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4.0 | 24 Reviews

Sidekicks® 18 cu. ft. All-Freezer with Adjustable Door Bins

Whirlpool EV188NYWS

Available in 2 Color(s)

Features

  • Energy-Saving Technology Saves You Money
  • Bring Groceries Back to Frozen Solid Fast
  • Adjustable Storage Gives You Flexibility and Adaptability
  • #1 Brand For Upright Freezers

Quick Specs

  • Type: Specialty
  • Width: 30"
  • Height: 66 3/5"
  • Depth: 31"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Refrigerator Size: 17.7 (cu. ft.)
  • Freezer Capacity: 17.7 (cu. ft.)
  • Icemaker: Yes
  • Dispenser: No

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Energy-Saving Technology Saves You Money Freezers run non-stop. So choose an ENERGY STAR® qualified model that will be cost-efficient to run and not waste resources.

Bring Groceries Back to Frozen Solid Fast When activated, Fast Freeze drives the freezer temperature 10 degrees colder than the lowest setting, to freeze food quickly and efficiently.

Adjustable Storage Gives You Flexibility and Adaptability Arrange your fresh and frozen food exactly how you want it. Adjustable door bins, slide-out shelves, and more make it easy to find what you need.

#1 Brand For Upright Freezers #1 Rated Brand For Upright Freezers 3

ENERGY STAR® Qualified ENERGY STAR® qualified freezers use less energy so you can help the environment while saving money.

Interior Light Enjoy 40-watt interior lights that make it easy to find hidden items in dark places. That's the most watts available 2 1 . Among comparable freezers.

Adjustable Door Bins Increases door storage flexibility and organization. Moving bins adjust to fit your storage needs.

Slide out glass shelves Slide-out glass shelves make finding items easy.

Gallon door storage Provides a convenient place so bulky items like gallon jugs or large bottles don't spill or take up extra shelf space.

Frost-Free Defrost Frost-free defrost automatically prevents frost build-up, so you'll never have to empty the freezer for a manual defrost again.

Multi-air Baffle Port Our unique design offers better air flow for more uniform cooling and freezing.

Ice Maker Ready with Option Kit Allows the installation of an automatic ice maker so extra ice is always on hand for entertaining.

Sidekicks® Trim Kit Hides the gaps between walls and cabinets to give the Sidekicks® refrigerator and/or freezer a premium built-in look.

Moving Wheels Bottom wheels make it easy to move and clean behind the freezer, but stay fixed to avoid swiveling.

Foam in place door liners Makes customizing door storage easy by offering up to 8 different shelf positions.

Features

  • Energy-Saving Technology Saves You Money
  • Bring Groceries Back to Frozen Solid Fast
  • Adjustable Storage Gives You Flexibility and Adaptability
  • #1 Brand For Upright Freezers
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • Interior Light
  • Adjustable Door Bins
  • Slide out glass shelves
  • Gallon door storage
  • Frost-Free Defrost
  • Multi-air Baffle Port
  • Ice Maker Ready with Option Kit
  • Sidekicks® Trim Kit
  • Moving Wheels
  • Foam in place door liners
Configuration and Overview
Freezer Type Upright
Energy Star® Qualified Yes
Freezer Features
Cabinet Leveling 2 Front Legs
Door Ajar Alarm No
Fast Freeze Setting Yes
Ice Maker Ready Yes
Power On Indicator Light No
Defrost Drain Auto
Door Lock No
Defrost Type Frost Free
Temperature Monitor Alarm Yes
Basket Description 2 Slide-Out Wire Baskets
Door Bins 1 Fixed Full-Width, 6 Adjustable Half-Width
Interior Shelves 4 Adjustable Full-Width Glass
Light Incandescent
Number of Shelf(s) 4
Dimensions
Depth 31
Height 66 11/16
Width 30
Style and Extras
Door Finish Smooth
Door Style Flat
Door Swing Left
Reversible Door No
Cabinet Leveling 2 Front Legs
Defrost Drain Auto
Handle Material Metal

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Specialty

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 30"
  • Height: 66 3/5"
  • Depth: 31"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes

  • Capacity

  • Refrigerator Size: 17.7 (cu. ft.)
  • Freezer Capacity: 17.7 (cu. ft.)
  • Icemaker: Yes
  • Dispenser: No

Professional delivery and installation is available for every product we sell. We would be happy to coordinate delivery and installation for you.

