Stainless Steel Kenmore ELITE (44723) Counter-depth "Freezerless" Refrigerator (16.7 cu. Ft.)

The Kenmore 44723 is a COUNTER-DEPTH freezer-less refrigerator in the Kenmore’s Elite range which provides 17cu ft of cold storage. It comes in a stylish smooth stainless steel and is both good looking and functions well.
I should be noted that this model is NOT Energy Star compliant.

    Interior Features

  • The Kenmore 51032 has lovely ENHANCED LIGHTING, which eliminated those darkest places that are sometimes missed – giving even great flexibility and access, even when the fridge is crammed full.
  • This model also has an enhanced SOUND REDUCTION feature that significantly reduces operating sounds.
  • HUMIDITY CRISPERS mean that food stays fresher and lasts longer.
    Three ADJUSTABLE easy-clean GLASS SHELVES and clear plastic food drawers means that accidental spills are easy to mop away.
  • The storage bins in the door are ADJUSTABLE which enable you to store containers of varying heights and shapes.
  • There is a MATCHING FREEZER unit that can be purchased separately, for those that are on a budget and wish to add to their cold storage options at a later date.
  • It is easy to clean the exterior and FINGER MARKS do not show up.

      Exterior Features

  • This refrigerator comes in a lovely STAINLESS STEEL finish and has a smooth contoured door.
  • This only comes in one finish/ color – Stainless Steel.

      Dimension Specifications

    Height 65-3/4
    Width 32”
    Depth 29-1/8”
    Total Volume: 16.7 cu. ft.


  • This is a really good-sized refrigerator with good storage space.
  • There are many ways to organize the food stored in this freezerless cold pantry, as there is a VARIETY OF SHELVING and crispers, including
    3 adjustable glass shelves, which are always an advantage.
  • This model has DUEL CRISPER bins and lots more good storage options including a deli drawer and some good, flexible door storage.
  • This is also a very SPACIOUS refrigerator.


  • There is REDUCED STORAGE at the bottom of this fridge.
  • The door bin is rather DEEP, which can cause difficulty if retrieving items.
  • This is NOT an Energy Star rated refrigerator so does not have the benefit this affords - nor does it have any air filtration or advanced cooling system.
  • There is no option to alter the side that the handle is placed and there are NO WHEELS, which make it difficult to move for cleaning purposes.

      Consumer Likes and Dislikes

  • Good value for money
  • Efficient running costs
  • Attractive design
  • Sound reduction
  • Enhanced lighting
  • Matching freezer option

  • Not Energy Star compliant
  • Control located at the back interior
  • Noisy at compressor start-up

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    Mar 21, 2011
    Not a good deal
    by: Anonymous

    Same problem with ours. 5 years old and insufficient cooling. Plus, the tech wants to replace 4 parts after only examining the 'fridge for 5 minutes! A $700 repair bill! (and he left the 'fridge in pieces and told us it would be over a week before the parts would be in and it could be fixed).
    In hindsight, I'd buy a more reliable refrigerator from a company with better service support.

    Mar 04, 2011
    Good looking, but doesn't last
    by: Anonymous

    I've had this fridge for 5 years and had it fixed last year year for the same problem as the last post - insufficient cooling. Less than 1 year after having it is experiencing the same problem. This time it is out of warranty. I guess you really do get what you pay for.

    Aug 16, 2010
    Unreliable over time
    by: KB

    I have owned one for less than 3 years and have needed it fixed twice for the same problem, insufficient cooling. This is poor performance for an item consumers expect to last around ten years. I will not buy another of their appliances again.

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