KitchenAid has introduced a new 72-inch counter-depth model that offers extra space on the inside and a built-in look on the outside. This latest configuration joins a line that includes freestanding, counter-depth and 42-inch built-in French Door refrigerators.
“Based on our research, we found that the currently available 69-inch model refrigerators don’t fully utilize the 72-inches of available height space found in many of today’s newly constructed homes,” said Debbie O’Connor, Senior Manager of Brand Experience for KitchenAid. “Our newest French door model offers those who have this space an even better option to choose from in this increasingly popular refrigerator style. Not only does our latest 72-inch model maximize space with more room inside the refrigerator, it also offers a seamless, built-in look at a gentler price.”
The French Door Bottom Mount has a narrow door swing, making it easy to maneuver in the kitchen even when multiple cooks are working in the same space. Its narrow door swing also allows for design flexibility in kitchen designs where a full door swing would be too tight. Its wide refrigerator shelves have no interior divisions, allowing significantly greater space for wider items, such as cookie sheets, baking pans and serving trays. In addition, the freezer on the bottom requires less bending, with more frequently accessed refrigerator items located higher and closer at hand.
Premium features found on the latest KitchenAid® French door model include a single-hand interior water dispenser that is strategically located to prevent interference with usable refrigerator space. A FreshChill™ Temperature Management System features a thermostat in the refrigerator and an evaporator fan that help regulates temperatures to maintain optimal storage and freshness.
The new 72-inch Counter-depth French Door Bottom Mount refrigerator models will be available in stainless steel, black and white. Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices will range from $$2,799 to $3,099.