Whirlpool Corporation is a well-known American Fortune 500 company that manufactures and markets several products including washing machines, refrigerators and television sets.
The brand is well known among the Indian populace for its good manufacturing and reliability.
Whirlpool 190L 2-star direct cool refrigerator is one of the recent kitchen appliances manufactured and marketed by Whirlpool. To know if this device would suit your home, read on.
- In Brief: Whirlpool WDE 205 CLS 2S Single Door Refrigerator Review
- Key Specifications of Whirlpool WDE 205 CLS 2S
- Unique Features
- Ease of Set-up Process
- Design and Available Space
- Cooling Mechanism
- Energy Consumption
- Repairs and Warranty
- Price of Whirlpool WDE 205 CLS 2S
- Who should buy Whirlpool WDE 205 CLS 2S?
- Why we like it
Key Specifications of Whirlpool WDE 205 CLS 2S
The Whirlpool WDE 205 CLS 2S is a 190L single door refrigerator which is about 1.2m tall, 0.53m wide and close to 0.6m broad.
This is hence a compact device that would fit well in an average Indian kitchen. It offers 9-hours cooling retention, which keeps the products in the fridge safe even during power outages.
It operates well in the range of 130V-300V, scrapping the need of a stabilizer to ensure safe operation.
It uses Insulated Capillary Technology, leading to benefits such as better compressor efficiency and faster cooling.
A large vegetable crisper is available along with the space to store 3 2L bottles. This 2-star rated device has an easy manual defrosting mechanism, saving time for the users.
|SKU||WDE 203 CLS 2S|
|Energy star qualified||2|
|Yearly energy consumption||203 kWh|
|Compressor warranty||10 years|
|Unique features||Automatic connection to inverter|
|Other features||Classy look, pocket handle|
Two unique features of this model of the refrigerator make it different from the others.
This refrigerator’s vegetable crisper does a good job in this device because of the presence of the honey-comb moisture technology, which helps in uniform moisture maintenance in the vegetable box.
The contents in the vegetable box hence remain fresh for long. The box is also large, ensuring that there is sufficient space.
Insulated Capillary Technology
Power outages are not uncommon in India.
If there is no inverter to serve as an alternative, the interior of the refrigerator slowly attains room temperature and thus damages the products kept in it.
This model of the Whirlpool refrigerator can provide upto 9 hours of cooling retention.
This is very useful for domestic households where electricity cuts are not predictable and easily resolvable.
Ease of Set-up Process
The product is ready to use and does not require installation. It is a plug-and-play device. An instruction video can be obtained by calling the customer care number.
Expert tip – The refrigerator should be installed on a solid and leveled floor.
Design and Available Space
The color of the refrigerator is blue, and it is made of steel. It has a pocket handle, rendering the device a sleek look.
Freezer Design and Capacity
The freezer capacity is 14.3L. There are two ice cube trays that can be stacked one above the other. There is also sufficient space in the freezer to store other containers.
Fridge Design and Capacity
The overall capacity is 190L. The fresh food capacity is 158.5L.
The vegetable box also has honeycomb moisture lock technology to ensure the maintenance of uniform moisture levels in the box. 3 2L bottles can be stored with ease.
There are 2 shelves made out of wire for easy storage of vessels.
There is also a dedicated space for water bottles. A moisture slider can be used to control the moisture levels according to the user’s needs.
The fridge and the freezer is sufficiently lit.
Visit the given site for images of the interior of the refrigerator.
The cooling method used in the device is called Insulated Capillary Technology.
This means that the thin tubes carrying the refrigerant from the compressor to the freezing unit are insulated by very cold gas.
This makes the cooling process more efficient and increases compressor efficiency. Use of laminar air flow ensures uniform and thorough cooling in all parts of the device.
6 levels of temperature control are available. A simple knob has to be operated to adjust the temperature and defrost.
Most users of this refrigerator have liked this device for its performance. The fridge does not make much noise.
In the price range that this device falls in, the performance is commendable. Ice formation is also fairly rapid.
The Whirlpool 190L single door refrigerator in discussion is rated 2 stars. It is seen to consume 203 units of power per year.
If a consumer’s average consumption lies in the range of 100 to 300 units a month, using this refrigerator could cost about Rs. 1280 per year in a metro city like Mumbai.
If in the same city, consumption is between 300 and 500 units of power per month, this fridge could contribute around Rs. 1700 every year.
Repairs and Warranty
There is a 1 year warranty given on the product and a 10-year warranty on the compressor.
There are Whirlpool authorized service centres all over India.
A customer can get in touch with the service team either via e-mail or telephone. The customer care number is 1800-208-1800.
The e-mail ID is he[email protected] Details of other modes of contact can be obtained in the website.
The user-guide explains the warranty clauses in detail. Damages caused to the device by electricity fluctuations or mishandling are not covered under the warranty.
Price of Whirlpool WDE 205 CLS 2S
The price quoted by different sellers for this refrigerator is different. For the features it offers, it is agreeably priced.
There is a Haier alternative with similar capacity in this price range. But, the power it consumes is slightly higher than the device in discussion.
Although there are many other alternatives in this price range, the feature of Insulated Capillary Technology makes this fridge a good option.
Who should buy Whirlpool WDE 205 CLS 2S?
This model of Whirlpool refrigerator is best suited for homes with not more than 3 people. The freezer capacity is good, allowing a fairly realistic amount of products to be stored.
It may also be useful for bachelors/spinsters living together.
The device is ideal for households where there is not anyone at home perennially because the fridge can automatically connect itself to the inverter.
If this device is used, the frequency of purchase of vegetables can be reduced as with the presence of effective moisture control technology in this device, perishable goods can be stored in a good shape for long.
For small families with less than 3 people, this model is definitely a good pick in this price range.
Why we like it
We find the Whirlpool WDE 205 CLS 2S Blue to be an ideal choice for small families because of its capacity of 190L.
The features of Insulated Capillary Technology and auto-connect to inverter make it a reliable refrigerator. Its ability to run efficiently even with a backup power source makes it a robust device.
We believe that its efficient moisture control in the vegetable box with the honeycomb lock in technology sets it apart from the other alternatives in this price range.
The users of this device have vouched for this refrigerator, making it a good option.