Whirlpool Brand Glossary
2-Level Warm Zone
Keeps food warm until it’s ready to serve. Two temperature settings offer increased oven flexibility.
Ensures steady simmering of foods such as soups and sauces. Two temperature settings offer increased burner flexibility.
4-Level SheerClean™ Direct Feed Wash System
This feature helps you get sparkling dishes every time. Water is channeled to the back and top of the dishwasher, powerfully cleaning from four different angles. Wash water is also kept clean, helping keep dirty water off your dishes.
Increases the number of installation options in the home. Select dryers can be installed with venting out the back, the floor or the sides.
6-Point Suspension System
Shock absorbers, springs and electronic controls help redistribute the load automatically and minimize movement of the wash drum during the spin cycle. The result is less noise and vibration for laundry without disruption.
6th Sense™ Technology
Whirlpool brand's exclusive package of intuitive technologies that sense and manage what was once beyond your control.
ABS Grind Chamber
Impact-resistant ABS copolymer grind chambers are lightweight yet extraordinarily tough. ABS material is temperature and warp-resistant, with a smooth surface that does not trap particles that can cause odor.
Whirlpool® offers several appliances that meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
AccelerCare™ Drying System
This system senses how fast the load is drying, how hot the air should be, and when clothes are dry. It automatically stops the cycle to save time and energy, as well as to prevent fabric damage and shrinking.
Accu-Chill™ Temperature Management System
Exclusive Whirlpool brand 6th Sense™ technology adds built-in sensors to your refrigerator to measure the internal temperature and activate the compressor only when necessary to conserve energy.
AccuBake® temperature management system
Whirlpool® brand’s exclusive 6th Sense™ technology uses a sensor to monitor oven temperature to deliver consistent baking, even on multiple racks.
AccuDry™ Drying System
Measures moisture and temperature levels to reduce over drying and automatically stop the cycle when the load is dry. Dryers with the AccuDry™ system use 10% less energy than Whirlpool® dryers equipped with the AutoDry™ system (electric dryers only).
Produces a gradual, gentle heat that is perfect for melting chocolate or simmering sauces.
Quickly boils liquids, then burner automatically reduces the heat to a delicate simmer to avoid splatters.
AccuWave® power system
Evenly cooks, defrosts, reheats, softens and melts with microwave's constant, gentle heat. Thaw chicken without cooking the edges and reheat sauce without splatters.
Adaptive Wash Cycle
Dual sensors determine the size of the dishwasher’s load and the dirtiness of the dishes, then automatically select the appropriate cleaning level and cycle duration to save time and water.
Adaptive Wash Cycle
Up to 11 different adaptive wash actions, from tumbling to cradling, adapt to the cleaning needs of each load. These adaptive wash actions provide a combination of powerful cleaning and gentle fabric care, handling everything from heavily soiled jeans to delicate silks
Add-A-Garment Indicator Light
This light serves as a reminder that you can put clothes in the washer for the first eight minutes of the cycle, and they'll still receive the same effective cleaning.
Adjustable door storage
Gives you the flexibility to store beverages anywhere in the refrigerator door by moving bins where and when you need them. See also EZ-Tote® door bins.
Adjustable split rack
Remove the oven rack insert to make room for large items like a turkey or attach it to make a full rack. The insert can also be used on the counter as a cooling rack.
Adjustable-time self-cleaning system
Oven allows for adjustment of the self-clean time in 15-minute intervals, according to your needs.
Advanced Vibration Control™
Gap dampers and springs to minimize movement of the wash drum during spin cycle. Plus, enhanced software adjusts load distribution reducing vibration and noise.
Prevents detergent from escaping through the drain hose during the wash cycle. More detergent is kept in the wash basket for optimal cleaning performance.
AnyWare™ Plus Silverware Basket
Find space for dishes and pots of all different sizes with a dishwasher basket that can be situated in three different places. Put it on the front of the rack or in the door for 100 percent usable rack space, or use it in the bottom rack for maximum flexibility.
AquaLift® Self-Clean Technology
Get your oven clean in less than an hour with odor-free, low temperature AquaLift® technology. This exclusive coating on the interior activates with water and heat, allowing moisture to detach soils from underneath so food and debris easily wipe away.
