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An Honest Review of the KitchenAid KRFC300ESS Refrigerator

by Colder’s Appliance

The KitchenAid KRFC300ESS French door refrigerator in a kitchen with matching KitchenAid appliances

At a Glance:

The Brand: KitchenAid

The KitchenAid KRFC300ESS Refrigerator

KRFC300ESS Refrigerator Pros and Cons

KitchenAid KRFC300ESS Reviews

Why Trust Us?

In a world where kitchen appliances are essential to our daily routines, finding an honest and comprehensive review is paramount. The KitchenAid KRFC300ESS refrigerator, a prominent contender in the market, deserves careful consideration. This review aims to provide a thorough evaluation of its features, performance, and overall value, assisting potential buyers in making an informed decision. Delving into both its strengths and potential drawbacks, we’re revealing whether the KitchenAid KRFC300ESS lives up to the expectations set by the brand to give you a better idea if this model is a fit for your home.

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The Brand: KitchenAid

KitchenAid has been “here for the making” since 1919, giving the brand well over 100 years of expertise. The purpose behind their small and major appliance lines is to make sure you get the most out of making meals. Although KitchenAid is most known for its iconic stand mixers, the brand offers everything from coffee makers to toasters to the KitchenAid KRFC300ESS refrigerator. Overall,

The KitchenAid KRFC300ESS Refrigerator

Meet the KitchenAid KRFC300ESS refrigerator, one of KitchenAid’s finest refrigerators. This model features a sleek and modern French door design with counter-depth refrigerator installation—two top elements modern homeowners look for in refrigeration.

Check out the KitchenAid KRFC300ESS specs on what is arguably the best KitchenAid French door refrigerator to get a better understanding of why this model has more than 1,500 5-star reviews.

 A woman preparing a meal next to the KitchenAid KRFC300ESS French door refrigerator

KitchenAid KRFC300ESS Dimensions

In terms of KitchenAid KRFC300ESS dimensions, this model is 36” wide, 70-1/8” tall, and 29-3/8” deep. This gives it a built-in look without the price of a built-in refrigerator, which is one of the major appeals of this fridge. If you’re switching from a top freezer or side-by-side refrigerator, make sure that your opening is large enough to accommodate the width of this refrigerator because French door refrigerators are typically wider than other fridge styles.

 A graphic showing the height, width, and depth of the KitchenAid KRFC300ESS French door refrigerator

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KitchenAid KRFC300ESS Capacity

In addition to the increased width, choosing a French door refrigerator often means you are giving up some storage space. With a capacity of 20 cubic feet, this refrigerator is ideal for small to medium-sized families. With that said, the interior does make organizing food simpler with several shelves, crispers drawers, in-door bins, a full-width pantry drawer, and a freezer basket below.

 A look at food stored inside of the KitchenAid KRFC300ESS refrigerator The bottom freezer open on the KitchenAid KRFC300ESS French door refrigerator

KitchenAid KRFC300ESS Design  

You can get this refrigerator in stainless steel or black stainless steel, two of the most popular appliance finishes on the market right now. If you have appliances from different brands in your kitchen, keep in mind that different brands vary in the color and grain of black stainless steel appliances, so they can be difficult to mix and match. However, if you are buying a KitchenAid suite, black stainless steel is a modern and unique alternative to silver stainless steel. The silver pro style handles beautifully contrast the darker finish.

 A graphic showing popular refrigerator styles

✔ Pro Tip: Keep in mind that the black stainless steel finish is the more expensive option.

With both finishes, opting for an interior water dispenser and interior freezer ice maker gives the front of this KitchenAid dual evaporator refrigerator a sleek, seamless look. The pro style handles add to its modern aesthetic and even the KitchenAid logo stamp adds an element of stylish contrast and prestige.

 A person using the internal water dispenser on the KitchenAid KRFC300ESS French door refrigerator

KitchenAid KRFC300ESS Features

This top rated KitchenAid refrigerator has plenty of standout features, yet it is simple to use. Some users appreciate the bells and whistles of a smart fridge that connects to WiFi while others prefer a fridge that does its job well without the extra fuss. The KitchenAid KRFC300ESS fits the latter category.

