The Whirlpool WRS970CIDM is an older model now. To find an alternative option, take a look at our guide to the best side-by-side refrigerators (opens in new tab), or you could opt for one of the best French door refrigerators (opens in new tab).
The Whirlpool WRS970CIDM is not Energy Star qualified. While it has a good capacity, it is smaller than most of the refrigerators in our lineup. In addition, it uses more energy and has higher estimated yearly operating costs than the majority of the fridges we reviewed. Its efficiency, therefore, leaves something to be desired, but it is one of the more affordable units in our lineup.
The refrigerator section has four shelves and three drawers, including a humidity-controlled crisper drawer, to keep fruits and vegetables fresh, and a snack/deli drawer. There are four adjustable door bins and a designated dairy compartment, which keeps items such as cheese and butter separated from other foods with smells that may be absorbed and spoil the taste of dairy items. It also has a rack specifically for cans. The door bins are adjustable to customize the space the way you need it.
The freezer section has three shelves, two drawers, and three door bins. The icemaker and water dispenser are located in the freezer-side door. There is a lot of varied freezer space for different types of food. Even though this side-by-side doesn’t have the largest capacity of the units we looked at, it makes good use of its space. If you need a fridge with a large capacity the Electrolux EI26SS30JS (opens in new tab) or the Samsung RS27T5200SR (opens in new tab) are good options.
Whirlpool includes both the standard one-year warranty on parts and labor and a five-year warranty on the sealed system, the parts that work to keep the refrigerator cool. For assistance, you can access helpful user guides on the Whirlpool website. We found most of the answers to our questions in this way. You can also access personalized assistance using the online chat, telephone or email.
The Whirlpool WRS970CIDM has a modest capacity when compared with other fridges we reviewed, but it makes good use of space and has a lot of drawers and shelves in both the refrigerator and freezer. Given its size it also uses a lot of energy and costs more to run per cubic foot than most fridges in our lineup. It has some nice feature like a humidity-control crisper drawer, a snack/deli drawer and a rack for cans. It is a nice, affordable side-by-side refrigerator with a lot of designated drawer and shelf space.