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4.0 out of 5

79% of reviewers recommend this product.

1 Stars

Found top shelf of freezer food had thawed, again.

Troubled sparky 6/24/2018

Purchased in 2010, took apart today for the second time since we owned it. Fan moves on shaft causing the fan to stop working. Freezes up the drain hole causing a thawing of food at the top, and temperature to raise. This time we fashioned a collar to stop the fan from moving and jamming against the rear panel of the interior of the freezer. We hope this will solve this issue, I hate throwing out food...
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

TERRIBLE APPLIANCE- DO NOT PURCHASE THIS

5/29/2015

I BOUGHT THIS APPLIANCE IN 2012 AND INSTALLED IT IN DEC 2012. LOOK AT THE PICTURES...IT CONTINUALLY FREEZES UP. IT QUIT FREEZING IN AUG 2013- NOT A PROBLEM- UNDER WARRANTY. WE HAD IT "FIXED"...IT QUIT FREEZING AGAIN IN EARLY 2014..."OUT OF "WARRANTY"... THE ONLY THING WHIRLPOOL OFFERED WAS THAT WE PURCHASE AN EXTENDED WARRANTY...BUT THE CAVEAT WAS I COULD NOT USE IT FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS AFTER PURCHASING IT!!! THE FREEZER STILL DOES NOT FREEZE PROPERLY. I AM REPLACING THE DEFROSTER STARTER AND HEATER TODAY IN HOPES THIS WILL CORRECT THE PROBLEM.
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5 Stars

Lots of space

cleopup 1/25/2015

I bought the Whirlpool Sidekicks. They are a separate fridge and freezer. They come together with a trim package. I love them. Lots of room in both. You can actually find things you are looking for. I would recommend them to anyone.
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4 Stars

Meets a very important need.

Sue9kids 12/8/2014

The Whirlpool sidekick is the second set I have purchased. When we remodeled our kitchen in 2002 we found the Sidekicks and they were the perfect solution for our refrigerator/freezer needs. We have a big family and the capacity along with the open shelves accommodated large items very well. When positioned side by side they are a very attractive unit. It was the first time that I have ever received compliments on appliances.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Features!

SherWin 12/1/2014

I purchased a Whirlpool upright stainless steel freezer recently. I wish I would have done this years earlier. The 4 interior shelves & 2 large baskets helps me keep food items organized. Lots of additional storage in the 6 adjustable bins on door. Very happy with this purchase.
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5 Stars

Love it!!

10cg 11/10/2014

Bought this a month and am very happy so far. The one it replaced was a manual defrost and this is great without the ice build up. Also love the stainless steel!!!
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2 Stars

lots of room but had repaired already

Daegen12 11/7/2014

Bought this 15 months ago and had to have timer replaced already since it was not defrosting. Of course it off warranty. Ice maker also freezes up from time to time and need to be manually cracked to release ice
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No, I do not recommend this product

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3 Stars

Good Idea

Chrob 11/7/2014

See review for fridge. The freezer was bought to match the new fridge even though the existing freezer was still operational. Suggestions for improvements and other criticisms are the same. I like the sidekicks design.
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5 Stars

easy access/ tight door/ temperature stablizes/nice finish e

sue 1 11/2/2014

Needed a companion freezer that would look well in the kitchen - an after thought after new kitchen was installed the sleek lines are easy to work with and can be compatible to other models of stainless other than whirlpool
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5 Stars

Great Features

pmr2015 10/4/2014

I bought this s month ago and am very satisfied with it!
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5 Stars

Great Freezer

Shelbyfire 9/23/2014

We needed more freezer space, this really fit the bill
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5 Stars

Awesome purchase

klily 9/1/2014

We got our refridgerator and freezer side by side...best purchase. There is plenty of room for everything and making adjustments is easy.
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4 Stars

