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Danby Designer 4.4 Litre Compact Refrigerator

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Danby Designer 4.4 Litre Compact Refrigerator


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You don’t have to install a full-size refrigerator to enjoy a large storage capacity. This compact counter-high fridge from Danby is the perfect example as it features 4.4 cubic feet (124.6 litres) of cooling space. The environmentally-friendly Energy-Star rating means it uses minimal power to keep your electricity bills down. This stylish unit is controlled by an accurate mechanical thermostat. Grabbing your favourite drinks is simple with the convenient CanStor beverage dispensing system and the 2.5 slide-out wire shelves can be adjusted and removed for maximum storage space. There are also 2.5 door shelves in the elegant appliance as well as an integrated door handle and a reversible door swing which makes it ideal for right or left-hand opening, based on your preference and needs. The spotless steel finish is smudge-free and is perfect for all styles of decors. This compact refrigerator is the perfect solution for apartments, condos, student dorms and wet bars etc. It also comes with an 18-month warranty on parts and labour with in-home service.


Product Width 52.23 cm 20 9/16"
Product Depth 53.02 cm 20 7/8"
Product Height 83.03 cm 32.6875"
Shipping Weight 29.80kg 65.70lb
Loading Capacity
  • 4.4 Litres
  • 4.4 cu. ft.
  • 125.4 Liters


  • Large capacity compact all fridge
  • 4.4 cu. ft capacity
  • Energy Star® rated
  • Mechanical thermostat
  • Cycle defrost
  • CanStor® beverage dispensing system
  • 2.5 slide out wire shelves for maximum storage versatility
  • 2.5 door shelves
  • Reversible door swing for convenient left or right hand opening
  • Integrated door handle
  • Interior light

Customer Reviews

Danby Designer 4.4 Litre Compact Refrigerator is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect beer fridge I was interested in small fridge with no freezer for the purpose of storing beer (both 12 and 22 oz bottles). I have the adjustable racks set up such that the top rack will fit the 22 oz bottles verticle, the middle rack till hold 12 oz bottles horizontally and the bottom rack will hold 12 oz bottles vertaclly. The door also accomodates a fair amount of beers. All told the unit will hold about 30-40 beers depending on bottle size. My first unit broke after about 3 months. Called customer service and they sent out a local repair man. When he could not fix it they shipped me a new unit which i have had for about 8 months without issue. Great product at this price point.
Date published: 2015-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice little fridge This fridge is okay for a dorm room or a little overflow. We use it in the basement to hold extra milk, a few cans and a couple of wine bottles. We purchased this one because it was a bit larger than other mini fridges, but sometimes wish it was just a little larger. Our biggest complaint is with the shelves in the door. They are too narrow to hold hardly anything. Each shelf has a bump out to hold a larger item. Would have been better if the whole shelf was as deep.
Date published: 2015-12-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent enough, but died shortly after warranty end 18 month warranty, fridge stopped working just past 2 years. Appears to be thermostat issue. When I called the store to find out about service options, they said cheaper to replace than to repair. Interestingly, they also said they won't take away a bar fridge if I buy another one...only if I buy a full size fridge will they remove a bar fridge when they pick up the other.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What I needed I needed a small refrigerator to store my granddaughters drinks, yogurt, and other snacks in. All others had a freezer compartment that I didn't want. This one was perfect as it fits under my bar and is a full refrigerator without freezer. I have owned it for one year without any problems. My granddaughter also loves it as she can get her own juice boxes and water.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value; Best buy for under $1000 (sale $900) We researched a lot for a built in - balancing functionality, with price, along with needing a front venting double door unit (one side for beer, one for wine & pop). Almost two years into it, still working great. Yes, stated by others, the compressor can be heard if everything else is quiet but minor.
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great size fridge for our sunroom We use as a bar fridge for outdoor entertaining. It holds a lot of drinks and keeps everthing very cold even though it is in a sunroom which can get quite warm in the summer. We empty it and turn it off in the winter months and started up again just fine in the spring.
Date published: 2015-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One year so far working fine, no regrets "Features and Price" was the factor. * ENERGY STAR * rated for one. Needed compact fridge without freezer at reasonable price and Danby was the choice. Should have looked for larger model. Never large enough for main fridge overflow.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable and efficient! Love the frig. Just right size as 2nd frig for adult beverages :-). Have owned for a little over a year and have not had any problems whatsoever. Easy controls and is efficient in cooling and when running is very quiet.
Date published: 2015-12-11
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Yes, please allow it to sit upright for 6 hours before plugging it in.
Have you recently opened and then closed the fridge (over the last 1-5 minutes)? If so, being unable to open the fridge again right away is an indication that your door seal is working well. An example of this is you open the fridge, grab a yogurt then close it, but then you decide you want a pudding so you try to open it again but the door seems stuck. When you opened the unit the first time for the yogurt, heat and humidity entered the fridge. When you closed the fridge, this heat was sealed into the unit. If you go to open the fridge again within 5 minutes for the pudding, it might be difficult to open the seal. Wait 5-10 minutes (this allows the hot air in the fridge to cool), when you try opening it again there should be no problem.
It is common for new units to have a slight plastic smell. Ensure you have removed all packing material from the fridge. If that does not help, clean the inside of the unit by following the cleaning instructions included in the owner’s manual. Once completed, place an open box of baking soda in the fridge to absorb any remaining odours.
Our refrigerators are not designed for outside installation. This also includes anywhere that is not temperature controlled. ie. garages, porches, carports, etc.
We do not recommend using an extension cord.
This varies based on model. Please refer to your owner’s manual. If your knob is a dial that has a blue strip, the darker blue/thicker side indicates the coldest setting. If it is numbered, the highest number is the coldest setting. If your model has a thermostat with temperatures in °C /F, set it to the coolest temperature.