KFXS25RYMS Review

KitchenAid KFXS25RYMS

KitchenAid KFXS25RYMS KitchenAid
KFXS25RYMS

Architect Series II
Capacity: 25 cu ft
Width: 35-5/8"
MSRP: $2899
Price Level

$116

Per Cu Ft
Features

15

Key Items
Energy Use

479

kWh Annual
Water & Ice

4

Key Items
Warranty

10 / 5

Yrs P/L SRS

Ratings Guide   Best Better Good FairPoor



Key Strengths & Weaknesses
Price
Level
The price per cubic foot of refrigerator capacity is 70% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 10% of new refrigerators for lower price efficiency. Each cubic foot costs about $50 more than the average new refrigerator.  
Features The KitchenAid KFXS25RYMS has a higher than average number of features. Some features are for functionality and convenience, others are style and appearance. It's important to weigh your needs and desires vs price.
Energy
Use
According to EnergyGuide estimates this model will use 5% less electricity than the average new refrigerator and ranks in the top 50% for less energy usage. Annual electricty use is about 25 kWh lower than average.
Water
& Ice
The ice and water system is significantly above average and includes an icemaker, through-the-door ice and water dispenser, and water filter. Through-the-door dispeners will encourage your family to drink more water.
Warranty
SRS
One of the best available manufacturer's limited warranty on the sealed refrigeration system (SRS). The SRS typically includes expensive components such as the compressor, evaporator, and condensor. Subject to change.


KitchenAid KFXS25RYMS Refrigerator


General Ratings
MSRP $2899 MSRP - The Manufacture Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is 82% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 20% of new refrigerators for affordability. It is priced about $1300 more than average.  
ENERGY
STAR
ENERGY STAR Qualified - The KFXS25RYMS is ENERGY STAR qualified and meets or exceeds the federal standards for energy efficiency. About 85% of new refrigerators are ENERGY STAR qualified.
Availability Available - This model should still be available for purchase from KitchenAid or their associated retailers. Refrigerator designs are not changed as often, but may become abruptly discontinued.
Sabbath
Mode
Sabbath Mode Included - The Sabbath Mode helps people abide by Jewish law that forbids work during the Sabbath. It prevents lights and possibly other electrical activity from occuring when the door is opened.


Size & Style Ratings
Capacity 25 cu ft - The cubic foot capacity of this refrigerator is 11% higher than average and ranks in the top 40% of new refrigerators for larger capacity. It has about 2.4 cu ft more space than the average new refrigerator.
Space
Allocation
18.4 cu ft (74%) Fresh, 6.6 cu ft (26%) Freeze - The average percent capacity for new refrigerators is about 69% fresh food, 31% freezer. The fresh food allocation of this model is 5% higher than average.
Color Stainless Steel - Stainless steel is currently the most popular color and material for appliances. It's durable, resists bacteria and germs, and provides your kitchen with a clean, sleek, modern look that doesn't fade or discolor.
Depth Standard-Depth 34-11/16" - Most refrigerators are between 30" - 36" in depth and extend out a few inches beyond your base kitchen cabinets. Shallower refrigerators termed counter-depth are also available.  
Lighting LED - LED lights are more compact, brighter, and longer lasting than incandescent or CFLs bulbs. They also do not radiate heat into the fresh food compartment, helping perishables stay fresh longer.


Water & Ice Ratings
Icemaker Icemaker Included - About 80% of new refrigerators like the KFXS25RYMS are equipped with a factory installed icemaker and ice bin. Most consumers feel it's an indispensable feature for drinks.
Dispenser External Water & Ice - External dispensers are common and provide both water and ice. They're more convenient than internal dispensers and promote better drinking habits for your family and children.
Filter Water Filter Included - Helps purify and improve the taste of water and ice. If you don't already have a whole-house water filter, this is an important feature. Some models have a filter change indicator light.
Auto-Fill No Auto-Fill - This KitchenAid refrigerator is not equipped with a convenient capability to automatically fill your water container with a preselected amount of water. Feature found mainly on high-end refrigerators.  


Fresh Food Ratings
Evaporator Single Evaporator System - Fresh food and freezer sections use the same evaporator, which is standard on most refrigerators. Humidity levels are maintained at the same level in both compartments.  
Temp
Drawer
Temperature-Controlled Drawer - Equipped with a drawer where the temperature can be independently maintained and adjusted. Ideal for meats, cheeses, or beverages that you need to keep colder.
Chill &
Freeze
No Fast Chill / Freeze - The KFXS25RYMS cannot rapidly chill drinks and beverages, or quickly freeze items such as softened ice cream. This feature is usually found on some higher-priced models.  
Crispers Humidity Control - Includes crisper humidity controls for flexibility in preserving freshness. You can select higher humidity levels for most vegetables, or lower levels that are appropriate for many fruits.
Door
Alarm
Door Alarm Included - If the door is not completely closed an audible alert is sounded after a certain period of time. Great feature, especially for children, to prevent wasted energy or food spoilage.
Temp
Alarm
No Temperature Alarm - Does not have the capability to alert you if the interior refrigerator temperature rises above an unsafe limit. No audible warning of power outages or internal system failures.  


Convenience Ratings
Gallon
Door Bins
Gallon Door Bins - The KitchenAid KFXS25RYMS has door bins that will hold gallon milk or juice jugs. Gallon jugs are heavy, cumbersome, and frequently accessed - large door bins make the job much easier.
Door
In Door
No Door-In-Door - Standard refrigerator doors without an additional storage compartment. Door-in-door is normally only found on some high-end refrigerators and allows you to easily access your favorite items.  
Glass
Shelves
Glass Shelves - Fitted with glass shelves that can contain spilled liquids to one shelf level. Shelf height can be adjusted up and down to accommodate tall food items and are easily removed for cleaning.
Auto
Defrost
Automatic Defrost - Interior coils are automatically heated at regular intervals to remove frost that builds-up due to moisture in the air. Most new refrigerators on the market have auto-defrost capability.
Double
Drawers
Double Fresh Food Drawers - Provides an extra fresh food compartment for your favorite, most frequently used items. Allows quicker and easier access, and saves energy by not opening the entire refrigerator.
Can
Rack
No Can Rack - Does not include a special rack or compartment that stores canned drinks. While this feature is helpful to some consumers, you can still keep your space organized and store your cans without it.  
Wine
Holder
No Wine Holder - While this refrigerator does not have a separately designed compartment for storing or chilling bottles of wine, it offers several multi-use areas that can be used for wine bottle placement.  


Control Ratings
Temp
Control
Electronic Temperature Control - Like most new refrigerators, the KFXS25RYMS temperature controls are digital. Modern electronic controls are more accurate than mechanical and easier to use.
Temp
Display
Digital Temperature Display - Internal refrigerator temperature is digitally displayed so you can monitor levels for safety and correctness. Desired temperatures can be adjusted as required.
LCD No LCD Touch-Screen - Like most refrigerators, this model does not have a Liquid Crystal Display for monitoring operations and selecting options. LCD's are sometimes included on higher-end refrigerators.  
Wi-Fi No Wi-Fi - Does not include the latest technology that allows you to use special software applications designed for the kitchen area, and to interface with the Internet. Only available on a few models.  


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