Armor Tub Interior
This gray plastic interior is available on select dishwasher models and helps reduce the appearance of stains to keep the unit looking clean longer.
Auto Load Sensing System with Triple Spray Technology (TST)
This washer feature automatically determines the correct water level for the load size, and Triple Spray Technology evenly sprays clean water on your clothes to provide a thorough rinsing.
Auto Soil Sensor
This feature optimizes every cycle for reliable cleaning results. It measures soil in the wash water to determine how dirty dishes are, then adjusts the dishwasher’s cycle accordingly. The Auto Soil Sensor recalibrates the load after 250 cycles for maximum performance.
Automatically sense when clothes are dry and stops the cycle to save energy.
The compactor's compression ram automatically reverses to prevent jamming when the door is opened during operation.
Automatic Water Levels
Regulates the amount of water based on the size of the load. Only the amount needed to clean is used, increasing efficiency and helping the environment.
Automatic defrost system
Refrigerators with this system include a timer, a limit switch and a heater that melts away frost so you don't have to take everything out of your freezer to melt built-up ice.
This feature lets you use the kitchen disposer even if a wall switch isn't available. Closing the auto-start lid will begin operation.
Increases cooking options via a 700-watt bridge that connects two burners' heating elements. Evenly heat large or oblong pans more easily on the cooktop.
CEE Tier III Qualified
Based on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency qualified product listings--with Tier III being the most efficient. These appliances help save resources, and energy, and may qualify for rebates from local utility companies.
CEE Tier III Rated
Based on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency qualified product listings--with Tier III being the most efficient. This model features advanced water & energy savings and may qualify for rebates from local utility companies.
Care Control Temperature Management
Adjusts the cold and hot water inlets to reach temperatures that are warm enough to dissolve detergents. Water is kept from overheating to help reduce shrinking and/or color bleeding.
Clean Boost Deep Clean Options
These options penetrate deep into fabric fibers, breaking down and dissolving stains without pre-treating. Select models add steam enhancement for even better cleaning.
Clean Washer Cycle
Deep-fills the washer to clean area that low-water systems don't typically reach. All it takes is one cup of bleach. Or, for an even deeper clean, use Affresh® Washer Cleaner.
CleanRelease® non-stick interior
Reduces cleanup effort because of the oven's non-stick interior—an industry first. No special cleaning solutions are required.
Clear humidity controlled crisper
Helps you preserve the freshness of your favorite fruits and vegetables with controlled humidity levels in the clear, extra-deep crisper. Select side-by-side refrigerators feature the largest crispers in the industry among leading brands.
Clear temperature controlled meat pan
Helps you preserve the freshness of your meat by allowing cool air from the freezer to enter the meat pan at the level you select.
Our continuous-feed disposer operation means no more jamming, no more waiting. Food is reduced to fine cuttings and whisked down the drain without the need to pause and check for clogging.
This baking mode keeps the broil element turned off, preventing the tops of your food from overcooking, so pies and turkey come out just right.
Disables buttons on the control panel to help prevent unwanted starting or stopping the dishwasher.
Disables the range's control panel to avoid unintended use or other changes to your cooking settings.
Removes the guesswork from preparing your favorite dishes. Automatically converts standard times and temperatures to the convection oven equivalent.
Convertible exhaust hood
Fits flush under the cabinet and slides out easily to vent cooking odors. When no longer needed, slide it back in and out of the way.
Convertible ventilation system
Provides added hood installation flexibility by venting cooking odors outside or recirculating them, depending upon your preference.
Allows you to set your preferred broiling temperature in 5-degree increments. High heat is best for grilling meats, while low heat is ideal for delicate tasks.
Deep Clean Wash System
Combines two powerful technologies for optimal results. The Anti-escape valve ensures the maximum concentration of detergent is used, while Care Control temperature management keeps wash water warm enough for detergent enzymes to work effectively.
Lets you program the oven to begin cooking at a pre-set time. Prepare food for baking when it’s most convenient for you and have dinner ready according to your schedule.
Sets the washer to begin cleaning up to 18 hours later, during off-peak hours when utility rates may be lower or when unloading the washer is more convenient.
Direct Inject Wash System
Penetrates stains and pre-treats soils with a concentrated burst of detergent. The wash cycle begins after the entire load has been treated.
