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2022 Best-Rated Refrigerators from the Whirlpool Canada Family of Brands

In this article, we take a look at what consumers consider some of the best refrigerators from the Whirlpool and KitchenAid brands, based on combined ratings of Canadian and U.S. reviewers on the Canadian brand sites Whirlpool.ca and KitchenAid.ca, as of Nov 24, 2022. Whatever your needs and preferences, the Whirlpool Canada family of appliance brands — which includes Whirlpool and  KitchenAid — is sure to have the perfect refrigerator for you.

With refrigerators, there’s no one-size-fits-all. Different families have different needs, and different kitchens have different size constraints and layout considerations. Some home kitchens have cabinets and countertops surrounding the refrigerator, for which shallower counter depth refrigerators work well because they allow the unit to fit snugly and be flush with the surrounding countertops. On the other hand, some kitchens have deeper countertops and cabinets, allowing enough room for a standard depth unit. Maybe your family is partial to a French door design with a bottom freezer, or perhaps a side-by-side refrigerator and freezer combo is better suited to your kitchen.

If you’re in the market for a new refrigerator that looks great and is built to last, this list is a great place to start.

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4.3 star rating, with 235 reviews, as of November 24, 2022

Make the most of your space with this 30-inch French door refrigerator with a slide-out bottom freezer. Fruits and veggies will stay fresh in humidity-controlled crisper drawers, and the fold-away shelf makes room for tall items such as wine bottles or 2-litre bottles.

What makes it great
  • Great fresh food storage: The humidity-controlled crisper drawers give you the option to store fresh foods at their optimal temperature and in their ideal environment.

  • Smudge resistant, easy-to-clean surface: Fingerprint resistant surfaces are easy to clean and help prevent fingerprints and smudges. Finishes are available in Black Stainless and Stainless Steel colours.

  • Keeps produce fresh for longer: The FreshFlow™Produce Preserver helps to create an optimal storage environment, helping your produce stay fresh longer*. 

  • Spacious and adjustable door storage: Adjustable gallon door bins free up room on your refrigerator shelves and keep your beverage containers and tall items cold and secure.

  • Adjustable shelves that help save on space: Partial-width fold-away shelves are adjustable and  create more room for bottles and tall items.

Things to consider
  • Available in stainless steel and white colours. 

  • Make sure this compact model is the right fit for your space.

Additional Features
LED INTERIOR LIGHTING
Our long-lasting, energy efficient, and maintenance-free LED light bulbs will keep food looking as good as it tastes. 

FULL-WIDTH PANTRY DRAWER
Keep your meats, cheeses, and party platters at the ready with this easy-to-access, full-width pantry drawer. 

SPILLPROOF GLASS SHELVES
Make cleaning up easy with shelves designed to contain spills and prevent liquids from leaking onto the area below. 

ADAPTIVE DEFROST 
This innovative feature automatically monitors the freezer environment and runs the cycle only when necessary.

CONDIMENT CADDY
Transfer condiments and other items to and from the table or grill with this easy-to-use condiment caddy. 

FRESHFLOW™ AIR FILTER
The FreshFlow™ air filter is 15 times more effective than baking soda at removing food odours by regularly cycling air through a carbon-based filter. For optimal air freshness, replace the filter every six months.  

* Based on commonly purchased produce.

4.2 star rating, with 1140 reviews, as of November 24, 2022

This 22 cubic foot refrigerator features a slide-away split shelf, allowing the front of the shelf to retract and make room for tall items. This refrigerator also features the ExtendFresh™ Temperature Management System and Produce Preserver to help maintain the taste and texture of fresh food.

What makes it great
  • Food stays at optimal temperatures: The ExtendFresh™ Temperature Management System has a variable-capacity compressor that helps ensure your food stays at the optimal temperature. 

  • Great fresh food storage: The humidity-controlled crisper drawers give you the option to store fresh foods at their optimal temperature and in their ideal environment.

  • Meats and cheeses stay cool: The FreshChill™ Temperature-Controlled Full-Width Pantry allows you to keep your deli items at your desired temperatures. 

  • Easy access to cold water: The streamlined Interior Water Dispenser design means quick access to filtered water. 

  • Keeps produce fresher for longer: The Produce Preserver captures the ethylene gas emitted by fruits and vegetables, which is what causes them to overripen.

Things to consider
  • Ice dispenser is on the inside.

Additional Features
AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER
With the KitchenAid® factory-installed ice maker, you’ll never be without ice again! 

SLIDE-AWAY SPLIT SHELF
Accommodate bottles and tall items with the slide-away split shelf. This versatile design helps to maximize storage space and optimize your refrigerator’s organization. 

LED LIGHTING
Our long-lasting, energy efficient, and maintenance-free LED light bulbs will keep food looking as good as it tastes. 

ENERGY STAR® CERTIFIED 
An energy-conserving refrigerator that exceeds minimum federal efficiency levels.

4.1 star rating, with 2243 reviews, as of November 24, 2022

This 30-inch French door bottom freezer unit features purposefully designed storage zones for the items you use more frequently. Fruits and veggies will stay fresh longer in the humidity-controlled crisper, and the gallon door bins provide storage flexibility when and where you need it.

What makes it great
  • Great fresh food storage: The humidity-controlled crisper drawers give you the option to store fresh foods at their optimal temperature and in their ideal environment.

  • Extra room for tall items: The Tuck Shelf creates more room for bottles and other tall items. 

  • Cleaning up is easy: The Spillproof Glass Shelves are designed to contain spills and prevent liquids from leaking onto the area below. 

