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4.6 | 135 Reviews

16 cu. ft. Upright Freezer with Frost-Free Defrost

Whirlpool WZF56R16DW

Features

  • Fast Freeze
  • Electronic Temperature Control
  • Temperature Alarm
  • Frost-Free Defrost

Quick Specs

  • Type: Freezer
  • Style: Upright
  • Width: 30.25"
  • Height: 60.75"
  • Depth: 29.25"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Refrigerator Size: 15.68 (cu. ft.)

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Image Feature

LED Interior Lighting

LED interior lighting is longer-lasting and uses less energy than incandescent lighting. Plus, it casts a bright light on the contents of your refrigerator so food looks as it should.

Fast Freeze The Fast Freeze Option helps you chill large amounts of food fast at just the push of a button. How it works: This option freezes large amounts of food fast, by driving freezer temps 10 degrees colder than the lowest setting.

Electronic Temperature Control Convenient, up-front electronic temperature controls let you choose the ideal temperature for whatever frozen foods you're storing.

Temperature Alarm A temperature alarm notifies you when the freezer's temperature rises to help you monitor the ideal environment for your frozen foods.

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.

Optional Icemaker An optional icemaker makes sure there is plenty of ice on hand.

Features

  • Fast Freeze
  • Electronic Temperature Control
  • Temperature Alarm
  • Frost-Free Defrost
  • Optional Icemaker
Dimensions
Depth Closed Excluding Handles 29-1/8 in
Depth Closed Including Handles 30-1/4 in
Depth Excluding Doors 24-5/8 in
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 55-7/8 in
Height To Top Of Cabinet 60-1/4 in
Width 30-1/4 in
Configuration and Overview
Advance Foam Insulation 99.9% lower Global Warming Potential and Better Energy Performance
CEE Tier Not Rated
Freezer Type Upright
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
UL UL
Details
Freezer Door Lock Yes
Ice Maker Compatible Yes
Power On Indicator Light No
Appearance
Door Finish Smooth
Door Style Contour
Handle Material Plastic
Hidden Hinge Yes
Reversible Door No
Controls
Defrost Type Automatic Defrost
Door Ajar/Open Alarm Yes
Temperature Monitor Alarm Yes
Freezer Details
Freezer Number of Shelves 3
Certifications
Energy Star® Qualified No
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Freezer
  • Style: Upright

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 30.25"
  • Height: 60.75"
  • Depth: 29.25"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

  • Capacity

  • Refrigerator Size: 15.68 (cu. ft.)

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4.6 out of 5

93% of reviewers recommend this product.

Love upright for organization

Joe the gardener 10/2/2017

We have had our Whirlpool freezer for about a month and are filling it with frozen vegetables from the garden. Two features I'd like to see include a remote wireless alarm to let you know if the power cuts out (our freezer is in the basement) and a bottom drawer to make access to lower shelf easier. Overall, very happy.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Shelving inadequate and not designed well

Tina 9/26/2017

There are not enough shelves and the ones that are there should have a lip of some sort so things don't fall out

No, I do not recommend this product

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Fine

JimmyJohns 7/30/2017

We are very satisfied with this product.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Well Lit and Quiet!

Angel 7/25/2017

This freezer is the perfect size for our utility room, and is very quiet! We love the well lit interior, and it keeps everything neatly organized and perfectly frozen. Would have liked one additional shelf for convenience, but it's not necessary for functionality.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Door lock seems to be a problem.

Robert 7/17/2017

Just purchased and not sure how it will work out.

Yes, I recommend this product

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upright vs chest freezer

crosshand 7/5/2017

This freezer is a lot easier to get stuff out vs my old chest freezer,Bought a whirlpool because of the low maintenence and dependabilty

Yes, I recommend this product

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Works great

Bobbi 5/25/2017

Very happy with this freezer! Very roomy, looks great and fits perfectly in my space.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Freezer

BC 4/17/2017

I bought my freezer a month ago. Extremely happy.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Fine freezer.

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Freezer works OK. However, when the door is closed it makes a loud fluttering sound. is this normal?

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Freezer

scooter 4/12/2017

We have had this freezer for a couple of months now, and it has been great. Just the right size, energy efficient, very well lit on the inside.

Yes, I recommend this product

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My 12-year-old grandson says, "Nice freezer!"

Ali 4/11/2017

Because of the features of this freezer, I have more room than my old freezer which had a larger capacity.

Yes, I recommend this product

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So far so good

ejs 3/23/2017

Good freezer for the price.

Yes, I recommend this product

Love my new freezer!

Barbara 3/15/2017

We bought this to replace an old freezer and I'm so pleased. Everything is easy to see as soon as you open the door. No more bending and digging through frozen food.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Right size

Rich 3/13/2017

We've only had the freezer a couple of months, and no problems. Only I was hoping to change the door from RH to LH, but that doen't seem possible.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it

LK 3/5/2017

No complaints. Spacious and efficient

Yes, I recommend this product

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Works great look good

Roy Mac 3/1/2017

We are happy with the looks and function of this frezer

Yes, I recommend this product

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Playdoc 2/16/2017

Very happy

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great size

Stevo 2/13/2017

I purchased this model solely because of the width. The other freezers with the same capacity were wider and less deep. This fits perfectly in the space I have in my garage. I was replacing a 30 year old unit that was consuming way to much electricity. The freezer is great! Door opens easily and led light is a wonderful plus. Throw in the frost free feature and it has everything I could want.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Like It!!!

llb 2/6/2017

I like the size of this freezer and the frost-free feature. I have only had it a month, but I like the room inside.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Freezer

Chico 1/31/2017

I bought the freezer and I am very happy with it. It does the job and has a light inside which is a terrific idea.

