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Danby Designer DAR044A5BSLDD Compact Refrigerator Review

Introduction

The Danby Designer Compact Refrigerator is available in multiple sizes, and is available in black, white and stainless steel, so it will fit into any size kitchen, game room, family room, or cubby hole and will fit in with any decor.
It makes a great second fridge because it has built-in soda and beer can holders, and a 2 liter bottle holder.

This fridge has many great features that make it one of the top selling compact fridges out there.

Key Features

The fridge features quickly adjustable shelves inside so it can be quickly changed to accomodate different shaped food packaging, like gallon milk containers.  The door handle is integrated so it does not stick out where it can catch your leg or things you may be moving around in front of the fridge.  This is especially handy in a space-cramped dorm room, where students often have to move bicycles, desks, shelves, and beds around.  The door of the Danby fridge can easily and quickly be reversed for left or right door opening, which means it can be changed to fit tight spaces easily, even if you need to put the left or right side up against the wall.  The fridge also features “CanStor” and Tall bottle storage solutions inside.  CanStore is for soda and beer cans.  Tall Bottle storage is for 2 liter bottles or other tall bottles.

Additional Features

The Danby compact fridge is available in multiple sizes so you can buy the one that fits whatever space you have.  Its available as a 1.7 black cubic foot cube fridge, a 120 bottle beverage center, with a see-through glass front and stainless steel framed door, a 2.6 cubic foot black or white fridge, a 3.1 cubic foot steel colored fridge with a separate door for the freezer and fridge, a 3.2 cubic foot black, white, or steel fridge, a 4.4 cubic foot black or white fridge (with freezer), or a 4.4 cubic foot black, white or steel “all fridge” which means there is no freezer section.

Other Features

For those of you who want to ferment your own beer, it will accommodate a 12 inch diameter, 18 inch tall home fermenter.

 Size cubic feet (cu.ft.)ColorFridge / FreezerModel$ 
1.7BlackFridge & FreezerDAR017A2BDD$
2.6BlackFridge OnlyDAR026A1BDD$$
2.6WhiteFridge OnlyDAR026A1WDD$$
3.1Stainless SteelFridge & FreezerDCR031B1BSLDD$$
3.2BlackFridge & FreezerDCR032C1BDB$$
3.2Stainless SteelFridge & FreezerDCR032C1BSLDD$$
3.2WhiteFridge & FreezerDCR032C1WDB$$
3.3Stainless SteelBeverage Fridge OnlyDBC120BLS$$$
4.4BlackFridge & FreezerDAR026A1BDD$$
4.4BlackFridge onlyDAR044A4BDD$$$

4.4Stainless SteelFridge onlyDAR044A5BSLDD$$$
4.4WhiteFridge & FreezerDCR044A2WDD$$
4.4WhiteFridge onlyDAR044A4WDD$$$

 

Summary:

The Danby Compact Refridgerator is a favorite among consumers.  Quiet reliable operation and a wide variety of sizes and styles means you can’t go wrong.

Ultra quiet operation
Energy Star compliant
R600a refrigerant
Temperature Range 32℉-50℉.
Full width freezer section
2 full width and 1 – 1/2 width adjustable glass shelves.
Integrated door shelving with tall bottle storage.
CanStor Gen 3
Drip tray interior front
1 leveling leg
Mechanical thermostat (for reliable operation)
Integrated door handle
Reversible door hinge right or left opening.
Smooth back design
63 inch cord