Kitchen Aid KSSS42FTX Built-In Side by Side Stainless Refrigerator Architect Series II 42"25.3 cu ft

 Automatic Ice Maker 4 Adjustable Glass Shelves

Automatic Ice Maker 4 Adjustable Glass Shelves

The unit comes with a number of features encased in a stylish stainless steel exterior. The KSSS42FTX is part of the Architect Series II refrigerators which have CUSTOMIZABLE PANELS to allow you to make the unit fit in with the decor. Top food keeping features include the ExtendFresh Continuous Temperature Management system and Touch Sensor INTERIOR CONTROLS.

    Interior Features

  • You get ICE and PURIFIED WATER on the go with theFactory Installed Automatic ICE MAKER which makes ice using water that has gone through the AquaSense Ice Filtration system. This works with the PuR Pushbutton FAST FLOW WATER FILTER that fills your container twice as fast as conventional water filters.

  • Storage options are WELL LAID OUT to make organization easy for you. Enjoy CLUTTER-FREE INTERIORS with the Adjustable SpillClean Glass shelves, the FULL WIDTH wire Freezer Shelves and the ClearVue Slide and Lock door storage.
  • You have shelving and bin storage options that utilize roller ball bearings to make retrieving items inside VERY QUIET and Easy. Ball bearings are also used under the SatinGlide Refrigerator pans and the SatinGlide Freezer baskets.
  • Everything you keep inside is kept FRESH by the Dual MagnaSeal Gasket system which creates a TIGHT SEAL around the unit to keep cold air inside. This ensures optimum freshness and helps you save on power as well.

      Exterior Features

  • The KSSS42FTX comes in a STYLISH and modern Stainless Steel Interior with top-to-bottom steel handles. The BLACK GRILLS at the bottom provide a minimal accent and excellent base support.
  • The unit sports CLEAN LINES and a SHINY FINISH that adds to its sleek appearance. The model is the perfect addition to any modern kitchen.

      Dimension Specification

    Depth: 26 1/4 inches
    Height: 83 3/8 inches
    Width: 42 1/4 inches
    Total capacity: 25.3 cu. Ft.


  • This unit comes in the side by side design which has a number of inherent advantages like being able to see items at EYE LEVEL and being able to store items one on top of the other as opposed to one behind the other.
  • The two doors can be opened one at a time so you don't let too much cold air out when you open the doors.
  • The small and narrow doors do not require a lot of clearance making this unit suitable for crowded spaces.


  • The unit is not that large, but it can be bulky. Kitchens with very low ceilings and small spaces may not benefit from this bulky unit.
  • Because the shelving is divided into two and does not run the entire width of the unit storing very wide items may be hard to do. You may need to think twice if you frequently store cookie sheets, whole turkey and pizza boxes inside your refrigerator.
  • The unit is often a bit NOISY when left on for too long. Turning on the water filtration system amps up the sound.
  • The freezer compartments on this side by side model is also TOO NARROW for family use. Large families can do better with a top or bottom mount which has a wider space for frozen items.

      Consumer Likes and Dislikes

  • wider interior space and items placed at eye level
  • saves on power because you can only open one door at a time
  • doors dont need a lot of clearance

  • unit is bulky
  • limited freezer space
  • noisy when left on too long especially when ice maker is on

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