Tue. Jun 28th, 2022

This article is for someone who is thinking of buying a Whirlpool American refrigerator. This may be because they already trust this brand from previous purchases or a friend’s recommendation. Now it’s time to narrow down your choice between the 13 different Whirlpool models side by side. Use the following 7 points as your guide.

1. Budget

They range in price from around £725; for the Whirlpool 20RI-D1L model at £1700 for the top of the range Whirlpool 20RI D4 ESPRESSO. With a difference of around £1000, this is clearly an important first consideration. Keep in mind that even the cheapest model has significant advantages over a conventional fridge/freezer, such as size and special features.

2. Size

Here we are talking about the external dimensions of the fridge-freezer. Since side-by-side refrigerators are much larger than conventional refrigerators, it is essential to pay attention to width, height and depth. First of all, due to its size, the manufacturer recommends a house door opening of at least 62 cm. (then the unit will enter without the doors). Second, it not only has to fit into your kitchen, but it has to look good with the overall design and layout of the kitchen.

Models like the Whirlpool WSC5555 AN and the Whirlpool 25RID 4 measure 177 cm. high, 91.1 cm. wide and 74.3 cm. deep. If you need one with the shortest depth, choose the Whirlpool 20 TBL 4 or Whirlpool 20 TML 4, which are only 67.4 cm deep.

As in all American refrigerators, it is recommended to leave an air space of 2 cm. around the unit for optimum performance.

3. Storage capacity

All Whirlpools have at least a total net capacity of 500 litres. The models with the second largest storage capacity are actually the cheapest, the Whirlpool 20 RID 1l and the Whirlpool 20 RBD 1l, with a capacity of 521 liters (325 liters for the fridge and 196 liters for the freezer). The reason for this is that they don’t have an ice and water dispenser, leaving more room for food. Only the most expensive model, the Whirlpool 20RI D4 ESPRESSO has a capacity that exceeds them – 522 liters and it does have a water and ice dispenser.

4. color

There are many models that are black or stainless steel. Additionally, the Whirlpool 20RI D4 ESPRESSO is in satin mist, the Whirlpool 20TM L4 comes in a mirror finish, and the Whirlpool 20SI L4 has a brushed stainless steel look.

5.Energy Efficiency

Everyone is much more energy conscious these days for the sake of the environment and one’s pocketbook and with these fairly large appliances it’s especially important. The good news is that all models have an A+ or A rating. In fact, with A+ energy efficiency, you may be saving energy by having a combined fridge/freezer, rather than using two separate units.

6. Ice and water dispenser

Except for the Whirlpool 20 RID 1L and 20RBD 1l, they all come with an ice and water dispenser. With the exception of the Whirlpool 20RI D3L and 20RB D3L, all dispensers are in the door, allowing for more storage inside the freezer.

7. Additional features

This is where Whirlpool’s American-style fridge-freezers come to life. I’m going to list a few for you, but there are many more.

  • sixth sense technology: quickly adapts to changes in temperature (all models).
  • Antibacterial filter with Microban: Keeps the unit free of bacteria and fungi (all models).
  • power outage alert alarm: After a power outage, if the unit detects that the freezer temperature has risen above freezing, it will sound an alarm. (All the models)
  • makes espresso: I’m not kidding, the Whirlpool 20RI D4 ESPRESSO, as the name implies, will even make you a cup of coffee.

That concludes my 7-point guide to buying a Whirlpool Side-by-Side Fridge Freezer. By now you should have a good idea of ​​what to look for to find the ideal unit for you and your family.

Good luck!

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