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Kenmore 51783 21 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator—Stainless Steel

Item# 04651783000P | Model# 51783 | Added on July 10, 2014 | Seller:
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Keep Fresh Food within Reach in the Kenmore 21 cu. ft. Stainless Steel Side-by-Side Fridge
This Kenmore 51783 Stainless Steel Side-by-Side Refrigerator keeps fresh food front and center. This slim yet spacious side-by-side fridge has generous door storage, 3 clear drawers and adjustable shelving so you can easily stock up on fresh groceries and tasty treats with room leftover for delicious leftovers. In-door ice storage frees up freezer space while the CleanFlow Air Filter circulates air through a charcoal air filter to help keep your fridge odor free. Enjoy fresher food longer with the Kenmore 51783 side-by-side fridge.

Stock Up on Groceries
This slim Kenmore side-by-side has a spacious 21 cu. ft. of capacity, great for fitting in groceries for the family, pre-made meals, leftovers and small party trays.

Flexible Fridge Storage Options
3 adjustable shelves, 2 tight sealing crisper drawers and an integrated snack drawer means no more puzzling out how to fit food in the fridge, even for those awkward tall or wide items.

Better In-Door Storage
Gallon-sized door bins, a dairy shelf and tall item accommodation make grabbing commonly-used items quick and easy. Everything has a place in your fridge, even tall wine bottles and wide juice jugs.

Doesn’t Skimp on Freezer Space
This Kenmore side-by-side has an in-door icemaker, freeing up 30% more freezer space so you won’t have to sacrifice an entire shelf for the ice bin.

Fresh Food, Clean Air
The CleanFlow air filter circulates air

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By d15c84
September 26th, 2016
Excellent Fridge

Prior to purchasing this fridge I was nervous about a couple of the reviews and thus far have been thrilled. The most common complaints I read were related to the ice maker and the noise of the fridge. In regards to the ice maker, it appears full at basically all times. We hosted a football game watch for ten people with that being our only ice supply, and it was about half full after the party. In regards to the noise, I think that this has been over blown. If there is literally no other noise in the house you can occasionally hear the compressor running in the fridge. However if my two year old is playing in the other room, or a television is on in the family room you cannot hear the fridge running itself. Overall we have been very pleased with this fridge, it was the only counter size fridge that would fit in the space in my kitchen and for the price it cannot be beat! I would recommend this fridge to everyone!

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By tc241977
November 21st, 2014
Would Not Recommend

Freezer Door Rubs when opening/closing...had the tech look at it and he said was was a design error. not happy with the install team as well. too bad i cant return it :(

29 found this review helpful
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I would buy this product again



September 10th
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Terrible Refrigerator


The refrigerator stopped working less than a year after I bought it. Problems with the ice maker and then it just stopped cooling. Lost food in the process. Service repair guys came twice and could not repair it. This was a complete LEMON!!! I will not buy from Sears anymore.

August 8th via
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Terrible fridge


I curse this fridge every day. Impossible to utilize freezer. Stupid icemaker (which takes up too much room in a counter-depth) never works. Need more shelves in freezer. I hate it. I regret it. Don't buy it.

July 20th via
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The Refrigerator looks very good


To soon to say something about performance

July 20th
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Average Appliance


Small Fridge and limited shelves and layout options.

July 16th
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Price? Size? Quality? What's important to you


Let me first say that I am not a review writer but since I do look at these when I buy appliances I thought it would be good for me to give a review. I know it's a long review but I hope it helps.
We needed to replace a 14-year-old cabinet depth GE profile top freezer fridge which I loved. The problem is all the new counter depth fridges are not really counter depth... they are deeper than @ 3 inches. We have a very small kitchen with no room to spare and we have a wall on the right side of the refrigerator. We ordered a French door refrigerator and had to send it back because we could not open up the right fridge door and it stuck out way too far even though it was listed as cabinet depth. We really couldn't go smaller cubic feet (this is listed as same overall cu ft but it has a smaller fridge by 2 cu ft) as we are a family of 4 with two teenage boys and we would lose that built in look if the fridge was to narrow. Also, the smaller fridges still were too deep so it didn't solve the "counter depth" issue.
The appliance lady in Sears recommended this one saying the doors were flush when they opened. None others like this anymore. Side by side was not my first choice and did not want water dispenser but did not come without. I went home, did some measuring and read reviews. We decided to go ahead based on price, depth measurements and the sales woman understanding that we needed a fridge with doors that when opened were flush with the fridge cabinet. This fridge was much less than the first fridge we ordered. I did look at the Elite version thinking a little higher quality may resolve some of the complaints in reviews, however, the dimensions are not the same. It is deeper by over an inch.
The fridge arrived delivered by very nice crew...and it fit! It looks great too. Now I just held my breath based on reviews.
Comments I agree with... Freezer could use another shelf. I just use the bigger space for meat and boxes. However, I still like it better than the pull out drawer freezer where items just get stacked on top of each other and you can't see what you have. Fridge shelves are not adjustable and milk needs to be tilted to get in and out of top shelf due to poor placement of interior light. Careful if you want to move the door shelves...Placement matters as they can touch the in shelves in the fridge. Could also use another door shelf. THe fidge does feel a little small. Also, shelves are not very deep.
Greasy fingerprints show.(it is not stainless steel) These are inconveniences I can deal with since the fridge fits into my very specific space and the fridge door opens.
Not sure about noise. I'm used to listening to the old fridge to make sure it is running correctly. The noise level is probably a bit loud so if you're accustomed to very silent appliances, this may bother you. Gave 3 is functional, it fits but it is a lower end fridge. Would give more stars with a few changes.

July 15th via
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Rusting on door within 3 months of use


One of the doors is already showing signs of rust. Speckled rust dots on the side with the water/ice maker. Sears repair man said sorry they can not help me. It has been in my home for less than 3 months......I guess I am to try cleaning it a few times with "their cleaner" and it will go away. (This is what the repair man told me) What a joke.

July 8th via
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Ice Maker a Dud!


Fridge part works, freezer part works, Ice DOES NOT! Bought 7/16 then March '17 ice maker went crazy. Company knows it was a design error, ice line "freezes up" for days! They made a "work around" , then after work around, ice drops approximately 6 cubes a day. Had no choices for the size, biggest mistake to purchase. Should have kept the 12 yr old with ice bin in freezer. You have been warned!

June 19th via
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