KitchenAidÂ® 29.8 Cu. Ft. 48-Inch Width Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator, ArchitectÂ® Series II is rated
3.7 out of
Rated 4 out of
This frige exceeded our expectationsPros:
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
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.
Date published: 2013-11-14
Rated 5 out of
Great built inExcellent 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.
Date published: 2013-06-25
Rated 4 out of
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.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 4 out of
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.
Date published: 2013-05-15
Rated 1 out of
4 Service calls and it still doesn't workI bought this refrigerator in February and I have had four service calls on it and it still doesn't work. Maybe I just got a lemon because I see that some of you are happy with this product. I have all Kitchen products in my new home and I was so excited to have this 48 inch refrigerator. All the other appliances works so well and I was just so disappointed that I have spent this amount of money for this product and it doesn't work better than the cheap Kenmore refrigerator that I bought ten years ago. The store that I bought this product from keeps wanting to fix it and it has not worked. It's so bad that we have to put ice in zip lock bags to keep milk and other foods cold. I will go back to the store tomorrow to see if I can get my money back or a new refrigerator.
Date published: 2014-05-17
Rated 1 out of
THIS IS THE WORST REFRIGERATOR EVER - DO NOT BUY ITI bought this refrigerator in Feburary 2014. It is the worst buy I have ever made. The refrigerator never worked. It doesn't get cold just cool. My food is always going bad. The temperature is all over the place and the bottom two draws are warm. I have had it serviced two times and it still isn't fixed. The part they need to fix it has been on back order for the last two weeks. If I could have rated it less than a star I would have. I would like my money back or a refrigerator that does work!
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 5 out of
New HomeWe built a new home and my new Refrigerator Freezer looks wonderful in my Beautiful Kitchen. Love all the space and the ice maker. The freezer isn't as large as it looks but I have an extra Freezer so its fine.
Date published: 2014-05-15
Rated 4 out of
Like the featuresI really like the new look of this refrigerator. The only thing that concerns me is that the motor is louder than the old one. You can hear it intermittently.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.