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Should You Buy a Whirlpool Hob?

Updated 28 August 2019 by Matthew
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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 Hobs.

If you are wondering how Whirlpool hobs compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 4,800 hobs by objectively and impartially analysing over 4,200 user and expert reviews and 8 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Whirlpool are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular hobs. Their hobs start at $158 for the AKM 332 which has 4zone(s) burner / cooking zone, is a sealed plate hob and a built-in hob and go up to $982 for the SMP 778 which has 8zone(s) burner / cooking zone, is an induction hob and an integrated hob. The average price of a new Whirlpool hob is $471.

Whirlpool are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular hobs.

Is Whirlpool the Best Hob Brand?

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

Whirlpool is ranked the No. 5 best hob brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Whirlpool is the 5th best hob brand out there.

#1
Germany
95%
95%
671 reviews
#2
AEG
Germany
91%
91%
350 reviews
#3
Germany
88%
88%
487 reviews
#4
Cookology
82%
82%
136 reviews
#5
United States
81%
81%
49 reviews
#6
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
81%
81%
256 reviews
#7
Italy
81%
81%
88 reviews
#8
Italy
78%
78%
115 reviews
#9
South Korea
77%
77%
176 reviews
#10
CDA
United Kingdom
75%
75%
31 reviews
#11
Germany
74%
74%
0 reviews
#12
Brentwood
72%
72%
1 review
#13
Slovenia
70%
70%
6 reviews
#14
United States
70%
70%
356 reviews
#15
Turkey
69%
69%
313 reviews
#16
Sweden
67%
67%
2 reviews
#17
Italy
65%
65%
39 reviews
#18
65%
65%
1 review
#19
65%
65%
91 reviews
#20
United Kingdom
64%
64%
223 reviews
#21
Blomberg
64%
64%
1 review
#22
United States
64%
64%
56 reviews
#23
Cuisinart
63%
63%
0 reviews
#24
Germany
63%
63%
53 reviews
#25
SIA
62%
62%
7 reviews
#26
62%
62%
0 reviews
#27
Sharp
Japan
59%
59%
1 review
#28
Zanker
59%
59%
0 reviews
#29
Swan
59%
59%
0 reviews
#30
Klarstein
57%
57%
0 reviews
#31
Campingaz
55%
55%
0 reviews
#32
Ariete
55%
55%
0 reviews
#33
Simfer
55%
55%
0 reviews
#34
Tefal
France
55%
55%
0 reviews
#35
JATA
54%
54%
0 reviews
#36
Essentials
United Kingdom
53%
53%
0 reviews
#37
Bauknecht
Germany
52%
52%
0 reviews
#38
Asko
52%
52%
0 reviews

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

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All hob Brands
Whirlpool Hobs

At an average purchase price of $471, Whirlpool hobs tend to be more expensive than most other hob brands. Whirlpool also have better reviews than the typical hob brand, with the average rating of a Whirlpool hob being 78%.

The average review score for a Whirlpool hob is 78%.

Whirlpool have a number of great features including Gas On Glass, 6th Sense Technology and Flexi-Space which sets them apart from the competition.

There's a smaller selection of Whirlpool hobs available compared to other hob brands, with only 11 Whirlpool hobs currently on the market in the US.

No. Of Hobs
Average Price
$274
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,999
Price Distribution of All Hobs
No. Of Hobs
Average Price
$471
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,049
Price Distribution of Whirlpool Hobs

What Do the Whirlpool Hob Reviews Say?

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

Whirlpool logo

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

5 stars
31
4 stars
7
3 stars
5
2 stars
0
1 star
4

Over 100% of expert reviews and 81% of user reviews for Whirlpool hobs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 100% and 90% respectively across all Hob brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Whirlpool hobs by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other hob brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Neff Bosch Whirlpool Beko Hisense
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
85%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
73%
2 reviews
86%
1 review
Average
86%
4 reviews
93%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
90%
1 review

How Many Industry Awards Have Whirlpool Hobs Received?

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

Number of Awards Neff Bosch Whirlpool Beko Hisense
Which? logo
2
2
Total
2
2

How Reliable Are Whirlpool Hobs?

We checked over 4,200 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Whirlpool hobs. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Whirlpool hob owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

100% of reviewers think Whirlpool hobs are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

The thing I like the best is built in child lock - I have kids at home
Tesco.com

Features to Look Out For On Whirlpool Hobs

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Whirlpool hobs that set them apart from the competition. These include Gas On Glass, 6th Sense Technology and Flexi-Space.

Whirlpool Gas On Glass

Whirlpool hobs that feature Gas On Glass include the Whirlpool GOW6423NB ($436) and the Whirlpool POW75D2NB ($723).

Whirlpool 6th Sense Technology

Whirlpool hobs that feature 6th Sense Technology include the Whirlpool ACM868BAIXL ($511).

Whirlpool Flexi-Space

Whirlpool hobs that feature Flexi-Space include the Whirlpool ACM868BAIXL ($511).

Whirlpool SmartSense Cooking

Whirlpool hobs that feature SmartSense Cooking include the Whirlpool SMP 778 ($993).

What is the Best High End Whirlpool Hob?

Whirlpool ACM813BA

$518.31
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Whirlpool ACM813BA
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Whirlpool ACM813BA
4
BURNERS /
COOKING ZONES
7,200W
POWER

If you're looking for a high end Whirlpool hob then the Whirlpool ACM813BA takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 78, but is a bit more expensive at $518.31.

Features We Love:
Induction
Residual heat indicator
Child lock
Wok burner
Electronic ignition

A cheap and fully featured induction 4 burner / cooking zone hob.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the ACM813BA in the US is $518.31 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Whirlpool Hob?
Is Whirlpool the Best Hob Brand?
What Do the Whirlpool Hob Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Whirlpool Hobs Received?
How Reliable Are Whirlpool Hobs?
Features to Look Out For On Whirlpool Hobs
Whirlpool Gas On Glass
Whirlpool 6th Sense Technology
Whirlpool Flexi-Space
Whirlpool SmartSense Cooking
What is the Best High End Whirlpool Hob?

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