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Bottom Freezer Refrigerator: KitchenAide vs Maytag??

5 years ago

Because of space issues (35.96" width, counters on left, 42.5" deep wall on right), I cannot get a French door refrigerator, which would have been my first choice. I still want refer on top, which leaves me with bottom freezer drawer/single door refer (hinge on left side). From a very brief in-person shopping session and looking online, I have it narrowed down to two models -- a Maytag and KitchenAide. The main issue that bothers me about BOTH of these are the poor quality drawers, which is one of my pet peeves (I like a nice, smooth drawer action). I have to admit, for pure looks, I detest the sweeping, smooth handle look that most other manufacturers are using right now.

Maytag MBF2258FEZ -- going price $1349, which includes ice maker.

KitchenAide KRBL102ESS -- going price is $1619 plus $99 for ice maker.

Anyone have experience with either of these refrigerators?? Pros, cons?? Any other brand that would be better??

Thank you!!!

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