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Should You Buy a Whirlpool Microwave?

Updated 17 September 2019 by Matthew
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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 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 $109 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 $493 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 $340.

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%
3,974 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
86%
86%
1,239 reviews
#7
South Korea
86%
86%
1,731 reviews
#8
Japan
80%
80%
765 reviews
#9
South Korea
78%
78%
197 reviews
#10
United States
78%
78%
80 reviews
#11
AEG
Germany
74%
74%
28 reviews
#12
Zanussi
Italy
74%
74%
22 reviews
#13
Beko
Turkey
71%
71%
261 reviews
#14
CDA
United Kingdom
70%
70%
14 reviews
#15
Germany
70%
70%
19 reviews
#16
Breville
Australia
67%
67%
76 reviews
#17
LG
South Korea
66%
66%
4 reviews
#18
Candy
Italy
66%
66%
2 reviews
#19
United States
65%
65%
348 reviews
#20
Akai
Japan
63%
63%
22 reviews
#21
Germany
63%
63%
48 reviews
#22
Emerson Radio
63%
63%
0 reviews
#23
Tower
63%
63%
0 reviews
#24
RCA
62%
62%
0 reviews
#25
Danby
61%
61%
0 reviews
#26
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
54%
54%
0 reviews
#27
Brentwood
54%
54%
0 reviews
#28
Schneider
54%
54%
0 reviews
#29
Montpellier
54%
54%
0 reviews
#30
Haier
China
54%
54%
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 $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 US. 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
$185
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,199
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$340
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,449
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 85% and 86% 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 Sharp Whirlpool
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
73%
3 reviews
63%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
95%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
dday.it logo
81%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
smartson.se logo
100%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
82%
7 reviews
84%
5 reviews
89%
4 reviews
66%
3 reviews
100%
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 Sharp Whirlpool
Which? logo
1
1
2
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
smartson.se logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
4
1
2
2
1

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 ($493).

Whirlpool 3D Wave Technology

Whirlpool microwaves that feature 3D Wave Technology include the Whirlpool AMW423IX ($354), the Whirlpool AMW439IX ($405) and the Whirlpool AMW730IX ($493).

Whirlpool Easy to Clean

Whirlpool microwaves that are Easy to Clean include the Whirlpool AMW423IX ($354), the Whirlpool AMW439IX ($405) and the Whirlpool AMW730IX ($493).

What is the Best High End Whirlpool Microwave?

Whirlpool AMW730IX

$493.45
Crampton and Moore
Whirlpool AMW730IX
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Whirlpool AMW730IX
1,000W
31L
CAPACITY
8
POWER LEVELS
BUILT-
IN
$305
OVER 10 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Whirlpool microwave then the Whirlpool AMW730IX takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 73, but is a bit more expensive at $493.45.

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

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

79
Features
Good Features
62
Value for Money
Good
82
Running Costs
$310 Over 10 Years
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Whirlpool AMW730IX has exceptional user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the AMW730IX in the US is $493.45 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?
Features to Look Out For On Whirlpool Microwaves
Whirlpool 6th Sense Technology
Whirlpool 3D Wave Technology
Whirlpool Easy to Clean
What is the Best High End Whirlpool Microwave?

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