4.5
360 reviews
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Type:
Side-by-Side Refrigerators
Brand:
Whirlpool
Model:
ED5FVGXWS
Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator

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Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator
 
4.5

(based on 360 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (221)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (108)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (127)
  • Easy access (113)
  • Energy efficient (98)
  • Holds temperature well (94)
  • Space for tall items (86)

Cons

  • Limited shelving options (22)
  • Not energy efficient (16)
  • Bad ice maker (15)
  • Not cold enough (15)
  • Poor layout (14)

Best Uses

  • Big families (107)
  • Large kitchen (89)
  • 2nd refrigerator (41)
  • Small kitchens (39)
  • Office fridge (31)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (89), Gourmet chef (25), Avid cook (22)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (133), Business (9)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (71), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (51)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A decent product from Whirlpool that has a flaw and an issue.

Most refrigerators these days are decent, capable products in as much as they are basically energy efficient and keep your food from spoiling and still, all have underlying issues. The main one, of...Read complete review

Most refrigerators these days are decent, capable products in as much as they are basically energy efficient and keep your food from spoiling and still, all have underlying issues. The main one, of course, is the process begun in the 1950's that dealt with planned and perceived obsolescence. In short, it was decided to build all products with a shelf life attached and so products were made with the anticipation of them becoming useless in a short time. With this being the model across the board, everything made is supposed to break meaning the consumer will need to purchase a replacement which in turn will stimulate the economy. So when something breaks there is no need to call it a piece of junk because that is what is supposed to occur. Whirlpool is simply following a business model as they all do and this particular produce is prices fairly but also comes with at least one design flaw and one added expense for the consumer.

Noise Level
This refrigerator is exceptionally quiet and has remained quiet for over a year. In fact, about the only noise you'll hear from it may be the ice dropping into the holding receptacle or the water filling the ice reservoir. Beyond that, very quiet in deed.

Interior Organization
This refrigerator has ample space for the average house hold and the glass shelves are nice for two reasons. First they allow you to see beyond what is visible and secondly because they slide in and out as needed plus they are strong enough to support considerable weight as well as being adjustable The storage on the doors is also a benefit because they are large enough to accommodate gallon sized containers such as milk or bottled water. Quite frankly, on the doors alone are kept milk, juice, all condiments such as salad dressing, ketchup, mustard ... etc as well as tall containers or mixers, beer ... etc and everything fits without a problem. The freezer section could have been thought out a little better. It always seems as though I am forever rearranging or running out of room for the things I purchase. In other words, there isn't enough space or shelves and a single basket at the bottom can't possibly hold every small item that needs a home. The wire shelves also present a bit of a problem due to fall through.

Temperature Control
Based on the fact that our refrigerator remains at the exact settings that the installers set it at and for over a year indicated a well insulated unit to me and because we haven't experienced any spoilage proves that the regulated temperature has not failed. This plus the fact that we have never had a need to defrost due to an over freeze means that all systems a normal and works as expected.

Ease of Cleaning
The slide out glass shelves helps a lot because I can simply transfer items to another shelf while cleaning one and continue the process until I've cleaned them all but the crisper and freshness drawers as well as the very bottom of this refrigerator can be a bit of a problem. I usually remove the drawers, which are cumbersome and too large to fit into a standard sink in order to wash the spillages. They are naturally catchalls for anything that falls and all liquid spills will puddle beneath the very bottom drawer. This is tough to get at and is not a pleasant job.

Durability
So far so good with one exception. The chute where the ice is dispensed through the door is accompanied by a plastic funnel-like contraption that seems to be designed to direct the ice into the desired container and without it, there is a problem. Actually, the dispenser never held any accuracy for filling a glass with ice but instead, sent quite a bit to the floor. When the funnel became detached for unknown reasons, the situation grew much worse. In the current state, about 1/4 of the ice released ends up on the floor causing a big mess.

Design
needs a little work.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

We wont own another Whirpool!

We purchased this side by side w/water and ice in the door when we moved into our new home--we wanted our refrigerator to match our other appliances. Unfortunately, it has been...Read complete review

We purchased this side by side w/water and ice in the door when we moved into our new home--we wanted our refrigerator to match our other appliances. Unfortunately, it has been nothing but trouble. We have had repairmen come out 3 times in a year (the frige is less than 2yrs old) to "fix" the problem we are having with it freezing up and leaking water all over the floor. Apparently something in interior freezes up causing the water to build up in the bottom of the freezer. For this to have been fixed and happen over and over again, it appears to me we either have a lemon or there is a flaw in the way it was built and freezes up. The repairmen have told us this is a common problem with Whirpool. If this is the case, I have to wonder why Whirpool doesnt fix this problem? I dont think we will be purchasing any more Whirpool refrigerators.

