Kenmore ‘Coldspot’ Side-by-Side Dispensing Refrigerator


I was looking for a refrigerator that had a water filter built into it, and this was the only one I could find in our budget.


It is pretty roomy with adjustable shelves that slide out and are made of glass, which is easy to clean. There are two bins on the bottom for storing fruits and vegetable and one smaller bin for snacks. Each bin has humidity control, which I have never used or really understood.

The water is filtered and there is a light which tells you when the filter needs replacement. The filter is very easy to change. The water dispenser is inside the refrigerator and you push your glass against a button. I love the filtered water feature (the water tastes great!) but the water runs very slowly and it is a little frustrating.

I also love the ice maker, which uses the same filter water. The sliding shelves are also great when you need to find that jar of pickles that got pushed to the back, but sometimes things fall behind, which is annoying.

The freezer is roomer and the ice maker is efficient.

Pros
- the spacious freezer, the filtered water (even if it is slow)and all the room on the inside of the door for all my hundreds of condiments.

Cons
– the slowness of the water and how difficult it is to adjust the shelves.

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Jul 20, 2010
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Good appliance - just right for our needs
by: Anonymous

This refrigerator came with our house, so we did not buy it new. It is not one of the multi-thousand dollar models that grace the aisle end-caps at Best Buy or Sears, but neither is it a bare-bones budget model. This is a solid appliance that just does the job.

First of all, it keeps the food cold and fresh. The unit has never required servicing, and has proven to be very reliable. The only work we?ve had to do is to replace the filter on the water/ice dispenser. This is required every 3-4 months, and the filters are available at any store that sells household appliances.

The interior is very well organized, with the partitions and shelves spaced and sized for most of your typical items, and are adjustable into many combinations of shelf heights. The door shelves are perfectly sized for condiment and small items up top, and the lower shelves hold large drink bottles, gallon milk jugs, and other larger items without shifting or tipping over.
The humidity controlled bins do an excellent job of keeping fruits and vegetables fresh.

However, the slideout bins and baskets sometimes have a habit of jumping of track, especially the freezer bins. The water dispenser provides cold, clear water, but you might have trouble getting larger glasses into the dispenser, as it isn?t quite as deep or tall as other units. All in all, a solid unit that doesn?t try to do more than it should. Keeps your food cold and ready to eat. Definitely worth a look!


Pros
- Keeps food fresh.
- Humidity controlled bins keep vegetables and fruits fresh and crisp.

Cons
- Slideout bins sometimes jump their track.
- The water/ice dispenser not deep enough to handle larger glasses.

Jul 20, 2010
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Absolutly Great Fridge
by: Anonymous

I purchased the Coldspot by Kenmore from Sears a little over a year ago when we finished building our new home. I got it at a great price as it was a closeout model and have been very happy with it.

I like the color and sleek modern appearance, but the glossy finish is a little tough to keep clean with kids. I purchased it in black, it is a side by side and its features include in door ice and water dispensers, with a PURE water filter system.

The shelves in the refrigerator section slide in and out and the door features a gallon storage section for larger items. The feature I like the best about this model in the indoor water and ice dispenser for its convenience and for the fact the water is already filtered and I no longer need to buy bottled or use a pitcher or faucet filter for my drinking water.

I also love the crushed ice feature for making icy drinks as it saves on the blender time. I have only had one small issue with this since my purchase, as that is that the icemaker froze up once but was easily fixed.

The only other negative, beside the problem with the icemaker that I have is with this product is that with my growing family, 4 kids and 2 adults, it could stand to have a larger refrigerator section.

It is difficult to get the amount of groceries that I need into it and ultimately either have to keep things like sodas in the pantry instead of in the fridge section as I would prefer. That being said it is overall a great product and has preformed well over the past year.

Jul 20, 2010
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This is a great refrigerator -
by: Anonymous

We are a family of 3. A mom and two 20ish children, so food is a constant need in this household. We are also always on the go so a refrigerator that makes it easy to find things in key. The fridge needs to be packed.

The Kenmore Coldspot is a great fridge. It is large and spacious. There are many features of this refrigerator that we love.

The shelves are all easily taken out for cleaning, and they are clear making the inside appear large and makes it easier to see things on the way back of the shelves. Also a great shelve feature is the top shelve rolls out making it easy to reach to the back, or grab a heavy gallon of liquid. The crisper dowers can pack a lot as well.

Another great feature is the shelves on the door can come off for easy cleaning also. The only problem I have with this refrigerator, like I have with all, is the freezer is too small.

Our family is always on the go so we have a lot of frozen foods, their quick and easy. But the freezer sometimes gets so crowded we have to regulate how much frozen foods we buy at the store. The water filter on this unit is very handy.

We love our water, and this unit delivers clean, ice cold water quick. The ice bucket is great because it is attached to the door for easy access and saves room. Plus its more of a cylinder, so its easy to take out and use for parties without a struggle.


Pros
- Sliding top shelf
- Large door bin for Gallon Milk

Cons
- Taking out the water filter
- Not enough room in the Freezer

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