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Whirlpool WRS331SDHM side-by-side refrigerator review

The Whirlpool WRS331SDHM has a stainless steel exterior with robust handles, a through-the-door dispenser on its left door, and a brand badge in the top right corner.

Opening up the right door reveals the fridge compartment. It has a series of glass shelves over two stacked crispers. The shelves notably don’t have spill-capture lips and also can’t be repositioned. The door has a standard array of bins that do move per your preference.

The left door opens up into the freezer compartment. A lot of room is dedicated to the ice-maker and the backside of the through-the-door dispenser. The shelves are all wire instead of glass, and there’s a pull-out storage bin at the bottom.

About the Whirlpool WRS331SDHM side-by-side refrigerator

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Reviewed / Beckett Dubay

There are a few slots available to allow users to customize the height of the door bins. The shelves don’t have any options for repositioning.

  • Dimensions: 66.63” x 32.75” x 33.63” (H x W x D)
  • Depth: Standard depth
  • Measured capacity: 8.34-cubic-foot refrigerator, 2.92-cubic-foot freezer
  • Finishes: Stainless steel
  • Dispensers: Through-the-door ice and water dispenser
  • Special features: Internal LED lighting
  • User manual: Whirlpool WRS331SDHM side-by-side refrigerator manual

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What we like

It’s able to keep temperatures steady over time

The Whirlpool WRS331SDHM is able to keep both its fridge and freezer temperatures remarkably steady over time. Normally, steady temperatures are important because they ensure everything stays within an acceptable temperature range.

If you calibrate your fridge to be 37°F, but temperatures can wobble by 4°F, that means some of the time items in your fridge will go above 40°F, the point at which bacteria can start to proliferate quickly.

Over a 72-hour testing period, temperatures varied by less than 1°F in the fridge compartment. This is especially important for this Whirlpool fridge, because of some of its other test results that we will talk about shortly.

The freezer had a small initial spike of a few degrees, but mostly stayed between -1°F and -2°F. Consistent freezer temperatures are important because variance contributes towards the cycle of defrosting and refreezing that causes freezer burn.

Its unique dimensions might make it one of the few options that will work for your home

Most full-size fridges are about 70” tall and 36” wide, so if you’re stuck with a cutout that’s smaller than that, your options are limited. By being both shorter and more narrow than most fridges, the Whirlpool WRS331SDHM might be able to shimmy into kitchens that don’t have enough room for other fridges.

Its through-the-door dispenser provides easy access to filtered water and ice

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Reviewed / Beckett Dubay

The through-the-door dispenser has a built-in light, which will make grabbing a glass of water in the middle of the night that much easier.

A through-the-door dispenser is one of the few extra features that, in our opinion, is almost always worth paying for. Not only does it deliver fresh filtered water and ice on demand, but it saves room in your fridge that would otherwise be occupied by a filter pitcher.

What we don’t like

Its inconsistent fridge temperatures are difficult to calibrate correctly

Although very few people actually do it, calibration is a vital part of owning a fridge. Many, many fridges run too warm right out of the box, which can cause items to spoil prematurely.

Unfortunately, the Whirlpool WRS331SDHM winds up in this camp. Again, anything over 40°F is going to allow bacteria to grow, and this scales up.

On the whole, the fridge averages 40.78°F, but those temperatures can vary wildly depending on where you are in the fridge column. Temperatures at the top, where the cold air vents out, range between 36°F and 38°F, which is right where they should be. Towards the middle those temperatures rise to 41°F to 42°F, and at the bottom temperatures get up to 44. 73°F.

This problem isn’t unique to the Whirlpool WRS331SDHM—all side-by-sides have tall fridge columns that make temperature consistency difficult. Even so, this is one of the more pronounced examples.

The main issue is that this temperature difference is slightly larger than 8°F, and fridges need to stay between 32°F and 40°F, a range that is notably just 8°F. If the top is over 32°F, to prevent things from freezing, the bottom will also be over 40°F. It won’t be over by much, granted, but we don’t like needing to wrestle with an appliance to get it to perform its core functionality properly and ultimately still come up short.

There is a silver lining to this cloud: The WRS331SDHM’s steady temperature control prevents this temperature gradient issue from being much, much worse. Because proper calibration essentially means keeping the top of the fridge near 32°F to prevent the bottom from getting too high above 40°F, any variation necessarily means pushing temperatures outside of the acceptable temperature range, further cutting into your perishables’ life spans.

Not a lot of storage space, especially in the freezer

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Reviewed / Michael Elderbee

The Whirlpool WRS331SDHM is smaller than most other full-size fridges, which leads to lower overall storage. Its freezer is just 10 inches wide.

Side-by-side refrigerators aren’t known for their roomy freezers. Many side-by-sides have through-the-door dispensers that take up a lot of freezer space with their ice-making machinery. The Whirlpool WRS331SDHM’s smaller dimensions only make these issues more pronounced.

