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Kenmore 13.7 Cu. Ft. Upright Freezer (White) EXPIRED

calistyle 48,495 April 8, 2013 at 11:14 PM in Appliances (2) More Kmart Deals
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Promoted 04-09-2013 at 10:11 AM View Original Post
Kmart.com has Kenmore 13.7 Cu. Ft. Upright Freezer (White) on sale for $349.99 - 10% with promo code KMART10PSAVINGS = $314.99. Select in-store pickup only for shipping. Thanks calistyle

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Price Research: Our research indicates that this 13.7 Cu. Ft. Kenmore Upright Freezer is about $125 lower (28% savings) than other brands of its size, with the next best available price from a reputable merchant upwards of $440 - Discombobulated

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Edited December 16, 2014 at 08:52 AM by mlacey3
For those who missed this Frontpage deal at $350 during the summer, it's back and cheaper now at $315 after coupon. Smilie

Kenmore 13.7 Cu. Ft. Upright Freezer (28432) [kmart.com]

$314.99 + Free In-store Pickup with promo code KMART10PSAVINGS

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#31
Quote from JohnnyHot View Post :
Some real horrid reviews at Sears.com. Looks like an extended warranty might be justified. Link [sears.com]
Its got EXCELLENT reviews from the link you just posted.

An extended warranty at even $30 would be horrible advice. Anything higher than that, and you should be spoonfed.
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#32
Basically, this is good if you need more freezer room for items you will eat within a couple weeks/months.

You need a chest freezer if you are going to keep stuff for months and months.
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#33
Looks like some SDers need better education on frost free vs manual defrost. Frost free does not cause freezer burn. Frost-free freezers prevent ice buildup by automatically defrosting approximately once daily. A timer turns the compressor fan on and off, while simultaneously turning on a small heater to melt away any collected frost. During the defrost cycle, the internal freezer temperature does not change by more than two degrees, so food is not adversely affected. The slight temperature change concerns some consumers who have heard that their food will preserve better in a manual, rather than frost-free freezer. However, temperature changes in the frost-free cycle are approximately the same as the changes in a manual defrost freezer where the compressor cycles on-and-off. Frost-free freezers do not cause freezer burn, which occurs when food placed in the freezer is improperly wrapped or kept frozen for an extended period of time. Wrapping food in heavy-duty aluminum foil, plastic-coated freezer paper or polyethylene bags prevent freezer burn.

As for Kenmore, buy the extended warranty. Better yet, don't buy it at all. Sears has drastically changed their specifications on build quality from the major manufacturers. This freezer is made 5 miles away from me in the Electrolux freezer plant in St. Cloud, MN. Based on my 15 years selling appliances, talking with the manufacturer reps, and friends working at the freezer factory, Sears is requesting sub-par quality components into these units. The kenmore freezers have a significantly higher failure rate at the end of the assembly line than any of the other freezer lines Electrolux produces. I hear from reps that it is the same story on other products as well. Kenmore is not the brand everyone thinks it was/is.

Good luck!
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#34
Quote from Dope View Post :
I use one of these for my beer fridge, works great.

Holds ~230 bottles of mixed large/small format bottles.

Dope
Thanks for that. You can adjust the temp so that the contents don't freeze? I would get it if I can use it as a fridge for dry aging beef. TIA!!
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#35
Quote from HockeyPuck16 View Post :
As for Kenmore, buy the extended warranty. Better yet, don't buy it at all. Sears has drastically changed their specifications on build quality from the major manufacturers. This freezer is made 5 miles away from me in the Electrolux freezer plant in St. Cloud, MN. Based on my 15 years selling appliances, talking with the manufacturer reps, and friends working at the freezer factory, Sears is requesting sub-par quality components into these units. The kenmore freezers have a significantly higher failure rate at the end of the assembly line than any of the other freezer lines Electrolux produces. I hear from reps that it is the same story on other products as well. Kenmore is not the brand everyone thinks it was/is.

