Kenmore 28091 Review

Kenmore 28091 Kenmore

Elite Oasis
Capacity: 4.7 cu ft
Width: 27-1/2"












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Kenmore 28091

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Washer Pros and Cons
Cleaning An internal heater sanitizes clothes by raising the water temperature to the 150-160 degree range. High temperatures are the key to really getting clothes clean, removing stains, and killing hidden bacteria.
Cycles Number of cycles and options is 28% lower than average and ranks in the bottom 5% of new washers for FAIR program selection and flexibility. Fewer cycles makes it harder to meet your fabric care needs.  
Energy Modified Energy Factor is 15% lower than average and ranks in the bottom 20% of new washers for FAIR energy efficiency. This washer is Energy Star, but it's significantly less efficient than most new washers.  
Water The Kenmore 28091 Water Factor is about average for a new washing machine and should provide GOOD water efficiency. WF = consumption / capacity; the higher the factor, the more water it uses.  
Warranty This model has been discontinued by the manufacturer but may still be available at some stores that sell Kenmore washers. Should provide at least the standard one-year parts and labor warranty.  
Price Price per cubic foot is 18% lower than average and ranks in the top 20% of new washing machines for BEST affordability. Based on the MSRP, each cubic foot costs about $49 less than the average new washer.

Kenmore 28091 Washer

Performance Ratings
1050 RPM - Maximum spin speed is about average for a new washer. Higher spin speeds generally remove more moisture and reduce dryer cycle time. Often saves on dryer electricity and gas use.  
Auto Temp Control - Automatically regulates the hot and cold water supply to ensure that water enters and stays at the proper temperature. On cold days the hot water runs longer or more often to compensate.
Standard Motions - Cleans using standard HE top load wash motions that are effective for most wash applications. Some models have unique motions that can help improve cold wash cleaning in particular.  
Internal Heater - Uses an internal heater to achieve higher temps beyond your home's hot water supply. Hot water is the best way to remove stubborn stains. Key feature that makes a difference.
No Steam Cleaning - The Kenmore Kenmore 28091 does not have the capability to produce steam. Steam cycles are now available on about 40% of new washers, and they are very effective on soil removal.  
Sanitize Cycle - Water is heated to the 160-degree range where it kills most or all germs and bacteria. Helps ensure that your laundry is truly fresh-smelling by destroying odor-causing bacteria. NSF Certified.
No Foam Cycle - Powerfoam is only available on select Samsung washers. Foam cleaning has not proven to get your clothes any cleaner, but it can lessen wash-times and may be easier on certain fabrics.  
Allergen Cycle - The Kenmore 28091 reduces or eliminates many common household allergens such as dust mites and pet dander. Certified 95% or more removal by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF).
Automatic Water Level - Designed with sensors that detect the load size and then adjust the water level to achieve the best cleaning and rinsing performance. Convenient feature that also saves water.
Basic Vibration System - One of the 25% of washers that do not have a specific vibration control system. Many vibrations can be prevented by loading the drum evenly and placing the washer on a level surface.  
Stainless Steel Wash Drum - Stainless steel is a long-lasting wash tub material; it resists corrosion, stains, and chipping. Durability is why several manufacturers offer extended warranties on steel tubs.

Convenience Ratings
Capacity 4.7 cu ft - Interior capacity is 22% higher than average and ranks in the top 5% of new washers for LARGEST wash-load size. Larger washers cost more, but they save you time and money over the long-run.
MSRP $1069 - Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price is 3% lower than average and ranks in the top 45% of new washing machines for BETTER overall price. Also check the cost per cubic foot.
Display LED Display - Kenmore's Kenmore 28091 includes a display that provides information on remaining cycle time and sometimes program status. Just glance at the machine while you're working to see the status.
Delay Start - You can program the wash cycle to start at a later, more convenient time. Allows you to fit the laundry around your schedule and to consider hot water availability or planned home arrival.
Dispenser 1-2 Tray Dispenser - The Kenmore 28091 has a basic dispenser that can release detergent and sometimes bleach or fabric softener at the appropriate time. About 75% of new washers have 3-4 tray dispensers.  
Settings 5/4/3 Temp/Soil/Spin Settings - Average number of selectable settings for temperature, soil level, and spin speed. More settings allow greater flexibility with the care of your clothes and fabrics.  
Standard Quick Wash - Standard quick-wash capability where you can run a small-load, short cycle (generally 30 minutes). Allows you to quickly do some last-minute laundry for unexpected events.  
No Overnight Wash & Dry - Like most washers, this one does not have the unique capability to both wash and dry your clothes in an extended multi-hour cycle. Only found on less than 5% of new washers.  
No Custom Cycle - Cannot program a custom cycle with soil, spin, temperature and other settings that you use most often. Convenient capability - only available on about 20% of new washing machines.  
No Smartphone Connect - You can't control washer operations or troubleshoot problems through a smartphone application. About 25% of new washers now have some type of phone connectivity.  
No Detergent Reservoir - Does not have a large reservoir that holds a month or two supply of detergent. Less than 5% of new washers have on-board, multi-day detergent and fabric softener storage.  
No Reversible Door - The washer door is fixed and cannot be changed to open from the other side. Only a few brands such as Electrolux and Kenmore offer some washers with reversible door capability.  
Stackable Not Stackable - Cannot be stacked vertically with a dryer to save space in your laundry room. About 75% of new washers are stackable with their companion dryer. Need extra space in your laundry area?  

Energy Ratings
Energy Star Qualified - Meets or exceeds ENERGY STAR federal criteria of Modified Energy Factor >=2 and Water Factor <=6. Over 90% of new washing machines are now ENERGY STAR qualified.
No Most Efficient Award - Like most new washers on the market, the Kenmore Kenmore 28091 has not earned Energy Star's Most Efficient award and does not pass their toughest criteria for elite efficiency.  
259 kWh Annual - Estimated annual electricity use is 62% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 10% of new washing machines for POOR KWh usage. Check the Modified Energy Factor for efficiency.  
Tier III
Not CEE Tier III Rated - The Kenmore 28091 has not earned the highest Consortium for Energy Efficiency rating for super-efficiency. CEE Tier III criteria is significantly greater than Energy Star.  
Standard Cold Wash - Does not employ special technologies to help get your clothes really clean on a cold wash cycle. Basic cold wash sometimes works with lightly soiled, unstained clothing.  
Not Smart-Grid Capable - Cannot be hooked into your present or future local utility smart-grid and programmed to operate when utility rates are lower. Most new washers are still not smart-grid capable.  

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