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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 346 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (209)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (106)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (117)
  • Easy access (106)
  • Energy efficient (90)
  • Holds temperature well (85)
  • Space for tall items (79)

Cons

  • Limited shelving options (22)
  • Bad ice maker (15)
  • Not energy efficient (15)
  • Not cold enough (14)
  • Noisy (13)

Best Uses

  • Big families (97)
  • Large kitchen (83)
  • 2nd refrigerator (38)
  • Small kitchens (36)
  • Office fridge (30)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (80), Gourmet chef (25), Avid cook (19)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (121), Business (9)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (68), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (50)

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.

VS

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

Purchase

By 

from DORADO puerto Rico

About Me Casual Cook

Pros

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

Cons

  • Limited Shelving Options
  • Noisy
  • Not Cold Enough
  • Poor Layout

Best Uses

  • Big Families

Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

Use this product of a my family is a big.

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

Kitchen

By 

from Dorado PR

About Me Casual Cook

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy Access
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Not Cold Enough
  • Not Energy Efficient
  • Poor Layout
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Big Families

Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

Thanks you

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

I love Love my fridge!

By 

from Kentucky

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

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

    Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

    I really love my refrigerator! It has a very sleek design! It's very easy to clean and keep wipes down easy too! I've owned mine for almost a year. And I have to say I absolutely love the design and the inside is so spacious! Easy to use water and ice despinser makes for easy access with kiddos! If you ever need to buy a refrigerator I'd definitely chose tuis brand if I were you! You won't regret it I promise! It's so quiet you can barely hear it running!

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

    Fantastic refrigerator

    By 

    from alexandria,egypt

    About Me Gourmet Chef

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy Access
    • Space For Tall Items

    Cons

    • Limited Shelving Options
    • Not Energy Efficient

    Best Uses

    • 2nd Refrigerator
    • Office Fridge

    Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

    This refrigerator is exceptionally quiet, this refrigerator has a large area for the average holding of the house and glass shelves, based on the fact that our fridge is still in the exact settings that the installation has put in and for over a year the unit has been well insulated for me, A lot because I can simply move the items to another rack while cleaning one and follow the process until you cleaned them all but the drawers of freshness and freshness as well as the very bottom of this refrigerator can be a little trouble, Tee is now very good with one exception. The waterfall is accompanied where the ice is dispensed through the door by a plastic funnel such as a funnel that seems to be designed to guide the ice in the desired container and without it, there is a problem

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

    very good

    By 

    from Egypt

    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

    • Limited Shelving Options

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

    This product is very very wonderful and this product is distinctive It has a lot of possibilities, especially for fans of the fence is easy to carry and storage and also easy to clean and distinctive in this product is the right price for everyone, especially for lovers of cooking and I advise every house to buy this wonderful product because it is easy to load and suitable price And also a wonderful shape in the back garden or garden front and also above the surface of the house is easy to store, in addition to the form of wonderful and elegant and the product also has many and many advantages, but each product defects and each product advantages, but not the characteristics of the product features a lot more than the disadvantages I write Everyone has access to this wonderful product before the entry of the quantity branch evil more than wonderful

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

    Love this refrigerator!

    By 

    from North Carolina, USA

    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:

      Omg I love this refrigerator by Whirlpool! When I moved in with my husband, we used this refrigerator. It keeps food cold, even when sometimes electricity was gone for 30 minutes or so due to bad weather. It is also very nice looking and shiny. I wouldn't trade it for any other one to be honest. It's a good size to keep in a medium sized kitchen or even a larger one, yet at the same time this refrigerator holds a lot of products. It also makes nice ice. It doesn't make any noise unless it's making ice.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By 

      from Indianapolis

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

      • Easy Access
      • Space For Tall Items

      Cons

      • Not Energy Efficient

      Best Uses

      • Big Families

      Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

      I love all the space

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      nice refrigerator

      By 

      from tunisia

      About Me Casual Cook

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy Access
      • Quiet
      • Space For Tall Items

      Cons

      • Not Energy Efficient

      Best Uses

      • Large Kitchens
      • Office Fridge

      Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

      i think is the best Refrigerator can someone have the day .. it afford large space for items and food and it has an attractive design its and it hold temperature very well it s the best Refrigerator in the market this day i highly recommend For the price beautiful functional fridge it simply Conform to what I wanted

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

      Most prized possession in my house right now !!!!

      By 

      from Saint Louis, mo

      About Me Gourmet Chef

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Kitchens

        Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

        I have finally purchased something for myself and it was this ! I could not have been happier ! I did plenty of reviewing before I purchased . I cannot really give any cons about this . Having only had it for couple months my feelings on the product are amazing . Like anything give me a year more and we will see . But so far everything is just perfect! My beers are cold and my meat is frozen ! :) :)

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

        Best invention of a man

        By 

        from Rochester MN

        About Me Avid Cook

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Big Families

          Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

          As newly married, my husband and I loves using this. Very accessible and spacious

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

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