The Whirlpool Gold GX5FHTXV[Q] is part of the refrigerator
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator
models like the Gold GX5FHTXV[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.
The following models have the same ratings as Whirlpool Gold GX5FHTXV[Q].
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Whirlpool Gold GX5FHDXV[ ] come from our tests of model Whirlpool Gold GX5FHTXV[Q], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
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.
i got the whirlpool gold broke down 9 times in 6 months whirlpool refused to refund only replace 1 year and 2 months the same things broke the plastic braket on the door so air gets in and all my food becomes frozen and whirlpool refuses to replace or refund becouse 2 months over warenty the lining in the refrigerator has cracked as well so after taking many many days off waiting for service people to come and throughing out hundreds of dollars in food i have to now buy a new refrigerator do yourself a favor dont buy whirlpool they may look good but they dont work and whirlpool doses not stand behind there products.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By LSW dosma
from Mt Vernon, WA
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Holds Temperature Well
Space For Tall Items
We have been living with this fridge for about 3 months. Family of four with lots of entertaining recently. It holds a ton - full platters, my large 6 quart crock pot, lots of space for tall things in the doors. Love the door shelf that holds a gallon of milk. Door storage does not seem to take away from all the great shelf storage inside. Love the sleek look without water dispenser in the door, and better not having the kids constantly playing with it, but still having the filtered water from the button inside. Freezer drawers takes getting used to, after having had a top freezer, and hard to put certain things in (like cookie sheets of berries), but still impressed at how much it holds. No problems with noise or temperature. Overall a product we love at a great price point.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from North Jersey
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Holds Temperature Well
I've had this fridge for just over 3 years, and really enjoy it. It's fairly roomy, very quiet, and keeps temperature well. I haven't had a single hiccup with its operation and don't agree with the CR claim that it's noisy. In fact, I bought it based on a CR review 3 years ago, in which they claimed it was superquiet. Unless they've started making a noisier version, I wouldn't consider noise a detractor. Ice making, which happens within the freezer drawer, is not the fastest. If you use a lot of ice, it might be better to get a model with an ice dispenser within the door. I wish that, for the price, my model had a digital indicator of what the internal temperatures are for the refrigerator and freezer, but that's hardly a deal breaker.