Hotpoint or Beko Fridge freezer?

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Hi
I am looking at either the Beko FF https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/household-appliances/refrigeration/fridge-freezers/beko-csg1582w-50-50-fridge-freezer-white-10160552-pdt.html
or
a Hotpoint FFsome thing like this with all the fancy tech but without the drinks dispenser https://www.hotpoint.co.uk/h/refrigeration/fridge-freezer/hotpoint-day-1-smx-85-t1u-g-wtd-fridge-freezer-graphite/f153290
Both are in the same price range using the smart care rewards

Is the hotpoint worth the extra £50 as both are the same capacity etc.
I read abouit frost free going wrong after a few years
Thanks
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  • unforeseen
    unforeseen Posts: 7,296 Forumite
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    Been using Beko fridges and freezers for 20 years without a problem. They are even happy out in the garage.
  • amcg100
    amcg100 Posts: 277 Forumite
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    I bought a Beko Fridge freezer sometime in the 90's. It was still working when I threw it out in 2013 ( because it was dirty and rusty ). I bought a new Beko Fridge and a seperate freezer and had no problems except a blocked drinks dispenser which they replaced straight away. I've always had problems with Hotpoint appliances, particularly washing machines and would recommend the extended warranty if you are buying Hotpoint.
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  • sarah1972
    sarah1972 Posts: 18,960 Senior Ambassador
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    Avoid Beko like the plague, they are not what they used to be.

    My neighbour had a Beko fridge freezer that broke and was replaced and then broke again and was replaced and then broke again.

    I had a dishwasher that lasted 12 months and 2 days so was just out of warranty.

    Washing machine that lasted 13 months.

    When my neighbour called to sort out her fridge freezer, she was told that Beko are designed to last the guarantee period and not much longer !!!
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  • luvchocolate
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    I have a Beko washer still going strong after 8 years.
  • comeandgo
    comeandgo Posts: 5,751 Forumite
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    I love my beko fridge freezer and it's the only brand that will work in my garage at minus 15 temps.
  • Inner_Zone
    Inner_Zone Posts: 2,853 Forumite
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    Just avoid all Whirlpool brands including Hotpoint. Their various products apparently have a habit of catching fire.


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  • jenniewb
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    Unless they have dramatically changed, I would stay well clear of Hotpoint after trying to get help from their customer service department. Once within warranty (microwave had broken) which resulted in hours waiting on hold, being 'accidentally' hung up on and taking weeks to service the only cooking device I owned. I was then stupid enough to buy an extended warranty on the replacement which was just as bad- I was lead to believe paying for a warranty would get me better treatment when I had an issue. In the end the only way I managed to get my money back (the item was certified faulty by their engineer) was to shame them on social media. Something I should not have had to do after already jumping through their numerous hoops and being told I would be given a replacement (they failed to do this in enough time).


    I have had a Beko tumble dryer and it so far has been working fine. I wouldn't be able to comment on their customer service department as I have had no need to contact them but I was not sent annual "buy our warranty" letters in the same way I was with Hotpoint. For that reason alone I would go with Beko.


    Having said that there are many other brands out there and if you can get to your local library, see if they have a Which? guide you can look back on as they have fairly regular product testing which is quite thorough.
  • Cisco001
    Cisco001 Posts: 4,025 Forumite
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    No ideas what brand you go, but just to remind you to get a fridge with flame retardant metal back
  • unforeseen
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    Cisco001 wrote: »
    No ideas what brand you go, but just to remind you to get a fridge with flame retardant metal back

    Unless it's magnesium or similar then most metals are flame retardant
  • Cisco001
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    unforeseen wrote: »
    Unless it's magnesium or similar then most metals are flame retardant

    I am not talking about what metal would caught fire.

    There was fridge with plastic back which is danger when caught fire, I don't know if all manufacture change to metal yet.

    That's why I just want to mention it.
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