Decontented - Kitchenaid French Door No Ice/Water in Door
We are shopping for a standard-depth french door fridge with no ice/water in the door, but the little water dispenser inside the fridge. We are considering the Samsung RF261BEAE or the KitchenAid Architect KBFS25EW. DH likes the American brands, and also we are very concerned with all the reports that if something goes wrong with the Samsung fridge, it is very difficult to source parts and that Samsung itself is completely uncooperative.
One store we went to did not have on the floor the KA FD without water/ice in the door, but did have several KA FDs with the water/ice in the door. We liked the interior of those, and the drawers and bins were better quality than the Whirlpool and Whirlpool Gold models on the floor. DH's pet peeve is when the drawers do not have rollers and the plastic is thin and seems easily breakable. The KA interior was nice, so our minds were made up, at least at that point.
Then we went to another store that did have the KA KBFS25EW on the floor. To our surprise, the interior was the same as the bottom-of-the-line Whirlpool. The freezer baskets were rickety too. It looks like KA completely de-contented for its standard-depth FD without ice/water in the door. What the hey?
We also like the Electrolux, but they do not offer a fridge that has an interior water dispenser. We will look at Kenmore - they appear to offer only one with interior water dispenser, the 72013 (looks to be a re-badged Whirlpool) to see if it has a nicer interior. Anyone know of a FD fridge without ice/water in the door, an interior water dispenser, and nice drawers/bins? (P.S. GE fridge is not in the running; been there, done that, never again)