We had a Whirlpool refrigerator for almost 29 years before it finally gave out. We decided to replace it with another Whirlpool model, this time with the freezer on the bottom. Unfortunately Whirlpool has changed the dimensions of its refrigerators such that the one we wanted with a 21.9 cu.ft. capacity does not fit in the space we have, so we had to settle for the smaller 18.7 cu.ft. model, which is slightly smaller than our old refrigerator. We chose the stainless steel color mainly because white and black were the only other choices. As we were warned from other reviews, the stainless steel finish does show fingerprints very markedly. At first we were horrified by the amount of noise the refrigerator made, but it turned out that the installation team (contracted by Best Buy) forgot to turn off the automatic ice maker when they installed the refrigerator. I eventually realized what the problem was, so turned off the ice maker, and now the noise level of the refrigerator is fine. On the plus side, the refrigerator does keep our food properly cold, both in the refrigerator and freezer sections. Also we like the bottom freezer and top refrigerator, especially the clear shelves and drawers which allow one to see easily what is in the refrigerator. The adjustability of the shelves is good, including the shelves in the door. The biggest problem is that both the refrigerator and freezer don't utilize space very well, so that the capacity of this model is quite a bit less than our old one, which was only 0.5 cu. ft. larger based on manufacturer specifications. Finally, the biggest problem we are worried about is the durability, which we have no way to know at the present time. The salesperson said we should expect a lifetime for the unit of only 7 years or so. I hope that is not true, but if it is, it will show that this refrigerator is vastly inferior to what was manufactured 30 years ago.