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8 reviews | 4 out of 5
I live in a Travel Trailer. This freezer fit through my 20 inch door with room to spare, and occupies one dinette seat. There are some sharp edges on the back, so be careful how you pick it up. It is very quiet (I can't hear it at all over the other fans running in the trailer) and made ice cubes in only a few hours. I have the temperature set to the factory recommended halfway and my ice cream is firm, but not rock hard. The door seems to seal as well as a household freezer. No visible frost yet, but I've only been running it a few weeks.
The lock appears fairly sturdy, so it should hold the door closed when you're on the road. I emailed Sunpentown's tech support, and they promptly replied that the compressor draws 1.2 amps when running. It's quiet enough that I can't tell how often it cycles, but I'm hopeful that I may be able to eventually get a big enough Solar power system to run it off the grid.
The Haier 1.3 cu. ft. model seems to be the closest competition and is about $50 cheaper. The Sunpentown is 2 inches narrower on the outside and holds 15% more on the inside (smaller compressor? more compact insulation?). Please note that about a quarter of either freezer is taken up by the compressor, so the top shelf goes all the way back and the bottom shelf is very shallow. The Sunpentown arrived very well packed, with no scratches or dents (apparently this is a problem with the Haier freezers). The 17.75 inch width was the deciding factor for my little trailer, but I'm very pleased with the Sunpentown so far. I'm guessing the durability will be OK, but that's just based on the fact that it appears to be well made.
We are running this off solar power and you barely know its plugged in. Draws very little power and freezes very fast.
This little freezer works great. It is idea for small spaces and freezes within a couple of hours. I would highly recommend it and have no complaints. I have only had it for a month, but am glad I bought it .
We love fishing trips and it is nice to have the extra freezer space for the fish we catch..it frees up the inside freezer for food and gives us added room outside for our catch of the day!!
I've only had this mini-freezer for a few weeks. Before purchasing it I did check out reviews from other customers who'd already purchased the freezer. Therefore, I knew that the compressor would take up half of one of the 2 shelves. However, it has given me enough extra freezer space to make the purchase worth the expense.
As stated in a previous review it is very quiet and I hardly know it is running. Also, it's size is compact enough that I found placing it on top of my refrigerator was a good solution to having a small apartment where extra space for appliances can be a challenge. Since buying the mini-freezer I'd stocked up with a pot of chili and I know I can now buy a turkey this Thanksgiving because I have the room for it in the freezer.
First of all, the freezer does not have the advertised capacity. It is a l.l cubic foot freezer, not l.5. Had I known, I would have bought the 1.3 Haier, which was less expensive. I don't know if this constitutes false advertising, or is an honest mistake. I did not want to go through the hassle of exchanging it, so I kept it and it performs very well. I would, however, like to have the extra space I thought I was getting. It is quiet, and so far keeps everything frozen solidly.
The freezer is making a loud rattling sound. I may have to return it.