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KitchenAid® 29.8 Cu. Ft. 48-Inch Width Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator, Architect® Series II

This built-in side-by-side refrigerator offers the capacity and performance that's desired in large, spacious kitchens. You'll appreciate how our sophisticated temperature management system helps protect your fresh ingredients. The 48-inch wide refrigerator offers the sleek styling of stainless steel and Architect® Series handles to add an elegant touch to your kitchen.


Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel  -  KSSC48FTS
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ExtendFresh™ Plus Temperature Management System

Helps ensure all your ingredients maintain their optimum taste and texture. Independent sensors inside the refrigerator and freezer immediately react to temperature changes within ±1/2 degree of their set temperature.

AquaSense™ Base-Grille Filtration System - Filtered by PUR®

Helps reduce contaminants from tap water and is conveniently located on the base grille to maintain usable refrigerator space.

Adaptive Defrost System

Helps maintain the natural flavor and texture of frozen food by minimizing the frequency of automatic defrost cycles to optimize efficiency and reduce freezer burn.

Additional Features

Adjustable SpillClean™ Glass Shelves

Feature raised edges that help prevent spills from spreading throughout the refrigerator and provide added visibility.

ClearVue™ Crispers and Door Bins

Makes contents visible at glance, helping to minimize the need to open and close drawers to find items.

SatinGlide® System

Uses ball-bearing rollers to give drawers a premium feel and allows them to move in and out easily, even when fully loaded.

Dual Magna Seal Gasket System

Promotes freshness and energy efficiency. A tight, immediate seal keeps cold air from escaping the refrigerator to help prevent unwanted temperature swings.

Configuration and Overview

Refrigerator Capacity
18.70 Cu. Ft.
Freezer Capacity
11.10 Cu. Ft.
83 3/8
27 1/4
Total Capacity
29.8 Cu. Ft.


Depth Closed Excluding Handles
25 3/8
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
51 3/8
Height To Top Of Cabinet
83 3/8
Cutout Width
48 1/2
Cutout Depth
27 1/4
Cutout Height
83 1/2
Width of Cabinet Only
83 3/8
Width with Doors Closed
48 1/4
Depth Excluding Doors
24 1/8


Total Capacity
29.8 Cu. Ft.
Refrigerator Capacity
18.70 Cu. Ft.
Freezer Capacity
11.10 Cu. Ft.

Filtration and Dispensing

Measured Fill
Filtered Water
Dispenser Type
No Dispenser
Factory Installed
Custom Ice

Refrigerator Features

Non Climate-Control Drawers
2 Full-Width
Temperature-Controlled Drawers
1 Full-Width
Number of Interior Shelves
Spill-Proof Glass Shelves
1 Fixed Full-Width, 4 Adjustable Full-Width
Humidity-Controlled Drawers
Door Bins
1 Dairy, 1 Fixed Full-Width, 3 Adjustable Full-Width
Standard Shelves

Freezer Features

Slide-Out Freezer Basket
Interior Shelves
1 Adjustable Full-Width Wire, 1 Fixed Full-Width Plastic, 2 Fixed Full-Width Wire
Number of Shelves
Lower Freezer Drawer
Appliance Bulb
Upper Freezer Drawer
Door Bins
6 Adjustable Full-Width

Style and Extras

Extra Containers
Door Style
Number of Freezer Shelves
Number of Refrigerator Shelves
Control Location
Internal Up-Front Electronic
LCD Touch Screen

Product Dimensions

  • 27 1/4
  • 83 3/8
  • 47

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by I like the appearance of my refrigerator. It seems that the water filter does not last very long. A replacement is not available locally and must be ordered on line. May 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great built in Excellent design, at a price far below our previous "top of the line" built in. Very good space available in both compartments. Very large ice bin with no sacrifice of room in freezer as you find in ice dispenser models. June 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Love side by side design. I like the light level in this refrigerator. It has plenty of storage space, though not enough storage for tall items without removing a shelf. i was disappointed that the drawers do not have enough humidity to protect fresh fruits or vegetables. October 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by This frige exceeded our expectations Pros: 1) Icemaker is awesome! Produces enough ice to build a small igloo. 2) Temperature resets quickly after frige warms during heavy in-and-out use and being near oven in smallish kitchen while cooking 3) Ability to set freezer and frige temperature to one's personal liking 4) Plenty of space in frige, but may need to remove one shelf to fit taller items. 5) Gallon door bin is a great feature 6) Quiet Cons: 1) Tends to warm quickly in smallish kitchen when nearby oven is in use and during frequent door openings in-and-out (but see pro #2 above) 2) Stainless steel is prone to showing fingerprints 3) Discovered the hard way not to block the air vents so as to allow cool air to flow from freezer to frige. Needs better documentation regarding this issue. November 13, 2013
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Energy Guide