Even compared to its peers, the Whirlpool WRS331SDHM is small. It has an 8.34-cubic-foot refrigerator and a 2.92-cubic-foot freezer. The average side-by-side provides 10.92 cubic feet in the fridge and 5.34 cubic feet in the freezer. That means the WRS331SDHM falls short of the average side-by-side by about 2.5 cubic feet in each compartment. Given that a gallon jug of milk is about 0.14 cubic feet, this is a significant difference.

The lack of raw storage space isn’t the entire problem, either. Side-by-sides are notorious for having freezer columns that are too thin to store a frozen pizza box horizontally. The WRS331SDHM has this problem in spades, as its freezer is just under 10 inches in width and “felt cramped enough to the point of being actively frustrating,” according to our testing team.

There’s a similar issue exacerbating the low storage in the fridge compartment: The shelves only have the one slot where they can fit, and they cannot be readjusted to different heights. That means any and all taller items either need to be stored in the door bins or on their sides.

Its crispers don’t hang on to humidity

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Reviewed / Michael Elderbee

Those who store a lot of fresh vegetables will find their produce wilts more quickly in the WRS331SDHM than it would in another fridge.

Those who love fresh fruits and veggies might want to steer clear of the WRS331SDHM. We test crispers by measuring the rate at which humidity escapes the drawer, and the WRS331SDHM’s rate was about 60% more than the average fridge. This means any leafy greens will wilt way more quickly in this Whirlpool fridge than they would in most others.

What owners are saying

The WRS331SDHM has surprisingly few user reviews for a fridge that’s been out for about four years now—most sites have only a hundred or two—but we can still make some deductions from what’s posted.

Of those who were happy with their purchase, the most common comment was that the fridge fit perfectly into the space they had available. Other points of praise included the fridge’s available storage, the through-the-door dispenser, and internal LED lighting.

Those who aren’t happy with their purchase cite low overall storage area or have had issues with its ice-maker either being too slow or too loud. We did not see (or hear) any issues with the WRS331SDHM’s ice maker in our testing, and the severity of the issues described leads us to believe those customers received lemons.

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Warranty

Whirlpool offers an industry-standard one-year warranty for its fridges. While this should protect you from receiving a lemon, other manufacturers go above and beyond, guaranteeing specific parts for up to 10 years.

Should you buy the Whirlpool WRS331SDHM

No, there’s just too much temperature variance and not enough space

While there are some things to like about the Whirlpool WRS331SDHM, as a complete package it’s underwhelming at its current price.

We do like its steady temperatures and through-the-door dispenser. However, its faults outweigh a convenient cup of ice water. It has low overall storage, crispers that don’t hang onto humidity, and an immense amount of temperature gradient in its fridge column. While the latter is greatly mitigated by how steady its temperature holds, it still doesn’t present an ideal situation.

Overall, the Whirlpool WRS331SDHM is an average fridge that’s currently not a good value for what it offers. While its problems aren’t outright disqualifying, there are tons of other options available that don’t require you to have to deal with wonky temperatures and precision calibration.

That being said, it’s difficult to find non-custom fridges that have similar dimensions. If the WRS331SDHM is one of a handful of fridges available in your area that will actually fit in your kitchen, you probably won’t be disappointed with it. You might not be thrilled with it, but you won’t be disappointed either.

If you’re just looking for a good side-by-side and don’t require specific dimensions, we recommend the Frigidaire FRSS2623AS, which offers better temperature performance and more storage space for a lower price.

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Meet the testers

Mark Brezinski

Senior Writer

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Mark Brezinski works on the Home Team, reviewing refrigerators, minifridges, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, air conditioners, air purifiers, and fans.

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Michael Elderbee

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Born in Seoul and raised in New England, Michael is currently a Product Test Technician at Reviewed and strives to make sure you get the most bang for your buck.
In the Reviewed lab, Michael regularly tests refrigerators, dishwashers, and laundry large appliances, as well as all types of science-based activities.
His 5 years as a behavioral technician has given him a strong appreciation for data collection and research. Michael has a variety of different passions outside of testing appliances including volleyball, snowboarding, and video games. You can also find him nerding out about EDC gear, custom keyboards, and Warhammer 40k.

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Beckett Dubay

Product Test Technician

Beckett Dubay is a product tester at Reviewed, regularly using science-based protocol to test refrigerators, dishwashers, and laundry large appliances, and photographing the process in the lab from start to finish.
Before Reviewed, working as a lighting designer for several years has left him with strong opinions about overhead lighting.

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Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ French-Door Refrigerator Review

  • About the Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ French door refrigerator

  • What we like

  • What we don’t like

  • What owners are saying

  • Warranty

  • Should you buy the Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ?

  • Related content

The WRX735SDHZ really nails the characteristics of what makes a good fridge. For starters, it has a sleek, modern design that is at home in any kitchen. It also notably features a fingerprint-resistant finish that keeps smudges out of the spotlight.

