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21 cu. ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator With CEE Tier 31 Rating


Saving energy and money on your utility bills has never been so easy. Whirlpool brand's 21 cu. ft. top-freezer refrigerator is the industry's most energy-efficient available. It's CEE Tier 31 rated and even uses less energy each year than a 40-watt light bulb2. You can also store large amounts of meat and cheese with the full-width pantry, while contoured doors, hidden hinges and a flush base grille create a modern exterior on this energy-saving model.

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Accessories You'll Need

Part # 8003RP
This kit includes everything you need for easy installation. It fits most refrigerators and provides water to ice makers, ice and water dispensers, freestanding ice makers, humidifiers, and evaporator coolers. Packaging includes a 15 ft. Copper Water Supply Line, 1 Saddle Valve and Coupling Union, and Teflon® Tape
MSRP: $25.99

Accessories You'll Want

Part # 8009
Appliance Light Bulb is a 40 watt, 120 volt replacement bulb for ovens and ranges, refrigerators, and freezers.
MSRP: $2.99
Part # W10355010
Use the powerful cleaning action of affresh™ Kitchen & Appliance Cleaner to cut through the residue and leaves a streak-free shine. It leaves behind a pleasant citrus scent. Cleans everyday kitchen spills.
MSRP: $4.99
Part # P1FB6S1
Fruits & Vegetables naturally give off ethylene gas as they ripen. As they absorb the gas, it makes them over-ripen more quickly. ProducePreserver absorbs the ethylene instead, so your produce stays fresher up to 4 days longer! These fruits and vegetables produce high amounts of ethylene and should be stored away from other items Apples, Nectarinines, Apricots, Papayas, Avocados, Passion Fruit, Cantaloupe, Peaches, Cherimoyas, and Pears. These fruits and vegetables are sensitive to ethylene and should be kept away from ethylene-producing foods Unripe Bananas, Leeks, Green Beans, Lettuce, Broccoli, Mango, Brussels Sprouts, Parsley, Cabbage, Peas, Cauliflower, Spinach, Chard, Watermelon and Cucumbers.
MSRP: $12.99
Part # W10355016
Affresh™ stainless steel cleaner leaves a streak-free and polished shine. It gently cleans fingerprints, smudges and residue. Use stainless steel cleaner on refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges, and microwaves.
MSRP: $6.99

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Top Features

Industry's Most Energy-Efficient Top Freezer Refrigerator Available

The industry's most energy-efficient top-freezer refrigerator3 is ENERGY STAR® qualified and more energy efficient than the federal minimum standard by more than 30% to earn an eco-friendly CEE Tier 31 rating. Plus, this refrigerator uses less energy each year than a 40-watt light bulb2.

Full-Width Pantry

Store wide items or preserve large amounts of meat and cheese with the industry's largest capacity pantry drawer available4.

Contemporary Design

Bring a modern look to the kitchen with top freezer refrigerators that feature smooth, contoured doors, hidden hinges and a flush base grille. Select models also feature flush exterior water dispensers for a sleek look.

Additional Features

Can Caddy

This bin keeps beverages cold, secure and easy to grab. With room for up to 9 soda cans or a single bottle of wine, your favorite beverage is always close at hand.

Adjustable Door Bins

Easily customize door storage when and where you need it. These bins adjust to accommodate your storage needs.

Humidity-Controlled Crisper Bins

Helps you preserve the freshness of fruits and vegetables with selectable humidity levels. Two crisper sizes allow for even more customization.

SpillMizer™ Glass Shelves

Helps you contain leaks and spills for easier cleanup while the transparent design gives the refrigerator's interior a cleaner, brighter appearance.

Energy-Saving Technology Saves You Money

Refrigerators run non-stop. So choose an ENERGY STAR® qualified model that will be cost-efficient to run and not waste resources.

Configuration and Overview

Refrigerator Type
Top Mount
Total Capacity Cu. Ft.
21.1 Cu. Ft.
Refrigerator Capacity Cu. Ft.
14.95 Cu. Ft.
Freezer Capacity Cu. Ft.
6.13 Cu. Ft.
Energy Star® Qualified
ADA Compliant
ADA Height and Side Reach Compliant


33 7/8
Depth Closed Excluding Handles
32 7/16
Width of Cabinet Only
32 1/2
Refrigerator Capacity
21.08 Cu. Ft.
66 1/4
32 1/2
Cutout Depth
34 7/8
Cutout Height
68 1/4
Cutout Width
34 1/2
Height To Top Of Cabinet
65 1/2
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
62 1/4
Depth Excluding Doors
28 1/2

Refrigerator Features

Number of Interior Shelves
Spill-Proof Glass Shelves
1 Fixed Full-Width, 2 Adjustable Full-Width
Conventional Shelves
Temperature-Controlled Drawers
Humidity-Controlled Drawers
2 Split-Width
Non Climate-Control Drawers
1 Full-Width
Door Bins
1 Adjustable Partial-Width, 1 Dairy, 1 Fixed Full-Width, 2 Adjustable Gallon

