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Danby Diplomat 1.7 cu. Ft. Thermo-Electric Compact Refrigerator

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Walmart #: 001594701
Danby Diplomat 1.7 cu. Ft. Thermo-Electric Compact Refrigerator
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The Danby Diplomat Thermo-Electric Compact Refrigerator offers 1.7 cu. ft. of refrigeration in a convenient, compact space. This versatile compact refrigerator makes a terrific addition to student dorm rooms, small office environments, studio apartments and more. It's perfect for storing everything from bottle beverages to fresh produce and bagged lunches. The Danby refrigerator will fit flush against the wall, and takes up very little space — even in crowded environments.

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The Danby Diplomat Thermo-Electric Compact Refrigerator offers 1.7 cu. ft. of refrigeration in a convenient, compact space. This versatile compact refrigerator makes a terrific addition to student dorm rooms, small office environments, studio apartments and more. It's perfect for storing everything from bottle beverages to fresh produce and bagged lunches. The Danby refrigerator will fit flush against the wall, and takes up very little space — even in crowded environments.


Danby Diplomat 1.7 cu. ft. Thermo-Electric Compact Refrigerator:

  • 1.7 cu. ft. capacity compact refrigerator
  • Quiet, energy-efficient semi-conductor technology
  • Ideal for student dorm rooms, small office environments and studio apartments — anywhere space is a premium
  • Automatic defrost
  • Full-width wire shelf
  • Tall-bottle storage
  • Reversible door hinge on the Danby compact refrigerator
  • Integrated handle
  • Smooth back design on the Danby compact refrigerator for flush fit against walls
  • Mechanical thermostat to help you keep an eye on the internal temperature

Specifications

Primary Color: Black
Multi Pack Indicator: No
Assembly Required: N
Model No.: DAR0488BL
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 26.45
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 18.88 x 16.94 x 20.75
Walmart No.: 1594701
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Customer Reviews | 37 reviews | 3.5 out of 5

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Not a refrigerator
9/5/2009

Customer review by snowmobiler13

1.0 stars 9/5/2009 by snowmobiler13
by snowmobiler13

This product is misrepresented on the website. It is not a refrigerator. It is a thermal electric cooler. Nowhere in the description of the product does it say this. It does not keep things as cold as a refrigerator - could have purchased the same kind of product from Wal Mart for $30 less than this one! Product description was "semi conductor, automatic defrost, all refrigerator". NOT A REFRIGERATOR!!!

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snowmobiler13
Would recommend to a friend? No
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
Died after a year and a half
2/27/2012

Customer review by BargainHunter2107

1.0 stars 2/27/2012 by BargainHunter2107
by BargainHunter2107

Purchased in May 2010. Completely quit cooling in Jan 2012. Outside of 1 yr warranty - so now I get to pay more money to responsibly dispose this piece of junk.

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BargainHunter2107
Would recommend to a friend? No
It works great for me!
8/5/2010

Customer review by InLACA

4.0 stars 8/5/2010 by InLACA
by InLACA

I'm not sure why this little fridge has gotten so many negative comments. I ordered it for my office to be placed under my desk. Had it for about a week. It is quiet, keeps my sodas, water and snacks quite cold. I have made sure the clearance around it is at least 2 inches as the manual states. I don't open the door constantly and so far it works great. It is the perfect size and looks beautiful. You would never know it was there. Love it!

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InLACA
LA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
nice fridge
9/28/2009

Customer review by SunShadows

5.0 stars 9/28/2009 by SunShadows
by SunShadows

Unbelievably quiet running. Stylish exterior. Shipped many days sooner than expected.

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SunShadows
Cheyenne, Wy
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:A few times per month
Good value mini-fridge
1/31/2012

Customer review by StuDad

4.0 stars 1/31/2012 by StuDad
by StuDad

Got this black Danby mini-frdge for my daughter at college. It was a replacement for a cheaper brand that died because it couldn't handle being transported back and forth over the summer. Her only complaint is that she wished it had a little freezer for a few ice cubes, but those models were a little more expensive ($20 more) and the feature was just not worth it. So far it is working fine. It is not overly powerful, but it makes things cold like it is supposed to do. When she picked it up, the box was pretty banged up, so I expected that it might have gotten damaged (as these things are not too sturdy), but it works, so the cooling coils must still be intact and the freon did not escape. I did not rate the durability of the unit because it has only been 1 month.

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Lesson Learned.
3/23/2012

Customer review by Moyee1

1.0 stars 3/23/2012 by Moyee1
by Moyee1

Not happy at all. I rarely buy brands that I'm not familiar with or that aren't popular...Was better off buying a cooler... The fridge doesn't get cold enough. I guess that's what I get for opting to buy one without a freezer...

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Moyee1
Phila., PA
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
give it some air
9/15/2009

Customer review by j22t

4.0 stars 9/15/2009 by j22t
by j22t

I got this product for my classroom and after I put it in place I immediately pushed it to close to the wall. It really struggled to get my drinks cold. But to be fair they were very forceful about making sure there is room around the frig. nice product.

