What's this? This score is based primarily on washing ability, efficiency, capacity, and noise. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
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Summary:This Kenmore Front-loader washing machine has
• Auto temp. control
• Auto detergent dispenser
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• End of cycle signal
• Rotary dial
• Push button
• Stainless-steel tub
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.
The Kenmore Elite 41073 is part of the washing machine
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, front-loading washing machine
models like the Elite 41073 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 8-pound and maximum capacity test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)
This score is based on the energy needed to heat the water for 8-pound and maximum loads using a warm wash and cold rinse. We consider both gas and electric water heaters, and include electricity needed to run the washer and energy needed for drying. Washers that extract more water are scored higher.
This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound load and each machine's maximum load. On models that didn't set the fill level automatically, we used the lowest fill setting that sufficed for the 8-pound load. We then calculated water used per pound of clothing.
About This Brand
Kenmore, the second manufacturer to market washers with steam, has a number of models in the front-loading category: Elite HE5, Elite HE5t Steam, Elite HE3, and HE2t. Those cover all the relevant prices—from $800 to $1,600—and Kenmore is considered a reliable brand.
Energy star The federal Energy Star program, administered by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, identifies a wide range of home appliances that use 10-50% less energy and water than standard models. These appliances can help you use less energy at home and save money on your utility bills.
Stainless-steel tub Tubs constructed of stainless steel are likely to be more durable than plastic or porcelain, and they allow for higher spin speeds. Plastic is the next most durable choice.
Auto temp. control This feature automatically mixes hot and cold water to reach the chosen wash temperature (which differs on various makes of washers). It's a good way to compensate for normal variations in tap-water temperature and prevents problems caused by water that's too cold, which keeps detergent from working properly.
Auto temp. control
Auto bleach dispenser Automatic Bleach dispenser releases the bleach at the proper point in the cycle, giving the detergent additives sufficient time to work.
So far so good and I am love the washing machine. The 15 minute quick wash cycle washes very well and spins almost dry I am a wash and go kind of person. The longer cycles probably might be the ones I do overnight set on the timer. Kids clothes and socks come very clean. Bedding is spotless, blankets are cleaned and fluffy. Towels don't take forever to dry . I am pleased with this machine.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Milton fl
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
So far so good
Clean Clothes Well
High Spin Is Ordinary
Very quiet and so far excellent washing and removal of stains in children's clothes.<br />I have washed a bed pillow and it did not bunch up and kept its shape. <br />Having gone from top loader that was 10 years old and very noisy the extra large tub is perfect and programmable my cycle is an awesome feature to have.