KitchenAid KRFF507HPS Refrigerator Review

The 27 cubic foot, French door KitchenAid KRFF507HPS is an appliance focused on customizable temperature regulation to make sure all different kinds of products can be stored with maximum longevity.

This mid-priced refrigerator has a classy ‘Print-shield’ finished glossy exterior and the interior shelves & bins have silver trim to compliment the whole package and will look great in any kitchen.

Pros
  • ‘Freshchill’ Climate-controlled deli drawer
  • ‘ExtendFresh’ Temperature Management System
  • Humidity controlled crispers
  • ‘SatinGlide’ drawers for smooth interaction
  • ‘Printshield’ exterior finish
  • Ice & Water dispenser
Cons
  • Ice maker is overly loud
  • Slow ice production
  • Water/Ice dispenser prone to leaking/dripping
  • Door alarm is too quiet
Recommended alternatives:
Samsung RF26J7500WW
LG LRFDS3016D
GE PFD28KBLTS

Design

The KRFF507HWH is a great-looking refrigerator. The exterior has the ‘Print-shield’ finish that makes keeping it clean a whole lot easier. Available in black and silver stainless steel, and white. The white, in particular, looks spectacular when coupled with the professional kitchen inspired door handles.

When you open the French doors, the aesthetics are just as pleasing. The shelves and bins are decorated with a silver trim that cast a satisfying reflection from the side-mounted LED lights, giving the whole interior a high-class look that you would expect from the mid-range price point that comes with this appliance.

Score: 4/5

Storage

KitchenAid KRFF507HPS storage

With a healthy storage capacity of 27 cubic feet (the exterior cabinet measures at H70 inches x W36 inches x D37 inches) this refrigerator has fantastic food storage for even the largest of families. The fridge takes up 19.03 cu.ft with 7.77 cu.ft remaining for the freezer.

Amongst the 5-shelf system that makes up the fridge interior, are various features for better food storage organization (we’ll come to those in the ‘features’ section. Although the internal workings for the ice/water dispenser takes up some of the space, there are still ample capabilities in the French doors with 4 large bins and 2 smaller ones, the larger of which can hold one-gallon jugs.

The freezer’s two-tier drawer system has plenty of organizational compartments, including a pizza-pocket, to help make all your frozen goods easily accessible, which is aided by LED lighting.

Score: 4/5

Features

KitchenAid KRFF507HPS ice

Ice Maker & Water Dispenser

Like most appliances of this price-point, the KitchenAid KRFF507HPS comes with an exterior ice and water dispenser (with the ice maker built into the door) giving quick and easy access to fresh water and cubed or crushed ice.

The biggest consumer complaints regarding this refrigerator are aimed at this feature. Many customers have stated the ice production is slow while the ice storage capacity is too low, meaning a lengthy wait for ice more often than you would like.

On top of that, the ice maker is often reported as being far too loud, while the dispenser tends to leak/drip water after use.

‘ExtendFresh’ Temperature Management System

Both fridge and freezer have their own sensors for regulating the internal temperatures to ensure your frozen goods do not defrost and your chilled goods do not freeze. It’s basically a fancy thermostat.

Humidity-Controlled Crispers

Each unit comes equipped with two humidity-controlled crispers, much like the deli drawer they give you the capability to store your fruits and vegetables at the correct temperature. Some produce would need to be kept at a slightly warmer temperature than your meat so having the ability to keep different storage compartments at different temperatures is a huge bonus.

KitchenAid KRFF507HPS drawer

‘Freshchill’ Climate-controlled Deli Drawer

Most modern fridges have a deli-drawer to keep your meats separate from your other produce. This particular drawer gives you full control of the cool air that runs through it to ensure whatever is stored in there is at the appropriate temperature.

‘SatinGlide’ Drawers

All the previously mentioned storage facilities come fitted with KitchenAid’s ‘SatinGlide’ technology to ensure smoother interactions when opening and closing the refrigerator’s drawers.

Score: 3.5/5

Performance

A large majority of customers are thrilled with the performance of this appliance, of course, you can’t please everyone and as with any product there will be an occasional faulty unit, but the KitchenAid KRFF507HPS, for the most part, keeps the consumers happy.

As previously stated, most problems with this refrigerator are surrounding various issues with the ice maker and water dispenser, though that does appear to be a common complaint about almost every brand/model that has this feature.

Even though this is an ENERGY STAR rated product (meaning it has met strict criteria as set out but the US Environmental agency) the kWh usage for the KitchenAid KRFF507HPS is ever so slightly higher than similar products we’ve reviewed in the past. In 2020 money, that’ll cost you around $95 per year to run.

Score: 3.5/5

Should you buy the KitchenAid KRFF507HPS?

This KitchenAid appliance is edging towards the costlier end of the mid-range price point, but it is a very worthy choice. The variety of customizable temperature control options mean you can get the maximum shelf-life out of your groceries.

It is a fantastic looking refrigerator too. Little details like the KitchenAid brand embossed into the ends of the high-quality handles, the silver trim and side-mounted LED lights make for a beautiful high-end look.

Overall Score: 15/20

Alternatives

Cheaper model
Samsung RF26J7500WW

Slightly cheaper, slightly less storage capacity, and slightly different aesthetics. The KitchenAid is sleek and curvy while the Samsung appliance is angular, clinical, and almost futuristic. But many of the features are the same.

Similar price
LG LRFDS3016D

For the same amount of money you could buy the French door LG LRFDS3016D, it has more storage space, Wi-Fi connectivity, and an ice maker/dispenser that produces what LG call “craft ice”, which is basically spherical ice “cubes” that supposedly melt at a slower rate.

Upgrade
GE PFD28KBLTS

The GE is more expensive than the KitchenAid, so you would expect more for your money. There is a little more storage space with this model and even though many of the features are similar, they have just a little extra to set them apart.

Such as the ‘autofill’ dispenser (which is lit with LED lights) that will automatically fill your glass to the required level. The ‘door in door’ is a nice touch that provides faster access to your shopping.

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