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Kenmore Grab-N-Go Side-by-Side refrigerator

The magic button

A door within a door

Peeking through

Yet another door

Windows, too

Crisper bins

Shelving

Capacity

Low clearance

A bit cramped

If the cake fits...

Pizza problems

All in all

Performance woes

Dialing it down

The bottom line

Kenmore's Grab-N-Go refrigerator is yet another fridge with door-in-a-door functionality -- an increasingly popular feature these days. Click through to see the ins and outs of this kitchen appliance.

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Kenmore Grab-N-Go Side-by-Side refrigerator

The magic button

A door within a door

Peeking through

Yet another door

Windows, too

Crisper bins

Shelving

Capacity

Low clearance

A bit cramped

If the cake fits...

Pizza problems

All in all

Performance woes

Dialing it down

The bottom line

There's a button on the fridge handle -- press it and pull, and you'll open a panel on the front of the refrigerator door instead of opening the door itself.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Kenmore Grab-N-Go Side-by-Side refrigerator

The magic button

A door within a door

Peeking through

Yet another door

Windows, too

Crisper bins

Shelving

Capacity

Low clearance

A bit cramped

If the cake fits...

Pizza problems

All in all

Performance woes

Dialing it down

The bottom line

Behind that panel are the refrigerator's in-door shelves, along with a few small-sized extra shelves on the inside of the panel itself.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Kenmore Grab-N-Go Side-by-Side refrigerator

The magic button

A door within a door

Peeking through

Yet another door

Windows, too

Crisper bins

Shelving

Capacity

Low clearance

A bit cramped

If the cake fits...

Pizza problems

All in all

Performance woes

Dialing it down

The bottom line

With the Grab-N-Go door open, you've got access to things like drinks and condiments stored in the door without needing to open the whole fridge to get to them.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Kenmore Grab-N-Go Side-by-Side refrigerator

The magic button

A door within a door

Peeking through

Yet another door

Windows, too

Crisper bins

Shelving

Capacity

Low clearance

A bit cramped

If the cake fits...

Pizza problems

All in all

Performance woes

Dialing it down

The bottom line

On the inside of the fridge, the in-door shelves are blocked by a plastic door. This helps keep the cold in when you open the Grab-N-Go door, but you'll also need to open it whenever you want to access those shelves the normal way.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Kenmore Grab-N-Go Side-by-Side refrigerator

The magic button

A door within a door

Peeking through

Yet another door

Windows, too

Crisper bins

Shelving

Capacity

Low clearance

A bit cramped

If the cake fits...

Pizza problems

All in all

Performance woes

Dialing it down

The bottom line

There are little windows leading into each of the blocked-off shelves -- if something's small enough, you might be able to squeeze it through, but all in all, they aren't terribly helpful.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Kenmore Grab-N-Go Side-by-Side refrigerator

The magic button

A door within a door

Peeking through

Yet another door

Windows, too

Crisper bins

Shelving

Capacity

Low clearance

A bit cramped

If the cake fits...

Pizza problems

All in all

Performance woes

Dialing it down

The bottom line

Inside of the fridge you'll find glass shelving and a pair of crisper bins. No humidity controls, though.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Kenmore Grab-N-Go Side-by-Side refrigerator

The magic button

A door within a door

Peeking through

Yet another door

Windows, too

Crisper bins

Shelving

Capacity

Low clearance

A bit cramped

If the cake fits...

Pizza problems

All in all

Performance woes

Dialing it down

The bottom line

The glass shelves are easy to rearrange, though there aren't a whole lot of extra racks to move them onto. Also, they aren't spill-proof -- if something leaks on the top shelf, you're going to have a mess dripping all the way down to the bottom.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Kenmore Grab-N-Go Side-by-Side refrigerator

The magic button

A door within a door

Peeking through

Yet another door

Windows, too

Crisper bins

Shelving

Capacity

Low clearance

A bit cramped

If the cake fits...

