Kenmoor Vs. GE Refrigerators

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Every kitchen needs a refrigerator but there are so many around which one do you choose? Two of the best known suppliers are Kenmore and General Electric so check out their range.

Kenmore Refrigerators were readily available to the public from 1977 but the firm was founded in 1927 when they sold sewing and laundry products. It grew very successful and moved on to sell kitchen appliances as well.

In the last 34 years more refrigerators have been made and Kenmore has more than 400 different designs to choose from. These vary in features and prices and their wide range can be found on the market for $500 to more than $2,000.

Refrigerators are found under one of 3 sub-names

  • Kenmore
  • Kenmore Elite
  • Kenmore Pro

The more advance models will be more expensive as they feature a more complex design with a number of unique features.

Top of the range is the Kenmore Stainless Steel 25.0 cu ft French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator. It sells for $2279.99, but Kenmore currently has this fridge on sale for $1839.99, a saving of $440.

Customers joining Kenmore's Shop Your Way Rewards Membership Scheme earn 18400 points when thy buy this item.

It is an Energy Star qualified appliance and it comes with an automatic icemaker installed and ready to use. The fridge is 7.5 cu ft and the freezer section 25.0 cu ft. It also comes with spill-proof glass shelves and 6 out of 6 customers (100%) surveyed would recommend this product to a friend.

The new Kenmore Trio has enough room for 465 soda cans, more than any ice and water dispenser bottom refrigerators. It comes with a slim in-door ice and water dispenser, a compact water filter, flush LED lighting and it exceeds Energy Star standards. This refrigerator sells for $2,319.

Customer Reviews

  1. We bought the Kenmore Elite refrigerator after doing a lot of research trying to find a good fridge without spending a fortune. We love it, the exterior is a soft cream colour and has a nice smooth finish that is easy to clean and it looks great in the kitchen. It has 3 drawers with adjustable temperature control in the fridge section, as well as movable shelves and it is so easy to keep the fridge organised.  R.M. Fraumeyer. Yuma. AZ.
  2. The Kenmore Elite 25 cu ft TRIO French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator is a great purchase. It features an external filtered water dispenser with smooth touch LED controls, tilt'N'take tilting freezer drawer, monochromatic case and dispenser Adjusta cube ice maker with 3 sizes of ice cubes and ultra-ice enhanced ice production. There is a slide-away shelf and 5 gallon door bins, controlled crispers temperature-controlled full-width pantry drawer. Gettoracer, Covina CA.

To check out the Kenmore Refrigerators on offer and the special offers click on to the Kenmore website.

GE realises your refrigerator is the largest and most visible appliance in your kitchen so it has to look great. GE is a leader in refrigerator style and design and their products never sacrifice substance for style. 

Free standing French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerators vary in price from $2589 to $2519. They come in stainless steel and vary from 20.6 cu ft to 25.8 cu ft.  They all come with an icemaker installed and most are energy efficient.

GE has a wide range of designs and they produce a Spacemake Compact Refrigerator for small kitchens and flats. These range from a Table Top fridge at 1.7 cu ft at $134 to a 5.7 cu ft fridge at $324. This comes in black or white and there is a clean steel version 4.3 ch ft at $234.

Customer Reviews

There have been mixed reviews for GE Refrigerators. Many customers say they love their GE fridges and most consumers who bought a side-by-side unit are the happiest. They love the water filters that make the water taste great from the water and ice dispensers.

They also love the indicator light that turns red when the filter needs to be replaced and models with freezer drawers also got rave reviews.

Other customers were dissatisfied with their products. Consumers who purchased the models with a freezer department on top complained that the freezer failed to stay cool, or accumulated a lot of frost inside.

Others described the outside of the freezer compartment got so hot that the back of the unit ended up melting, or they had to unplug the ridge in case it set the kitchen on fire.

GE has been supplying kitchen appliances for many years and it is a matter of personal choice, but it appears to be the refrigerators with the freezer department on top that has caused the problems.