Danby® DAR0488BL DIPLOMAT Compact All Refrigerator 1.7 cu. ft. BLACK

Energy Efficient : Mechanical Controls : Automatic Defrost

Energy Efficient : Mechanical Controls : Automatic Defrost

Danby is one of the largest names in cold, refrigeration storage and the Danby Diplomat DAR0488BL is one of their fine and extensive range of compact refrigerator.

With a cubic capacity 1.7 cu ft and designed to hold a tall 2 litre bottle in the door compartment, this energy efficient refrigerator is a quiet performer and has adjustable interior shelving to give greater storage flexibility.

    Interior Features

  • There is no wasted freezer space in this ALL Refrigerator, but rather a cabinet that has been thoughtfully and WELL DESIGNED to give you the best possible combination of storage options.
  • There are two door storage bins, one of which is an ‘L’ shape, which enable a tall, 2 litre bottle storage.
  • The interior cabinet has 1 full width, wire shelf, which is adjustable, to offer more flexible storage opportunities.
  • A MECHANICAL internal temperature control is situated at the top back right had side of the refrigerator.
  • Danby pride themselves that this is a very QUIET running unit as well as being ENERGY EFFICIENT due to their semi-conductor technology.
  • This model is also equipped with an AUTOMATIC DEFROST, which takes the chore out of the need to regularly switch off to carry out a defrosting routine.

      Exterior Features

  • This compact, counter top refrigerator is offered in TWO great finishes the BLACK DAR0488BL and the WHITE DAR0488W, both of which come with a smooth finish and a self colored, integrated handle.
  • This is a refrigerator that comes with the added advantage of having a REVERSIBLE DOOR HINGE, making it easier to decide where to put it, for your particular convenience.

      Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 18 7/8 Inches
    Height: 20 1/16 Inches
    Width: 16 15/16 Inches
    Total Volume: 1.7 Cu. Ft. (48/1 litres)
    Shipping Weight13.2 Kg
    Warranty : 12 months limited warranty. 3 months parts and labor, plus and additional 9 months parts only coverage


  • Customers were impressed with how SPACIOUS this compact 1.7 cu ft compact refrigerator was, being able not only to store a 2 litre bottle in the door compartment but also a 12 pack of soda and similar size articles.
  • The fact that this refrigerator comes in a choice of black and white was a big hit with customers, which considered this model was very ELEGANT, especially in the smooth black finish.
  • Customers were delighted with the ENERGY EFFICIENCY of this little refrigerator.
  • One student commented that this was absolutely IDEAL for a dorm and to keep snacks and drinks at a cool temperature, BUT felt it was not what he considered to be a proper refrigerator.
  • One young lady commented that it was LIGHT enough for her to shift and move and said that the PRICE was absolutely great.
  • A good number of customers said that they would certainly recommend this refrigerator.


  • It was noted, by more than one customer, that in the hot summer the refrigerator seemed to STRUGGLE a little to keep the Temperature at the low level required.
  • One customer thought that the INTERIOR CONTROLS that were placed at the back of the cabinet were not really accessible enough.

      Consumer Likes and Dislikes

  • spacious
  • energy efficient

  • temperature not cool enough
  • interior controls

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