  • Spacious and adjustable door storage: Adjustable gallon door bins free up room on your refrigerator shelves and keep your beverage containers and tall items cold and secure.

  • Keeps produce fresh for longer: The FreshFlow™Produce Preserver helps to create an optimal storage environment, helping your produce stay fresh longer*. 

* Based on commonly purchased produce.

Things to consider
  • Slide-out freezer door only partially pulls out. 

  • Make sure this compact model is the right fit for your space.

Additional Features
FINGERPRINT RESISTANT 
Avoid fingerprints and smudges with easy-to-clean, fingerprint resistant surfaces. Available in Black Stainless and Stainless Steel colours.

FULL-WIDTH DELI DRAWER
Keep your meats, cheeses, and party platters at the ready with this easy-to-access, full-width pantry drawer. 

FACTORY-INSTALLED ICE MAKER
With the Whirlpool® factory-installed ice maker, you’ll never be without ice again! 

LED LIGHTING
Our long-lasting, energy efficient, and maintenance-free LED light bulbs will keep food looking as good as it tastes. 

CONDIMENT CADDY
The convenient carrying handle makes transfering condiments and other items to and from the table or grill quick and easy. 

ADAPTIVE DEFROST 
This innovative feature automatically monitors the freezer environment and runs the cycle only when necessary.

COMPACT 30 WIDTH 
Enjoy the convenient features of a French door refrigerator with a 30″ wide footprint — allowing the unit to fit in more places.

4.1 star rating, with 3535 reviews, as of November 24, 2022

This 20 cubic foot counter depth refrigerator will fit flush with your kitchen cabinets and counters. The French door design and LED lighting make it easy to find what you’re looking for, and the ExtendFresh™ Temperature Management System and Produce Preserver help to keep your food cool and fresh.

What makes it great
  • Food stays at optimal temperatures: The ExtendFresh™ Temperature Management System has a variable-capacity compressor that ensures your food stays at the optimal temperature. 

  • Meats and cheeses stay cool: The FreshChill™ Temperature-Controlled Full-Width Pantry allows you to keep your deli items at your desired temperatures. 

  • Easy access to cold water: The streamlined Interior Water Dispenser design means quick access to filtered water. 

  • Keeps produce fresh for longer: The Produce Preserver captures the ethylene gas emitted by fruits and vegetables, which is what causes them to overripen.

  • Great fresh food storage: The humidity-controlled crisper drawers give you the option to store fresh foods at their optimal temperature and in their ideal environment.

Things to consider
  • Make sure your kitchen layout can accommodate this wider fridge.

Additional Features
ENERGY STAR® CERTIFIED 
An energy-conserving refrigerator that exceeds minimum federal efficiency levels. 

AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER
You’ll never have to worry about running out of ice again with the KitchenAid® factory-installed ice maker. 

LED LIGHTING
Our long-lasting, energy efficient, and maintenance-free LED light bulbs will keep food looking as good as it tastes. 

METAL WINE RACK
Enjoy this durable storage solution for up to four bottles of wine. The rack can be easily removed for additional storage space.

4.1 star rating, with 464 reviews, as of November 24, 2022

Complete with an interior everydrop™ water filtration system and dispenser, and a crisper drawer to help keep produce at an ideal temperature, this counter depth refrigerator will give you a host of convenient features and storage spaces.
What Makes it Great
  • Kitchen space saver: The counter depth design fits flush with surrounding countertops and cabinets.

  • Great fresh food storage: The humidity-controlled crisper drawers give you the option to store fresh foods at their optimal temperature and in their ideal environment.

  • Quick access to fresh, cold water: The everydrop™ Water Filter and Interior Dispenser provides convenient interior access to cold water. To ensure optimal filtration, replace the filter every six months.  

  • Smudge resistant, easy-to-clean surface: Fingerprint resistant surfaces are easy to clean and help prevent fingerprints and smudges. Finishes are available in Black Stainless and Stainless Steel colours.

  • Easy-to-access deli items: Keep your meats, cheeses, and party platters at the ready with the convenient full-width pantry drawer.

Things to consider
  • Make sure your kitchen layout can accommodate this wider fridge.

Additional Features
FRAMELESS GLASS SHELVES
Wall-to-wall frameless glass shelves allow additional storage throughout the refrigerator. 

GALLON DOOR BINS
Keep your beverage containers and tall items cold and secure with adjustable gallon door bins. These also free up room on your refrigerator shelves. 

ACCU-CHILL TEMPERATURE CONTROL 
Keep your favourite foods perfectly cold with this sensing technology that adjusts the refrigerator to the ideal temperature. 

ADAPTIVE DEFROST 
This innovative feature automatically monitors the freezer environment and runs the cycle only when necessary.  

FRESHFLOW™ PRODUCE PRESERVER
By creating an optimal storage environment, the FreshFlow™ Produce Preserver helps your produce stay fresh longer*. 

LED INTERIOR LIGHTING
Shine a whiter and brighter light inside your refrigerator with our long-lasting, energy efficient and maintenance-free LED light bulbs.

That concludes our roundup of the top 5 customer-rated refrigerators from the Whirlpool Canada family of brands. As you can see, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to refrigerators, but there are some excellent options from the Whirlpool family of brands that you can choose from.

* Based on commonly purchased produce.

Still need help deciding on size, style and features?

Explore Whirlpool and KitchenAid brands to help narrow down your search and find the perfect refrigerator model for your home.

Reviews and ratings are located on Whirlpool.ca, and Kitchenaid.ca. All star ratings are calculated using ratings consisting of  both U.S. and Canadian consumer ratings as they pertain to the respective product.

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