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21.9 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator in Panel Ready, Counter Depth

  • EXTENDFRESH Temperature Management System helps keep food fresh
  • Interior water dispenser provides easy access to filtered water
  • Overlay Panel-Ready for custom panels and handles (not included)
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Product Overview

This KitchenAid 72 in. French Door Refrigerator is 3 in. taller than a standard counter-depth refrigerator. It fills the gap that can be left above many refrigerators, adding to its integrated appeal. A pull-out freezer drawer allows you to organize frozen items on three levels. And with the ExtendFresh Temperature Management System all of your ingredients will be held at the optimum temperature to maximize their flavor and texture.
  • Interior water dispenser provides easy access to filtered water and is conveniently located for one-hand operation
  • Automatic ice maker ensures a constant supply of ice on hand at all times for entertaining and everyday use
  • EveryDrop ice and water filter is certified by the NSF to reduce 24 contaminants and the presence of chlorine, providing fresh, great tasting, filtered water and ice straight from the fridge
  • Interior upfront electronic controls provide quick access to features such as Door Alarm, Max Cool and Holiday/Sabbath mode
  • 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
  • Adjustable MicroEtch Spill Control glass shelves in the fresh food compartment allow for flexible storage and quick cleaning
  • Humidity-Controlled crispers allow you to adjust the amount of moisture that enters the drawers to help keep food, particularly produce, at optimum levels for freshness
  • Metal wine rack provides a durable storage solution for up to four bottles of wine or 2-liter containers and can be removed for additional storage flexibility
  • 6 adjustable gallon door bins allow for customizable in-door storage, providing enough space to organize items both large and small
  • 16.35 cu. ft. fresh food compartment and 5.59 cu. ft. freezer compartment provide spacious storage options
  • Pull-out tri-level freezer drawer features slide-out baskets with mats to help keep the freezer clean and organized
  • Produce Preserver absorbs the ethylene gas emitted by many fruits and vegetables that causes them to over ripen. By removing ethylene, the Produce Preserver helps extend freshness
  • Requires the installation of custom panels and handles (not included)
  • LED lighting illuminates the inside of the refrigerator and freezer for better visibility
  • French Door Refrigerator: 2 fresh food compartment doors and 1 freezer compartment drawer

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Depth (Excluding Handles)
Depth (Including Handles)
Depth (Less Door)
Depth With Door Open 90 Degrees (In)
Height to Top of Door Hinge (in.)
Height to Top of Refrigerator (in.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)
Refrigerator Width (In.)


Appliance Category
Appliance Type
French Door Refrigerator
Built-In and Standard Type
French Door
Color - Appliance Cabinet
Color - Door Handle(s)
Handles not included
Panel Ready
Color/Finish Family
Defrost Type
Auto / Cycle
Door Finish
Custom Panel
Energy Consumption (kWh/year)
Energy Efficiency Tier Rating
Not CEE rated
Freezer Capacity (cu. ft.)
Freezer Door Type
Pull Out Drawer
Freezer Features
Adjustable Leveling Legs,Ice Maker,LED Light Type,Sliding-Bulk Storage Baskets
Freezer Type
Drawer Freezer
General Features
Door Alarm,Hidden Hinge,LED Light Type,Wheels
Ice Maker Features
Automatic Ice Level Control/Shutoff,Filtered Ice,Ice Maker,Removable Basket
Ice Maker Type
Single Ice Maker
Ice/Water Dispenser
Water Only
Installation Depth
Counter Depth
Number of Doors
3 Door
Number of Drawers
Single Drawer
Number of Freezer Baskets/Bins
3 Baskets/Bins
Number of Freezer Shelves
No Shelves
Number of Refrigerator Shelves
5 Shelves
Operational Features
Fresh Air Filter,Humidity Controlled Crisper,Sabbath Mode
Product Weight (lb.)
360 lb
Refrigeration Dispenser Features
Dispenser Location-Internal,Water Dispenser,Water Filtration
Refrigerator Capacity (cu. ft.)
Shelf Material - Freezer
No Shelf
Shelf Material - Refrigerator
Storage Features
Adjustable Door Storage,Adjustable Racks,Deli Drawer,Gallon Door Storage,Spill Proof Shelves
Temperature Control Type
Internal Electric
Total Capacity (cu. ft.)
Water Filter Replacement Model#

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
10-year Limited Warranty: 1-year limited warranty (parts & labor), 5-year limited warranty on cavity liner, 10-year limited warranty on sealed refrigeration system

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Questions & Answers


Hi, Does anyone else experience their ice freezing together? My ice seems to constantly form one ...

Asked by Itsahim March 2, 2021

Hi Itsahim, In regards to this issue. If you are still having this issue we would recommend contacting KitchenAid Customer service. You can reach them at 1-800-253-1301 Monday – Tuesday, 8AM - 8PM (EST) or Wednesday - Friday, 9AM – 7PM (EST). We hope this helps.

Looking for a shallow counter depth kitchen aid refrigerator but with an ice maker. This says wat...

