One of the most basic kitchen appliances for small families, hospitals and hotel rooms is a 2.8 cubic feet refrigerator. This capacity is just enough to keep your drinks or medicines cold and at the same time for those who do not have a reasonable amount of food at hand.
Here is our review of the Hanabishi Mini Double Door Refrigerator with model number HAMDDREF-28.
The unit stands at 31″ tall and 17″ wide while depth is about 19″ from the wall. It’s a top mounted fridge that consist of a top compartment for the freezer and a lower compartment for the refrigerator.
I like its silver gray color which looks tough and elegant. The top surface is not plastic but metal which is easier to clean but not good for sharp objects.
There are no door handles except flush pull handles on the corner edges between the compartments.
I noticed that it has a long power cord which is good if the power outlet is far from your desired location. More importantly it prevents users from using wrong or faulty extension cords that could cause damage to the unit or even worse, fire.
It has an adjustable leg which can be modified by rotating the leveling screw to compensate the unevenness of the floor.
The Lower Compartment:
The double door refrigerators are energy efficient to the point that you only open a portion of the refrigerator that would require power to regain it’s cold temperature. Unlike one-door refrigerators, it doubles the effort to keep up with the temperature of the freezer and the lower compartment.
The grill shelf has only one fix level and the space could not be maximize because of the temperature control panel on the right. You can put food containers, small cookie jars, canned sodas, or anything that you could fit in.
Above the vegetable bin I think are tempered glass which are not easily broken and if they do, it’s safe because they are not too sharp to cause injury.
It comes with an egg shells fence that can accommodate a dozen. Not sure if the bottle rack can handle a 1.5L soda drink because we only have a tetra pak milk that time.
We were expecting to see a storage rack behind the door but it was just white plastic. The freezer has a minimal space that would require stacking several frozen foods. The freezer is like a plain empty room with no windows.
The HAMDDREF-28 is a manual defrost refrigerator that has a drip tray under the evaporator which collects the melted water for discharging. Since it’s a 2.8 cubic feet refrigerator, cleaning and defrosting won’t be difficult unless you allow the frost layer on the surface to reach beyond 4mm.
When you want to cool something quick, the freezer is the place to be which is proven right with this model. In just minutes, the ice was starting to form. It took some time in the lower compartment to cool the other stuff we put in but upon reaching the manual temperature, all was going well.
The Hanabishi Mini Double Door Refrigerator HAMDDREF-28 gives you the benefit of having an energy-saving compact refrigerator with two doors. The overall design and features may be typical but it’s a Hanabishi-the brand that has been making quality products for Filipinos since 1987.
I like the long power cord that comes with it which allow more choices for storage location in your kitchen. It’s also lightweight and easy to maintain which means the HAMMDREF-28 can be your kitchen companion for a very long time.
As reviewed by: TweenselMom