Compliments on the packaging (ship2store). Came with Styrofoam top and bottom in a box, surrounded by more Styrofoam sheets in another box -- well padded for shipping and placing in a vehicle. No freezer as many reviews point out, which is probably a popular feature. Also one of the big reasons I bought this fridge. Don't need the tiny space I wouldn't use, since I wanted a fridge for beverage storage; nor the trouble keeping it from building up ice. Speaking of defrosting, this fridge is unique (to me) that it has a small drain hole that leads to a sizable pan (designed to allow any collected water to evaporate out) back above the compressor. Haven't seen a fridge designed like this before. The outside of the unit is a matte black; not a high-gloss or smooth finish you usually see on fridges. Also the top has a slightly recessed 'tray' so you can place things on the unit and they won't slide off easily; pretty neat, though not sure if I'll use it personally. The compressor itself is relatively quiet. Not whisper quiet. About what I'd expect; that low hum when it's cooling. It's very quiet when it isn't stabilizing the temperature though. I don't think it'll cause any disturbance; probably won't notice it over the fan on medium and certainly not if the ceiling fan's on high. Another atypical (to me) feature is the temperature control is on the back of the unit. A control box (small) sticks out with the knob on top. Easy to access, easy to read. Every fridge I've seen has always had temperature control on the inside; this way you won't have to let all the cold air out while making adjustments. You won't be able to push the unit flush against the wall because of this, but that is probably a good thing since the instructions say it needs 200 cm^2 space behind the fridge and since it's 17 inches wide (43 cm) you'd need roughly 4.6 inches from the wall (and the control box is only 1.5 inches deep) as recommended by Danby at least. One last little feature, the two big shelves have rectangular wire frames on the back edge that sits flush against the back of the fridge. Why? I figure it's so when you have things on the shelf if you pull the shelf out everything comes with and you don't need to worry about it sliding off the back; plus it'd probably help prevent the shelf from slamming into the back cooling plate with a small surface (lessens the striking force). Only thing to note is you can't move the half tray down to its lower position (there's two half depth slots) unless you remove the lowest set of can holders, otherwise the door won't close. Not a flaw, just a matter of shuffling things around if you want the half-deep tray extra low for some reason and not level with the top of the compressor housing. Lastly, the power cord's a decent length. Didn't measure it, but I'd say six feet long with a wall-flush connector (cord points straight down when plugged in).
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