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Should You Buy a Whirlpool Hob?

Matthew
Updated 28 May 2020
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should you buy a Whirlpool Hob?

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 4,900 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 mid-range and popular hobs. Their hobs start at $278 for the AKM609 which has 4zone(s) burner / cooking zone, is a ceramic hob and an integrated hob and go up to $917 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 $495.

Whirlpool are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range 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%
672 reviews
#2
AEG
Germany
94%
94%
350 reviews
#3
Germany
91%
91%
487 reviews
#4
United States
88%
88%
49 reviews
#5
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
87%
87%
256 reviews
#6
Italy
82%
82%
88 reviews
#7
Cookology
81%
81%
136 reviews
#8
Germany
80%
80%
0 reviews
#9
CDA
United Kingdom
80%
80%
31 reviews
#10
South Korea
77%
77%
176 reviews
#11
Germany
76%
76%
14 reviews
#12
Slovenia
76%
76%
6 reviews
#13
United States
74%
74%
262 reviews
#14
Italy
74%
74%
116 reviews
#15
Brentwood
74%
74%
1 review
#16
Sweden
72%
72%
2 reviews
#17
Constructa
68%
68%
0 reviews
#18
68%
68%
1 review
#19
Turkey
68%
68%
314 reviews
#20
Blomberg
68%
68%
1 review
#21
Italy
67%
67%
41 reviews
#22
Cuisinart
62%
62%
0 reviews
#23
Klarstein
62%
62%
0 reviews
#24
Zanker
61%
61%
0 reviews
#25
Tefal
France
58%
58%
0 reviews
#26
Orbegozo
58%
58%
0 reviews
#27
Gaggenau
56%
56%
1 review
#28
Bauknecht
Germany
56%
56%
0 reviews
#29
JATA
56%
56%
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 $495, Whirlpool hobs tend to be cheaper 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, Flexi-Space and 6th Sense Technology which sets them apart from the competition.

There's a smaller selection of Whirlpool hobs available compared to other hob brands, with only 10 Whirlpool hobs currently on the market in the US.

No. Of Hobs
Average Price
$497
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,699
Price Distribution of All Hobs
No. Of Hobs
Average Price
$495
$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.

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 received by 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 4,100 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 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, Flexi-Space and 6th Sense Technology.

Whirlpool Gas On Glass

Whirlpool hobs that feature Gas On Glass include the Whirlpool GOW6423NB ($413) and the Whirlpool POW75D2NB ($716).

Whirlpool Flexi-Space

Whirlpool hobs that feature Flexi-Space include the Whirlpool ACM868BAIXL ($502).

Whirlpool 6th Sense Technology

Whirlpool hobs that feature 6th Sense Technology include the Whirlpool ACM868BAIXL ($502).

Whirlpool Extendable Cooking Zone

Whirlpool hobs that feature extendable cooking zone include the Whirlpool ACM868BAIXL ($502).

What is the Best Mid-Range Whirlpool Hob?

Whirlpool ACM813BA

$500.49
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Whirlpool ACM813BA
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Whirlpool ACM813BA
4
BURNERS /
COOKING ZONES
7,200W
POWER

A great mid range choice, priced at $500.49 is the Whirlpool ACM813BA, which has a Kagoo Score of 76.

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

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

80
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the ACM813BA in the US is $500.49 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Whirlpool Hob?

Whirlpool ACM822NE

$398.31
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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 $398.31 and with a Kagoo Score of 81 the Whirlpool ACM822NE makes a great budget choice.

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

A classic and cheap induction 4 burner / cooking zone hob, with a very good spec. Owners report that it heats quickly, it's really easy to use and well designed.

96
Reviews
9 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Whirlpool ACM822NE has brilliant 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 $398.31 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 Flexi-Space
Whirlpool 6th Sense Technology
Whirlpool Extendable Cooking Zone
What is the Best Mid-Range Whirlpool Hob?
What is the Best Budget Choice Whirlpool Hob?

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