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Review of Westinghouse refrigerators

Westinghouse is a family-focused appliance brand under the umbrella of the Electrolux Group. For many years, Westinghouse has been chosen by Australian families for sensible household appliances designed to make life just a little bit easier. While the brand isn’t one for posh design or high-end features, it endeavours to design practical, reliable products.

The Westinghouse fridge range offers a diverse set of designs and price points to suit all kinds of kitchens. Every kind of fridge is represented in multiple sizes, so you’d be wise to include Westinghouse in your search for a new fridge.

What makes Westinghouse fridges stand out?

Westinghouse has a solid reputation for reliable performance and practical design. Naturally refrigerator needs vary, so it’s important to fully explore the options available to find the refrigerator that ticks all of your boxes.

A few design features to look out for with the Westinghouse refrigerator range are:

  • FlexSpace: This design principle is about making storage space flexible, so you can make the most out of your fridge capacity, no matter what kind of things you keep in there. The FlexStor door design allows users to lift, slide and move around door bins in a variety of configurations. Additional FlexSpace accessories are available to purchase separately, such as a door-mounted drinks can dispenser, a bottle stop (to secure stacked bottles on a shelf), pull-out shelves (for items that can otherwise be difficult to place and remove, such as cakes), and small item bins (for little bits and bobs that are otherwise easily lost in the labyrinth).
  • FamilySafe lockable compartment: A secure compartment that locks little prying fingers out of certain items that you want to keep kids safe from (or to keep safe from the kids).
  • Crisper divider: The FlexFresh crisper design comes with a handy movable divider in the crisper. This makes it easy to keep fruit and vegetables separate while remaining space-efficient.
  • Integration kits: Match your fridge to your cabinetry by using a Westinghouse integration kit with a compatible fridge. The kit includes specialised hinges that attach the fridge door to your cabinetry and allow doors to open up to 120 degrees wide.

What kind of fridges does Westinghouse produce?

As one of Australia’s major home whitegoods suppliers, Westinghouse produces every kind of home fridge available on the market.

  • Bar fridges
  • Bottom mount fridges
  • Top mount fridges
  • French door fridges
  • Side by side fridges
  • Vertical (single door) fridges

 

Within each fridge type, Westinghouse produces a fairly wide range of capacities. The Westinghouse brand covers everything from a tiny 100L bar fridge to a massive 690L family fridge.

Westinghouse Bar Fridges

Whether to use as the name suggests or to keep a compact food supply in a compact apartment, bar fridges can be pretty handy to have around. Westinghouse does focus more on the full-sized fridge range, so there’s just a couple of bar fridge models to choose from.

All Westinghouse bar fridges use cyclic cooling, have integrated handles, and can be fitted to open from either the left or the right hand side.

The most affordable: 100L WIM1000WC

  • Full-width ice box with catch tray and ice cube tray
  • Full-width glass crisper
  • Slide-out glass shelf, adjustable to a number of heights
  • 3 full-width door shelves (1 deep bottle bin,
  • Incandescent internal light
  • Energy rating: 2 stars

 

RRP $319

The most expensive: 120L WIM1200SC

This charcoal-grey stainless steel exterior bar fridge is also available in a white finish (WIM1200WC), at a significantly lower price.

  • Full-width reversible-door ice box with catch tray, ice cube tray, and ice cube storage bin
  • Full-width glass crisper
  • 2 slide-out adjustable glass shelves and wire wine rack
  • 3 full-width door shelves (1 deep bottle bin, 1 tall bin, 1 dairy bin with lid) with egg tray
  • Energy rating: 1 star

 

RRP $479 (stainless steel), $379 (white)

Westinghouse Top-Mount Fridges

The classic modern fridge, top-mount fridges have the freezer section on top of the fridge section and are usually the most affordable full-sized fridge. All Westinghouse top mount fridges with integrated handles have reversible doors. While models with bar handles are not reversible, they can be purchased in either left-hand or right-hand side opening configuration.