The refrigerator’s external ice and water dispenser also acts as its control hub, which means that in addition to delivering filtered water and cubed or crushed ice, it allows you to customize the temperatures of the fridge, freezer, and exterior drawer from the outside. You can also use this control panel to customize how the dispenser’s lights operate.

About the Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ French door refrigerator

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Reviewed / Kyle Hamilton

The control panel above the dispenser will allow you to control the temperatures of the fridge, freezer, and exterior drawer.

Dimensions: 70.13” x 35.63” x 34.63″ (H x W x D)
Finishes: Black, white, fingerprint-resistant stainless steel ($100 extra), black stainless ($200 extra)
Measured capacity: 10. 33 cu. ft. (refrigerator), 3.68 cu. ft. (freezer)
Dispensers: Exterior ice (cubed/crushed) and water (filtered)
User manual: Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ owner’s manual
Warranty info: Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ warranty

What we like

Temperatures are steady

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Reviewed / Kyle Hamilton

The WRX735SDHZ features a standard freezer drawer design with two levels and maintains a very steady temperature.

Keeping things cool is the core functionality of a fridge, so you’d assume the ability to do so would be an easy test to pass—but you’d be surprised.

Refrigerators need to maintain a very narrow temperature band, between the point where food freezes (32°F) and the point where bacteria can proliferate (40°F). They have to do this despite defrost cycles and external influences—like users opening the door during normal use. Additionally, fridge manufacturers provide a recommended temperature setting for the model that ensures normal temperature fluctuations will not cause your food to spend time outside of this 8-degree Goldilocks zone.

It’s rare to encounter a fridge that nails both components of its core competency, but the WRX735SDHZ really does. When set on Whirlpool’s recommended settings for this model, the WRX735SDHZ’s temperature is less than one degree shy of the ideal 37°F, and it only fluctuates within a 2-degree range. This is impressively steady temperature maintenance.

The exterior drawer is temperature-controlled

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Reviewed / Kyle Hamilton

The exterior drawer has a customizable temperature and is large enough to accommodate a lot of different items—how you use it is up to you!

Over the last five years, a temperature-controlled exterior draw is a feature that has gradually progressed from a niche extra to a staple. This huge value-add is great for keeping certain items at temperatures that are either too warm or too cold to be kept within the entire fridge space. Wine connoisseurs can enjoy a favorite bottle chilled to perfection, when otherwise storing it in the fridge would be too cold. Anyone who wants a near-frosty soda or beer can accomplish that without also freezing the rest of their perishables.

What we don’t like

Storage space is at a minimum

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Reviewed / Kyle Hamilton

The only real downside to the Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ is its slightly smaller capacity. The exterior drawer and dispensers take up a lot of extra space.

Whenever we get a new fridge into our labs, one of the first things we do is measure its usable storage capacity.

Manufacturers do provide their own capacity numbers, but there’s no real consistency around how this number is reached. In practice, many measure every square inch of open space in the fridge, which we’ve found isn’t particularly helpful. So, to get a more consistent measurement, we manually measure every shelf, bin and drawer throughout the fridge, only counting the areas in which users would actually store something.

Fridges are loaded with nooks and crannies, and nobody is realistically going to utilize that sliver of free space between the wall and ice maker.

For a French door refrigerator, the average usable storage capacity of the refrigeration compartment, by our count, is about 11.2 cu. ft.; for the freezer compartment, it’s 4.7 cu. ft.

We measured the WRX735SDHZ’s fridge compartment at 10.33 cu. ft. (8% smaller) and its freezer at 3.68 cu. ft. (22% smaller). Though both compartments are smaller than average, it’s not an anomaly.

Drawers are much less space-efficient than shelves, and the WRX735SDHZ’s stand-alone, temperature-controlled exterior drawer takes up more space than the average drawer. While we think this exterior drawer adds value overall, a reduced storage capacity is its trade-off.

The WRX735SDHZ should still be large enough for the average user, but if you’re chronically short of fridge storage space you might want to look at a different model.

What owners are saying

Owners seem to really like their Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ, awarding it an average 4.5 out of 5 stars across major retailers. Common points of praise include a great layout that improves overall visibility, aesthetic appeal, dispensers, and temperature-controlled drawer.

Complaints were few and far between, but a few users all seemed to have problems with the freezer or ice-maker failing soon after purchase. We didn’t have any issues like these on the unit we had in for testing, but it’s something to keep an eye out for if you do buy this fridge.

Warranty

The Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ features a standard one-year warranty for parts and services.

Should you buy the Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ?

Yes. This is a great fridge that has useful extra features and none of the add-ons that tend to jack up the price tag. Temperatures are solid and steady. And, we love its temperature-controlled exterior drawer, though if you don’t think you’ll get much use from that feature you can find similar great performance and useful features on a more affordable French-door.

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Meet the testers

Mark Brezinski

Senior Writer

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Mark Brezinski works on the Home Team, reviewing refrigerators, minifridges, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, air conditioners, air purifiers, and fans.