Yes, I recommend this product

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These units have control board problems

Al in the South 1/29/2017

Bought one from big box store, had it delivered and setup and 30min-1hour later the unit quit working. Called whirlpool and they sent out a tech 5 days later who did not know what was wrong and said it would take 3 weeks to get a part. Called manager at big box store and he had another unit delivered in 4 days, same make and model. Now 1 year later, had a over temp alarm on control board so I pressed the button to turn the alert off and the whole unit died when I touched that button. Now, being an electronic tech I had tested the board in the old unit and new unit and they were both blown.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great Freezer

Lee 1/24/2017

I bought this a month ago and it is an awesome freezer, lots of space and keeps everything very cold.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great freezer

Goody 1/18/2017

Got cool immediately,has plenty of room

Yes, I recommend this product

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The Chosen is Frozen!

Sue 1/10/2017

At a poorly chosen time, our previously chosen freezer chose to pass on.......and we had to choose another option very quickly. Our chosen Whirlpool has chosen to beautifully freeze the food and we are happy with our choice!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Like the fact that there is a light in the freezer.

Josey 1/4/2017

Bought this freezer 2 months ago. It is not as loud as the previous one I had from a different company.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great efficiency

Larry retired 12/19/2016

Wards Freezer I had went belly up and dealer replaced in within 2 hours. Love it's efficiency over older freezer.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Perfect for basement!

Diamond Dane 12/19/2016

VERY happy with this Whirlpool freezer! Fit easily into my basement and came with a metal key. Every other freezer I looked at had a metal lock and a plastic key which does not pass the common sense test to me. Spacious interior and exterior handle are additional features I enjoy. Would highly recommend this freezer to others.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good freezer for the price

Debbie 12/5/2016

Good freezer. I especially like that it is frost-free. Just the right size for our space and family

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great upright freezer

SS 11/23/2016

Frost free upright freezer is one of the good ones available with affordable price

Yes, I recommend this product

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Lots of room for frozen items and its frost-free!

Seamstress 11/21/2016

Our former freezer was not frost free and this one is! Yes!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Just the right size

Old guy 11/15/2016

Very happy with this purchase. Replaced an older manual defrost with this one and glad we did. Perfect for our needs.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Works great

Rick 11/10/2016

Bought this one to replace one just like it that only lasted 30 years, couldn't be happier!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great featured

Fun 10/26/2016

I really have put it to good use.

Yes, I recommend this product

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very, very quiet

the train man 10/24/2016

Our other upright freezer didn't last five years and we had to get another freezer. We decided to get a different brand.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Controller failed

Sabin 10/18/2016

I have had the freezer for about 5 months. If you put your food against the back wall it overheats do to lack of air circulation. We are currently awaiting a new controller to be installed

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great appliance.

Terry 10/18/2016

Freezer was delivered & and set up. Has worked quietly and came down to freezing temperatures within a couple of hours. Works quietly.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Small freezer with lots of room.

bill 10/12/2016

We've owned this freezer for several months now and it is operating perfectly in our garage. We chose this model and brand because it's the only small freezer we found with the advantages of large expensive freezers (e.g. electronic controls, temperature alarm, led lighting, adjustable shelves, door lock, etc.) This model of Whirlpool freezers got very good reviews on the internet.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Lasted 12 days.

SueSue 10/11/2016

Freezer was delivered 12 days ago. Opened it up today and all of the contents had thawed!! Light is on ...freezer not working!!

No, I do not recommend this product

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magnacumlaude 9/28/2016

It is very quiet and well lit inside. A lot of room with adjustable shelves. So nice having the convenience of an upright freezer vs a chest freezer. Ordering online with a 3-year warranty was so easy. The delivery was right on time as promised, and they were efficient in making certain the levelers were exactly right as the freezer is in my garage. An excellent choice!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quiet

Retired 9/16/2016

We have only had this freezer for a couple of weeks but so far so good. It is very quiet when it runs and runs way less than the second fridge we have in the same room. Shelves appear to be sturdy and are easy to adjust. Lots of storage in door as well. Very happy so far.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Freezer looked good, was light weight and installed quickly.

Bill 9/11/2016

My previous Whirlpool freezer lasted 35 plus years. I expect this one will do the same. The thing I liked the most was minimal controls. Plug it in and it runs. Most people do not need so many controls and choices, simple is better and less things to fail.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent Freezer For The Price

Jodie Doe 9/6/2016

Quite and works well. I like the possibility of adding an ice maker later.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Freezer

Kentucky Farmer 8/28/2016

This is a new purchase. It was delivered and installed. Working perfectly.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Working Good

none 8/24/2016

Bought it two weeks ago to replace a chest freezer. It's working well.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Efficient freezer

JoAnne 8/15/2016

Have had this freezer for about a month. Lots of room for its size and flexible shelving allows for larger items.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great

Smooth 8/15/2016

Very satisfying I have to say.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Perfect For two People

Rick 8/6/2016

Very good freezer-Quiet and well laid out. Plenty of storage for a 2-3 person household.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Just the right size

Pantry lady 8/5/2016

This was donated by Whirlpool for our food pantry. We love it. It is quiet and helps us to distribute food to move 2000 people a month. Thanks Whirlpool your the best.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Features!

Chuck the biker. 8/2/2016

We purchased this freezer little over a month ago and are very pleased with it. We love the exterior sleek appearance, the interior lighting, and of course, the frost-free defrost feature.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very nice,great value

Bob 7/30/2016

Bought this after buying a whirlpool refrigerator. Both are excellent appliances

Yes, I recommend this product

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