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Should You Buy a Whirlpool Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 03 May 2021
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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 fridge freezers. 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 22,000 user and expert reviews and 50+ 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 $179.

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. 15 best microwave brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Whirlpool is the 15th best microwave brand out there.

#1
Magic Chef
95%
95%
795 reviews
#2
Germany
93%
93%
301 reviews
#3
Japan
91%
91%
218 reviews
#4
Swan
88%
88%
1,588 reviews
#5
Tower
85%
85%
170 reviews
#6
Igenix
82%
82%
224 reviews
#7
Japan
81%
81%
974 reviews
#8
South Korea
79%
79%
346 reviews
#9
Avanti
76%
76%
1 review
#10
Miele
Germany
76%
76%
21 reviews
#11
South Korea
73%
73%
3,367 reviews
#12
Germany
72%
72%
21 reviews
#13
LG
South Korea
70%
70%
43 reviews
#14
United Kingdom
66%
66%
7,250 reviews
#15
United States
65%
65%
90 reviews
#16
Emerson Radio
64%
64%
0 reviews
#17
64%
64%
171 reviews
#18
Danby
63%
63%
0 reviews
#19
Medion
61%
61%
15 reviews
#20
RCA
60%
60%
0 reviews
#21
Haden
55%
55%
0 reviews
#22
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#23
Schneider
54%
54%
0 reviews
#24
Brentwood
54%
54%
0 reviews
#25
Gastroback
53%
53%
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 85%. 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 85%.

There's a smaller selection of Whirlpool microwaves available compared to other microwave brands, with only 1 Whirlpool microwave currently on the market in the US. Whirlpool microwaves also tend to be cheaper than most other microwave brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$231
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,599
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$179
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,599
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
59
4 stars
19
3 stars
3
2 stars
0
1 star
7
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 89% of user reviews for Whirlpool microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% 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 Swan Panasonic Breville Whirlpool
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
69%
5 reviews
79%
2 reviews
78%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
49%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
gadgetreview.com logo
94%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.com logo
80%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
product-test.ru logo
80%
1 review
smartson.se logo
100%
1 review
Average
82%
8 reviews
82%
5 reviews
79%
4 reviews
82%
3 reviews
74%
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 Swan Panasonic Breville Whirlpool
Which? logo
1
1
smartson.se logo
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
1
1
1
2
1
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