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Kyle Hamilton

Product Tester

Kyle Hamilton is a product tester at Reviewed, specializing in home appliances and technology.

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Tatyana Nikolaevna / 06/29/2023

I ordered a BEKO RCNK 270K20 W refrigerator. Delivered on time. as promised. Very carefully delivered and installed. The old one was taken out immediately. Comfortable. Payment in different ways – it was convenient for me in cash upon receipt. Fridge. runs quieter than the old one. During installation, I received full information about installing a refrigerator or calling a wizard to install a refrigerator. Full package of documents presented, no reminders

Andrey / 06/24/2023

The Samsung RL50RR refrigerator was purchased in December 2014, it worked not bad for 3 years, but then the freezer began to tune up until an error appeared and the refrigerator turned off, the periodic appearance of water on the floor under the freezer door indicated that that the cause of poor performance is most likely a blockage of the drainage channel. I contacted the Samsung technical support hotline, outlined the problem in detail and asked how I could clean the drainage channel and where the drainage hole was located, i.e. how to carry out maintenance of the refrigerator – in fact, its cleaning, because the documents attached to the product do not contain this information. A day later, I received an answer that this information is secret and that I need to contact an official service center that will service my refrigerator. In the operational documents for the refrigerator, there is no (hidden from the consumer) the need to clean the refrigerator in the service center (and for a lot of money), which is a misleading of the buyer and a manifestation of a disrespectful attitude towards him. And therefore, I do not recommend to acquaintances and close people to buy Samsung equipment.

Lyubishkin Nikolai / 06/21/2023

I have a Liebherr refrigerator and freezer. There are no complaints about work. They work quietly. Defrosting is not required. I have had them for over 5 years. Whoever chooses this model, be prepared to change handles after this time. I have already replaced one. This is the most unworked place in this design. Either the plastic in the handle will burst, then the spring in the handle will break. One pen in the refrigerator costs 1700 rubles. Yes, the fridge is good.

Osipov Dmitry / 06/12/2023

I bought a wine cabinet here, I am satisfied with the purchase, so far there are no complaints about the store. Delivered the next day after ordering. I advise shopping malls more than their offers, I didn’t find anywhere

Burdasov Ilya / 06/04/2023

We chose a refrigerator for a long time, agreed on hitachi brand models, brought it on the day of the order, from that moment and still delighted, the refrigerator can literally All ! I recommend this shop and this brand.

Alena Kormysheva / 05/28/2023

Advantages: fast delivery. service, the largest selection of refrigerators that we have seen.
Cons: There are simply none.
Comments: the best service we have seen, everyone told, explained what would be best, delivered the next day. We are completely satisfied with the choice of the store

Natalya / 05/22/2023

We ordered an LG refrigerator. Delivered on the day of order, installed quickly. Thanks to the store for the promptness and help in choosing the best refrigerator for our requirements.

Andrey Filipov / 05/17/2023

Yesterday we bought a bosh side-by-side refrigerator on this site. Arrived the next day after ordering. We are very satisfied with the purchase, as we wanted to throw ice into a glass for drinks of different sizes and the color is very suitable for our kitchen. We recommend this shop for shopping.

Best Whirlpool Refrigerators: Top 10 Models of 2023

Best Whirlpool Refrigerators: Top 10 Models of 2023

Rank

The rating of the best Whirlpool refrigerators with a detailed description of the technical parameters, pros and cons of the models will guide you in choosing kitchen appliances.

Author: Elena Terentyeva

Update: April 2023

Budget price segment

1

Whirlpool BSNF 8101

2

Whirlpool ART 6600

3

Whirlpool BLF 9121

Medium

1

Whirlpool BSNF 9752

2

Whirlpool ART 9811

3

Whirlpool WTNF 923

4

Whirlpool T TNF 8211

High end

1

Whirlpool B TNF 5011

2

Whirlpool SP40 801

3 900 03

Whirlpool WQ9 E1L

We maintain strict editorial impartiality when we evaluate products and services. Our goal is to make it easy for you to buy the right product from a variety of retailers.

Think the best Whirlpool refrigerators are worthy of your attention, but still can’t decide on a model due to the variety of the market? Agree, the brand is presented in almost all possible modern designs.

The functionality of Whirlpool devices is also very diverse. The range includes devices with a full range of the latest technologies, as well as units using only basic modes with the simplest adjustment. Technological complexity distributes refrigerators into different price classes.

The systematized information in our article will help you understand all the pros and cons of the units from the Whirlpool range.

