Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 23
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin1998 Not safe
This item does not keep foods at temperatures that are safe. I'm really not sure of the purpose of this refrigerator. The only time my drinks or food are cold is when it sits in the truck over the weekend without being opened. I would not buy another one from this company, and please ask people to be careful of their food temperatures.
February 5, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kelly1234 Very disappointed
I expected that a "freezer" would freeze food, not just "keep it extra cool!" The freezer temp doesn't even go down to freezing! It only goes to 34F! If the unit was billed as a refrigerator and "cooler" or some similar term, I'd have know that it would not keep my ice cream frozen. I had a specific conversation with the seller, that I wanted a small refrigerator/freezer or just a freezer, to keep a small carton of ice cream. Sadly, this one won't do it. In fact, the instructions specifically say that even the "freezer" shouldn't be trusted to keep food safe more than five days! Highly disappointed. Would not buy another from this company.
July 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Link Haier
I bought this refrigerator, my second Haier product, about a year ago and like my wine cooler by Haier, it performed poorly ( not cold enough) and is out of commission now. My advice - do not buy any Haier product. They are the poorest quality appliances I've ever bought.
April 23, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WP1980 I love this little fridge, but not one size fits all
This is a great little fridge for my needs. However, it wouldn't work well in a really warm environment (more on that below).
It's very light (27 lbs) and not too bulky, so carrying it up 14 steps after removing the box was a breeze. It might have been more difficult for my wife, but I think she could have handled it.
Setting it up was as easy as plugging it in and turning the knob to the coldest setting. I do recommend skimming the manual, as it talks about the unit's ambient temperature needs.
The fan in the back of the unit doesn't bother me at all, but my wife had me move it out of our bedroom because it kept her awake.
The unit is cooled by thermoelectric cooling (aka peltier), so a ceramic device electrically transfers all the heat away from the cold side to a heatsink on the hot side and a fan blows the heat out the back. Peltiers do not work well if the ambient temperature is too hot to efficiently expel the heat.
Hence, the manual says to keep the unit in a room that is 70 degrees or less. When I kept it in a room that was 78 degrees, I measured the inside temperature at 40 degrees. 40 degrees is about the max temperature in which you'd want to store perishables like milk. To be safe, I would only recommend putting perishables that are already cold in this fridge if the ambient temperature is between 71 and 78 degrees. If the room is over 78, I would NOT recommend keeping perishables in it.
With the room at 70 degrees, the inside of the fridge measured 34 degrees.
One strange thing about it is that every time you close the unit, you'll hear a brief, quiet, high pitched screech or whine. I have yet to imagine what causes the noise, but it doesn't bother me.
Overall, it's a great fridge if the room isn't too warm and if the sound of a reasonably quiet fan doesn't bother you.
April 9, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by prowoodman Would not stay below 46 degrees!
I bought 2 compact refrigerators from other stores and returned them both before buying this one from Home Depot.com. At the time i bought this one, the store didn't have a single fridge this size in stock. I found this one on the website and ordered it. The service was excellent from HD.com, smooth transaction and it arrived in 4 days. This is the type of fridge i was looking for. With no freezer, full open space inside, nice door space, and a shelf. Some compact fridges have a "hump" in the bottom corner in the back on the inside. (This is where the motor is on those models). This fridge doesn't have that hump, its fully open inside. I was disappointed that this model didn't have a reversible door, since i really needed the door to swing the other way. I decided to buy it anyway, i figured i could adjust to it. I un-boxed it and plugged her in. I put a digital thermometer inside of it and I let it sit for about 6 hours, with out opening the door. When i returned home after those 6 hours, i opened the door and found it was 46 degrees inside of it. I kept a monitored check of the temperature over the next several days. A few times, it did go down to about 40 degrees, but 2 hours later i checked it and it was back up to 47 degrees. 47 degrees would keep the beverages "chilled" but once out of the fridge,(while drinking) they would quickly get hot. During these monitored temp checks, i noticed the temps kept fluctuating. Some times it would be 47 and hour later it would be 56 degrees, back and forth. It never stayed a certain temperature.
April 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tooduu Perfect size for a home offfice.
This refrigerator was bought for my small home office. It fits perfectly under a small working table. It is surprisingly roomy on the inside. I put water, juice fruits in it. I put it on it's highest level and the fruits and liquid is cold and a little slushy. I love it. The best purchase I've made for my home office. I always have something nice and cold at my figure tips. I have not had to defrost it yet. Great. Thank you for this little gem. If I ever need something a little bigger I will know where to go.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ginnie Very convenient
Wanted a small refrigerator for our master bedroom to minimize midnight trips to the kitchen. It keeps beverages cold, and I appreciate that it was lightweight enough for me to get it out of the box and set up where I wanted it without extra help.
February 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HUSKY266 great product at a great price
this is not my first HAIER product and it won't be the last . this mini fridge is perfect for my office , the temperture control is very precise , i can keep my drinks just above freezing , just the way i like them. plenty of room for it's intended use . i would recommend this product and the other HAIER products that i own
December 15, 2013