Haier 170 L 3 star direct cool refrigerator is one of the best budget-friendly options for bachelors and small families with less than 2-3 members. You cannot expect the look and finish like a more expensive model from Haier, Samsung or LG. But performance wise, it does a good job of cooling quick and efficiently.
The two variants below have higher capacity of 190 L with other features remaining the same.
Features & Performance
Haier HRD 1703SR-R has all the features required for a basic refrigerator. The fridge comes with pretty efficient cooling system that maintains almost uniform temperature. Though it doesn’t come with Haier’s trademark 1 Hour Icing Technology (1HIT), it still makes ice in almost 90-120 minutes.
While the superior models of refrigerators use cooling pads to maintain cooling in case of power cut, Haier HRD 1703SR-R uses diamond edge freezer technology, which essentially means the cooling is maintained through the diamond shaped interior edges. This helps maintain the cooling for about 4-5 hours in comparison with cooling pads that maintains freezer temperature for 8-10 hours.
Other Useful Features-
It looks like design and finishing is where Haier has mainly cut cost for HRD1703SR-R. The exterior finish is just decent, as it doesn’t have a metallic finish. The door handle is pretty sturdy, but a bit bulky.
When you open the doors, you can see that the interiors are just basic. Something you especially notice are the wired shelves, which look a bit outdated. But on the positive side, you can adjust the shelf height.
Yet another aspect you notice is that the door shelves is not wide enough to store 2-litre bottles. However, one-litre bottles go just fine.
The freezer is spacious enough for a small family that doesn’t stock up on non-veg, while, the vegetable tray is pretty spacious even for a 4-member family. However, it is noticed that water formed from moisture condensation could seep out as there is an opening on the bottom.
Overall, I think this refrigerator is made keeping in mind the needs of a vegetarian family rather than non-vegies.
If you are looking for larger capacity refrigerator with same specifications, then you can opt for –
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