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Refrigerators

Kenmore Elite 7206[3]
 
Approximate retail price:
$2900
Summary: This 30.5 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Kenmore Elite 7206[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 7206[3]

The Kenmore Elite 7206[3] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the Elite 7206[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 7206[3]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 30.5
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser External
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore Elite 7206[3]
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5.0
Love it!
10/23/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Large Flexible Interior
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Best Uses
Big Families
Comment:
Other comments have mentioned noisy - not ours, you can hear it, but only when you're listening for it, whisper quiet compared to every other refrigerator we've owned. We did have to raise the refrigerator temperature higher than 40 degrees to keep items in the fruit and vegetable trays from freezing, but it's really an adjustment issue. The flexible interior and grab n go door are fantastic for our family of 5.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
NOISY......OMG
9/21/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Noisy
Best Uses
Big Families
Large Kitchens
Party Trays
Comment:
I am not sure how long this frig is going to last????? The noise is aweful! I can hear it running from our bedroom at night! If you go out and give it a shove it stops rattling for about a minute then starts in again.....hope it keeps running...a lot of money to pay for something that sounds like it's going to stop running any day!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Do Not Buy. It is a lemon
9/3/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Not Energy Efficient
Unreliable
Best Uses
Big Families
Large Kitchens
Comment:
I owned this refrig for 1 year. I have had 5 tech visits for ice built up. They keep replacing original parts with re-designed parts, that do not work any better then the original part. After hours on the phone and 2 more tech visits, they have agreed to give me a new refrigerator.
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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