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j22t
middle america
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
poor cooling temperature
7/24/2010

Customer review by masterdii1

1.0 stars 7/24/2010 by masterdii1
by masterdii1

It's has very poor cooling system. I put 1 gallon of milk and it last long only 10 days. I've waisted my money on this item. Temperature is not cool enough to keep the food.

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masterdii1
Would recommend to a friend? No
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Usage:Every day
Didn't work when recieved
6/13/2013

Customer review by MCMHS

1.0 stars 6/13/2013 by MCMHS
by MCMHS
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I ordered this product for office use and when it arrived I immediately plugged it in. three days later it was not cold at all. We waited one more day making sure it was at it's coldest temp and it was still not cold. Also, after purchasing someone informed me that this brand isn't that great to begin with.

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MCMHS
San Diego, CA
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
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Good buy!
3/5/2012

Customer review by MrElecEng

5.0 stars 3/5/2012 by MrElecEng
by MrElecEng

Evidently the product description has changed. It now plainly states that it is a thermoelectric cooler. Incidentally, refrigeration does not automatically mean it has a compressor. I haven't bought the fridge yet but based on the reviews it fits exactly what I need. That is, a small cooler to keep pop, lunches etc cool that will fit under my desk in my cubicle. I won't need to worry so much about others "borrowing" a bottle of my pop intending to replace it later. I like the quiet operation since it is an office environment. I'm sure it has a fan but I'm also sure from the reviews that it is quiet. I will be purchasing the fridge next weekend#payday#.

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MrElecEng
Tekonsha, MI
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:65 or older
Gender:Male
9/8/2010

Customer review by tekitchr

5.0 stars 9/8/2010 by tekitchr
by tekitchr

very light weight, easy for a "girl" to carry, perfect size, keeps everything cold, great price $59, great delivery cost $.97, delivered to my house in only 2 days! I teach school, and it fit nicely under a desk.

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tekitchr
Florence, KY
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Great product
7/30/2010

Customer review by Tony

5.0 stars 7/30/2010 by Tony
by Tony

I purchased this product for use in my yoga studio. It is extremely quiet and keeps a large number of water bottles cool. I would not hesitate in recommending this product. Great value for money.

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Tony
Boonton, NJ
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Danby Diplomat Disappointment
10/5/2010

Customer review by An anonymous customer

1.0 stars 10/5/2010 by An anonymous customer
by An anonymous customer

I like the design of this product, and the fact that it has a great EnergyStar rating. BUT, my enchantment for the Diplomat ends there. I bought this mini-fridge because of it's size for the space I have to store it, but it has not kept my cold drinks very cold at all, despite the fact that I have it set on the coldest setting. I have written to Danby's corporate offices, with NO RESPONSE! I will be returning it to Walmart, where I purchased it this week.

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An anonymous customer
Brighton, MI
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Not a Refrigerator
1/16/2012

Customer review by CunninghamAngela

2.0 stars 1/16/2012 by CunninghamAngela
by CunninghamAngela

I was not happy because it was not a refrigerator. I did not even keep pop cold. Not worth the money... Ours ended up in the scrap yard.

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CunninghamAngela
Traverse City, MI
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
9/6/2010

Customer review by osteome

4.0 stars 9/6/2010 by osteome
by osteome

Very good fridge for the price. No regrets in purchasing this product!

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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Many of these semiconductor type fridges are more like coolers and only cool to 20 degrees below room temperature. What about this one?
by an anonymous customer 8/1/2009
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  • A. it doesn't
    by LadyJ0613708/5/2013
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  • A. I would say that's about accurate. It kept my pop cool but not really COLD. If you are looking for a cold beverage, I wouldn't recommend.
    by SalsaMommy5/31/2013
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  • A. Enough to freeze beer or soda if you turn it all the way up. I run mine on about 5.
    by dlgx25/15/2013
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  • A. These fridges all use thermoelectric cooling elements and power supplies of the same specs. These fridges are pretty much identical. Same internal volume, same wattage same cooling capacity in BTU and similar resulting internal temp when used indoors. They all tend to max out at 50F. Most of the companies who sell these things buy the same internals from the same factory in China. Some companies even buy the same completed fridges from China and put different brand name labels on them.
    by bobdeellon3/14/2013
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  • A. I don't have the exact temperature, but it is COLD, not just cool.
    by LakeladyP3/14/2013
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  • A. not cold enough. don't bother...
    by Moyee13/24/2012
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  • A. Yeah, I'm afraid this product fits that definition. I like my beer and soft drinks COLD! This product has been a disappointment since day one. If you want cold, do NOT buy the Danby product.
    by An anonymous customer6/1/2012
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  • A. I'm not sure of the exact temperature it goes to but I've been keeping water bottles in mine & it keeps em nice& cold:)
    by HmmIDK22/28/2012
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  • A. I am very happy with this product. I use it for cooling bottled water in my yoga studio. I would not store perishable foods in it however.
    by Tony3/14/2013
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  • A. Your right, only about 20 degrees cooler than room temperature
    by snowmobiler134/18/2012
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