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Haier HRF15N3AGS French Door 28-Inch Counter Depth Refrigerator Review

Haier's stylish, unique four-door fridge fits any kitchen, and any budget.

February 25, 2016
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The Cold Hard Facts

The Haier HRF15N3AGS (MSRP $1,899) may not be as large as most French door fridges, but it's got the goods to go up against much of the full-sized competition.

Temperature Performance

Many compact and counter depth fridges tend to do poorly in terms of overall temperature. The HRF15N3AGS is both a compact and counter depth fridge, yet virtually aced our temperature tests. The primary storage area maintained average temperatures of 36.55°F at the top, 36.62°F in the middle, and 38.31°F down by the crisper, deviating by an average of just ±0.1°F over time. These are numbers that most full-sized fridges almost never achieve.

To our surprise, the freezer scored just as well, with average temps that were both low and stable—great news for folks concerned about freezer burn. The upper drawer averaged -1.65°F and deviated by just ±0.18°F over time, while the lower drawer averaged -0.33°F and deviated just ±0.11°F over time.

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Moisture Retention

The crisper was the most disappointing aspect of this Haier. Over the course of three days, our test materials lost an average of 0.2 grams of water each hour. You won't be able to store many greens in this small drawer anyway, but remember to eat the ones you do buy before they wilt.

Haier HRF15N3AGS Crisper
Credit: Reviewed.com / Matthew Zahnzinger
While one of its most attractive interior features, the crisper was actually the most underperforming aspect. View Larger

Freezing

The faster you freeze food, the more taste and texture is preserved. That's why flash-freezing is so great. On average, it took 1 hour 22 minutes for the HRF15N3AGS to freeze our sensors down to 32°F from room temperature. This result is a few minutes faster than the average freezer.

Storage Space & Energy Efficiency

Haier HRF15N3AGS Interior
Credit: Reviewed.com / Matthew Zahnzinger
For such a cozy fridge, it's actually got a pretty decent amount of usable storage. View Larger

It may be compact, but this Haier used its internal storage space fairly well. In the fridge, wide shelves are bolstered by the lone crisper drawer, as well as six bucket shelves on the doors. In total, you get 8.06 usable cubic feet of space. The downside? Most of that space is pretty much stuck where it is, and none of the door shelves are deep enough to hold gallon containers.

The two independent freezer drawers are both pretty straightforward. The upper drawer is just a big plastic bucket. (You can even remove it for easy cleaning.) The lower drawer is essentially the same, except it's slightly taller and has an adjustable partition. Overall, you get 3.48 usable cubic feet of freezing space.

Without an ice maker to suck up power, it's no surprise that the Haier is an exceptionally efficient machine. The fridge uses about 0.06 kWh per usable cubic foot per day, and assuming the national average cost of $0.09 per kWh, that works out to roughly $24.02 per year.

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