Interior Organization
The freezer section seems a bit small. Its hard to store a lot of things in this freezer

Ease of Cleaning
I absolutely HATE the outside of the refrigerator. I have literallly spent a small fortune on cleaners that say they wont streak on steel doors. They all streak and it makes the outside look just awful. I have found that plain old WD40 works the best in cleaning the doors and itis the ONLY thing that does not streak!

Design
Freezer is too small, the pull out drawers in the frige side stick and are hard to open and close. They have been difficult to open and close since it was brand new

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5.0

Wow

By 

from Sacramwento

About Me Avid Cook

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Customizable Shelving
  • Easy Access
  • Energy Efficient
  • Holds Temperature Well
  • Quiet
  • Space For Tall Items

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Big Families
    • Large Kitchens
    • Office Fridge

    Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

    I really loved this

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

    love this fridge!

    By 

    from Beverly Hills, CA

    About Me Casual Cook

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Customizable Shelving
    • Holds Temperature Well
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • 2nd Refrigerator
      • Big Families

      Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

      Love this fridge. Has enough space to store all of your produce and left overs from last nights dinner. Keeps everything cold and doesn't make noises at night at all when it settles.

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

      Yes

      By 

      from Downsville Louisiana

      Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

      Great

       
      5.0

      I would buy it again

      By 

      from AmberC

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Flimsy Shelves

      Best Uses

      • Big Families
      • Large Kitchens

      Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

      I use it for all my gorceries and also to store wild meat like deer etc. I like it the the temperature is good on it and it keeps it good and cold and the freezer keeps it frozen it does what it suppose to

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

      Its great

      By 

      from Bahrain

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      Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

      Its great what you think if youu take it or no take it

       
      5.0

      I would buy again

      By 

      from El Paso Texas

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Energy Efficient

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 2nd Refrigerator
        • Big Families

        Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

        Being able to store all that milk

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Refrigerator

        By 

        from Mobile al

        About Me Casual Cook

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Customizable Shelving
        • Easy Access
        • Energy Efficient
        • Holds Temperature Well
        • Quiet
        • Space For Tall Items

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Big Families
          • Large Kitchens
          • Small Kitchens

          Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

          I love my refrigerator. I rented it from Arron's and ur was the best choice for my home and family. I love that it's pretty big and is tall inside . Ice maker is amazing

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          This side-by-side fridge is too warm and dry for your fresh

          By 

          from India

          About Me Casual Cook

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy Access
          • Energy Efficient
          • Holds Temperature Well
          • Space For Tall Items
          • tap-touch controls

          Cons

          • Not Cold Enough
          • Not Energy Efficient
          • Poor Layout

          Best Uses

          • 2nd Refrigerator
          • Big Families
          • It is touch screen
          • Small Kitchens

          Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

          It's got lots of fresh food storage, great energy efficiency, and attractive LED interior lighting that's more often found on pricier models. Sure, it's got hit-or-miss temperature dials and a control panel that only looks like a touch screen, but it's still one of the best fridge values we've come across Perhaps most impressive is the fact that the Whirlpool's freezer leaves you enough room to store a family-sized frozen pizza—albeit on its side. That's virtually unheard of, especially in this price bracket. Despite the effective layout, though, one thing to keep in mind is that the freezer can get cramped pretty quickly. Consumers buying a fridge for a large household will want to keep that in mind.

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

          NICE

          By 

          from Cookeville Tn

          About Me Casual Cook

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Big Families

            Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

            Very nice refrigerator. Definitely lots of room and does a great job.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Spacious side by side refrigerator

            By 

            from Pikeville,Ky

            About Me Avid Cook

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Customizable Shelving
            • Easy Access
            • Energy Efficient
            • Holds Temperature Well
            • Quiet
            • Space For Tall Items

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Big Families

              Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

              Whenever I go to the store it seems as if everybody in my family hands me a store order of what they want. I have always loved the look of a side by side fridge but others that we've had have fell short on space and have been short lived breaking and costing more to repair than a price of a new one but this one has been different. It has space for everybody's things. All of the frozen pizzas and meals and all of the fruit and vegetables and meats that we need to get us through the week and then some. We even have enough space to accommodate everyone's drink preferences that in itself says a lot. It is the quietest fridge that we have had, I am very sensitive to sound and hate to hear appliances running and I can't even tell that this one is. It's been a fantastic fridge and my favorite appliance purchase, would recommend it to anybody.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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