The Kenmore 71602 refrigerator is a mid-sized french door model, with 25 cubic ft of space. The white exterior looks classy, even though it’s a very standard color. In this review of the Kenmore 71602 fridge, I’ll go over this model’s best and worst features. Here’s a rundown of it’s best features: adjustable spill-proof glass shelves, five adjustable clear door bins, a multi-airflow system, upfront controls, deli drawer, Energy Star compliant, factory installed ice maker, and humidity-controlled crispers. I think one of this refrigerator’s best features is the $1,280 price tag. This is on the cheaper side, considering the size and feature set. When you compare that to most of the competition, you’re looking at spending at least $1,500 to $2,000.
Now, let’s check out the negative aspects of the Kenmore 71602 refrigerator. First off, I think it’s a little noisy – especially the ice maker. Another complaint I’ve heard is that they wish the Glide N’ Serve drawer was two sections instead of one. With it being one long drawer, you have to have both sections of the fridge open to get into it. Last thing, which is pretty minor complaint, is that the warranty is only for 1 year. You can buy an extended warranty for the Kenmore 71602, but most of the time I’m not a big fan of those. Overall, I’m giving this refrigerator a 4.5 / 5 star rating. It’s loaded with quality features, looks great and is priced just right.
Finding the best refrigerator for college dorm rooms can be a tricky task. Most students want it to be smaller, look nice, be reliable, andÂ have a freezer compartment. There are a ton of manufacturers out there that make mini fridges, but they are not all created equally. A couple brands that make some awesome refrigerators for college dorm rooms are: Frigidaire, Danby, Haier, Igloo, Kenmore, Supentown and EdgeStar. I’ve picked out 2 of the best models, which I think have all the the benefits (or most anyway)Â I listed above. I’ll share them with you below.
The firstÂ model on the “best refrigerator for college dorm room” list is: Haier HSA04WNCBB. This one is actually a little larger-sized, at 3.9 cubic ft. It would be great for roomates sharing a fridge. The best feature on this model is that it’s freezer compartment is full-sized. You can fit larger items in it, compared toÂ other competitor models. Also, the refrigerated compartment is nice and big (comparatively anyway). The shelves are also adjustable. It currently sells for about $170.
The second model I recommend is the Kenmore 92779. This 2.7 cubic ft model is perfecft for tighter spaces. The freezer isÂ small, but you can at least cram in a frozen meal and ice cube tray. The refrigerated section is small as well, but easilyÂ big enough for 12 cans of soda and a couple other food items. I really like the side door compartments. It adds to the space tremendously. The wire shelves are removable, but not adjustable. Probably the best thing about this refrigerator is that it’s under $100.
The Kenmore 76253 refrigerator is a 21.9 cubic ft, bottom-freezer model. The stainless steel exterior looks great, and is very popular these days. With the Kenmore 76253 being a bottom-freezer model, buyers won’t have to bend over so far to get into the bottom shelf and crispers of the refrigerator. It’s also nice that this particular model comes with a factory installed ice maker. A couple other things I really like about this fridge: it’s Energy Star qualified, sleek exterior look with curved door handles, consistent temperature, well-designed fridge with adjustable glass shelves and drawers with humidity control settings.
A couple things I’d probably change on the Kenmore 76253: the 2 plastic screws on the front of the door, the ice-maker can be a little loud, and the door is a little too sticky for my taste. I know some people have had problems with the freezer thawing out, so that may be possible for a minority of users. Overall, I really like the 76253 – it just needs a few tweaks. I am giving this refrigerator a 4/5 star rating.
My Kenmore 59422 refrigerator review: If you’ve been looking at Sears’ refrigerator selection lately, you’ve probably come across the Kenmore 59422 side by side model. While I do like the price and a couple other things about this fridge, I can’t say that it’s my favorite model on the floor. Well, I’ll first go over what I do like about it: Energy Star qualified, the PUR water filtration system works great, it’s a decent size – 25.1 cubic ft, it has adjustable shelves/bins, there’s a gallon-size container in door,Â and I really like the $800 price tag.
