CNET First Look
This Whirlpool bottom freezer is the Clark Kent of fridgesSure, the Whirlpool WRB322DMBB looks boring and forgettable -- but wait until you see the super-powered performance.
[MUSIC] [SOUND] Another boring fridge review. I know, I get it, but this one, the Whirlpool WRB322DMBB is actually a deceptively interesting one. Now this is a $1,400 bottom Freezer fridge with the freezer down below the fridge compartment. Costs an extra $100 if you want it in stainless steel and there's not much going for it on its coverage. Very basic looking and inside there aren't a whole lot of features. The only bells and whistles of note here are really the spill proof shells and the crisper humidity sliders and the excess number of stops to put those indoor shells to put into. Not a lot to get excited about. But take a look at how well it performs. Here in this [UNKNOWN] we've got it at the default setting, and all those temperatures come in nice and cold, below 37 degrees. You've got 35s, and 34s, and 36s. None of those temperatures are gonna freeze your milk, but they are gonna keep your groceries nice and cold. And if you look at graphed out, the temperatures are very steady. Whenever we opened the doors during the test, temperatures only rose a little bit, couple degrees, and then came right back down. These are all very, very good results, very impressive performance. Some of the best performance we've seen from any fridge we've tested. And that includes models that sell for thousands of dollars more than this. Now there are things I don't like about this fridge, too, especially these crisper drawers. They're really flimsy to the touch and they rattle around. If you pull them too hard they come right out, which is really annoying. I wish they did a better job designing those. [SOUND] That's really all there is to talk about with this fridge. Like I said, not a lot of people Features. Not a lot to talk about in the design. But that performance is so good I think you're gonna wanna put this at the top of your list if all you need is an unassuming icebox that does the job exceptionally well. [MUSIC]