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Things to consider when Buying a Refrigerator

Looking for a new refrigerator? Here are a few simple questions to ask before deciding what to buy.


What size space do you have available?

• Customers should make sure to measure the width, depth and height of the space where their new refrigerator will be placed.

• In the past, people with smaller cut-outs leaned toward top freezers. However,

options that include smaller versions of side-by-sides, bottom freezers and French-door bottom freezers are available.

• Counter-depth models are designed to be flush with countertops to provide a sleek, built-in appearance. These models are also the perfect solution for kitchens with a limited cutout depth, saving up to 5” of valuable floor space.

Do you and/or your family eat more frozen foods or fresh foods?

• If you eat more frozen foods, you will want a freezer that is easy to access and has a large capacity. Top freezers and side-by sides might be better options. Be aware that the freezer compartment in a side-by-side is narrower.

• Customers who eat more fresh foods may want a fresh food section that has more capacity. Bottom freezers keep all fresh foods at a higher level for easy reach and allow for the storage of wide items like deli trays.

Does your family eat a lot of fruits and vegetables?

• If yes, then you may want features like humidity-controlled crispers or dual evaporators that help keep fruits and vegetables fresh. Some Kenmore Elite side by- side models offer Fresh ’N Ready bins for easy access to produce on the door.

Do you want to get water and/or ice from the refrigerator without opening the door?

• Almost all side-by-sides and most bottom freezers provide filtered water from the door. Few top freezers provide this feature.

Is styling important to you?

• If you want a built-in look, you may want a counter-depth, side-by-side or bottom freezer. These models have less depth, leaving the cabinet flush with the countertops, but have slightly less capacity.

• External dispensers on certain models have a more integrated look with the refrigerator door.

• Some models have smooth, contoured doors.

• Some models have longer doors that hide the hinges.

Are you concerned about energy consumption?

• You may want to select a refrigerator that is designated as ENERG Y STAR® qualified. These models are at least 20% more energy efficient than the Department of Energy standard and can provide significant savings over the life of the refrigerator.

Types of Refrigerators and Their Benefits

There are many options to choose from when buying a new refrigerator. This article will give you a quick overview of the different types and the benefits of each.

Top freezer

• Tend to be narrower than side-by-sides of comparable cubic foot capacity (29”-33”), but have a wider door‑swing.

• Offer a tremendous amount of storage versatility.

• Wide items (such as pizza boxes, deli trays and roasting pans) tend to fit more easily in a top freezer model.

• Typically, top freezer models cost less than side-by-sides and are more energy efficient

Bottom freezer

• Pull-out and glide-out features make it easier for you to see, reach and organize foods stored in the freezer.

• Fresh foods are stored at a more convenient height, making them easier to see and reach.

French Door

• The unique armoire doors in this bottom freezer model eliminate the center bar found in other side-by-side models.

• The French Door refrigerator has a larger freezer capacity than any other bottom-freezer model.

• This refrigerator is great for customers with a smaller kitchen or an island since the door opening is so much smaller.


• Tend to be wider than other refrigerators


• Full-height freezer next to a full-height refrigerator (66”-70”).

• Ice and water dispensers are available on most side-by-side models with water filtration.

• Fresh and frozen foods are stored at a convenient height, making them easy to see and reach.

• Come in larger maximum storage capacities.

• Tend to have a wider range of features to enhance performance and convenience.

Counter Depth Side-By-Side

• The built-in look without the built-in price. Over 5”‑shallower than similar width side by sides, fits flush with kitchen counters. This free standing unit can plug into any standard outlet.

Best Side by Side Refrigerators and Others at Sears Outlet

I recently purchased a refridgerator from the Sears Outlet in Greensboro NC. I was assisted by Brittany and Steven during my purchase and found them to be very knowledgable and friendly. They answered all of my questions and help me compare different brands and features that would best suit my needs. I have since then reccomended the store to 3 of my friends and will be going back for any other appliance purchases. Both cost and the customer service is what I look for when making purchases such as this and I was extremely satisfied on both accounts. I highly reccomend checking them out!

Justin C. from Lewisville, NC

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French Door Refrigerator with an Ice and Water Dispenser For Under $1200

I came to the Sears Outlet to check out the refrigerators and ranges, but I didn't know if I'd find what I was looking for - stainless steel appliances at an affordable price. I couldn't believe how many refrigerators there were, and I found the perfect one - a french door fridge with an ice and water dispenser for under $1200! And all it had was a little ding and scratch on the side. I also found a range with the options I wanted for a good price, though the selection of ranges was more limited. Still, overall I was surprised I was able to find what I wanted in one visit, and I am looking forward to my appliance delivery this week! I am so glad I live near a Sears Outlet! I will definitely be recommending the Sears Outlet to friends, and I will be back again for my next appliance purchase.

Denise K. from Pittsburgh, PA

Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerators with Quality Customer Service

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Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerators at Sears Outlet Where We Care about Customers

The Associate was extremely well versed in each refrigerator on display and answered my questions, taking me to the different models to point out the differences between the models I wanted zero in on. It was because of his personal attention and his knowledge of the Sears appliance merchandise and Sears policies that led me to solidify the transaction. He took the time and it was much appreciated. I would highly recommend a purchase at a Sears Outlet Store....they care about the customer.

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We Bought a Kenmore Refrigerator Last Year and a Dryer This Year!

Our Salesman Dan was absolutely fantastic. We did not arrive at the store until 8:40 and the sign clearly stated that the store closed at 9pm. We did not however feel rushed, and really appreciated the friendly, professional advice we got from Dan. He went over and explained several aspects of the dryer with us, the warrenty plan, the Sears Customer Solutions Commitment and answered all of our questions. We have great praise for both his efforts and the Sears Outlet. We bought our fridge there last year, our new dryer this year and I can assure you that we will DEFINATELY be repeat customers.

Art G. from Pittsburgh, PA

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Amana French Door Bottom Freezer at Sears Outlet

I had a great experience at Sears Outlet. I was not my first visit. The reasons I keep coming back are because I like getting a great value for my money and the salesman was very knowledgeable about my products and explained my Master Protection Agreement extremely thorough.

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Built In Side by Side Refrigerator at Sears Outlet

This has been one of our more popular models, At $850 we cannot keep them in-stock so I am sure this one will not last ether.

Product Category: Sears Refrigerators
Product: 26.4 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator w/ In-Door-Ice® Plus
Price: $850.0(Reg Price: $1699.99)
Store Number: 4057
Store Address: 5901 Griggs Rd, Houston, TX 77023-6523, (713) 644-9351

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Product Category: Sears Refrigerators
Product: 23.1 cu. ft. Series II Side-By-Side Refrigerator (KSCS23FV)
Price: $1374.93(Reg Price: $2749.99)
Store Number: 4121
Store Address: 27 51st St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-2707, (412) 622-9669