Danby DAR055D1BSSPR Silhouette Niagara Compact Refrigerator Review: Popular But Rare?

Danby Silhouette Niagara compact refrigerator
Danby Silhouette Niagara compact refrigerator

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The Danby Silhouette Niagara compact refrigerator poses a bit of a conundrum. It seems to be quite popular on several websites, yet it’s not currently shown on the Danby site.

It may be that Danby is no longer manufacturing this model, though that would seem unusual for such a popular one, and I have no proof that this is the case.

In this review, I’ll take a look at the features and specifications I have been able to find on sites other than Danby’s. I’ll try to show you what might be making this compact fridge such a crowd pleaser.

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Danby Silhouette Niagara DAR055D1BSSPR

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What Are the Main Features of the Danby Niagara Cooler?

Here is another part of the puzzle. The Niagara mini fridge doesn’t have any extra features that make it stand out from the pack.

Maybe that’s what makes it stand out from the pack.

If you simply want a basic fridge that doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, this is the luxury model you want.

You can install it either as a freestanding unit or built-in under a counter. Note that, especially if you go with built-in, the door opens to the right and is not reversible.

The door is stainless steel which works well with many types of decor. The rest of the cabinet is black, which, of course, you’ll only see if you leave it as a freestanding unit.

The 5.5 cubic feet of space inside can hold 123 12-ounce cans. There are no wine racks, so you would be taking a risk trying to put such bottles on the shelves.

Danby DAR055D1SSPR open
Danby DAR055D1SSPR open

You get 3 glass shelves in the main compartment. Some information I have found says that these do not slide out, but the owner’s manual shows that you can remove them. (See an owner’s comment below, too.) There are 3 door bins which are not adjustable. You can store one-gallon containers in the door.

The digital control panel lets you do basic functions such as turn the unit on and off, turn the lights on and off, raise or lower the thermostat, and switch between the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales. You can set the temperature between 36 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

If the temperature rises above 73 degrees Fahrenheit or falls below 28 degrees, an alarm will sound, so you can check the unit to find the problem.

This model is Energy Star Rated, but that’s about it for compliance and certifications. It is not Star-K certified (so no Sabbath Mode), nor is it ADA compliant. It’s not approved for commercial, medical, or outdoor use.

The cabinet measures 23 13/16 inches wide by 25 14/16 inches deep by 34 7/16 inches high. Take note of these measurements if you plan to install it under counter.

You can use the legs on at least the front edge of the cabinet to level it, so the door goes shut properly. Another alarm will sound after 5 minutes if the door is left open.

About Danby

Here is Danby’s own description of the company.

“Danby is one of the largest household appliance marketing companies in North America, with an impressive lineup of compact, specialty and home comfort appliances to suit the lifestyles of today’s consumer. Founded in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1947, as a manufacturer of small electrical appliances and compact refrigerators they are committed to providing exceptional quality and value. Danby is proud to have over 60 years in the business of providing quality appliances to the North American market and thanks to their customers, business keeps getting better.”

What’s the Verdict on the Danby Niagara Cooler?

The Danby Niagara is really a simpler version of the Summit CL68ROS. If you could compare the owner’s manuals side by side, you would immediately see the similarities. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to learn that both of these fridges were made by the same manufacturer. Not that that is a bad thing.

One owner commented about the shelving.

“The shelves are removable, which makes this fridge very versatile. We removed the bottom two shelves so that we can store beer as well. Because the shelves are slatted, you could also store the beer on the shelves without removing any if you preferred.”

In general, owners are pleased with the performance of the Niagara. Those who have complaints speak of problems that occurred during shipping – dents and so on. So if your purchase survives the trip intact, you should be very pleased with this basic yet luxurious looking refrigerator.

If you want a few more options in your luxury compact refrigerator, check this article for a couple more popular models.

Get your Danby Silhouette Niagara DAR055D1BSSPR Compact Fridge at Amazon today.


Summit CL68ROS Deluxe Compact Refrigerator Review: Good Enough for Outdoors?

Summit CL68ROS compact refrigerator
Summit CL68ROS

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Summit makes a popular line of compact refrigerators. The Summit CL68ROS is near or at the top of the list. Why is that?

Let’s take a look at the CL68ROS in this review to see 1) what makes it so popular, 2) if you can use it outdoors, and 3) if it’s the mini fridge you’ve been looking for. Continue reading “Summit CL68ROS Deluxe Compact Refrigerator Review: Good Enough for Outdoors?”

U-Line 1224R Compact Beverage Refrigerator Review: The Luxury You Want?

U-Line 1224R
U-Line 1224R

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The U-Line 1224R compact beverage refrigerator is a luxury unit with plenty of features that make it useable by practically everyone. Are you included in that “practically everyone” group? Let’s take a detailed look at the 1224R refrigerator to help you decide.

