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Hisense refrigerators review

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, while not even demanding a hug.

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 large range of fridges, ranging from the 100L space-saving units as well as the 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 are simple and can save space in your kitchen, although this means you’ll in turn have less 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.

Hisense’s 355L HR6AFF355SD (pictured), for example, is available as a stand-alone fridge or as a pigeon pair with the Hisense HR6VFF280SD single-door freezer. Some notable features include:

  • Energy efficiency rating: 3 stars (consumes 238kWh/yr)
  • Electronic touch control
  • Holiday power save function
  • Door alarm
  • Stainless steel finish.

This Hisense single-door fridge retails for 1,299*, but there’s also a similar model in white (HR6AFF355D), available for $200 less. Aside from that, it comes with a three-star energy efficiency rating and consumes about 238kWh per year.

Prices usually start from $399 for a 92L single-door fridge (HR6TF92S) and reach up to $1,299 for a 328L model (HRAF328S).

Top Mount Fridges

Hisense top mount fridge review

Top mount fridges are loved Australia-wide for their simple nature and cost-effectiveness. The 205L Hisense HRTF205 is one of the top-mount refrigerators available, retailing for $549*. It packs 153L worth of fridge storage and a 52L freezer capacity. Some features include:

  • Energy efficiency rating: 3 stars
  • Frost-free
  • Multi-air flow system
  • Adjustable shelves
  • Recessed door handles.

Prices for Hisense top mount fridges usually start from $399 for the 92L top-mount model mentioned above and go up to $1,299 for a 496L unit (HRTF496SW). If you’re looking cheap fridge, this 92L model is on the brand’s more affordable side. But it isn’t the most efficient, providing a 2-star energy efficiency rating.

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. 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:

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

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 model (HR6BMFF518BW).

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. One of these includes the HR6SBSFF624SW (pictured), which offers a 578L total storage for $1,599*.  Features include:

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

Hisense side-by-side fridges typically cost between $1,499 and $1,599. This 578L fridge is a middle ground, at least in terms of upfront price.

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. 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:

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

For other Hisense French door fridges, you can expect retail prices ranging between $1,699 and $3,299.

Bar Fridges

Hisense bar fridge reviews

Last, but not least, Hisense’s bar bridges are nothing to sneeze at. The Hisense HR6BF170B offers the most generous storage at 170L and retails for $499*.  Expect 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:

  • Energy efficiency rating: 2.5 stars
  • Fruit and vegetable crisper
  • Temperature control
  • Ice maker compartment
  • Available in red or black.

Hisense bar fridges usually cost between $299 and $499.

Is a Hisense fridge worth the money?

It’s the question on everyone’s lips – and if our customer satisfaction ratings is 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 Hisense 483L HRBM483B which has a unique 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 October 2021.

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