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20.8 Cu. Ft. 36" Width Built In Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator with Platinum Interior Design

Model # KBFN506ESS

 3.4 out of 5 (15 Reviews)

Available in 3 Color(s)

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Outside, this built-in stainless steel French door refrigerator will seamlessly integrate with your cabinetry. Inside, 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 and the beautiful glossy silver Platinum Interior Design sets off the metallic accents of the shelves, crisper and baskets.

Features:

  • Automatic Ice Maker - Ensures that you have a constant supply of ice for entertaining.
  • LED Lighting - Uses less energy than incandescent bulbs. Multiple lights are purposefully placed throughout the refrigerator and freezer, making it easy to find items at a glance.
  • Intuitive Controls - Intuitive controls make it easy to precisely adjust the temperature of both the refrigerator and freezer.
  • Adjustable Spill-Resistant Glass Shelves - are easy to clean and help prevent messes from spilling over into other parts of the refrigerator. The shelf edges are nano-etched with a finely textured surface that helps contain spills, and lets you use the whole shelf from edge-to-edge.
Specifications
Dimensions
Cabinet Width 35-1/4 in
Capacity 20-81/100
Cutout Depth 24.0 in
Cutout Height 83-1/2 in
Cutout Width 35-1/2 in
Depth 27-3/4 in
Depth Closed Excluding Handles 25-1/8 in
Depth Closed Including Handles 27-3/4 in
Depth Excluding Doors 23-11/16 in
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 41-1/4 in
Freezer Volume 5.56 cu. ft.
Height 83-3/8 in
Height To Top Of Cabinet 83-3/8 in
Refrigerator Volume 15.25 cu. ft.
Width 36-1/4 in
Configuration and Overview
Advance Foam Insulation 99.9% lower Global Warming Potential and Better Energy Performance
CEE Tier Not Rated
Counter Depth Yes
Number of Doors 3
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov .
UL UL
Appearance
Cabinet Finish Smooth
Door Finish Smooth
Door Style Flat
Handle Color Stainless Steel
Handle Material Metal
Handle Type Reach-Through Handle
Hidden Hinge Yes
LCD Touch Screen No
Reversible Door No
Controls
Air Filter Indicator/Reset No
Automatic Defrost Yes
Door Ajar/Open Alarm Yes
Location of Controls Interior Up Front
Sabbath Mode Yes
Filter Details
Fresh Flow Air Filter Yes
Produce Preserver Yes
Water Filter Indicator/Reset Yes
Water Filter Location Exterior
Refrigerator Details
Humidity-Controlled Drawers 1 Full-Width, 2 Half-Width
Lighting LED
Number of Interior Shelves 4
Dispenser Details
Dispenser Type No Dispenser
Certifications
Energy Star® Qualified No
Exterior
Door Finish Smooth
Freezer Compartment
Freezer Drawer/Basket 1 Full Width Lower Metal, 1 Half Width Upper Plastic
Light LED
Filters
Water Filter Part Number EDR3RXD1
Configuration
Installation Configuration Built-In
EndecaProps
ProductOutletCategories Refrigerators
Icemaker
Icemaker Factory Installed
GDS
GPC Code 10003695
IsInvoiceUnit true
IsOrderableUnit true
Product Type EA
UDEX 1101290375
isBaseUnit true
isConsumerUnit true

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3.4

out of 5 (15 Reviews)

60% of reviewers recommend this product.

Worth the Wait

Submitted by Dickey Boy - 7/25/2019

Very pleased with the appliance. It's whisper quiet and maintains constant temperatures.
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Beautiful refrigerator!

Submitted by Kathyorn - 7/18/2019

It's a beautiful refrigerator, and the platinum interior is elegant. Takes a while to get used to, because it's much darker than a white interior. Hard to see bottom shelf of freezer. Higher held lit; there is no light at the bottom level. Less capacity than previous built-on. Bought extra door shelves to increase capacity.
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Poor quality with a high price tag

Submitted by Piece of junk! - 7/15/2019

We have had our KitchenAid KBFN506 refrigerator now for two year and are about to spent $1000 to try and get it functioning properly. Since we bought it, the doors have not closed properly and three tech visits while it was under warranty could remedy the issue. Now we have a tech we selected who found the broken spring connector, so maybe after spending another $1000, the door will shut properly. I hate this refrigerator. It was very expensive but doesn't work as well as the Samsung that my daughter bought for about 15% of what I paid. Avoid this refrigerator!!!
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No, I do not recommend this product

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Great Product, I would change a few things though.

Submitted by Doug K/A - 7/11/2019

I have been waiting to replace my old bottom mount single door K/A built-in for several years as I was waiting for the 36" wide french door model to arrive. So far it has been a good product, runs very quiet with no issues. Here are a few things I would recommend for changes or improvements: 1) The left side door when allowed to close on its own slams way too hard. I realize it needs a little boost to actuate the sealing plate between the doors, but this is a lot. The items in the door shelves bounce around and sound like they are going to break sometimes due the door closing speed. Some type of slow close dampener would be nice. 2) The freezer door takes what I think is an excessive amount of opening force to overcome the seals, once it has unsealed itself the door opens the rest of the way very easily. I could see where this would be a bigger issue with the elderly or handicapped. There should be an optional foot pedal operated lever that can give some initial assist when opening the freezer. 3) There is no way to shut off the icemaker, the operating manual says to lift a lever which does not exist in this model. 4) The control panel display only shows the SET values of the refrigerator and freezer compartments. My old unit showed the ACTUALl temperatures as well as the setpoints. I had to purchase a pair of thermometers for the two compartments to have the peace of mind of knowing that they are always at the proper temperature. 5) This is just a personal preference, but I would prefer a white interior instead of the gray. 6) There is no butter tray.
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UNSATISFIED CUSTOMER

