Miele KDN12823S-1 Fridge Freezer, White

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The clean, uncluttered lines of the large Miele KDN12823S-1 frost free fridge freezer give way to reveal an interior packed with storage innovation and intelligent design.

Thanks to its EasyOpen handle, you’ll never find yourself wrestling with the fridge or freezer door again. The KDN12823S-1 lever action is cleverly designed to release the seal and open the doors effortlessly.

The fridge has four glass shelves, a chrome-plated metal bottle rack, 2 half-width vegetable drawers, along with 3 balcony shelves and a full-width dairy compartment in the door.

The freezer has a Super Freeze function to freeze your food in the quickest possible time, locking in flavour and goodness. The 3 drawers are transparent so you can easily see what’s inside, while the frost free function works to keep this appliance in tiptop condition.

LED indicators make it child’s play to monitor the internal temperature, with a visual and acoustic alarm alerting you to any internal rises in temperature. The whole unit benefits from Miele's typical excellent build quality and an excellent A+ rating for energy efficiency. Finally, the doors can be reversed to suit your kitchen layout.

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24 Hour Freezing Capacity Information How much food can be frozen over 24 hours
Antibacterial protection Information Special lining which prevents any bacteria growth
Average annual energy cost Information How much the appliance costs to run a year (with John Lewis assuming 1kwh = 10p inc VAT). Please contact your electricity supplier for the price you would actually pay for a unit of electricity
H182 x W60 x D63cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Energy Consumption Per Standard Cycle Information Amount of electricity used. The lower the figure, the less electricity used
Energy Rating Information Graded on performance, from A+++ to G, with A+++ being the highest rating. Higher ratings mean better energy efficiency
Fast freeze Information Freezes food more quickly, thus retaining more flavour
Freezer Defrost Type Information The method of defrosting this freezer. Options include Automatic systems, Manual systems and Frost Free systems which use dry air to prevent any icy build up.
Frost Free
Freezer drawers/shelves
Fridge Defrost Type Information The method of defrosting this fridge. Options include Automatic systems, Manual systems and Frost Free systems which use dry air to prevent any icy build up.
Auto defrost
Fridge Freezer Type
Fridge Position
Maximum Ambient Operating Temperature Information This appliance should always operate in conditions where the temperature remains below this number.
Minimum Ambient Operating Temperature Information The coolest temperature in which this appliance can operate. Appliances with a minimum operating temperature of 10°C or higher are not to be used in outdoors. Some appliances can withstand cooler conditions making them ideal for use in garages and sheds.
Model name / number
Net storage (freezer) Information Usable freezer volume
Net storage (fridge) Information Usable fridge volume
Number of Fridge Shelves
4 shelves, 2 drawers, 4 door shelves
Power Cut Safe Time Information How long the appliance can keep your food chilled/frozen in case of a power cut.
25 hours
Reversible door Information Can be reversed by yourself after delivery, or -selected appliances only - by John Lewis (charge applies)
Safety glass shelves Information Easy to clean and an anti-spillage rim
Star rating of freezer compartment Information From 1 - 4 stars, with 3 keeping food the longest, a 4th star denoting fast freeze capability
Temperature display
Temperature warning light Information Warns you if the internal temperature is too high


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    Delivered within 7 working days (may be longer for N Ireland and rural areas)
    Next day delivery to selected areas
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  • International delivery not available


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You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


Refrigeration door reversal

The charge for this service includes:

  • Reversing the door on your new refrigerated appliance
  • Delivery of the appliance
  • Refrigeration disposal

    This service includes removal and disposal of your old refrigerated appliance for reuse or recycling.

Q & As

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by 'Does what it says on the tin' Interesting handles which amazingly require minimum effort and strength to open fridge and freezer - great for elderly I would imagine. This fridge freezer does not dominate the kitchen with it's design, being understated and simply a good fridge freezer. 29 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really well designed When our Bosch of 23 years finally gave up the ghost two weeks ago we had to get a new fridge freezer quickly. I was in Sheffield at the time and ordered one in JL there on the Monday for delivery in Exeter on Thursday between 2pm and 9pm. At 8.00pm I was rung to say they were running late and did I still want it that evening or the following day. Since we'd been without a fridge for a few days I asked forit to be delivered that evening and they arrived at 9.30pm and had installed the fridge by 10.15pm. I was most impressed as they had to drill a bigger hole to get the plug to the socket in out fitted kitchen. I was really pleased when I saw the design for this fridge. It is spacious and very flexible, I discarded the wine rack and installed an additional salad drawer from my previous fridge freezer giving me three vegetable drawers, which I wanted. I love the folding shelf as it gives me more room for upright open bottles. The freezer is a bit on the small side and the bottom drawer keeps falling out, the ice tray is a bit small, so I'm using the old Bosch one and its tray. But this was the compromise I had to make to find a bigger fridge that would fit into the space available and was white. It is very quiet. I have yet to see how well the frost free freezer works. But I would recommend this fridge freezer on the basis of my experience so far. 02 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Effortless Firstly the cash back process is a nightmare. Do not consider it unless you are computer literate, have plenty of time and the patience of a Saint! I bought the fridge freezer and a washing machine at the same time to stand beside each other and assumed they would match or at least look similar. It turns out that whilst the FF is the usual brilliant white the WM is a duller creamy white. The name MIELE is in chrome on the WM but only embossed in white on the FF. The WM is flat fronted but the FF has a bowed front. The door ring on the WM is bright chrome but the door handles on the FF are matt silver. Of course this is only cosmetic and I bought these items because of their reputation for longevity. Only time will tell if I made the right decision. That said the FF is solid and whisper quiet and the doors open effortlessly. So far very pleased..... 12 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great flexible design Great product, well designed, so a few options with where to place the shelves both in the door and in the main fridge. Split veg drawers are handy too. 13 October 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by More of the same I replaced my 14 year old Miele fridge-freezer with its more modern equivalent: this model. They have improved the fridge layout (light better positioned) and the salad drawers are more practical. I considered a built-in version but was not prepared to sacrifice the significantly reduced capacity that inevitable ensues with any built-in model. I still seem to get condensation occurring under the shelf above the salad drawers but that is my only reservation. Overall I am very pleased with it. 07 October 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great product but This fridge is great. I always trust Miele. However the cashback process seems to have been made a real obstacle course by Miele. I gave all my details in my initial application including my bank details. Yet I was told by Miele that I had to supply details again. This process would be very difficult for people without IT access and who is not keeping an eye on mail. 31 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just the ticket We've only had it a few weeks but so far so very good. Lots of very usable space, all easy to see and get at. Double veg drawers at the bottom of the fridge are very convenient. I'm really glad I bought one that's frost free too. 23 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very good product - awesome handles I have opted for this fridge freezer as I wanted a slightly taller appliance, with two drawers and well arranged space for storing of food items. So far we have been very happy with it. On occasion when accessing the fridge several times a day, we have had a items freezing in the fridge when on a lower temperature setting, but this has been quickly solved by increasing temperature in the fridge. Fridge freezer was delivered by two very polite delivery men, who took old appliance away, waited for a prompt clean up, and put a new appliance in place. Upon inspecting there was a broken shelf within the door (not sure how, as it had been sellotaped to stay in place during transit). Call to John Lewis resulted in either offer of a replacement, or a £30 discount (same value as it cost us to have the doors reversed). In the end we opted for a discount as the top shelf damage can be repaired with a glue. We have had the fridge freezer for almost 7 months now and love the handles, which are just brilliant design. 21 December 2014
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