Kenmore 79302 22 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer White Review$1,289.99
- Usable Space
The Kenmore has a very traditional layout. Four half-width shelves, a full width shelf under those, a deli drawer, and two vegetable drawers at the very bottom. All of these add up to a total of 11.34 cubic feet of usable space. It's not exactly expansive, but there's more than enough space for a good number of consumers. This fridge should be large and spacious enough for all but the largest of families.
Some of the fridge storage is found on its door, which contains a variety of shelves. Three of those shelves are half-width, adjustable buckets that can be rearranged to suit your storage needs. In addition is a dairy bin on the top and a full-width shelf on the bottom. The unusual addition here is found next to the dairy bin - a flat, open tray not usually seen in fridges.
The freezer actually holds a fair amount, by top-freezer standards. After removing space taken up by the ice maker, the two shelves in here can store a total 4.71 cubic feet of assorted goods. This total doesn't account for space taken up by the ice tray, since that can be removed and doesn't have to be utilized.
Door storage in the Kenmore's freezer is a bit strange. Some of it is found in a regular, run-of-the-mill shelf that runs the full width of the bottom. Above that is an unusual...cage, would be the best description. The shelf consists of a tilting wire cage that pulls forward, allowing you to slip your food in from the top. It's actually an ingenious idea, as it allows you to stack goods that might otherwise sit precariously in a normal shelf without the risk of them falling out when you open the door.
Below are the manufacturers own figures for capacity, and our own measurements for usable capacity. The manufacturers figures do not take account of the shelves, drawers and other removable features, but our measurements do account for the space these take up.