Winners in their categories:

Whirlpool BSNF 9752

Best

Stylish full-size model with No Frost cooling and dedicated freshness zone

Product Overview

Whirlpool BSNF 8101

Low cost

Economical refrigerator with high consumption efficiency

Product overview

Whirlpool WQ9 E1L

Most Functional

Large Side-by-Side with Four Doors

Product Overview

Top 10 Whirlpool Refrigerators

Place

Product

Rating

Sea volume/ cold chambers

Dimensions

No frost wet/cold cameras

Product overview

Budget

#1

Whirlpool BSNF 8101

96

/ 100

97 l/222 l

60×66×189 cm

+/+

More

#2

90 002 Whirlpool ART 6600

94

/ 100

80 l/ 197 l

54x55x177 cm

-/-

More details

#3

Whirlpool BLF 9121

93

/ 100

111 l/258 l

60x66x210 cm

-/-

More details

Medium price segment

#1

Whirlpool BSNF 9752

98

/ 100

94 l/252 l

60x66x208 cm

+/+

More

#2

Whirlpool ART 9811

97

/ 100

80 l/228 l

54×55×194 cm

-/-

More

#3

Whir lpool WTNF 923

95

/ 100

75 l/274 L

60×72×200 cm

+/+

More

#4

Whirlpool T TNF 8211

93

/ 100

101L/322L

70×73×180 cm

+/+

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High price segment

# 1

Whirlpool B TNF 5011

97

/ 100

148 l/302 l

70×76×195 cm

+/+ 9 0003

More

#2

Whirlpool SP40 801

95

/ 100

101 l/300 l

69x55x194 cm

+/-

More details

#3

Whirlpool WQ9 E1L

94

/ 100 900 03

197 l/341 l

91×70×187 cm

+ /+

More

#1

Whirlpool BSNF 8101

#2

Whirlpool ART 6600

#3

Whirlpool BLF 9121

#1

Whirlpool BSNF 9752

#2

Whirlpool ART 9811

#3

Whirlpool WTNF 923

#4

Whirlpool T TNF 8211

#1

Whirlpool B TNF 5011

#2

Whirlpool SP40 801

#3

Whirlpool WQ9 E1L

Budget

# 1

Whirlpool BSNF 8101

Cheapest

Economic refrigerator with high consumption efficiency

Expert rating:

96

/ 100

Robust, with intelligent internal shelf layout, you can conveniently sort your produce. The freezer will quickly lower their temperature to -24 about C. The cold inside will be maintained by the device for 16 hours in case of accidental or emergency power failure.

An A+ energy efficient refrigerator requires only 150W of power to operate. Well organized electronic control with an external display. The unit at any time will clearly demonstrate the temperature level, and the sound alarm will remind you of the open door in time.

Specifications:

  • Freezing capacity – 4 kg/day;
  • Annual energy consumption – 311 kWh;
  • Shelves material – glass;
  • Sound level – 42 dB;
  • Weight – 71 kg.

The universal design of the model allows you to organically fit the refrigerator into the interior of a kitchen of any style. The model looks worthy in the luxurious design of a huge house and a modest small-sized apartment.

Features

  • Good capacity
  • Ice tray
  • Bright LED lighting
  • Super Freeze and Super Cool Functions

Disadvantages

  • No power indication

#2

Whirlpool ART 6600

Inexpensive, silent, narrow model with drip cooling technology in both chambers

Expert rating:

94

/ 100

Spacious freezer to keep your products of different sizes fresh for a long time. Plenty of space is provided on 5 sturdy shelves. It is convenient to place food in 3 pockets on the door and in a transparent container for vegetables in the refrigerator compartment.

A connection power of 140 W ensures a minimum temperature of -18 to C inside the freezer. The lower location of the freezer compartment makes it easy and convenient to perform manual defrosting.

Specifications:

  • Freezing capacity – 3.5 kg/day;
  • Annual energy consumption – 299 kWh;
  • Shelves material – glass;
  • Sound level – 35 dB;
  • Weight – 51 kg.

Built-in refrigerator with reversible doors. The design is easy to fit under the facades with a slider type of fastening. The device is perfect for maintaining an individual image of the kitchen.

Benefits

  • Super cool function
  • Cold support when switched off 19 hours
  • Temperature display
  • Door open alarm

Disadvantages

  • Periodic manual defrost required

#3

Whirlpool BLF 9121

Tall silver refrigerator with convenient electronic controls

Expert rating:

93

/ 100

The appliance’s two large chambers will easily take in and store your monthly food supply. The drip system is implemented both in the freezer and in the refrigerator compartment. This deprecated option creates the optimal mode for preserving the natural moisture of the products loaded into the device.

The electronic control of the refrigerator is easy to use, with one touch you can most accurately set the temperature in both sections. The Super Cool function can be turned off manually.

Specifications:

  • Freezing capacity – 5 kg/day;
  • Annual energy consumption – 321 kWh;
  • Shelves material – glass;
  • Sound level – 38 dB;
  • Weight – 63 kg.

This model is recommended for a family of 3-5 people. The classic design of the appliance blends perfectly with a wide range of stylistic kitchen designs. Extra external elements do not overload the exterior of the refrigerator.