Submitted by KBFN506ESS - 4/8/2019

I PURCHASED THIS MODEL AND I HAD PROBLEMS WITH THIS REFRIGERATOR FROM DAY ONE. ON NOVEMBER 18TH 2018 I CALLED A SERVICE REPAIR TECHNICIAN FOR THE FILTER AND THEY ORDERED PARTS FOR THE HINGES ON THE DOORS. THE TECHNICIAN WAS BANGING ON THE DOORS WITH A HAMMER. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL AND NO KNOWLEDGE OF HOW TO REPAIR THIS KIND OF REFRIGERATOR. NOT TO MENTION I PAID $8500.00 FOR THIS PRODUCT. I EXPERIENCED PROBLEM AFTER PROBLEM WITH THIS REFRIGERATOR. IT SHUTS OFF UNEXPECTEDLY, NEVER FIXED THIS PROBLEM, NOW THE DOORS WON'T CLOSE AND THEY CAN NOT LOCATE THE PARTS FOR THIS REPAIR. SPOKE TO AVERY, HE ADVISED THAT IT IS THE HOMEOWNERS RESPONSIBILITY IF THE FOOD IN THE REFRIGERATOR IS SPOILED OR PERISHES. I ASKED FOR A REPLACEMENT BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A REFRIGERATOR FOR MONTHS HE SAID THAT THIS IS NOT A GOOD REASON TO REPLACE REFRIGERATOR. I CALLED AGAIN TODAY WAS GETTING THE SHUFFLE AROUND SPOKE TO TERESA, AND WAS ON HOLD FOR 1 HOUR SPOKE TO AVERY WAS ON HOLD FOR 30 MINUTES AND HE HUNG UP THE PHONE JUST TO FOLLOW UP TO SEE IF PARTS WERE LOCATED STILL NOTHING I SPOKE TO MICHAEL IN THE SPECIALTY DEPARTMENT HE SAID I HAVE TO GIVE THEM 6 DAYS TO LOCATE PART, IT HAS BEEN 5 MONTHS. THEY WILL NOT LET ME SPEAK WITH SUPERVISOR. THE WORST SERVICE !!!!
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No, I do not recommend this product

It's a fridge

Submitted by Replacement envy - 1/4/2019

Disappointed with interior lack of space, this is a built in but doesn't hold anywhere near my Sub Zero in same slot Somehow the interior is divided up poorly Freezer as well
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Perfect fit; great use of space.

Submitted by Bgun - 1/4/2019

We purchased this to replace our 30 year-old Subzero which had stopped working and could not be fixed. It was the same dimensions as the old Subzero and substantially less expensive than a new Subzero. We are very happy with the look and functionality of the new KitchenAid.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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Poor quality control

Submitted by Ctrybob - 9/19/2018

I bought this several weeks ago and the refrigerator portion was not cooling at all, even though the freezer was working. The serviceman called a tech person from the manufacturer, who said a new valve that alternated the cooling from the refrigerator to the freezer would have to be ordered. The serviceman then found that something in the controls, underneath the top, just hadn't been plugged in at the factory. It doesn't seem too much to ask to have them run each refrigerator to make sure it is working properly before they ship it.
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Submitted by Tutu42 - 8/31/2018

I love the French Doors and the comparments in the freezer.
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Awful experience

Submitted by Very unhappy - 8/13/2018

After our 30 year old Subzero finally died and we looked at both a Subzero and Kitchenaid. We were ready to spend $4000 more for the Subzero but in the showroom we liked the shelving arrangement in the Kitchenaid. So we paid $7500 and had the refrigerator delivered and installed. What a disappointment. The left door won't stay open when at full outward swing. Worse, the right door won't close all the way (it will stay open when at full outward swing). Right now there is a one inch gap between the door and the door frame, with cool air spilling out. Tomorrow an approved Kitchenaid technician is coming and we hope he can fix both doors. If that can't be done I want a refund so I can buy a subzero. What worries me the most is that if Kitchenaid quality control allowed this fridge to leave the factory with these obvious and visible defects, what kind of quality control can I expect from the "innards" of this machine.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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Cheaply made

Submitted by susanZ - 7/17/2018

I bought this over a month ago. Installation has had its problems and the frig is not half as good as the one I had 18 years ago. It seems very cheaply made. I am very unhappy with my purchase.
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Submitted by Red apron - 6/19/2018

I am really happy. Went from a SubZero to KitchenAid and I love my KitchenAid
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Yes, I recommend this product

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Looks great in our kitchen

Submitted by Jjheinemann - 4/13/2018

We remodeled our kitchen and this was what we chose. Mainly we had used a KitchenAid unit prior and loved it
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can't tell the internal temperature

Submitted by surfdoctor - 3/1/2018

I bought this refrigerator a month ago, and I still can not figure out how to determine the internal temperature of the refrigerator. The manual doesn't specify this information and the sales reps (Howard's) were no help at all. The kitchenaid website also was not helpful in trying to solve, and calling during the posted service hours left my call unanswered. Really??! Have to say that I am a bit disappointed.
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How do you spend so much $ & no egg or butter tray

Submitted by bldrann - 10/18/2017

I just had my Kitchen Aid black stainless built in refrigerator excitedly delivered. It does look beautiful. But for the price, Kitchen aid should include a butter tray, egg tray and freezer racks.The paperwork should include what trays come with the refrigerator, no where in the paperwork or website does it list parts included. The pictures make it seem like all the trays included. See picture.
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