The most affordable: 180L WTM1800WCRH

  • 3 adjustable wire fridge shelves
  • 1 removable wire freezer shelf
  • Ice cube tray and ice storage bin
  • Full width plastic crisper
  • Fridge door includes 1 deep bottle bin, 2 full width bins, 2 half-width bins, and an egg tray
  • Freezer door includes 1 full width bin
  • Integrated handles and hidden hinges
  • Manual internal controls
  • Energy rating: 2 stars

 

RRP: $640

The most expensive: 540L WTB5404SA

  • Humidity controlled glass crisper bin with adjustable glass divider
  • Fridge door includes 1 deep bottle bin, 1 shallow bin, 1 Family Safe lockable compartment and an egg tray
  • 1 half-width deli compartment
  • Freezer includes 1 full width door bin and 1 adjustable glass shelf
  • Twist built-in ice cube tray and storage bucket
  • LED internal lighting
  • Fixed rear rollers and adjustable front rollers
  • External electronic touch controls with display
  • Door alarm
  • Temperature sensor
  • Fixed mould resistant door seals
  • Bar handles and hidden hinges
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars

 

RRP: $1,689

Westinghouse Bottom-Mount Fridges

An increasingly popular fridge arrangement is the bottom-mount. These have the main fridge section on top, with the freezer section underneath. It’s usually the case that fridge contents are accessed more frequently than frozen goods, so it makes sense to move your fridge contents up closer to eye level and put the less-frequently accessed freezer at the bottom. No more crouching down to the floor to get the lettuce out of the crisper!

Almost all of the Westinghouse bottom-mount fridges have reversible doors.

The most affordable: 340L WBB3400WG/AG

  • Twist built-in ice cube tray and storage bucket
  • Humidity controlled crisper
  • 3 adjustable glass fridge shelves
  • Fridge door includes 1 deep bottle bin, 1 full-width dairy bin, 2 ⅓ width bins, 2 ⅔ width bins
  • Freezer includes 2 full-width drawers, 1 half-width drawer
  • Separate temperature controls for fridge and freezer
  • Door alarm
  • Fridge deodoriser
  • LED internal lighting
  • Integrated handles and hidden hinges
  • Fixed rear rollers
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars

 

RRP $999 (white), $1,049 (arctic silver)

The most expensive: 529L WBE5360SA

  • Fingerprint resistant charcoal grey stainless steel finish
  • Water dispenser for chilled filtered water (requires attachment to plumbing) through door
  • Automatic ice maker, with a choice of cubed or crushed
  • 3 adjustable glass fridge shelves and wire wine rack
  • Fridge door includes 1 deep bottle bin, 1 shallow bin, FamilySafe lockable compartment, and egg tray
  • Humidity controlled crisper bin with adjustable divider
  • Internal electronic touch controls
  • Freezer includes 2 full width drawers and 1 half width shallow drawer
  • Door alarm
  • Drinks chill timer alarm
  • Temperature sensor
  • Blue internal feature lighting
  • Integrated handles and hidden hinges
  • Fixed rear rollers and adjustable front rollers
  • Energy rating: 3.5 stars

 

RRP $2,299

Westinghouse French Door Fridges

For a bigger fridge with more storage options, French door fridges are a popular choice. These have two fridge doors which open outwards from the centre, with the freezer section positioned at the bottom as one or two drawers. In single-drawer French door fridges, there are usually three compartments within, with the lower freezer bin part of the main door drawer while the middle and upper slide out above the lower bin.

The most affordable: 524L WHE5200WA/SA

  • Humidity controlled crisper bin with adjustable divider
  • 3 adjustable glass shelves
  • Fixed rear rollers and adjustable front rollers
  • LED internal lighting
  • Internal electronic touch controls with display
  • Door alarm
  • Removable mould resistant door seals
  • Fridge door includes 2 deep bottle bins, 2 shallow bins, FamilySafe lockable compartment, and egg tray
  • Self-close freezer drawer includes 2 full width baskets and 1 half width shallow drawer
  • Bar handles and hidden hinges
  • Twist built-in ice cube tray and storage bucket with scoop
  • Energy rating: 3 stars

 

RRP $2,349 (white), $2,549 (stainless steel)

