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KitchenAid Architect Series II KBF42FT

42" Built-In French Door Refrigerator with Glass-Touch Electronic Controls, Automatic Ice Maker & Max Cool Setting
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Architect Series II refrigerators provide versatile storage options for the way you entertain. With built-in or freestanding, side-by-side or bottom-freezer, and counter-depth or standard-depth offerings, the options are endless. Built-in options include the world's first built-in French door refrigerator featuring the widest refrigeration capacity of any built-in bottom-freezer refrigerator on the market. If you're looking for additional storage in the kitchen or you want to accent other areas of your home, there are a variety of undercounter options available including beverage centers, wine cellars, ice makers, and undercounter refrigerators that can be customized to match the surrounding decor.

Architect Series II built-in refrigerators are part of a coordinated appliance suite that was inspired by those who love to cook and entertain. An integrated and flush ice and water dispenser provides a visually pleasing, integrated look in your kitchen. A choice of overlay panels or stainless steel lets you customize the style of their refrigerator to match their kitchen cabinets or design scheme. The ExtendFresh Plus Temperature Management System helps insure ingredients stay at the appropriate temperatures to maintain taste and texture.

The 22.6 Cu. Ft. KitchenAid Built-In French Door Refrigerator, makes storing and preserving your favorite food and beverages easier than ever before! This model features the unique AquaSense Filtration System, which efficiently removes impurities from your tap water and leaves you with only the freshest greatest tasting water. Additionally, the Whisper Quiet Refrigeration System removes all unnecessary and unwanted operational noise, while the Touch Sensor Controls allow you to easily monitor and adjust the water filter, temperature, and other essential settings.
Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 27 7/8 in.
Height: 83 1/8 in.
Width: 42 1/4 in.
Height Including Hinge Cap: 83 1/8 in.
Depth with Door Open 90 Degrees: 44 1/4 in.
Depth Including Handles: 27 7/8 in.
Cutout Width (min./max.): 41 1/2 in.
Cutout Height (min./max.): 83 1/2 in. / 84 3/4 in.
Cutout Depth (min.): 24"
Approximate Shipping Weight: 630 lbs.
Freezer Compartment Capacity: 5.9 Cubic foot
Refrigerator Compartment Capacity: 16.7 Cubic foot
Total Capacity: 22.6 Cubic foot
Refrigerator Features
Egg Bin: Yes
Fresh Food Light: No
Fresh Food Shelves: 4
Gallon Door Bin Type: SLIDE-N-LOK
Wine Rack: Yes
Crisper Type: CLEARVUE
Crispers: Yes
Deli Locker: No
Door Shelves: 6
Meat Pan: Yes
Meat Pan Type: ClearVue
Number of Adjustable Door Bins: 4
Number of Can Racks: 0
Number of Gallon Door Bins: 2
Snack Bin: No
Humidity-Controlled Crisper: Not Applicable
Freezer Features
Freezer Baskets: METAL DRAWER
Freezer Light: Yes
Freezer Storage: 1 DRAWER, 1 PAN
Number of Freezer Baskets: 0
Quick Freeze Shelf: No
ENERGY STAR Qualified: No
Flush/Built-in Look: No
Ice/Water Dispenser System: No
IceMaker: Factory Installed
In-Door-Ice Dispensing System: No
Water Filtration System: Yes
Water Filtration Type: 6 Mo. PuR
Contour Door: No
Lockout Feature: No
Optional Trim Kits Available: No
Refrigerator Design: Freezer on Bottom
Reversible Door: No
Water Filter Indicator: Yes
Temperature Management System: ExtendFresh Plus
Defrost Type: Frost Free
Temperature Control: Up-Front
  • Widest Refrigeration Space Available - Accommodates Platters up to 36 in. Wide
  • Star-K Certified
  • 16.7 Cu. Ft. Refrigerator Compartment Volume
  • 5.9 Cu. Ft. Freezer Compartment Volume
  • 22.6 Cu. Ft. Capacity - The largest capacity of any built-in bottom freezer refrigerator
  • PuR Pushbutton Fast Flow Water Filter
  • ExtendFresh Continuous Temperature Management Plus System
  • Whisper Quiet Variable Capacity Compressor
  • Touch Sensor Controls
  • Adjustable SpillClean Glass Shelves
  • SatinGlide Crispers
  • ExtendFresh Temperature Controlled Ingredient Centers with LED Lighting
  • Slide N Lock Door Storage
  • SatinGlide Ice Drawer
  • 1 Full-Width Freezer Basket
  • SatinGlide Freezer Drawer
  • Factory Installed Automatic Ice Maker
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Product Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great combo unit This refrigerator does a great job of meeting our needs. It is very quiet and easy to install. Great storage compartments. 8/25/08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice Fridge Best fridge to get if you're not going to spend 10K on a viking. 4/28/10
Rated 5 out of 5 by THe Best We remodeld our kitchen and I have had this refrigerator for 5 years - absolutely no problems. I was advised by my contractor/brother to not get Wolf or SubZero - too many problems. The Kitchenaid looks as good - is less expensive - trouble free - and we love it. We also purchased Kitchenaid Dishwasher, Microwave, Stove and Warming Drawer. Have only had 1 small problem with the Stove - a fuse. 9/17/11
Rated 5 out of 5 by flawless This appliance is simply excelent in every way. I've read other reviews where various buyers have experienced problems with every thing from leaking doors to broken ice makers to uncontrolable temperatures. These are all examples of a poor instalation or improper use. If this fridge is properly installed and set up it performs as well as ones costing much much more. I matched this refrigerator with the combination wall oven and microwave and the dishwasher and trash compactor. All pieces are the architect series and all are performing just as advertised. I could not be happier with KithenAid and would recomend these appliances to any one who is looking for real quality. 6/19/12
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Quick Specs


  • Type : Built In
  • Style : Bottom Freezer
  • Size : Full Size
  • Door Style : French Door
  • French Door : Yes
  • Double Freezer Drawers : No
  • Counter-Depth : Yes
  • Glass Door : No
  • Undercounter : No


  • Width : 42 1/4"
  • Depth : 25 3/8"
  • Depth without Door and Handles : 23 1/2"
  • Depth without Handles : 25 3/8"
  • Depth with Door at 90° : 44 1/4"
  • Height : 83 3/8"


  • Refrigerator Capacity : 16.7 Cu. Ft.
  • Freezer Capacity : 5.9 Cu. Ft.
  • Total Capacity : 22.6 Cu. Ft.

Refrigerator Features

  • Type of Shelves : Glass
  • Slide-out Shelves : No
  • Spill Safe Shelves : Yes
  • Cantilever Shelves : Yes
  • Split Shelves : Yes
  • No. of Door Bins : 5
  • Adjustable Door Bins : Yes
  • Gallon Door Storage : Yes
  • Humidity Controlled Crispers : 2
  • Water Dispenser : No
  • Dairy Center : Yes
  • Clear Deli Drawer : Yes
  • Child Lock : No
  • Wine Bottle Holder : Yes
  • Can Dispenser : No
  • Digital Temperature Control : Yes
  • Sabbath Mode : Yes

Freezer Features

  • Defrost : Automatic
  • Ice Maker : Yes
  • Ice Dispenser : No
  • Quick Freeze : No
  • No. of Baskets : 1

Technical Details

  • Energy Star Rated : No
  • CEE Rating : Not Available
  • Approved for Commercial Use : No
  • Approved for Outdoor Use : No
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 115 Volts
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