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Attractive, user friendly, and subtly modern.
I have had this fridge for a few months and it has worked perfectly. The stainless/black model is very attractive and modern looking, but isn't obnoxious looking even in an older style...Read complete review
I have had this fridge for a few months and it has worked perfectly. The stainless/black model is very attractive and modern looking, but isn't obnoxious looking even in an older style home. The interior layout is very functional, with a decent amount of door space for large drink containers (milk, soda, juice, etc) and condiments. In switching over from a larger fridge to this one, I did have to slim down on the number of condiments I had.. Though, there really is no good reason to have 6 different kinds of mustard! The freezer is pretty shallow, but surprisingly tall. It came with one small shelf that only spans 1/2 of the freezer and gives about 5" underneath it. I have it organized so that I can stack things that are in boxes on one side (without the shelf), and use the under-shelf area for my ice cube trays/ice bin. The freezer door holds all of my non-boxed items.I purchased this fridge for my older home that had limited kitchen space. I stuck this fridge in a closet area, with the closet door removed and the proper amount of space above/behind/around it. It has been performing well, with no functional issues. The cold adjustment has a wide range of temperatures, and it took me a few days to get it dialed in perfectly.The only issues I've had with this fridge is that the door is very thick (like all newer style fridges), so I need to keep the fridge out past the wall where it is recessed about 3". This looked awkward at first, as I thought I would be able to keep the fridge flush with the closet trim, but I am over it and no one else has noticed. I would have noticed this if my local store had the fridge in stock, and would have decided to get the fridge anyway because there is no way around it.The fridge is also reasonably loud. I like to sleep with my bedroom door open, which is right off of the kitchen about 10ft from the fridge. I can hear this fridge start up much better/louder than the other fridge I had. Maybe it is because it is in a closet and the sound echos, or maybe it is just a louder fridge. This is not a deal breaker for me, and most people probably wouldn't even notice. I only notice it at night when everything is quiet and I'm falling asleep.My only question to Whirlpool and other companies that make skinny fridges is: Why do you make them so short? I could easily see this fridge with another foot above it being MUCH more desirable to people looking for a skinny fridge. This fridge has the most capacity of any 'skinny' fridge I could find, and while it suits my needs (2 person apartment), I would have liked more capacity in the same width fridge. In my research looking for a skinny fridge, I saw lots of pictures of people using these fridges between cabinets in their small kitchens. All of the pictures I saw had at least a foot gap between the fridge top and the cabinets, or had no height restriction at all (nothing above the fridge).
Most Liked Negative Review
Buy if you want to throw out lots of food!
This model number has "transitioned" from WRT111SFAW00 to this model number. It appears to be the identical refrigerator. Heads up - the freezer does NOT come with a full...Read complete review
This model number has "transitioned" from WRT111SFAW00 to this model number. It appears to be the identical refrigerator. Heads up - the freezer does NOT come with a full functional shelf.I purchased this product 18 months ago and it has been a problem from the start. First, the delivered unit had a material defect with the freezer door and seal before the box was even opened. See photo. The arch that appears at the bottom of the freezer door should not be there. The bottom of the freezer door should be completely straight and horizontal to the top of the refrigerator door. How did this refrigerator get past Whirlpool quality control???Because of the defect, regulating the temperature in the freezer, as well as the refrigerator, was impossible. I had tostart throwing out food because the freezer could not keep the food consistently frozen. A S@@rs technician came out to look at the unit based on fluctuating temperatures, mostly with the freezer, which wasunable to keep the temperature within the "freezer zone," as shown on 2 different appliance thermometers. The other complaint I described to the technician was the level of noise, and the pitch of the noise, that this refrigerator makes. The S@@rs technician told me the problems that I described were because the unit was not level on the kitchen floor. He did not even notice the problem with the breached seal on the defective freezer door!!! A second service call was placed; this time using an authorized Whirlpool technician. The technician, within a few minutes, noticed the problem with the freezer door. I was told that by replacing the freezer door, everything should be fine. With the unit under an extended warranty, and on a second service call, I told the technician that I wanted a new replacement refrigerator. I questioned how compromised the compressor might be for having to work so hard because of the problem with the compromised seal on the defective freezer door. I was told by the technician that would not even be considered by Whirlpool until a new freezer door was installed on the unit to see if that would fix the problem.It took approximately 6 weeks for the freezer door to arrive, and then another week for the Whirlpool technician to return to my home to replace the freezer door. Well, with a new freezer door installed, I am still plagued by a freezer that cannot keep food frozen at a consistent temperature, have to keep throwing food out, and the noise of the refrigerator is unbearable. When the compressor turns on and off, there is a clicking sound loud enough to startle you...every time it goes on and off. If you have ever walked on a sidewalk and passed an electric transformer on the ground, with that loud, annoying humming sound, that is how my refrigerator sounds when the compressor is running. Based on other reviews that state "how quiet" this refrigerator is, it seems I got stuck with a lemon.I am very disappointed with this product and with Whirlpool for not stepping up to the plate to do the right thing. Whirlpool, please contact me to remedy this problem.