Pizza problems

All in all

Performance woes

Dialing it down

The bottom line

All in all, the Kenmore Grab-N-Go boasts 26 cubic feet of storage space, 16.9 of which is allocated to the fridge. That's a pretty good number compared to the competition, much of which sits at 16 cubic feet or below.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Kenmore Grab-N-Go Side-by-Side refrigerator

The magic button

A door within a door

Peeking through

Yet another door

Windows, too

Crisper bins

Shelving

Capacity

Low clearance

A bit cramped

If the cake fits...

Pizza problems

All in all

Performance woes

Dialing it down

The bottom line

The default shelf configuration doesn't leave much vertical clearance in the body of the fridge -- you'll almost certainly want to rearrange them to make more room for tall items like milk, orange juice, or a six-pack of beer.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Kenmore Grab-N-Go Side-by-Side refrigerator

The magic button

A door within a door

Peeking through

Yet another door

Windows, too

Crisper bins

Shelving

Capacity

Low clearance

A bit cramped

If the cake fits...

Pizza problems

All in all

Performance woes

Dialing it down

The bottom line

It wasn't an easy task fitting even bulkier items into the fridge. This party platter had to sit at an awkward angle.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Kenmore Grab-N-Go Side-by-Side refrigerator

The magic button

A door within a door

Peeking through

Yet another door

Windows, too

Crisper bins

Shelving

Capacity

Low clearance

A bit cramped

If the cake fits...

Pizza problems

All in all

Performance woes

Dialing it down

The bottom line

This cake tray made it in, though.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Kenmore Grab-N-Go Side-by-Side refrigerator

The magic button

A door within a door

Peeking through

Yet another door

Windows, too

Crisper bins

Shelving

Capacity

Low clearance

A bit cramped

If the cake fits...

Pizza problems

All in all

Performance woes

Dialing it down

The bottom line

An extra-large pizza? Not so much.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Kenmore Grab-N-Go Side-by-Side refrigerator

The magic button

A door within a door

Peeking through

Yet another door

Windows, too

Crisper bins

Shelving

Capacity

Low clearance

A bit cramped

If the cake fits...

Pizza problems

All in all

Performance woes

Dialing it down

The bottom line

All in all, it's a spacious fridge that doesn't take full advantage of its own capacity, but it's definitely workable.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Kenmore Grab-N-Go Side-by-Side refrigerator

The magic button

A door within a door

Peeking through

Yet another door

Windows, too

Crisper bins

Shelving

Capacity

Low clearance

A bit cramped

If the cake fits...

Pizza problems

All in all

Performance woes

Dialing it down

The bottom line

However, the cooling performance wasn't as great as you'd probably like. Things stay on target in the body of the fridge, but the in-door shelves run hot -- likely due to the extra seal around the Grab-N-Go door.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Kenmore Grab-N-Go Side-by-Side refrigerator

The magic button

A door within a door

Peeking through

Yet another door

Windows, too

Crisper bins

Shelving

Capacity

Low clearance

A bit cramped

If the cake fits...

Pizza problems

All in all

Performance woes

Dialing it down

The bottom line

Even dialed down to 33 degrees F, we still had averages over 40 in three out of four regions in the door.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Tyler Lizenby/CNET

Kenmore Grab-N-Go Side-by-Side refrigerator

The magic button

A door within a door

Peeking through

Yet another door

Windows, too

Crisper bins

Shelving

Capacity

Low clearance

A bit cramped

If the cake fits...

Pizza problems

All in all

Performance woes

Dialing it down

The bottom line

The Kenmore Grab-N-Go refrigerator has a retail price of $1,999, or $100 more if you want it in stainless steel. Kenmore sells its appliances through Sears, and usually discounts them by at least a few hundred dollars, so you can likely find it for closer to $1,600. Is the price right for this fridge? Read our full review to see what we think.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Tyler Lizenby/CNET
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