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How Long to Wait Before Adding Food to a New Refrigerator

How long to wait before adding food to a new KitchenAid refrigerator


If your KitchenAid refrigerator was recently installed it is recommended that you allow 24 hours for the refrigerator to achieve full functionality.  

This allows time for the Refrigerator to achieve the following:

  • Correct Internal temperature 
  • Properly chilled water
  • First batches of ice production

NOTE: Ice production will start once the Refrigerator is completely cool. The ice maker should produce a batch of cubes about every three hours and may initially take up to three days to fill the ice bin