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Miele Independence Series KF1901

36" Built-in Fully Integrated Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator with 18.28 cu. ft. Capacity, 3 Adjustable Glass Shelves, Dual Compressor System, MasterCool Controls, ClearView Lighting System and RemoteVision Capable


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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.
Width: 35 3/4"
Depth: 24"
Height: 83 1/2" to 85 3/8"
Cutout Width: 36"
Cutout Depth: 25" Min.
Cutout Height: 84"
Custom Panel Specifications
Width: 35 3/4"
Thickness: Min. 3/4" Outside Frame
Standard Upper Panel Height: 53 5/16"
Lower Panel Height: See Specifications Document
Maximum Panel Weight: 200 Lbs.
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: 443 kWh
  • 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.
  • 443 kWh consumption per year.
Info and Guides

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Product Reviews
Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Build Quality The KF1911 is very well made...with an incredibly strong hinge that swings past 90degrees for easy access to the well-lit compartment. The unit is whisper quiet, and has controls to set temp for main section, and the freezer compartment; each section has its own compressor. Also, the two drawers in the ref. section can be set to optimize for veg, meat, seafood, or fruit. The shelves are adjustable, but the top shelf is high for persons of average height. The ice maker makes "euro" ice cubes (smaller oval shapes) that are a great change from the huge ice crescents common in US models. 1/20/11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Built in Glory I am amazed! I always loved Miele but they have really outdone themsleves this time. 2/27/11
Rated 5 out of 5 by What a refrigerator! I knew this was a big refrigerator but it took 3 guys to get it into my house! It is beautiful and works great. It is a quality appliance that everyone is impressed with. One of the first things people notice when they open the door is the size of the hinges! They are huge but function great. The inside is well made with metal racks for the adjustable shelves. Overall it's beautiful. 5/1/12
Rated 1 out of 5 by Break every summer I left review last year and this year the refrgirator broke again. Same issue and same parts needed to be ordered and replace. I have been waiting for 2 weeks waiting for freezer fan and filter to be replaced. The only difference from last year is they are chaging $400 to fix it because it walked out of factory warrenty. Thank God I spend $400 for extented warrenty last year. The money paid back right away. I strongly recommand this product only when you have a lot of time and money and pleased to deal with repair services, ruined food and not working ice maker. Miele will not only come to your house fixing their product every year but 20 times a year. 6/29/12
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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
  • Reversible Doors : No
  • Cabinet Color : Black


  • Refrigerator Capacity : 13.51 Cu. Ft.
  • Freezer Capacity : 4.77 Cu. Ft.
  • Total Capacity : 18.28 Cu. Ft.


  • Width : 35 3/4"
  • Depth : 24"
  • Height : 83 1/2"

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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