Downdraft vent system
Pulls steam, smoke and odors downward and outside to help clear kitchen air. Conveniently built into select cooktops
Dual & Triple radiant elements
Provides the space-saving advantage of having two or three elements in one to handle various sizes of cookware. The inner ring is perfect for slowly simmering stock pots or quickly boiling water in small pans. The larger outer rings evenly distribute heat to large and extra-large pots and pans for better results.
ENERGY STAR® qualified
Meet or exceed government standards to help conserve natural resources and save money on utility bills.
EZ-2-Lift™ Adjustable Upper Rack
Easily accommodates larger items in your dishwasher with an upper rack that adjusts two inches up or down.
EZ-Tote® door bin
Allows you to move condiments or other items directly from the refrigerator door to the table. Built-in handles and multiple placement options for storing the bin keep door storage flexible and convenient.
Provides illumination above the range according to your preference with three brightness settings, including a night-light option. Bulbs change out easily when a replacement is needed.
EasyView™ extra-large oven window
Provides better visibility of the oven interior with an extra-large window. Monitor cooking progress without opening the door, keeping oven temperatures steady and undisturbed.
Eco Boost™ Option
This option uses a lower temperature and increases spin speed on select models to provide excellent cleaning and reduce your overall energy use.
This cycle provides our dishwashers’ most efficient washing. This eco-friendly cycle uses the least amount of energy possible while still delivering exceptional cleaning performance
Allows you to see how the cycles and options you choose will affect your overall energy savings in both the washer and the dryer.
Eco Normal Cycle
Conserve resources while doing your laundry. This drying cycle uses up to 40 percent less energy when paired with a Duet® washer compared to a conventional top load pair.
Eco Washer Cycles
Get excellent cleaning performance and use up to 26 percent less energy with the Eco Heavy Duty and Eco Whitest Whites cycles.*
*Compared to the regular Heavy Duty and Whitest White cycles.
Energy Save mode
Similar to the sleep mode on a computer, the Energy Save feature uses less energy compared to ranges without Energy Save. It can be activated to turn off the display after 5 minutes of the range not being used. Press any button and the display becomes active again.
Enhanced Touch-Up Steam Cycle
Use steam to reduce wrinkles from a full load of clean, dry fabrics in 20 to 40 minutes.
A fan evenly circulates air, providing a consistent oven temperature for uniform browning, even baking and faster roasting.
Fabric Sense™ Wash System
Get customized care and cleaning for your clothes. This feature uses sensors to set the optimal wash temperature, cycle time, and agitation speed for your load.
Family Capacity™ microwave
Uses a sunken turntable and bi-level cooking rack to offer increased flexibility and space for large or multiple dishes. Select racks can accommodate up to four full-size dinner plates.
FanFresh™ Option with Dynamic Venting Technology™
Keep your clean clothes fresh and free from odors for up to ten hours with the exclusive Dynamic Venting Technology™. This feature circulates air in the washer after the cycle ends, allowing you to wash now and dry later
Fast Cool option
The Fast Cool option quickly lowers the refrigerator's temperature at the push of a button. Select Fast Cool after filling your refrigerator with groceries to quickly cool fresh food.
Fast Fill dispensing system
Uses a high-flow water valve to deliver chilled, filtered water from your refrigerator without the wait. Combined with a dispenser area that's 50% larger in size, plus a slide-out tray and rotating faucet, the entire system fills any size container twice as fast as compared to Whirlpool® models without Fast Fill (See also Measured Fill).
Drops the freezer's temperature as low as it can go in the shortest amount of time. Activate Fast Freeze just before adding large amounts of unfrozen food.
Drops the freezer temperature for a full 24 hours to increase ice production by up to 20%.
An elongated central burner that can accommodate oval-shaped pans and other longer cookware. Ideal for cooking large whole fish or other oversized dishes on the range top.
Flex Choice™ Simmer element/burner
This dedicated fifth cooktop burner keeps cooked food warm and frees up other burners for additional meal preparation.
Fresh Hold® option uses a built-in fan and tumbling action to keep clothes fresh. Some models can wash and dry a small load overnight.
