3.4
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Type:
Top-Freezer Refrigerators
Brand:
Hotpoint
Models:
HTH17CBDRWW, HTH17CBDRBB
Hotpoint Top-Freezer Refrigerator

Summary

GE 16.5 Cu Ft Top Mount White Refrigerator - HTH17CBRWH/ Upfront Temperature Controls/ Adjustable Wire Shelves/ Fixed Gallon Door Bins/ Crisper Drawers/ Deluxe Quiet Design/ Right Hand Hinge/ White Finish

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Hotpoint Top-Freezer Refrigerator
 
3.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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1.0

Horrible!

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from Elko, Nevada

Comments about Hotpoint Top-Freezer Refrigerator:

This refrigerator was put in our apartment after our old one went out, and it was probably the worst refrigerator that I have ever had to use in my life. This thing was so noisy and loud, it would make all kinds of weird popping noises throughout the day and the night, and it was always buzzing so loudly. It used so much energy that while it was in the apartment our energy bill went up more than double what it had been previously, it was nowhere near energy efficient like the sticker on it said. The temperature controls on this thing were awful, it would be turned down low and everything on the top shelf of the fridge would still freeze solid, where things on the bottom would almost feel warm, no matter how much I adjusted it and tried to get it to where it would even out, nothing would work and everything up there would still freeze making it impossible to use the top shelf. It does not have a very nice layout so their is really no room to put big things inside it. This fridge just did not do any good for anything that we needed it for.

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4.0

Love the controls.Don't like the relatively fragile doors.

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from USA

Comments about Hotpoint Top-Freezer Refrigerator:

Biggest positive: The controls that let you control the coolness setting in both the freezer and the refrigerated section are helpful especially for both hot and cold weather extremes. I have not to trust a refrigerator's brand claims of "automatic" controls.
Biggest negative: The doors don't hold up to heavy use without having to be tightened about every 6 months to a year.. Time and money saving tip learned from experience:Before you call a repair person for a not cold enough refrigerator. Try checking to see if the doors are lining up, making a good seal, and that of the shelving or containers are sticking out preventing a full closure.

Noise Level
The noise isn't unpleasant or intrusive but is louder than other refrigerators that I have owned. It is actually reassuring to hear the sound especially on a hot August day.

Temperature Control
The manual controls are 1-9 and right up front for ease of access.

Ease of Cleaning
Hard to clean without taking everything out, especially the bottom part, under the produce drawers.

Durability
More points for mechanical toughness balanced against fewer points for very breakable interior plastic shelving.

Design
Bonus points for interior depth and storage capacity and the generous number of shelf adjustment options. Points taken away for produce drawers that come off the slide-out mechanism when they are over half full.

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4.0

Quiet, efficient, cold!

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from USA

Comments about Hotpoint Top-Freezer Refrigerator:

Best refrigerator I've ever had. Easy to maintain, keeps food cold reliably, never noisy, and a good amount of space.

Noise Level
Our oven actually makes more noise than this fridge!

Interior Organization
Sometimes hard to find just the right mix for oddly sized leftover dishes along with our normal stock.

Temperature Control
Except for one freezing cold back corner, the fridge keeps a nice even temperature.

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4.0

Good basic Hotpoint Fridge

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from Grand Junction, CO

Comments about Hotpoint Top-Freezer Refrigerator:

I got the fridge about 5 years ago, and it's been a really good fridge. It's basic, nothing fancy, no ice machine, etc, but it runs great, it's quiet, it has lots of room inside, the freezer has plenty of room for 1 person. I keep it pretty filled as I am a person who likes to stock up on sales. It has two drawers in the bottom, 3 large shelves, the top one holds tall bottles and lots of them. It keeps things cold when set on the medium setting and I haven't had any trouble with the settings. It's plain white, which was cheaper as I recall. It's lasted well, and I expect it to keep lasting. The freezer has some warmer spots, but mostly it keeps things frozen and food items stay frozen for a long time. I try to keep the doors shut between uses, I don't open the door for long periods of time, so it keeps the cold in. It's also (this doesn't have anything to do with it's usefulness) but it's magnetic all over the outside and I have lots of magnetic stuff on it, I put coupon holders on it and those are handy, the magnetic aspect is really nice. It's a good, solid, fridge, and I expect that it will last for a good long time.

Noise Level
Quiet fridge, at least mine is.

Interior Organization
It has 2 bottom drawers and 3 large shelves, including a large tall top shelf. The freezer holds a lot.

Temperature Control
Has a few warm spots on the top, but mostly it's cold when you get the settings right.

Ease of Cleaning
Easy to clean, the shelves are clear, and you can clean them with any basic cleaner.

Durability
Have had it for five years so far, running great.

Design
Good basic design, good basic fridge.

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3.0

Does the job adequately, but not top of the line

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from USA

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I had this refrigerator in my previous flat, as provided by the landlord. I can't say that it was the best fridge I've seen, but it did a decent job of working and keeping the food chilled. The door handles feel a bit bulky, especially now that so many fridges tend to have side by side handles for fridge/freezer.
It was initially difficult to judge how cold to adjust the temperature in the fridge because it was either too warm or too cold (my vegetables started freezing). But once that initial issue was resolved, I am happy to say that I have no other major complaints about the way that this fridge functions. It was a bit on the noisier side which gets very annoying at night, but it was bearable.

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3.0

Simple, affordable refrigerator..

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from Seattle, WA

Comments about Hotpoint Top-Freezer Refrigerator:

When we moved into our rental, this was the refrigerator provided to us by our landlord. It's small and compact, but I feel we are able to keep a lot of food in it considering it's small size.

Noise Level
Occasionally, the refrigerator makes a kind of 'chortle' sound, but this is rare and does not affect it's performance.

Interior Organization
It has three drawers inside. We keep cheese and deli meat in one, fruits and vegetables in the other. The shelves are adjustable, allowing you to accommodate all kinds of different items. The inside of the door allows for ample storage of bottles. Occasionally, smaller bottles slip through and fall onto the floor, but this is not frequent.

Temperature Control
The temperature is consistent, keeping cold foods cold, and frozen food frozen. I occasionally need to wipe the rubber seals to keep the refrigerator from having drafts.

Ease of Cleaning
I would prefer tempered glass shelving in a fridge, and this has rubber coated wire shelving. Not ideal for cleaning, but not too much of an issue.

Durability
This refrigerator has been very durable.

Design
Ideally, in a larger space one would likely opt for a refrigerator with more cubic feet of storage space. The overall design is perfectly acceptable. I can easily access whatever I need at any time without much trouble.

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5.0

An All-Around Great Quality Refrigerator

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from Blue Ridge, GA

Comments about Hotpoint Top-Freezer Refrigerator:

This refrigerator runs very quietly and being energy-efficient, it saves a bundle on our power bill compared to our older refrigerator. Also, with this one, there is sufficient room to organize and store our food which lasts noticeably longer, too, with the excellent temperature controlled environment. The inside and outside white finish makes it a breeze to keep clean and adds brightness and cheer to my kitchen. It was even made in the good old U.S.A. I couldn't be more satisfied ! I would definitely recommend this refrigerator to those wanting to save money on their power bill and to extend the life of their food.

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