Miele Independence Series KF1801VIR
30 Inch Built-in Fully Integrated Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator with 14.86 cu. ft. Capacity, 3 Adjustable Glass Shelves, RapidCool Loading Function, MasterCool Controls, ClearView Lighting System, CleanTouch Steel, RemoteVision Capable and Ice Maker: Custom


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Hinge Position
Selected Custom Panel Required/Right Door Swing  

Additional Options

Handle Options (Requires 2)


Classic Black Handle

(DS4031) preview
+ $150.00 

MieleCare Service Contracts


MieleCare 5 Year Service Contract for Refrigerator-Freezers (Bottom Mount), Single Family Residential Use

+ $499.00 

Optional Accessories


Front Panel Gap Kit (For Joining Two Custom Panels - Horizontal or Vertical)

+ $41.00 

Side by Side Merging Kit

(KSK1002) preview
+ $399.00 

Optional Door Panels


KFP Bottom Panel - Left or Right Hinged

+ $450.00 

KFP Top Panel - Left or Right Hinged

+ $750.00 
Miele is a German manufacturer of high quality domestic appliances and machines for commercial applications. The company was founded more than 108 years ago in 1899 by Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann and has always been a family-owned, family-run company. Miele aims to manufacture the highest-quality domestic appliances and commercial equipment in the world and to be seen by markets worldwide as providing an absolutely top-class household product.

In the words of their founding fathers, Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann, "Success is only possible in the long term if one is totally and utterly convinced of the quality of one's products." Therefore, continuous innovation is the foundation of their business success.

A Cool New Wave
Miele's food and wine preservation appliances join an impressive wave of state-of-the-art products specifically designed to exceed the performance, design and durability expectations of the North American consumer.

Miele innovation and quality are inherently built into each Independence Series product - creating truly unique solutions to easily and safely maintain food and wine without sacrificing freshness, texture or body. At their core, these products are crafted using only the highest-grade materials, cutting-edge cooling technology and Miele's proprietary electronics made at their headquarters in Gütersloh, Germany.

In every way, Miele's legendary reliability is apparent... from the high-performing, cooling system and intuitive MasterCool touch controls to the ground-breaking application technology of RemoteVision, Miele delivers total peace of mind that your investment in quality food and valuable wine is optimally stored.
Energy Info
This refrigerator uses 422 kWh/yr and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $46.8.