An option available in select front load washers that tumbles clothes every 13 minutes for up to six hours after the cycle's end. This helps to help keep wet clothes fresh, even if you don't move them to the dryer right away.
FreshFlow™ air filter
This smart air filter is up to 15 times more effective than baking soda in reducing common food odors. Replace the filter every 6 months for optimal performance.
Full-width, cast-iron grates
Offers a smooth design for easy cleaning by hand or in the dishwasher. The grates cover the entire cooktop surface, creating the flexibility to place pots and pans anywhere, while the smooth satin finish resists wear and tear.
Fully Integrated Electronic Controls
Hidden control panel provides a sleek exterior while preventing unwanted cycle changes or accidental operation.
Glass Xpress™ Cycle
This convenient dishwashing cycle washes glassware or lightly soiled items in just 30 minutes.
Heavy-duty Roller Rack
Heavy duty roll out racks feature full extension glides on ball bearings that slide out smoothly for easy access to large meals.
Hidden bake element
Simplifies cleanup with the bake element hidden beneath the oven floor, leaving a smooth interior surface that is easy to wipe clean.
High-speed coil element
Heats up quickly to provide high temperatures for boiling and frying. Range's chrome drip pans below catch spills for easy cleanup.
Hot surface indicator
Illuminates when the cooktop surface is still hot to the touch—even after the heating element has been turned off.
In-Door-Ice® dispensing system
Moves the Ice Bin inside the freezer door, creating extra space on the top shelf for more of your favorite foods. Store up to 8 more frozen pizzas. Also features a removable ice bucket.
Some ceramic electric cooktops use an electromagnetic current that produces heat when it interacts with iron-based cookware, resulting in faster, more responsive cooking with increased energy savings.
The removable key is required to turn the compactor's start knob - a great choice for households with children.
Cooks a variety of child-friendly food with preprogrammed microwave cycles that are activated by the simple push of a button. With menu selections like hot dogs and chicken nuggets, children can easily prepare their own pre-game dinners or after-school snacks.
Several ranges, ovens and dryers can be converted from natural gas to a liquid petroleum (propane) fuel source.
MaxWave™ cooking system
Microwave energy is released from multiple points inside the oven cavity. Food is cooked evenly, eliminating cold centers or overdone edges.
Allows you to select the exact amount of filtered water - in ounces, cups, or liters - that you need. The dispenser will fill the container and automatically shut off when complete. Available as part of the Fast Fill dispensing system on select models.
Microwave gently melts foods such as chocolate without cooking (Melt Cycle); gently softens food such as butter without melting (Soften Cycle).
MicroEtch™ spill control shelf
The industry's most shelf space on a single shelf among leading brands! This industry-exclusive innovation gives you 25% more usable shelf space to store 12 more soda cans on each shelf. Removing the frame around each shelf helps create wall-to-wall storage and makes cleaning inside the refrigerator easier than before. Microscopic etching helps prevent leaks from spreading.
Works in tandem with the steaming function to conveniently steam foods such as rice, vegetables and fish with fresh, pleasing results.
Allows you to customize the cooking surface according to your needs with gas burners, grill modules and griddle modules.
Moisture Sensor Control
Measures the dampness of clothes as they tumble in the dryer. Sensors automatically turn off the cycle when clothes are dry.
Most Used cycle
Saves time by “remembering” and activating your most frequently used microwave Velos® SpeedCook cycle with the simple press of a button.
NSF® Certified Cycles
Eliminate 99.9 percent of certain household bacteria. The Sanitary cycle on select washers uses an internal heater to bring water to a temperature hot enough to sanitize without bleach.
NSF® Certified Sani Rinse Option
Dishwashers with this option eliminate 99.9 percent of food soil bacteria, as certified by NSF International.*
New PUR® water filtration system
Save up to $600 a year compared to the cost of bottled water. The improved filter design is more compact, easier to replace and reduces 33% more contaminants from your refrigerator's dispensed water.
This option uses a lower spin speed to further reduce operational sound to run quieter when you need it. This is a handy option for those whose laundry rooms are located closer to main living areas.
One touch bake and broil
Automatically sets the oven to 350˚F when the “Bake” button is pushed and 500˚F when the “Broil” button is selected.
Oven Hold Warm/Warm Hold
Uses low heat to keep food warm inside the oven or microwave, so you can keep completed dishes from getting cold while you work on the rest of your meal.
