The Kenmore Elite 72093 is part of the refrigerator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator
models like the Elite 72093 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
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.
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 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.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) Claimed capacity is the manufacturer's estimate of the volume, in cubic feet, of interior space.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.)
Cabinet-depth model Cabinet-depth models usually measure 27 to 28 inches deep, not quite flush with the cabinets, but at least three inches shallower than many standard 36-inch-wide models. You can get models with stainless exteriors or panel kits.
French-door style French door models are bottom-freezer refrigerators whose upper compartments have two narrow doors that open similarly to the doors of a side-by-side refrigerator. These narrower doors use less space in front of the refrigerator when opened, and allow access to either or both sides of the full-width fresh-food compartment. Typically more expensive, French-door models are usually 36 inches wide, though some newer models are 33 inches wide.
Water dispenser It is normally located in the fresh food compartment.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless steel is stylish but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
This is a beautiful refrigerator/freezer with a great design, tons of space, stylish lighting and solid features. The one major design flaw -- and it is major -- is that the icemaker fan is located in such a place that it freezes easily in humid climates, effectively shutting down the icemaker. Plus, once the error code for the icemaker fan is triggered, it shuts down any ability to use the front button panel features. In short, the fridge will continue to work just fine, but none of the other features will. The solution? Tell your repair person to stock plenty of replacement icemaker fans. You and he will need them.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Houston, TX
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Great performance and good looking.
Holds Temperature Well
Space For Tall Items
None so far
This model has a large volume which allows storage of several items with ease of access - no need to rearrage contents to reach specific item. We've upgraded from an 8 year old and functioning Kenmore Elite side by side and paid about the same back in 2005.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Long Horn
from Yorktown, VA
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Good Solid Product
We have external kitchen water filter and it worked out nice that the refrigerator came with an insert that can be used in place of filter so replacing filter inside the refrigerator every few month are not needed. <br /><br />Opening the freezer door does take extra effort, but not a big issue. <br /><br />Backlit buttons on the door would be nice for some of us who needs reading glass.