Benefits

  • Optimum humidity control
  • Super cool function
  • Cold retention during emergency shutdown 24h
  • Economical LED lighting
  • Good capacity

Disadvantages

  • Body not stiff enough

Mid-range

#1

Whirlpool BSNF 9752

Best

Stylish full-size model with No Frost cooling and dedicated freshness zone

Expert rating:

98

/ 100

An ice-free refrigerator requires little effort from the owners to maintain. it does not require defrosting, the device only needs to be washed periodically. The complete set of the refrigerating chamber contains a stand for bottles, a container for ice, a compartment for eggs.

Energy efficiency class A++. The operation of the refrigerator is provided by a linear compressor with a power of 150 watts. Minimum freezer temperature -24 to C, in case of emergency shutdown, cold is maintained for 22 hours.

Specifications:

  • Freezing capacity – 15.5 kg/day;
  • Annual energy consumption – 251 kWh;
  • Shelves material – glass;
  • Sound level – 42 dB;
  • Weight – 76 kg.

Technological device is chosen by lovers of comfortable operation and wide functionality. A refrigerator that does not require defrosting will save time and energy for a young couple with small children.

Advantages

  • Informative electronic display
  • Super freeze function
  • Reversible doors
  • Temperature indication

Disadvantages

  • Voltage sensitivity

#2

Whirlpool ART 9811

Quiet built-in refrigerator with antibacterial coating inside

Expert rating:

97

/ 100

The Super Cool function helps keep your prepared meals fresh in the fridge compartment. It will deactivate automatically after 6 hours of operation.

The unit only needs 140W to operate and is rated A++ for energy efficiency. In the event of an emergency or accidental power outage, the cold inside will be maintained for 19 hours, which will prevent the products from spoiling.

Specifications:

  • Freezing capacity – 3.5 kg/day;
  • Annual energy consumption – 247 kWh;
  • Shelves material – tempered glass;
  • Sound level – 35 dB;
  • Weight – 55.2 kg.

The impressive volume of chambers for the built-in model allows you to make decent stocks. The freezer located at the bottom is convenient to defrost. The refrigerator is suitable for any size kitchen.

Advantages

  • Informative display
  • Rational organization of internal space
  • Temperature indicator light
  • Ease of maintenance

Disadvantages

  • No audible door indication

#3

Whirlpool WTNF 923

Full-size two-chamber model with reliable inverter compressor

Expert rating:

95

/ 100

The upper refrigerator compartment has a freshness zone with a temperature of 0 C, where your chilled meat and fish products can be stored 2-3 days . The freezer, equipped with a super freeze mode, will not allow the temperature to rise when reloading.

The refrigerator is electronically controlled with a temperature display. Inside, cold is maintained for 13 hours in case of an emergency power outage.

Specifications:

  • Freezing capacity – 9 kg/day;
  • Annual energy consumption – 365 kWh;
  • Shelves material – glass;
  • Sound level – 40 dB;
  • Weight – 69 kg.

Drawers in the bottom freezer allow you to store frozen desserts and fish and meat preparations separately. The mixing of odors is excluded. The ability to change the door opening side simplifies the choice of the optimal location for the unit in the kitchen.

Advantages

  • Ice tray available
  • Simple and easy maintenance
  • Sturdy solid shelves
  • Practical egg holder

Disadvantages

  • Housing not strong enough

#4

Whirlpool T TNF 8211

Efficient No Frost & Super Freeze/Super Cool Refrigerator

Expert Rating:

93

/ 100

The top freezer does not have to be defrosted. It doesn’t even need to be washed often. The antibacterial filter from the anti-odor system will absorb all germs and pathogens during the air circulation provided by the fan.

Internal antibacterial coating ensures easy maintenance. It is convenient to set up modes with electromechanical control and an external display. Sound alarm of an open door, indication of temperature and networks continuously control the operation of the unit.

Specifications:

  • Freezing capacity – 5 kg/day;
  • Annual energy consumption – 377 kWh;
  • Shelves material – glass;
  • Sound level – 43 dB;
  • Weight – 78 kg.

Functional refrigerator consumes energy efficiently, the device was tested with an A + class, which proves its high energy efficiency. The noise level is not associated with discomfort even when the appliance is located in the kitchen, combined with a family recreation area.

Benefits

  • Complete ice maker
  • Comfort grips
  • Practical cooling system Full No Frost
  • Fast cooling
  • Cold support when turned off 15 hours

Disadvantages

  • Door seal sometimes fails
    Overpriced

High end

#1

Whirlpool B TNF 5011

Superb 6th Sense Dual Compartment Full No Frost Refrigerator

Expert Rating:

97

/ 100

Maintaining optimum humidity and temperature, the smart refrigerator keeps your food looking and tastes longer than usual. Evenly distributed by the fan air passes through the filter, being cleared of fungi and unpleasant smells.

The device is controlled by an electronic system, the temperature level is displayed on the external display. The sound signaling provides control of an open door. Autonomous cold storage will last 19hours.

Specifications:

  • Freezing capacity – 12 kg/day;
  • Annual energy consumption – 418 kWh;
  • Shelves material – glass;
  • Sound level – 43 dB;
  • Weight – 84 kg.

