Haier HC33SW20RB mini fridge review

The Haier HC33SW20RB mini fridge has a 3.3-cubic-foot capacity and has a great shelving system.

Haier HC33SW20RB
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Top Ten Reviews Verdict

The Haier HC33SW20RB is a fantastic mini fridge because of its well-designed shelving system, price and energy efficiency.


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    Energy efficient

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    Great shelving storage

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    Reversible door


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    No interior light

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    No auto defrost

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The Haier HC33SW20RB mini fridge is very energy efficient and it has an in-built freezer that stretches partially across the width of the unit. 

With a reversible door, this mini fridge offers flexibility and has been designed so that it can sit flush against a wall due to its flat back.

If you're looking for a mini fridge to store beers or drinks, take a look at our NewAir AB-1200 mini fridge review, or see all of the mini refrigerators we reviewed in our guide on the best mini fridges around. Alternatively, for something bigger, head to our guide on the best French door refrigerators

Haier HC33SW20RB mini fridge: Features

The Haier HC33SW20RB mini fridge offers 3.3. cubic feet of space to chill food and drinks, which is about average size for a mini fridge. However, its shelving system is well configured, so you can store tall and short bottles, soda cans and other foods.

Also, it has a good-size freezer that extends partially across the top and includes an ice cube tray. You adjust the temperature using a knob next to the freezer.

The Haier mini fridge includes two easy-to-clean glass shelves you can position in four slots to accommodate different-size foods. The door also serves as a storage area, with two full shelves, two half-shelves, and a spot for a 2-liter bottle.

The door’s top shelf is a canned beverage dispenser with individual sections for each can, and the two lower half-shelves fit other foods and condiments. The bottom shelf has a shorter section that fits cans and a taller section for other bottles.

What's more, the door is reversible – you can remove the hinges, move them to the other side, and screw the door back on. As such, the door can swing open either to the right or the left to accommodate the place you want to put it.

The Haier HC33SW20RB measures 33.4 x 17.5 x 18.7 inches, so it fits in small spaces such as a dorm room or an office. You can slide it under a desk or countertop or put it in a corner. However, you need to allow sufficient room around the fridge so air can circulate. The fridge’s recessed handle also saves space.

It doesn’t have an interior light, which could be a problem if you plan to keep it in the garage or some other dimly lit place. The fridge also doesn’t have an automatic defrost feature. 

Haier HC33SW20RB mini fridge: User reviews

Users rate the Haier HC33SW20RB mini fridge with 4.4 stars out of five on Home Depot. The five star reviews mention how this mini fridge is 'very quiet' and is an 'awesome little fridge'. 

Some of the less positive reviews state that the in-built freezer 'can't fit a pint of ice cream, just smaller items like bags of frozen veggies'. 

Should you buy the Haier HC33SW20RB mini fridge?

The Haier HC33SW20RB mini fridge offers flexible storage space, an in-built freezer, and a reversible door. It's quiet so it's suitable for a dorm or an office, but it doesn't have an auto-defrost function. 

This mini fridge is ideal for anyone looking for a compact refrigerator that has plenty of space to store essentials. 

Linda Thomson

Linda Thomson, whose loves are kids, books, music, good food and classic films, has been a professional writer her entire working life. This includes four newspapers, one magazine and plenty of online publishing. She no longer writes for Top Ten Reviews, although you'll still see her work across a number of articles on the Top Ten Reviews site.