Asked by Tay December 30, 2020

This model has an ice maker.

Since this product can’t be viewed in store, is there any way to know what color cream/ivory this is?

Asked by Annonymous December 7, 2020

Hi, This model is listed as a Panel Ready Refrigerator. The panels you see on the website are used for a reference those do not come with the appliance. With this being panel ready you would have to work with your local cabinet maker to make specific panels for this unit as the doors come unfinished in black and ready for you to install your own panels. We hope this helps.

Does ice maker come with this refrigeratorDee

Asked by Dee November 9, 2020

Yes this comes with an icemaker.

Everyone is complaining that the fridge sticks out 4-5 inches beyond the rest of their cabinets. ...

Asked by Ben October 31, 2020

Hello Ben, we recommend installing the Refrigerator per the Installation Instructions for best results. Hopefully this information is beneficial to you. Thank you for your inquiry regarding our KitchenAid appliances!

Is this fridge going to be back in stock soon in the Connecticut area?

Asked by prodeskjess October 4, 2020

Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, for questions concerning [insert topic here], please call HD.com customer service at 800-430-3376 any day between 6 a.m to 2 p.m EST. They can answer your question, or transfer you to your local store if needed to answer your question.

Can you please tell me the depth of the shelves inside the refrigerator? Thanks!

Asked by Natalie August 16, 2020

Can the ice maker be turned off without disconnecting the water hook-up?

Asked by Kitty August 8, 2020

Kitty, yes, to turn off the Ice maker you will raise the metal lever until it sticks in the "up" position.

Can this refrigerator come with black handles?

Asked by Qi May 27, 2020

Hello Qi! Unfortunately, this cannot come with black handles.

Hello, what water connection kit is required for this item?

Asked by 1501Fridge April 8, 2020

Hello 1501Fridge! The gray water tubing on the back of the refrigerator (which is used to connect to the household water line) is a PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) tube. Copper and PEX tubing connections from the household water line to the refrigerator are acceptable, and will help avoid off-taste or odor in your ice or water. Check for leaks. If PEX tubing is used instead of copper, we recommend the following Whirlpool Part Numbers: W10505928RP (7 ft [2.14 m] jacketed PEX), 8212547RP (5 ft [1.52 m] PEX), or W10267701RP (25 ft [7.62 m] PEX).

