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Kenmore Elite 7206[3] refrigerator

 
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
Great Design plus Grab n Go feature
2/24/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Freezer Drawers Organize
Holds Temperature Well
Ice Maker Works Great
LED lighting
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Water Tastes Good
Cons
Best Uses
Any Home
Gourmet Cook
Comment:
The refrigerator shelving has been well thought out. Each door has shelving for small and tall items so jars and cans won't get lost.<br /><br />The freezer drawer pulls out and down, and the drawers inside help me to organize food so I don't lose it. Also, they help to freeze items faster because the cold air is above and below two of the interior drawers.<br /><br />There is also a computerized troubleshooting feature by which you can send codes from the refrigerator to Kenmore service using your Smartphone. That can save a service trip and charges or indicate a part needing to be ordered before service.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Great refrigerator
1/7/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Large Size
Love The Grab And Go Door
Quiet
Cons
Replace Filters After 6mo
Best Uses
Comment:
Love the grab and go door. We keep milk there and it's always cold. Would like a little deeper door shelves but other than that, it's great.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
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.
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