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Kenmore 7160[3]
 
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$1,695.99
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Summary: This 25.0 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Kenmore 7160[3] refrigerator has
  • a door open alarm
  • spillproof shelves
  • digital controls
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Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Kenmore 7160[3]

The Kenmore 7160[3] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the 7160[3] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Temperature performance:
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.

Energy efficiency:
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two models with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

Noise:
Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.
About This Brand

Kenmore offers a number of lines, including Kenmore Elite and Kenmore Elite Trio. Kenmore will be offering more products with LED lights and integrated dispensers on its high-end models.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore 7160[3]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 25.0
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser No
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore 7160[3]
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1.0
shoddy parts
10/8/2014
Pros
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Cons
Flimsy Shelves
Poor Layout
Best Uses
Small Kitchens
Comment:
We have been very disappointed with the internal layout of the top section. But our biggest complaint is that in the last two years we have owned this refridgerator, both of the plastic hooks that help keep the french doors closed have broken off. And it's not like we have teenagers in the house. We came back from a few days away recently to find one of the doors partially open and the internal temp at around 60 degrees. I will NEVER buy a large Kenmore product again!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
So far so good
5/21/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Cons
Limited Shelving Options
Tall Items Fit Only Doors
Best Uses
Comment:
When the fridge was delivered I was told not to adjust the temperature for a week--I haven't touched the temp and have had no problems. I deliberately selected a fridge without an ice/water dispenser on the door--everything I have read sounds like that is the kiss of death for a refrigerator! Hopefully this one will be a workhorse for many years!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
I cast my lot with CU
4/29/2014
Pros
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
After reviewing comments about a number of top-CU-rated units, I concluded 1) current production refrigerators probably won't be as long-lived as previous less efficient refrigerators, 2) ice makers are not only unreliable, but introduce an additional risk of structure damage because they are connected to a water supply subject to leakage (I'm leaving it disconnected), 3) CU has conducted extensive objective testing and derived ratings based thereon, while user reviews are often too subjective to be usable for decision-making. I decided on this model because of its high rating, its efficiency, and the absence of door dispensers. I am satisfied with the purchase.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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