Hotpoint HTR16ABSRWW 15.6 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer White Review$499.00
- Usable Space
With almost as few shelves as is practically possible inside the Hotpoint's fridge, you'll be stacking a lot of goods on top of each other if you're going to take full advantage of what's available. With three shelves and a drawer inside the fridge cavity, you can fit a total of 8.65 cubic feet worth of assorted stuff. The Hotpoint may be a fairly small model, but that's still a tight squeeze, making this fridge better for individual consumers or couples without children.
The fridge door has a somewhat unusual design. The upper shelf is covered on the left by a dairy bin, leaving just the right side with enough height to fit gallon or liter-sized containers. There's also no shelf on the bottom of the door, leaving you with just two shelves overall instead of the usual three.
The wide open freezer looks deceptively large. Even without any shelves in there taking up precious storage space, the Hotpoint's freezer can only hold 3.73 cubic feet worth of groceries. True, we've seen tinier models, but this is on the smaller end of the spectrum.
That rather meager amount of freezer storage also includes the space available on the door. The two shelves here had another small portion of usable space. The shorter upper shelf is just deep enough to fit a pint-sized container of ice cream, and the lower shelf isn't a whole lot bigger.
Below are the manufacturers own figures for capacity, and our own measurements for usable capacity. The manufacturers figures do not take account of the shelves, drawers and other removable features, but our measurements do account for the space these take up.