If you have been looking for a compact refrigerator for your small kitchen that performs excellently, looks sleek and costs reasonable, the RF-244SS by Sunpentown is an ideal refrigerator for you. Sunpentown or SPT, as they like to be known, is a successful appliances manufacturer that has its presence across a wide range of product niches. Right from air control and refrigeration to fitness and massage equipment, STP have been known to build quality products that use lesser energy and boost your savings.
STP has given other large brands a run for their money. It has an astounding range of both domestic and commercial appliances. Today we are here to review one of their bestseller products, i.e., the compact refrigerator. Let’s take a look at the specifications and dimensions of the RF-244SS.
· Type – Compact refrigerator, transitional
· Color – Stainless steel door with black cabinet
· Net Capacity – 24 cu. Ft.
· Freezer Capacity – 0.18 cu. ft.
· Range of temperature
o Freezer: ≤ 15° F
o Fridge: 34° F to 41° F
· Weight – 37.9 lbs
· Height – 24.875”
· Width (left to right) – 17.25”
· Depth (front to back, including the door) – 20.125”
· Depth Range for Storage – 20.1” to 24”
· Length of the cord: > 1 feet
The SPT compact refrigerator can be installed under the counter or can be kept over the countertop as well. Both ways, it looks good and functions well. It is advisable to leave an 8” clearance space on the left, right and above the refrigerator. Also, a 6” clearance at the back is necessary to ensure proper flow of air around the refrigerator.
Let’s see the operating aspects of the refrigerator. The 60 Hz refrigerator has amperage of 0.85 A, the voltage of 115 V and wattage of 70 W.
What Makes SPT RF-244SS Stand Apart from its Competition?
Keystone, Culinair, Electrolux, and Midea are the major competitors of the SPT. However, reviews suggest that SPT fairs much better in general. While the compact refrigerators of some of the competing brands are priced too steeply, there are others who have freezers that are too small. The owners of SPT compact refrigerator suggests STP’s build quality is extremely sturdy as compared to the other brands that they have owned in the past.
The biggest strength of this compact refrigerator is the space that’s available. The refrigerator has been designed excellently to create more space within the confined dimensions. The design is beautiful inside out. The flush back design has indeed done wonders to this SPT compact refrigerator so that it can fit well in the tight spaces as well. The interiors of the refrigerator are crafted from white plastic.
Most of us are used to our refrigerator door opening from a particular side. If you have gotten used to pulling the door’s handle on the left side from your previous refrigerator, it might take some time for you to get used to the door that opens from the right side. But SPT RF-244SS comes with a reversible door that can be hinged on either side according to your choice.
Also, the SPT compact refrigerator is energy star qualified and saves you several dollars every month in utility bills.
The SPT compact refrigerator comes with 2 wire racks. There are multiple notches to hold the rack at the desired heights depending on the contents of the refrigerator. The slide-out wire racks enhance the versatility of the refrigerator. For example, you want to keep a big, tall container of food on the top rack; you can simply pull out the rack and slide it down a notch. The door has a rack to accommodate tall bottles as well. Most owners say that they can comfortably accommodate half a gallon milk bottles in their refrigerator’s door shelf.
The refrigerator though compact does have a freezer to make ice for you. It is a seven-inch wide freezer fitted at the top-right hand side corner of the refrigerator. It has an adjustable thermostat and performs extremely well. There is a tray to collect any precipitation that might leak from the freezer while defrosting is underway.
Whom is the SPT RF-244SS Suitable for?
The SPT compact refrigerator is suitable for people with space constraints, those with smaller kitchens. It can be used to install in your offices too. You can have your snacks, fruits, and drinks chilled and fresh when you take a break from work. Moreover, it makes sense for the bachelors to spend on a compact refrigerator. Small families with 2-3 people having minimal, basic requirements should go for this product without any second thoughts.
What do the Owners of SPT RF-244SS have to Say?
· Ryan Campoos
The SPT compact refrigerator proved to be perfect for use at my office. It fits well under my desk. The cooling is perfect and it keeps my food fresher for longer. It also looks very chic.
· The Colonel
The refrigerator is sturdy and well made. The cooling is very powerful for works great for both home and office use. I would recommend this product to everyone looking for a small refrigerator.
· David Kirkland
The SPT compact refrigerator is very spacious and functions well. I think that the price is very reasonable too.
· Blue Man
The refrigerator operates very quietly. It is good to keep perishable foods chilled and fresh.
The SPT compact refrigerator comes with 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.
· The flush back design is the biggest positive of this model of compact refrigerator. It is a freestanding refrigerator, which saves space and gets easily adjusted both over and under the counter.
· The reversible door takes the convenience quotient up a notch.
· The refrigerator energy star certified, which makes it energy efficient and eco-friendly.
· The refrigerator is very silent while it operates. That’s what most customers have been talking about.
· The adjustable thermostat offers 3 levels of temperatures; Minimum, Medium, and Maximum.
· Adjustable racks and ample storage in the door racks.
The only con that we found was the defrosting needed to be done manually. Automatic defrosting would have been a nice addition.
In a nutshell, the SPT RF-244SS is a value for money compact refrigerator that will offer you its utility over several years to come.