I spend a good amount of time in my office at home when I am not at work since my work day doesn't really end until I go to sleep. As a legal assistant, I always have to do work for my attorney from home, whether it involves setting up a phone conference or writing demands but moral of the story is that I am in my home office way too often. As such, I sometimes even miss dinner, much to the distaste of my wife, and don't even have a chance to get up for water, so I needed a mini fridge. This one was a great bargain buy and it has worked out well since I bought it. It fit perfectly in the remaining corner of my office and it holds just enough food and drink that I need for the days I have an endless amount of work. Plus, its very quiet and easy to clean with the added feature of keeping the perfect temperature at all times. Noise Level Pretty much utter silence in my office at all times even thought the refrigerator is on. Durability The shelves are not exactly the most stable of the bunch but they still work well.