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30 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

ensures ingredients remain fresh for maximum taste and texture using a sensor-controlled system with a variable-capacity compressor. There is one thermistor in the freezer and one thermistor in the refrigerator.

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

CEE Tier
Not Rated
Freezer Capacity
10.76 Cu. Ft.
Refrigerator Capacity
19.26 Cu. Ft.
Total Capacity
30.0 Cu. Ft.
Energy Star® Qualified
27 1/4
83 3/8


83 3/8
Height To Top Of Cabinet
83 3/8
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
51 3/8
Depth Excluding Doors
24 1/8
Depth Closed Excluding Handles
25 3/8
Width of Cabinet Only
Width with Doors Closed
48 1/4
27 1/4
Cutout Depth
Cutout Height
83 1/2
Cutout Width
47 1/2


Freezer Capacity
10.76 Cu. Ft.
Refrigerator Capacity
19.26 Cu. Ft.
Total Capacity
30.0 Cu. Ft.

Refrigerator Features

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

Freezer Features

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

Filtration and Dispensing

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


Door Style
LCD Touch Screen

Product Dimensions

  • 27 1/4
  • 83 3/8
  • 47

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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Dimension Guide

Detailed dimensions of your new appliance with space requirements for the area surrounding it.


Installation Guide

Instructions for unpacking and installing your appliance, including electrical requirements and necessary tools.


Use & Care Guide

Comprehensive information about your new appliance - from getting started to cleaning and maintenance.


Energy Guide

Information about the efficiency of your appliance, including energy consumption and annual costs to operate.


Warranty Information

A complete description of your warranty coverage, and contact information for service and support.


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Accessories you'll need

Part # EDR3RXD1
Now, you and your family can enjoy the enriching benefits of cleaner, freshly filtered ice & water. Not just in beverages, but for preparing meals, too. Our advanced generation of ice & water refrigerator filters from EveryDrop™ Filters are certified to reduce the most contaminants — with Triple Filtration™ Technology. Filter 3 reduces 66 contaminants, so you can feel reassured that you and your family are getting the most out of your water. Remember to replace your refrigerator filter every 6 months to maximize contaminant reduction. (Replaces 4396841)
MSRP: $49.99
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

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 # 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
Part # P1KC6R1
The replacement disposable pouches fit into the KitchenAid® Produce Preserver housing. Includes (2) replacement disposable pouches and (1) status indicator
MSRP: $6.99

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30 Cu. Ft. 48-Inch Width Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator, Architect® Series II is rated 3.9615 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 5 by from 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 3 out of 5 by from Impressive looking Looks beautiful, ok size (freezer is definitely too small but refrigerator is average size for built in model). I like the ice/water dispensor in the front b/c it has a catch tray so you don't get water constantly dripping down the front. Very quiet which is great. One big negative is it take a full 7 days for the freezer to make a full bucket of ice ( I have had them out twice and even had them put a new icemaker in but still same problem) which seems silly for an $8000 appliance. Also, do not like the door compartments, difficult to get things in and out. It is ok overall but not for the price tag you pay.
Date published: 2014-08-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from THIS IS THE WORST REFRIGERATOR EVER - DO NOT BUY IT I 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 5 by from Love this fridge! This fridge is the updated model for our previous Kitchenaid fridge that lasted 15 years (died due to a power outage/ multiple power surges ). It looks the same on the outside, but the inside was redesigned and is better! There is more storage on the doors, and wider space on the shelves. They are now wider vs. deeper, which we like better because it's easier to find stuff! I also like the ice drawer better; more easily accessible. All around happy with it so far...have had it a few months.
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 4 Service calls and it still doesn't work I 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