4.4
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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
 
4.4

(based on 328 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (191)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (106)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (101)
  • Easy access (89)
  • Energy efficient (77)
  • Holds temperature well (72)
  • Customizable shelving (63)

Cons

  • Limited shelving options (16)
  • Bad ice maker (14)
  • Noisy (11)
  • Not cold enough (11)
  • Not energy efficient (10)

Best Uses

  • Big families (83)
  • Large kitchen (74)
  • 2nd refrigerator (32)
  • Small kitchens (30)
  • Office fridge (24)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (69), Gourmet chef (21), Avid cook (17)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (103), Business (9)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (63), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (43)

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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3.0

Love this!

By 

from Michigan

About Me Casual Cook

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Bad Ice Maker
  • Poor Layout

Best Uses

  • Small Kitchens

Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

Works great for a budget, stable temp.. Nice shelving placement

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

A great Refrigerator

By 

from Tunisia

About Me Casual Cook

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy Access
  • Energy Efficient
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Big Families
    • Large Kitchens

    Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

    No frost refrigerator for big families and attractive design

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

    2

    By 

    from Ex.alg

    About Me Casual Cook

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Flimsy Shelves

    Best Uses

    • Big Families

    Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

    Beautiful and large meet all purposes

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

    Convenient for a mom

    By 

    from Colorado springs co

    About Me Casual Cook

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy Access
    • Space For Tall Items

    Cons

    • Not Cold Enough
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Big Families
    • Large Kitchens

    Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

    Didn't trust the temperature to stay cool enough

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    I love this fridge

    By 

    from Clintwood va

    About Me Casual Cook

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy Access
    • 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 refrigerator. We have had ours for several years now and have never had any problems out of it. Its quiet. It has plenty of space unlike a few others we looked at. It holds and maintains the temperature very well. There's room for tall items on the shelf and they're very strudy and not flimsy.

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

      I love my new whirlpool!

      By 

      from Waxahachie,Tx

      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:

        I love my new whirlpool side by side refrigerator. I was very hesitant when my husband initially suggested this brand bc I was partial to another one, but now that I have it home and in my kitchen I love, love, love it. It has so much room inside and all the shelving is adjustable for those tall and odd shaped items. It is extremely quiet. I have to to stop and open the doors a couple of times because it is s9 quiet I thought it had quit working. This refrigerator is awesome. I love it and will forever use whirlpool now.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        A great refrigerator

        By 

        from Huelva

        About Me Casual Cook

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Limited Shelving Options
        • Not Cold Enough
        • Not Energy Efficient
        • Poor Layout

        Best Uses

        • 2nd Refrigerator
        • Large Kitchens
        • Office Fridge

        Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

        This refrigerator is the best refrigerator that I ever seeing, it does not consume electricity and it very large you put inside it what you want from the vegetables until the meat and fruits and be so comfortable,

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

        Good product good life

        By 

        from Maroc

        About Me Gourmet Chef

        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
          • Wet Bar

          Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

          This product had a 2nd refrigerator and office fridge and it is a good energy efficient and for the large and small kitchens and also for big families so try it

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Affiliation:
          • I received a sample
           
          4.0

          Whirlpool refrigerator

          By 

          from Il

          About Me Gourmet Chef

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy Access
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Big Families
            • Large Kitchens

            Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

            Very sleek design and attractive in any setting. Built for large families and holds a lot of food, great amount of shelves to keep everything organized. Love the side by side feature. I love having the temperature very cold, runs well. You might expect that a larger fridge would be noisy but it is very silent. The doors and shelves are sturdy enough to hold holiday meals. If you are thinking of upgrading this is a great choice.

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

            I love it

            By 

            from Sai,Inland

            About Me Avid Cook

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Customizable Shelving
            • Easy Access
            • Energy Efficient
            • Space For Tall Items

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Big Families
              • Large Kitchens

              Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

              It great branded item with good features I loved it.It is a side by side refrigerator with well space and with comfortability and also it from a branded trusted company

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

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