Excellent temperature control
Extra freezer drawer provides organizational options
Low overall storage
The Hisense HRM145N6AVD french-door refrigerator has a minimalist design: Its pocket handles and lack of a water dispenser and ice maker allow it to have a featureless facade. The fridge door hinges open and reveals two shelves, a crisper, and a standard array of door bins.
The middle shelf has a main bin area and a thin shelf to help separate items a bit.
The bottom freezer drawer has a deeper bin than the middle drawer, with a removable divider running down the middle to help break up the space. Like the middle drawer, there’s an interior, full-width shelf that can be pulled out for easy access.
It doesn’t have an energy star rating but the energy guide projects that the energy cost of running the refrigerator is $58 per year.
About the Hisense HRM145N6AVD French-door Refrigerator
Dimensions: 70.3” x 27.3” x 27.7” (H x W x D)
Measured capacity: 7.30-cubic-foot refrigerator, 2.78-cubic-foot freezer
Finishes: Stainless steel
User manual: Hisense HRM145N6AVD French-door refrigerator manual
What we like
The fridge and freezer both boast excellent temperature control
Ideally, your fridge would always be at 37°F, with your freezer at 0°F. In reality, it’s very difficult to maintain exact refrigerator temperatures, due to defrosting cycles and the door opening during regular use.
This Hisense french-door refrigerator absolutely aced our temperature tests, across all its compartments. Its refrigerator temperatures are very close to ideal, averaging 38.14°F with a variance under 2°F. We’d maybe recommend tuning the temperature down slightly if you’re particularly fastidious, as otherwise temperatures may rise very slightly above 40°F for a short time.
In the freezer, temperatures were even more consistent, with temperatures generally hovering around 0°F with less than 1°F of variation. During the defrost cycle, the temperature rise was brief and less than 3°F. The freezer also quickly froze foods. We were able to make a solid batch of full ice cube trays in under 2 hours, a feat few fridges can achieve.
The extra freezer drawer adds organization options
While this Hisense refrigerator does initially appear to have a flex drawer, its temperature is tied to the main freezer drawer.
While a second freezer drawer doesn’t give you the same adaptability as a true flex drawer, the extra freezer space does help offer enhanced organization and easier accessibility for some of your frozen foods.
In addition to its main bin, there’s a thin drawer that extends over the full width of the drawer.
What we don’t like
It has low overall storage area, even for a counter-depth
Less usable storage space is the necessary downside for a counter-depth that’s also as narrow as this Hisense refrigerator. Even compared to other counter-depth refrigerators, this Hisense french door refrigerator is about 1.5 cubic feet shy of average.
While the HRM145N6AVD’s shallow and narrow build might help it fit into spaces that most other fridges wouldn’t, be aware that you’re getting about 20% less storage space compared to a traditional counter-depth fridge and about 35% less storage space compared to a full-size refrigerator.
It doesn’t have a dispenser
French-door refrigerators often come equipped with a through-the-door dispenser for ice and filtered water, or, barring that, an internal ice-maker. The Hisense HRM145N6AVD provides no dispensers, which is a bit of a departure from most French-door refrigerators.
Of course, this lack of dispensers isn’t all bad: If you weren’t interested in them in the first place, you can save some money on the up-front price of the fridge.
What owners are saying about the Hisense HRM145N6AVD
As this french-door refrigerator is relatively new to the market and Hisense falls just outside the major manufacturers in the space, there aren’t enough user reviews currently available online to draw any meaningful conclusions. We’ll update this section in the future, once more reviews get uploaded.
Hisense offers a 2-year warranty on all their appliances, which is twice the coverage length of the industry standard warranty.
While we praise Hisense for offering more than the baseline guarantee on their products, some manufacturers—such as LG and Samsung—go further, offering to replace the sealed refrigeration system components for up to a decade.
Should you buy the Hisense HRM145N6AVD refrigerator?
Yes, if you don’t mind the reduced storage space, this fridge is a good value
Overall, the Hisense HRM145N6AVD is a solid, mid-range refrigerator. Its temperature test results were top-notch, and we like the way it makes use of its space.
If you’re seeking out a french-door refrigerator with an ice maker, water dispenser, and more, this isn’t the model for you. But if those features aren’t a dealbreaker, then you’ll rejoice at its affordability.
The determining factor on whether this fridge will be for you is your available kitchen space. As this fridge is both counter-depth and unusually narrow for a french-door, it’s well-suited for smaller spaces. Of course, the downside of its small build is that it offers significantly less storage space than even other counter-depth refrigerators.
If you need a great fridge but don’t have spare space for a full-size footprint, the Hisense HRM145N6AVD is one of the few options out there that might actually work for you—and it’s a good value to boot.
We also recommend checking out Hisense’s high-value bottom-freezer refrigerator, the HRB171N6ASE, which can save you a bit of money and offers more storage space.
If you’re having trouble finding an in-stock refrigerator, we can help. Despite soaring demand and supply chain delays, there are refrigerators out there for you.
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Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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