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Hisense Refrigerators Review & Guide

It can be easy to overlook the humble fridge humming away in the corner of your kitchen. Often it’s the unsung hero in your home, keeping your food fresh and drinks cool.

One brand name to look out for is Hisense. The electronics giant is one of several major brands manufacturing a large list of fridges designed to be both energy-efficient and cost-effective. Here’s a rundown of the different types of fridges available.

What fridges does Hisense offer?

Hisense offers a wide variety of fridges ranging from compact space-saving units to large French door fridges. The different types of refrigerators to expect include:

  • Single-door fridges: usually the cheapest and best for small households
  • Top mount fridges: the most popular type and generally one of the most cost-effective
  • Bottom mount fridges: generally fairly energy-efficient and cost-effective
  • Side-by-side fridges: typically the most convenient and offer large capacity
  • French door fridges: usually the priciest, yet most feature-packed
  • Bar fridges: convenient and compact, but have a limited temperature range.

These fridges will not only be assessed on their features but also on their energy efficiency. Keep in mind that your electricity provider may charge for electricity at different rates.

Single-Door Fridges

Hisense single-door fridge review

Single-door fridges can save a fair bit of space in your kitchen but this may also mean sacrificing some fridge space, which isn’t necessarily a pain point if you have a small household. Alternatively, single-door fridges and freezers can be used to provide additional storage. Prices usually start from $449 for a 179L upright fridge and reach up to $1,299.

Hisense’s 1-Door SS Fridge (pictured), for example, is available as a stand-alone fridge or as a pigeon pair with single-door freezers like the 254L 1-Door SS Freezer (HR6VFF280SD). This Hisense fridge comes with a 328L capacity and features such as:

  • 3-star energy efficiency rating
  • Multi-function touch control panel
  • Adjustable spill-proof glass shelves
  • Stainless steel finish.

It retails for 1,299*, although there’s also a similar model in white (HR6AFF355D), available for $200 less.

Top Mount Fridges

Hisense top mount fridge review

Top mount fridges are loved Australia-wide for their simple nature and cost-effectiveness. Prices for Hisense top mount fridges usually start from $499 for the 205L Top Mount Fridge (HRTF205) and go up to $1,299 for models with a family-sized 496L capacity.

The 205L Hisense HRTF205 is one of the cheaper top-mount refrigerators available from Hisense, retailing for $549*. It packs 153L worth of fridge storage and a 52L freezer capacity. Some features include:

  • 3-star energy efficiency rating
  • Frost-free
  • Multi-air flow system
  • Adjustable shelves
  • Recessed door handles.

If you’re looking for a top mount fridge with a water dispenser, Hisense also offers a couple of non-plumbed options.

Bottom Mount Fridges

Hisense bottom mount fridge review

Bottom mount fridges are a great alternative to a top mount unit, particularly if you have trouble reaching up high when grabbing frozen veggies and other commonly used items. Prices for Hisense bottom mount fridges usually start from $899 for a 320L model (HR6BMFF320S) and go up to $1,999 for the latest 482L models (HR6BMFF518BW).

The Hisense HR6BMFF514SW (pictured) is one of the models available, retailing for $1,399*. With 514L on board, it’s suitable for a midsized household. It has a 348L fridge capacity and a 166L freezer compartment.

Features include:

  • 4-star energy efficiency rating
  • Multi-function touch control
  • Super Freeze and Super Cool fast-cooling functions
  • Water dispenser
  • Ice maker.

If efficiency is on the top of your priority list, the Hisense 483L HRBM483B has a 6-star energy rating.

Side-by-Side Fridges

Hisense side-by-side fridge review

For a family-sized fridge, Hisense has several side-by-side refrigerators currently available for $1,499 to $1,599. One of these includes the Hisense 578L Side by Side Fridge (pictured), which offers a 578L total storage for $1,599*. This model (HR6SBSFF624SW) offers:

  • 3-star energy efficiency rating
  • In-door water dispenser
  • Modular wine caddy
  • Frost-free
  • Wide and adjustable spill-proof glass shelves.

At the time of writing, all Hisense side-by-side refrigerators come with 578L worth of storage and similar features such as an in-door water dispenser and a holiday powersave function.

French Door Fridges

Hisense French door fridge review

Hisense’s French door range is priced pretty competitively, offering much more affordable options than some other big-name brands. You can expect retail prices ranging between $1,499 and $3,299.

The Hisense HR6FDFF630B (pictured) is among the manufacturer’s cheaper French door models, retailing for $1,999*. It’s also one of the few French Door fridges in the market that’s under the $2,000 mark.

For storage, it has a 577L total fridge capacity. Features include:

  • 3-star energy efficiency rating
  • Adjustable spill-proof glass shelves
  • Three-tier freezer drawers
  • In-door water dispenser
  • Holiday power save function.

Alternatively, for less money but more space, you can check out the Hisense French Door PureFlat (HRCD609B). This retails for $2,199 and has a 609L capacity, plus a convertible door that can be changed to function as a fridge or freezer.

Bar Fridges

Hisense bar fridge reviews

Last, but not least, Hisense’s bar fridges are nothing to sneeze at. These can cost anywhere between $249 and $499.

The 170L Hisense Bar Fridge (HR6BF170B) offers the most generous storage, packing 151L fridge capacity and 19L freezer capacity.

Despite its smaller size, it still has many of the same features you would expect from larger units. Some include:

  • 2.5-star energy efficiency rating
  • Fruit and vegetable crisper
  • Temperature control
  • Ice maker compartment
  • Available in red or black.

Hisense also sells several chest freezers starting from $399 up to $1,099, with capacities varying between 145L and 520L.

Is a Hisense fridge worth the money?

It’s the question on everyone’s lips – and if our customer satisfaction ratings are anything to go by then yes– a Hisense fridge is worth the money. Hisense may be worth considering if you’re looking for:

  • Cheaper upfront costs at the expense of higher electricity bills (in some cases)
  • Great features and functionally at a very reasonable price
  • Sleek designs to suit any kitchen aesthetics.

But while Hisense seems like an outstanding performer, every beauty has its flaws. In this brand’s case, Hisense refrigerators are not particularly energy-efficient. You won’t find any ‘super green’ fridges in its line-up, except for the fridges including the Hisense 483L HRBM483B which has a 6-star energy rating.

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About the author of this page

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.

What do customers think about Hisense Refrigerators?

In 2020, Australian customers gave Hisense 4 out of 5 stars for overall customer satisfaction for refrigerators.

*Prices are taken from Hisense, correct as of November 2021.

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