Whirlpool 29.7 cubic foot Side-by-Side Refrigerator Model GSS30C6EY

Manufacturer: Whirlpool

The appliance of the week is the Whirlpool 29.7 cubic foot Side-by-Side Refrigerator Model GSS30C6EY. This model comes in white, black, and stainless steel.

At 29.7 cubic feet (12.2 freezer - largest freezer in a free-standing refrigerator/17.5 refrigerator), this is one of the largest side-by-side models in terms of capacity, but it retains a footprint consistent with models that traditionally rate around 25 cubic feet. Like other premium-size refrigerators, it has water and ice dispensers on the freezer door.

The Whirlpool GSS30C6EY features flush-hinged doors, which means the height including the hinge is the same as the height to the top of the case. This makes the front of the refrigerator appear lower, but the case is the same height as conventionally-designed models.

The controls for temperature, ice/water selection, accent lighting, etc. are located on the freezer door above the dispenser cut-out. The panel is touch-sensitive glass, so there are no buttons to worry about wearing out. It cleans easily with a cloth and glass cleaner. Separate ice and water dispensing paddles provide simple and convenient access to filtered drinking water and cubed or crushed ice.

One of the ways Whirlpool has managed to squeeze more capacity into this refrigerator is the use of LED lighting. The freezer and refrigerator compartments both utilize energy-sipping white LEDs, which gives enhanced visibility without sacrificing efficiency or interior space.

Another way the capacity has been increased is the use of MicroEtch technology on the glass shelves. Rather than traditional spill-proof shelves that use a plastic border to contain spills, Whirlpool uses a nano-etching around the edges. This etching takes advantage of water's surface tension to stop spills from pouring over the edge. 

MicroEtch adds approximately an inch of additional space around each shelf. That may not sound like much, but it works out to approximately half a square foot of extra room on each refrigerator shelf, almost that much added to each freezer shelf. That means room for an additional 12-pack on each refrigerator shelf, and room for another stack of frozen dinners on each freezer shelf. Incredible!

Inside the refrigeration compartment is an air filter that cleans the air inside 15x better than baking soda. So, odors will be banished for good. Make sure you change it every 6 months when you also change the water filter (use this filter for the best results).

The icemaker in the freezer is door-mounted, using a cold air vent from the top to make ice. This means much more shelf space inside the cabin, where most of the frozen food will be stored. The icemaker does sacrifice door storage space, but the increased shelf space more than makes up for that.

Whirlpool has also incorporated Adaptive Defrost, which only runs the defrost cycle when it's needed, rather than at set times. This helps save energy while maintaining maximum food quality. Defrosts run too frequently can cause freezer burn.

With a slew of features designed to increase convenience, capacity, and style, the Whirlpool 29.7 cubic foot side-by-side refrigerator model GSS30C6EY is an excellent option for people looking for lots of room for all their groceries and leftovers along with plenty of ice and fresh clean water at their fingertips.

Whirlpool GSS30C6EY