“What was that again..chick fridge?”

“No…CHiQ fridge”

“Never heard that before. Is it a Chinese brand?”

That might be the conversation you had with your family or friend when you asked their opinion about CHiQ fridge.

TheGoodGuys

Good that you come to this page now. I am going to share the findings of extensive research that I did about the ChiQ fridge.

Yes, CHiQ is designed and manufactured in China. It is a brainchild of Sichuan Changhong Electric Co Ltd, a successful worldwide electronics company.

CHiQ is also the exclusive television supplier of the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

They have a headquarter in Melbourne.

CHiQ makes television, fridges, freezers, and digital signage.

I know many people are worried about the quality of products made in China. Including me, to be honest.

Surprisingly I found that many purchasers of CHiQ fridge were happy with their purchase.

 

Well, you can’t expect the quality of Mercedes-Benz car when you buy a Kia. However, CHiQ fridge would be perfect for you if you are looking for a value-for-money fridge with a space-saving design.

If you are worried about the durability, CHiQ is offering 3 years in home service warranty and 10 years warranty on the compressor. But you have to register with them within 30 days of purchase. It would give you peace of mind.

ChiQ Fridges Comparison Table:

  Price Energy Rating Fridge Capacity (litre) Freezer Capacity (litre) Width (mm)
92L Bar Fridgelowest price bar fridge Check here 2 92 unknown 474
120L Two Door Bar Fridge Check here 1.5 87 33 474
129L Full Fridge Check here 1.5 129 no freezer 545
216L Top Mount Refrigerator (White) – best fridge under $400 Check here 3.5 154 62 545
216L Top Mount Refrigerator (Black)Best looking ChiQ Fridge Check here 3.5 154 62 540
550L Top Mount RefrigeratorBest Value Fridge under $1,000 Check here 4 402 148 750

92L Bar Fridgelowest price bar fridge

Price Check here
Energy Rating 2
Fridge Capacity (litre) 92
Freeze Capacity (litre) Unknown
Width (mm) 474

120L Two Door Bar Fridge

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Energy Rating 1.5
Fridge Capacity (litre) 87
Freeze Capacity (litre) 33
Width (mm) 474

129L Full Fridge

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Energy Rating 1.5
Fridge Capacity (litre) 129
Freeze Capacity (litre) no freezer
Width (mm) 545

216L Top Mount Refrigerator (White) – best fridge under $400

Price Check here
Energy Rating 3.5
Fridge Capacity (litre) 154
Freeze Capacity (litre) 62
Width (mm) 540

216L Top Mount Refrigerator (Black)Best looking ChiQ Fridge

Price Check here
Energy Rating 3.5
Fridge Capacity (litre) 154
Freeze Capacity (litre) 62
Width (mm) 540

550L Top Mount RefrigeratorBest Value Fridge under $1,000

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Energy Rating 4
Fridge Capacity (litre) 402
Freeze Capacity (litre) 148
Width (mm) 740

 


I would not recommend CHiQ fridge if you:

  • are looking for a fridge with a freezer that can cool below minus 10 degrees Celsius
  • are looking for an ergonomic fridge, or a big fridge
  • are willing to spend more than $1,000 and looking for a fridge with some fancy features

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CHiQ 92L Bar Fridge CSR092W

Lowest Price Bar Fridge

CHiQ 92L Bar Fridge (CSR092W)

Pros:

  • Great price (might be the cheapest brand new bar fridge on the market). Check price here
  • Can store a lot of things with 92 l capacity
  • Slim design so it would save space at your place.
  • No noise except at the start and when the compressor is on
  • Efficient – not consuming much electricity. Has 2-star energy rating
  • You can choose where to put the tempered glass shelve.
  • Reversible door (so you can set the door to be opened from the left or right)
  • With crisper glass cover – keeps produce chilled and prevents bacteria diffusion
  • 3 years in-home service warranty + 10 years warranty on compressor (offered by CHiQ)
CHiQ 92L Bar Fridge (CSR092W)

Cons:

  • Takes some time for the freezer to cool
  • Limited cooling temperature capacity

CHiQ 216L White Fridge CTM216W

Best Fridge Under $400

CHiQ 216l Top Mount Refrigerator in White

If you are looking for a fridge that fits a small space, or if you are just looking for an extra fridge under $400 with optimum storage capacity, this fridge would be ideal.

When we did our research for a brand new fridge under $400, these what we found:

  • Hisense 157L bar fridge
  • Westinghouse 100L bar fridge
  • Hisense 92L top mount refrigerator
  • and other fridges with less storage capacity

As you can see above, this 216L fridge is the best value for money. The majority of the buyers were happy with their purchase. It receives 4.5 stars (out of 5.0). The fridge is working fine.

Pros:

  • Great price
  • 3.5-star energy rating (better than other fridges at this price)
  • Slim design (545mm width, 590mm depth)
  • Adjustable tempered glass shelves
  • Multi air flow system distributes cool air evenly and with a unique method so that the foods will not be dry
  • With a humidity-controlled crisp drawer. You can set the humidity level.
  • Frost free freezer
  • Reversible door
  • 3-year manufacturer warranty

Cons:

  • Only 1.465m tall. Some people may find uncomfortable
  • 6 out of 268 purchasers told that the fridge is not cooling as it should be.

CHiQ 216l Top Mount Refrigerator in Black CRTM213B

CHiQ Retro Fridge – Best Looking CHiQ Fridge

CHiQ 216 L Top Mount Refrigerator (CRTM213B)

Pros:

  • Modern, elegant and slim design. Perfect if you do not have much space for a fridge
  • Run quietly
  • 3.5-star energy rating
  • Full frost-free system – maintains the right temperature for more effective food preservation
  • With Humidity Control Fresh Crisper – You can adjust the integrated humidity control slider to a low setting which allows the fruit to stay fresh for longer or you can adjust the setting to high which helps leafy vegetables to stay crisp for longer.
  • Multi Air Flow System ensures chilled air reaches each shelf quickly and ensures your food to stay fresh for longer. Also avoids the chilled air drying out your food
  • 3 years in-home service warranty + 10 years warranty on compressor (offered by CHiQ)

Cons:

  • With only 1.53m tall, it might be a bit awkward to reach things on the first shelve or in the freezer.
  • Only 216 L capacity
  • Does not have some fancy features such as a beeping sound as a reminder to close the door
  • Cannot expect to have the temperature below 10 degrees Celsius

CHiQ 550L Top Mount Refrigerator CTM550W

CHiQ 550L Top Mount Refrigerator  CTM550W
CHiQ 550L Top Mount Refrigerator CTM550W

Pros:

  • Excellent value for money. Only 1 other fridge with such a big capacity priced under $1,000 (at this time of writing).
  • Energy efficient with 4-star energy rating
  • 3 years warranty and 10 years warranty on the compressor. (Currently ChiQ is having a special promotion of 5 years warranty for the fridge).
  • Quiet. It is equipped with inverter system, which is quieter and more energy-efficient than a normal compressor

Cons:

  • Small egg tray

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