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Home appliance buying guide

Ready to upgrade the appliances in your home? While certainly a task that can feel overwhelming, buying home appliances can be easy when you use this comprehensive guide. Learn about all the new appliance features and which works best for you and your family so you can take the guesswork out of finding the perfect appliances for your needs.

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Kitchen appliance buying guides

If you’re looking for the perfect kitchen appliances to go along with your kitchen renovation, these guides can help you narrow down your search. Whirlpool also offers an extensive selection of kitchen appliances meant to make your life a run a little smoother, so you can be sure to find what you’re looking for.

Refrigerator buying guides

Not sure what the difference is between a French door refrigerator or a side by side model? Learn everything you need to know about key fridge features and configurations so that you can choose the one that works best for you and your kitchen. Ready to start comparing models? Browse Whirlpool® fridges to get familiar with options available.

Range buying guides

Whether you’re a pro in the kitchen or prefer to keep meals easy and simple, your new range should fit your kitchen and lifestyle. Learn if you need a gas or electric model and pick the perfect size range for your space with these guides, and explore Whirlpool® Ranges once you’re ready to shop.

Wall oven buying guides

Single or double? Convection or conventional? What about microwave combination wall ovens? With so many options to choose from when it comes to Whirlpool® Wall Ovens, we help you break down all the different varieties and which one works best for you.

Cooktop buying guides

You know that you want a cooktop for your kitchen, but now what? Whether looking for a glass top electric cooktop that offers versatility, or a gas cooktop with burners that heat up quickly, we’ll help you find the perfect Whirlpool® Cooktop for your home.

Microwave buying guides

Make food prepping easy with a countertop or over-the-range microwave. Browse the different styles and types of Whirlpool® Microwaves to narrow down the ideal model for your needs. 

Range hood buying guides

Help reduce lingering smells and odors in your kitchen with a range hood to match your new range or cooktop. Get familiar with the different types of Whirlpool® Range Hoods, including downdraft, canopy and under-cabinet hoods so that you can pick the one that’s best for your kitchen.

Dishwasher buying guides

Life is full of messes and your kitchen is no different. Make cleanup a little easier with a dishwasher that can lighten the load of mealtime cleanup. From third racks to sensor cycles, find the Whirlpool® Dishwasher that tackles your family’s needs.

Freezer buying guide

Gain extra space to store and preserve food in bulk with an additional freezer for your home. Compare Whirlpool® Chest and Upright Freezers for the one that can store and organize all your frozen foods.

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Freezer buying guide: How to choose a deep freezer

Learn what factors to consider when buying a standalone, upright or chest freezer with this deep freezer buying guide.

Ice maker buying guide

Never go without ice in your home with an ice maker that keeps things cool no matter the time of year. With freestanding and under-counter options, your Whirlpool® Ice Maker can seamlessly fit your kitchen layout.

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Ice maker buying guide: Types of ice machines

Learn about undercounter ice makers and different types of ice machines in this buying guide. Get tips for buying the best ice maker for your home.

Wine refrigerator buying guide

Wind down after a long day with a glass of perfectly chilled wine. Make sure you have your favorite bottle ready to serve with a Whirlpool® Wine Cooler that can offer you the ideal temperature to store your reds and whites.

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Wine refrigerator buying guide: How to choose a wine fridge

Are you thinking of buying a wine refrigerator? This wine fridge buying guide from Whirlpool will show you how to choose a wine cooler that fits your needs.

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Washer and dryer buying guides

Simplify laundry day with a Whirlpool® Washer and Dryer that can handle all of your family’s everyday tough messes, so you can get back to enjoying time with your loved ones. 

Washing machine buying guides

Keep your clothing looking fresh and feeling clean with a washing machine that can take on everyday tough stains. From extra-capacity washers to stackable models that can fit in tight quarters, and even machines that use higher temperature to sanitize your loads, you can find the perfect Whirlpool® Washer for your home.

Dryer buying guides

Finish your ideal laundry room by picking the dryer that best fits your needs. If you’re still on the fence about what you’re looking for, learn about different dryer capacities and features like moisture sensing, steam dry and custom drying settings, so you can find the best Whirlpool® Dryer that will leave your fresh laundry ready for wear.

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Appliance shopping FAQs

If you’re still looking for answers to some of your most burning appliance questions, read on for answers to questions that commonly arise while shopping for appliances.

What to look for when shopping for appliances?

When browsing for your new appliances, the most important things to consider are the space that you’re working with and the features that are most important to you. Overall, your appliances should work for your lifestyle, so if you’re someone who cooks often for a large family or if you know that you have a limited amount of space for your laundry room, these are all things to take into account when choosing your new appliances. Other considerations are:

  • Budget 

  • Technology and features 

  • Warranty

Is it better to buy appliances in a bundle?

If you need to replace more than one appliance, then bundling can help you save money. Depending on where you buy and what you’re purchasing, you may be able to save when buying appliances in a bundle.

When should I buy appliances?

While you shouldn’t wait until your appliances break down completely prior to purchasing new ones, you should look into buying new appliances when you’ve noticed they’re aging and not working as optimally as they once used to. Additionally, while you can find appliance sales, you may be able to find better deals on certain items after new models are rolled out, or during certain holiday sales. Overall though, you should buy new appliances when the time is right for you.

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