Reviews on Nostalgia Electric Retro series refrigerators tend to be positive, with the RRF325HN red and black models receiving three and a half and four out of five stars on Amazon as of February 2015. Multiple reviewers complimented the design, the compact size and the value of the refrigerator.
Common complaints made on Amazon include the refrigerators not getting cool and breaking down within a short period of time. Reviewers were divided on the machine's cooling capability, with multiple reviewers noting that the refrigerator stayed cold, and others stating that the refrigerator never got cold. One reviewer mentioned that the fridge stopped working after nine months.
Reviews on Walmart's website for the black model were moderately positive, but it received a similar number of one and five star reviews. Compliments and complaints were similar to the Amazon reviews, but one positive reviewer mentioned that he received good results by taking care not to tip the refrigerator, and by waiting 24 hours to plug in the machine as instructed.
The red model received four out of five stars on Overstock. Reviewers said that the refrigerator does its job well and is quiet. Negative reviews complained that the machine is primarily made of plastic, which makes it less durable.