Oxi Dispense Option
Enhances whitening performance with an eco-friendly alternative to bleach. An automatic dispenser distributes the oxygenated additive at the appropriate time, sending oxygen through the load to brighten fabrics.
PUR® water filtration system
Reduces contaminant from household water, giving you chilled, filtered water from your refrigerator for up to 6 months. Filters are easy to reach and replace.
Pop-up downdraft vent
Retracts when not in use. Variable hood speed fans make adjusting the ventilation easy for every situation.
Power Clean™ Wash System
Use five levels of dishwashing power to sweep food particles to a hard-food disposer and self-cleaning filter for exceptional cleaning performance.
Scour away baked-on foods without soaking or scrubbing. This dishwasher’s 36 powerful targeted spray jets will take care of it. You can simultaneously clean a wide variety of items, from casserole dishes to delicate glassware — all without using an additional drop of water.
Generate the high heat needed for rapid boiling, searing and frying with burners that offer up to 17,000 BTUs.
Precise Clean™ cleaning system
6th Sense™ technology tracks how long it has been since the last self-clean cycle and suggests just the right cycle time, so the oven's self-cleaning cycle only lasts as long as necessary for optimal cleaning. No harsh chemicals or cleaners are required.
Precision Dispense (Plus)
Penetrates strains and pre-treats soils with a concentrated burst of detergent. The wash cycle begins only after the entire load has been treated. Precision Dispense Plus adds the ability to release oxygenated additives for better cleaning performance.
Preheat countdown timer
Keeps track of how long the oven will take to reach the desired baking temperature with a display that counts down the required time or temperature.
Quick Refresh Steam Cycle
Tumbles small loads in the dryer, letting steam technology relax wrinkles and reduce odors. In just 15 minutes, clothes go from lying there to ready-to-wear. Select dryer models allow you to refresh up to 12 garments in one cycle.
Quick Wash Cycle
Clean small, lightly soiled loads in less time. Plus, increased spin speeds extract more water for faster dry times.
Quiet Dry Noise Reduction Systems
Keep operational sounds inside the dryer and out of living areas with sound-absorbing materials around the drum. Escalating levels of sound reduction are available.
Quiet Partner™ Sound Packages I thru V
Keep the peace in your kitchen. Our Quiet Partner™ dishwashers are quieter than many kitchen sounds, such as the pop of microwave popcorn, the buzz of an electric razor, or the sizzle of bacon frying.
Quiet Spin Technology
Ideal for second floor laundry rooms with great out-of-balance performance and vibration control. Quiet Spin Technology's unique suspension system makes it all possible.
Quiet Wash Noise Reduction Systems
Keep operational sounds inside the washer and out of living areas with sound-absorbing materials around the wash basket or drum. Differing insulation combinations are available, from Quiet Wash to Ultra Quiet Wash Plus.
Rapid Boil element
A more powerful radiant element burner brings liquids to a boil more quickly and provides cooking flexibility by accommodating various sizes of cookware.
Preheats the oven 40% faster for electric ranges and 20% faster for gas ranges to achieve a temperature ideal for single rack baking.
Provides a more aesthetically pleasing profile by lowering the level of the grates.
Resource Saver™ Dishwasher
Clean a full load of dishes using 1/3 less water and energy compared to dishwashers manufactured before 2000. This feature provides a thorough cleaning first in the upper rack and then the lower, which reduces the amount of water used overall. These eco-friendly CEE Tier I dishwashers are the most efficient we’ve ever created.
Resource Saver™ refrigerator
The industry's most efficient refrigerators in their respective classes earn a CEE Tier 3 rating. Each one exceeds federal standards by 30% and uses less energy than a 40-watt or 60-watt light bulb.
Overrides the oven’s automatic shut-off function, keeping it active for hours of uninterrupted cooking, making it possible to use the oven on the Sabbath without turning it on.
Sanitizes dishes by eliminating 99.999% of bacteria. NSF® Certified.
Schott Ceran® eco-friendly ceramic glass cooktop
This eco-friendly cooktop is manufactured without the release of hazardous metals into the Earth.
Cleans up quickly after cooking is complete. No gap between the cooktop and these burners makes for a smooth surface that’s easy to clean.
