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No obvious bad points.
Overall score includes:
Temperature performance (55%): We check how well the freezer maintains even temperatures. We also check how it copes with ambient temperature change – and whether the freezer allows a good range of temperature choices and the controls’ mid setting gives an appropriate temperature.
Insulation efficiency (30%): This relates directly to the amount of insulation the freezer has and indicates how long it would take to warm up in a power cut. First, the freezers are switched off in a room with an ambient temperature of 32°C. The test starts when the freezer temperature is -15°C and ends when it gets to -5°C. The longer this takes the better.
Cool-down (15%): We measure how long it takes to cool the air in an empty freezer, from when it’s switched on until it reaches -13°C in a warm temperature-controlled room.
What about energy use?
We assess energy usage based on the manufacturer’s claimed energy usage as well as measured energy usage. A pass means the measured energy usage was no more than 7.5% higher than claimed, anything over that is a fail. Once a freezer fails, we stop measuring. In previous tests, we would have kept testing to find a maximum energy usage reading.
Claimed energy use is the amount of energy (in kW/h) the manufacturer says its fridge uses. If a fridge uses more power than claimed, it’s not necessarily bad, just not as efficient as claimed.
02 Aug 2018, Kevin C.
Product use: 6 months or more
Absolutely nothing of value in this freezer. I note that the freezer tested is a HVF260WH2 whereas we have a HVF260WH. The 2 in the product could be a later model where the problem may have been fixed. See below.
This freezer has continually iced up in the freezer unit to point where the fan stops and a fault code appears. We have from new had to clear the ice from the top of the cabinet but it gets inside the freezer unit and can't be cleared at all. Had the service agent fix it twice and now in the process of asking Haier for our money back. Originally purchased in 2014 from Powerstore but they no longer exist. Interesting that service agent agreed with my statement that we had bought a dog of a freezer.
No, this product has too many drawbacks.