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Kenmore Elite 7205[3]
 
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]
User Reviews
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4.0
Spacious storage areas a plus!
8/13/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Big Families
Large Kitchens
Comment:
In about 12 months, refrigerator was not cooling and freezer would not keep food frozen. Thus, we had to replace the circuit board and serviceman had difficulty obtaining parts for LG made Kenmore. Love the size and door usage but today my freezer door would not open more than 10-12 inches. I spent an hour cleaning out the bottom freezer and removing ice cubes that apparently fell onto the internal rails keeping the door from opening and had to be manually removed. Sprayed with silicon and now seems to be working. Problem was probably caused by overfilling the ice container in the upper part of the freezer drawer. Be warned about the ice storage issue.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
My biggest mistake ever.
8/10/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Holds Temperature Well
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
So I am stupid. I purchased this frig thinking that since it was labeled a Kenmore Elite it was manufactured by Whirlpool. Nope, appears to be made by an asian company and what a piece of junk mechanically. I should have known. The first one to be delivered would not dispense water - not a drop. Sears wanted to repair, I demanded a new one. I thought I was good to go. Now at almost the exact two year mark I get the same error code F1 that others are getting. The grab thru door is an amazing innovation that I use a lot but as you are well aware the one appliance you depend upon the most is your frig. This one is not. Read how many other people are having the same issues and stay away.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Very Dissatisfied
8/4/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Bars On Bottom Of Shelves
Bottom Drawer Doesn't Clo
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
Very nice looking refrigerator. I find nothing else.good about it. It is noisy, not the compressor but clicks and bumps. It scares my grandchildren at night. The ice maker is very slow.. The bars on the bottom of the shelves bruise my hands every day. The drawer<br />On the freezer will bump back out when you shut it. You must push it closed twice.
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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