KitchenAid vs. Frigidaire (or Ikea) refrigerator
I'd love some advice about which side by side counter-depth fridge to buy for our small kitchen. Our big constraint is that our fridge will be smack dab against a wall on the right (with 3" clearance only) in order to even have countertop space. So that means that we need a fridge where a 90 degree right door opening will give us access to fully open produce drawers, without having the right door built-in's hit us in the face (GE had that problem for me, among others). So far Frigidaire seems best in that area. And I've been wanting a side by side for many years, used to have one and much prefer it.
I'm settled on a 36" wide, under 29" deep fridge - height isn't an issue. And I want a fridge with a lot of produce capacity since we have a lot of it, and with good freezer space since we use the freezer a lot.
I've read good things about the KitchenAid but can't seem to find a local store with a side by side floor model, and I'm much better with choosing appliances if I've seen them in person. I've gone to a bunch of stores and seem to gravitate toward the Frigidaire for layout - although I've read that that's not the best brand to choose. Ikea also has a model that could work, and I plan to go in person. Price differences are relevant - Frigidaire is probably going to run $1800 or so, same with Ikea, and the KitchenAid would probably be $2300 or so. I was hoping for under $2,000 if possible, is the KitchenAid worth the extra if it works for us otherwise?