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By No nick name
from Clovis, CA
Comments about Whirlpool Black Top Freezer Refrigerator:
We bought an rv, and the refrigerator came in it. We have had several rv's, but this is the best refrigerator that we have ever had in an rv. It is bigger than what we had before, and keeps things colder. Also it makes ice faster than any other refrigerator we had in an rv before.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Very happy with the refrigerator. Have had for two months
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awesome fridge for a small space
from los angeles, ca
bought this fridge a little over a month ago when we moved to an apartment with a small kitchen. we decided to downsize from a standard size fridge as our old fridge was never even close to full (we mainly eat fresh foods and buy what we need one week at a time) and i didnt like wasting space/energy that we didnt need to. this fridge has a surprising amount of storage for the footprint (we STILL usually dont fill it!) and gets/stays incredibly cold (the first couple days we accidentally kept freezing the fridge stuff, oops). id happily give this fridge five stars but my only complaint is that there is no full shelf in the freezer. there are supports in the freezer as though there should be a shelf, but it doesnt come with one, nor can you order one.
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Great fit, plenty of room
from Weldon Spring, Mo.
Bought it to put it adjacent to a bar downstairs. Fits great, switched door swing to allow easy access.
Extra storage refrigerator
from Apache Junction , Arizona
bought this refrigerator about 2 weeks ago for extra storage space with the holidays coming. It is perfect for that.
Full size is perfect for my rv
By J. The wanderer
from St. Petersburg, Fl
Have this full size deep fridges instead of the smaller fridges originally installed in an RV. Since I live in the RV full time, I needed a full size
only have it for less than 2 mos but so far no problems
By gramma joan
from wilkes barre pa
I bought this as an extra refrigerator and am pleased with my choice
Very nice appliance, good size, efficient as 2nd fridge.
from Gales Ferry, CT
I bought this refrigerator to use as a second unit. It is located in the basement and holds beverages, ice, and food as necessary. I felt that it was an excellent value. No bells and whistles, but just a good basic appliance. I am assuming that it will have a long and reliable life.
from Buffalo, NY
We bought our fridge about two weeks ago and we're very relieved that we did! We needed more space, but not a full size fridge, this one is perfect.
Great for a single household
from Costa Mesa, Ca
This fridge has proven to be quiet and dependable for me. I choose this model mainly for the cost, reviews, cost of annual use, and the fact I was moving into an older duplex with a very narrow entry way/door. I love keeping a ton of fresh veggies in my house, and do mess several humidity drawers that tend to be available in larger fridges, but I tend to replenish my use and replenish veggie supply every week, so this has not impacted me too much. I also found I can set the temperature control a little lower than recommended levels. I do miss an extra shelf in the freezer sometimes, but the freezer is small enough, pulling out a bag or box from the bottom of the pile doesn't take too much added effort. Overall, this is a great fridge for the cost and size if you are living on your own and have space constraints.
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