The most expensive: 524L WHE5260SA

  • Water dispenser for chilled filtered water (requires attachment to plumbing) through door
  • Humidity controlled crisper with adjustable divider
  • Door alarm
  • LED internal lighting
  • Temperature sensor
  • Removable mould resistant seals
  • Bar handles and hidden hinges
  • Internal electronic touch controls with display
  • Fridge door includes 2 deep bottle bins, 2 shallow bins, 1 FamilySafe lockable compartment, and egg tray
  • 3 glass fridge shelves and wire wine rack
  • Automatic ice maker with storage bucket and scoop
  • Self-close freezer drawer includes 2 full width baskets and 1 half width shallow drawer
  • Fixed rear rollers and adjustable front rollers
  • Energy rating: 3 stars

 

RRP: $2,749

Westinghouse Side by Side Fridges

Do you like to freeze a lot of stuff? Wish freezers were designed to be just as accessible as fridges? A side by side fridge may be what you need. These fridges are split vertically into two, with the left hand side being a freezer and the right hand side a fridge. Stored products can be tiered and organised easily, and you can keep both your frequently used frozen and refrigerated food at eye level.

The most affordable: 620L WSE6200WA

  • 2 full width humidity controlled crispers
  • 4 adjustable glass shelves in both fridge and freezer
  • Fridge door includes 2 deep bottle bins, 1 shallow bin, 1 Family Safe lockable compartment, and egg tray
  • Freezer door includes 5 full width bins
  • Twist built-in ice cube tray and storage bucket
  • LED internal lighting
  • Internal electronic touch controls with display
  • Door alarm
  • Removable mould resistant seals
  • Bar handles
  • Energy rating: 3 stars

 

RRP $1,949

The most expensive: 680L WSE6870SA

  • Water dispenser for chilled filtered water (requires attachment to plumbing) through door
  • 2 full width humidity controlled glass crispers
  • 2 full width glass freezer drawers
  • Fridge door includes 2 deep bottle bins, 1 shallow bin, 1 FamilySafe lockable compartment, and an egg tray
  • Freezer door includes 3 full width bins
  • Both fridge and freezer include 4 adjustable glass shelves
  • Wire wine rack
  • LED internal lighting
  • Internal electronic touch controls with display
  • Door alarm
  • Removable mould resistant door seals
  • Bar handles
  • Energy rating: 2.5 stars

 

RRP: $2,749

Westinghouse Vertical Fridges

Also referred to as upright fridges, these are a full-sized fridge-only appliance. Vertical fridges can be a good choice for those who don’t really need a freezer, or just want to expand fridge capacity. All vertical fridges in the Westinghouse range have reversible doors.

Each Westinghouse vertical fridge model has a corresponding vertical freezer model, which can be combined to stand together. This is called ‘pigeon pairing’.

The most affordable: 240L WRM2400WD

  • Full width plastic crisper
  • 4 adjustable wire shelves
  • Fridge door includes 1 deep bottle bin, 2 shallow bins, 1 deli compartment with lid, and an egg tray
  • Internal manual controls
  • Energy rating: 2.5 stars

 

RRP: $739

The most expensive: 501L WRB5004WA/WRB5004SA

  • Fridge door includes 2 deep bottle bins, 1 full-width shallow bin, 4 half-width shallow bins, 1 FamilySafe lockable compartment, and an egg tray
  • 5 adjustable glass shelves
  • Half width deli compartment with lid
  • Full width humidity controlled plastic crisper with divider
  • Internal electronic touch controls with display
  • LED internal lighting
  • Door alarm
  • Bar handles
  • Energy rating: 3 stars

 

RRP: $1,899 (white), $2,099 (stainless steel)

Should I choose a Westinghouse fridge?

Westinghouse is a strong competitor in the low to mid-price fridge market, due to its reputation for reliable construction and user-friendly design. It’s a good idea to spend plenty of time looking at pictures and videos of fridge models to find the right one for your needs, as the Westinghouse range has a number of different features and internal layouts to choose from. Unless you’re looking for something quite high end, Westinghouse should definitely be on your list of brands to suss out when looking for your new centrepiece for your kitchen.

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