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Should You Buy a Whirlpool Fridge?

Updated 23 July 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Whirlpool Fridge?

Whirlpool is well known for it's 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 3 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 $688 for the SW8AM2 which has a height of 1,875mm, a fridge net capacity of 363L and is a freestanding fridge and go up to $727 for the Arg18083 which has a height of 1,771mm, a fridge net capacity of 318L and is a built-in fridge. The average price of a new Whirlpool fridge is $705.

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. 8 best fridge brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Whirlpool is the 8th best fridge brand out there.

#1
AEG
Germany
95%
95%
266 reviews
#2
Italy
88%
88%
185 reviews
#3
Germany
83%
83%
233 reviews
#4
Avanti
78%
78%
29 reviews
#5
Magic Chef
78%
78%
12 reviews
#6
Fridgemaster
75%
75%
1,649 reviews
#7
Igenix
75%
75%
78 reviews
#8
United States
73%
73%
2 reviews
#9
LEC
73%
73%
383 reviews
#10
United States
72%
72%
765 reviews
#11
Germany
67%
67%
841 reviews
#12
Switzerland
67%
67%
115 reviews
#13
Slovenia
65%
65%
42 reviews
#14
Turkey
65%
65%
1,514 reviews
#15
CDA
United Kingdom
64%
64%
11 reviews
#16
Montpellier
63%
63%
47 reviews
#17
Galanz
61%
61%
0 reviews
#18
Germany
60%
60%
0 reviews
#19
Statesman
57%
57%
0 reviews
#20
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#21
Thermador
54%
54%
0 reviews
#22
Frigidaire
53%
53%
0 reviews
#23
Monogram
51%
51%
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

At an average purchase price of $705, Whirlpool fridges tend to be more expensive than most other fridge brands. Whirlpool also have better reviews than the typical fridge brand, with the average rating of a Whirlpool fridge being 89%.

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

Whirlpool have a number of great features including 6th Sense Technology which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Whirlpool fridge is $33 (based on a person typically using a fridge for 24 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other fridge brands.

There's a smaller selection of Whirlpool fridges available compared to other fridge brands, with only 2 Whirlpool fridges currently on the market in the United States.

No. Of Fridges
Average Price
$590
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $7,099
Price Distribution of All Fridges
No. Of Fridges
Average Price
$705
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $6,399
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 fridge brands.

Over 100% of user reviews for Whirlpool fridges are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 93% 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 given to the most popular fridge brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Number of Awards Bosch Neff
Which? logo
2
1
Total
2
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 ($686) and the Whirlpool ARG18083A ($727).

What is the Best Mid-Range Whirlpool Fridge?

Whirlpool ARG18083A

$726.76
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Whirlpool ARG18083A
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Whirlpool ARG18083A
318L
CAPACITY
34dB
NOISE LEVEL
7
SHELVES /
BASKETS
BUILT-
IN
$240
OVER 10 YEARS
A+

A great mid range choice, priced at $726.76 is the Whirlpool ARG18083A, which has a Kagoo Score of 79.

Features We Love:
6th Sense Technology
Big fridge capacity (318L - 17 bags of shopping)
Quieter than average noise level (34dB)
Seven shelves / baskets
Has a temperature alarm

A very economical to run and positively reviewed 318L capacity fridge, with a fair price and a very good spec.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Value for Money
Good
87
Running Costs
$240 Over 10 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Whirlpool ARG18083A has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

The cheapest price that we found for the ARG18083A in the United States is $726.76 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Whirlpool Fridge?

Whirlpool SW8AM2

$686.08
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Whirlpool SW8AM2
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Whirlpool SW8AM2
363L
CAPACITY
38dB
NOISE LEVEL
6
SHELVES /
BASKETS
2
FRUIT / VEG
DRAWERS
$237
OVER 10 YEARS
A++

If you're looking for a high end Whirlpool fridge then the Whirlpool SW8AM2 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 79, but is a bit more expensive at $686.08.

Features We Love:
6th Sense Technology
Big fridge capacity (363L - 20 bags of shopping)
Quieter than average noise level (38dB)
Two fruit / veg drawers
Six shelves / baskets

A very economical to run and huge fridge capacity freestanding refrigerator, with a reasonable price and a very good spec.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Value for Money
Good
88
Running Costs
$240 Over 10 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we found for the SW8AM2 in the United States is $686.08 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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