The overwhelming majority of at this time’s fridges are available chrome steel or some variation of it. That does not depart you with very many choices in the event you’re on the lookout for one thing distinctive.
Enter Whirlpool, which lately began promoting gold-tinted, “Sundown Bronze” fridges, together with the WRSA88FIHN side-by-side fridge. At a retail worth of about $1,900, it is a pretty primary upper-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 gives 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, but it surely’ll additionally most likely flip a whole lot of customers off (the identical mannequin is accessible for $100 much less in normal chrome steel, too). I must also observe that whereas Whirlpool has the retail worth pegged at $1,899, you may at present discover this Sundown Bronze side-by-side on sale at stores like Lowe’s and Residence Depot for about $1,400.
“Sundown Bronze” may additionally be underselling it. The end is flat-out gold so far as I am involved, but it surely’s additionally surprisingly refined. To Whirlpool’s credit score, it is gold with out being gaudy, which looks like a reasonably nice needle to string.
Inside, you will discover an ordinary side-by-side association of cabinets and drawers and about 28.5 cubic toes of whole cupboard space, 17.6 of that are allotted to the fridge. None of these cabinets slide in or fold as much as make room for tall-size objects, however they’re not less than rearrangeable and fabricated from glass, which helps hold the inside from feeling too low cost.
All of that is kind of proper on par with equally priced fashions from different producers, if not a bit larger, so Whirlpool is not charging an outrageous premium only for the gold-bodied design. Backside line; a full-size side-by-side fridge out there 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 inside may provide you with pause.
That stated, the WRSA88FIHN does include a “Measured Fill” choice on the water dispenser that’ll allow you to dispense the precise quantity you want in liters, ounces or cups. That is a useful approach to fill a pot with a number of cups of water as you cook dinner, no measuring cup essential. 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.