The Whirlpool EB9SHKXV[Q] is part of the refrigerator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator
models like the EB9SHKXV[Q] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two models with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.
Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.
About This Brand
Brands under the Whirlpool umbrella include Maytag, Amana, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, and Whirlpool, all of which offer French-door models in addition to other types. Whirlpool refrigerators are known for measured-fill dispense systems on their water dispensers.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) Claimed capacity is the manufacturer's estimate of the volume, in cubic feet, of interior space.
Claimed capacity (cu. ft.)
Cabinet-depth model Cabinet-depth models usually measure 27 to 28 inches deep, not quite flush with the cabinets, but at least three inches shallower than many standard 36-inch-wide models. You can get models with stainless exteriors or panel kits.
French-door style French door models are bottom-freezer refrigerators whose upper compartments have two narrow doors that open similarly to the doors of a side-by-side refrigerator. These narrower doors use less space in front of the refrigerator when opened, and allow access to either or both sides of the full-width fresh-food compartment. Typically more expensive, French-door models are usually 36 inches wide, though some newer models are 33 inches wide.
Water dispenser It is normally located in the fresh food compartment.
Stainless/SS-look option Stainless steel is stylish but it shows fingerprints. Another option: a vinyl-covered metal finish that gives you a stainless-steel look but resists smudging.
Ice-maker has broken. Water builds up on base of freezer, then freezes. (It is no longer connected to the water supply.) The ice, therefore, needs to be broken out and removed every few months like an old school freezer that you have to defrost. Dang.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from San Francisco
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
very good for the money paid.
Fit The Space Available
Holds Temperature Well
Keeps Frozen Foods Solidl
Large freezer space
Space For Tall Items
Freezer Drawer Must Be Pu
Lacks A Small Drawer For
Limited Shelving Options
This is my first bottom freezer refrigerator and I like this feature very much. It reduces searches and moving item around.