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July 16, 2018

bookofjoe's Favorite Thing: Whirlpool Refrigerator


Mine was purchased from Best Buy in 1995; I don't recall what I paid but it was the absolute bottom of the line — no bells and whistles like an ice maker, etc.

My philosophy on appliances — a carryover from the O.R. — is that the simpler the better.

Because if it can go wrong, it will go wrong.

Works a treat outside the O.R./appliance spaces for life in general, for what that's worth.

But I digress.

Here it is 2018, 23 years later: the fridge works perfectly just like it did out of the box last century.

It freezes, cools, runs quietly, and has never required service.

Yesterday I decided to clean it really well, so I took out all the removable shelves, drawers, and frames supporting them along with the glass.

What I found remarkable was how well thought out each component is: no sharp edges or tight inaccessible areas. 

It took me maybe 15 minutes once I'd removed everything to wash it all off and replace it, all shiny and nice.

Big ups to the designers.

July 16, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


I have a Whirlpool too, Joe. I love it. So easy to open the door. SubZero you have to use a crowbar. Throughout my 61 years now I have observed that the very best products do not necessarily make things easier. Quite the opposite. Form does not follow fashion. It can all be a big "hoax."

Posted by: friskypainter | Jul 17, 2018 10:47:50 PM

Have you ever cleaned the heat exchange coils or compressor areas?

Posted by: Roy PALMER | Jul 16, 2018 8:51:43 AM

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