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Old 2006-07-31, 09:25 PM
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regular depth is it
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Old 2006-07-31, 09:43 PM
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OK...so probably a dumb question...what are the benefits of auto defrost vrs. not having auto defrost ?? I assume one should buy the auto defrost for in the home??? Prevent build up of ice on the inside of the freezer???
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Counter-depth fridges are significantly more expensive that standard style fridges.
usually. you may get a deal on the large kitchenaid occasionally, especially demo units. if you can find one, it's worth it. you don't lose too much space, and if your kitchen is tight (under 15' across) it really frees up space visually.
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We like the counter-depth fridge as it gives a more built-in effect to the fridge.
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We like the counter-depth fridge as it gives a more built-in effect to the fridge.
Definitely agree... but it all depends if the added cost is worth it to the buyer.
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Old 2006-08-01, 11:12 AM
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You can usually get a deal at the shows as well. When we bought ours, the KitchenAid counter depth fridge was only about $100-$200 more than the standard depth fridge. But as you said it is a personal choice.

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Quite honestly, considering the total amount we are spending on appliances, a few hundred dollars extra for a built in fridge is entirely worth it for us. Our kitchen is open to the family room and will be highly visible to people who visit our home. Ours is the Kitchenaid Stainless Steel bottom mount fridge.

Its completely a personal choice.
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Quite honestly, considering the total amount we are spending on appliances, a few hundred dollars extra for a built in fridge is entirely worth it for us. Our kitchen is open to the family room and will be highly visible to people who visit our home. Ours is the Kitchenaid Stainless Steel bottom mount fridge.

Its completely a personal choice.
Our house is the same way, we got the side by side c.d. KitchenAid, and we thought the same thing, we were already spending several thousand, what's a couple more hundred...

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too bad the Kitchenaid 25 cubic feet fridge is not Energy Star rated. Its pretty much identical to the Maytag 25 cubic feet fridge, except $300 cheaper but with an energy rating.
Funny that the specs are not the same since both KitchenAid and Maytag fridges are both manufactured in the Amana factory which is owned by Maytag which is now owned by KitchenAid. LOL!

I find this very frustrating since all the units are pretty much identical it doesn't really give me much choice in fridges or options. Whirlpool has no incentive for making their products more desirable since they own the market.
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Old 2006-08-03, 01:50 AM
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I'm torn between the 2 fridges, a Kitchenaid and a Maytag.
Both bottom freezer with french doors, same capacity.(they look identical except the name...though both are probably mechanically identical as they're under the same company).

The only difference is the Maytag is rated at 505kWh/year (Energy Star qualified) while the Kitchenaid is rated at 594kWh/year (not Energy Star qualified). The Maytag is estimated to save about $8 over the Kitchenaid over a year according to Natural Resources Canada.

The Maytag costs about $325 more then the Kitchenaid.

My question is does the greater efficiency of the Maytag justify the extra cost over the Kitchenaid??
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