Kitchen Aid KSSS48FTX 29.8 cu. ft. Built-in Side by Side Refrigerator (Energy Star)

  ExtendFresh™ Plus Temperature Management System

ExtendFresh™ Plus Temperature Management System

The KSSS48FTX is another side-by-side offering from KitchenAid that comes with a number of useful features that include the ExtendFresh Plus Temperature Management system and the AquaSense Base Grille Filtration system. The sleek and SOPHISTICATED exterior reflect the innovative and modern features that await inside. Its large CAPACITY makes it the perfect option for large families.

    Interior Features

  • Enjoy good food made of fresh ingredients if you store them inside this unit, with its ExtendFresh Plus Temperature Management System that ensures that your ingredients remain fresh, keeping their original taste and texture.
  • This system is made up of DUAL CLIMATE CONTROL SENSORS that monitor the temperatures in your refrigerator and the freezer and adjusts temperatures on demand without changing the temperature in the other compartments.
  • Another feature that helps keep ingredients safe with the ExtendFresh Ingredient Care Center. This is located at the top of the refrigerator door and is magnetically sealed to ensure Optimal TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT.
  • All these features work perfectly with the Dual Magna Seal Gasket system which creates a tight, immediate seal that locks the cold air inside to keep the food fresh.
  • The on demand pulsed DEFROST SYSTEM is another feature that helps keep food fresh by retaining the taste of frozen food by minimizing temperature swings.

  • The SatinGlide System allows you to retrieve food items placed on the SatinGlide Freezer Baskets, the ClearVue SatinGlide Ice storage drawer and the SatinGlide refrigerator pans. The system uses ball bearings that allow you to draw the Drawers out SMOOTHLY without any sound.
  • The ClearVue SLide n' Lock DOOR STORAGE is functional in two ways. It makes stored items visible, allowing for the convenient storage of Beverage bottles which you can secure upright with the Slide n' Lock feature, while using the valuable storage space offered by the inner side of the door.

      Exterior Features

  • The NON-DISPENSING stainless steel panel gives the KSSS48FTX a modern look. Its clean lines and top to bottom handles made of a lighter steel finish adds to the sophisticated exterior.
  • The black base grill provides EXCELLENT VENTILATION and keeps the unit off the ground, away from moisture and dirt.

      Dimension Specification

    Depth: 26 1/4 inches
    Height: 83 3/8 inches
    Width: 48 1/4 inches
    Total Volume: 29.8 Cu. Ft.


  • The unit is very large and is perfect for a large family.
  • The KSSS48FTX , because of its side by side design needs less door clearance making it PERFECT for Crowded And Narrow Kitchens.


  • This unit is generally More Expensive because it has additional features you would not find in traditional refrigerators. The larger size also adds to the extra cost.
  • NARROW Shelves do not often accommodate common items.
  • The unit can be NOISY at times especially if the water filtration system is on.
  • The KSSS48FTX is LARGE so fitting it inside a very small kitchen may be problematic. Small families may not be able to benefit from the large capacity of this unit. The large capacity also means that you can expect to pay more in power bills.

      Consumer Likes and Dislikes

  • large size perfect for a large family
  • doors need less clearance making it perfect for crowded kitchens

  • more expensive due to large size and additional features
  • unit can be noisy at times
  • may not fit inside very small kitchens

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