4.4
309 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
 
4.4

(based on 309 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (180)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (99)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (82)
  • Easy access (72)
  • Energy efficient (64)
  • Holds temperature well (61)
  • Customizable shelving (52)

Cons

  • Limited shelving options (13)
  • Bad ice maker (12)
  • Noisy (10)
  • Not energy efficient (9)
  • Unreliable (9)

Best Uses

  • Big families (69)
  • Large kitchen (60)
  • 2nd refrigerator (27)
  • Small kitchens (25)
  • Office fridge (18)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (59), Gourmet chef (16), Avid cook (14)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (87), Business (6)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (55), I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand (36)

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

Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator

By 

from oujda angad

About Me Casual Cook

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Limited Shelving Options
  • Poor Layout

Best Uses

  • Large Kitchens
  • Small Kitchens

Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

it is very very nce you can buty it to many things

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

GOOD

By 

from LIBYA

About Me Casual Cook

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy Access
  • Space For Tall Items

Cons

  • Bad Ice Maker
  • Limited Shelving Options
  • Noisy
  • Not Energy Efficient

Best Uses

  • Big Families
  • Large Kitchens

Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

Good product attractive design and easy access ,space for tall items disadvantage for this product noisy and not energy efficient and bad ice maker,limited shelving option.

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

Yes

By 

from Egypt

About Me Gourmet Chef

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
  • Small Kitchens

Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

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  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

it keep the food fresh ,

By 

from ca

Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

I bought it for 2 years and still new

 
5.0

Good

By 

from Algeria

About Me Casual Cook

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Pros

  • Easy Access

Cons

  • Bad Ice Maker
  • Not Cold Enough

Best Uses

  • Big Families
  • Wet Bar

Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

Good and cool

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

Excellent

By 

from Miami, FL

About Me Casual Cook

See all my reviews

Pros

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

Cons

  • Flimsy Shelves

Best Uses

  • Small Kitchens

Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

I really liked this refrigerator, I have had this for over five years now and I completely rely on it. It has an incredible design and it is really durable, does not make noise and doesn't consume that much energy. I like the design and its simplicity. Me and my husband both love it and we have not had any problems with this refrigerator, I will continue purchasing this brand!

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

the best product ever

By 

from new york

About Me Casual Cook

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Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • 2nd Refrigerator
    • Big Families
    • Large Kitchens

    Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

    wonderfull

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

    I'm buyed Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator

    By 

    from egypt

    About Me Casual Cook

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • 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:

      Very useful and expand everything inside

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

      Ilove my new refrigerator

      By 

      from Warren, Ohio

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

      • air filter to stop odor
      • Attractive Design
      • Customizable Shelving
      • Easy Access
      • Energy Efficient
      • Holds Temperature Well
      • Quiet
      • Space For Tall Items

      Cons

      • I wish the the door bins had more adjustability

      Best Uses

      • Big Families
      • Large Kitchens

      Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

      I just got it about 5 weeks ago, but I like it a lot. It's large enough for my rather large family, it's quiet and I love the water and ice dispenser on the outside of the door, and there are 4 bins on the inside of the refrigerator door and 2 of them are big enough to hold gallon-size containers which frees up a lot of shelf space, just like having the ice maker on the inside of the door, it gives you a lot more space in the freezer. There's a water filter and an air filter which helps to control any type of odors in your refrigerator, like onions.But so far I really like it and would definitely recommend it.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Nice Produits

      By 

      from Algerie

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Flimsy Shelves

      Best Uses

      • 2nd Refrigerator
      • Big Families
      • Large Kitchens
      • Small Kitchens

      Comments about Whirlpool Side-by-Side Refrigerator:

      it's the best produits in the world

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

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