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Kenmore Top-Freezer Refrigerator

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Kenmore Top-Freezer Refrigerator
 
4.5

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Black Kenmore 18.2 cu ft Top Freezer Refrigerator #68989

My 25 year old refrigerator began dying in the winter.  It started off by making a screeching sound.  Luckily that stopped.  Then I began finding pools of water in the...Read complete review

My 25 year old refrigerator began dying in the winter.  It started off by making a screeching sound.  Luckily that stopped.  Then I began finding pools of water in the refrigerator.  The final straw was when my frost free freezer section began making snow-cones.

I checked out refrigerators on the Internet. The one thing i didn't like about the Sears Internet site was that it didn't show the interior of the refrigerator.  So I had to go down to the store to check it out.

I wanted one that was Energy Star rated and that would fit in the existing space in my kitchen.  I did not want an ice maker.  The wall of my kitchen abuts my bedroom so it needed to be quiet.  I didn't want to hear cubes dropping, nor did I want to give up freezer space.  The 18.2 cu ft model proved to be a perfect fit.  

I was concerned that the interior of the refrigerator seemed smaller that my old one.  My old refrigerator had three shelves and this one has only two, but the door storage is amazing and I fit most of what used to be on the shelves into the door. 

I like the spill proof glass shelves, but I'm a little worried about the fact that they are glass.  I do like that you can see through the glass into the crisper bins. 

All in all, I've had the refrigerator for about a month and I'm satisfied.  The delivery was very professional.  The delivery people reversed the door for me, leveled the refrigerator and removed my old clunker.

It's quiet and keeps the food cold and the frozen food frozen.  The door has a tight seal.  I would have liked an extra half shelf on the door and another slide out shelf for the refrigerator, but I guess I can always buy that..

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Basic fridge for an average household

I rated this fridge as such because it doesn't meet all my needs. It came with the condo we purchased so I didn't really have a choice. I supposed we could have bought a...Read complete review

I rated this fridge as such because it doesn't meet all my needs. It came with the condo we purchased so I didn't really have a choice. I supposed we could have bought a better one, but the space wouldn't allow. My main complaint is that the freezer space is wayyyy to small. We have five people living here and I cannot stock up on food nor cook and freeze a lot of meals for later because there just isn't room!

Noise Level
I forgot this thing could even make noise. The only noise it ever makes is the ice maker doing its thing when we turn it on.

Interior Organization
Ehhh the bottom shelf is too low, but if its adjust up, then the milk gallon doesn't fit well.

Temperature Control
Anything on the top shelf freezes but if we turn it down, the bottom shelf isn't cold enough. Only annoying when your forget and put sour cream or hummus on the top shelf and it freezes. Neither of those taste good defrosted.

Ease of Cleaning
It'd be nicer if the veggie drawer fronts came off. It's hard to get the lips all clean on the shelves as well.

Durability
So far so good I guess. It's lasted another owner and us.

Design
Not my fave refrigerator ever that's for sure.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Its okay

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from USA

Comments about Kenmore Top-Freezer Refrigerator:

I only give Kenmore Top_Freezer Refrigerator an eight out of ten because it has weird stains that pop up every once in awhile. I have narrowed it down to nothing I have put into the fridge part, but still there are yellow stains that pop up every once in awhile. This requires me to clean and empty my fridge more often than necessary. However, this could be good just for the fact that I know my food is always in a sanitary environment. Otherwise it is just a pain in the rear. It is really easy to use and adjust. This appliance always keeps a great seal on the doors which saves energy and keeps you from losing coldness. It has great shelves that allow you to store a lot of food reasonably easy.

Noise Level
It does not make noise which is a huge plus.

Temperature Control
This fridge is very easy to control the temperature on.

Ease of Cleaning
It is pretty easy to clean, but weird stains are always appearing out of nowhere.

