Kenmore Elite 29.8 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator - Black ENERGY STAR®Item# 04651179000 | Model# 51179
Follow this item and we’ll let you know when the price drops
Specifications & Dimensions
Ratings & Reviews
Kenmore Elite 29.8 cu. ft. Side-By-Side Refrigerator - Adjustable Storage
With nearly 30 cu ft. of storage Large Capacity, space-saving features like full-door gallon storage and SmartSense temperature management, the Kenmore Elite refrigerator 5117 is head-and-shoulders above other side-by-side refrigerators. This Kenmore ENERGY STAR® qualified refrigerator has the most Large Capacity of any side-by-side refrigerator/freezer on the market, and smart design features give you even more shelf space. The fridge's four adjustable door bins hold 8 gallon-sized containers, while the SpaceSaver ice system is designed to free up valuable freezer space.
- Gallon door bins easily hold jugs, bottles and gallon containers to help clear the shelves and give you space to stock up.
- Relocated to the door, the SpaceSaver Ice System makes cold, refreshing ice, while clearing an entire shelf to give you 30% more storage space, so you can stock up on frozen foods.
- The easily accessible can and bottle rack organizes 5 cans or bottles within the refrigerator door to free up extra shelf space and keep your favorite flavors within reach.
- CrisperKeeper Drawers absorb the natural ripening agent given off by fruit and vegetables to extend the life of produce and help flavor last.
- The CleanFlow™ Air Filter circulates air through a charcoal filter to keep the refrigerator smelling fresh and is 15 times more effective than baking soda in reducing odors.
- Spill-proof tempered glass shelves keep drips, drizzles and spills from spreading throughout the fridge, making cleanup fast and easy.
Added on March 20, 2013
Overall, others give this:
Reviewers may have received a benefit, like a sweepstakes entry or rewards program points, in exchange for writing a review.
Those benefits were not conditioned on the positive or negative content of the review.
Most Helpful Reviews
If I wanted a refrigerator without an Ice Maker, I would have bought one on purpose. I let the salesman talk me into this fridge. (July '13) Sure, it seemed like a good deal, and it has a lot of space. Icemaker worked for about 2 weeks, then stopped. You can hear it try to fill and dump ice, but nothing comes out. I have had the Freezer door replaced 2x now. Thinking about trying a 3rd time too.... Last time out the tech explained that these units have a design flaw - the water line freezes up inside the door. So the icemaker functions fine, it just doesn't fill with water. The "sears" solution is to raise the temperature in your freezer so the water will flow, and you are stuck with mushy ice cream. My (not ideal) solution is to buy bags of ice and dump them into the icemaker. Very disappointing.
We had this unit delivered on Saturday. I knew one hour later that it had to go back. We bought this model because it had SO much room. Once delivered it sticks out about 9 inches past the counter tops. It looks as though it's sitting in the middle of the room. We have an open floor plan and one entire side of the fridge is exposed to the living room. On this model the sides are "gray" colored plastic that are suppose to look like stainless steel (they don't). It looks cheap. Lastly, the ice maker is really noisy. It is located in the door and you can hear EVERY ice cube being made. I'm switching it out for a GE Profile counter depth with SS cabinet...will cost $1000 more...and is much smaller (23.3 vs 29.8) but for me it's worth it. BTW...I researched on Consumer Reports and read that Kitchen Aid and LG get by far the most complaints. GE and Kenmore were pretty good.
This side-by-side is the best refrigerator we've owned in 46 years of marriage. The interior space is designed with excellent lighting, easy access to stored items, maximum flexibility for setting up areas for large and small goods, conveniently located wine rack, and ability to see all items at a glance. The water and ice dispenser has capability to not only deliver cubes and crushed ice, but it also measures water output by the ounce. Also the user can control the temperature of the water and lock the dispenser to prevent little hands from creating an unwanted mess.
Excellent storage in freezer. Nice in fridge part too. Shelves are not as versatile as my previous Maytag. Soda pop holder only holds 5 cans (who can buy a 5 pack of pop?) If you're into wine, the wine rack might be nice, otherwise just wasted space. Deli/produce drawers have deodorizers that are great. The ice water console is a bit busy.
Franklin Park, NJ
Read reviews, purchased unit, had reservations, not a single problem. Noise? None. Ice? Plenty. Adequate cooling? Absolutely. After 6 weeks, totally satisfied with purchase.
We have had this refrigerator for about two months without any problems! We bought this unit and then I read all of the negative reviews and thought we were in for trouble. The ice maker is a little louder than the old style ice makers, but nothing that you can't get used too! As far as all of the other problems, we have not had any of them and we love our new Kenmore Elite refrigerator. We might have problems tomorrow but so far I do not know where all of these problems are coming from that some of the other buyers are having!
Make it easy on yourself and read the reviews on this for they are true. quality control ? not here. Got it on the 19th of December plugged it in and waited for the ice maker to start working. Nothing. Next day nothing and so on. Two days later the water dispenser stopped working and even though we are returning it, that has become a hassle that you do not want to go through. The plastic shelves , we should have looked at a little closer, Really light weight and I see on the reviews and agree that after a closer look we REALLY went for the beauty of the unit instead of doing our homework. I am writing this review not to vent but to help you if you are looking at this for a future buy. If two separate parts malfunction within a week, How long do expect this thing to last with peace of mind. After reading the reviews and how many people single out the ice maker it makes you wonder (A) what is going on with there quality control, and (b) why is this unit still being made. Most Kenmore's we looked at have the same ice maker. Also if it does work for you please note the size of the bucket. Are you going to fill up a cooler and maybe go to the beach ? Are you ever going to lets say have people over for a party or large dinner ? then you might want to go to the store and buy your ice. My mistake and have made over one. Just passing this on for your consideration.
North Olmsted, OH
Very spacious and lots of shelf options. Like that the ice maker stuff is all in the door, so no shelf space is lost due to ice maker. The door shelves are very large so easier to organize.
- FREE Local Delivery on Appliances! Items sold by Sears. Offer ends 15-Mar-2014 See details.
- Buy More Save More on Kitchen Appliances! Get an Extra 5%-10% off when you Buy 3 or more. Offer ends 29-Mar-2014 See details.
- Extra savings on Kenmore appliances. Sold by Sears. Offer ends 15-Mar-2014 See details.