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RE: Jenn-Air 42' French Door Fridge- Fully Integrated (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: antss on 02.11.2012 at 11:16 am in Appliances Forum

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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clipped on: 07.16.2012 at 11:31 pm    last updated on: 07.16.2012 at 11:31 pm

Jenn-Air French Door v. SubZero French door refrigerator

posted by: SueTodd0901 on 07.14.2012 at 11:32 pm in Appliances Forum

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! For those who addressed this issue in February, I would love to know how your appliances are functioning, capacity, etc. thanks! Also, we have been unable to find a retailer with the actual SZ model on the floor. We're in central NJ. Any ideas?

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clipped on: 07.15.2012 at 08:29 am    last updated on: 07.15.2012 at 08:29 am