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KitchenAid KRMF706ESS vs KRMF606ESS: Which French Door Refrigerator is Better?

A quality fridge-freezer is an essential kitchen appliance. For any large household, not having a full-sized fridge-freezer is both annoying and impractical. Kitchen Aid has two fridge-freezers that will enable you to store plenty of food and quickly find anything you need.

We will be looking at the KitchenAid KRMF706ESS vs KRMF606ESS. We will discuss their storage capacities, design, and features. Once we have compared all of the specifications, we will include a side by side chart and some pros and cons of each.

KitchenAid KRMF706ESS vs KRMF606ESS

There are a few things that the Kitchen Aid KRMF706ESS and the Kitchen Aid KRMF606ESS have in common, so we will begin here.

KitchenAid KRMF706ESS vs KRMF606ESS – Similarities

Quick Glance

Let’s review the features of the Kitchen Aid KRMF706ESS and the Kitchen Aid KRMF606ESS in the comparison chart below.

Kitchen Aid KRMF706ESS Kitchen Aid KRMF606ESS
Size 36 x 36.25 x 70.1 inches 36 x 36.25 x 70.1 inches
Weight 376 pounds 376
Fridge Capacity 18.5 cubic feet 18.5 cubic feet
Freezer Capacity 7.61 cubic feet 7.61 cubic feet
Total Capacity 25.8 cubic feet 25.8 cubic feet
Number of Doors 5 5
Fridge Storage 4 door shelves, adjustable spill-resistant shelves, 2 drawers plus 2 individual drawers 4 door shelves, adjustable spill-resistant shelves, 2 drawers plus 2 individual drawers
Freezer Storage 3-tier freezer drawers 3-tier freezer drawers
Herb Storage Not stated Yes
LED Lighting Yes Yes
In-door Ice and Water Yes Yes, plus crushed ice
Preserve Food Care System Yes Yes
Warranty 1-year warranty with the option to extend 1-year warranty with the option to extend

Appearance

There is no difference between the look of the Kitchen Aid KRMF706ESS and the Kitchen Aid KRMF606ESS. Both are stainless steel with French doors and an ice/water dispenser in the door. They are 36 x 36.25 x 70.1 inches. The Kitchen Aid KRMF706ESS weighs 376 pounds but there is no information on the weight of the Kitchen Aid KRMF606ESS.

Number of Doors

The Kitchen Aid KRMF706ESS and the Kitchen Aid KRMF606ESS have 5 doors. The fridges have two doors in the main compartment and an additional two drawers that open individually. This saves you having to always open the main fridge to access some foods. The freezers have one door that open a large drawer.

KitchenAid KRMF706ESS comparison

Fridge Storage

Inside the fridge of the Kitchen Aid KRMF706ESS and the Kitchen Aid KRMF606ESS, there are 4 door shelves that are the full width of the door. There are spill-resistant shelves that can be adjusted to the height you require. There are also two drawers inside the main fridge compartment. The Kitchen Aid KRMF706ESS has a special herb storage drawer which is inclined so that the stems stay moist, but the leaves stay crisp.

Freezer Storage

The large drawers of the Kitchen Aid KRMF706ESS and the Kitchen Aid KRMF606ESS pull open to reveal 3-tier drawers. Making it easy to find everything you are looking for.

Preserve Food Care

With the Preserva Food Care System, the Kitchen Aid KRMF706ESS and the Kitchen Aid KRMF606ESS have two independent cooling systems, one for the fridge and another for the freezer. They also have a FreshFlow air filter to minimize odors.

LED Lighting

LED lighting uses less energy than traditional lighting systems. There are various lights in both the fridge and the freezer of the Kitchen Aid KRMF706ESS and the Kitchen Aid KRMF606ESS.

Warranty

There is a one-year warranty with the Kitchen Aid KRMF706ESS and the Kitchen Aid KRMF606ESS. You have the option to extend the warranties for up to 10 years.

There are a couple of differences between the Kitchen Aid KRMF706ESS and the Kitchen Aid KRMF606ESS.

Differences Between KitchenAid KRMF706ESS and KitchenAid KRMF606ESS

Storage Capacity

KitchenAid KRMF606ESS Review
It’s not really a case of a difference, but more of a lack of product information.

Kitchen Aid KRMF706ESS

There is a total capacity of 25.8 cubic feet. The fridge has an 18.5 cubic feet capacity while the freezer has 7.61 cubic feet.

Kitchen Aid KRMF606ESS

There is no information about individual capacities. However, the total capacity is the same and seeing as the units are the same dimensions, we would assume that the individual capacity is the same.

The Winner Is- A Tie

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In-Door Ice and Water

KitchenAid KRMF606ESS Comparison

In warmer weather, having this feature is extremely convenient.

Kitchen Aid KRMF706ESS

You can get cold water and ice from the dispenser in the door. You can even choose the metric unit in which you want to measure your water.

Kitchen Aid KRMF606ESS

There is the option for cold water, ice cubes and crushed ice.

The Winner Is- The Kitchen Aid KRMF606ESS

Pros and Cons

One last thing before we offer our final opinion is some pros and cons of the Kitchen Aid KRMF706ESS and the Kitchen Aid KRMF606ESS.

Kitchen Aid KRMF706ESS

KitchenAid KRMF706ESS

Pros:

  • Lovely design features
  • Easy installation
  • A great amount of space in the fridge

Cons:

  • The overall quality of the fridge freezer is disappointing

Kitchen Aid KRMF606ESS

KitchenAid KRMF706ESS

Pros:

  • It’s great to keep all of your food organized
  • Each section has just the right temperature control
  • Lovely user interface

Cons:

  • The quality is better but still not what you would expect from Kitchen Aid

The Final Verdict

You will notice that some of the pros and cons are the same for both units. They both look stunning and there is an excellent amount of space. You have a great range of choices with shelves and drawers so it’s great for organization. We loved the LED lights because they were positioned in just the right places to allow you to see everything.

Another great design feature was the two extra drawers in the middle. These fridge drawers let you keep things in there that you tend to need frequently. You only have to open the drawer instead of the whole fridge, meaning you have a more consistent temperature in the main fridge.

We were really pleased to discover the herb storage space in the Kitchen Aid KRMF707ESS. It doesn’t sound like much but when the two fridge-freezers were so similar, it really did come down to the smaller details. The overall quality of the Kitchen Aid KRMF706ESS was far superior and for this, we decided that it was the better buying option.

 

 

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