The freezer volume is the largest in a two-door model. Therefore, a refrigerator is recommended for families involved in gardening. A capacious device is also useful for those who make weekly food supplies in supermarkets.

Benefits

  • Dedicated freshness zone
  • Super freeze function
  • Reliable operation without breakdowns
  • Nice design
  • Ergonomic handles and interior

Disadvantages

  • Noisy compressor

#2

Whirlpool SP40 801

Two-chamber built-in refrigerator with easy operation and long service life

Expert rating:

95

/ 100

The built-in model will delight you with its gentle food storage. The drip system provides an optimal level of humidity for storing semi-finished products and greens. Built-in filters prevent the growth of bacteria.

The appliance features DirectCool technology, which contains a unique solenoid valve. Special sensors control the temperature, the minimum level is -24 o C.

Specifications:

  • Freezing capacity – 4.5 kg/day;
  • Annual energy consumption – 328 kWh;
  • Shelves material – glass;
  • Sound level – 35 dB;
  • Weight – 74 kg.

Moderate noise makes it possible to locate the unit close to nurseries and bedrooms. The designers provided for the correct height of the device intended for installation. The device will warn the owners with a sound signal if the temperature exceeds the permissible limit, the door remains loosely closed, and the power supply is turned off.

Benefits

  • Super freeze/super cool functions
  • Temperature display
  • Acoustic alarm for device
  • Metal bottle holder
  • 19 hour cold keep

Disadvantages

  • Occasional condensation

#3

Whirlpool WQ9 E1L

Most functional

Side-by-side 3-chamber scale model with 4 doors

Expert rating:

94

/ 100

On 6 shelves of the freezer you can place a year’s supply of fresh country blanks. There is no need to defrost the device, since it has Full No Frost cooling. Conveniently turn on and off the modes of super-freezing, super-cooling.

Minimum temperature -24 to C provided by inverter compressor. The cold will last up to 14 hours during a power outage. The universal climatic version T, SN, ST, N does not give a chance to the company-certified craftsmen to refuse warranty repairs due to non-compliance with operational requirements.

Specifications:

  • Freezing capacity – 10 kg/day;
  • Annual energy consumption – 485 kWh;
  • Shelves material – glass;
  • Sound level – 37 dB;
  • Weight – 118 kg.

Large refrigerator with hinged doors requires a lot of space. Recommended for spacious kitchens in an apartment or townhouse, a large private house. In addition, it is difficult to carry it through the doorway, standard for urban high-rise buildings.

Benefits

  • Cooling Full No Frost
  • Informative display
  • Silent operation
  • Use of quality components
  • Well-thought-out interior space

Disadvantages

  • No ice mold

What to consider when choosing a refrigerator

In the range of products with the Whirlpool logo, a suitable refrigerator can be found without any problems. The main task is to choose the device exactly for your needs without overpaying for unnecessary functionality.

Let’s take a look at the technical data and other characteristics of household appliances that are important in choosing the best option to purchase.

#1. Usable volume and dimensions

Whirlpool refrigeration units’ chamber arrangements make it easy to find a position that suits you. All models have separate doors for each compartment.

Almost all the doors of the two-chamber units are easily reversible, so you can put the refrigerator literally anywhere.

The height of the machine is adapted to the height of the owners. It is especially important to consider the interests of the shortest adult. After all, bending down is still not as difficult as reaching out every time for the right semi-finished product

The most spacious units are designed for a large patriarchal family. For people living alone, on the contrary, they produce devices with a small capacity. But everything is not so clear even for extreme dimensions, not to mention medium-sized refrigerators.

When choosing, it is important to consider:

  1. Kitchen area . If you have less than 10 m 2 kitchen space, you have to save on the size of the refrigerator body. The optimal width and depth will be no more than 60 × 60 cm. It is difficult to imagine a hinged multi-door design in a city apartment in general; this is a solution for country mansions and cafes with restaurants.
  2. Number of family members . For a universal calculation of the internal volume, it is customary to use the following formula – 120 liters per person plus 50-100 for each subsequent one. Adding volume takes into account age, appetite and the frequency of home meals.
  3. Food traditions . Summer residents, busy people who stock up on food for the future and for a long time, should focus on the volume of the freezer. Fans of a healthy lifestyle, supporters of dietary nutrition should take a closer look at the model with a convenient set of containers for vegetables, berries, and fruits.

Adherents of a healthy diet should also pay attention to the size of the freshness zone, where it is planned to store chilled meat and fish for 2-3 days.

The dimensions of Whirlpool appliances built into furniture modules correspond to the average dimensions of kitchen sets. With the installation of equipment for embedding this brand, there are usually no problems. In terms of capacity, they practically do not differ from traditional free-standing refrigerators.

The interior space of all models is perfectly organized. Retractable glass shelves and transparent containers perfectly zone each chamber.

