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What's the best Fridge-Freezer
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Old 15-10-2006, 12:35 PM
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Default What's the best Fridge-Freezer

Hi All

A friend of mine is looking to buy a new fridge freezer and wants to know which is the best to get.

He's not looking for a bargain, so much as the best reviewed. 70:30 Freezer:Fridge split is ideal.

Any advice or pointers gratufully received.

Cheers, R
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Old 15-10-2006, 12:48 PM
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love my frost free Zanussi,any Zanussi fridge I had has lasted for years and years.

70/30 split, rapidly got used to only having three freezer drawers, and it's great not having to defrost ever again.

'A' rating for economy is an important point too.As is whether CFC's are used inthe refigerant- it may cost to dispose of it when it eventually breaks down for last time.
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Old 16-10-2006, 10:25 AM
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I always consult Which? magazine reports about this kind of thing. You can probably get hold of a copy from your local library.

The cheapest recommendations from their latest survey (Sept 06):

Bosch KIM 30443GB 572
Samsung RL33S BNS 293
Hotpoint FFA84 362
Bosch KGU 31125 - Exxcel 419
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Old 16-10-2006, 10:29 AM
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I always consult Which? magazine reports about this kind of thing. You can probably get hold of a copy from your local library.

The cheapest recommendations from their latest survey (Sept 06):

Bosch KIM 30443GB 572
Samsung RL33S BNS 293
Hotpoint FFA84 362
Bosch KGU 31125 - Exxcel 419
i have the Sumsung as above (but in silver) - it's great

Whatever you choose though, go for A rating and frost-free
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Old 16-10-2006, 11:22 AM
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Liebherr are noted for high quality fridges
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Quote:
Originally Posted by starving artist
I always consult Which? magazine reports about this kind of thing. You can probably get hold of a copy from your local library.

The cheapest recommendations from their latest survey (Sept 06):

Bosch KIM 30443GB 572
Samsung RL33S BNS 293
Hotpoint FFA84 362
Bosch KGU 31125 - Exxcel 419
thank you
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Hiya,

I m about to order a fridge freezer and was surfing the net to find out which is the latest and most recommended after fridge-freezer and came across our forum, ours coz I m a member here and am amazed we get so many answers from this forum.

Can pls anyone help me out on this one, I need a fridge freezer but cannot go for the american style coz of the space problem I cannot go for anything beyond 178 cms high, and 60 width, any depth is fine.Any recommendations please?
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Have a gander on here...

http://www.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/module...c019e3d8d37776

There really is a forum for eveything on the net.

Siemens, Liebherr or Miele seem to be the best by people who have to repair them.
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Anyone who has the access to the which recommendations please?
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Have a gander on here...

http://www.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/module...c019e3d8d37776

There really is a forum for eveything on the net.

Siemens, Liebherr or Miele seem to be the best by people who have to repair them.
Any particular model recommendations? I was looking for Liebherr/Siemens but would really appreciate if someone is using a model and can recommend it.

Thanks, Need to order soon, as finding it difficult to manage without a fridge from last 3-4 days.
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Thanks for the link, I m checking it out.

Thank you so much once again
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Old 23-07-2008, 6:41 PM
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Well the engineer from Indesit, who also repair hotpoint and other brands, said definitely DON'T go for a frost free. he said the majority of faults he attends are for frost free models.

I am still looking for a F/F must be about 55cm wide and 170cm high , 50 / 50 split preferably. I wish I had ordered the Hotpoint RFA52 from argos when they had 50 off it. I just missed out by a day I think.
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Old 24-07-2008, 2:24 PM
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I cant recommend any particular model but i can rcommend this Comet site for getting a bargain. They basically sell their seconds on this auction site.

I bought a F/F a couple of weeks ago for a very good price. 100 cheaper than in-store including delivery. The customer service/delivery was very good too.

Always do your research though and set a max price before you start bidding otherwise you may not get such a bargain.

This link may be else where on this site, not sure but here it is again.

http://www.clearance-comet.co.uk/

P.S The damage on the F/F i recieved was a 2 inch dent bottom right hand side. Perfect as its been put in between the cupboard and a wall anyway so you cant see it.
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Old 24-07-2008, 2:48 PM
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Have a look at Good housekeeping magazine website - they also do product comparisons, probably on a smaller scale than Which, but I always trusted their advice and haven't been sorry yet!!!
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Oh, and I got Hotpoint FF200T. The 'vacuum' system is fantastic, veggies do stay fresh for long.
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