We bought this refrigerator for our basement wet bar. It stays extremely cold, to the point that everything will freeze if kept in the refrigerator for any length of time (we keep sodas/juice/gatorade in it as treats for the kids and their friends, so they stay in the fridge for weeks at a time). In addition to this, the freezer ices up on a regular basis, so I consider the freezer part pretty useless. I like that things stay very cold, but I don't like that they will freeze solid. If we could go back and make this purchase again, knowing what we know now, we would buy a different mini-fridge. Noise Level It's not the loudest appliance we own, but I can still hear it when it turns on.