Good luck!
First word of the title was Kenmore. Immediately knew to pass. Sears has terrible customer support and shoddy build quality on most of their appliances.
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Quote from TheOldDude View Post :
Thanks for that. You can adjust the temp so that the contents don't freeze? I would get it if I can use it as a fridge for dry aging beef. TIA!!
I'm not that guy, but I have a chest freezer that I'm running at 38° F. There's two ways to do it. The more expensive way is an external temperature controller where you plug the freezer into the controller and then the controller into the wall.

The easy way is taking apart the thermostat and just rotating a screw. Here's a thread on homebrewtalk explaining that: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/g...ol-249612/
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#37
This is really awesome, so cheap!
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#38
Quote from odie5533 View Post :
First word of the title was Kenmore. Immediately knew to pass. Sears has terrible customer support and shoddy build quality on most of their appliances.
I'll second that. Have had nothing but rotten experiences purchasing from Sears. I finally learned though.
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#39
This might be a very stupid question, but I have never seen the back of a standard kitchen size fridge and how it's hooked up. Is it just a power plug? I'm imagining there is more to it than just a power plug because of the defrosting and stuff. Is there a drain that connects to it or something?

I'm thinking of putting this one in the garage, but wondering if there is more to it than just a power plug.
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Quote from siratfus View Post :
This might be a very stupid question, but I have never seen the back of a standard kitchen size fridge and how it's hooked up. Is it just a power plug? I'm imagining there is more to it than just a power plug because of the defrosting and stuff. Is there a drain that connects to it or something?

I'm thinking of putting this one in the garage, but wondering if there is more to it than just a power plug.
A normal fridge has a power cord with a heavy gauge cable and it has a water line for the ice maker/filtered water. The water line usually goes through the wall or floor to get to a supply line. If a fridge doesn't have an ice maker, it probably won't have the water line.
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#41
Quote from siratfus View Post :
This might be a very stupid question, but I have never seen the back of a standard kitchen size fridge and how it's hooked up. Is it just a power plug? I'm imagining there is more to it than just a power plug because of the defrosting and stuff. Is there a drain that connects to it or something?

I'm thinking of putting this one in the garage, but wondering if there is more to it than just a power plug.

No drain needed for defrost feature
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#42
Quote from HockeyPuck16 View Post :
Looks like some SDers need better education on frost free vs manual defrost. Frost free does not cause freezer burn. Frost-free freezers prevent ice buildup by automatically defrosting approximately once daily. A timer turns the compressor fan on and off....(snip)
Hokeypuck16 provides a good explanation of the defrost cycle and how it has little no impact of the properly stored food. But there are couple of other factors to consider. An upright freezer has the disadvantage of when you open the door, the cold air literally falls out the bottom of the unit and is replaced by warm air coming into the unit from the top. This may make a manual defrost upright more susceptible to frost build up (obviously that is dependent on how often and how long the door is open). So, the user may want the added convenience of auto defrost.

But, chest style freezers are a different matter. Opening the top mounted door on the chest freezer has little impact on the cold air inside. Further, many chest freezers have drains built in to the bottom making manual defrost a little more convenient.

The final issue is cost of operation and length of service life. My brother (a commercial refrigeration contractor) told me many years ago that a manual defrost unit cost $3/month to run vice $12/month for auto defrost (numbers would need to be updated/validated) and that because auto defrost puts significant additional stress on the refrigeration equipment, that manual defrost unit tended to last considerably longer. He said he installs manual defrost chest freezers in commercial kitchens and food processors all the time due to operational efficiency. Obviously YMMV applies.
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#43
In for 1, THX OP
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#44
Quote from ClownBaby View Post :
I'm not that guy, but I have a chest freezer that I'm running at 38° F. There's two ways to do it. The more expensive way is an external temperature controller where you plug the freezer into the controller and then the controller into the wall.

The easy way is taking apart the thermostat and just rotating a screw. Here's a thread on homebrewtalk explaining that: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/g...ol-249612/
Wow! Repped and THANKS for that link!
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#45
Quote from calistyle View Post :
Be sure to forward them the promo code I just added that cuts another $35 off the price. Wink
May I have the promo code for $35 off as well?
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