4.5
375 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 375 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (233)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (111)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (140)
  • Easy access (125)
  • Energy efficient (110)
  • Holds temperature well (105)
  • Space for tall items (97)

Cons

  • Limited shelving options (23)
  • Not cold enough (16)
  • Not energy efficient (16)
  • Bad ice maker (15)
  • Poor layout (15)

Best Uses

  • Big families (119)
  • Large kitchen (98)
  • 2nd refrigerator (45)
  • Small kitchens (40)
  • Office fridge (32)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (99), Gourmet chef (28), Avid cook (24)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (147), Business (10)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (73), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (58)

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

Great fridge

By 

from Oregon

About Me Casual Cook

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

      See all my reviews

      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
       
      5.0

      very good headline

      By 

      from street 1

      About Me Casual Cook

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Customizable Shelving
      • Easy Access
      • Quiet
      • Space For Tall Items

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 2nd Refrigerator
        • Big Families
        • Wet Bar

        Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

        I love this

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

        Great

        By 

        from Comanche, ok

        About Me Casual Cook

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy Access
        • Holds Temperature Well
        • Space For Tall Items

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • 2nd Refrigerator
          • Big Families
          • Large Kitchens

          Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

          It has Lots of room and keeps food cold.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Love our new fridge

          By 

          from Torrington, CT

          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
            • Small Kitchens

            Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

            I love this fridge because it holds a lot and I'm able to fit things well. The ice maker is great especially for the kids. Easy to clean with finger marks. Very durable and quiet. Highly recommend for any size family.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            I would recommend this to all my family and friends

            By 

            from Middleport, OHIO

            About Me Avid Cook

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • 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:

              This is an amazing product. Recommend for larger kitchens and families!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              4.0

              I just got this fridge

              By 

              from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

              About Me Casual Cook

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy Access
              • Holds Temperature Well
              • Quiet
              • Space For Tall Items

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Big Families
                • Large Kitchens

                Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

                We just got this fridge and I love I love how it's roomie! The only thing is the freezer door compartments could be bigger and it would literally be perfect

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                4.0

                Love it!

                By 

                from Somerville, MA

                About Me Gourmet Chef

                See all my reviews

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Kitchens

                  Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

                  Lots of space. Love the ice maker!

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

                  The best Refridgerator

                  By 

                  from Salem VA

                  About Me Casual Cook

                  See all my reviews

                  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:

                    This is the best Refridgerator I have ever owned and the price isn't bad at all. The layout inside helps you use every space inside and I love that

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

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