I purchased this compact refrigerator to place into an 18-wheeler truck. I was looking for very specific dimensions to fit into a particular narrow space on the truck, and this was just perfect! Therefore, the higher price tag is justified because of its very unique dimensions. It is a COMPACT refrigerator, so do not expect it to be very spacious like the mini fridges that are advertised at Walmart/BestBuy/etc. The shelves, including the side shelves, are adjustable and removable, which really helps if you want to put more items into the compact refrigerator.
Before putting it into the truck, I plugged it into the outlet at home and let it cool overnight so that I could see how cold it could get. Initially, it did not get too cold, so I was hesitant to keep it. Though, after keeping it running for a few hours, it dropped down to and maintained a temperature within the 30's (Fahrenheit). Even when I placed more items into the refrigerator, it was still able to maintain a relatively cold temperature. Though, if you put in frozen items into this compact fridge, the frozen items will eventually defrost and melt, causing the pooling of some liquid inside the fridge. It is not a freezer, but it will keep frozen items frozen for a longer period of time. Of course, I learned early on to either place a few sheets of paper towels at the bottom if I really wanted to keep frozen items in it or just avoid frozen items in general.
Not only that, SMETA's customer service has been so helpful, friendly, and courteous of my questions regarding this product. I previously purchased a smaller version of this compact refrigerator (1.0 cu ft), but it was just way too small to accommodate my needs. I was able to email them, and they generously helped me through the process of getting a refund without any hassles. Afterwards, they informed me of their larger sized compact fridges, and I decided to purchase their 1.6 cu ft compact refrigerator because it fit the dimensions I needed. 5 Stars for their customer service alone!
Overall, I would highly recommend this product. It is everything that it advertises to be, and I have had no problems with it so far.