Haier 514L French Door Refrigerator Review – Read Before You Buy

Thinking of buying Haier 514L French Door Refrigerator (HRF520FHS)? Let’s see the review here.

Design & Layout
Cooling
Quietness
Features
Energy Efficiency
Value for Money
Warranty
Customer Reviews
Average

Design & Internal Layout

With a width of 79 cm, this Haier 514L french door refrigerator might be the slimmest french door refrigerator on the market. It has a depth of 68.6 cm and a height of 1.72m.

Although it is slim, it offers plenty of storage spaces. It has a huge fridge capacity of 412L, similar to fridge capacity of a refrigerator with a total capacity of 700L or more. The shelves (which made from safety glass) are deep so it can fit more items, and the three shelves are adjustable so you can put a taller item in. You can also put tall bottles at the back of the door. The ice maker and storage is at the back of the door, so it does not take space in the main compartment. There is also an egg tray at the back of the door.

It also comes with MyZone compartment, where you can choose the temperature for the compartment individually. You can choose ‘Beverage Cooling’, ‘Meat & Poultry’ or ‘Seafood’ at the bottom of the main fridge compartment. There is no separator in the MyZone compartment, so it gives more space.

Storage Suggestion – Taken from Haier 514L User Guide

The frost-free freezer is at the bottom of the refrigerator, in the format of drawers as you can see in the image below. Its freezer capacity is 102L. With such design, the other drawer will not lose the cool air when you open a drawer. And you can store frozen meats and frozen meal packages separately. There is a super freeze function.

The drawers at the bottom of the refrigerator
Storage suggestion – Taken from Haier 514L Refrigerator User Manual

The doors are coated with fingerprint resistant coating, so you don’t need to worry if you or your kids touch the door a lot. It will not make any fingerprint mark (unless if their hand is dirty, of course). With the recessed handle, and the flat front design, it will integrate nicely with your kitchen cabinet.

The control panel is located at the front of the door, with external LED display.

Compressor and Cooling System

It uses Eco friendly R600a refrigerant.

There is an air duct over cap, behind the panel and drawers, as well as a sensor behind the panel. As previously mentioned, you can set the temperature for the MyZone compartment differently to the main refrigerator compartment.

Noise Level

Unfortunately we cannot find the noise level of this Haier 514L French Door refrigerator. But almost all reviewers at Productreview.com.au believe that this refrigerator is quiet. It has an excellent rating of 4.7 out of 5.0 for the noise level.

Water Dispenser

The water dispenser is at the front of the door, so you can get some water without losing the cool air (which you will if you need to open the door). And the good thing is, you don’t need to call the plumber to install the water dispenser connection. It does not require any plumbing.

Ice Maker

It comes with an ice cube tray with cover, which you can put anywhere.

Other Features

  • Smart lock door
  • LED lighting
  • Alarm to remind you when you forgot to close the door

Energy Efficiency

This Haier 514L French Door refrigerator is one of the most energy efficient french door refrigerators. It has a energy rating of 4 stars.

Value for Money

With such features and storage capacity, we believe this Haier 514L French Door refrigerator is great value for money.

Warranty

2 year manufacturer warranty.

Customer Reviews

It has an excellent average customer rating of 4.6 out of 5.0 according to Google.

User Guide

Here

Summary

In summary, Haier 514l French Door Refrigerator is a great value for the money refrigerator. Even though it is slim, it has good storage capacity. It is one of the most energy efficient refrigerators.

Pros

  • Great value for money
  • Slim but space-efficient with many storages. It has a huge fridge capacity of 412L, similar to the fridge capacity of other bigger refrigerators.
  • With water dispenser that does not require plumbing
  • Energy-efficient, more than most other french door refrigerators
  • Quiet
  • With MyZone compartment where you can set the temperature separately
  • Freezer with drawers. Easy to open and prevent loss of cool air
  • Fingerprint resistant coating on the doors and its external
  • Positive customer reviews

Cons

  • Does not have some fancy features like a mobile phone app
  • Some people don’t like the idea of freezer in the form of three drawers. It limits the height of the item can be stored in the freezer.
  • Using a standard refrigerator compressor, not an inverter
  • Smaller net freezer capacity