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Should You Buy a Whirlpool Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 01 November 2020
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should you buy a Whirlpool Microwave?

Whirlpool is one of the most popular microwave brands as well as being well known for its washing machines, dishwashers and washer dryers. The company behind Whirlpool also manufacturers Indesit, Bauknecht and Hotpoint Microwaves.

We've collated all the key information on Whirlpool microwaves in this handy guide. We've analysed over 17,000 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,800 microwaves to impartially compare each microwave brand.

The average price of a new Whirlpool microwave is $242.

Is Whirlpool the Best Microwave Brand?

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

Whirlpool is ranked the No. 12 best microwave brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Whirlpool is the 12th best microwave brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
4,619 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
93%
93%
948 reviews
#3
Japan
89%
89%
218 reviews
#4
Germany
87%
87%
276 reviews
#5
Swan
82%
82%
1,272 reviews
#6
South Korea
81%
81%
1,895 reviews
#7
Igenix
79%
79%
186 reviews
#8
Japan
79%
79%
765 reviews
#9
South Korea
77%
77%
195 reviews
#10
Avanti
75%
75%
1 review
#11
Tower
73%
73%
82 reviews
#12
United States
72%
72%
80 reviews
#13
Miele
Germany
70%
70%
19 reviews
#14
Italy
67%
67%
22 reviews
#15
Italy
66%
66%
7 reviews
#16
Germany
63%
63%
19 reviews
#17
LG
South Korea
63%
63%
5 reviews
#18
Danby
62%
62%
0 reviews
#19
RCA
62%
62%
0 reviews
#20
Medion
59%
59%
2 reviews
#21
Emerson Radio
58%
58%
0 reviews
#22
AEG
Germany
58%
58%
47 reviews
#23
Haier
China
54%
54%
0 reviews
#24
54%
54%
171 reviews
#25
Fersay
54%
54%
0 reviews
#26
Brentwood
53%
53%
0 reviews
#27
Gastroback
52%
52%
0 reviews

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

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All microwave Brands
Whirlpool Microwaves

Whirlpool have better reviews than the typical microwave brand, with the average rating of a Whirlpool microwave being 87%. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Whirlpool microwave is $41 (based on a person typically using a microwave for 30 minutes per day), which makes them more efficient than most other microwave brands.

The average review score for a Whirlpool microwave is 87%.

There's a smaller selection of Whirlpool microwaves available compared to other microwave brands, with only 2 Whirlpool microwaves currently on the market in the US. Whirlpool microwaves also tend to be more expensive than most other microwave brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$231
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,749
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$242
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,649
Price Distribution of Whirlpool Microwaves

What Do the Whirlpool Microwave Reviews Say?

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

Whirlpool logo

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

5 stars
53
4 stars
18
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
5
Whirlpool has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its microwaves than most other brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 91% of user reviews for Whirlpool microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 87% and 85% respectively across all Microwave brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Whirlpool microwaves by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other microwave brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Beko Russell Hobbs Panasonic Hotpoint Swan Whirlpool
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
69%
4 reviews
71%
4 reviews
77%
1 review
78%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
90%
1 review
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
smartson.se logo
100%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
90%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
83%
6 reviews
80%
6 reviews
82%
3 reviews
69%
3 reviews
76%
3 reviews
100%
1 review

How Many Industry Awards Have Whirlpool Microwaves Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a Whirlpool microwave. The table below compares the number of awards received by Whirlpool to other popular microwave brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Whirlpool has won 1 award for its microwaves.

Compare all award winning microwaves

Number of Awards Beko Russell Hobbs Panasonic Hotpoint Swan Whirlpool
Which? logo
1
1
smartson.se logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
1
1
2
1
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