Fitting Kitchen Aid KFCP22EXMP in a 36" space, bad idea?
We are interested to purchase the Kitchen Aid French door 36" counterdepth fridge model KFCP22EXMP.
The trouble is the fridge width is 35 5/8" and it requires 1/2" space on either side for ventilation. That will mean I need a 36 5/8" above the fridge space.
My Inner most cabinetry comes in 33, 36 or 39" for above the fridge cabinet.
Question: if you own KFC22EXMP, how did you fit it in your space? Does it go in a 36" space or 39" space? Any thoughts how to hang the 36" above the fridge cabinet in order to make the space under it be 36 5/8" or 37?
I guess I could look at a different fridge. It's just that I can get this model for $2599 brand new at our local appliance store, which is a deal considering is MSRP is over $3000.
The salesman said not to worry about it. But,I figure I should double check with Kitchen Aid. The Kitchen aid customer service told me that the warranty will be voided if there isn't 1/2" ventilation on each side of the fridge as specified.
Thank you in advance for your help!