Internet #205850728

Model #KBFN502ESS

Store SKU #1001478387

Store SO SKU #1001268184

24.2 cu. ft. Built-In French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel, Platinum Interior

  • Keep food fresh longer with the PRESERVA Food Care System
  • Platinum Interior Design provides a premium look
  • Home delivery only, Installation not available
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Product Overview

This Built-In French Door Refrigerator from KitchenAid is as beautiful inside as it is outside. The Preserva Food Care System features three technologies that work in concert to assure crisp produce and deliciously flavorful foods while helping to eliminate refrigerator odors. The exclusive Platinum Interior Design features glossy silver walls that harmonize with the metallic accents on shelves, crisper and baskets.
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  • ENERGY STAR qualified to help you save money on utility bills, use less energy and help preserve our natural resources
  • Automatic ice maker ensures that you have a constant supply of ice for entertaining
  • Intuitive controls make it easy to precisely adjust the temperature of both the refrigerator and freezer
  • 2 independent cooling systems provide a dedicated refrigeration unit to help keep food fresh longer, and a separate system for frozen food
  • Adjustable spill resistant glass shelves feature raised edges that help prevent spills from spreading throughout the refrigerator and provide added visibility
  • Humidity controlled crispers give you a dedicated storage option to keep fresh food at optimum humidity levels
  • Door bins are removable and adjustable for flexible loading and quick cleaning
  • 17.75 cu. ft. fresh food compartment and 6.42 cu. ft. freezer compartment provide spacious storage options
  • Half-width upper freezer drawer and lower slide-out freezer basket provide two levels of durable, spacious storage for your frozen foods
  • The FreshFlow Air Filter helps minimize odors while the FreshFlow Produce Preserver helps delay over-ripening
  • Platinum Interior provides a premium look with silver glossy walls that complement the metallic accents found inside the refrigerator
  • Available in stainless steel or Panel-Ready. Panel-Ready model requires the installation of custom panels and handle (not included)
  • LED lights provide a brightly lit interior to easily view all of your fresh food, while using less energy and producing less heat than traditional incandescent lighting
  • Product available for home delivery only; Installation is not offered at time of delivery; check with your local The Home Depot store for installation options
  • FIT System Limited Guarantee ensures KitchenAid Brand Built-in Refrigerators will replace your existing cabinet cut-out of a standard comparable built-in refrigerator model that is 36 in., 42 in., or 48 in., W or KitchenAid will provide up to $300 for a professional to adjust your cabinets
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Info & Guides

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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)
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Color/Finish Family
Stainless Steel
Defrost Type
Auto / Cycle
Door Finish
Energy Consumption (kWh/year)
Energy Efficiency Tier Rating
Tier I
Freezer Capacity (cu. ft.)
Freezer Door Type
Swing Door
Freezer Features
Ice Maker,LED Light Type
Freezer Type
Drawer Freezer
General Features
Door Alarm,Hidden Hinge,LED Light Type
Ice Maker Features
No Additional Features
Ice Maker Type
Single Ice Maker
Ice/Water Dispenser
Installation Depth
Counter Depth
Number of Doors
3 Door
Number of Drawers
Single Drawer
Number of Freezer Baskets/Bins
2 Baskets/Bins
Number of Freezer Shelves
No Shelves
Number of Refrigerator Shelves
4 Shelves
Operational Features
Dual Evaporated Cooling System,Fresh Air Filter,Humidity Controlled Crisper,Sabbath Mode
Product Weight (lb.)
570 lb
Refrigeration Dispenser Features
No Dispenser
Refrigerator Capacity (cu. ft.)
Shelf Material - Freezer
No Shelf
Shelf Material - Refrigerator
Storage Features
Adjustable Door Storage,Gallon Door Storage
Temperature Control Type
Internal Electric
Total Capacity (cu. ft.)
Water Filter Replacement Model#

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
12-year Limited Warranty; See Warranty document for details

Questions & Answers


Anyone have pictures of this installed?

Asked by 2016homebuild October 13, 2015

Read my review (submitted today, so may not be up yet). It's not really "built-in" the way it protrudes. Idiotic.

Can I purchase a panel kit for this refrigerator

Asked by Javier April 21, 2020

Hello Javier! Unfortunately, there is no panel kit for this model. Thank you for your inquiry on our KitchenAid appliances.

How do you turn it on

Asked by Thor September 26, 2017

Hi Thor, thank you for your inquiry. Underneath the top grill panel there is a on/off toggle switch. You can refer to page 6 of your Use and Care Guide for information on this.

Where are the handles ?

Asked by Judy November 22, 2017

Judy, the panels nor handles are included in panel ready appliances. You will need to purchase handles or have them custom made to match handles of the kitchen cabinets/drawers. Hopefully this information is beneficial to you. Thank you for your inquiry regarding our KitchenAid appliances!

Does this refrigerator have an internal water dispenser?

