Product Review: Orien FSR 240D Outdoor Stainless Steel Refrigerator
Price Range: $950 -- $1,000
Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for a 24″ wide, stainless steel outdoor refrigerator to be used built-in or free-standing.
Solid Stainless Steel Construction
From the outset, the exterior appearance of the Orien FSR 240D inspires confidence with its use of clean, sharp lines and stainless steel finish. Both the cabinet and door are constructed from 304 stainless steel to withstand the rigors of outdoor use.
The back of the refrigerator is fully enclosed, ensuring it’s protected from the elements, as well as preventing any potential pest problems. The unit comes supplied with four castor wheels which can be optionally fitted. This makes it easy to move the refrigerator to another location when necessary and avoid any heavy lifting.
The door is field-reversible so the hinges can be moved to allow for different door opening configurations. The inclusion of a door lock gives you the reassurance of being able to lock the door as it sits outdoors, keeping foods safe.
The FSR 240D has a modest 4.8 cubic feet storage capacity. It’s interior 15W light is door activated so it will turn on and off per your convenience when you open the door.
The interior features three removable glass shelves and a total of seven shelving brackets, providing ample storage flexibility for various shelving set-ups. There is also a removable wire basket that is handy for getting food in and out the refrigerator.
Door storage is very good with a nice variety of door shelves provided. There are three main door shelves, these include a full-width top shelf and a tall bottle storage area which can hold up to four standard 750ml bottles. There is also a built-in can dispenser for convenient access to soda cans.
Like most smaller sized refrigerators, the Orien is fitted with a manual control knob for easy adjustment over the internal temperature. The dial has temperature settings from 1 to 7.
This refrigerator is able to safely operate in environments with an ambient temperature of 25°F -- 109°F, making it suitable for use in humid climates.
In order to run the cooling system reliably in colder conditions, it features a built-in heater which warms up the compressor when necessary.
Manual: Orien FSR 240D manual
Guarantee: 1-year warranty. 5-year parts only warranty on compressor.
Overall, the Orien FSR 240D is a solid, heavy-duty outdoor refrigerator built to a high standard with quality craftsmanship. It’s compressor along with the air-cooled condenser deliver reliable and consistent cooling performance. Additionally, it has a great interior and comes loaded with plenty of practical features to ensure reliable operation long term.
Orien have done a commendable job with this model. An excellent buy.