Whirlpool Sidekick® (EL88TRRWS) “All Fridge” – (17.7 cu ft) Stainless Steel Refrigerator

(also available in white -on-white) ENERGY STAR®

The Whirlpool All Refrigerator EL88TRRWS is an all-refrigerator unit that means serious business. The entire 17.7-cubic-feet of capacity is dedicated to refrigerator space.
As part of the Sidekick series, this all-refrigerator unit has an All-Freezer “Sidekick” that will bump your total combined capacity up to 35.4-cubic-feet.
If you are looking to purchase a new refrigerator, then this may be a good choice for you.
In this article, we will cover the key features, advantages, and disadvantages, and consumer opinions on the Whirlpool Sidekick All Refrigerator EL88TRRWS.
This model is offered in both stainless steel and white in white.

    Key Features

  • One great feature of the Whirlpool EL88TRRWS is that it is ENERGY STAR-qualified. ENERGY STAR is a federal standard for energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR-qualified products consume far less energy than products that do not meet the standards. In other words, Whirlpool’s EL88TRRWS will not only help conserve natural resources, but it will also help you save money on your electric bills.
  • Another feature of the EL88TRRWS is its frost-free design. This means that it makes use of a system with a timer, heater, and temperature sensor. Depending on temperature levels of the refrigerator, the system will turn on the heating coil to melt ice formations and ensure that no frost builds up in the fridge. No more worrying about defrosting.
  • On the inside of the refrigerator, you have four, main, adjustable glass shelves. You can change the placing of these shelves to create just the right amount of space for your produce. The shelves can also slide out for easy cleaning or to remove shelves when you need more space.
  • You also get six adjustable door bins that you can move horizontally and place in the perfect configuration that you want. The fridge also has a clear meat pan, a clear dairy compartment on the door, one lower door gallon shelf, two humidity-controlled crispers, up-front temperature controls, and four rollers.

      Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 31 Inches
    Height: 66 5/8 Inches
    Width: 30 Inches
    Capacity 17.7 cu.ft


  • One of the main advantages of the Whirlpool EL88TRRWS is the fact that it is a dedicated refrigerator with all of the basic features that you need.
  • With its large 17.7-cubic-feet of storage space, you get a huge capacity to fit enough groceries for a large family. Also, you get pretty much all of the features that you need in a refrigerator.
  • You get adjustable shelves and bins, which make it easy to customize this fridge to the particular configuration that you want.
  • Some of the other advantages of this model include its good energy efficiency, frost-free design, and up-front temperature controls.


  • On the downside, you can probably get a product with both a refrigerator and freezer at the same price. Of course, you probably won’t get the same refrigerator capacity with a refrigerator-and-freezer-in-one.
  • If you need both a refrigerator and freezer, you would probably have to purchase a separate freezer to go along with your All-Refrigerator EL88TRRWS.

      Consumer Likes and Dislikes


  • all-refrigerator design with big capacity great for large families
  • ENERGY STAR-qualified
  • adjustable shelves and bins
  • frost-free operationCons
  • quite expensive to purchase an extra freezer to complement the EL88TRRWS