“ Brand: Beko / Type: Style: Tall Frost Free Size: 7.0 cu.ft gross capacity / Energy Rating: A „
We bought this Beko Frost Free freezer for £222 as our other freezer broke.
It's product height is 145.5 cm, its width is 54.5 cm, its weight is 50.0 kg, and it has 157 litre storage- with 5 compartments.
Inside the freezer, starting at the top you have: a thermostat knob; below you have the first compartment which is a pull down door, underneath is the second compartment- a drawer which you pull out, below this is an ice bank which is a thin drawer where you put the ice tray which is provided, below the ice bank is the 3rd and 4th compartments which are drawers that you pull out.
You can change the door, choosing which side you want it on, and the feet are also adjustable.
The door is easy enough to open, it does not require too much force.
It is especially designed to be cold, but it is not actually affected by the cold- even -15°C temperatures, therefore useful if you prefer to put your freezer in a garage.
The freezer also defrosts automatically, with the water draining into a plastic reservoir at the back, then it evaporates on its own.
Some problems which we have found is that the compartments aren't actually as big as we thought they would be- we are not a big family, there are only 4 of us, yet we still have to use a second freezer which is stored alongside it.
Furthermore, the ice bank which you pull out as a drawer is actually the hardest one to pull out and push back in (despite being very small and thin) therefore this can be an issue when we have just filled up the ice tray with water- the water spills over the edges due to the force we have to use to push the drawer in.
I brought this freeze after I decided that my 3 draw one was just too small. I brought this freeze 3 I months ago and have not found any initial problems with it. I have plenty of room for all the frozen stuff need to store, I grew my own veg this year so have a huge stoke of runner beans!!!
The freezer is just short of 1.5 meters tall and just over .5 meters wide and deep. This freezer takes up the same room as my previous freeze although it is, obviously, taller!
This is, so far, the first 'frost free freezer' which has actually remained frost free, for 3 months that is anyway.
This Beco freezer has a capacity of 197 litres, which is utilised by 5 relatively large compartments. I even managed to store my 5.5kg, serves 9, turkey in one of the draws! This freezer also comes with an A rating in energy efficiency! happy days
I got this freezer thought the want of having a big one, and i am more than happy with the quality of the product. It does exactly what it claims, and also with all Beco products, it is good value for money.
I have recommended this product to family members.
I have had this fridge just over two years and I rue the day I bought it; the door has fallen off a number of times, it is noisy and it runs with water, so much so that it goes mouldy on a regular basis. The internal plastic and the salad draw is cracking up and doesn't sit properly on its runners. The last two fridges I have had lasted 20 years each. I'm about to throw this Beko fridge out after only two years and I'll give a great cheer when it goes!
Last summer we were preparing to have our kitchen replaced. The guy doing the work was a family friend, and had previously done our bathroom, so we knew when he started work he would take a LONG time. Boy was i right.
Anyway, to prepare for this, i knew i would have to feed my husband and two children aged 2 and 4 (but with healthy appetites) using only a minimal amount of kitchen appliances. We would be without a cooker, but i would still have a slow cooker, a microwave and a sandwich toaster.
Part of my master plan was to cook as many meals before hand as i could and stock them in our freezer. Problem one, my old freezer was an under the counter one. It had a few broken drawers, and i got it into my head we might as well have a much bigger freezer for when i grow stuff in the summer or bag a bargain, and in that case, I could also get a freezer that could live in the detatched garage. (Boy did i regret that decision when i woke up to 3 feet of snow outside the house in December.)
I was getting all new appliances and wanted them all to be silver to match, but as this was going in the garage it did not matter what colour, and we noticed straight away that white appliances are cheaper. We then got to thinking well if you can't see it, we will get the biggest space we can for the cheapest price. That is the premise of picking this one.
I did look at it in the shop too and liked it, but we made the purchase online via quidco to get some cashback, and purchased it for £235. This was last July.
Our first impression with the freezer was pleasure. It was indeed a lot bigger than my last freezer, and i started to merrily fill it with boxes and boxes of my home made ready meals ready for when we were out of action.
There a five compartments (drawers) in this freezer compared to the 3 in my last one. 4 of them are pull out drawers. The top section is a pull down flap. This is because the top of the freezer is also shaped with a curve so at the back of this section is less deep than the front. This isn't too bad as it is a big freezer and i don't mind it, but it does seem a little daft when you are trying to stack rectangular boxes. Fine for food that is going in from fresh so can be squashed a bit, but be wary if putting in boxes.
There is also a fast freeze drawer that is in the middle of the freezer above the 3rd drawer. This is basically a tray that is deep enough for an ice cube tray or to store the kids ice pops. Very handy i am sure in the summer months, but has seen not a lot of use from us so far. I have been storing my freezer packs for my cool bag in that bit so i know where they are when we need them.
At first, I was completely happy with this freezer. My food was nicely stored, and I could get in so much. It is like a magical tardis of food. I have however become a bit peeved with it over the winter months. When i go out to the garage to get frozen food it is pretty nippy and i want to be in and out pretty sharply. However, i have noticed that the drawers are really too heavy for the design of the freezer. When you pull it out, it drops off the runners on the side of the freezer. It is then really tricky to get it to go back on straight as it is heavy, and you have to tilt it to get it in the right position. I also nearly cracked one drawer when i didn't line it up right and i felt it about to give and luckily stopped pushing. My old freezer never did this. I think the drawers could possibly be a little wider on the bottom to fit better, then it wouldn't happen.
I have even tried being a bit sneaky and only pulling the drawer out half way, but it falls out every time. Then i am left stood out in the cold trying hard not to utter profanities in case the neighbours hear and think i have lost the plot.
Overall, it is a good freezer for the amount of food you can get in, plus the fact it has kept running completely smoothly over all the really cold weather. My outdoor tap is in my garage and froze completely. I have heard Beko make the best freezers for keeping outside as they can work to -5 degrees, and i think you can add an extra 10 to the front of that figure as it hit -16 in the worst snowy weather here.
Since we started running it in July we have not had to defrost it even once, where my old one needed doing every couple of months when we got rid of it.
If you are looking for a huge freezer, and you don't mind it being white, and you have nice strong arms to hold the drawer level while rummaging for food, then this might be for you. I can't say i wouldn't recommend it, but i think i would go back to hotpoint for my next freezer as the drawer problem has put me off. It is a shame.
Manufacturer / Short name: Beko TZDA504F