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Should You Buy a Whirlpool Fridge?

Matthew
Updated 23 May 2020
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should you buy a Whirlpool Fridge?

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

If you are thinking about buying a Whirlpool fridge then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of fridge brands is compiled by analysing over 11,000 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,600 fridges.

Whirlpool are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular fridges. Their fridges start at $416 for the ARG 146 which has a height of 815mm, a fridge net capacity of 146L and is a freestanding fridge and go up to $726 for the SW8AM2 which has a height of 1,875mm, a fridge net capacity of 363L and is a freestanding fridge. The average price of a new Whirlpool fridge is $584.

Whirlpool are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular fridges.

Is Whirlpool the Best Fridge Brand?

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

Whirlpool is ranked the No. 2 best fridge brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Whirlpool is the 2nd best fridge brand out there.

#1
Avanti
95%
95%
29 reviews
#2
United States
92%
92%
2 reviews
#3
AEG
Germany
84%
84%
267 reviews
#4
Igenix
79%
79%
78 reviews
#5
Magic Chef
70%
70%
12 reviews
#6
Slovenia
67%
67%
43 reviews
#7
Haier
China
57%
57%
0 reviews
#8
Galanz
57%
57%
0 reviews
#9
Frigidaire
55%
55%
0 reviews

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

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All fridge Brands
Whirlpool Fridges

There's a wide selection of Whirlpool fridges available compared to other fridge brands, with 3 Whirlpool fridges currently on the market in the US. At an average purchase price of $584, Whirlpool fridges also tend to be more expensive than most other fridge brands.

The average review score for a Whirlpool fridge is 89%.

Whirlpool have better reviews than the typical fridge brand, with the average rating of a Whirlpool fridge being 89%. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Whirlpool fridge is $34 (based on a person typically using a fridge for 24 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other fridge brands.

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 Fridges
Average Price
$395
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,549
Price Distribution of All Fridges
No. Of Fridges
Average Price
$584
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,449
Price Distribution of Whirlpool Fridges

What Do the Whirlpool Fridge Reviews Say?

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

5 stars
2
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Whirlpool has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its fridges than most other brands.

Over 100% of user reviews for Whirlpool fridges are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% across all fridge brands.

How Many Industry Awards Have Whirlpool Fridges Received?

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

Number of Awards Bosch Neff Samsung Hotpoint
Which? logo
2
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
2
1
1
1

Features to Look Out For On Whirlpool Fridges

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

Whirlpool 6th Sense Technology

Whirlpool fridges that feature 6th Sense Technology include the Whirlpool SW8AM2 ($717) and the Whirlpool ARG18083A ($716).

What is the Best High End Whirlpool Fridge?

Whirlpool ARG18083A

$715.97
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Whirlpool ARG18083A
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Whirlpool ARG18083A
318L
CAPACITY
34dB
NOISE LEVEL
2
FRUIT / VEG
DRAWERS
6
SHELVES /
BASKETS
$227
OVER 10 YEARS
A+

If you're looking for a high end Whirlpool fridge then the Whirlpool ARG18083A takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 80, but is a bit more expensive at $715.97.

Features We Love:
6th Sense Technology
Big fridge capacity (318L - 17 bags of shopping)
Quieter than average noise level (34dB)
Two fruit / veg drawers
Six shelves / baskets

A classic and very economical to run integrated refrigerator, with a good price and a very good spec.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Value for Money
Good
88
Running Costs
$230 Over 10 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Whirlpool ARG18083A has excellent user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the ARG18083A in the US is $715.97 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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