4.3
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Model:
GC5SHEXN
Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator GC5SHEXW / GC5SHEXN

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4.2

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

love ths fridge!

we purchased this fridge this past summer after our ancient and tiny fridge bit the dust (of course, during a heat wave).We did an imense amount of research on fridges regarding energy...Read complete review

we purchased this fridge this past summer after our ancient and tiny fridge bit the dust (of course, during a heat wave).We did an imense amount of research on fridges regarding energy efficiency and sizing - what caused breakdowns and problems.  We concluded that we wanted a fridge with an internal ice maker (avoid on the door ice and water makers as these are the leading cause for repairs needed), stainless steel to match our kitchen remodel plans (even though stainless ups the price).  We wanted plenty of space without overpowering the size of our kitchen and we loved the idea of the french doors.  Fit a lot of things in the fridge, have the flexibility to fit in wide platters and tall and bulky turkeys, jugs, etc.  The bottom placed freezer is one of the more efficient designs which we were also very excited about wanting to be as green as possible.We are always amazed at the amount of room in the fridge even when we have just gotten back from a big grocery run.  It is great to be able to shift things around, and suddenly have room for a crock pot or other large dish.check out the energy star ratings at your state's energy website and make sure you send in your rebate form to get money back on your green appliances!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

So disappointed in this purchase

We purchased our Whirlpool refrigerator about three years ago. At the time it seemed large enough for us but as our family has grown, there are five of us, it just isn't big...Read complete review

We purchased our Whirlpool refrigerator about three years ago. At the time it seemed large enough for us but as our family has grown, there are five of us, it just isn't big enough. On many occassions I have opened the door to have things spill out into the floor. Not only is the size a problem but we have had numberous malfunctions with this refrigerator. To start, we woke up one morning to water pouring out the bottom of our refrigerator resulting in our laminate floors being ruined where the water ran up under the planks and bucked it up. Then the ice maker quit working. We had it repaired to later have it quit again and now we use ice trays instead of the ice maker that we paid for. One ot the drawers broke. There is a lip on the drawer that slides it in and out and it got a crack in it which later broke and now the drawer just sits in the fridge. We also have a problem with the baskets in the freezer staying in place. I found that the more you put into the baskets the more likely they are to slip out which causes a mess. I would not purchase this refrigerator again.

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Never again!

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from Fontana ca

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    • Flimsy Shelves

    Best Uses

      Refrigerators are expensive. We need durability. This is the first one I've owned that I've experienced all the shelves cracking and breaking. I have one door shelf left and the plastic around the inner shelves are brittle and breaking as well. IT'S ONLY BEEN A FEW YEARS!

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      5.0

      Great Fridge!

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      from VA

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      We bought this refrigerator when we bought our home. We went ahead and spent a little more money than we had planned because we looked at this one in store and really liked the features. I also liked that we could get it in black to match our stove and dishwasher. I absolutely love the ice and water machine in the door. So perfect for me as I pretty much only drink water. And I like that you can have whole ice cubes or chipped. It meant I could put the filtered water pitcher away and save space in the fridge itself. There is plenty of room in both the fridge and the freezer. Shelves are removable for easy cleaning - as well as the produce drawers. Dials for easy temperature settings, although you need to be careful because we tend to have things freeze if pushed all the way to the back of the fridge. Plenty of in door shelves in both the fridge and freezer give you even more storage room. The water filter is super easy to change and there is an indicator light to let you know when you should order it and when you should replace it. My only complaint is that the water filters are not too easy to find, but I just have them saved on amazon subscribe and save to they auto ship and we get a small discount. I am very pleased with the purchase of this fridge and would recommend it to anyone.

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      5.0

      A little pricey

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      from USA

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      Even though it's a little pricey, it fits our family well. It's pretty quiet and plenty of room in both the freezer and refrigerator side. It's also easy to use. We got the black one and it is very durable. Our one year old son runs his toys into it all the time and still no dings or scratches. We enjoy this product very much.

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      4.0

      Excellent Side-by-Side

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      from Stockton, CA

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      This is just what I was looking for when we were helping our daughter set up her new kitchen. The shelving is multiply adjustable and there is plenty of space for both produce and packaged goods. I really like the little spot my daughter has set aside just for her collection of fine butters and jams. The freezer is more than adequate, even with the ice maker. The price places it about in the middle for refrigerators, with quality just above the more premium models.

      Noise Level
      There is a hum but it is very tolerable.

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      The interior is this refrigerator's biggest selling point, in my opinion.

      Temperature Control
      My daughter is keen to get the refrigerator items at just the right temperature, and the control here is quite responsive.

      Ease of Cleaning
      The shelving is easy to clean, as is the freezer section.

      Durability
      It comes with a great warranty and seems solidly built.

      Design
      This is not a premium model, but it still of very high quality.

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      4.0

      Great fridge

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      from Hartville, MO

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      This fridge was a really good purchase. I really like the design of it. There is a lot of room on the inside, and it seems to keep our fresh fruits and vegetables very fresh, as if we just purchased them from the store! I was really excited to get a side by side fridge/freezer, because I could never quite reach the back of the freezer on my old one. I was a little afraid there would be less room in the freezer, but I can fit just as much in this one than my old fridge! I also LOVE the built in ice maker/water dispenser! It is very handy for when I forget to refill the ice trays or refill my filtered water pitcher inside the fridge! The temperature is easily adjustable, but I just keep it on the recommended settings and it seems to work fine. Highly recommended!

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      5.0

      roomy, easy to use and clean

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      from USA

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      This fridge is nice to look at and convenient. The side by side makes getting items from the freezer just as convenient as getting items from the fridge. Cleaning is easy. there is more storage space than it appears from the outside. The glass shelves remove for easy cleaning even if you are ocd and want to clean daily. The ice maker is a hard worker. We never run out with my family of five. I have been surprised with amount of space in this thing. It seems no matter what I try to put in there is always room. The color is classic so never goes out of style. We have never had an issues with water line or motor. When we had the power go out due to a natural disaster (snow storm), this fridge kept the cool air in as long as we did not open the door too much.

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      5.0

      Whirlpool a trusted brand

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      from USA

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      We love our whirlpool refrigerator! Everything from the space it provides my family with, as well as the front water and ice dispenser. easy to use, easy to clean, and most of all keeps my food fresh. The icemaker is great because it produces enough ice when needed, without the loudness of other icemakers i have seen. The settings of the refrigerator are easy to understand and more importantly easy to use. you can set the temp to as warm or cold as you would like. the crisper drawers are large enough to hold your neccessitties while keeping them fresh. i trust in the brand whirlpool because they are a brand name that can be trusted to stand by their products.

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      4.0

      Fair value

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      from USA

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      You're not going to wow guests with this refrigerator, and it almost looks like lower-budget ones. But actually using it, you realize it's a quality product with good design and a very functional use of space. It's not kitchen art (like so many more expensive refrigerators) but it does its job just fine.

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      5.0

      Whirlpool Side by Side in Black LOVE THIS!

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      from USA

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      WE absolutely love this fridge and freezer. My only complaint is that the drawers in the fridge are hard to take out and put back in when cleaning. Otherwise this is great. Love the water option and the ice maker. There is plenty of space in the freezer and the fridge as well. The temperature holds and it hasn't broke and we have had this years.

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      5.0

      Love the Brand and Its Capacity Storage

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      from USA

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      This refrigerator gives us maximum use for storage in both the refrigerator and freezer section. We love the compartments, the ice maker and the design on the usage of space for all types both children and adults. I would rate this refrigerator a A plus.

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