Feature Why We Like It
ENERGY STAR Certified This KitchenAid French door refrigerator is ENERGY STAR certified, allowing you to conserve energy and save on your utility bill.
LED Lighting LED lighting adds to the energy efficiency of this model and lights up your fridge, so finding what you need is easy.
MaxCool This is the perfect setting to use after you unload all of your groceries. Your groceries need to get back to a cool temperature as does your fridge after having the door open for so long, so you can drop the refrigerator to its coldest level for 24 hours.
Metal Wine Rack A metal wine rack holds up to four bottles of wine or 2-liter containers. If you don’t have this storage need, you can remove this rack to create extra space for other items.
Interior Water Dispenser and Automatic Ice Maker The KitchenAid KRFC300ESS water filter and KitchenAid KRFC300ESS ice maker provide access to filtered water and a constant supply of ice to keep your drinks cool. Opting to tuck these inside the fridge and freezer gives the KRFC300ESS fridge a sleek look on the outside.
Produce Preserver and Humidity-Controlled Crispers For keeping your food fresh, you will love the combination of these two features. In the produce drawer, ethylene gas is absorbed to stop your fruits and veggies from ripening too quickly. You can adjust the humidity level in the crispers to match the ideal environment for whatever you’re storing, whether it requires high humidity or an arid environment.
FreshChill Temperature-Controlled Full-Width Pantry This full-length drawer at the bottom of the fridge compartment provides ample space to manually set the perfect temperature for whatever you’re storing. You have control over the amount of cool air that enters the drawer.
ExtendFresh Temperature Management System Through sensors in the fridge and freezer, this temperature management system eliminates freezing in the refrigerator and freezer burn in the freezer.

KitchenAid KRFC300ESS Price

French door refrigerators range in price from just over $1000 to over $10,000, and KitchenAid French door refrigerators range from $2000 to over $10,000. Models on the higher end of the price range are rare. The majority of fridges range from just over $1000 to $5000. This top rated refrigerator sits right in the middle of this price range at under $2,800, striking a balance between budget and advanced features.

KitchenAid KRFC300ESS Refrigerator Pros and Cons

The gorgeous looks and convenient features of the KitchenAid KRFC300ESS are a tempting combination, and the KitchenAid name is sure to appeal to many buyers, so overall, we recommend considering this model. However, keep the following in mind.


✅ Made in America

✅ Counter-depth

✅ Great organization

✅ ENERGY STAR certified


✖ Not fingerprint resistant

✖ Much of the freezer space is dedicated to the ice maker

✖ No smart features or Wi-Fi connectivity

✖ Not the largest capacity

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KitchenAid KRFC300ESS Reviews

Our take of the KitchenAid KRFC300ESS review is just part of the story. To get a full idea of what real users think, take a look at the buyer reviews. This model doesn’t have a perfect score, but according to its users, it’s a great refrigerator worth the money.  

“I selected this model because it had all the features I wanted and is within the price range for my new home. I don't know how it does it, but this refrigerator makes produce last longer!! Having the little filtered water dispenser inside the unit instead of on the door gave me that option without the worry of ice/water on my kitchen floor due to mishaps with my grandkids filling up. I couldn't be more pleased.”—⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

“We received our refrigerator about a month ago and we love it! The design, function and style are all top notch. The LED lighting is perfect and the interior water dispenser is awesome! This is the best 30" French-door refrigerator on the market…”—⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

“We have had this a couple of months now and it's been very nice. We replaced a 30+ year old refrigerator, discovering that those old ones were all "counter depth" so this fit right in. It's quiet and the icemaker works well. Opening only one side at a time limits the cold air escaping. The layout is good. So far we have no complaints. Now we'll find out how well it holds up over time.”— ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

“Our old Samsung refrigerator went kaput after 13 years, so we decided to replace it. This KitchenAid model has very basic functionality (which is a pro in my opinion) and provides a very clean, upscale look. Appliances made by Whirlpool are always a good choice, and this one is no exception. We are very happy with our purchase so far.”&mdash⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

“Small refrigerator with a big feel. Love having filtered water, love ease of seeing all items, love having refrigerator above freezer, very reasonable price.”—

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In a lineup of refrigerators, the KitchenAid KRFC300ESS refrigerator stands out for its sleek aesthetic and frills-free construction. It is a great fridge for small- to medium-sized families who prefer an eco-friendly, modern-feeling fridge over bonuses like smart features. If you’ve been looking for a French door refrigerator, we recommend stopping by Colder’s today and checking out the KitchenAid KRFC300ESS refrigerator in person.

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