Archive for the ‘KitchenAid’ Category
Aside from the GE Cafe series, the KitchenAid ProLine series has been a pretty strong seller for the past two years. Basically KitchenAid took each of the best-selling units from their Architect series line of french door fridges, ranges, dishwashers and micros, put a fat handle on them and said BANG, welcome to the ProLine series. Customers dig the thick handle, as it has outsold the regular Architect, curved-handle series of appliances. Take a look at what this customer from New Rochelle did with their ProLine package.
Yes I love Bosch dishwashers.
But if I’m not rolling with a Bosch, I’m showing much love to KitchenAid’s line of dishwashers.
When you think of great, American-born dishwashers, you think of KitchenAid. The heritage!
The KUDS35FXSS is a great dishwasher that brings many
desirable features to the table without breaking the bank. Check it out…
This may be one of the nicest kitchens I have seen from a Curto’s customer. Pics of this gorgeous kitchen are below the videos!
Appliance Dude’s video analysis of this kitchen….
Appliance Dude Getting Deep into the custom Vent-a-Hood…
I was so happy to help my high school buddy Larry and his lovely wife Wendy with their appliances for their new home in Eastchester. If you are thinking of a 48″ Wolf dual fuel range then click here!
Appliance Dude analyzes this Wolf dual fuel range and other items in this Eastchester NY kitchen below:
Well, the best value is probably the KUDE40FXSS. Crazy value and performance, all at a price-point below $1000.
However if you are looking for the best performance, in Bosch you would step to the renowned 800 Plus Series. In KitchenAid, you would roll with the KUDE60 or KUDE70 Models. So the question is which do you choose?
The KUDE60FX and KUDE60SX models are pretty much identical performance and layout-wise:
6 wash cycles
16 place settings
The KUDE60SXSS has a visible read-out on the front, the FXSS has a hidden, integrated look.
The difference can be found in the energy efficiency – the KUDE60FXSS is more efficient as it consumes 279kw vs. 307kw for the KUDE60SXSS.
If you are looking for a completely different style but the same performance levels as the other KUDE60 models, check out the new KUDE60HXSS. It sports the old-school KitchenAid recessed handle (now dubbed the Ultra handle) design. Flexible racks, 2 fold-down tines, and 43 quiet decibels, the KUDE60HXSS is quiet the looker and performer.
What about the KUDE70FXSS? Technically I would rate this as the BEST dishwasher KitchenAid is producing because of the decibel level – they are down to 40dbs, which is just a tick above the industry-leading Bosch 800 Plus series. But other than that, this dishwasher is identical to the KUDE60FXSS model.
Prices? You should be able to snag any of these in stainless at around $1399-$1599.
Two 36″ counter-depth french door refrigerators have caught my eye recently. Different looks, different price points, but both charting high on the style meter.
I’m going to have to do a full-blown post just on this fridge. Liebherr refrigerators are funky animals, at one time the darling of NYC’s designer elite, they were a niche product that you would sell every so often into a NYC apt. Things have changed. The CS-2062 is their 36″ stainless (no finger prints!) french door refrigerator that is technically a freestanding unit but can achieve a built-in look if partnered with the correct space depth-wise.
Total capacity is 19.5 cu ft. I have one on the showroom floor that you would think is a dead ringer for a SubZero or Monogram due to it’s “flushness”. The CS2062 also offers 2 compressors (just like a SubZero) so you don’t mix air between the freezer and fridge, glass shelves which help maintain temperature and oh so funky and energy efficient LED lights inside. Contractor Pricing is $4999
I’ve been told that the KFCS22EVM is KitchenAid’s top selling french door refrigerator now. Part of their acclaimed Architect II series, the KFCS22 has 22 cu. feet of overall capacity, offers an internal water dispenser, is Star-K certified and offers glass shelves. And yes, you can fit gallons on the door!
The one thing to take note of is that a feel people told me this fridge has a loud noise that cycles on numerous times throughout the day. If you read this GardenWeb post, someone states it occurs about 20x per day. I can appreciate this because my wife and I recently purchased the KBFS22 which is 32″ wide and it makes a loud cycling noise as well. I’m of the mind that it’s the icemaker but it is somewhat annoying if you’re spending alot of time in the kitchen. In any case, intermittent noise aside, this is a really nice looking box whose insides are configured in logical and efficient fashion and the price won’t break the bank. Average price should be around $2400
We recently installed a KitchenAid Architect Series appliance display in the Curto’s showroom and it’s been amazing to see the love it has garnered from customers. The KitchenAid refrigerators are in particular demand so what I’ve done here is break the refrigerator line down by product category, and highlight some of the real winners.
KitchenAid Architect refrigerators are the brand’s biggest sellers aside from their dishwashers. Refrigerators come in a variety of styles such as counter depth, standard depth and built-in (which are positioned to compete against SubZero, Viking and GE Monogram refrigerators) and within those sizes you will find side by side, french door and bottom freezer models.
In this post I am going to concentrate on KitchenAid’s more popular side by side and french door refrigerators. I’ll cover the bottom freezer’s in another post.
KitchenAid French Door Refrigerators
For a counter-depth unit, check out the KFCS22EV which has an automatic icemaker and is 22 cu ft. If you want to opt for a bigger fridge in a standard depth size, then look at the KBFS25EV, which is basically the same fridge as the prior one but in a larger size. If you want a built-in French Door unit, then look no further than the KBFC42FTS which at 42″ offers 22.6 cu ft and a proprietary water filtration system.
Lastly, if you prefer a French Door with water/ice on the outside door look at the KFIS25XV if you want a standard depth model at 25 cu. ft and 36″ in width, or the KFIS20XV which brings the same features in a counter depth package at 36″ in width but 20 cu. ft in capacity.
KitchenAid Side by Side Refrigerators
The majority of KitchenAid side by side refrigerators chalk in at 23-25 cu. ft in capacity. Some of the more popular pieces are the KSCS25FVSS which offers ice/water on the outside of the door, 25 cu ft and is 36″ wide. The unit is Star K certified and also has an automatic icemaker. Water in the door is filtered through KitchenAid’s proprietary PuR system. The counter depth version would be the KSCS23FVSS which offers the external ice/water dispenser in both black and a monochromatic stainless steel which makes the entire outside uniform looking. The KSCS23 is 23 cu ft.
If you are looking for a built-in fridge and don’t want to spring for a SubZero, Thermador or Viking, Kitchen Aid offers side by sides in 42″ and 48″ increments. Looking for a 48″ with ice/water outside? Look no further than the KSSC48QTS. Not interested in ice/water? Go with the KSSC48FTS.
If you want a 42″ built-in, then the KSSC42QTS (external dispenser) or the KSSC42FTS (no dispenser). Both models offer water filtration, automatic icemakers, and spill proof shelves.