One lesser known brand on the American market is Haier refrigerator. Many of you might not know anything about the Haier line of products. The company was established in the 1920’s in China, though it wasn't until the 1980’s that Haier created a partnership with the Liebherr Group out of Germany. (The actual brand of Liebherr refrigerators has a much higher cost and quality product.)
By the 1990s Haier began to create more than just refrigerators, they made televisions, mobile phones and computers. It was after expanding into these other lines of products that they officially changed their name to Haier (formerly known as Qingdao [Pronounced King-dow]). Currently they are the fourth largest manufacturer of white goods worldwide.
In 2000, they added a line of full-sized Haier refrigerators into the mix. Their products can now be found in the Philippines, Pakistan, Jordan, Tunisia, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria and South Africa just to name a few.
6 Different Haier Refrigerator Types
In creating the Haier refrigerator line the company wanted to address a certain section of the market rather than just compete with other major refrigerator manufacturers like Amana, Whirlpool and Maytag.
Thus the creation of their line of specialty refrigerators. They weren't afraid to do more than just a full-sized refrigerator, instead they ventured into compact refrigerators, dorm refrigerators, beverage refrigerators, even specialized keg refrigerators.
Haier didn't want to go full steam ahead into this category with a huge variety of models. They felt they could best compete by creating only a handful of refrigerator models that had the broadest consumer appeal:
There are 6 different top freezer models (as of this writing) made by Haier. Though only two of the styles offer a color choice of black, white, or stainless. Only these 2 models that are Energy Star compliant.
While Haier has 2 different models of bottom mount refrigerators, in actuality they are the same except that one is Energy Star compliant and the other is not. Both have 17.6 Cu. Ft. of storage with full width shelves in both the refrigerator and freezer.
The freezer comes with a basket as well as a freezer door compartment that tilts out. Most of these refrigerators only come in white but some also come in black.
All of the Haier french door refrigerator models are 20.6 Cu. Ft. and are counter depth (which means they are flush with any surrounding cabinetry). All three models are available in black, white or stainless.
Just one thing to note is that only 2 of the 3 of these models are Energy Star compliant.
(sometimes known as Apartment Size refrigerators)
For those of you who live in small spaces, like an apartment in Manhattan, these products might be ideal for your needs. A small refrigerator is perfect for those don’t have enough room for a full size fridge but want to have more storage ability than a compact refrigerator.
The three refrigerators in this line range from 8.1 Cu. Ft. to 12.2 Cu. Ft. and only come in white. However, none of these units are Energy Star compliant.
(sometimes known as a DORM REFRIGERATOR)
These are perfect refrigerators for dorm rooms, offices or even for that screening room, basement or garage. You might even consider one of these refrigerators for your outdoor barbecue area. This portion of the Haier line has 11 different compact models, so you're almost certain to find the refrigerator that will best serve your needs. These Haier refrigerators have a cubic foot capacity ranging from 1.7 to 4.6 and come in white, black and stainless.
In order to know which of these refrigerators is right for you, not only will you need to know the dimensions of where you wish to install it (should you wish to install it), you will also want to know a bit about how much wine you plan to store as well as the type (red or white).
These models range in capacity from a 4 bottle to up to a 50 bottle capacity. Some of these units have dual settings for red and white wines. Just in case you need something a bit more custom in feel, they also make a 26 and 50 bottle capacity built-in versions.
Two of the four beverage refrigerator models made by Haier have the capacity to hold both bottles of wine (17 and 46 bottle capacities) and cans of soda and beer -- the perfect way to keep your bar fully stocked.
The other two models are strictly for can storage – with one unit holding up to 150 cans.
While there are only two models currently made by the Haier refrigerator line, both are very sturdy and aesthetically pleasing. Both are available in either black or stainless steel. They both hold either:
The main difference between the two models is that one has a single tap and the other has a dual.
The Haier Refrigerator line is an up and comer in both the American and the Indian markets. Definitely a brand to consider especially if you're looking for a specialty fridge or one with a unique and stylish flair.
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Apartment Size Refrigerator: Do you have a bit more space than just a dorm size refrigerator but not enough for a full size? Then you need to take a look at apartment refrigerators -- they will probably fit your needs exactly.
Compact Refrigerator: Not sure if you really need a compact, we help you answer these questions and show you the best model for your needs.
Dorm Refrigerator: Going off to college and not sure which refrigerator is allowed and which one will take care of your daily needs (as well as your late night munchies)? We help you figure out what you need to take care of your cravings day or night.
Wine Refrigerator: The decision to buy a wine refrigerator is typically much easier than picking one out. Make sure you know everything before you buy one.
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