Product Type: Hotpoint freezer
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Hotpoint RZA30 freezer - too much ice!
Member Name: wingking
Advantages: massive capacity
Disadvantages: a bit unreliable
This freezer is generally fine for purpose.
It has the drawers: the top one is the shallowest, the middle one is the biggest (both in height and depth), the bottom drawer is 'L' shaped because of the components of the freezer.
I have to say the you can almost fit anything in the middle draw. We fit a 16 pound turkey in one year. With the exception of the bottom drawer, Hotpoint have managed to arrange the electrical parts to give the most drawer space.
The model we have is supposed to be frost free, however is not the case. The top drawer is always freezing over so that you get a bid lump of ice/frost covering the drawer. Therefore I am forever having to defrost the freezer, then I have to use the fast freeze button to get everything back to temperature! It does not take long for the build up of ice to form on the top drawer again. There does not seem to be a leaky seal, which would cause the freezer to over compensate, so I don't know why this keeps happening.
Maybe I have a faulty freezer.
This freezer has a fast freeze button, defrost (with spout at bottom for melted ice), temperature control and high temperature warning light.
Apart from the door issue I am quite happy with this freezer. It is simple to use and has excellent capacity. We also have the matching fridge (RLA30).
Summary: good when working