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Should You Buy a Whirlpool Hob?

Updated 03 January 2020 by Matthew
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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 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 4,100 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 $167 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 $1,038 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 $499.

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. 4 best hob brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Whirlpool is the 4th best hob brand out there.

#1
Germany
95%
95%
671 reviews
#2
AEG
Germany
93%
93%
350 reviews
#3
Germany
88%
88%
487 reviews
#4
United States
85%
85%
49 reviews
#5
Italy
83%
83%
88 reviews
#6
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
83%
83%
256 reviews
#7
Cookology
82%
82%
136 reviews
#8
South Korea
78%
78%
176 reviews
#9
CDA
United Kingdom
76%
76%
31 reviews
#10
Germany
75%
75%
0 reviews
#11
Germany
75%
75%
14 reviews
#12
Brentwood
74%
74%
1 review
#13
Slovenia
71%
71%
6 reviews
#14
United States
71%
71%
264 reviews
#15
Italy
71%
71%
115 reviews
#16
Constructa
66%
66%
0 reviews
#17
65%
65%
1 review
#18
Turkey
65%
65%
313 reviews
#19
United Kingdom
65%
65%
223 reviews
#20
Blomberg
65%
65%
1 review
#21
Italy
65%
65%
40 reviews
#22
United States
65%
65%
56 reviews
#23
Cuisinart
63%
63%
0 reviews
#24
SIA
62%
62%
7 reviews
#25
Sweden
62%
62%
2 reviews
#26
Zanker
59%
59%
0 reviews
#27
Klarstein
58%
58%
0 reviews
#28
Simfer
56%
56%
0 reviews
#29
Tefal
France
55%
55%
0 reviews
#30
Orbegozo
54%
54%
0 reviews
#31
JATA
53%
53%
0 reviews
#32
Cooke & Lewis
53%
53%
0 reviews
#33
Bauknecht
Germany
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 $499, 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 77%.

The average review score for a Whirlpool hob is 77%.

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
$447
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,799
Price Distribution of All Hobs
No. Of Hobs
Average Price
$499
$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 91% 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 AEG Blomberg
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
73%
2 reviews
86%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
85%
2 reviews
Average
86%
4 reviews
93%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
100%
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 AEG Blomberg
Which? logo
2
2
1
1
Total
2
2
1
1

How Reliable Are Whirlpool Hobs?

We checked over 4,100 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

Excellent Build Quality
ao.com
The function I like the best is the built in child lock
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 ($458) and the Whirlpool POW75D2NB ($760).

Whirlpool 6th Sense Technology

Whirlpool hobs that feature 6th Sense Technology include the Whirlpool ACM868BAIXL ($537).

Whirlpool Flexi-Space

Whirlpool hobs that feature Flexi-Space include the Whirlpool ACM868BAIXL ($537).

Whirlpool SmartSense Cooking

Whirlpool hobs that feature SmartSense Cooking include the Whirlpool SMP 778 ($1,043).

What is the Best Mid-Range Whirlpool Hob?

Whirlpool ACM868BAIXL

$536.59
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Whirlpool ACM868BAIXL
4
BURNERS /
COOKING ZONES
2,400W
POWER
BUILT-
IN
9
POWER LEVELS
A+

A great mid range choice, priced at $536.59 is the Whirlpool ACM868BAIXL, which has a Kagoo Score of 77.

Features We Love:
6th Sense Technology
Flexi-Space
Extendable cooking zone
Induction
Built-in display

A positively reviewed and fully featured induction 4 burner / cooking zone hob, with a fair price.

86
Reviews
1 Review
81
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Whirlpool ACM868BAIXL has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the ACM868BAIXL in the US is $536.59 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Whirlpool Hob?

Whirlpool ACM822NE

$415.56
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Whirlpool ACM822NE
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Whirlpool ACM822NE
4
BURNERS /
COOKING ZONES
6,500W
POWER
9
POWER LEVELS
A+

At only $415.56 and with a Kagoo Score of 85 the Whirlpool ACM822NE makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Induction
Residual heat indicator
Wok burner
Child lock
Automatic shut off system

A fully featured and classic induction 4 burner / cooking zone hob, with a reasonable price. Multiple reviews mentioned that it heats quickly, it's really easy to use and well designed.

96
Reviews
9 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Whirlpool ACM822NE has exceptional user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this hob to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the ACM822NE in the US is $415.56 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 Mid-Range Whirlpool Hob?
What is the Best Budget Choice Whirlpool Hob?

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