#2. Storage technologies

The freezing capacity (kg/day) of a refrigerator is characterized by the weight of products, which will drop from room temperature to -18°C in a day. Accelerate cooling while maintaining the structure of the freshly loaded semi-finished products of the Super Freeze and Super Cool functions.

In models with two cooling circuits, each circuit operates independently. Perishable products are cooled separately in the refrigerator and long-term storage blanks placed in the freezer. The technology assumes the presence in the design of two independent evaporators and fans in blocks with NoFrost 9 cooling0003

The 6th Sense mode (translated from English as 6th sense) operates on the basis of very sensitive sensors. Sensors record deviations from the temperature background and humidity level set by the owner. They give a command to the cooling system of the unit, which, without the participation of the owner, selects the optimal mode.

This solution helps neutralize the impact of freshly loaded food on items already in the refrigerator. The owner does not need to manually change the settings. All adjustments are made automatically.

A less advanced drip cooling system is still used in the production of Whirlpool models. Most drip refrigerators belong to the built-in group. Free-standing models that require manual defrosting are preferred by lovers of products with natural moisture.

#3. Type of control

The models presented in the rating have simple controls. They do not have complex switching circuits, all settings are intuitive on a subconscious level.

Two types of mode control are mainly used:

  • electronic;
  • electromechanical.

These types differ in the principle of temperature control. However, the electronic “stuffing” is more convenient to use. Only with it is a display mounted, which clearly demonstrates the temperature level inside the refrigerator, and other parameters.

In case of frequent power surges in your electrical network, it is better to connect the unit through a stabilizer. Electronics sensitive to voltage drops can simply fail long before the end of the manufacturer’s warranty period

Sound and light indication system in different models has a specific set.

Some refrigerators do not have it at all. Therefore, think about whether you need this convenience, and in what form you would like to receive it. The maximum set signals a door open for a long time, an increase in temperature and a loss of mains voltage.

#4. Antibacterial protection

Antibacterial air filtration helps to preserve the taste and pleasant appearance of the products. With it, the air cooled by the unit is driven through a device that captures harmful flora and fauna. At the outlet of the filter, the cold stream is absolutely sterile.

Another step in the fight for a healthy environment is the antibacterial interior coating. The antiseptic shell applied to the surface prevents the spread of pathogens, the resettlement of mold fungi.

The manufacturer is attentive to the achievements of science in the field of ecology. Every new refrigerator contains the latest developments to ensure optimal storage conditions

#5. Noise level

The presence of noise and vibration in the presented models is not a big problem. Their level is in a comfortable range for hearing. Buy models with a parameter below 40 dB if you plan to place the refrigerator near the resting place.

#6. Resource consumption

The company’s engineers carefully develop and implement not only the latest technologies. They are concerned with both ease of use and the practicality of the product they bring to market. The prevailing number of refrigerators produced by the Virpul manufacturer are characterized by economical energy consumption.

According to the results of testing carried out according to international protocols and standards, most models are assigned classes A, A + … A +++. The more pluses follow the letter, the more economical the consumption of electricity.

Note that the more economical the unit, the higher its cost – think about what is more reasonable to save on.

#7. Quality and practicality of the unit

The following points confirm the high-quality assembly of devices:

  • good degree of illumination;
  • tight porch of doors;
  • easy movement of drawers.

Adaptation to domestic operating conditions is demonstrated by the duration of cold storage. After all, interruptions in the supply of electricity in our country and in the CIS countries are not uncommon. This should not be forgotten, especially if the device is purchased for a house in a rural area.

The duration of cold storage characterizes the maximum interval in hours. During this period, nothing threatens the products in the event of an emergency shutdown. They will not defrost and will not deteriorate.

If for urban housing this characteristic may not exceed several hours, then for remote settlements it is desirable that the period be from 12 hours or more.

Refrigerators from Whirlpool do not have any extra external details and decorations. Laconic design allows you to organically combine the device with other kitchen appliances and furniture sets

Whirlpool devices are distinguished by the quality of assembly, as well as the use of reliable materials, parts and assemblies in the production. Models are produced with a matte and glossy surface of the body.

By following the instruction manual and taking good care of your refrigerator, you will prolong its life by many years.

Conclusions on the topic

The secret of Whirlpool’s success lies in the flexibility of the designers to meet the different needs of customers. The huge demand for devices for many decades is explained by the ability to find any combination of the volume and location of chambers, cooling and freezing modes of food.

Do you still have questions about choosing a Whirlpool refrigeration unit? You can ask them using the comment box below. Share your purchase experience and your observations if you have already purchased a refrigerator from our rating of dozens of top models.

Budget

1

Whirlpool BSNF 8101

2

Whirlpool ART 6600

3

Whi rlpool BLF 9121

Medium

1

Whirlpool BSNF 9752

2

Whirlpool ART 9811

3

Whirlpool WTNF 923

4

9000 2 Whirlpool T TNF 8211

High end

1

Whirlpool B TNF 5011

2

Whirlpool SP40 801

3

Whirlpool WQ9 E1L

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