Danby products are marketed under several brand names: Danby, Danby Designer, Danby Diplomat, Danby Premiere, Simplicity, Arcticaire and Danby Silhouette. Originally operating out of Montreal, Quebec, this Canadian company is best known for compact appliances targeted toward apartment dwellers and students.
Manufacturing is done primarily in China and Mexico and Wal-Mart is a major retailer of Danby products. Danby produces apartment-sized refrigerators, freezers and dishwashers, along with a compact washer and specialty products such as a counter-top dishwasher, wine cooler and ice maker. Their niche market is considered to be compact appliances and their most unique offering is the fridge-freezer and microwave combo - a single unit requiring just one electrical outlet for use in dormitories and other institutional settings.
With the largest market share of compact appliances in North America, Danby parts are in good supply. That said, it is good to bear in mind the replacement cost of your appliance before you schedule a service call. For further information about Danby appliances, visit Danby’s website or Consumer Report online.