KitchenAid (KBFC42FT) French-Door Stainless-Steel Refrigerator 22.6-cubic feet

Dual Magna Seal™ – AquaSense™ Base-Grille Filtration System

The KBFC42FT is a French door bottom freezer refrigerator that provides a large storage capacity for regular to large-sized families.

    Interior Features

  • ExtendFresh Plus temperature management system ensures optimum freshness.
  • The AquaSense Base Grille filtration system provides for optimum filtration of water.
  • On Demand Pulsed defrost sytem helps you preserve the taste in frozen food.
  • The unit also comes with the adjustable SpillClean Glass shelving.
  • SatinGlide system includes the ball bearing rollers which allows for pulling the crisper drawers out.
  • ClearVue bins lets you see the contents of the bins without having to open and close them.
  • DualMagna Seat Gasket System ensures food freshness by creating an airtight seal around the interior.
  • The unit has the widest refrigeration size with its large storage capacity. It can hold platters up to 36 inches wide.
  • WhisperQuiet Variable capacity compressor works to keep the unit humming quietly as you sleep.
  • The unit also comes with a full width freezer basket.
  • There’s a factory installed automatic ice maker.
  • It sports 16.7 Cu. Ft. refrigerator compartment volume and 5.9 Cu. Ft. freezer compartment volume

      Exterior Features

  • The unit sports touch sensor controls for convenient setting of controls.
  • It also features a stainless steel casing.

      Dimension Specifications

  • Depth: 27 7/8 inches
  • Height: 83 1/8 inches
  • Width: 42 1/4 inches
  • Total volume: 22.6 Cubic foot


  • One of the main advantages to this unit is the large capacity. The KBFC42FTS sports a total of 22.6 Cubic foot of space, fairly large for a regular family. It offers space for anything from beverages and fresh produce and meats to leftovers.
  • The unit also comes done in a metallic finish which looks really elegant. You will not be ashamed to see this unit in your kitchen.
  • The KBFC42FTS works quietly. For its large size, you barely know that it is on with the WhisperQuiet Variable capacity compressor which reduces noise significantly.
  • The unit interiors is very well laid out for maximum organization.
  • The design of separately opening doors slightly decreases energy consumption.
  • The less often used bottom freezer is located at a convenient area.
  • The double doors that swing out allow full utilization of the space for removing or loading very large items such as large cakes or pizza.


  • The unit’s ice maker tends to slow down on the ice making after a few months.
  • Noise tends to build up while the ice and water dispensers are on.
  • The pull out freezer design leaves the organization to the owner. You also need to stoop low in order to get to the freezer contents.
  • Costs more compared to other models of refrigerators due to the French door design.
  • The unit’s double doors may be difficult to prop open if you are loading and unloading by yourself.

      Consumer Likes and Dislikes


  • Design saves on energy.
  • Large capacity allows for more items to be stored inside
  • Elegant, Metallic finish
  • Quiet with the Whisper Quiet Variable Capacity compressorCons
  • ice maker often conks out after a few months
  • rather noisy
  • costs more compared to other designs of refrigerators