Asked by Frotho February 15, 2016

Just for ice maker. The thinking is people buying higher-end refrigerators get separate filtered water dispensation elsewhere in the kitchen.

Is there a 90 degree door stop abailable

Asked by Lori January 3, 2020

Hey cool so does mine! But the old KA42 did the same. I'm so stoked every time I hear my kids smash the door of my new $10k fridge into my equally expensive Lapidus. I can't wait to see which surface wins. Maybe we'll be lucky and the granite will prevail... and we can just buy replacement doors for our $10k refrigerators. LOL

Does this have the European style hinges ?where it can be used inside frameless

Asked by Oliver June 12, 2020

Hi Oliver. This KitchenAid® Refrigerator has a hidden hinge.

Does it have 2 compressors and 2 evaporators or 1 compressor with 2 evaporators?

Asked by bmninada April 10, 2019

bmninada, this KitchenAid® Refrigerator is a dual evaporator with 1 compressor. We hope this helps!

I have this same refrigerator (model #KBFN502ESS02) & I need a new water filter. Does HomE Depot carry these filters?

Asked by wentoo July 16, 2018

Hello wentoo, Thank you for your inquiry with The On the site in the search line enter the word "PARTS" and have the model # of your item handy for input. If it's not found there your local Home Depot store will probably stock it. I hope this was helpful. Thank you for shopping The Home Depot.

on/off for icemaker@?

Asked by bob June 29, 2020

bob, to turn ON the ice maker, simply lower the wire shutoff arm. NOTE: Your ice maker has an automatic shutoff. As ice is made, the ice cubes will fill the ice storage bin and the ice cubes will raise the wire shutoff arm to the OFF (arm up) position. Do not force the wire shutoff arm up or down. 2. To manually turn off the ice maker, lift the wire shutoff arm to the OFF (arm up) position and listen for the click. Hopefully this information is beneficial to you. Thank you for your inquiry regarding our KitchenAid appliances!

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Customer Reviews

  • 128 Customer Reviews
  • 4 out of 5 stars overall
79% of customers recommended.
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Cambridge, ON
Frosted Fridge
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(This review was collected as part of a promotion.) This fridge is awesome. Easy to find things inside. Ice maker makes ice quick. Installation was quick. As this was going into a new renovated kitchen. Instructions were easy to follow.
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Boynton Beach, FL
Sturdy and beautiful!
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My KitchenAid refrigerator feels very sturdy when I open and close the doors. Plus it’s absolutely gorgeous it’s the first thing everybody comments on when they walk into my kitchen
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Extremely Poor Quality - Lack of Quality Control
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We bought one of these refrigerators in June 2019 and the rubber seals on both upper compartments on the doors (e.g. the butter storage compartment) have both fallen out since day 1. These seals are poorly constructed, appear to be glued together in one corner and fall out every time you lift the door to access a food product - see attached photos. We got so fed up with having to repeatedly put these back in, they've been completely removed and the compartments are no longer sealed. When we layed out out the type of cash we had to pay for this refigerator, we expected it to meet a much higher product quality standard but that was not the case. As a result of our experience, I'd recommend looking at all available options before considering KitchenAid for your counterdepth refrigerator purchase.
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Response from CA Social Care January 16, 2020
Hi, DissappointedCustomer! KitchenAid is dedicated to ensuring that the components and materials used in all of our appliances are of the highest quality available. We are so sorry that we let you down. As we work hard to provide the best possible product, it is unfortunate to us when we receive information regarding issues consumers are experiencing with their products. We appreciate you taking the time to notify us of the concern you have with your appliance. Please email your information to Please include your Review ID 228380377. Thank you so much! -Kelcey
Las Vegas
KitchenAid refrigerator
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Much needed & looks great. Very happy with my selection & style
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Jacksonville FL
Beautiful !
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] A new master control board was not available for my very old panel front KitchenAid side-by-side. I replaced it with this beautiful french door model and skipped the expense of panel front -it is beautiful just like it is. When you open the doors you are wowed by the look of your food - the Platinum interior and LED lighting are impressive. On top of all of that - it is sooo quiet and keeps my food, produce and frozen items just perfectly.
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Largo Florida
Great Design
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I am so happy about my fridge , i love the handles and the detail , the platinum interior
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Replaced our original KitchenAid 42-inch that was 24 years old. This KitchenAid 42-inch is fantastic!
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was easy to install Delivery People were on time...
was easy to install Delivery People were on time and did a great job
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Awesome design
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I absolutely love my kitchenaid built-in refrigerator!!!
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We have had this product for 2 years and the doors will not stay closed. Cannot find the problem - is there a solution?
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Response from Social CareJanuary 12, 2021
Hello SallyRG, thank you for your review. We sincerely apologize for the concerns with your appliance. To easily schedule service online with one of our Local Certified Technicians, please visit the following link.
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