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Home Microwaves Should You Buy a Whirlpool Microwave?

Should You Buy a Whirlpool Microwave?

Updated 24 July 2019 by Matthew
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Whirlpool is one of the most popular microwave brands as well as being well known for it's 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 14,000 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,700 microwaves to impartially compare each microwave brand.

Whirlpool are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular microwaves. Their microwaves start at $119 for the WMH31017 which has an interior capacity of 48L, a microwave power of 1,000W and is an integrated microwave and go up to $473 for the AMW 730 which has an interior capacity of 31L, a microwave power of 1,000W and is a built-in microwave. The average price of a new Whirlpool microwave is $329.

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

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. 10 best microwave brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Whirlpool is the 10th best microwave brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
3,982 reviews
#2
Germany
93%
93%
275 reviews
#3
Magic Chef
92%
92%
72 reviews
#4
Avanti
87%
87%
1 review
#5
Japan
87%
87%
247 reviews
#6
Swan
87%
87%
1,228 reviews
#7
South Korea
85%
85%
1,728 reviews
#8
South Korea
81%
81%
197 reviews
#9
Japan
80%
80%
765 reviews
#10
United States
78%
78%
80 reviews
#11
Zanussi
Italy
77%
77%
22 reviews
#12
Beko
Turkey
75%
75%
261 reviews
#13
United States
72%
72%
349 reviews
#14
Akai
Japan
72%
72%
22 reviews
#15
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
47 reviews
#16
Germany
70%
70%
16 reviews
#17
CDA
United Kingdom
70%
70%
14 reviews
#18
Candy
Italy
67%
67%
2 reviews
#19
Breville
Australia
65%
65%
76 reviews
#20
Igenix
65%
65%
152 reviews
#21
Kenwood
United Kingdom
65%
65%
2,134 reviews
#22
Emerson Radio
64%
64%
0 reviews
#23
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
64%
64%
10 reviews
#24
Germany
64%
64%
48 reviews
#25
LG
South Korea
63%
63%
4 reviews
#26
RCA
63%
63%
0 reviews
#27
Tower
63%
63%
0 reviews
#28
Danby
63%
63%
0 reviews
#29
Orbegozo
60%
60%
0 reviews
#30
Montpellier
60%
60%
0 reviews
#31
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#32
54%
54%
0 reviews
#33
Caso
54%
54%
1 review

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 $40 (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 4 Whirlpool microwaves currently on the market in the United States. Whirlpool microwaves also tend to be more expensive than most other microwave brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

Whilst Whirlpool have a number of interesting features including 6th Sense Technology, 3D Wave Technology and Easy to Clean, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$137
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,199
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$329
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,499
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 microwave brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 91% of user reviews for Whirlpool microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 81% and 87% respectively across all Microwave brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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 Panasonic Beko Samsung Russell Hobbs Bauknecht Whirlpool
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
73%
3 reviews
63%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
95%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
93%
1 review
Chip.de logo
93%
1 review
dday.it logo
81%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
smartson.se logo
100%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
82%
7 reviews
84%
5 reviews
89%
3 reviews
66%
3 reviews
93%
2 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 given to 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 Panasonic Beko Samsung Russell Hobbs Bauknecht Whirlpool
Which? logo
1
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
2
smartson.se logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
4
1
1
1

How Reliable Are Whirlpool Microwaves?

We checked over 14,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Whirlpool microwaves. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Whirlpool microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

100% of reviewers think Whirlpool microwaves are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

Very heavy duty
Bestbuy.com

Features to Look Out For On Whirlpool Microwaves

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Whirlpool microwaves that set them apart from the competition. These include 6th Sense Technology, 3D Wave Technology and Easy to Clean.

Whirlpool 6th Sense Technology

Whirlpool microwaves that feature 6th Sense Technology include the Whirlpool AMW730IX ($472).

Whirlpool 3D Wave Technology

Whirlpool microwaves that feature 3D Wave Technology include the Whirlpool AMW423IX ($338), the Whirlpool AMW439IX ($387) and the Whirlpool AMW730IX ($472).

Whirlpool Easy to Clean

Whirlpool microwaves that are Easy to Clean include the Whirlpool AMW423IX ($338), the Whirlpool AMW439IX ($387) and the Whirlpool AMW730IX ($472).

What is the Best Mid-Range Whirlpool Microwave?

Whirlpool AMW730IX

$471.93
Crampton and Moore
Whirlpool AMW730IX
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Whirlpool AMW730IX
1,000W
31L
CAPACITY
8
POWER LEVELS
BUILT-
IN
$305
OVER 10 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $471.93 is the Whirlpool AMW730IX, which has a Kagoo Score of 74.

Features We Love:
3D Wave Technology
6th Sense Technology
Big interior capacity (31L)
Eight power levels
Has a grill

A classic and very economical to run 1,000W microwave, with a good spec.

79
Features
Good Features
63
Value for Money
Good
83
Running Costs
$310 Over 10 Years
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Whirlpool AMW730IX has excellent user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

The cheapest price that we found for the AMW730IX in the United States is $471.93 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Whirlpool Microwave?
Is Whirlpool the Best Microwave Brand?
What Do the Whirlpool Microwave Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Whirlpool Microwaves Received?
How Reliable Are Whirlpool Microwaves?
Features to Look Out For On Whirlpool Microwaves
Whirlpool 6th Sense Technology
Whirlpool 3D Wave Technology
Whirlpool Easy to Clean
What is the Best Mid-Range Whirlpool Microwave?

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