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KitchenAid KFIS29PBMS 29 Cu. Ft. French Door Stainless Steel Review

One of KitchenAid's newest fridges, this model includes Preserva technology and boasts a very elegant design. For $3,099, however, we expected better results in our performance tests.

October 17, 2012
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Introduction

One of the newest members of the KitchenAid family is the $3099 KFIS29PBMS. It's a stainless steel French door fridge that contains such high end elements as LED lighting, an on-the-door ice maker, and KitchenAid's fancy Preserva technology.

This fridge looks great, feels great, and performs... with moderate results. It may not be worth such a high price tag, unless you're a fan of fresh produce and like the concept behind the Preserva system. Most households refrigerate a lot more than just produce, however, and you should keep the big picture in mind when making as large an investment as a fridge can be. Some of our highest scoring French door models cost almost $1000 less than this one, though some retailers are offering it for as low as $2609. We question whether the performance is worth the price, but let's be clear: it's still a very good fridge, with plenty of storage space and lots of fun and convenience-oriented features that you may not find on cheaper models.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Energy Efficiency
  4. Performance
  5. Storage Space
  6. Usability
  7. Conclusion
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