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 280 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (161)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (92)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (59)
  • Easy access (52)
  • Energy efficient (48)
  • Holds temperature well (46)
  • Customizable shelving (38)

Cons

  • Not energy efficient (8)
  • Unreliable (8)
  • Bad ice maker (7)
  • Limited shelving options (6)
  • Noisy (6)

Best Uses

  • Big families (49)
  • Large kitchen (44)
  • 2nd refrigerator (19)
  • Small kitchens (19)
  • Office fridge (14)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (42), Avid cook (11), Gourmet chef (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (64), Business (3)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (47), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (23)

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 love this product

By 

from baghdad .bg

About Me Casual Cook

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:

    Thiels is good product

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

    I love this new fridge!!

    By 

    from Wilton California

    About Me Casual Cook

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Customizable Shelving
    • Holds Temperature Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Big Families

      Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

      It fits right in where our RV fridge used to be. Cheaper than the parts to fix our old Dometic fridge. The cubic feet say it's slightly smaller, but we feel both the fridge and freezer section seem bigger somehow. Maybe better arrangement. LOVE the many slots to put the shelves into. Makes it easier to setup one section for tall things like milk gallons.

      VERY quiet.

      Runs on 120 watts. That's it!!! About like running two laptops. We run on solar frequently and it's nice to have such a low wattage. The Dometic needed 500watts AC when we weren't running on propane.

      Small drip tray in back was broken (probably from factory since the box and foam were in great shape). Contacted seller (Varouj Appliances), and they sent out a replacement immediately without having to return the old broken plastic like some sellers want you to do.

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

      Energy afficiency

      By 

      from Cairo

      About Me Avid Cook

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Big Families

        Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

        Lts shape is attractively and all works are artistic and a few days ago shobing the frots the best of luck with the new one by one of the Crown Estate is a good good good

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

        I would buy this side by side refrigerator ten times over !!

        By 

        from Cleveland Ohio

        About Me Casual Cook

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy Access
        • Energy Efficient
        • Holds Temperature Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Big Families
          • Large Kitchens
          • Wet Bar

          Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

          I would Definitely recommend this to a friend or family member. I love it! It is the way to go if you're looking to buy a new refrigerator.

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

          I would buy this product again this a good quality

          By 

          from Stanton, kentucky

          About Me Casual Cook

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Big Families
            • Large Kitchens

            Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

            This is very attractive design and pretty good size for my kitchen. It's a big space inside, and this is a good quality product.

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

            Great system

            By 

            from Alachua fl

            About Me Casual Cook

            See all my reviews

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • 2nd Refrigerator

              Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

              Just got one of these two months ago to replace an old whirlpool and we are very satisfied with it! On top of that it came at such a reasonable price for a great product

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

              I only can say WOW

              By 

              from California

              About Me Casual Cook

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Energy Efficient
              • Space For Tall Items

              Cons

              • Bad Ice Maker

              Best Uses

              • Big Families

              Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

              The available space is amazing, I definitely recommend it. Especially for large kitchens and families.

              • Affiliation:
              • I received a sample
               
              5.0

              This products makes you wish you hadn't spent your money

              By 

              from hillside,nj

              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:

                really nice

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

                Very useful

                By 

                from Amman,jordan

                About Me Casual Cook

                See all my reviews

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Bad Ice Maker
                • Limited Shelving Options
                • Poor Layout

                Best Uses

                • Big Families
                • Large Kitchens

                Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

                Very big and heavy but good enough for me

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Affiliation:
                • I received a sample
                 
                3.0

                Nice freg

                By 

                from LA

                About Me Casual Cook

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy Access
                • Holds Temperature Well

                Cons

                • Noisy
                • Not Energy Efficient

                Best Uses

                • Small Kitchens

                Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

                When it come to freg design,this is the best.nice looking .look very attractive,with cool colors that fits your kitchen decorations.realy reliable freg with good cold keeping property.i saw it at my friends house , he complained of its non quite sound. Not so power efficient device.its inside is very big which can hold many stuffs, with easy accessibility to any thing you wants.l,m starving to get one soon.

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

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