Your operating costs will depend on your utility rates and use. The estimated operating costs is based on a 2011 national average electricity cost of $0.1109 cents per kWh. For more information, visit www.ftc.gov/appliances..
Standard Features
Fully-Integrated: Yes
Reversible Hinges: No
Controls: MasterCool
Lighting System: ClearView
Shelving System: Drop and Lock
SmartFresh Storage Drawers: Yes
FullView Extendable Storage Drawers: Yes
SuperCool Loading Function: Yes
RemoteVision: Yes
Dual Compressor System: Yes
Stability-Hinge: Yes
Energy Consumption Per Year: 422 kWh
Width: 29 3/4"
Depth: 24"
Height: 83 1/2" to 85 3/8"
Cutout Width: 30"
Cutout Depth: 25" Min.
Cutout Height: 84"
Custom Panel Specifications
Width: 29 3/4"
Thickness: Min. 3/4" Outside Frame
Standard Upper Panel Height: 53 5/16"
Lower Panel Height: See Specifications Document
Maximum Panel Weight: 100 Lbs.
  • Fully-integrated.
  • Accepts custom panel or stainless steel front.
  • Bottom mount freezer.
  • MasterCool controls.
  • When Miele's MasterCool control system is activated, the user is greeted with a food-driven menu system.
  • Easy to view, understand and adjust for each of its four independent cooling zones.
  • This intuitive functionality helps to create and maintain the optimum conditions required for specific food categories so freshness is locked in.
  • Now that's some cool, useful technology.
  • ClearView lighting system.
  • The bright ClearView lighting system illuminates every nook of the interior cabinet on each level to achieve maximum exposure of all contents.
  • With this unique halogen-based lighting system cascading from the top and sides of the appliance, blind or dark spots are eliminated.
  • Makes it easy to see and access virtually all food items.
  • Even those items tucked in the rear of a fully stocked freezer, concealed by large catering platters or nestled in the storage drawers are in ClearView.
  • Drop and Lock shelving system.
  • Moving shelves and bins on the door and inside the appliance cabinet is simply a one-handed operation.
  • Miele's convenient Drop and Lock system keeps each unit firmly aligned on its slide-rail framework so an easy 'tilt up and slide motion' is all it takes to move the unit higher or lower.
  • Once the desired position is located, simply drop the piece and watch it automatically lock securely into place.
  • SmartFresh storage drawers.
  • SmartFresh drawers allow you to store and preserve food items perfectly at their individual temperature and humidity requirements.
  • Using Miele's revolutionary MasterCool controls, simply select the drawer location and food item type from the menu system, and their signature electronics manage the rest.
  • MasterCool will adjust and maintain the ideal conditions so your food items are kept SmartFresh and nutritious longer.
  • FullView extendable storage drawers.
  • Miele's FullView storage drawers are built from top-quality materials to ensure stability as they fully extend.
  • Provides an unobstructed view and easy access to contents.
  • FullView is a built-in benefit found in all Independence Series appliances... refrigerators, freezers and wine storage.
  • SuperCool loading function.
  • Engaging SuperCool will override the thermostat and begin cooling the cabinet to a reduced temperature... 35°F in the refrigerator and -22°F in the freezer.
  • SuperCool will continue working to achieve these lowered temperatures for a period of 6 or 52 hours (for the refrigerator and freezer, respectively) until it reaches this exact degree or it is disengaged by you.
  • The result... an accelerated cooling process designed to lock in freshness, taste and texture.
  • RemoteVision.
  • Miele's RemoteVision Wi-Fi technology creates a 'virtual link' between your appliance and their monitoring center.
  • If a fault occurs, Miele's client service center will be immediately notified and contact you, shortly thereafter, to gain access to your home in order to fix the problem.
  • RemoteVision... 21st-century technology working hard to give you total satisfaction.
  • Dual compressor system.
  • Ice maker and water/ice dispensing units deliver a truly refreshing drink thanks to Miele's dual compressor system.
  • All Miele preservation appliances have a dedicated cooling system responsible for each interior compartment.
  • Guarantees the refrigerator and freezer - even if they are housed in a single product like a bottom-mount appliance - do not exchange air.
  • This technology eliminates flavor transfer so the salmon stored in your refrigerator doesn't affect the quality of your ice cubes.
  • Stability-Hinge.
  • Miele products are known the world over for their robust construction.
  • Fully-loaded, with food items on the inside of the door and an elaborate, decorative custom panel on the outside, these hinges are capable of carrying a collective weight of over 200 pounds.
  • Tested for over 200,000 door cycles... that's twice the industry standard!
  • This stamina ensures the door will stay stable, secure and won't sag over time.
  • 422 kWh consumption per year.
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Product Reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by KF1801 not so good I purchased the KF1801 in June 2009. It was installed by a professional kitchen installer. The unit did not work well. Parts internal to the freezer kept breaking. The icemaker never worked well. The _F, 21, 01 numbers flashed all the time on the display. The doors were crocked. After 4 technician visits Miele replaced the unit. It was replaced by one of Mieles preferred installers. They did a sloppy job with respect to the kitchen cabinets. A lot of patching had to be done when they were done. They did not do the patching and painting. The new unit is more noisy then the 1990 Frigidaire we replaced. After 3/4 of a year the water filter had to be changed. After replacing the filter and resetting the filer indicator this unit also flashes the _F, 21,01 numbers. And the unit does not make icecube. Been there before. I hope this is just a software bug and that I don't have to replace the unit again. So fare the only thing I am really satisfied with is the appearance. It looks really nice. 5/23/10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amesome All Around! I had Sub Zero for life and was thrilled when Miele came out with this! Better lighting, Their verison Onstar for your fridge and Great Service to boot. Love it since I got it and have recommended it to all my friends and family. Thanks AjMadison also for a job well done. 1/6/11
Rated 1 out of 5 by I will not have Miele product in my house anymore. I bought it in November 2009. About 2 months later, the top fridge broke. I called service and several technicians came but could not figure out what the problem was. Finally I called the dealer and they arranged with Miele to replace it with another new refrigerator. This second one was working for a year and the ice maker was broken, and has the same problem of temperature going up. This took me another 20 appointments, took the day off and waiting technicians visit. They fixed the ice maker but temperature went up once every couple day. Miele claim their ref working "perfect" in my house. Miele can't fix the issue on their product but declair their working fine for 1/3 of time when it's plug in. That is a sham! 9/19/11
Rated 1 out of 5 by Never buy Miele product I have this 8000 dollar beautiful machine in my house for 3-4 years, it broke every years. It's the biggest nightmare i have in my life. The ice maker not making ice, the temperature went up in the summer and give me alarm. I need to call service every summer and every issue I need to take days off, sitting at home for their service. An issue may takes 5 to 10 appointments until the wether cool down and machine will cool down. There is a fancy remote vision device hook up to house wifi and if anything wrong wit the refregirator, it will contact Meile automatically. You know what, it never link to my wifi unless I remove my wifi security. This year went bad again and same issue and same parts need to be replaced. They want to charge 400 to fix the it because it not in the factory warranty anymore. Can't wait to get rid of it. 6/30/12
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Quick Specs


  • Type : Built In
  • Style : Bottom Freezer
  • Size : Full Size
  • Door Style : One Door
  • French Door : No
  • Double Freezer Drawers : No
  • Counter-Depth : Yes
  • Glass Door : No
  • Undercounter : No
  • Hinge Side : Right
  • Reversible Doors : No
  • Accepts Custom Panels : Yes
  • Door Color : Panel Ready
  • Cabinet Color : Black


  • Refrigerator Capacity : 10.96 Cu. Ft.
  • Freezer Capacity : 3.9 Cu. Ft.
  • Total Capacity : 14.86 Cu. Ft.


  • Width : 29 3/4 Inch
  • Depth : 24 Inch
  • Height : 83 1/2 Inch

Refrigerator Features

  • Type of Shelves : Glass
  • No. of Shelves : 3
  • Slide-out Shelves : No
  • Spill Safe Shelves : Yes
  • Cantilever Shelves : Yes
  • Split Shelves : No
  • No. of Door Bins : 3
  • Adjustable Door Bins : Yes
  • Gallon Door Storage : No
  • Humidity Controlled Crispers : 1

Freezer Features

  • Defrost : Automatic
  • Ice Maker : Yes
  • Ice Dispenser : No
  • Quick Freeze : No
  • No. of Baskets : 2

Technical Details

  • Energy Star Rated : Yes
  • CEE Rating : Tier I
  • Approved for Commercial Use : No
  • Approved for Outdoor Use : No
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 120 Volts


  • Digital Temperature Control : Yes
  • Sabbath Mode : No
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