Kenmore has been creating high-quality appliances for over 100 years, with each of which boasting more innovation than the last. Choosing a Kenmore appliance should assure you that you’ll be getting the best option for your home.
With plenty of awards being won from places such as Women’s Choice, Reviewed.com, and Consumers Digest, it’s not surprising that Kenmore is one of the leading manufacturers for home appliances such as cookers, washers, and refrigerators.
Kenmore 41392 Review
- Length with door closed: 29.75 in
- Length with door open: 51 in
- Height to top of cabinet: 38.69 in
- Width: 27 in
- Shipping Dimensions: 31.31 (L) x 43.31 (H) x 29.5 (W) in
- Cord Length: 6 ft
- Washer Interior Capacity: 4.0 to 4.5 cu.ft
- ENERGY STAR Certified? Yes
- Warranty: One year, parts and labor
- Weight: 202.8 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 215.6 pounds
Starting off with looking at the control panel, right off the bat we can see that it’s rather crowded and busier than some people might expect and want for their washer. Sure, it’s fine if your washing machine is hidden away in a cupboard somewhere, but what if it’s on full display for everyone to see?
There is a large knob to control the type of wash you want to begin. There are ten options and we will say that we like the range of washes there are. Do you want to do a full load of kid’s clothing? There’s an option for that. Workout wear? Yep, that too.
You’ll also find the usual types of washes such as normal, whites, and delicates, so every base should be covered with the control panel that you get with the 41392. As you switch through each option, you’ll be told the preset settings, such as the temperature of the wash, the spin speed, and the softness level.
The green lights allow you to easily determine which settings you’re choosing and whether the buttons have been pressed or not for added efficiency. As we’ve said, the 41392 would be just fine in a hidden room, but if you’re planning to situate it where guests can see it, we don’t think it would be very in keeping with your interior design theme.
The capacity is nothing to frown about with the Kenmore 41392, with a maximum 4.5 cu.ft capacity. This is more than enough room to fit an entire hamper of dirty clothes into the drum just once. Spend less time doing multiple loads of laundry and more time enjoying your day with your friends and family.
Add Garment Feature
This particular feature really interests and excites us about the Kenmore 41392. How many times have you begun a load of laundry, only to realize that your favorite top hasn’t made its way into the hamper in time? But you need that top for tomorrow, so you’ll have to do a whole other load of laundry again after the first has finished?
Well, say goodbye to the frustration of forgotten laundry with the help of the Add Garment button. This allows you to add anything that you might’ve forgotten even after the load has started! Any latecomers to the load will be washed just the same as everything else, provided you remember it in time.
This will save you a lot of time and money in the long run, as gone are the days of having to do two loads because something went missing. Don’t get annoyed at your family members for telling you that they need their gym clothes washed today as you’re pressing the on button of your washer, simply add the garment mid-cycle.
Smart Motion Technology
The 41392, like many other Kenmore washers, adopts the Smart Motion Technology to keep your delicates safe and protected during each cycle. Many washers and dryers seem to ignore the whole premise of delicate clothing, and as a result, a lot of garments end up in the trash as they cannot be worn again.
Luckily, Kenmore has seen this and listened to our desperate pleas. This technology uses six different motions to prevent anything snagging or getting caught within the machine. Your clothes will get thoroughly washed while being cared for within the machine. Take them out and see for yourself - even delicates will remain looking as good as new after every wash.
Quick washes aren’t just amazing because they get your clothes clean in half of the time, but they’re also much more energy-efficient than long cycles. The Kenmore 41392 offers two speedy cycles, called Accela Wash and the Express Wash.
The former allows big, full loads to be washed in just 29 minutes, and the latter will wash smaller loads well in 24 minutes. This is great for people who don’t have the time to be waiting around for an hour and a half long cycle to finish.
What’s more is that the Kenmore 41392 can reach spinning speeds of 1,300 rotations per minute. This is used by most of the cycles nearer the end. The maximum speed will wring out more of the water than other washers, allowing your clothes to take less time in the dryer.
What We Loved
From the features that we touched on above, it’s not difficult to see why the Kenmore 41392 is highly regarded by many users. Here we’ll pick out three things that we loved about the 41392 washer, and we think you’ll love them too.
First up has to be the Garment Add feature. We don’t know about you, but we’ve lost count of how many times we forgot to add a piece of clothing that absolutely had to go in the wash that day. Thanks to this addition, you’ll no longer have to contemplate hand washing your top to avoid the doubled energy consumption for two washes.
Secondly, we like how large the capacity of the drum is. 4.5 cu.ft will be more than enough room for a whole family’s laundry, so you don’t have to waste your whole weekend doing different loads. The time-saving capabilities of the maximum RPM will also allow you to stay out of the laundry room.
Finally, we appreciate how Kenmore has considered their consumers and included such a long cable. You can stack this washer with a dryer, so you may need a longer cable just to get power to the machine. Some manufacturers look over this aspect, which is why we think so highly of the 6-foot long cable of the 41392 washer.
What We Didn’t Like
Now, we don’t enjoy talking about the negatives, but it’s important that you’re aware of them to get a better understanding of the 41392 washer. We would feel just terrible if you bought this Kenmore washer off of our recommendation without knowing the less exciting features as well.
Luckily, there aren’t many factors that we didn’t appreciate about the Kenmore 41392 washer. In fact, there’s only really one qualm that we have with it, and that’s the cluttered control panel.
The bright green lights and numerous buttons and lettering can sometimes take away from your interior beauty. A lovely designed kitchen can be ruined by a large white box with green flashing LEDs on the front, which is why we aren’t in love with the design.
That being said, this isn’t a dealbreaker. A lot of people have their washers hidden away in laundry rooms or cupboards, in which the green lights won’t bother you as much. However, if the only space for your washer is in the kitchen or bathroom, you may want to consider what this will do to your design concepts.
And there we have it, our review of the Kenmore 41392 washer. This machine is a larger model to account for the impressive maximum capacity, with a one-year parts and labor warranty for you to benefit from. It has an energy star rating so you know you won’t be wasting money on an energy-draining appliance.
There are plenty of features for you to take advantage of with the 41392 washer, such as the quick wash options, the Smart Motion technology, and the Add Garment feature (we can’t get enough of it!).
That being said, we think the control panel could use some work by the design team. It’s very cluttered and complex to read, whereas we think that a simple design would be just as beneficial and perhaps even easier to use.
If you’re looking for an energy-efficient washer that has enough capacity to tackle a whole hamper in one go, the Kenmore 41392 might just be the ideal appliance for you. It boasts some great features without breaking the bank, so if you don’t need all of the bells and whistles of modern washers, why not give it a shot?