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Kenmore is a leader in the home appliance industry. Owned by Sears, the brand first made its debut in 1927 as a Sears’ laundry appliance. By 1936, sales of the Kenmore laundry appliance surpassed one million. The Kenmore brand has an extensive listing of industry firsts that include automatic appliances, unique style, innovative designs, energy efficiency and much more. Over the years, Kenmore has earned an outstanding reputation as the maker of reliable home appliances. The Kenmore 7101 25.0 cu. Ft. Bottom freezer refrigerator is one of Sears’ forefront French door refrigerators.
This fashionable bottom freezer has contoured doors and is available in five colors: stainless steel, black, white, bisque and ultra satin. The side-by-side refrigerator's doors open wide and allow for the easy storage and removal of food items. Lamps light the interior of the refrigerator freezer.
Reviewing the user manual is confusing. One expects to see the Kenmore or Sears logo but instead sees the LG logo. LG Electronics of Korea makes Kenmore's bottom freezer refrigerator. Further, should the manual be lost, locating the manual and the customer service area on the Kenmore website was a tedious, counterintuitive and time-consuming task.
The Kenmore 7101 refrigerator freezer is Energy Star qualified. The refrigerator freezer's estimated yearly electricity use is 476kWh. The manufacturer covers the refrigerator freezer with one-year parts and labor warranty as well as a seven-year warranty on the sealed system.
The Kenmore 7101 has a 17.5 cu. ft. refrigeration compartment. The interior of the French door refrigerator has wide shelves that can hold deli trays, pizza boxes and other leftovers. Variable temperature and humidity controls keep the meat-deli bin slightly cooler than the rest of the refrigeration compartment.
Keeping bottles and condiments organized is easy because the doors of the French door refrigerator have many adjustable in-the-door shelves. All of the side-by-side refrigerator's shelves slide out for easy cleaning.
The Kenmore 7101 bottom freezer refrigerator has a total frost-free freezer capacity of 7.5 cu. ft. This provides ample space for the storing of frozen food, juice and other frozen beverages. The bottom freezer refrigerator has good lighting. Separate bins and a pull out tray make organization and storage easy.
The water dispenser delivers filtered water through one of the side-by-side refrigerator's doors. Owners report that the taste of the Kenmore 7101 bottom freezer's water is satisfactory. However, the water dispenser has an inadequate spill tray and overflows are a common occurrence. This French door refrigerator has a child lock that prevents children from playing with the refrigerator freezer's water dispenser.
The automatic icemaker of the Kenmore 7101 French door refrigerator is located in the freezer compartment. For some owners, this location is ideal because it frees up storage space in the refrigerator's left door compartment. Others feel this location limits the convenience functions of the side-by-side refrigerator. Most owners are pleased with the icemakers speed because it delivers a complete basketful of ice approximately every 45 minutes. A fullness sensor prevents the icemaker from overflowing the basket.
The Kenmore 7101 bottom freezer refrigerator implements user-friendly electronic touch controls. An LED screen displays the separate temperature readings of the refrigerator and freezer compartments. The LED screen also shows the water filter status, dispenser data and other information.
Some owners of the Kenmore 7101 French door refrigerator are dissatisfied because while the external front panel allows for the setting of the refrigeration and freezer temperatures, it does not display internal temperature readings until one of the doors are open.
The French door refrigerator has auto-closing hinges. A slight effortless push closes all of the refrigerator freezer's doors. Overhanging food containers and overcrowded storage can prevent a door from closing completely. Because of this common occurrence, the Kenmore 7101 comes equipped with a door alarm that sounds at 30-second intervals when one of the doors of the side-by-side refrigerator is ajar for longer than 60-seconds. This feature prevents the costly loss of food because of spoilage as well as energy waste.
The Kenmore 7101 bottom freezer refrigerator has a French door refrigerator design. The refrigerator's stylish appearance is a decorative accent for most kitchens. The side-by-side refrigerator has ample storage space and can meet the needs of a larger family.
The icemaker is fast.
The user manual is very confusing.
The Kenmore 7101 is a good food storage appliance.