Haier 170 L HRD-1703SR-R Review: Features, Performance & Durability

haier 170 L HRD-1703SR-R review






  • Budget friendly option for bachelors and families with 1-2 members
  • Cools fast.
  • Adjustable refrigerator shelves


  • Interior finish is not that great.
  • Vegetable tray has an opening in the bottom through which condensed water may seep out

Bottom Line 

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.

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.

haier 170 L HRD-1703SR-R review

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-

  • 3 Star Energy Rating
  • Stablilizer free operation
  • Anti-fungal gasket
  • Child Lock
  • 5 Year warranty


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 Something you especially notice are the wired shelves, which look a bit outdated.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.

haier 170 L HRD-1703SR-R review

Overall, I think this refrigerator is made keeping in mind the needs of a vegetarian family rather than non-vegies.

Check out review of other Haier Refrigerators models in our comprehensive review guide of Haier refrigerators.

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