The Hisense HRQ215N6BVD is part of the Refrigerators test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, French-Door Refrigerators models like the HRQ215N6BVD are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Thermostat control This assesses the ability of the refrigerator's thermostat to 1) achieve the desired initial set temperatures following manufacturer's recommendations 2) achieve optimum temperatures in both the fresh food and freezer sections simultaneously and 3) keep internal temperatures constant despite large changes in room temperature.
Temperature uniformity This performance test is based on how well a model minimizes warm and cold spots within its fresh food and freezer sections.
Energy efficiency This reflects electricity consumption per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two models with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.