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Kenmore Elite 20.6 cu. ft. Upright Freezer
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Kenmore Elite 20.6 cu. ft. Upright Freezer

Item# 04628099000P | Model# 28099 | Added on May 26, 2010
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Kenmore Elite Upright Freezer – Storage in Style
Organized to help you store more, this Kenmore Elite 2809 upright freezer easily accommodates large shopping lists. Loaded with smart features like specially designed temperature zones and rapid freezing, it tailors temperatures to suit your storage needs. Easily adjustable shelves help deliver customized organization, while electronic controls offer precision climate adjustment with just a touch. This Kenmore freezer brings dependable storage home.

  • A spacious interior means better organization, easier access and more storage options, which makes this freezer perfect for pizzas, ice cream, fish, meats and bulk buys.
  • From meats and fish to fresh vegetables from the garden, Quick Freeze speeds the preservation process by dropping temperatures rapidly, locking in both color and flavor.
  • An on-door Soft Freeze Zone is slightly warmer than the rest of the freezer, making sure your ice cream is always ready to eat.
  • Slide-out baskets keep smaller, daily necessities within reach to simplify storage and make moving easy when it’s time to reach deep.
  • A wide, narrow pizza shelf boosts organization by creating a spot specifically for pizzas and similarly shaped items like ice cream cakes and frozen entrees.
  • Designed to hold temperatures steady, prevent tampering and keep kids out of trouble, the control lockout option delivers an extra layer of security against spoiled food.
  • Enhanced air flow design channels cold air, around,
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23 found this review helpful
by LuvnLife
February 22nd, 2009
This is one great freezer.

We love this freezer. The noise level is average and hardly noticable. The features and the space are great and I couldn't find anything close for the $670. It looks great and we like the temperature display on the front to reassure you that all is well. We would recommend this freezer to any family that wants to buy bulk and store it all in one place. A great money saver in power, too. You can't go wrong unless you have a library quiet household and then you might notice the compressor cycling. The adjustable shelves make for easy storage of just about everything. She loves the ice cream storage shelf. Talk about easy to scoop, the temp. is perfect. Bottom line; We did some research and this was the best bang for the buck that we could find at the time. Enough said.

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by TechGuy001
September 2nd, 2013
Worked great for a while..

Purchased the earlier version of this model 6 years ago and it just died (we were lucky, the alarm went off and we saved the food). For the period that it worked, it worked great. Good shelving design, good energy usage, noise acceptable in the garage. All OK. We liked it. Here's what you should know: The last freezer I had, worked for MANY years longer than this one, but it had MECHANICAL controls. It did not have electronic controls; like my just failed 6 year old unit and this current version. Here's why that's an important issue, the Electronic Controls that add so many great features and alarms, are VERY sensitive to electrical surges from the power company. So here's the Warning: PUT A SURGE SUPPRESSOR on your freezer and (unless it's a lemon) it will last a much longer time. As an engineer, I really know better, so shame on me for not putting one on this expensive appliance (and a 'whole house surge suppressor' if you live in an area with iffy power). I've had good luck with Sears stuff as a rule, so I'm going with a replacement unit (I really like the shelving on this unit). But it'll have a surge suppressor from the get go. And 'no' Sears didn't pay me to write this, but I think a lot of people would benefit from doing this. Losing hundreds of pounds of frozen goods is just a bad deal for everybody.

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Excellent bargain

This freezer has lots of options for storage on the door as well as in bins and shelves, making it easy to customize for my family. I love the temperature display on the door, and having the alarms. We tend to keep a freezer full, and wouldn't want to lose all that food because we didn't realize there was a problem.

9 days ago via
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great freezer! reliable

This is the second time I bought this and so far it held up well. The bottom basket broke but that may be because I overstuffed it or was too rough with it.I had the first fridge for 2 years and I sold it instead of taking it across the country. When I looked into upright freezers again, I bought the same one. I don't use the extra dividers enclosed. I find they take up more space than help with organization. But everything else works great so far into the 3rd year of owning this freezer again.

13 days ago via
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happy cus liz

I have had this freezer since october of 2013 and I absolutely love it. It is huge and very attractive. I love the glass shelves and the ice cream door keeps the ice cream really soft. I really like the door alarm and I am surprised that I can hear it in my bedroom, although both are on the same level. I've never had a problem with it.

June 18th via
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I had a large chest freezer that needed replacing and chose an upright this time. The freezer is very spacious. I was able to organize the space so much better. When deciding on which model at the store, I am glad we chose this model for the extras, glass shelving, pizza storage, full and organized door shelves. In the instruction packet it said that the noise volume could be loud, it has not been too loud. It freezes fast and well. I like the display on the ourside of the freezer telling the temp too. I would recommend this freezer.

May 28th via
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Super upright freezer

Got it today and really like all the storage options. Glass shelves are a real plus and the basket retainers work in this freezer. Very pleased with the options for setting up the freezer.

Proper installation is required to prevent compressor to run long. After 6 hours of running, I checked the manual for setup and then the freezer It was too close to the wall in back and requires at least 3 inches of space for air flow. I set it to 3.5 inches and the compressor stopped running shortly afterwards. Also, the freezer wasn't leveled by the book and I leveled it to 1/2 bubble high in the front so the door will close automatically.

