After reading many reviews on this one & an Igloo 6.9 (which had many bad reviews) decided to go with the Kenmore. The one thing that we really wanted was to be able to have the door open on other side. Spoke with someone at our store & they told me that it is not an option to do that. Told her about comments on review, that some were told they needed to ask when ordering. She said that was just a general response but that one doesn't have that option. So we ordered it online. Just picked it up 2 days ago. Again based on reviews I new enough to ask when picking up if we can plug in right away & he said no to wait 24hrs(especially since we brought home ourselves & had to lay it down). So that was very helpful to know that ahead of time. So we brought it home & I was reading the book & to our surprise it said you can reverse the door. With my husband being handy he switched the door & now we can open from the right side. That just really makes this a perfect freezer for us. Size is just perfect so now if freezer stays running I will be in heaven. Yeah. Thanks to everyone who sends reviews they can be very helpful.
We bought this almost 2 years ago. It was a good freezer until we noticed water at the bottom of it one day. It would just click every once in awhile. We had a service contract on it and ended up having Sears in to repair it. It ended up being a failed condenser however it was deemed by Sears repair to be a model that cannot be serviced. We're now looking for an American made freezer from Sears.
Great freezer. Perfect for a small family of 3. Quiet and efficient.
Perfect for 2 people! Works great
Fits in our narrow space and is just the right size for the two of us. It was a good price on sale. Wish it had an internal light and an alarm that indicates temp is rising beyond freezing.
We loved this freezer when we first got it. It fit well in our small space and provided plenty of room for our bulk food and home cooked lunches. Sadly, the condenser failed after only 1.5 years. If you buy this unit, buy the protection agreement! It was a "non-repairable" failure and the unit had to be replaced. The normal warranty only covers 1 year, so I am very thankful we had the additional coverage. It also paid for the majority of our food loss, though not my dozens of hours of wasted cooking time. It's a shame it didn't last - the size and looks were perfect for our space. Sears: please use higher quality components!!! We're hoping for better luck with our replacement freezer (this time we chose a different model).
This freezer and the 5.8 cu ft do not have the quick freeze feature as advertised and Kenmore has not changed their ads. I purchased this freezer for that feature and returned it. Bait and switch?
Doesn't take a lot of space. The ad on line says in one place where it says it is frost free by feature highlights under the blue numbers but it is not frost free.So You need to be aware of that.
Even though the sales rep told me it is frost free, it is not.
I was space prohibited which is why the 6.5 is my only option.
The capacity of the freezer is sufficient for a single person and the shelving/areas to put food is good, albeit would have liked a shelf in the door for small items.
Follow instructions and let freeze completely on high setting for the first 24 hours and then decrease as needed.
All in all, it will suit my needs.
We needed a little extra room for frozen items other than our GE profile refrigerator. This was the perfect size to put off in one of the corners of the kitchen and not be too intrusive with size and noise. Sales people were great but Pick-up personnel were rude and didn't even help load it on to the truck. Good thing I could lift it myself or I would still be standing there in the parking lot.