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Thermador KBUDT4265E[S] Refrigerator

 
Approximate retail price:
$8750
Summary: This 42-inch wide Thermador built-in side-by-side has through-the-door ice and water dispensers and an ice bin on the freezer door (for easy access and removal). The model is available in stainless steel. It is not Energy Star qualified.
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About - Thermador KBUDT4265E[S]

The Thermador KBUDT4265E[S] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, built in refrigerator models like the KBUDT4265E[S] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Temperature performance:
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.

Energy efficiency:
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two refrigerators with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

Noise:
Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.
About This Brand

This brand is positioned as a company that delivers beauty with functionality, form, luxury, and efficiency. These high-end refrigerators are sold generally through independent dealers.

Features & Specs - Thermador KBUDT4265E[S]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 25.2
info Bottom-freezer No
info Side-by-side Yes
info French-door style No
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Thermador KBUDT4265E[S]
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1.0
Expensive Trouble
12/16/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Flimsy Shelves
Best Uses
Big Families
Large Kitchens
Comment:
The removable ice bucket is difficult to remove and constantly freezes up. The service technician has been here four times and has yet to resolve the issue. His suggestion is to use the ice maker more frequently? No doubt this is a manufacturers design issue. The water filter is unnecessarily difficult to change. We would have expected much better design and quality for the premium price.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Junk
5/3/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy Access
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Best Uses
Comment:
Everything about this refrigerator is great except the ice maker. Not only does it constantly freeze up, the ice tastes TERRIBLE. We have tried everything, even double filters on the water lines. Bottom line - this is a relatively good fridge, but for what it cost it should have been superb. It is not.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Thermador service is horrendous
2/12/2014
Pros
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Customer Service Is Awful
Flimsy Shelves
Limited Shelving Options
Poor Layout
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
It is not worth the money and the company is the worst I have ever had to deal with.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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