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Customer Reviews

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  • 53% recommend this product
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Was sold to me as a panel fridge does not fit
(This review was collected as part of a promotion.) Does not work as a panel fridge door hinges are in the wrong place. Water hose came off in the middle of the night lots of damage new kitchen floor and basement ceiling. Plumber replaced plastic tube with a Braided hose the one that came with the fridge was substandard
by Anne 127
Response from CA SOCIAL CARE Jan 14, 2021
Greetings, Anne 127! We are so very sorry to hear about the unfortunate experiences you have had with your Kitchenaid refrigerator. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us about the problems you have had with door hinges and water hose. Please accept our apologies for the difficulties and inconvenience you have experienced with your appliance. When one of our products fails to meet a consumer’s expectations it concerns us. We take pride in the design and quality of our products. Whirlpool continually strives to use only the best components in all our appliances. However, any electrical or mechanical component may malfunction, and we are unable to predict when this might occur. We try to use only the finest materials in our appliances and put them through rigorous quality control tests to assure trouble-free performance. You are a valued Kitchenaid customer and we want to help you! Please email us at canadasocial@kitchenaid.com with the model number, serial number, your best contact number, and review ID 240712318. We look forward to hearing from you and hope you have a marvelous day! Thank you, - Andrea
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by HomeDepotCustomer
Sticks out
I completely agree about the comments of the fridge sticking out. I realized it is counter depth not built-in and expected the panel doors Not to be flush with the counter. What they don’t mention is that it sticks out an additional 4 inches to accommodate the width of the doors. Doesn’t this make the idea of a counter depth panel ready fridge completely misleading? I would never have spent the extra money to make it look like have a tree if it was just going to stick out like a sore thumb
by Poor design For a fridge
A great look but you'll need careful planning
This fridge was in my budget for a panel ready fridge. I read all the reviews and many people were upset about how the fridge sticks out and so on. I have been in the kitchen design industry as a designer for 20 years and I wanted to share how I was able to achieve a flush look. Bascially, you will need a minimum gap at the sides and top of 1-1/2" in order to open the doors at slightly past 90 degrees. Becuase the hinges want to open further you will end up having to put clear bumpers on the inside to provide a little cushion when the doors open. fridge. I have 3/4" panels on this fridge. If I could change anything I would recommend 5/8" thich panels and an opening on the sides of 2", this way the doors will open much wider and it'll be a bit improved. Anyway, I am very happy with the results.I hope the images I posted help you. Get a good reputable kitchen company to help you and also a good appliance installer, this unit only has front leveling legs and in my case I need shims at the rear. The unit has to be perfect level!
by Sandro P
I am extremely heartbroken. I wish I would have read all these reviews BEFORE buying this awful thing! My husband and I have recently built a brand new home. I was so excited to have this beautiful custom kitchen until now! If I would have known this door issue, I would have never bought it. You can’t push it in because then the doors won’t open. Since the cabinets are complete, you cannot redo the cabinets but even if you could, I don’t think it would help. I guess I am stupid because I thought buying a Kitchenaid product, I was buying quality. Boy was I wrong!
by CRuiz
Response from Social CareJun 12, 2019
Hello CRuiz, thank you for your review. We sincerely apologize for the concerns with your Refrigerator and would like to look further into this for you. Please feel free to reach out to us directly 1-800-422-1230, via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KitchenAid/ or Twitter @KitchenAidCare. We look forward to speaking with you.
Unlike some of the other reviewers I purchased this fridge with full knowledge of the external di...
Unlike some of the other reviewers I purchased this fridge with full knowledge of the external dimensions... This is just a terrible fridge. If I could give a negative star I would. The hinges are not strong enough to hold the weight of the door and bend easily. Even without panels/handles installed. I'm waiting on my 3rd set to be installed. The hinges do not have adjusters so your cabinet installer need to get the panel mounting perfect on the first try. Which is all for not because once the hinges start bending there is no way to get the doors back in-line. The center divider folds via a cam/striker setup... There is no adjusting this piece either and even with new hinges it barely works. As the hinges bend, the striker tabs go UNDER the cam and will not flip the divider. The shelves have huge gaps at the back. Large enough for a standard soda or even jelly/pickle containers to drop down the back. Finally, it's noisier then the 10 year old LG it replaced.
by sadpanda
Response from KitchenAidTeamDec 13, 2017
Hi Sadpanda, we would like to inquire further about your review with you. Please email us at NAR_Customer_Solutions@KitchenAid.com, with your name, phone number, street address, zip code, model & serial number, and date of purchase on the Refrigerator. Please also copy and paste your review into the email as well. KitchenAidBrand
30 people found this helpful
The contractors on this review thread are correct. This is a counter depth frig. Not a built in frig. However when you look at the images of the refrigerator on kitchenaid’s website it shows it as built in,meaning the doors are flush to the cabinets. However it is not built like so. This is just a terrible way to mislead customers
by mike
Response from KitchenAidTeamNov 27, 2017
Hello mike! We do apologize for the confusion. We do recommend that consumers review the description of the unit. Depending on the cut out a consumer has in there home this unit can be put into an enclosed space, however. We do greatly apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. KitchenAidBrand
19 people found this helpful
Measure twice cut once!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I just installed this model in my totally remodeled kitchen so I am going to focus on the install to provide some warnings for next buyer. My kitchen contractor (who does a lot of work with Kitchenaid appliances) created a cabinet for the normal counter depth. The problem is that there are water lines run along the back of the refrigerator. These are strong, stiff lines and instead of having a elbow to enter frig, they are bowed outward (see picture). The end result is that the frig cannot be moved closer to the back wall than 1.5 to 1.75 inches. You do not want to force these lines as they will not bend. Another depth eater is the electrical plug (second picture). It is right angle plug but it is at least 0.5 in high. There are flatter plugs that could have been added to the electrical line to save space. While not related to Kitchenaid, I would recommend that the open end of the water valve be directed to the left. In my case the water valve was slightly to the right and that made it difficult to coil the line. Just something to be aware of when you have the connections placed. The two Kitchenaid problems will require that we add wood strips to the current cabinet enclosure to build it out (fortunately it will work with the rest of the cabinets). We may even do a cut-out in the wall board so the water line can go bit into the wall. These are things you might not catch from the specs, so be sure to consider them in your install. Given we have only operated for 4 days, the frig is very quiet, ice making looks to be plentiful and the cold water feature is great. I highly recommend this non-through the door setup for ice as when I was reviewing the refrigerators the common complaint was the small size of the ice capacity and failures with the ice maker/delivery system. This configuration should provide the most reliability and is great for us since we have only two of us in the home. I'll report more on it when I've had it in operation for awhile.
by Glowplugv
Nice fridge, but....
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this for my new kitchen to be panel ready. It works great and we like the icemaker and water dispenser but it's black and I have an all white kitchen. You might think that it should not matter because I put white panels on the front but it sticks out a few inches from the counter in order for the doors to open and the exposed section is black. It just looks ugly. Don't know why they don't offer it in other colors, they should if you ask me!
by Kellie Lynch
Love my Counter Depth Refrigerator
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Love everything about my refrigerator. Counter-depth is perfect - I also had the studs turned to gain another 2-1/2" to recess the refrigerator further to align with the counters. Love the storage capacity, love the interior water dispenser, there is more than enough space for everything, and for keeping items easily accessible and organized. Food stays fresher, longer. Storage bins keep produce fresh, shelves are plentiful and I'm able to keep foods organized. Freezer drawers are perfect for organizing various shapes/sizes and find items easily.
by Betty
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