4.3
46 reviews
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French Door Refrigerators
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Whirlpool
Models:
GX5FHDXVY, GX5FHDXVQ
Whirlpool Gold French Door Refrigerator GX5FHDXVB

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Whirlpool Gold French Door Refrigerator GX5FHDXVB
 
4.3

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Energy efficient (5)
  • Easy access (4)
  • Quiet (4)
  • Customizable shelving (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large kitchen (3)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Whirlpool Gold 25 cu ft French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

*I truly love this refrigerator.  I purchased a Kenmore bottom freezer refrigerator in 1987 & loved the new style! No more constant back breaking bending over to find something! The...Read complete review

*I truly love this refrigerator.  I purchased a Kenmore bottom freezer refrigerator in 1987 & loved the new style! No more constant back breaking bending over to find something! The majority of the time, you are looking for something in the refrigerator, not the freezer.  And for cost efficiency, it made more sense for the freezer to be on the bottom because "warm air rises" concept.  When our old fridge died, we shopped around for the same type replacement. Whirlpool Gold had the best reviews & features! I didn't like the problems they seemed to have on any & all "in the door water & ice dispensers", so I gladly opted for the filtered water inside, which works great for us! We knew the larger size was for us, too! Sometimes we have a lot of leftovers but no room! Now that is NOT a problem.  Since purchasing in May 2010, I have had no regrets or negative interactions to this product. I recommend it to everyone looking for the best refrigerator on the market!*

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Whirpool french door refrigerator

I have had a small top freezer fridge for all my adult life, so when we upgraded to the French door I was quite excited. I thought, wow, I will finally have tons...Read complete review

I have had a small top freezer fridge for all my adult life, so when we upgraded to the French door I was quite excited. I thought, wow, I will finally have tons of space to fit all the food, drinks, and leftovers. I have to say I was very disappointed that such a large fridge is so small inside! I have the hardest time fitting in a gallon of milk, with say a container of lemonade. There is hardly any door space at all for my taller condiments and the shelf spacing is so tight that the condiments don't fit there either! The only thing I do like is the slot for a twelve pack of soda that is in the door. I also like the freezer, which unlike the fridge has sufficient storage. Mine also has an ice maker which is nice, it's a bit loud when it runs but it doesn't run often so that's not a big deal.

Noise Level
Ice maker is a bit loud but you can turn that off at night so you don't have to hear it. The fridge is very quiet, I don't even hear it at all.

Interior Organization
The shelving is too tightly spaced together with no real good way of spacing it to make more room. I can not fit many taller condiments or liquids in this fridge at all.

Temperature Control
Keep it at a four or you will get ice in the back of the fridge.

Ease of Cleaning
Shelves do come out so it's very easy to clean.

Durability
Has held up well to my two kids opening and closing roughly.

Design
I do love the design, it looks very nice in my kitchen, very sleek and shiny.

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3.0

Not my ideal fridge

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from Arkansas

About Me Casual Cook

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Energy Efficient
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Bad Ice Maker
  • freezer drawer sticks
  • Limited Shelving Options
  • Poor Layout

Best Uses

  • single woman living alone

Comments about Whirlpool Gold French Door Refrigerator GX5FHDXVB:

Its beautiful, but the ice maker sucks and there is not enough space for bigger items, plus the freezer drawer sticks bad.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Affiliation:
  • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
 
5.0

Hands down the best refrigerator I have ever owned!

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from Iota, La

About Me Casual Cook

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Customizable Shelving
  • Easy Access
  • Energy Efficient
  • Holds Temperature Well
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Kitchens

    Comments about Whirlpool Gold French Door Refrigerator GX5FHDXVB:

    Not one single complaint about this product! It has exceeded my expectations

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    A Good choice

    By 

    from Erwin, Tn

    About Me Casual Cook

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Customizable Shelving
    • Easy Access
    • Energy Efficient
    • Holds Temperature Well
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Poor Layout

    Best Uses

      Comments about Whirlpool Gold French Door Refrigerator GX5FHDXVB:

      This refrigerator came as part of a kitchen package and therefore the price was very attractive. I would not normally select a refrigerator with a freezer drawer. That being said, it has functioned well over the years for the most part. About once every 18 months it starts to make less ice and we have discovered that that means it is about to freeze up. This could cause the whole refrigeration system to go down. But we have learned that if we turn off the ice machine for one or two days and then turn it back on it is not a problem. The first time it was, though. Overall, it cools well as enough options for storing product and settings to customize moisture and cooling.

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      • Personal
       
      2.0

      Very disappointed

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      from Lnewo

      About Me Avid Cook

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Customizable Shelving
      • Easy Access
      • Energy Efficient

      Cons

      • Noisy
      • Not Cold Enough

      Best Uses

        Comments about Whirlpool Gold French Door Refrigerator GX5FHDXVB:

        This is our main refrigerator and it's not even 4 years olds. Behind the drawers in the freezer it freezes up and makes a herendous noise. We have to use a hair dryer to defrost it very often. The place where the ice dispenses inside the fridge is constantly sweating and then ice will only make a few cubes at a time. We had to remove the top drawer in the freezer to help keep it from freezing up. The worst part is it seems none of the appliance services can fix it correctly!! And of course it started acting up as soon as the warranty expired. Too much money spent on something that is this poor quality. Extremely disappointed.

