4.5
386 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 386 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (240)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (115)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (148)
  • Easy access (131)
  • Energy efficient (119)
  • Holds temperature well (115)
  • Space for tall items (105)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Big families (126)
  • Large kitchen (105)
  • 2nd refrigerator (48)
  • Small kitchens (43)
  • Office fridge (34)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (106), Gourmet chef (31), Avid cook (25)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (158), Business (10)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (76), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (61)

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

I would buy this product again!

By 

from North manchester, indiana

About Me Casual Cook

Pros

  • Customizable Shelving
  • Holds Temperature Well
  • Quiet
  • Space For Tall Items

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Big Families

    Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

    We have a family of 4 and love this fridge. It looks nice and can store a good amout of products. I love how cold it keeps thing.

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

    Would recommend!

    By 

    from Villa park, il

    About Me Casual Cook

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

        This refrigerator works perfect in our single family home! It's efficent and I moved the shelves around to what suits our needs and totally functional! I started freezing meals and buying bulk meat so I now need another freezer! But overall it's a great size, we looked at other side by sides and some
        Couldn't even hold a pizza box! This side by side works efficiently owned for 3 years now with no problems!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        I love it

        By 

        from Mississippi

        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:

          We love brought it a frew month a go with the ice maker

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

          Great buy!

          By 

          from Massachusetts

          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

            • 2nd Refrigerator
            • Big Families
            • Large Kitchens
            • Office Fridge

            Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

            This was by far one of our best buys in the last year. We always had old/run down refrigerators and finally decided to splurge. This is a great frig for someone who cooks a lot and needs a ton of produce spacem

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

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

            By 

            from Castlewood

            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
              • 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

                  See all my reviews

                  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

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