Freezer Features

Number of Freezer Shelves
Interior Shelves
1 Fixed Full-Width Wire
Lower Freezer Drawer
Upper Freezer Drawer
Slide-Out Freezer Basket
Door Bins
2 Fixed Full-Width

Filtration and Dispensing

Measured Fill
Ice Maker


Door Style
Door Swing
Reversible Door

Product Dimensions

  • 33 7/8
  • 66 1/4
  • 32 1/2

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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21 cu. ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator With CEE Tier 3 1 Rating is rated 3.9313 out of 5 by 131.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from My old Whirlpool "Gold" model was better While I am certainly happy to hear that this refrigerator is very energy efficient, I am bothered by a few design aspects, which, compared to my 1998 Gold refrigerator, are inferior: The first is, there is no light in the freezer section.. a great disappointment. Secondly, the two freezer door shelves are much too narrow compared to the old one; another disappointment. The "Gold" model had roll-out shelves in both compartments; this has none. The plastic bins are much too flimsy on the doors, and the large pull out drawer feels like it is going to completely fall out. Overall, I'd say this is not an upgraded product.
Date published: 2011-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am please with the features of this product. My only issue is there is a drilled hole in the front panel of the fridge to accommodate a right sided handle versus left. The installer covered the hole with a silver sticker. I called my sales person and it was explained to me that is standard to conceal the hoe. . Totally UNACCEPTABLE by me.I searched online, called several parts distributors to find many dead ends. I finally found a plug to cover the hole but can't find any one to assure me it will fit in the hole I own a very functional, attractive appliance with a silver-tone sticker covering a drilled hole on the stainless steel front panel of this refrigerator. That is not acceptable to me.
Date published: 2013-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why I didn't want the ice maker I picked this model for several reasons.It was one of a few Energy Star models that had a $75 rebate from my electric company. It also didn't have an ice maker. I don't use a lot of ice and ice gets pretty nasty if it sits in a freezer for a long time. On the plus side is that there is more room in the freezer without one. I also wanted a top freezer instead of the bottom draw types as they tend to lose a lot of their cold when the drawer opened. The only thing I do not like about this model is the shelve configuration. It would be nice if they had split shelves and more positions, but all in all I still like this refrigerator over all the others I looked at.
Date published: 2013-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, yet does what a refrigerator should do; keeps food cold! The design of this refrigerator/freezer is great because the freezer on top naturally allows the cold air to flow down to the refrigerator section below; minimizing the need for additional fans or parts. This unit cooled down quickly and stays cold even when adding groceries to it. The single cooling knob setting works without confusing "bells and whistles" And the cooling cycles are short saving electricity! Even though this has only 21 Cubic inch capacity; the shelf layout allows for large items that a larger refrigerator may not not accommodate. The ice maker is simple yet also works very well. I highly recommend this Brand and model!
Date published: 2013-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good buy for no frills consumer I love this refrigerator. We had a 1993 Amana high end. I like this one much better. Old one was 19 cu this is 20 and it makes a big difference. We are not interested in all the bells and whistles. Wanted something basic and very energy efficient. This is it. Agree with other reviewer that it needs freezer light and bigger freezer door shelves. Also replace the can shelf with a regular shelf! We put a cardboard in it so we could use it for condiment jars.
Date published: 2011-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice capacity, quiet but some design flaws The large meat drawer is very difficult to pull in and out if the drawer has any food in it. Easily comes off track. I imagine it will break in a short period of time. The plastic bin for condiments won't hold common sized condiments such as salad dressings and ketchup. These features take away from the overall quality of the unit.
Date published: 2011-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent, if basic, refrigerator I purchased model# WRT351SFYM on behalf of the company I work for. It's used by 20 people in the break room of a distribution warehouse. The feature set is very basic, as this is a standard refrigerator. However, there are accessories to hook up a water line & automatic ice maker, although we are not using these features. The space inside is very good, with sliding shelves & multiple door shelves that can accommodate larger items. Freeze space is great. The highlight of this unit is its CEE Tier 3 rating, meaning it's one of the most energy efficient refrigerators you can buy today. Sears Outlet had a great price on a ding & dent unit, and with a $75 rebate from PG&E, this was a no-brainer.
Date published: 2013-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice addition to my kitchen We needed to cut down countertop to accommodate this refrigerator. We replaced a 22 year old appliance; new appliances do not fit into old spaces. Appearance is great, I love the large drawer for lunch meats and cheeses, and find the deep door shelves provides efficient use of space. I've had some trouble with the egg storage area; does not open/close smoothly. The freezer space is nice, but door shelves are narrow. I have found that my ice cream does not freeze solidly, even when the temperature is lowered. Initially I thought the freezer was not working, but my other foods remained frozen solid. I was disappointed to have to purchase an ice maker separately.
Date published: 2013-08-06
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