The U-Line company has been making coolers like these, as well as other appliances, since 1962 in Brown Deer (near Milwaukee), Wisconsin. The 1224R is part of their 1000 Series energy efficient fridges. Continue reading “U-Line 1224R Compact Beverage Refrigerator Review: The Luxury You Want?”

3 Top Selling High End Luxury Beverage Refrigerators: Is Higher Better?

Danby Silhouette Niagara
Danby Silhouette Niagara

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Sometimes you just want a little more class. It doesn’t have to be a lot, but a bit more is what you need. When it comes to beverage refrigerators, classiness might not be the first quality that comes to mind, but there are definitely high end luxury beverage refrigerators in the market.

This review will point you to three of the top selling models available today (in 2017). You might not find them as top sellers at Amazon, but they are each among the most popular at other sites that carry them.

Obviously, this may change over time. Another existing model could overtake them, or a new model could emerge that has all the class and even better features. For now though, these three are worth more than a passing glance. Continue reading “3 Top Selling High End Luxury Beverage Refrigerators: Is Higher Better?”

NewAir AWB-360DB Dual Zone Wine & Beverage Cooler: 2 Chills in 1

NewAir AWB-360DB cooler
NewAir AWB-360DB cooler

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The NewAir AWB-360DB beverage cooler is the most popular mini-fridge for chilling both wine and other beverages at the same time. It frees up space in your regular refrigerator for more food.

In this review, I’ll show you the main features and benefits of owning the AWB-360DB fridge, so you can get a better idea if this is the one you’ve been looking for or not. Continue reading “NewAir AWB-360DB Dual Zone Wine & Beverage Cooler: 2 Chills in 1”

Avallon ABR241SG Beverage Cooler Review: Pricey Yet Popular

Avallon ABR241SG beverage cooler
Avallon ABR241SG beverage cooler

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If you were to ask me to name a brand that is “pricey yet popular”, I think the first one that would come to mind is Apple. Their products, like the iPhone and Mac computers, are very popular, even though they tend to cost significantly more than other similar electronics. The Avallon ABR241SG beverage cooler is obviously not in the same niche as Apple gadgets, but I think it’s fair to say that you can think about its price and popularity the same way.

In this review, I’ll tell you about the features and specifications of this Avallon cooler so you can get an idea of what makes it so popular. We’ll also look at what several current owners have to say about it to further educate you before your possible purchase. Continue reading “Avallon ABR241SG Beverage Cooler Review: Pricey Yet Popular”

NewAir ABR-1770 Beverage Cooler Review: Stylin’ While Entertainin’

NewAir ABR-1770 cooler
NewAir ABR-1770 cooler

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The NewAir ABR-1770 beverage cooler is a stylish unit that will serve you well for any entertaining you do, especially during the holidays.

If you tend to make your beverage purchases in bulk – at a warehouse or club store, for example – this NewAir refrigerator could be just the container you’re looking for to hold them all. Continue reading “NewAir ABR-1770 Beverage Cooler Review: Stylin’ While Entertainin’”

Phiestina PH-CBR100 Beverage Cooler: An Unusual Brand

Phiestina PH-CBR100 cooler
Phiestina PH-CBR100 cooler

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Even though it’s only been around since 2016, the Phiestina PH-CBR100 model is already quite popular.

But Phiestina as a whole is an unusual brand. There is no Phiestina website (that I have been able find). There is a Facebook page, but that’s a little strange too.

Is that important for your purchase? Let’s find out. Continue reading “Phiestina PH-CBR100 Beverage Cooler: An Unusual Brand”

Whynter BR-091WS Beverage Refrigerator: For Work or Play?

Whynter BR-091WS refrigerator
Whynter BR-091WS refrigerator

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The Whynter BR-091WS beverage refrigerator is from a maker you may not have heard of before. Don’t let that scare you away. Remember, at one time Coke wasn’t a well-known name either. They all have to start somewhere.

Whynter advertises this beverage cooler as being good for “entertaining and retail merchandising” – in other words, for work or play. Let’s take a look at its features and specifications to see if we agree with that assessment. Continue reading “Whynter BR-091WS Beverage Refrigerator: For Work or Play?”

5 Popular Beverage Refrigerators Reviewed: Chilly Enough?

NewAir Dual Zone Cooler
NewAir Dual Zone Cooler

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Beverage refrigerators, or beverage coolers if you prefer, come in many shapes and sizes. Well, mostly in many sizes. They almost all have the pretty much the same shape.

Beverage fridges are generally sized by how many 12 ounce cans of liquid they can hold. In this overview and review, I’ll take a look at 5 coolers of various sizes that are currently among the most popular in the market, especially at Amazon. Continue reading “5 Popular Beverage Refrigerators Reviewed: Chilly Enough?”