Summary: I bought this for cold liquor and ice storage for our home bar. The size and price were both perfect, and it's whisper-quiet. So far, I'm extremely pleased with my purchase. Upon arrival, I immediately switched the door hinge side. I was a bit disappointed to find that most of the destination holes were filled at the factory with styrofoam, tape, and other fillers-- causing me to drill them out to insert the door pegs/hinge.
Summary: Nice looking unit. Easy to use. Quit running after 6 months. No longer cooled. If I would send it back to them, they would repair it. I don't have any way to get it back to them. I,also, do not want to invest any more money in it. I now have a very expensive filing cabinet. Because, it has a lock and key, it might become a safe.
Summary: The first few days it heated up terribly on the top and wouldn't freeze anything, even when turned up to level "5," but eventually it started working fine and we haven't had any trouble since.
Summary: I live in a studio apartment and previously had only a mini-fridge, which of course, was terrible at freezing things in its little freezer section. i.e. it wouldn't freeze anything at all. I was sick of not being able to purchase frozen foods, so I bought this thing. I've had this freezer for about three months now and really have no complaints. I've stacked it on top of the mini-freezer, stuck a freezer thermometer in it, and it's always hovering around zero degrees F.
Summary: We bought this freezer for use in the lab, where we need a small desktop unit for temporary storage. It will be opened frequently (~every 3-4 minutes) and needs keep vials below -20 degrees C (about -1 degrees F). A larger freezer is used for long-term storage. Out of the box: This unit cooled to -20C in less than one hour at setting 5 of 5. It stabilized to -24.2C after another 18 hours at setting 4 and a shoebox full of gel bags to freeze.
Summary: So far, this freezer has proved to be an excellent addition to our home. All our apartment had was a mini-fridge with a small freezer box in the very top, so we got this small freezer to accompany it. It was very easy to set up, and there are clear directions for switching which direction the door opens, which we did. It makes only a bit of noise, and is actually quieter than I would have expected.
Summary: Freezer was double packed, took some time to "release" it from the packaging, but I was glad to see how well it was protected. Freezer works very well, but the motor mechanism takes up a significant portion of the inside cubic space. The most positive aspect was the very fast shipping time; it arrived several days before expected.
Summary: I find the description of the capacity as being 1.6 cubic feet very misleading. A part of the compressor occupies about half of that space, making the usable space just 0.8 cubic feet. I called the company to ask about this, and they told me the industry standard is to calculate "net capacity" as any internal space, whether it is usable or not. What possible good does that do a consumer? To my mind, this is a 0.8 cubic foot freezer, not 1.6. Beware.