Whirlpool (Silver) Freezer-on-Top Refrigerator (17.5-cubic-ft) W8FRNGFVD

Energy StarĀ® – SpillMizer Glass Shelves

The Whirlpool Freezer on Top W8FRNGFVD has a solid set of features that make it a good choice for a mid-range refrigerator. This refrigerator has pretty much all of the basic features that you would look for in a refrigerator, except for Energy Star compliance, which may be an issue for some buyers.

    Interior Features

  • SpillMizer glass shelves – The patented SpillMizer design is meant to contain and minimize spills, making the refrigerator easier to clean.
  • Humidity-controlled crispers – Keep your fruits and veggies fresh and crisp with the use of the W8FRNGFVD refrigerator’s deep, humidity-controlled crispers.
  • Up-front temperature controls – This fridge also has easy-to-reach and easy-to-use temperature controls mounted right up-front when you open the door.
  • Other storage features – Some of the other features incorporated into the W8FRNGFVD design include clear door bins, a meat pan, adjustable utility compartment, and fixed door storage.
  • Automatic defrost system – You no longer have to wait for your fridge to defrost, because the W8FRNGFVD has an automatic defrost system with a timer, limit switch, and heater that allow for set-and-forget ease.

      Exterior Features

  • Silver or white-on-white finish – The W8FRNGFVD actually comes in two colors, the first being the silver W8FRNGFVD model, and the other being the white-on-white W8FRNGFVQ model.
  • Beveled edges – This fridge also features beveled edges on its doors, giving it a sleek and modern look.

      Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 32 in.
    Height: 68 in.
    Width: 28 in.
    Total volume: 17.5 cu. ft.


  • The main advantage of the Whirlpool Freezer-on-top W8FRNGFVD refrigerator is that it has most of the features that you need in a refrigerator to keep food and drinks fresh, readily available, and spill-free.
  • This model gives you a good mix of functionality (with SpillMizer, humidity control, and auto defrost) and style (with its beveled edges and sleek look).
  • This makes a great choice for those looking for a mid-range refrigerator at a decent price.


  • The biggest disadvantage of the Whirlpool Freezer-on-top W8FRNGFVD refrigerator is its lack of Energy Star compliance. These days, it has become more important than ever to consumers that their appliances take up less natural resources, not only to minimize environmental impact but also to minimize utility bills.
  • Another disadvantage of the W8FRNGFVD is that it doesn’t have some of the other desirable features that you can get on other refrigerators that are at the same price point. Make sure to look around to see what other refrigerator models have to offer. If you can’t find one with better features than the W8FRNGFVD, then this may be the right refrigerator for you.

      Consumer Likes and Dislikes


  • decent capacity at 17.5 cu.ft.
  • stylish design
  • comes in two colors (silver and the classic white-on-white)
  • has a solid interior design
  • good mid-range refrigeratorCons
  • value may be an issue because of the price point
  • doesn’t have some of the more advanced features in newer models
  • not Energy Star-compliant