Expert Kenmore Elite 41072 Review 2019

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Kenmore Elite 41072

rating: 4
  • Vast interior
  • Energy Star certified
  • Wide selection of cycles (14, in fact)

Kenmore Elite 41072 washing machine


Today, we’ve got another heads-on review that will shed some light on this popular model by Kenmore – the Elite 41072. Does it deliver the goods or is it just another generic washing machine that leaves much to be desired? Find out below!

By Editorial Team | 20th May 2019

A brief introduction to Kenmore

Kenmore is a well-known brand of household appliances. From 2017 and onwards, Kenmore products are produced by more manufacturers than one, some of which include Panasonic, Electrolux, and Whirlpool. Nowadays, you can get your hands on one of the models either at Kmart, Sears, or one of the online retailers such as Amazon.

What is Kenmore Elite 41072?

Kenmore Elite 41072 is a big and burly washing machine that’s designed to do whatever it takes to handle a significant workload. As such, it packs quite a big punch. More than likely, it will find its way into a bigger home with lots of family members, and with its several family-centric features, it was designed to be your handiest tool when it comes to handling fabrics of various types. You will easily be able to wash the entire load in one go if needed; just don’t expect it to be conservative when it comes to consuming your household’s resources.

Kenmore Elite 41072 is widely known for its liberal interior space (it’s a 5.2 cubic space). You’d be surprised how many things you can fit in there at the same time, which is something that any kind of large families will fall in love with immediately. From comforters to bedding sheets, it can take whatever you throw at it.

Due to its generous proportions, we can’t really talk about any kind of energy efficiency. But since you can hardly have both at the same time, it’s entirely passable. Just bear in mind your energy bill is going to be affected by this in one way or another, and the water bill certainly won’t get any lower as a result either. Still, this model managed to earn the Energy Star certification from the EPA. In other words, despite its rather high energy consumption, it’s still a better choice in this regard compared to some of the older generation models.

In terms of sheer dimensions, Kenmore Elite 41072 is not the most compact unit you might have come across. Trying to fit it in a smaller laundry room is a no-go. However, if you have some space to play around with and spatial constraints aren’t really a problem, you might want to consider purchasing a separate pedestal drawer to increase its storage capacities. Alternatively, placing it on top of the drying machine is also worth considering to make the most of the space you have available.

Washing features

Large families are bound to love it due to how many cycles there are to choose from, thus allowing you to handle any type of workload you throw at it with ease. In concrete numbers, there are:

– 14 wash cycles

– 5 soil levels

– 8 wash options

In case you have a toddler crawling around the house, you’ll be glad to know that Kenmore Elite 41072 comes with a powerful sanitize option. This comes in handy if you have a small toddler with cloth diapers, since it allows you to wash them while still keeping the interior clean. At the same time, there’s another family-friendly feature for you to explore; namely, the Kids Wear Cycle. Since it’s a known fact that young skin is sensitive to residual detergent that gets left on the clothing, this ensures a secondary rinse which effectively removes it.

If your little ones are playing outside a lot or haven’t yet learned how to eat without making a mess, there’s the SteamTreat function that will break down the set-in stains and get them out of the fabric without damaging it.

Exploring Kenmore Elite’s wide array of washing cycles, to start off with, we have the bulky cycle; a natural fit for bedding and heavy workload of any kind. Then, we have the rugged cycle that’s designed to chip away at the dirt that’s deeply lodged inside your jeans. Moving forward, there is the so-called workout cycle, the one that was designed clean your workout clothing most of which is likely made from synthetic materials.

Vast interior. This should provide more than enough space for all your washing needs. It can handle huge workloads without a problem in sight, including the bedding.It’s not energy efficient. Unfortunately, it’s either water efficiency or interior space; choose one or the other. That being said, let us re-emphasize that it’s Energy Star certified.
Energy Star certified.Generous dimensions. Due to this, you’re probably not going to be able to fit it in a smaller laundry room.
Wide selection of cycles (14, in fact). No matter what type of fabric you’re up against, this model gives you the tools needed to handle the workload with ease.
Great value for the money spent. Placing it back to back with some of the other models in this price range reveals that this is one of the strongest models when it comes to value (in other words, going with other models won’t give you as much bang for the buck).
A National Sanitation Foundation approved sanitize cycle.
A great fit for large families (due to its size and family-friendly features).


While this is certainly not the strongest unit in the energy efficiency department, its massive storage capacity and vast selection of cycles to choose from more than make up for its drawbacks, especially if you have a large family on board. Although not suitable for smaller spaces due to its generous proportions, you will love it if you’ve got some space to spare. In the end, your choice should be based on your needs; while it may be the perfect choice for some based on its strong points, others will be inclined to look the other way because of its drawbacks.

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