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Jenn-Air 42' French Door Fridge- Fully Integrated

Posted by 2LittleFishies (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 9, 12 at 10:02

I've been looking for a 42" French Door built in for custom panels.
Everyone says the KitchenAid is the only french door but now I see Jenn-Air has one and it is fully integrated. On the KA you see the hinges as there is not zero clearance to open the doors. (or something to that effect?)

JENN-AIR - JF42NXFXDW

Is JA & KA the same company? Are JA fridges any good? : )


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RE: Jenn-Air 42' French Door Fridge- Fully Integrated

JA & KA are both made by Whirpool.
The JA built in Fridges have been rated #1 for reliability by readers that have responed to Consumer Reports surveys.

I've had one for > 5 years and it has been trouble free.
Some of the Jenn-Air products are built in a Special JA Factory in the US, I will have to do some research to see if their Fridges are.

Good luck with your pending decisons.

Gary


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I am revisiting my decision on the SubZ and looking at the JA and KA too. I will be following this post for new information.


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I'm considering the KA 42" french door. Will look at the JA now also.


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OK , it took a while, but I finally found it!
The Jenn-Air fridges are made in Ft Smith Arkansas.
Click the link below to see.

Gary

Here is a link that might be useful: Where appliances are made.


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RE: Jenn-Air 42' French Door Fridge- Fully Integrated

Thanks, Gary! I love that it unlike the KA it's fully integrated. Also seems to be more expensive! Of course.


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I am not looking to start a war here but you guys need to be aware that those units ARE NOT fully integrated !!!

JA is flat out fudging the truth on their website and in the literature. They are not the first to have this "flush design and concealed hinges" nor are those "exclusive" to them.

Furthermore, the design is such that your cabinet's toekick cannot be placed in front of the the unit's so as to achieve a seamless one piece or "fully integrated" look.

Additionally - if you want this look - you are going to have to order a custom overlay kit in order to have that flush panel look. Be sure your appliance person orders it as it's not included or readily apparent that you even need it.

DOn't mis-read me, I like these fridges in the abstract. I do not like mis-leading advertising - glossing over a feature that could be really important to a designer or end user just so a company can invite themselves to the party when they aren't properly dressed. Coupled with the price , I find this a difficult sell compared to the other players that are "fully integrated".

Choice is almost always a good thing though.


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Hmmm. Thanks for that! So maybe sticking with the KA and exposed hinges would be better. I don't know what to do!


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We are currently in the planning stage of remodeling our kitchen. My husband wants the true fully integrated French door/freezer on bottom. Our research indicates we have two choices: 36" Sub Zero Model BI36UFD or 42" Jenn-Air Model JF42NXFXDW Overlay. We currently have a freestanding 36" French door Kenmore Elite. I've read reviews indicating reliability problems with the JA. I've also been told that if repairs are needed on the SZ, it takes about a month to get an appointment as they only allow SZ employees to make repairs. All comments would be appreciated!


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bumping because I too and looking for a fully integrated (flush inset) 42" FD refrigerator but I was told by the appliance dealer that it wouldn't be fully integrated, meaning flush inset in his words. I think of fully integrated the same as flush inset. 2littlefishes - what did you end up getting?


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Bumping this up to see if anyone has purchased this 42" FD unit...


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bump...


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