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25 Cu. Ft. 42-Inch Width Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator, Architect® Series II

25 Cu. Ft. 42-Inch Width Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator, Architect Series II is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 42.
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This 42-inch built-in refrigerator has style, capacity, and performance to complement your kitchen. An integrated and flush through-the-door ice & water dispenser complements the attractive, stainless steel design that includes Architect® Series handles. And when it comes to performance, you'll appreciate our sophisticated temperature management system that helps protect your fresh ingredients.


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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)
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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.
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MSRP: $8.99
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: $26.99


Part # 4210463RW
This Easy-To-Use Maintenance Brush allows you to remove lint from your dryer where the lint screen is located in the front. It is also convenient for cleaning refrigerator coils as a part of regular maintenance.
MSRP: $17.99
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 othe
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MSRP: $12.99
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

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™ In-Door-Ice® System

Adds usable freezer space with an ice bucket that mounts inside the door and is easily removed for serving.

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.

Additional Features

Adjustable SpillClean™ Glass Shelves

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

Quick-Fill Water Dispenser

Dispenses water at twice the rate of other KitchenAid® dispensers and allows for larger containers to be filled.

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.

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

This product conserves energy by exceeding minimum federal energy efficiency standards by at least 20%.

Configuration and Overview

Refrigerator Type
Freezer Capacity
Refrigerator Capacity
Energy Star® Qualified
CEE Tier
Tier I


83 3/8
27 1/4
Cutout Depth
Cutout Height
83 1/2
Cutout Width
41 1/2
Height To Top Of Cabinet
83 3/8
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
48 7/8
Depth Excluding Doors
24 1/8
Depth Closed Excluding Handles
25 3/8
Width of Cabinet Only
Width with Doors Closed
42 1/4


Freezer Capacity
Refrigerator Capacity


Number of Interior Shelves
Spill-Proof Glass Shelves
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, 4 Fixed Full-Width

Freezer Features

Number of Shelves
Interior Shelves
2 Fixed Full Width Wire, 4 Adjustable Full Width Wire
Door Bins
Freezer Drawer/Basket
1 Full Width Lower Plastic

Filtration and Dispensing

Dispenser Type
Exterior Ice and Water
Dispenser Options
Control/Child Lock, Filtered Water, Measured/Metered Fill


Door Style
Reversible Door
LCD Touch Screen
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but pricey Bought this from the builder. It has had multiple issues with the icemaker and for a $6000 (at the time) fridge, that’s disappointing.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Still working out some issues Our refrigerator is New and still has issues, I expect that they will be resolved.. The best thing about this refrigerator is how quiet it is -- it's unbelievably quiet.
Date published: 2016-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Adequate but expensive replacement I bought this refrigerator because the earlier model had a failure of the motherboard and Kitchenaid chose not to make the replacement part. There are very minor improvements from the earlier model but not enough to make me want to buy this if I didn't need to. Also, the new water filter leaves the water and ice with the slight odor of mildew. My hope is that this one proves more dependable than the last and that the next very expensive filter does a better job.
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Reliability and Repair Issues Undermine Product There's great disappointment in an expensive and otherwise fine product that becomes a maintenance headache in so short a span (6 years). The repair technician is a nice man but unable to tame this demon. The freezer began to leave puddles of water on the floor, and ice build up in the freezer. The freezer drawer slides failed and were replaced ($500). The unit balks on a restart, sometimes taking multiple tries to restart - as if a relay won't latch. A new control board might fix the problem, but are not available from KitchenAid? The seals no longer seal properly. The control board is quoted at $1000 from another source? Really? And will it fix the problem? Nobody knows. How much money does one sink into a product that may never work again? My advice to Kitchen Aid is simple: if a customer has a problem, send a factory technician to solve it. Model KBFC42FTS00, S/N QU4854057.
Date published: 2015-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far a great refrigerator We have had this unit in our new house for about 2 months now. The overall size and looks of this model are impressive. The bins work smooth with the roller bearing design, a definite plus. The stainless surface is not as bad to clean hand prints of as I would have guessed. The ice/water dispenser opening could be larger to accommodate filling large cups. The water catch tray in the dispenser holds very little, easily runs down the door when full. The freezer is tight on space but that's to be expected with a side by side unit. Be aware, when you have to move this unit it is very heavy!
Date published: 2015-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the inside and outside Well designed and thought out. The drawers operate so smoothly and the shelves are easy to change. The outside is nice looking and isn't bulky. Well done!
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Kitchenaid KSSC42QTS00 Problems , Problems I have a 2007 KSSC42QTS00 That is in a 2nd home with very little use. It just quit working and after sending the electronic control board for repair 2 times and still not working . I am having to buy a new refrigerator because no Kitchenaid repair techs can figure out why it won work. I call Kitchenaid and no help. I am switching to a Sub Zero. We have 3 homes with Kitchenaid appliances but I don't think I will ever buy one again. Refrigerator has been out for 4 weeks . We waited a week each time for the rebuilt control Board since it is not available to purchase and each time it wouldn't work when it came back and was installed.
Date published: 2015-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great value for built-in. This was a replacement of a KitchenAid that we have had for over 15 years. Only challenge is that it only comes in Stainless steel; would of rather had a choice of color.
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of room! You will love how much room there is in this refrigerator.
Date published: 2015-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fridge! We bought this refrigerator because our old was giving us too much trouble with the ice maker. So far we have no problems at all, neither with the ice or water dispensers. Not to mention that the fridge looks beautiful and upgraded our kitchen.
Date published: 2015-04-07
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