The overwhelming majority of as we speak’s fridges are available in stainless-steel or some variation of it. That does not depart you with very many choices when you’re on the lookout for one thing distinctive.

Enter Whirlpool, which not too long ago began promoting gold-tinted, “Sundown Bronze” fridges, together with the WRSA15SNHN side-by-side fridge. At a retail worth of about $1,400, it is a pretty primary midrange mannequin with a particular design, and whereas it wasn’t as robust a performer as different side-by-side fashions I’ve examined, it nonetheless affords sufficient to function a tempting decide for design-minded kitchens.

The Sundown Bronze end is a double-edged sword for Whirlpool — it makes the fridge really feel like extra of an improve than it truly is for folk that just like the look, however it’ll additionally in all probability flip loads of customers off (the identical mannequin is out there on the identical worth in normal stainless-steel, too).

“Sundown Bronze” may additionally be underselling it. The end is flat-out gold so far as I am involved, however it’s additionally surprisingly delicate. To Whirlpool’s credit score, it is gold with out being gaudy, which looks as if a reasonably high quality needle to string.

Inside, you may discover an ordinary side-by-side association of cabinets and drawers and about 25 cubic toes of complete space for storing, 15.5 of that are allotted to the fridge. None of these cabinets slide in or fold as much as make room for tall-size gadgets, however they’re at the very least rearrangeable and product of glass, which helps preserve the inside from feeling too low cost.

All of that is kind of proper on par with equally priced fashions from different producers, so Whirlpool is not charging an outrageous premium only for the gold-bodied design. Backside line; a full-size side-by-side fridge for lower than $1,500 with seems that set it other than the competitors is a reasonably first rate deal, however the lack of any notable options contained in the factor would possibly provide you with pause.

That mentioned, the WRSA15SNHN does include a “Measured Fill” possibility on the water dispenser that’ll allow you to dispense the precise quantity you want in liters, ounces or cups. That is a useful solution to fill a pot with just a few cups of water as you cook dinner, no measuring cup needed. I want the fridge had one or two different tips like that up its sleeve to assist set it aside, but when it needed to decide only one, Measured Fill is not a foul choice.


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