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5.0

Just wow

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from Enterprise, Wv

Comments about Kenmore Top-Freezer Refrigerator:

I bought this refrigerator 4 years ago because mine had blown up. I got it at an appliance store for %75 off because it had a dent in it. It was a steal, I have 4 kids and two grandkids. It has been stood in while browsing for food. It is open at least 30 times a day.It get jammed packed with food and still keeps it nice and cold . But the REAL test is this. Last January m house caught on fire. It did not reach the kitchen BUT the water from the fie department did. It was below zero so as soon as the water hit surfaces it froze solid. My refrigerator was covered and filled with 100's of gallons of water, frozen water. I was devastated. WE did not have insurance covering the things inside the house. We are a one income family and to be honest we lucked into this deal to start with. My husband turned up the furnace, lit the oven and pulled the refrigerator in front of it. Randomly he used a blow dryer inside the back of it. One week after the fire he plugged it back in. It worked and it is STILL working.I will NEVER buy another brand of refrigerator. This thing is amazing. My stove unfortunately did not do the same. The entire side of it rusted out and it stopped working. It was only 6 months old. This brand is quality that absolutely cannot be matched. I was blessed to have it when that happened.

Noise Level
Runs quiet . Do not know it is on

Interior Organization
Wonderful. Lots of space

Temperature Control
Keep everything nice and cold.

Durability
Read my review. Amazing

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

top freezer refigerator

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from USA

Comments about Kenmore Top-Freezer Refrigerator:

This refrigerator has a top freezer that is very spacious. Stays cold. Self defrosting. Refrigerator holds 3 full shelves. It has a lunchmeat drawer. I like the crisper drawer for vegetables. It has a fruit drawer also. East to clean. Butter keeper and 2 shelf door storage. They fit 2gallons of milk and 2 litter pop bottles.

Noise Level
Quiet

Interior Organization
Easy to get to everything

Temperature Control
Temperature stays where you put it. I have new had trouble

Ease of Cleaning
Warm water And dry towel. Cleans super easy.

Durability
I have had this refrigerator 8 yrs.

Design
Classic design. Fits any decore

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great refrigerator on a budget.

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from Pennsylvania

Comments about Kenmore Top-Freezer Refrigerator:

I love Kenmore appliances. They tend to last longer for me than most. We bought this one two years ago and I have not had any problems with it.

Noise Level
My last refrigerator made a lot of noises. This one seems very quite compared to my last one. You can hear it occasionally but it is not loud or obnoxious.

Interior Organization
This has a very basic design. We have a family of four and it holds plenty of food and drinks. It has a meat and cheese tray under the middle shelf. It also has two pull out drawers on the bottom. They are meant for fruits and vegetables and have humidity control knobs. I don't store that many fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator so these drawers come in handy for soda and water bottles.

Temperature Control
This doesn't seem to take long to change temperature when you adjust the control. I have never had a problem with temperature. I like things pretty cold and it does a good job of it.

Ease of Cleaning
This is easy to clean. The drawers and glass shelves remove for easy cleaning.

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4.0

No School Like the Old School

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from Dallas, TX

Comments about Kenmore Top-Freezer Refrigerator:

Growing up, my friends all had fancy fridges with French doors and water/ice dispensers. I thought that these were the mark of greatness at the time. It wasn't until I owned one and did not love it that I appreciated and went back to my roots with a Kenmore Top-Freezer Refrigerator.
Despite appearances, the top freezer has quite a bit of storage space. The only space that is not well utilized is right until the ice maker. The ice tray is rather large and bulky, but other than that. There is heaps of storage space. I do wish that there were more shelves to make items more accessible. Things can easily get lost in the back.
I love that the fridge and freezer are totally separate, so I don't waste electricity by having them both open at the same time.
The white color doesn't show fingerprints, unlike many stainless steel and black models.
As far as the fridge, the produce and deli drawers keep food really fresh. Great storage space and functional design.

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A bit louder than other models. The ice maker is a bit loud as well.

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5.0

Keep your cool.

