Kitchen Aid KSSO48FTX 48" Built-In Side by Side Refrigerator 28.9 cu ft (ExtendFresh Plus Temp Management)

Energy Star® :   Automatic Ice Maker : AquaSense Filtration System

Energy Star® : Automatic Ice Maker : AquaSense Filtration System

The KSSO48FTX is another offering from Kitchenaid that comes in a COUNTRY WOOD EXTERIOR, with customizable Exterior Panels and handles as well as INNOVATIVE Options for keeping your food and beverages fresh. These include the ExtendFresh Temperature management system and the Dual Magna Seat Gasket system that seals cool air in keeping FOOD FRESHER for longer.

    Interior Features

  • Know that stored meats, fruits, vegetables and beverages are kept fresh with the ExtendFresh Plus Temperature Management System. This ensures that the ingredients remain fresh for maximum taste and texture. This is coupled with the Dual Magna Seat Gasket System creates a TIGHT IMMEDIATE SEAL that locks cold air inside the ensure the freshness of food and ingredients.

  • The AquaSense Base Grill provides you with CLEAN WATER on demand. Use this with the PuR Push button Fast Flow Water Filter to filter water TWICE as FAST as conventional filters.
  • Enjoy SENSIBLE SHELVING options with such features as the Adjustable SpillClean glass shelving, the SatinGlide refrigerator pans, ClearVue Slide n' Lock Door storage and the ClearVue SatinGlide Ice storage drawer.
  • You also get four full width wire freezer shelves and SatinGlide Freezer baskets.

      Exterior Features

  • The country wood finish with the BRUSHED ALUMINUM TRIM give the unit a stylish look. This is perfect for those who want their refrigerator to match the country or traditional theme in the kitchen. However, you also have the option for CUSTOMIZED PANELS and handles.
  • The black base grill keeps the unit off the floor and away from moisture and dirt.

      Dimension Specification

    Depth: 28 1/8 inches
    Height: 83 1/8 inches
    Width: 48 1/4 inches
    Total Volume: 29.8 Cubic foot


  • The KSSO48FTX has an advantage over other brands when it comes to size. There are a lot of space for food and the organization options are very good.
  • The unit makes ICE FAST.
  • It looks really STYLISH while being Warm at the same time. The country exterior makes it suitable for country or traditional kitchens. You also have the option for custom panels and handles.
  • The unit's SHALLOW SHELVING spaces work to your advantage since you cannot store a lot of items one in front of the other. This way there is less risk of losing track of food and other perishable items.
  • The side by side DESIGN allows you to open doors one at a time which is good in crowded spaces. You also get to SAVE ON POWER with this design because you can lessen the amount of cold air that gets into the room.


  • One of the main complaints is that the water filter lasts up to six months at best.
  • The unit tends to become too NOISY especially when the water filter is turned on.
  • The KSSO48FTX is larger so it may not be the best option if you have a very small or crowded kitchen.
  • The large capacity also means that you can expect to pay more in power bills.

      Consumer Likes and Dislikes

  • large size, lots of storage options for food
  • makes ice fast
  • stylish and warm
  • side by side design perfect in crowded spaces
  • save power by opening only one door at a time

  • water filter first one to break down
  • noisy especially if the filter is on
  • too bulky for very small kitchens
  • large capacity means that you can expect to pay more in power bills

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