This 25.4 cu.-ft. (claimed) side-by-side Kenmore 50023 refrigerator has
The Kenmore 50023 is part of the Refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Side-by-side refrigerator models like the 50023 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.
Temperature uniformity: This performance test measures how uniform the refrigerator kept the temperatures in the fresh food and freezer sections.
Energy efficiency: This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two refrigerators with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.
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