4.5
382 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 382 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (237)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (114)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (145)
  • Easy access (129)
  • Energy efficient (116)
  • Holds temperature well (111)
  • Space for tall items (102)

Cons

  • Limited shelving options (25)
  • Not cold enough (17)
  • Not energy efficient (16)
  • Poor layout (16)
  • Bad ice maker (15)

Best Uses

  • Big families (123)
  • Large kitchen (103)
  • 2nd refrigerator (47)
  • Small kitchens (43)
  • Office fridge (33)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (103), Gourmet chef (30), Avid cook (25)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (154), Business (10)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (75), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (60)

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

Because it has some much room and is great for a big family

By 

from Castlewood

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:

    Nothing bad to say .. it's holds everything you need.. lots of room

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Affiliation:
    • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
     
    4.0

    My new fridge is awesome

    By 

    from Waynesboro, tn

    About Me Avid Cook

    Pros

    • Customizable Shelving
    • Energy Efficient
    • Holds Temperature Well
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Limited Shelving Options
    • Poor Layout

    Best Uses

    • Small Kitchens

    Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

    I love my side by side, just wish it was wider, hard to get mixing bowls in freezer.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    I would definitely buy one

    By 

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Casual Cook

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Big Families
      • Large Kitchens

      Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

      I have a big Family so I love the big space it has inside. The ice maker save money and time for ice their is nothing that j don't like about it. I would definitely buy one

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Affiliation:
      • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
       
      4.0

      Great product

      By 

      from Indiana

      About Me Casual Cook

      See all my reviews

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 2nd Refrigerator

        Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

        Very spacious

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Compact and modern fridge

        By 

        from New York

        About Me Casual Cook

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Energy Efficient
        • Holds Temperature Well
        • Space For Tall Items

        Cons

        • Limited Shelving Options

        Best Uses

        • Big Families
        • Large Kitchens

        Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

        It is a fairly modern refrigerator with ample capacity to store a large number of products inside. It offers good power in terms of cooling and keeping the product fresh. I am very satisfied with the product, I really recommend it.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        Woooooow

        By 

        from Ksa

        About Me Gourmet Chef

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Customizable Shelving
        • Easy Access

        Cons

        • Noisy
        • Not Cold Enough

        Best Uses

        • Large Kitchens

        Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

        Wooooooooòooooooooooòoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooòoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow

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

        Best Refrigerator i ever owned

        By 

        from Guccigurl1

        About Me Gourmet Chef

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • 2nd Refrigerator
          • Big Families
          • Large Kitchens
          • Office Fridge
          • Small Kitchens
          • Wet Bar

          Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

          Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator is the best Refrigerator my family ever own and it holds temperature well it's energy-efficient and its quite and i love the customizable shelving.Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator works better than anybrand i have tried and i would purchase again.

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

          Great fridge

          By 

          from Oregon

          About Me Casual Cook

          See all my reviews

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Big Families

            Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

            Its a great fridge id love to have one

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

            Love it!

            By 

            from Noblesville, IN

            About Me Casual Cook

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • 2nd Refrigerator
              • Large Kitchens

              Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

              It has lowered my energy bill significantly. Couldn't be happier with the design and layout of the fridge. Yet again, it's a smart purchase.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              i like this product

              By 

              from Algeria

              About Me Gourmet Chef

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy Access
              • Energy Efficient

              Cons

              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

              • Big Families
              • Office Fridge

              Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

              frankly i like this product and i love it very very much this is the best product in all the word really i can't to speak good about this product because this product is very nice and very good and it can helps the humain in our life thank you very much for this best product

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

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