Whirlpool 25.2 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator: With SpillGuard glass shelves to contain spills, this spacious refrigerator makes cleanup a breeze. The intuitive Accu-Chill temperature management system and Adaptive Defrost technology quickly respond to internal conditions, keeping your foods chilled to the proper temperature.
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Good Buy for the Price
Posted by: Nancy from: on
In researching new appliances, I discovered that most do not last more than 10 years, and the more "bells & whistles" they have, the greater potential for something to go wrong. So with this in mind, I did not want to spend a lot of money. In looking for a new refrigerator, I knew I wanted a side-by-side model, WITHOUT an ice maker / water dispenser, and stainless steel. So I looked for that model first, and then read the Consumer's Report review on this product. All seemed appropriate for my needs, so I bought it sight unseen.
The refrigerator and freezer units work great. The temperature is consistently maintained, and because it does not have the ice/water dispenser, I have more room in my freezer! Things I do not care for - but can live with - are: 1) It only comes with three shelves in the refrigerator vs. four standard. It has four slots, but only comes with three shelves (So I pirated a shelf from my old fridge and all is well). 2) The freezer racks have larger gaps between the slats on the rack/shelf - so some items don't "seat" themselves steadlily on the racks. 3) There is only one drawer in the freezer; 4) This model does not have locking wheels - so there is a potential to move the refrigerator while opening either door. However, once my fridge was filled, this issue was minimized. 5) There is not a warning signal if you inadvertently leave a door open / ajar.
Again, some minor adjustments on how I use this appliance, but for the price, I am very satisified with my purchase.
26 out of 26 found this review helpful.
No frills-just what I wanted
Posted by: MD2006 from: on
This Whirlpool, while basic, serves my needs well. Compared with refrigerators of yore, it is built of light materials, as is expected of a relatively inexpensive item these days--not a problem. A more sophisticated thermostat might have been nice; but again, I was looking for economy; and the thermostat is adequate--it maintains an even temperature (important), but is not marked in degrees. The factory setting wasn't quite right in terms of the recommended temperatures for freezer and refrigerator, and required a little trial-and-error before getting the temperature exactly where I wanted. In the end, the freezer needed to be set colder and the refrigerator section set very slightly warmer.
The refrigerator is attractive and does have one elegant touch: the lights ramp up - dark to light in about a second, which is slightly unnerving for one expecting the light to just pop on instantly.
Best Buy's installation team was great--they really knew what they were doing, worked quickly, and pleasantly negotiated tight spaces.
About my overall rating: 4 stars is very good; I only give 5 stars for something truly extraordinary.
15 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Exactly what I expected
Posted by: Jflyers74 from: Indianapolis IN on
I was looking for a modern, stainless steel, spacious refrigerator that did not have ice and water built in as these two items make up about 80% of maintenance calls. This one met the criteria and was not extremely expensive. I've only had it for a few weeks but so far it has performed flawlessly. My "pros": it looks good, is quite, offers plenty of space, and was pretty cost effective. I only have two minor "cons". The first is the drawers on the frig side are made completely of plastic which in and of itself makes no difference to me however they operate relatively poorly. Opening and closing them isn't smooth and feels cheap. The other "con" is that the door shelves are great however there are only so many mounting points for them. For some reason, there are a few places where one would like to hang a shelf to maximize the "gallon in the door" capability however you can't. There is no visible or obvious reason why the didn't put the mounting nubs all the way up and down the door but they didn't. With that being said, I am still able to store 4 full gallons (could be 6 if not for the issues I just mentioned) on the door and still have space for other items as well.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Posted by: azhiker from: on
My old refrigerator was 23 years old and still running fine, but I knew it was just a matter of time before it quit! I had my eye on this particular refrigerator for a while. Read the reviews and looked at it in the store. It fit my requirements: no ice maker in the door, no ice maker in the freezer, large capacity, great shelving layout and attractive! Price was normally about a $1000 but would drop to $900 every now and then. But when it dropped to $810 ... it was time to buy it!!!
Delivery was slightly behind schedule ... no big deal. Installers did not level the refrigerator and walked away with my 25' tape. Oh well!
Refrigerator runs very quiet, plenty of space, and lots of available shelf scenarios! Love everything about it!!!
Looks great in my kitchen!
0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Nick from: on
Pros: Simple and spacious; didn't need the ice and water stuff. The LED lights hurt the eyes but good for lower energy, less heat dissipation. Runs very quiet. Best Buy had lowest price and fastest delivery. Can use refrigerator magnets on it. If you need a basic side-by-side model this is one of 2 very limited choices - the other one is a Kenmore which looks about the same as this one.
Cons: advertized (internet) yellow label says 401Kwh but actual label says 572Kwh; there was no floor model; the exterior grey/plastic is ugly - should have been black instead; handles are too rough; there's slots for more shelves and that makes you wonder if they're missing given there's a lot of gap; it would have been good if they included a couple of extra shelves - they are expensive to order as parts; had to wait several days after the order for delivery of the refrigerator; legs were not adjusted properly at installation - fridge seems to be tilted backwards; draws made of very flimsy plastic; the stainless steel is a strange dull silver/gray color; doesn't look like much design change/improvement over my retired 15 year old Whirlpool model. I don't understand why most people give this thing so many stars.
15 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Birby from: on
I replaced an older 19 CF Whirlpool fridge that was freezing stuff in the fridge with this one. I was happy to find a fridge without an ice maker or water to take up the freezer room. I love the extra space. The three drawers are nice. There is an extra slot for a shelf which gives you one shelf that has a ton of vertical room. That could be good for some, but I decided to buy an extra shelf to get more shelf space out of it. Take a look at the pictures on Whirlpool's website to get a look on the inside.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Exactly what I needed
Posted by: craig00001 from: Chicago on
I purchased the refrigerator for an office that I work at. It was hard finding a side by side that did not have an ice maker. This is exactly what I needed. I was pleasantly surprised that magnets stick to the refrigerated, and that it is so LARGE in side, it's HUGE!! Only bad side was the installers damaged the first one bringing it up, and didn't tell me that I could keep it till the replacement arrived. Believe Best Buy needs to work on the customer service side for deliveries, this was a huge headache.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Gatsdini from: on
Very nice fridge but the sides are not stainless steel, they are made to appear so. Fingerprints are left on the fridge very easily so buy some stainless steel wipes because you will need them. It takes getting used to side by side from a standard. Wish I had more fridge space.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Biggest side-by-side with no icemaker
Posted by: bbycustomer123 from: on
I bought the Kenmore version of this fridge but it's the same thing, just rebranded. I love that it has no icemaker which means more room in the freezer. The insides are roomy, esp. the freezer. It could use another shelf in the fridge, but i've learned to live without it. Magnets will stick to the exterior. The top has this foil cover over the door hinges, but they aren't secured so they tend to get tangled in my duster when i dust the top. I suppose I could tape them down. It does make a gurgling sound once in a while, I guess it's needed for the freezer, but I thought it was malfunctioning at first. Overall, I like it.
9 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Very happy for this purchase
Posted by: Susie from: Bellevue, WA on
Bought this "returned" product. First I was very worried about it may have missing pieces but ended up it has everything. I don't have a water pipe ready to connect to this fridge and I don't want one, either. Making ice all year round is not important to me. I am very happy that this one does not have ice maker so I actually have more freezer space. Every thing works well.