Haier HRF 618 SS Side By Side Refrigerator Review

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Haier HRF 618 SS Side By Side Refrigerator Review

PROS:
  • Highly power efficient
  • Best in class refrigerator to freezer ratio.
  • Contoured door that helps pull out the vegetable box with just 90 degree opening.

CONS:
  • No twin twist ice racks.

Summary

Haier HRF 618SS side-by-side refrigerator, with 565 L capacity is one of the best in class choice for joint families. The refrigerator has been carefully designed to provide ample storage space and even minute design aspects have been taken care of to provide a user-friendly experience. Feature wise, it is equipped with rapid cooling settings, one-touch LED display and is highly power efficient, consuming less than 1 unit per day. All together, it is definitely the best-in-class budget friendly choice for a joint family with 6-8 members or more.

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If you are a bit more flexible on your budget, you can also consider LG 687 L GC B247SLUV Side by side refrigerator

Features & Performance

Haier HRF 618SS has a one touch LED display with which you can adjust the temperature and modes as per your requirement.

The super cool and super freeze mode helps rapidly cool the fridge and freezer respectively, thus providing you quickly with chilled beverages and ice for the parties and hot summers.

The fridge also has a holiday mode that maintains the fridge at 17 degree Celsius throughout and helps conserve energy and maintain the fridge odour free.

Haier HRF 618 SS Side By Side Refrigerator Review

Now, if you don’t want to manually adjust the temperature, you can opt for the fuzzy logic function whereby the refrigerator adjusts the internal temperature according to the load and the outside temperature.

Talking about the power consumption, Haier 616SS consumes less than 1 unit a day, thanks to the reciprocating compressor that helps save energy up to 20% and extend service life up to 10 times longer compared to diaphragm compressor.

Note that this refrigerator doesn’t have an in-built stabiliser

Other Useful Features-

  • Door alarm that rings if kept open for more than 2 minutes.
  • Removable gasket
  • Deodourizer
  • Eco-friendly refrigerant.

Do check out our article on Best Side By Side Refrigerators if you would like to consider other refrigerators in this segment.

Design

Haier 618SS has been carefully designed to provide a user-friendly experience.

The refrigerator has comparatively lesser depth of 65.5 cm, making it perfect fit for modular kitchens. Its exteriors have a brushed metallic finish and recessed handles to provide an elegant, modern look.

Haier HRF 618 SS Side By Side Refrigerator Review

Inside, there are five adjustable height toughened glass refrigerator shelves, five toughened glass freezer shelves and seven door shelves. Two out of the seven door shelves can hold 2 large sized bottles and if you require more space, the top shelf can be folded to make space for keeping a few more tall bottles.

The refrigerator section has a capacity of 373 litre and the freezer  a capacity of 192 Litre. This makes it the fridge with the best refrigerator to freezer ratio of 64:36 compared to other side by side refrigerators.

There are two large vegetable cripsers where you can sufficiently stock vegetables for the whole family. Fish, meat and frozen food can be kept in the enclosed boxes in the freezer section to prevent any contamination with other food in the refrigerator. This area can also be used for fresh food storage by adjusting the temperature accordingly.

Haier HRF 618 SS Side By Side Refrigerator Review

A noteworthy feature is that the shelf doors are contoured in such a way that the vegetable box can be pulled out when the doors are opened at just 90 degrees. Certain other side-by-side refrigerators require the doors to be opened more than 90 degrees for pulling out veg box.

Overall, Haier HRF 618SS is one of the best budget-friendly side-by-side refrigerator with great functionality, useful features and excellent design making it suitable for large Indian joint families.

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

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