White Kenmore 22.9 cubic-feet Side-by-Side Refrigerator (51312)

Energy StarĀ® – crushed/cubed ice dispenser

The Kenmore Side-by-Side 51312 is an AFFORDABLE refrigerator with a GOOD CAPACITY and a well-rounded set of features. With ENERGY STAR qualification, water and ICE DISPENSERS, and ELECTRONIC CONTROLS, this refrigerator can live up to the needs of just about any home.

    Interior Features

  • ENERGY STAR qualified – The Kenmore Side by Side 51312 meets the federal standards for reduced use of natural resources. This helps the environment and, at the same time, minimizes your electricity bills.
  • AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER – The automatic ice maker is built-in, helping to maximize freezer space while providing a decent amount of ice for everyday use.
  • Large capacity – The Kenmore Side by Side 51312 has a GOOD CAPACITY, with a total of 22.9 cu.ft. The refrigerator section has a 15.14 cu.ft. capacity, while the freezer section has a 7.8 cu.ft. capacity.
  • SPILL-PROOF GLASS SHELVES – Designed to contain spills, the glass shelves on this fridge make cleanup easy.
  • LED interior lighting – LED interior lighting means that you get efficient and long-lasting lighting that is likely to last longer than the refrigerator itself.
  • Other interior features – Some of the other features of the Kenmore Side by Side 51312 include HUMIDITY-CONTROLLED crispers, adjustable and fixed door bins, a SNACK pan, an ADVANCED COOLING system, a FROST FREE design, and SLIDE-OUT shelves.

      Exterior Features

  • Classic design – The white-on-white, side-by-side design of the Kenmore 51312 is reminiscent of that classic, white-appliance refrigerator look.
  • The Kenmore 5131 is available in SIX colors:- White (51312)
    Bisque (51314) Black (51319) Ultra Satin (51316) Stainless Steel (51313)
  • Electronic controls – The digital display and electronic touch controls located on the exterior of this refrigerator make temperature and dispensing controls a cinch.
  • Water and ice dispenser – The dispenser makes it easy to get water and ice on-the-go. Crushed or cubed ice selection is also available.

      Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 34 3/4 in.
    Height: 66 1/2 in.
    Width:33 in.
    Total volume: 22.9 cu. ft.


  • The main advantage of the Kenmore Side by Side 51312 is that it WORKS as advertised.
  • If you want a SOLID REFRIGERATOR with a side-by-side configuration, water and ice DISPENSERS, and a great set of features, then the Kenmore Side by Side 51312 may be just the choice for you.
  • It works well, has a LARGE CAPACITY, and it comes from a reputable brand under the Sears name (a name that has become synonymous with good customer service).


  • One of the few disadvantages of the Kenmore Side by Side 51312 is that some consumers may find the ICE PRODUCTIOn to be low. In other words, this refrigerator doesn’t churn out ice too fast and the ice bucket capacity isn’t too large either.
  • A second disadvantage would probably be its PRICE. Compared to refrigerators from other brands (with almost the same features and capacity), the 51312 is more expensive.

      Consumer Likes and Dislikes


  • solid design
  • has water and ice dispensers
  • large capacity
  • works well
  • reputable brand with good customer service
  • effective and efficientCons
  • quite expensive price
  • some find the ice bucket too small