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from Rome,GA

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I bought this refrigerator to use in our shop as a secondary cooling unit to keep close to our work area. So far I have been very pleased with this unit, it's very unit and I haven't noticed a big increase in my power consumption. I like the quiet operation of this refrigerator as well. I believe in my own personal opinion it may work better than my in the house unit which was much more expensive. I didn't find the interior layout very pleasing but for my purpose it was fine. The interior of the unit is very easy to clean it just wipes clean for the most part. The upper freezer area is one of my favorite parts of this unit. I like to keep lots of ice on hand for myself and others that may be working with me in the shop at any given time.

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The interior is laid out oddly in my opinion, it may be due to the straight forward overall design. I did feel like it would have been better if you had been able to adjust the shelves in more ways.

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The temperature control is very simple and easy to set.

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5.0

Great Product

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from USA

Comments about Kenmore Top-Freezer Refrigerator:

The Kenmire Top-Freezer Refrigerator is a very great product. The noise Kevel is very low and the interior organization is very nice. The temperature control is awesome and it us very easy to read and regulate. It us very easy to clean and the design is good like the other brands. It is also very durable as I have been using this refrigerator for quite a while and there has been no issue with it. The only problem I usually encounter is that the bottom drawers sometimes does not sit properly and this usually hinder the door from closing properly. The operation of this refrigerator does not require any expertise. You just plug it in and adjust the control knob to regulate the temperature and you are good to go. Because Kenmore has always been a trusted brand that has been consistent for ages, I will recommend it to everyone that seeks my opinion about refrigerators.

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5.0

Works Great, No Complaints!

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Kenmore Top-Freezer Refrigerator:

We recently renovated out basement and needed the right size refrigerator to compliment the space. After some quick research, we spotted the Kenmore Top-Freezer Refrigerator. It had the right amount of space, without ring too complex in its overall design. I can't complain about the price either. We keep wry thing from meats to fresh produce in this refrigerator, and it hasn't failed us yet. The assembly was fairly quick and simple.

Noise Level
We have literally fallen asleep a few feet away from this refrigerator, and we still managed to sleep like babies. It is awesome for a small household.

Temperature Control
I've dealt with some refrigerators in the past, that have drastically changed temperatures. I don't have that problem, as Kenmore keeps a leveled temperature no matter the setting.

Ease of Cleaning
We've had a few accidents and spills while owning this refrigerator. I must say it never takes more than a quick wipe with a sponge to clean the surfaces. It's an easy chore for my kids!

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5.0

Great basic fridge

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from Kansas

Comments about Kenmore Top-Freezer Refrigerator:

The Kenmore Top-Freezer Refrigerator is a great basic fridge. It is not fancy at all but it is reasonably priced and does the job perfectly fine. It has plenty of room inside with 3 adjustable shelves. There are two crispers in the bottom which is where I store my vegetables. The door has plenty of room for condiments, eggs, and has the typical butter storage compartment. The refrigerator is completely silent unless the temperature is being adjusted. The freezer has plenty of room and also has storage in the door.

You wouldn't expect such a low priced item to be this good, but it is. If you are looking for a fancy refrigerator this isn't the one for you. If you just need a basic durable refrigerator this one is GREAT!

Noise Level
I will occasionally hear a clicking noise coming from the refrigerator but other than that it is completely quiet unless it's adjusting the temperature.

Interior Organization
3 adjustable shelves, plenty of side room in the door, and crispers at the bottom of the refrigerator.

Temperature Control
Easy to access and has a setting for the refrigerator and the freezer.

Ease of Cleaning
Very simple to clean.

Durability
I have had mine for 3 years and have had no problems at all. Even though it is low priced it is more durable than you would expect.

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5.0

Excellent

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from West Mifflin, PA

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Have not had any problems & I bought this back in 1994...still going strong!

Noise Level
The only time I hear anything is at night when I'm trying to sleep. It's not really loud but I'm a really light sleeper.

Interior Organization
It's simple which is what I like....but there's room for everything.

Temperature Control
It keeps everything cold enough but you have to turn it up pretty much all the way...of course it IS 20 years old!

Ease of Cleaning
Easy to clean...not a lot of compartments.

Durability
I'd say 20 years says it all!

Design
It's plain, white...simple but that's what I like.

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