Hotpoint Top-Freezer Refrigerator (HTR16BBRFRWW)

I cannot say much of anything good about this refrigerator. I hate it. The fan often ices up and makes a horrible grinding noise that keeps even our pet hamster awake and agitated. We haven’t found anything that can possibly fix this problem and have started instead using earplugs when it makes the noise.

It often keeps me awake at night, and there’s nothing we can do to make it stop. It occurs randomly, so there’s also nothing we can do to prevent it from happening. Other than the sound, it’s not always a particularly horrible fridge.

It may look very bland, and it might not have much space inside, and the shelves might not be tall enough for a jug of fruit juice, but it usually keeps our food cold. It did once freeze parts of the cold food part of the fridge, and frozen eggs are strange to deal with.

The ice maker also has issues with partially melting the ice and then freezing it into a clump that must be removed with a chisel, but having an ice maker at all is a plus.

    Consumer Likes and Dislikes


  • Its ice maker
  • Lighted insideCons
  • Loud noise
  • Reliability issues