SPT 2.5 cu.ft Compact Refrigerator Stainless Door with Black Sides
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- 2.5 cu.ft. net capacity with adjustable thermostat and HCFC free
- Reversible door with slide out wire shelf for storage versatility
- Estimated yearly operating cost: $28 based on 10.65 cent per kwh 2007
- Transparent begetable storage drawer with glass shelf
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Flush back, compact design is ideal for college dorm room or office, perfect for counter-top placement. Reversible doors offer versatility. Features tall bottle door rack, separate ice maker chamber and adjustable thermostat
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First, the aesthetics; it's a vertical rectangular shape, modestly attractive looking, basically it looks like a small black fridge with a stainless door. I was a bit surprised at the size, it's quite a bit taller than I was expecting and the black does makes it look a little monolithic. The unit actually looks bigger than it really is, I was shocked to find that it fits nicely under my desk. The Stainless Steel finish on the door isn't quite as polished as the vastly more expensive full-size GE fridge I've got at home, but I was pleasantly surprised at how good it looked, especially considering the price! This unit is solidly built and is surprisingly lightweight, which was great for moving it around the first day, figuring out where it should go. The door, as shipped, opens on the left, but it looked like a fairly simple job to switch sides (haven't needed to) and SPT included extra plastic inserts for covering up the holes should this be required, a nice touch. Door was protected with plastic film and all three shelves and the ice maker were taped down to prevent them sliding around.
On to functionality; the fridge works! It got the four iced teas I put in it ice cold within only a few hours of being plugged in and I've got the unit set at 4, the factory preset median setting and it works great. Stuff down low in the fridge was kept nicely cold, the ham I put up near the icemaker had frost in the package, but the meat wasn't frozen. Note to self, meat goes lower in the fridge. The lower door shelf holds four Honest Tea bottles, but the wire holder swings out to hold bigger items. The top door shelf is a little shorter and has a fixed bar, so PB & J go up there. Inside shelves are made of white plastic-coated wire and well spaced. The freezer holds at least a trio of standard sized juice boxes; it's wide, but not very tall, so low items work best. One other extremely cool thing is, the energy consumption rating for this fridge is actually below the lowest range on the chart. This makes it extremely efficient, which isn't a factor for me, but I can see this being a plus for someone being challenged about its power consumption. Given how well it keeps my food cold, it must be very well insulated to achieve such low consumption.
Things of note:
1) This unit only has one leveling foot, at the front right corner. This is probably not a problem for most people, but my office floor is as flat as a Ruffles potato chip, so levelling the fridge required shims under the front left foot.
2) Power cord is only about 5Ft long, once again, not a problem in most offices, but I would really have liked a longer one. Extension cord to the rescue.
3) Unit isn't silent, but it's not loud either. Some people have complained about other fridges being loud, I don't find this one to be unpleasant, it's like low-level white noise in the background. If I get in early, I can hear the fridge, but once the office wakes up, it's inaudible.
4) Unit came very well packed in an enormous box, strapped and taped closed. I was impressed, but I did have to lie the fridge on its side to get it out of the box.
5) This hasn't been a problem, but the manual says that should the fridge lose power, it won't come back on automatically.
Noise - when you first turn on the fridge and perhaps the first 24 hours, the refrigerator will cycle quite a bit and the compressor will make interesting noises. not bad, just different. once the refrigerator has had it's break in period, the compressor only turns on every 30 minutes or so for a very short time - I don't notice it anymore and the compressor is not loud at all.
How soon after the item is turned on that you can place things inside - within two hours the refrigerator will be cold - however, placing warm items in there will require additional times for the refrigerator's temperature to level out - it's been that way ever since they have been making refrigerators.
The stainless on the door is beautiful and we are delighted that we spent the extra money - it looks great in our office - see video.
Finally, it's by far the best unit for the money and we have no complaints.
The video will provide an idea about how much can be stored inside - we have removed one of the shelves to leave more room for bottles and cans.
FIVE MONTH UPDATE (7/21/14): This fridge & its freezer still work so efficiently and quietly, that the two of my colleagues who lobbied the most persistently against my purchase from Amazon, have joined Amazon Prime's 30-day free trial, and each now enjoys this SPT in his own office.
TWENTY MONTH UPDATE (10/4/15): This refrigerator is still the best purchase I have ever made from Amazon, as well as the best refrigerator I have ever owned, regardless of size. It is as good now, as it was on the day I received it. It is very quiet, extremely efficient, and hardly ever needs defrosting. Its freezer continues to work perfectly, and the refrigerator keeps everything, from fruit and vegetables, to meat, beverages, and dairy products fresh, and flavorful, beyond expectations. Nearly everybody in my company , who has an office, is ordered this exact refrigerator for theirs, (upon my recommendation), and, almost every one of them has either called or written me a note of thanks.
As of this date, Amazon Prime is not available for this product. When I purchased mine from them, the price including shipping was $153.00. In retrospect, that was a fantastic price and equally fantastic product. Now, since Amazon Prime no longer carries this model, I see the third-party sellers have raised the price above $300. There is a new model that is available on Amazon Prime, and which Amazon itself is selling for less than I paid for mine, almost 2 years ago. The specifications seem to be almost the same, except that the door is pure stainless steel, instead of the black door that was standard on mine. Considering that this model was built with the expectation of being out of sight, it really does not matter. In my case, I put contact paper on their door, that matched the furniture piece under which it was placed, so as to be entirely unobtrusive.
I have never been completely at ease doing business with third-party sellers, and I have memories that sustain my feelings. If Amazon was not selling the refrigerator, when I bought it, I would have bought locally instead. I recommend that anyone considering buying this refrigerator, first check the new model that Amazon is selling.(Link below) It is just as highly rated as mine, yet selling for less than half the price SPT RF-244SS Compact Refrigerator, Stainless, 2.4 Cubic Feet Good luck to all!