PROS / The stainless steel finish on this model is surprisingly fingerprint resistant, and the fridge also comes in white and black.
CONS / Small items can slip though the wire freezer bins.
VERDICT / This french door refrigerator is fairly basic. It is spacious inside the fresh food compartment, but it's unusually cramped in the freezer for a super-capacity french door refrigerator.
Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.
Kenmore is a brand owned by Sears, but the individual appliances are made by several other companies including Whirlpool and Electrolux. Kenmore specializes in home appliances, and the french door refrigerators can be separated into two series. The 70313 falls into the Kenmore series and is a super-capacity french door refrigerator with a total capacity of 26.7 cubic feet. The refrigerated compartment as a capacity of 16.3 cubic feet and the freezer compartment has a capacity of 5.5 cubic feet. For a super-capacity refrigerator, the freezer section is fairly small.
While the stainless steel finish is still quite popular, you can also choose from both white and black french door fridges. This Kenmore model comes in all three color options. The benefit of white and black over stainless steel is that stainless steel can be difficult to clean. This fridge does come with a fingerprint-resistant stainless steel, and it is surprisingly resistant to smudges.
The refrigerated compartment has five shelves, one of which is full-width and not adjustable. Three are half-width shelves that you can move up or down to accommodate taller items, and the last shelf is a mini-shelf that sits next to the icemaker. While you can move the shelves up and down, you can't make room for tall items unless you remove shelves. You can control the humidity levels in the two crisper bins and you can control the temperature in the full-width drawer. The doors to the fresh food compartment have six bins, one of which is large enough for gallon-sized containers and another is covered for storing dairy products.
The freezer compartment in this french door fridge-freezer has two tiers. Out of these two tiers there are a total of three bins. All of the bins in this freezer section are made of plastic-coated wire. The downside to this wire is it has gaps that small items can fall through. The portable ice bin is actually in the fresh food compartment with the icemaker.
This Kenmore french door fridge is fairly straightforward. It has plenty of space in the fresh food compartment, along with good storage options. However, this fridge falls short of the higher ranked products in our review because of the disappointing freezer. It is small for the size of the fridge and not very well organized.