SheerClean™ Direct Feed Wash System
Get sparkling dishes every time. This smart system channels water up and out of the back and top of the dishwasher to powerfully clean from five different angles. It keeps wash water clean, and no central tower means more space for dishes, pots, and pans.
Smooth Spin™ Technology
Minimizes movement of the wash drum during spin cycles. Reduced noise and vibration are the result, making installation on an upper floor possible.
Speed Wash Cycle
Runs a full dishwasher cycle in just one hour - that's less than half the time of other wash cycles.
Cuts cooking times up to 47% compared to traditional ovens. Microwave technology works with halogen and quartz light energy to grill steaks and bake brownies with real oven results.
Helps contain messes and makes cleanup easier with the raised-edge design.
SpillGuard™ glass shelf
Helps contain spills and simplifies cleanup, preventing liquids from leaking onto shelves below. Some models feature shelves that are adjustable and slide out, providing easy access to items stored in the back of the refrigerator.
Allows you to custom program multiple power levels and cooking durations without keeping “watch” over the microwave. Ideal for dishes requiring temperature changes mid-cooking, like frozen entrees.
Stainless Steel Wash Drum/Basket
Resists odors, rust and chipping. The smooth surface helps protect delicate fabrics from snagging during wash cycles.
Naturally cleans and refreshes clothes. In the washer, steam breaks down and dissolves tough stains without pretreating. With the push of a button, the dryer combines mist with heat to create steam to relax wrinkles and refresh dry clothes.
Spot cleans the oven floor 9X faster than a traditional self-cleaning cycle* using only 1 1⁄4 cups of water—no harsh chemicals or cleaners needed. Used periodically to clean light spills on the bottom of the oven, it keeps the oven clean and reduces the need for frequent self-clean cycles.
Tap touch controls
The touch interface brings allows direct access to refrigerator functions and its sleek appearance enhances the appeal of any space.
Temperature management system enabled by 6th Sense™ Technology.
Exclusive Whirlpool brand 6th Sense™ technology in this temperature management system adds built-in sensors to your refrigerator that automatically adjust cooling to return food to the desired temperature in half the time.
TimeSavor™ Plus true convection cooking
Uses a fan plus a third heating element in the back of the oven to distribute hot air more efficiently to seal in flavor and juices. Cut roasting time compared to traditional thermal-bake ovens.
TimeSavor™ convection cooking
Uses a fan in the back of the oven to distribute hot air more efficiently to seal in flavor and juices.
Triple Spray Technology (TST)
Automatically determines the correct water level for the load size in the washer. TST evenly sprays clean water on the load, providing outstanding rinsing effectiveness.
TruCapture® ventilation system
Hood's system removes cooktop smoke, steam and odors from the front two burners with a powerful 4-speed fan and unique, sloped design that vents out the top instead of the front of the unit. Whirlpool brand’s most efficient ventilation system.
Activates after the wash cycle is finished and rolls clean clothes periodically to help prevent wrinkles from setting in. Clothes stay fresh without having to transfer them to the dryer immediately.
Warm Zone element
Prevents food from cooling while the rest of the meal is being prepared. This burner's low-powered (20–100 watt) fifth element provides added flexibility and convenience.
White LED lighting
This lighting system found in select Whirlpool Gold® models casts a more natural light on the contents of your refrigerator so food looks as it should instead of reflecting the blue hues found in other lighting systems.
Whitest Whites Cycle
Raises water temperatures and releases bleach or an oxygen-based cleaner at the optimal moment to enhance whitening performance. Featured on washers with an automatic bleach and/or Oxi dispenser.
Wrinkle Shield™ Plus Option (up to 140 Minutes)
Tumble your clothes every five minutes after the dryer cycle is complete to help prevent wrinkles from setting into clean, dry fabrics.
Xtra Roll Action™ Plus Agitator
This feature lets you double your wash load. The Xtra Roll Action™ Plus Agitator ensures all laundry is rolled to the bottom of the wash basket where cleaning takes place, effectively cleaning twice the average load size as a standard agitator.
The industry's first direct water installation method connects Whirlpool brand steam dryers to the washer inlet hose. There's no need to add water manually before starting a steam cycle.