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Should You Buy a Whirlpool Fridge Freezer?

Matthew
Updated 18 August 2020
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should you buy a Whirlpool Fridge Freezer?

Whirlpool is well known for its washing machines, dishwashers, microwaves and washer dryers. The company behind Whirlpool also manufacturers Indesit, Maytag, Bauknecht, Hotpoint-Ariston and Hotpoint Fridge Freezers.

If you are thinking about buying a Whirlpool fridge freezer then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of fridge freezer brands is compiled by analysing over 34,000 user and expert reviews and 30+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 13,000 fridge freezers.

The average price of a new Whirlpool fridge freezer is $568.

Is Whirlpool the Best Fridge Freezer Brand?

So are Whirlpool fridge freezers any good? We give every fridge freezer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all fridge freezers we are able to impartially rank all the fridge freezer brands.

Whirlpool is ranked the No. 11 best fridge freezer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Whirlpool is the 11th best fridge freezer brand out there.

#1
AEG
Germany
95%
95%
111 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
94%
94%
57 reviews
#3
Germany
93%
93%
1,322 reviews
#4
Germany
92%
92%
293 reviews
#5
Germany
90%
90%
179 reviews
#6
South Korea
89%
89%
2,110 reviews
#7
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
83%
83%
369 reviews
#8
China
80%
80%
165 reviews
#9
Italy
77%
77%
299 reviews
#10
Switzerland
74%
74%
190 reviews
#11
United States
72%
72%
58 reviews
#12
New Zealand
71%
71%
92 reviews
#13
Poland
67%
67%
6 reviews
#14
Italy
66%
66%
184 reviews
#15
Grundig
Germany
65%
65%
476 reviews
#16
Westinghouse
61%
61%
0 reviews
#17
Gaggenau
56%
56%
0 reviews
#18
KitchenAid
55%
55%
0 reviews
#19
GE
United States
54%
54%
0 reviews
#20
Monogram
54%
54%
0 reviews
#21
Viking
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Whirlpool fridge freezers compare to the other fridge freezer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All fridge freezer Brands
Whirlpool Fridge Freezers

At an average purchase price of $568, Whirlpool fridge freezers tend to be cheaper than most other fridge freezer brands. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Whirlpool fridge freezer is $83 (based on a person typically using a fridge freezer for 24 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other fridge freezer brands.

The average review score for a Whirlpool fridge freezer is 73%.

There's a smaller selection of Whirlpool fridge freezers available compared to other fridge freezer brands, with only 2 Whirlpool fridge freezers currently on the market in the US. Whirlpool also have worse reviews than the typical fridge freezer brand, with the average rating of a Whirlpool fridge freezer being 73%.

Whilst Whirlpool have a number of interesting features including 6th Sense Technology, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

No. Of Fridge Freezers
Average Price
$925
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $6,499
Price Distribution of All Fridge Freezers
No. Of Fridge Freezers
Average Price
$568
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $8,099
Price Distribution of Whirlpool Fridge Freezers

What Do the Whirlpool Fridge Freezer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Whirlpool fridge freezer to work out the average distribution of reviews for Whirlpool and then compared this to the other fridge freezer brands.

Whirlpool logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
0
4 stars
2
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Whirlpool logo

User Reviews

5 stars
22
4 stars
25
3 stars
1
2 stars
4
1 star
3
Whirlpool has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its fridge freezers than most other brands.

Over 67% of expert reviews and 85% of user reviews for Whirlpool fridge freezers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 90% respectively across all Fridge Freezer brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Whirlpool fridge freezers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other fridge freezer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Samsung Hisense LG Bosch Grundig Whirlpool
Which? logo
100%
10 reviews
100%
1 review
100%
4 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
3 reviews
87%
6 reviews
93%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
84%
1 review
63%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
78%
1 review
74%
1 review
agdmaniak.pl logo
90%
1 review
CNET.com logo
60%
1 review
gadgetshow.channel5.com logo
80%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
80%
1 review
smarthomemagazine.nl logo
80%
1 review
Average
87%
15 reviews
85%
7 reviews
89%
6 reviews
90%
5 reviews
78%
3 reviews
68%
3 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Whirlpool Fridge Freezers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Whirlpool fridge freezers. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular fridge freezer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning fridge freezers

Number of Awards Samsung Hisense LG Bosch Grundig Whirlpool
Which? logo
10
1
4
Trusted Reviews logo
1
2
2
1
reviewed.com logo
1
Total
12
2
3
4
1

How Reliable Are Whirlpool Fridge Freezers?

We checked over 34,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Whirlpool fridge freezers. 88% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Whirlpool fridge freezer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

88% of reviewers think Whirlpool fridge freezers are reliable.

So, most people think that Whirlpool fridge freezers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Whirlpool fridge freezers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

if you don't mind the rather plasticky handles then the Whirlpool BSNF 9152 OX delivers solid performance
Trusted Reviews
Excellent Build Quality
ao.com
only downside to the freezer Is the top drawer has a built in section for ice cubes
Tesco.com

NOT RELIABLE

i do not like to do this as i hate the thought of milk leaking in my lovely new fridge freezer
Tesco.com

Features to Look Out For On Whirlpool Fridge Freezers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Whirlpool fridge freezers that set them apart from the competition. These include 6th Sense Technology.

Whirlpool 6th Sense Technology

Whirlpool fridge freezers that feature 6th Sense Technology include the Whirlpool ART201 ($673).

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