KitchenAid KSSC42QVS Architect II Series Stainless-Steel Side-By-Side Refrigerator (23.3-cubic feet)

The KSSC42QVS Side By Side Refrigerator – Stainless Steel is one of the Architect Series of refrigerators that is designed with style, functionality and versatility in mind.
It comes with a built-in freezer, counter depth or standard depth as well as versatile storage options. There are features for added convenience such as the integrated flush ice and water dispenser.

    Interior Features

  • It comes with the Extend Fresh feature with the Temperature Management system that ensures that food remain fresh for the best in taste and texture.
  • It comes with an integrated and flush electronic through-the-door ice-and-water dispenser that gives the kitchen an aesthetically pleasing look.
  • The humidity controlled crispers provide the best environment to keep food fresh and crisp.
  • The unit sports four adjustable and SpillClean shelving for easy storage and retrieval.
  • The unit sports a total of 6 shelves and 2 baskets for ready organization.
  • The KSSC42QVS is Energy Star qualified and exceeds maximum federal energy standards by 20%.
  • The unit comes with interior lighting in order to make loading, unloading and organizing the contents of the unit easy and safe to do.

      Exterior Features

  • The KSSC42QVS comes with a built-in water dispenser for added convenience. Its quick fill feature fills containers twice as fast as other models. The dispenser also has a bucket in the door to increase the freezing capacity of the unit.
  • It also sports a stylish LDC display that is easy to read.

      Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 28 1/8 inches
    Height:83 1/8 inches
    Width: 42 1/4 inches
    Total volume: 25.3 cu. ft.


  • The ice water system makes the perfect ice cubes and the dispenser is very convenient.
  • The unit is stylish and the metallic finish easily fits the decor of most kitchens.
  • The unit is Energy star qualified which means you get to save more on power with this unit compared to other units of other brands.
  • The water filter indicator tells you when the filter needs changing.
  • The LCD display is clear, attractive and easy to read. It comes with the lock out feature more security.
  • The side by side design maximizes space and makes this unit suitable for kitchens that have limited space for large refrigerators.
  • Fresh food lights make rooting inside the refrigerator safe and easy to do.


  • There are several features that are found in units of similar price that do not come with the unit. These include the Quick Freeze shelf and the snack bin.
  • The unit does not come with the flush built in design for which could have made installation easier.
  • There are no optional trim kits available for those who want to customize their units.
  • Another disadvantage is the lack of a reversible door, which is a great feature in small spaces.

      Consumer Likes and Dislikes


  • energy efficient
  • works quietly in the background
  • stylish metallic finish
  • attractive LCD display
  • side by side design helps maximize space
  • fresh food lights helps organize storage
  • water filter indicator gives timely warnings for filter changesCons
  • lack of other useful features
  • lack of the flush built-in design
  • no optional trim kits available
  • lack of a reversible door