Those two changes stopped the compressor from running. Mine is in the laundry room and I would not put this freezer in a living space where the noise can be heard. It shouldn't run that much, but it could be annoying if it runs because the proper spacing for ventilation is not used.

Really glad I picked this one as it only uses $73 bucks a year of electricity. Very low.

April 4th via
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I love it! Has plenty of room for any an everything. The dividers are a plus.

March 19th via
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Great freezer

I love this freezer. It's got great shelving. The alarms are great (especially with young children). The size is perfect for our family of 5. My intent is to use it for meat and vegetables. I love the soft freeze zone in the door. It's perfect for ice cream and butter.. Highly recommend this product!

February 24th via
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Kenmore Elite

We are pleased with our upright freezer. It has excellent storage space with added items for separation of certain foods, even a special space for keeping ice cream at the right temperature--not too hard. The only thing I would mention otherwise is that it is noisy. We have it in the garage so the noise does not bother us, but it would be too noisy for the kitchen.

February 10th via | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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my freezer

it is huge. we didn't think we would fill it but it is full. a full freezer is a happy freezer. We are happy with it.

February 9th via
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Kenmore Upright

The Kenmore upright 20.6 cu ft freezer was delivered as promised. The freezer and packaging were in excellent condition. Unpacking was a breeze as was the installation and start up. All instructions were clear and concise. The freezer cooled down quickly and has been working superbly. The layout of the shelving and dividers allow for the best use of space. Am extremely pleased with this purchase.

February 9th via
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Love our new freezer

This freezer is the nicest one we've ever had. I especially love the pullout shelves/drawers. I also love all the adjustable storage in the door.

January 30th via
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Excellent freezer!

We have had this freezer for almost a year now and it's flawless performance is exactly what we expected. I highly recommend using the control lock, especially if you have children. We had originally planned on putting it in the basement so other reviews of it being on the loud side weren't a deterent. It isn't loud. It's the low hum you would expect from a frost free freezer and I've owned louder. I do wish I had purchased the stainless steel instead because it now sits in our kitchen. It's just so handy having it right there. Even with it not matching the rest of our appliances, it's sleek appearance looks just fine and an added benefit to it not being stainles is the kids can use their magnets on it. We are very pleased with it and all of our Kenmore Elite appliances that were purchased for our entire kitchen at the same time. I would do it again.

January 24th via
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Great Product

My only comment (not a complaint, but a suggestion) is that I have no real need for the Soft-Freeze Zone. It is too small to accommodate a standard 1/2 gallon of ice cream, and takes up space that could be used by other items at the same temperature as the rest of the freezer contents.

January 21st via
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This is a GREAT freezer. Lots of room and a great price. Shipped fast also.

January 20th via
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The best freezer!

The freezer has lots of space. It was easy to install (plug & play). We love it.

January 17th via
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It's huge!

I bought a Kenmore 11 cubic ft freezer 20 years ago and it's still going strong. But I need more space now and this 20 footer is just the ticket! It is a bit loud, but it is also a behemoth! I haven't stuffed it yet, but it will be used. I wish it had plastic feet on the back as it scratched my floor sliding it into position. But so far, it looks great and fits in with all the other black appliances. I may have to spray paint that old freezer so it blends in now. :-)

January 14th via
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Great Freezer

Looks very nice as we wanted as a show piece as well as its main job to freeze food. We had a manual defrost which was a lot of work to clean out the ice sometimes a few times a year. We have teenagers and they would not always shut the door properly. Hence you have to defrost more often. Now we have an alarm for this built right into our new freezer. This freezer does not run all the time like our old one of 10 years did. It is saving us time and money. There are a lot of storage option in this freezer too. I think it needs a couple of more bins in the door for smaller things like freezer raspberry jam that we make. We will probably just order another one or two from sears. We got it on sale so there is good value on a good looking freezer. Only one problem so far. We unpacked it and there was a small dent in the door. Check the package for any damage at all as marks will show up on the stainless steel

December 28th, 2013 via
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Works Great

Purchased about a year ago for housewarming gift. Works great. Holds plenty for family of 6. Great shelf set up.

December 13th, 2013 via
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Exceeds expectations

Wow, this upright exceeds our expectations by far. The amount of shelves and the extra dividers make it so easy for organizing. I was very impressed with the tempature control. This is a great purchase for our family.

December 13th, 2013 via | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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Great Addition

We look at a large variety of freezers. This one offer the best features and was only about $100 more than 16 cu. ft. models. Delivery was on time and trouble free.
Great addition for our family

November 30th, 2013 via
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Rickey Robinson
how long will this product be on sale and is there a discount for using a sears credit card.
by Rickey Robinson 
April 4th, 2013
Sales normally last like a week normally. Like Sunday to Saturday. And sometimes using a Sears card will save you some percentage off. And having shop your way rewards will actually allow you to save money on your next purchase! Check the coupons on this site/app, which ever you are using, there might be an appliance coupon that you can add to use when you make your purchase! I currently work at a Sears, so I'm very familiar with these sales and deals! Happy shopping! :)
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