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Whirlpool vs Frigidaire Refrigerator (2021): Which Family Fridge Should You Buy?

If you have a large family, having a big fridge is essential to feeding them. A large-capacity refrigerator is required because you would need to stock up on food. Having enough space means you won’t have to worry about groceries getting spoiled and wasted because it won’t fit in the fridge.

Two of the most trusted brands in the refrigerator industry are Whirlpool and Frigidaire. To help you decide which brand to buy, we will review a couple of their bigger models – the Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ and the Frigidaire FFHB2750TS.

These are French Door refrigerators with capacities of at least 25 cubic feet. We will list down and compare their specifications below and then discuss their features in detail.

Whirlpool vs Frigidaire Refrigerator Comparison Chart

ModelWhirlpool WRX735SDHZFrigidaire FFHB2750TS
 
PriceCheck Price at Whirlpool.comCheck Price at FrigidAire.com
Overall Capacity25 cu. ft.26.8 cu. ft.
Cabinet Width36 inches36 inches
Depth35 inches34 inches
Depth with Door Open 90 Degrees48 inches48 inches
Height71 inches69 inches
Refrigerator Volume17.78 cu. ft.18.1 cu. ft.
Freezer Volume6.73 cu. ft.8.7 cu. ft.
Ice & Water DispenserYesYes
Smart ApplianceNoNo
LightingLEDLED
ColorsFingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel, Black Stainless, White, BlackStainless Steel, Ebony Black, Black Stainless Steel
Energy Star QualifiedYesYes

Storage

Frigidaire’s bigger interior space for the same exterior size gives it an advantage over Whirlpool.

The Frigidaire FFHB2750TS is bigger than the Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ by almost 2 cubic feet.

Although Whirlpool’s external dimensions are slightly bigger than Frigidaire, the latter has bigger useable space. It has 3 layers of shelves plus and 3 drawers in the fresh food area, while the freezer is deep plastic lower basket with a shelf for smaller items.

Whirlpool also has 3 shelves and 3 drawers for the refrigerator. Furthermore, one of the drawers is located below the main compartment, giving you easy access to your more used items. The freezer drawer is similarly designed – a deep basket with a shelf on top.

While Frigidaire does have bigger internal space, Whirlpool’s external refrigerated drawer is a nifty feature that will help you save electricity.

Features

The energy-saving potential of Whirlpool’s refrigerated external drawer is matched by Frigidaire’s technological innovations to decrease electricity consumption.

Whirlpool’s refrigerated external drawer makes it easier for you to get food items without the need to open the main compartment.

Right now, the refrigerators we’re comparing are pretty much on the level against each other. They both have these features – LED lighting, external touch controls, temperature management technology and Energy Star certification.

Frigidaire’s PureSource Ultra II Ice & Water Filtration and Whirlpool’s EveryDrop Filtration technologies achieve the same thing – water purification. Both Whirlpool and Frigidaire have edge-to-edge shelves that you can customize for the perfect shelf height.

One feature that Frigidaire has over Whirlpool is the Energy Saver Plus innovation that is supposed to decrease consumption of electricity. On the other hand, Whirlpool’s refrigerated external drawer has its own temperature control, allowing you to set the optimum temperature for other items like fresh produce.

The energy-saving advantage of Whirlpool’s refrigerated external drawer is matched by the energy technology innovation of Frigidaire. But because of its bigger capacity, Frigidaire now has a slight advantage over Whirlpool.

Design

Whirlpool’s more modern design and additional finish and color option makes it more attractive to fashionable customers.

Whirlpool offers more color options to fit your kitchen’s theme.

Whirlpool’s two-door and two-drawer design gives it a more appealing and modern look against Frigidaire’s more classic two-door, single-drawer layout.

You also have more choices on paint and finish with Whirlpool. Frigidaire offers stainless steel, ebony black, and black stainless-steel while Whirlpool also offers, aside from those previous colors, white and fingerprint-resistant stainless-steel.

Frigidaire’s cleaner look might be appealing to some but having more options is better for most people. Whirlpool catches up on Frigidaire’s lead because of its customization options, putting our two appliances on an even playing field again.

Reliability

Both brands are historically reliable, but there are user reports of minor noises and breakdowns on the Whirlpool appliance.

Reports that Whirlpool’s ice maker and water dispenser (left) may breakdown early has been circling among user reviews online. The Frigidaire system (right) seems to be more reliable.

Both brands have been established over a long period of time in the refrigeration industry. They have years of experience developing, manufacturing, marketing, and servicing thousands upon thousands of refrigerating equipment.

The Whirlpool refrigerator has a high rating and only has few negative reviews – mostly focused on noise. The other common issue among those few complaints is that the ice maker tends to break early.

Frigidaire, also a highly rated appliance, has a similar rating. However, most of the complaints stem from issues on delivery – the refrigerator itself does not seem to develop any issues over time.

Because of the minor noise and ice maker issues that Whirlpool encountered, Frigidaire takes a small lead over it.

Verdict

No matter how stylish the Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ refrigerator is, the bigger interior volume of Frigidaire FFHB2750TS gives it that small advantage over the competition.

Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ

Best for those who are looking for style

Frigidaire FFHB2750TS

Best value option

If style and design are at a premium, you cannot go wrong with the Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ fridge. If you’re going for a white-themed kitchen, then it will be your only choice between the two. The optional fingerprint-resistant finish will also help keep it clean and free of smudges.

However, the Frigidaire FFHB2750TS refrigerator offers a bit more value. Its bigger interior space for the same exterior dimensions and energy-saving technology is the deciding factor for most users. If you are buying a refrigerator to expand your cold-storage capacity, then the bigger capacity option is the way to go.

FAQs

đź“Ś Who makes the Frigidaire Refrigerator?

Frigidaire was founded in 1916 as its own company but was eventually acquired by Electrolux in 1986.

đź“Ś How long do Whirlpool refrigerators last?

Whirlpool refrigerators come with a standard one-year warranty but, barring any manufacturing issues, they are known to last up to 20 years.

đź“Ś What are the advantages of a French Door Refrigerator?

These kinds of refrigerators give you more space without needing to have a big door. It also offers a wider view so that you could see all its contents without you needing to dig deep into its body.

đź“Ś Why do you recommend bottom freezer refrigerators?

Most of the time, when you open your fridge, you access the main compartment. Bottom freezers are more efficient and ergonomic because there are fewer instances of you needing to stoop down to get what you need.

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John Morales

John is a writer for a living and a pilot for life. He accidentally discovered his writing talent in College when he shifted to a degree in Humanities from Engineering. He dreams of combining his love for writing and flying by creating a book detailing his adventures while flying around the country.