Whirlpool ED5KVEXVQ Review



The best side-by-side we found in our price niche, the Whirlpool ED5KVEXVQ offers a spacious 25 cubic feet of storage and a rich feature set, including slide-out glass shelves, adjustable gallon door storage shelves, a crisper, a dairy drawer, a deli drawer, and a child lock. Users especially delight in the ice and water dispenser, frills not often found in this price range. This Energy Star model comes in white or black.

The Whirlpool ED5KVEXVQ (starting at $899, Sears) is the only high quality side-by-side refrigerator that falls in the Cheapism price range. It not only delivers on features, but also on performance, assert Whirlpool ED5KVEXVQ reviews. Based on our reading of reviews at sites such as Home Depot and Best Buy, the mechanics are top-notch and overall utility is high. In particular, the rich set of amenities (including an ice and water dispenser, which is rarely found in the budget end of the market) on what still passes for a modest, as opposed to fancy, refrigerator holds wide appeal. This fridge earns points in reviews for quiet operation and appropriately and consistently cold temperatures in both the freezer and fresh food sections. Although a few purchasers find that the relatively narrow shelves in this side-by-side design are cumbersome and limiting, other Whirlpool ED5KVEXVQ reviews like the efficient use of space and easy interior access. Most say cleaning is a breeze although a few beg to differ, saying that food gets trapped in the runners holding the glass shelves.

This large refrigerator boasts 25.1 cubic feet of storage space (15.2 cubic feet for fresh food and 9.9 cubic feet for the freezer), which in theory is sufficient for large families, including those with teenagers. And while some users report it's roomy enough for folks who like to stock up on sale items, one reviewer argues that the side-by-side configuration can't accommodate the needs of a four-person household. The fresh food section of the Whirlpool ED5KVEXVQ comes equipped with four glass shelves, a crisper, and door storage with three gallon-size bins, one covered dairy bin, and one shelf. The freezer comes with a pull-out basket and the door holds five shelves. As noted above, there's also an external water and ice dispenser. Energy Star qualified, the Whirlpool ED5KVEXVQ uses roughly 577 kWh a year, which costs an estimated average $61 to run. It comes in white or black, both with a textured finish.

With sturdy construction, upmarket features, and a wallet-pleasing price, the Whirlpool ED5KVEXVQ does not disappoint. Consumers like the value and convenience and several say they would buy it again; at least one already owns two.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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