For some people, the cost factor plays an important role and for others, the features, when buying a refrigerator. When confronted with a dilemma, it is best to make an informed decision. Most of the top brands provide similar features, which makes the choice difficult. However, personal preference plays a very important role in buying a refrigerator for your home.
With GE and Whirlpool French door refrigerators, there is only a subtle difference. You can choose the one that makes you go wow!
The GE refrigerator has the full width temperature controlled drawer to store different types of food at their ideal temperatures. The color coding for different types of produce makes it very easy to use. It offers 5 different temperature controls; the Whirlpool refrigerator offers only 4. The fresh door refrigerator drawer makes it very easy to handle and store everyday items.
The drop down tray feature offered by GE is space efficient. Whenever you need extra storage space, you just drop down the tray by pressing the buttons.
The quick space adjustable shelf easily slides out giving more space for taller items without re-arranging the contents of the entire fridge. The Whirlpool refrigerator has a triple crisper system to store different produce separately.
It helps to maintain the quality and the life of the produce a little longer. Both are good in terms of space and storage options. However, the look and feel may play a major role in deciding between the two.
The hot water dispenser provided by GE in one of its models is a perfect alternative to kettles. It is very easy to use. You can set the required temperature from the four offered ones or you can choose your own desired temperature.
Once the water is ready, turn off the knob and you get up to 10 ounces of hot water. This feature is missing in the Whirlpool, which may be a major drawback for the Whirlpool models.
Another great feature in the GE model is its autofill. Place the container under the filter, it senses it, and fills it with the right amount of water without being supervised. This feature is also included in the Whirlpool model.
Both GE and Whirlpool provide models that use extremely advanced filtration systems, which remove 98 percent of unwanted particles in water and provide you with clean and healthy water in just minutes.
The ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators use energy more efficiently and thus save you money by lowering the electricity bill. This type of refrigerator is provided by both GE and Whirlpool.
The GE refrigerators have a twin chill feature that allows them to maintain two different temperatures for the fridge and the freezer.
The Whirlpool refrigerators have a movable freezer divider bin, which is ideal for small or loose freezer items. Both GE and Whirlpool provide better and longer life for produce; they also help to avoid freezer burns and prevents odor transmission.
The refrigerator parts for the GE models are more easily available than those for the Whirlpool models. The warranty and service provided by GE is more specific and is more desirable than that for the Whirlpool models.
The market retail price for the 29 cu. ft. Whirlpool® French door refrigerator with flexible capacity that stores more is $2700. Whereas the market price of the GE Profile 28.6 cu. ft. French door refrigerator in stainless steel is around $2198. There is about a $500 difference that needs to be kept in mind when deciding between the two.
In conclusion, both GE and Whirlpool have pros and cons. Buying a refrigerator depends on which brand you like the most and with whom you had a better past relationship.