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This review is only for installation and aesthetics. We have yet to use it as it is still cooling. We did have a professional appliance installation company install these units with...Read complete review
This review is only for installation and aesthetics. We have yet to use it as it is still cooling. We did have a professional appliance installation company install these units with the trim kit.Overall it did not seem like too hard a job to put together the trim set and slide the fridge and freezer into place. However, there was a bit of tweaking to get two separate boxes (the fridge & freezer) and trim kit to all look as one unit. Total time of install start to finish was close to two hours.Here are the various tweaks they had to make while installing:1. Needed to make their own levelers as the units did not have their own. (so, initially the units looked like they were leaning back)2. Lots of adjusting on doors to make sure they were even with one another and still level. Sort of a standard with any fridge install but a little tricker being two different units.3. The center trim kit that goes between the units was keeping the fridge from closing completely - need to assure spacing is accurate between both units from top to bottom.The main thing the installer left me with was that these are two separate units and only connected by a small plate at the top. So, it is possible that we may experience some movement when opening and closing the doors.It would seem that the design should be updated so that there is a bracket in the middle that connects both units.This way you would have a connection that runs the height of the unit keeping an even gap, creating more connection than just the small plate at the top, and would also provide a place to attach the center trim.Overall, it looks great and has met our expectations for the overall look in our kitchen. If you bought or are considering purchasing these items it is because you don't or can't spend 10k+ on a big sub-zero - I don't blame you. If they operate as good as they look, we will be very excited.I do have a small level of concern regarding the negative operational reviews but I'll see what happens with our units. Our cabinets were custom built for these units so it is not an easy change if these go belly up...but lets think positive. Once, my units get to temp and we can start using I will leave an operational review.
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We (happily) installed this and the freezer that goes with it 4 years ago in our new custom home. We really like the idea of a separate refrigerator and freezer and find that...Read complete review
We (happily) installed this and the freezer that goes with it 4 years ago in our new custom home. We really like the idea of a separate refrigerator and freezer and find that very functional for our lifestyle. Recently it stopped cooling, and we've learned that there is a slow freon leak that would cost more to fix than the cost of the refrigerator, thus we have to replace it AND the freezer, since they are a matched pair. (The style has changed). The 'sealed system' was only warranted for 1 year, and Whirlpool was unwilling to talk or help do anything about it. There are other reviews on the internet that mention the exact same problem. So, although we were happy with the product's appearance and function initially, none of that makes any difference when it won't cool four years later and is out of warranty. A certified repair person told us it was very unusual for a refrigerator's condenser and coils not to be warranted for at least 5 years. If you decide to buy this product anyway, be sure to spend the extra money for an extended warranty.
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from Brampton, ON
Comments about Whirlpool Sidekick Stainless Steel All-Refrigerator:
I bought a year ago - I like that it's spacious and fulfills the need of my huge family but just after 14 months I have had to service it where it's compressor stopped working and the gas leaked, so I'd advise to buy an extended warranty with it.
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Have the matching freezer as well awesome pair tons of space and they look expensive as well!!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Louisville, KY
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LOVE my All Refrigerator & Freezer!!!!
from Dallas, TX, United States
Purchased the All Refrigerator & Freezer for our new home, Best purchase we have made. Love the clean look, and it allows plenty of room for all the food I need to feed my family of 5. Always receiving compliments!!!
from LaPorte County, IN, United States
I had to purchase a new refrigerator when my old one was too expensive to repair. I am a caterer and decided I needed a full refrigerator for my kitchen. The sidekick I bought has been the best decision I have made since starting my business.
Great feature with no freezer!
By blue moon
from Vancouver, BC, Canada
Much needed fridge space for office kitchen. We had a smaller fridge, always overfilled with a poorly utilized freezer. This 18 cu ft fridge only was the answe to our issues.
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from Athabasca, Alberta, Canada
This purchase was to replace a competitors product that failed at the 5 year mark. Although the same size, we can store more items more efficiently. A great purchase.
Sidekicks is a Good idea
from Mill Bay, BC, Canada
The choice was dictated by the existing 10 yr old WOODS (Kenmore) refrigerator unit which started to leak, but there were no parts available. Our Kitchen cabinets were designed to accommodate only the sidekick design. The new units work well but there is no easy way to level and align the units once there are in place. There should be a way to adjust the rear from the front. Also they are a little noisier than the previous unit. The look has been improved by the stainless steel handles. Hopefully they can be serviced without moving them.
from Quebec City, QC, Canada
I bought this fridge two months ago and I like it a lot. Space is good and so is lighting. Down point, a little noisy when it starts and fruit and veggie compartments are a little small.
satisfied to date
from fishkill, ny
owned for 2 mos. and still satisfied; specs actually list as 17.7 cu ft; adjustable shelves and large deli box are very good design features; 2 fresh veg and fruits boxes at bottom are adequate, but use the attached shelf for addition fresh veg storage
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