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Should You Buy a Whirlpool Fridge?

Updated 07 November 2019 by Matthew
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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 5 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 $723 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 $766 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 $746.

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. 3 best fridge brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Whirlpool is the 3rd best fridge brand out there.

#1
Avanti
95%
95%
29 reviews
#2
AEG
Germany
84%
84%
266 reviews
#3
United States
84%
84%
2 reviews
#4
Germany
84%
84%
233 reviews
#5
Fridgemaster
82%
82%
1,649 reviews
#6
LEC
82%
82%
315 reviews
#7
Magic Chef
73%
73%
12 reviews
#8
Igenix
70%
70%
78 reviews
#9
Switzerland
70%
70%
115 reviews
#10
Galanz
69%
69%
0 reviews
#11
Slovenia
68%
68%
42 reviews
#12
Turkey
68%
68%
1,509 reviews
#13
Italy
67%
67%
189 reviews
#14
CDA
United Kingdom
67%
67%
11 reviews
#15
Statesman
61%
61%
0 reviews
#16
Haier
China
57%
57%
0 reviews
#17
Thermador
54%
54%
0 reviews
#18
Monogram
54%
54%
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 $746, 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 US.

No. Of Fridges
Average Price
$607
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $6,999
Price Distribution of All Fridges
No. Of Fridges
Average Price
$746
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $14,399
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 92% 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 Samsung
Which? logo
2
1
1
Total
2
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 ($727) and the Whirlpool ARG18083A ($771).

What is the Best High End Whirlpool Fridge?

Whirlpool ARG18083A

$770.51
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Whirlpool ARG18083A
318L
CAPACITY
34dB
NOISE LEVEL
6
SHELVES /
BASKETS
BUILT-
IN
$240
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 $770.51.

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

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

84
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Value for Money
Good
88
Running Costs
$240 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 $770.51 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Whirlpool Fridge?

Whirlpool SW8AM2

$727.38
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Whirlpool SW8AM2
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Whirlpool SW8AM2
363L
CAPACITY
38dB
NOISE LEVEL
6
SHELVES /
BASKETS
2
FRUIT / VEG
DRAWERS
$238
OVER 10 YEARS
A++

At only $727.38 and with a Kagoo Score of 81 the Whirlpool SW8AM2 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
6th Sense Technology
Big fridge capacity (363L - 20 bags of shopping)
Six shelves / baskets
Door open alarm
Air filter

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

84
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Value for Money
Good
89
Running Costs
$240 Over 10 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the SW8AM2 in the US is $727.38 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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