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Explore Our Whirlpool Refrigerator Models [Buying Guide]

by Pam Silvia

As we mentioned in our comprehensive Refrigerator Buying Guide, shopping for a new fridge is a high-stakes investment that entails plenty of consideration and forethought (lest you live to regret your purchase). Luckily, Whirlpool’s renowned quality and customer service makes it easy to commit to a new brand-home appliance—in fact, every Whirlpool purchase is an informed one.

A home stocked with Whirlpool appliances means bringing meals to the table despite a hectic schedule; it also means purposeful organization, customized care for any mess, and above all, having products that are easy to use, no matter who is commandeering the kitchen. Whirlpool refrigerators, of course, are no exception.

We broadly consider Whirlpool to be “great-value” manufacturer, as you can expect a generous range of freestanding and built-in appliances at price points that won’t cause you to turn out your pockets. Read our latest blog to discover why Whirlpool refrigerator models are among the best in the industry.

Whirlpool stainless steel French door refrigerator sits in sunlit kitchen

At a Glance: Comparing Whirlpool Refrigerators

Before we delve into specific Whirlpool refrigerator models and features, take a look at some key features, including typical dimensions, capacities, prices, and finishes across popular refrigerator types offered by the brand:

Product Attributes Whirlpool Side by Side Refrigerators Whirlpool Freezerless Refrigerators Whirlpool French Door Refrigerators Whirlpool Top Freezer Refrigerators Whirlpool Bottom Freezer Refrigerators
MSRP $1,199–$2,699 $1,099–$1,999

$549–$1,199 $999–$1,699
Overall Capacity 21–28 cu. ft. 18 cu. ft. 19.4–27 cu. ft. 11.6–21 cu. ft. 12.7–22 cu. ft.
Width 33–36” 30” 30–36” 28–33” 24–33”
Height 67–72” 67” 68–74” 63–68” 67–71”
Depth 30–35” 30–31” 29–36” 28–34.5” 28–33”
Color Options Stainless steel, black stainless steel, black, white, biscuit Stainless steel, white Stainless steel, black stainless steel, metallic steel, black, white Stainless steel, black stainless steel, metallic steel, black, white, biscuit Stainless steel, black stainless steel, black, white
Counter-Depth Options? Yes No Yes Yes No
Key Features Can caddy, adjustable gallon door bins, dual cooking Electronic temperature control, temperature alarm Infinity slide shelf, tiered freezer storage, panoramic LED lighting Flexi-Slide™ bin, humidity-controlled crisper, frameless glass shelves SpillGuard™ glass shelves, FreshFlow™ produce preserver, Adaptive Defrost

Now, let’s explore some of the most highly touted features offered by our top-rated Whirlpool refrigerator models—as highlighted by real customers.

NOTE: Consumer reviews have been edited for length and clarity.

Whirlpool Side by Side Refrigerators

If you tend to shop for your groceries in bulk, you’re in luck: Whirlpool side by side refrigerators are stocked with a spacious vertical freezer in which you can store more items on wall-to-wall frameless glass shelves that are specially designed to offer greater storage flexibility.

Other accommodating features from Whirlpool side by side fridges include an extra full shelf in the freezer (thanks to the ice bin’s in-door placement), an exterior water and ice dispenser, and adjustable gallon door bins you can move anywhere in the fridge door for increased loading flexibility when and where you need it.

Our top-rated side by side models:

product image of Whirlpool side by side refrigerator

Pictured: Whirlpool 28 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator - Black Stainless Steel (WRS588FIHV)

Whirlpool Counter Depth Refrigerators

By design, counter depth refrigerators are meant to sit as flush as possible with your cabinets and countertops for a cleaner, more customized look. Whirlpool counter depth refrigerators are largely available in side by side, French door, and top freezer configurations.

Our top-rated counter depth models:

product image of Whirlpool counter depth refrigerator

Pictured: Whirlpool 20.04 Cu. Ft. Fingerprint Resistant Metallic Steel Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator (WRQA59CNKZ)

Whirlpool Freezerless Refrigerators

With only a one-door fridge compartment, Whirlpool freezerless refrigerators (also called “Sidekicks” by the brand) are ideal if you’re looking to maximize fridge space and keep a separate freezer. Whirlpool stocks only a handful of these sleek refrigerator models and are valued at a premium price point.

Our top-rated freezerless model:

  • Whirlpool Sidekick 18 Cu. Ft. All Refrigerator - WSR57R18DM ($1,999) – “Very happy with my new fridge. Half of my fridge is not taken up by a freezer on the top or bottom! There is lots of space and shelves are adjustable!”

product image of Whirlpool freezerless refrigerator

Pictured: Whirlpool Sidekicks 18 Cu. Ft. All Refrigerator - Monochromatic Stainless Steel (WSR57R18DM)

Whirlpool French Door Refrigerators

If you pine for a more modern kitchen design, Whirlpool French door refrigerators certifiably simplify food storage, as they are designed for immaculate organization. Frameless glass shelves and in-door ice are hallmarks of this model, too, and you can expect an infinity slide shelf that slides back to fit taller items, tiered freezer storage, and panoramic LED lighting.

Our top-rated French door models:

product image of Whirlpool French door refrigerator

Pictured: Whirlpool 26.2 French Door Refrigerator - Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel (WRX986SIHZ)

Whirlpool Top Freezer Refrigerators

Sometimes, all you crave is a time-tested configuration, in which case, Whirlpool top freezer refrigerators aren’t any less innovative than their more contemporary counterparts, as many models feature a humidity-controlled crisper drawer and a Flexi-Slide bin that makes space for tall items.

Our top-rated top freezer models:

product image of Whirlpool top freezer refrigerator

Pictured: Whirlpool 20.5 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator - Black (WRT311FZDB)

Whirlpool Bottom Freezer Refrigerators

Not to be outdone, Whirlpool bottom freezer refrigerators prominently feature spill-proof glass shelves, an Accu-Chill™ Temperature Management System that cools food quickly with adaptive sensor technology, and a FreshFlow™ Produce Preserver that keeps fruits and vegetables fresher for longer.

Our top-rated bottom freezer models:

product image of Whirlpool bottom freezer refrigerator

Pictured: Whirlpool Gold 22.07 Cu. Ft. Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - Stainless Steel (WRB322DMBM)

Shop Whirlpool Refrigerator Models at Colder’s

Browse our Appliances catalog to check out the best Whirlpool refrigerators our catalog has to offer. If you have questions related to any our name-brand products, don’t hesitate to call us at 1-414-476-1574 or visit our Colder's experts at any of our four store locations in the Milwaukee, WI area. More accessible than ever, we can also be reached via chat!