Sunday, May 27, 2018

Refrigerators: Compare


Report Card Grade
Product Grade
Product Grade
Our Awards
Overall Score
73%
47%
Date Reviewed
January 2013
December 2012
Pros
ENERGY STAR® qualified; has external digital temperature controls with child lock; maintains optimal internal conditions; quiet; great lighting; humidity- and temperature-controlled drawers; three tiered freezer storage; Tilt-N-Take freezer door easy to open; built-in water filter; external water and ice dispenser; air purification system; open door alert
Excellent value; Energy Star® qualified and is more energy efficient than some machines with less capacity and the same yearly energy costs; good useable capacity; doors are reversible; available in multiple finishes
Cons
Many complaints about the icemaker not working properly; some complaints about Sears' customer service; some complaints about frost build up in the freezer; left side door bins very narrow and won't be able to accommodate many condiment jars
Can't make precise temperature adjustments; no light in freezer; some complaints ill-fitting shelves/bins; some complaints about humidity control in crispers; some complaints about small size of crispers; doesn't have open door alert; doesn't have built-in water filter for ice machine; doesn't have temperature-controlled drawer; odor transfer possible since fridge and freezer share the same air
Refrigeration System (25%)
Storage Capabilities (20%)
Extra Features (25%)
Exterior Style/Functionality (10%)
Brand Reputation/Reliability (10%)
Customer Feedback (10%)
Type
Freestanding
Freestanding
Style
French Door (Tilt-N-Take freezer door)
Top-Freezer
Total Capacity (cu. ft.)
30.7
20.6
Price (MSRP)
$2576 - $2812
$949 - $1149
Warranty
10-year warranty on the linear compressor. You can also purchase an additional In-Home Master Protection Agreement for either $379.99 (3-year) or $549.99 (5-year).
1-year limited warranty on parts & labor for the entire unit
Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)
35.75" x 70.25" x 36.25"
32.5" x 66.25" x 32.63"
Depth with Door Open at 90°
48.13"
62.25"
Width with Door Open at 90°
44.25"
34.9"
Weight
Unknown
256 pounds
ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Yes
Yes
Power
It uses 579 kWh/year. Kenmore estimates that it could cost about $62 a year to run.
It uses 410 kWh/year. Maytag estimates that it could cost about $44 a year to run.
Cooling Technology
GeniusCool™ technology features a linear compressor and dual evaporators to maintain optimal temperature and humidity levels in the both compartments.
Features an automatic moisture control system (single evaporator), energy-efficient foam insulation and the Cool Flow™ Ventilation System to maintain optimal internal conditions in the fridge and freezer simultaneously.
Auto-Defrost (Frost-Free)
Yes
Yes
Temperature Controls
An external digital control panel (with a child lock) allows for precise temperature adjustments in the fridge or the freezer.
It has a thermostat and single knob in the fridge where you can make general temperature adjustments to the fridge and freezer.
Built-In Air Filter
Yes, it has a built-in CleanFlow™ charcoal air filter to keep air fresh and clean.
N/A
Fresh Food Capacity (cu. ft.)
20.7
14.4
Shelf Material
Tempered glass
Tempered glass
Spill-Proof Edges
Yes
Yes
Shelves
5 shelves including 1 stationary full-width shelf and 4 adjustable split shelves
3 full-width shelves including 2 adjustable and 1 stationary
Total # of Drawers
3
3
Humidity-Controlled Drawer (Crisper)
2 (half-width)
2 (half-width)
Temperature-Controlled Meat/Deli Drawer
1 (full-width)
N/A
Door Bins
6 door bins including 2 gallon-size bins, 3 narrow bins and 1 covered dairy bin
5 door bins including 4 gallon-size bins (3 adjustable and 1 stationary) and 1 smaller bin (retractable)
Additional Storage
N/A
N/A
Freezer Capacity (cu. ft.)
10.0
6.2
Freezer Storage
3 tiers of storage including 2 pull-out drawers and 1 deep bin
1 flex wire shelf and 2 full-width door bins
Icemaker
Yes, it has a slim, factory-installed automatic icemaker built into the fridge door.
Yes, it has a factory-installed automatic icemaker in the freezer.
Bulk Ice-Making Capabilities
No
No
Built-in Water Filter
Yes
No
External Water/Ice Dispenser
Yes, it has an external water and crushed/cubed ice dispenser on the left-hand door.
N/A
Lighting
LED lighting system along the sides and top of the fridge and 2 LED lights under its doors to illuminate the freezer.
Incandescent light bulbs in the fridge only
Open Door Alert
Yes, after set amount of time
None
Product Design
It is available in 3 different finishes including White (72052), Black (72059) and Stainless Steel (72053). It has smooth, contoured doors and matching handles.
It is available in 4 different finishes including White (M1TXEGMYW), Bisque (M1TXEGMYQ), Black (M1TXEGMYB) or Stainless Steel (M1TXEGMYS). It has a classic style with flat, textured doors.
 
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