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Should You Buy a Whirlpool Washing Machine?

Matthew
Updated 09 March 2021
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should you buy a Whirlpool Washing Machine?

Whirlpool is one of the most popular washing machine brands as well as being well known for its dishwashers, microwaves and washer dryers. The company behind Whirlpool also manufacturers Indesit, Maytag, Bauknecht, Hotpoint-Ariston and Hotpoint Washing Machines.

If you are wondering how Whirlpool washing machines compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 5,400 washing machines by objectively and impartially analysing over 41,000 user and expert reviews and 50+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

The average price of a new Whirlpool washing machine is $744.

Is Whirlpool the Best Washing Machine Brand?

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

Whirlpool is ranked the No. 5 best washing machine brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Whirlpool is the 5th best washing machine brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
1,362 reviews
#2
Germany
80%
80%
2,036 reviews
#3
South Korea
80%
80%
5,353 reviews
#4
Magic Chef
78%
78%
0 reviews
#5
United States
73%
73%
116 reviews
#6
AEG
Germany
66%
66%
551 reviews
#7
United States
66%
66%
1,693 reviews
#8
China
65%
65%
202 reviews

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

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All washing machine Brands
Whirlpool Washing Machines

At an average purchase price of $744, Whirlpool washing machines tend to be more expensive than most other washing machine brands.

The average review score for a Whirlpool washing machine is 77%.

There's a smaller selection of Whirlpool washing machines available compared to other washing machine brands, with only 2 Whirlpool washing machines currently on the market in the US. Whirlpool also have worse reviews than the typical washing machine brand, with the average rating of a Whirlpool washing machine being 77%.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Whirlpool washing machine is $85 (based on a person typically doing 5 washes per week), which makes them less efficient than most other washing machine brands.

No. Of Washing Machines
Average Price
$607
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,499
Price Distribution of All Washing Machines
No. Of Washing Machines
Average Price
$744
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,499
Price Distribution of Whirlpool Washing Machines

What Do the Whirlpool Washing Machine Reviews Say?

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

Whirlpool logo

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

5 stars
72
4 stars
24
3 stars
2
2 stars
3
1 star
10
Whirlpool has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its washing machines than most other brands.

Over 75% of expert reviews and 86% of user reviews for Whirlpool washing machines are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 94% and 94% respectively across all Washing Machine brands.

Purchasers of Whirlpool washing machines frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use and robust.

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

Average Review Score Samsung LG Bosch Hotpoint Whirlpool
Which? logo
100%
8 reviews
100%
1 review
100%
6 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
87%
6 reviews
93%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
95%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
90%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
92%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
CNET.com logo
75%
2 reviews
70%
3 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
68%
1 review
84%
1 review
dday.it logo
82%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
100%
1 review
pcforalla.idg.se logo
100%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
toptenreviews.com logo
40%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
100%
1 review
chipchick.com logo
Average
78%
30 reviews
77%
12 reviews
93%
11 reviews
67%
5 reviews
83%
4 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Whirlpool Washing Machines Received?

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

Whirlpool has won 1 award for its washing machines.

Compare all award winning washing machines

Number of Awards Samsung LG Bosch Hotpoint Whirlpool
Which? logo
8
1
6
Expert Reviews logo
5
2
1
Trusted Reviews logo
3
2
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
chipchick.com logo
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
pcforalla.idg.se logo
1
reviewed.com logo
1
Total
23
3
8
1
1

How Reliable Are Whirlpool Washing Machines?

We checked over 41,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Whirlpool washing machines. 10 of these reviews mention reliability of which 76% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Whirlpool washing machine owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

76% of reviewers think Whirlpool washing machines are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

Good Build Quality
ao.com
Its well made
Tesco.com

NOT RELIABLE

the on/ off button has already broken
amazon.co.uk
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