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Accessories you'll need

Part # 8212547RP
Refrigerator Water Supply Kit includes everything needed for easy installation and fits most refrigerators. Refrigerator Water Supply Kit provides water to ice makers, ice and water dispensers, freestanding ice makers, humidifiers, and evaporator coolers. Refrigerator Water Supply Kit contains one 5' pex tubing and fittings.
MSRP: $7.49
Part # 8003RP
This kit includes everything you need for easy installation. It fits most refrigerators and provides water to ice makers, ice and water dispensers, freestanding ice makers, humidifiers, and evaporator coolers. Packaging includes a 15 ft. Copper Water Supply Line, 1 Saddle Valve and Coupling Union, and Teflon® Tape
MSRP: $25.99
Part # 4396841
This PuR® Fast-Fill Refrigerator Water Filter is used in Fast-Fill side-by-side refrigerators with filter access in the base grille. Simply press the release button to remove and replace the filter. This NSF® Certified filter reduces chlorine taste and odor, particulates (class I), lead, and mercury. Replace every 6 months ensures clean, safe drinking water. Replaces 4396842 & 8212650.
MSRP: $39.99

Accessories you'll want

Part # 4210463RW
Use this maintenance brush to remove lint from your dryer where the lint screen is in the front or use it to clean your refrigerator coils. Cleaning refrigerator coils is part of regular maintenance for most refrigerators. Using the coil brush once a month to remove dust and other airborne particles on your refrigerator's condenser coils can save energy, ensure proper performance, and extend the life of your refrigerator. The coil brush's soft bristles will not harm the coils.
MSRP: $9.99
Part # 31625
The Microfiber Cloth is perfect for cleaning up grease, grime, and stubborn soils. Simply dampen the Microfiber Cloth and use on everyday liquid clean up, or keep the Microfiber Cloth dry in order to trap dust and dirt. The Microfiber Cloth is safe to use on all surfaces of your house. The 16" Microfiber Cloth can be used repeatedly, up to 300 times.
MSRP: $5.49
Part # 31682
Use the powerful cleaning action of All Purpose Appliance cleaner to cut through the grease and grime on kitchen and laundry room appliances and countertops. It leaves behind a pleasant citrus scent. All Purpose Appliance Cleaner is not recommended for stainless steel surfaces.
MSRP: $4.99
Part # 4396710
This Premium Push Button Refrigerator Water Filter is used in side-by-side refrigerators with filter access in the base grille. Simply press the release button to remove and replace the filter. This NSF® Certified filter reduces cysts, asbestos, chlorine taste and odor, particulates (class I), lead, and mercury. The contaminants or other substances removed or reduced by this water filter are not necessarily in all users' water. Replace every 6 months ensures clean, safe drinking water. Replaces 4396711.
MSRP: $39.99
Part # W10355010
Use the powerful cleaning action of affresh™ Kitchen & Appliance Cleaner to cut through the residue and leaves a streak-free shine. It leaves behind a pleasant citrus scent. Cleans everyday kitchen spills.
MSRP: $4.99
Part # P1FB6S1
Fruits & Vegetables naturally give off ethylene gas as they ripen. As they absorb the gas, it makes them over-ripen more quickly. ProducePreserver absorbs the ethylene instead, so your produce stays fresher up to 4 days longer! These fruits and vegetables produce high amounts of ethylene and should be stored away from other items Apples, Nectarinines, Apricots, Papayas, Avocados, Passion Fruit, Cantaloupe, Peaches, Cherimoyas, and Pears. These fruits and vegetables are sensitive to ethylene and should be kept away from ethylene-producing foods Unripe Bananas, Leeks, Green Beans, Lettuce, Broccoli, Mango, Brussels Sprouts, Parsley, Cabbage, Peas, Cauliflower, Spinach, Chard, Watermelon and Cucumbers.
MSRP: $12.99
Part # W10355016
Affresh™ stainless steel cleaner leaves a streak-free and polished shine. It gently cleans fingerprints, smudges and residue. Use stainless steel cleaner on refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges, and microwaves.
MSRP: $6.99
Part # 31462A
Stainless Steel Appliance Cleaner and Polish keeps stainless steel surfaces shining like new. Its powerful, no-shake formula works great on all appliances by removing food spills, grime, and stains. Stainless Steel Appliance Cleaner and Polish also works on grills and sinks.
MSRP: $6.99
Part # P1KL6S1
Use in any refrigerator crisper to help keep produce fresh for days longer. The filter absorbs excess ethylene gas that causes some produce to over-ripen quickly. Attach inside the crisper of any refrigerator. Replace filters every 6 months for optimal freshness. Status indicator is included.
MSRP: $12.99

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