The Kenmore 59422 refrigerator does have its weaknesses though. Unfortunately, a decent amount of people who buy this model have trouble with it not cooling very well. It seems to be prone to fan cooling problems. Another thing is that it seems a little cheaply made. I know it’s not a deluxe refrigerator or anything, so I guess this isn’t a huge deal. I actually thought the Kenmore 59422 ran a little louder than I was expecting. Also, be aware that you’ll probably have to change the water filter about every 6 months – which will add an additional $60/year. Overall, I give this refrigerator a 3/5 star rating – mainly because of the trouble a lot of people have with the cooling fan.
Finding the best refrigerator for small kitchen can be tricky. More often than not, if you have a small kitchen, you’ll have a smaller space allotted for the refrigerator. For that reason, I’ve chosen two different smaller models which I think are some of the best refrigerators for a small kitchen.
The Kenmore 74192 is a great top freezer model with 20.6 cubic ft of space. It’s a real bargain at around $600. It’s a no-frills model (although, it does come with an ice maker), but should last for many years without repairs. A few users have complained about it being a little too noisy, however I don’t really have a problem with that.
The Whirlpool W1TXEMMWQ is nice because it has more storage options than the Kenmore refrigerator. It’s also a bit more expensive, at around $800. It is slightly bigger (21 cubic ft) and also has an Energy Star certification. You can get this refrigerator in white, black and stainless steel colors.
If both of these models are still too big for your space, I would suggest the 18 cubic ft GE GTS18FBSWW. Overall, I think the best refrigerator for small kitchen spaces would have to be the Whirlpool model. It’s a classic style, comes with a few extras and is priced well.
The best refrigerator under $1000 is a tough choice. To be honest, there aren’t a lot of new refrigerators being sold these days for under $1000. Kenmore, Hotpoint and GE are the top brands that make most of these budget fridges.
I think the best refrigerator under $1000 would have to be the Hotpoint HSS25GFTWW. It’s a side-by-side model and comes standard with a through-the-door ice maker and water dispenser (plus a water filter). It has some exterior control buttons and a temperature reader. What is most attractive with this refrigerator is the 25 cubic ft interior. It has plenty of space for a family, and it’s built to last. It’s priced at the very high end of our budget, but still comes in at just under $1000.
If you’re looking for a cheaper model, the compact GE GTS18FBSWW and the Kenmore 74192 are great choices as well. They are both priced around $550. Both are actually top-freezer design models. The Kenmore is slightly bigger at 20.6 cubic ft (the GE is around 18). Even though both of these models could be considered for the best refrigerator under $1000 award – I would still highly recommend the Hotpoint model, if you have the money.
Finding the best refrigerator for the money doesn’t have to be difficult anymore. I’ve found two of the best refrigerators for the money – both models are $1000 or less, and provide the best bang for the buck. They both have their benefits, and of course their drawbacks. Here they are:
The first refrigerator is the Hotpoint HSS25GFTWW. It’s the more expensive of the two, at around $1000. But that still puts it on the low end, as far as new refrigerators go. It has a roomy 25 cubic foot interior, and is a side-by-side model. There are some nice features – such as the through-the-door ice and water dispensers, and water filter. Also, there are a few extra features such as the exterior temperature reader and control buttons. I think the roomy interior will really surprise you, it’s probably the top selling point.
The second best refrigerator for the money is the Kenmore 74192. It is a top-freezer design, which a lot of customers prefer. This model only costs around $600 – a good deal cheaper than the Hotpoint fridge. Now, don’t expect a lot of extra features on this Kenmore, just the basics. However, it does include an icemaker, standard. It also has glass shelves and two humidity controlled crispers. Noise level is a little higher than average. However, without many gadgets or extra features, the 74192 model should last you many years.
A review of the Kenmore 78222 top-freezer refrigerator says: “The Kenmore 78222 is probably the best top-freezer refrigerator I’ve ever had. The extra features on this machine are what sold me. I love the water filter & ice-maker that come standard. I know it’s Energy Star compliant, so you’ll save a few bucks a month on electricity. The noise level is minimal as well.
While I love the Kenmore 78222 top-freezer refrigerator, it’s hard to find it cheap. The reason for this is because it’s only sold by one store – Sears. If you want to buy a slightly used one, check out Craigslist. Buying it brand new is of course the best option if you can afford the $1050. There are a couple other cheaper Kenmore models that have gotten good reviews, if you don’t have the money for this one, but this particular model is worth every penny.”