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        • Personal
         
        5.0

        So much room÷

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        from Bellaire ohio

        About Me Casual Cook

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Big Families
          • Large Kitchens
          • Small Kitchens

          Comments about Whirlpool Gold French Door Refrigerator GX5FHDXVB:

          This fridge has surpassed my expectations! I thought ibwasnt going to be able to fit much in the freezer but I haven't ran into that problem yet. So much fridge space in the top I have no problem fitting everything I want in it. It doesn't make any noises like my old one and the glass shelves are super easy to keep clean.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Affiliation:
          • I received a sample
           
          5.0

          Love it

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          from Aberdeen, MD

          About Me Casual Cook

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy Access
          • Energy Efficient
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Big Families
          • Large Kitchens

          Comments about Whirlpool Gold French Door Refrigerator GX5FHDXVB:

          This is a very attractive refrigerator. It is very quiet. While I am in the kitchen I can barely hear it running. The shelves are adjustable and the french doors have enough shelves to hold my items. the inside shelves are easy to clean. The bottom freezer has two pull-out bins and is easily accessible.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Whirpool french door refrigerator

          By 

          from USA

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Whirlpool Gold French Door Refrigerator GX5FHDXVB:

          I have had a small top freezer fridge for all my adult life, so when we upgraded to the French door I was quite excited. I thought, wow, I will finally have tons of space to fit all the food, drinks, and leftovers. I have to say I was very disappointed that such a large fridge is so small inside! I have the hardest time fitting in a gallon of milk, with say a container of lemonade. There is hardly any door space at all for my taller condiments and the shelf spacing is so tight that the condiments don't fit there either! The only thing I do like is the slot for a twelve pack of soda that is in the door. I also like the freezer, which unlike the fridge has sufficient storage. Mine also has an ice maker which is nice, it's a bit loud when it runs but it doesn't run often so that's not a big deal.

          Noise Level
          Ice maker is a bit loud but you can turn that off at night so you don't have to hear it. The fridge is very quiet, I don't even hear it at all.

          Interior Organization
          The shelving is too tightly spaced together with no real good way of spacing it to make more room. I can not fit many taller condiments or liquids in this fridge at all.

          Temperature Control
          Keep it at a four or you will get ice in the back of the fridge.

          Ease of Cleaning
          Shelves do come out so it's very easy to clean.

          Durability
          Has held up well to my two kids opening and closing roughly.

          Design
          I do love the design, it looks very nice in my kitchen, very sleek and shiny.

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          5.0

          I love this refrigerator so much!

          By 

          from Undisclosed

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          Comments about Whirlpool Gold French Door Refrigerator GX5FHDXVB:

          This refrigerator is perfect for my family because we use a lot of frozen foods, every dinner and a lot of lunches we make are made from food from our freezer. Not only that but this fridge is ideal when we have power outages as well because it keeps the cold in even if the doors get opened. We once had no power for two days, almost three and with this refrigerator, we didn't lose any food at all. No food spoiled or rotted and the food in the freezer never thawed. This fridge has saved our family a lot of money by just having the space to freeze food for the entire month.

          Noise Level
          The noise level for this fridge is very minimal, next to no noise at all. Unless I put my ear on the side or back of the refrigerator I don't hear anything but a very faint buzzing.

          Interior Organization
          There are many different sized shelves, and so many spaces to store things that for a family of my size we never run out of fridge space.

          Temperature Control
          This fridge has two settings, automatic and manual. I can set each part of the refrigerator to a different setting, I always set the bottom freezer to maximum coldness and it works very well.

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          4.0

          Aside from the freezer, it is a great refrigerator.

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          from USA

          Comments about Whirlpool Gold French Door Refrigerator GX5FHDXVB:

          Freezer space is limited due to the ice maker.

          Noise Level
          Overall a quiet refrigerator.

          Ease of Cleaning
          Stainless exterior and plastic interior make it an easy refrigerator to keep clean.

          Durability
          Freezer handle becomes loose after a few months but it is easy to fix. I just have to tighten up the screws every once in a while.

          Design
          Overall a well designed fridge.

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          5.0

          This product is excellent in design and space.

          By 

          from USA

          Comments about Whirlpool Gold French Door Refrigerator GX5FHDXVB:

          I have owned this refrigerator for a few months and absolutely love its beautiful design along with its storage capacity.I always have room for everything I buy either it be a big shopping trip or a holiday dinner.The french open doors allow for easy viewing and finding items I am looking for,While the easy pull out freezer provides a lot of versatile ways to store different items while being organized at the same time.I love the sleek modern look of this combo and how it fits into my kitchen.There are so many different ways you can use and organize this. Perfect for a single person or a big family. Family's who make large meals or small meals.The storage space in this refrigerator/ freezer combo has so many possibilities.With the different controls temperature for the drawers you can store fruits and vegetables at a different temperature to remain fresh longer,with the other drawer store lunch meat for extra long freshness.

          Noise Level
          not noisy at all

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