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Kenmore Elite 7205[3] refrigerator

 
Approximate retail price:
$3200
Summary: This 31.0 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Kenmore Elite 7205[3] refrigerator has
  • an external water dispenser
  • an air filter
  • a door open alarm
  • a built-in water filter
  • spillproof shelves
  • ice storage in its refrigerator
  • digital controls on its front door
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Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Kenmore Elite 7205[3]

The Kenmore Elite 7205[3] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the Elite 7205[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 Elite 7205[3]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 31.0
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style No
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore Elite 7205[3]
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5.0
Been great for us
4/10/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Quiet
Cons
Slow water dispenser
Best Uses
Comment:
We love this refrigerator. Its beautiful and has worked flawlessly for 3 years. Lots of room and nice and bright inside. Only gripe from me is that the water seems to fill a bit slower than other fridges I've used, but that's not enough to knock it down from 5 stars.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Kenmore Elite is not so Elite
2/17/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy Access
Large Accessible Freezer
Quiet
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Limited Shelving Options
Poor Layout
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
We are a family of five and had limited options in replacing our side by side refrigerator/freezer due to cabinet height/size. This fridge has not performed well. It has been freezing the veggies starting about 6 months after we purchased it. It now has stopped chilling, everything defrosted, the motor is making a lot of noise and Sears says because we purchased it 14 months ago, we are out of warranty and need to wait 1 week for a repairman to come diagnose it. The layout is really poor for tall items. We end up having to put all our salad dressings and juice bottles on their sides and end up with lots of leaks. Definitely would not recommend this for a large family.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Problem from day one
1/23/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Beautiful Inside And Out
Bright Led Lights Inside
Customizable Shelving
Energy Efficient
lots of space
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Coolant Leak
Fans Keep Freezing
Not Cold Enough
Not enough ice
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
We have had repairmen out so often--since the very first month when the freezer started making loud noises due to the fans freezing up. It has quit making ice numerous times, and now it has been diagnosed with a coolant leak. After 6 repair visits in the past 6 weeks, Sears has finally agreed to replace due to the Protection Agreement. However, we're not sure we want another one. Too bad because it's a beautiful fridge. The ice maker, while trim and in the door, also does not make enough ice for our family with teens--we are constantly running out.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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