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Should You Buy a Whirlpool Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 14 May 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 14,000 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,800 microwaves to impartially compare each microwave brand.

Whirlpool are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular microwaves. Their microwaves start at $100 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 $509 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 $319.

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. 9 best microwave brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Whirlpool is the 9th best microwave brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
3,676 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
94%
94%
396 reviews
#3
Japan
82%
82%
247 reviews
#4
South Korea
82%
82%
197 reviews
#5
Germany
81%
81%
276 reviews
#6
South Korea
80%
80%
2,046 reviews
#7
Japan
79%
79%
765 reviews
#8
Swan
78%
78%
1,234 reviews
#9
United States
77%
77%
80 reviews
#10
Avanti
76%
76%
1 review
#11
Tower
75%
75%
58 reviews
#12
Zanussi
Italy
75%
75%
22 reviews
#13
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
47 reviews
#14
Italy
68%
68%
7 reviews
#15
Akai
Japan
64%
64%
22 reviews
#16
Medion
64%
64%
2 reviews
#17
Germany
63%
63%
48 reviews
#18
Danby
63%
63%
0 reviews
#19
LG
South Korea
63%
63%
5 reviews
#20
RCA
62%
62%
0 reviews
#21
Fersay
57%
57%
0 reviews
#22
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#23
Brentwood
55%
55%
0 reviews
#24
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%.

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 3 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. 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 less efficient than most other microwave brands.

No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$189
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $699
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$319
$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
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 90% 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 Panasonic Russell Hobbs Samsung Sharp Whirlpool
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
69%
4 reviews
74%
3 reviews
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
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
83%
6 reviews
87%
4 reviews
72%
4 reviews
89%
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 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 Panasonic Russell Hobbs Samsung Sharp Whirlpool
Which? logo
1
1
1
2
smartson.se logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
1
3
1
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 AMW 730 ($0).

Whirlpool 3D Wave Technology

Whirlpool microwaves that feature 3D Wave Technology include the Whirlpool AMW423 ($0) and the Whirlpool AMW 730 ($0).

Whirlpool Easy to Clean

Whirlpool microwaves that are Easy to Clean include the Whirlpool AMW423 ($0) and the Whirlpool AMW 730 ($0).

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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

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