So far, so good

FreezerOwner 8/5/2014

I bought this a month ago to replace a freezer that was going out on us after only 6 years. This Whirlpool was a returned special order, so we got a real good price (less than half of MSRP) and the store threw in free delivery. Since it sits in our utility room between our kitchen and garage, noise is not a concern, but I didn't think it was any noisier compared to other freezers of other brands I've owned, anyway.I particularly like having removable and adjustable shelves, both in the main body and in the door. While I like the door bins, I dislike all the wasted space in the door. One can buy more door bins, but at $40 each, I won't bother. Each bin holds only four packages of lunchmeat, such as 16 oz. cotto salami, or other things of similar footprint. The unit came with six bins for the door, but I could probably fit four more bins in the door to hold the lunchmeat and such. With full-width shelves in the door, instead of the split down the middle, I could put about 20 percent more without adding bins. With one or two more adjustable shelves in place of the bins, I could add that much more. I could always remove bins or shelves to accommodate larger or taller items, but it's expensive to add bins or shelves for more storage.The unit control seems to be quite basic. My previous freezer had electronic controls with LED readouts, but this has a dial with markings on it, just like a freezer I had 40 years ago.For the first few days after we reloaded the freezer, it seemed to be running all the time, but that might have been just my timing in passing through. Since about a week after installation, though, it has obviously shutting off occasionally, as we'd expect.Without this Whirlpool EV188NYWQ02 being on mark-down, I would not have bought it, and I wouldn't suggest for anybody to buy one at regular retail. At the price I got it, though, I would buy it again.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Improved new features

PH2310 6/14/2014

This is the second set of sidekicks I have owned. I replaced them because the refrigerator quit working after 5 1/2 years. The air flow in the freezer is improved. My previous unit ran the air flow right top of the ice bin container which made of large clumps of ice that were a mess. Love the new air flow
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5 Stars

modern and sleek look

hedi1410 5/20/2014

I bought this three months ago to go into my new $50000 kitchen. It looks great next to my high gloss cabinets and next to the Sidekick wirlpool fridge. the counter depth is a great feature. The unit does not stick out past my kitchen cabinets.The two pieces look like one large expensive commercial unit. It gets a lot colder then a fridge/freeze. If I need to cool beer I have really cold beer in less then 20 min. also I added the ice maker, really easy to install. The unit is very spacious with its 18 cu.ft. Storing a month worth of food and there is still plenty of space left for other things. Great unit!
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4 Stars

Ive had two of these

Shelley17 3/27/2014

I bought a pair of sidekicks in 07 fell in love with them. I started having problems with the refrigerator in may of 2013 had two repair men out one tried to fix the other told me the bill was going to be more then a new one. Well I checked into a new one and he was right it was more to fix then a new one. However the design changed since 07 and that meant that I had to buy a new freezer also! So it cost me way way more then a new one but I wasnt going to have a miss matched pair in my kitchen. I do love the space thats for sure but not sure if we build again if I will go with these two units.Sure hope I have better luck with the new units then I did the old ones
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5 Stars

Has great capacity

YellowJacket14 11/8/2013

I like the capacity of this freezer. It is easy to access the goods you put in the freezer.
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5 Stars

Perfect Freezer

slamb70 11/7/2013

I love the look and the size is great. I would highly recommend this freezer.
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4 Stars

It does the job

David57 11/7/2013

A little noisy at times.........other reviews do warn about it, but if you are putting it in a back room, it doesn't matter. It would be nice to have more in-door shelving.........depending on the size of items being stored, you can end up with a lot of usable space wasted because of the opportunity to use more shelves to store things.
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5 Stars

Great size freezer

Gageje 11/7/2013

This is an excellent product if you have the room. We have the matching fridge and we love them both.
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1 Stars

Looks are only Skin deep

dbmill3 9/4/2013

I bought this with the matching fridge 8 months ago and the trim kit to finish the look of my new kitchen. The unit broke after 7 months and now has broken again 1 month later. I have lost 2 freezer full of food. The first time the tech cam out after I explained what was wrong needed to order a part a take 2 weeks to get it.My problem is how do I get faith back in whirlpool once they fix it. so I can put food in the freezer and not worry I am going to loose it again.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Good in all aspects as older model

Millwrght 3/31/2013

Needed to buy to match sidekick refridgerator,which was beyond worth repair.
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5 Stars

EXcellent

Bill66 3/15/2013

I have used this brand product for the last 10 years, I've had no problems using you products, the features, the workmanship, quality, durability are ways above all others I have used .Thanks
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4 Stars

Looks great, holds EVERYTHING!!!

Vivian65 2/9/2013

We replaced our older model Sidekick freezer and 'fridge recently and the new ones look fantastic. Very high-end. They hold much more than those pricey units like sub-zero and perform very well so far. We did buy the optional ice maker, but wished it was included. Who doesn't want an ice maker as a standard feature? Other than that, we are thrilled with our new Sidekicks.Vivian L.Santa Fe, NM
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