KitchenAid Architect Series II (Built-in Country Wood Finish) French-Door Refrigerator KBFO42FTX 22.6 cu ft

 Automatic Ice Maker : Glass-Touch Electronic Controls

Automatic Ice Maker : Glass-Touch Electronic Controls

The KSSC42FTS is a KitchenAid Architect II series refrigerator that is loaded with a host of features for cooling, food storage, and ice and water dispensation. The unit comes with a sleek exterior, clean lines, and rounded handles. It comes with glass-touch electronic controls.

    Interior Features

  • The unit sports a number of shelving and basket options to make organization and storage easier. These include the Adjustable
  • SpillClean glass shelves, SatinGlide Refrigerator Pans, the FreshChill Temperature Controlled Meat Pan, and the FreshSeal dairy compartment.
  • The Adjustable SpillClean glass shelving keeps spills to one area of the shelving, while the SatinGlide Refrigerator Pans are easy to draw in and out.
  • The temperature controlled meat pan keeps meat products fresher for longer.

  • The ClearVue Slide n' Lock Door storage allows you to look at what's inside the compartments without having to open them. Retrieve ice with ease with the SatinGlide Ice Storage Drawer.
  • The SatinGlide system includes ball-bearing rollers that are responsible for letting you move the shelving quietly and with ease.
  • Keep food fresh with the ExtendFresh Temperature Management System, which is primarily responsible for keeping the temperature inside the unit even. This is aided by the Dual Magna Seal Gasket System, which creates a tight seal that locks cold air inside to ensure food freshness.
  • Another feature that helps keep in the taste and freshness of the food is the on demand pulsed defrost system that helps preserve the taste of frozen food.

      Exterior Features

  • Thid refrigerator sports warm styling elements that include the integrated badge and the Architect Series II handles that compliment the brushed aluminum accents and the country wood exterior. The black grills add a touch of accent to the unit.

      Dimension Specification

    Depth: 27 7/8 inches
    Height: 83 1/8 inches
    Width: 42 1/4 inches
    Total capacity: 22.6 Cubic foot


  • The FreshSeal feature is very useful especially for food items that readily go bad.
  • You also get to customize your exteriors with your choice of overlay panels to match the style or design of your kitchen.
  • The design allows you to save on power because you can open one door at a time. This way, you minimize the amount of cold air that gets out.
  • The unit works very quietly because of the Whisper Quiet Variable Capacity Compressor.
  • The large size of the KBFO42FTX gives you more space for storing your food. It also comes with a freezer compartment that is larger compared to other units.
  • A majority of the shelves are at eye level so finding stored items is a breeze.


  • The unit does not have an external water dispenser.
  • The high and narrow spaces in the interior makes it difficult to store large and wide items such as cookie sheets, pizza boxes, and whole turkey.

      Consumer Likes and Dislikes

  • large size of the interiors
  • compartments at eye level
  • unique design and exterior
  • good shelving options
  • easy to use and clean
  • works well

  • no external water dispenser
  • high and narrow spaces makes storage a bit difficult

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