Kenmore 54789 Review

Kenmore 54789

Kenmore 54789 Kenmore
54789

Elite Series
Capacity: 25.6 cu ft
Width: 35-1/2"
Discontinued
Price Level

$90

Per Cu Ft
Features

11

Key Items
Energy Use

578

kWh Annual
Water & Ice

4

Key Items
Warranty

5 / 5

Yrs P/L SRS

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Key Strengths & Weaknesses
Price
Level
The price for each cubic foot of refrigerator capacity is about average when compared to all other new refrigerators. (It's within about $20 of the $68 average price per cu ft.)  
Features The Kenmore 54789 has a higher than average number of features. Some features are for functionality and convenience, others are style and appearance. It's important to weigh your needs and desires vs price.
Energy
Use
According to EnergyGuide estimates this model will use 16% more electricity than the average new refrigerator and ranks in the bottom 25% for more energy usage. Annual electricty use is about 75 kWh higher than average.  
Water
& Ice
The ice and water system is significantly above average and includes an icemaker, through-the-door ice and water dispenser, and water filter. Through-the-door dispeners will encourage your family to drink more water.
Warranty
SRS
One of the best available manufacturer's limited warranty on the sealed refrigeration system (SRS). The SRS typically includes expensive components such as the compressor, evaporator, and condensor. Subject to change.


Kenmore 54789 Refrigerator


General Ratings
MSRP $2299 MSRP - The Manufacture Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is 44% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 40% of new refrigerators for affordability. It is priced about $700 more than average.  
ENERGY
STAR
ENERGY STAR Qualified - The Kenmore 54789 is ENERGY STAR qualified and meets or exceeds the federal standards for energy efficiency. About 85% of new refrigerators are ENERGY STAR qualified.
Availability Discontinued - This model is no longer available for purchase from Kenmore. It may still be available new from one of Kenmore's associated retailers, or used through newspapers or online sites.  
Sabbath
Mode
No Sabbath Mode - Does not include a mode that helps individuals abide by Jewish law prohibiting work on the Sabbath. This mode is not common and is only available on about 10% of new refrigerators.  


Size & Style Ratings
Capacity 25.6 cu ft - The cubic foot capacity of this refrigerator is 14% higher than average and ranks in the top 40% of new refrigerators for larger capacity. It has about 3 cu ft more space than the average new refrigerator.
Space
Allocation
15.5 cu ft (61%) Fresh, 10.1 cu ft (39%) Freeze - The average percent capacity for new refrigerators is about 69% fresh food, 31% freezer. The fresh food allocation of this model is 8% lower than average.  
Color Black - Refrigerator colors are a personal choice that should reflect your taste and complement your kitchen. While this refrigerator is not stainless steel, it's protective paint and coating is still very durable.  
Depth Standard-Depth 34-3/4" - Most refrigerators are between 30" - 36" in depth and extend out a few inches beyond your base kitchen cabinets. Shallower refrigerators termed counter-depth are also available.  
Lighting Standard - Incandescent or CFL bulb lighting is common, but they take up more space than LEDs and are not as bright. They also radiate heat that can potentially shorten the shelf-life of meat and perishables.  


Water & Ice Ratings
Icemaker Icemaker Included - About 80% of new refrigerators like the Kenmore 54789 are equipped with a factory installed icemaker and ice bin. Most consumers feel it's an indispensable feature for drinks.
Dispenser External Water & Ice - External dispensers are common and provide both water and ice. They're more convenient than internal dispensers and promote better drinking habits for your family and children.
Filter Water Filter Included - Helps purify and improve the taste of water and ice. If you don't already have a whole-house water filter, this is an important feature. Some models have a filter change indicator light.
Auto-Fill No Auto-Fill - This Kenmore refrigerator is not equipped with a convenient capability to automatically fill your water container with a preselected amount of water. Feature found mainly on high-end refrigerators.  


Fresh Food Ratings
Evaporator Single Evaporator System - Fresh food and freezer sections use the same evaporator, which is standard on most refrigerators. Humidity levels are maintained at the same level in both compartments.  
Temp
Drawer
Temperature-Controlled Drawer - Equipped with a drawer where the temperature can be independently maintained and adjusted. Ideal for meats, cheeses, or beverages that you need to keep colder.
Chill &
Freeze
Fast Chill / Freeze - Can't wait for that drink or beverage to get cold, or for that melted ice cream to harden? The Kenmore 54789 quick chill and/or freeze feature rapidly prepares your favorite cold items for consumption.
Crispers Humidity Control - Includes crisper humidity controls for flexibility in preserving freshness. You can select higher humidity levels for most vegetables, or lower levels that are appropriate for many fruits.
Door
Alarm
No Door Alarm - If you or your children have ever accidentally left the refrigerator door slightly open, you realize that this can be a wonderful feature. Helps prevent wasted electricity or even food spoilage.  
Temp
Alarm
No Temperature Alarm - Does not have the capability to alert you if the interior refrigerator temperature rises above an unsafe limit. No audible warning of power outages or internal system failures.  


Convenience Ratings
Gallon
Door Bins
Gallon Door Bins - The Kenmore 54789 has door bins that will hold gallon milk or juice jugs. Gallon jugs are heavy, cumbersome, and frequently accessed - large door bins make the job much easier.
Door
In Door
No Door-In-Door - Standard refrigerator doors without an additional storage compartment. Door-in-door is normally only found on some high-end refrigerators and allows you to easily access your favorite items.  
Glass
Shelves
Glass Shelves - Fitted with glass shelves that can contain spilled liquids to one shelf level. Shelf height can be adjusted up and down to accommodate tall food items and are easily removed for cleaning.
Auto
Defrost
Automatic Defrost - Interior coils are automatically heated at regular intervals to remove frost that builds-up due to moisture in the air. Most new refrigerators on the market have auto-defrost capability.
Double
Drawers
Single Compartments - Designed with the standard single fresh food and freezer compartments. Some refrigerators have dual fresh food drawers or dual freezer drawers for added convenience.  
Can
Rack
No Can Rack - Does not include a special rack or compartment that stores canned drinks. While this feature is helpful to some consumers, you can still keep your space organized and store your cans without it.  
Wine
Holder
No Wine Holder - While this refrigerator does not have a separately designed compartment for storing or chilling bottles of wine, it offers several multi-use areas that can be used for wine bottle placement.  


Control Ratings
Temp
Control
Electronic Temperature Control - Like most new refrigerators, the Kenmore 54789 temperature controls are digital. Modern electronic controls are more accurate than mechanical and easier to use.
Temp
Display
Digital Temperature Display - Internal refrigerator temperature is digitally displayed so you can monitor levels for safety and correctness. Desired temperatures can be adjusted as required.
LCD No LCD Touch-Screen - Like most refrigerators, this model does not have a Liquid Crystal Display for monitoring operations and selecting options. LCD's are sometimes included on higher-end refrigerators.  
Wi-Fi No Wi-Fi - Does not include the latest technology that allows you to use special software applications designed for the kitchen area, and to interface with the Internet. Only available on a few models.  


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