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Kenmore 7160[3]
 
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$1,526.39
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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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Community icon16 people have reviewed this model.
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]
User Reviews
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4.0
Big, Cold, Quiet, Bright, Reliable
4/10/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Holds Temperature Well
Lighting
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Best Uses
2nd Refrigerator
Big Families
Large Kitchens
Narrow Galley Kitchens
Office Fridge
Small Kitchens
Wet Bar
Comment:
The refrigerator and freezer hold 2-weeks worth of groceries for me (single) with plenty of room left over. The temperature is easy to set and remains constant. The adjustable shelves in the fridge and movable divider in the freezer make it easy to arrange and rearrange things just as you like and the deep shelves on the fridge doors are convenient too. I'm also a big fan of the bright lighting in both the fridge and freezer sections.<br /><br />I don't have the icemaker connected so I can comment on its performance. The refrigerator is very quiet except for the occasional clunk when defrosting, but that is infrequent and not objectionably loud. After 1-1/2 years it has been completely trouble-free.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Lasted 1year
11/8/2013
Pros
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Freezer Iced Over
Best Uses
Comment:
After repeated service calls Sears replaced with new one..hope this one lasts longer
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Freezer worked for 3 weeks
8/14/2013
Pros
Cons
Does not work
Best Uses
Great Igloo Furniture
Comment:
After much fighting (40+ hours on the phone), Sears delivered this replacement of a model that gave up after 5 months. This freezer did not last 3 weeks---the temperatures were in the 20s while the freezer was set to 0. Do not buy this unless you like spending time with Sears customer service.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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