures, plus much more (should be a high-reliability feature). 3. Door left open alarm. Helpful and not annoying. 4. Comparatively "shallow" interior -- eliminates your forgotten food turning into a 'scientific experiment' in the back of the refrigerator. 5. Terrific icemaker and cold water (inside, NOT through the door). Every single 'through-the-door-icemaker I've ever had has broken. So this is a GOOD thing! 6. This refrigerator is the QUIETEST I've ever owned. YAY! 7. Build quality (quality of design and construction) are superb. Everything fits, lines up and is very handsome. A couple of (minor) gripes: A. Of the three interior refrigerator DRAWERS, only one can be opened (pulled out) with just ONE of the two French Doors opened. The wide drawer (naturally) and the right hand narrow drawer each STILL require that you open both "French Doors." Thus the double doors are GREAT for not blocking kitchen space when open, but are NOT the time saver they could have been. (A VERY minor quibble). B. The freezer space is on the smallish side -- that's the major trade-off here for the SHALLOW ("counter-depth") design. Obviously the compressor sits behind the freezer. We had planned on getting a small chest freezer in our pantry anyhow. (The freezer in this Kitchenaid IS adequate, but not super-large). Another VERY minor comment. C. The stainless steel finish is a magnet for fingerprints. Some other refrigerators we saw have a 'magic' (supposedly), fingerprint repelling finish. We're going to put carnuba car wax on the front, to see if that helps. (Also MINOR). But we give this a FIVE STAR review (out of five). Thanks, Kitchenaid!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bad use of space

We had the older single door version of this (same size) but The old one had much more useable space inside. The control panel & water filter on this model sit upfront and...Read complete review

We had the older single door version of this (same size) but The old one had much more useable space inside. The control panel & water filter on this model sit upfront and protrude down from the ceiling, taking up way too much space away from the top shelf. we find it hard to store beer bottles upright in this fridge. then if you lower the top shelves you just compress the vertical space in the shelves below, making them useless for anything more than a couple inches tall. just a dumb design. KA's other similar (but more expensive) models move the controls/filter up & out of the way - making them much better options.

also this one just seems shorter inside, despite it being taller overall than our previous fridge. I think this is a consequence of them trying to hide the top door hinges.

wish we could exchange this for a different model.

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4.0

Perfect fit

By 

from Tennessee, United States

Comments about KitchenAid 20 Cu. Ft. Architect Series II Black Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator:

This fridge is a catch. It is very difficult to find a counter depth fridge like this one in this price range! We love the look, and all the options for shelf moving, etc...our only issue has been getting used the the drawer for a freezer. It is harder to fit large items (we like to buy in bulk). Everything else has been wonderful.

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5.0

Ideal Refrgerator

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from Albuquerque, NM, United States

Comments about KitchenAid 20 Cu. Ft. Architect Series II Black Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator:

The counter depth unit with French Doors, is both aesthetically pleasing, but also very functional. We do not one issue with this item.

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4.0

Love!!

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from Undisclosed

Comments about KitchenAid 20 Cu. Ft. Architect Series II Black Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator:

Love love love!! Just wish the filtered water spout was in a different location..

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4.0

Good size of storage space

By 

from Oakland, CA, United States

Comments about KitchenAid 20 Cu. Ft. Architect Series II Black Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator:

I bought this a month ago. I am so happy that I get more space than my old side-by-side refrigerator.

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4.0

Can't beat it for the price

By 

from Chicago IL

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Customizable Shelving
  • Easy Access
  • Energy Efficient
  • Holds Temperature Well
  • Space For Tall Items

Cons

  • Noisy

Best Uses

    Comments about KitchenAid 20 Cu. Ft. Architect Series II Stainless Steel Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator:

    This fridge is a great value. Looks amazing, counter depth, french door style with bottom freezer. No messy water in the door. Overall, I would recommend it. The ice maker is a bit noisy, but the savings still justify it. The fridge itself runs fairly quietly.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    Classy frig, reasonable price for what you get

    By 

    from Richmond, VA, United States

    Comments about KitchenAid 20 Cu. Ft. Architect Series II Black Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator:

    Love my new French door Kitchen Aid frig! This is a high end frig with features that seem to cost more in other versions. Love having the filtered water button just inside the door, separate settings for the veggie and fruit drawers, good looking internal lights, and the freezer and icemaker on the bottom. It's a good looking appliance that delivers.

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    5.0

    Just the right size for OUR purchase in our kitchen!

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    from Mt Horeb, WI, United States

    Comments about KitchenAid 20 Cu. Ft. Architect Series II Black Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator:

    We reviewed possibilities for a new refrigerator in our limited space for a long time, but when Kitchenaid came out with this model (no outside ice cube dispenser and water dispenser), we knew that we had found the right one. The counter depth fits into our space just right and provides enough space for our needs. We had to wait for it a little longer than we planned, but we were patient. Thanks to KA for making my life a little easier with this style refrigerator!

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    4.0

    Mostly great!

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    from Pittsburgh, PA, United States

    Comments about KitchenAid 20 Cu. Ft. Architect Series II Black Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator:

    We bought this refrigerator six weeks ago and mostly like it a lot although there are a couple of caveats: the crispers are not as sturdy as the deli drawer and come off their tracks almost every time we use them which is really irritating, especially as we compared crispers in other brands of 2-door counter-depth refrigerators when at the store and went for Kitchen Aid because it had the biggest crispers (important for vegetarians). Secondly, my husband tends to use the left-hand door by itself as that is where we store the milk. He has found that several times the door has not closed properly and he couldn't hear the alarm from upstairs. The other day he came down from his office and found the alarm ringing and the refrigerator temperature at 50 degrees (instead of 38)!

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    5.0

    Beautiful and efficient

    By 

    from West Hollywood, CA, United States

    Comments about KitchenAid 20 Cu. Ft. Architect Series II Black Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator:

    I redid my kitchen with 4 new Kitchenaid appliances. I love my new counter depth Kitchenaid refrigerator. It is beautiful to look at and haws plenty of room above and below.

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    4.0

    Good replacement for built in

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    from Sacramento

    Comments about KitchenAid 20 Cu. Ft. Architect Series II Black Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator:

    Twelve years ago we remodeled our kitchen and bought a built in refridgerator. Now when faced with replacement, we realized the cost difference is immense. This counter depth fits in the area where we had the built in although there is a couple feet above that is now empty. We will likely need to get some cabinetry work done to make it look better. My only complaint so far is that I miss the fruit and veggie space. I would rather have one wide one than two small narrow ones. I can't even fit a stalk of celery in it. I juice so I buy a lot of veggies. This may not be as big a problem for others.

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