Why did we buy this product?
We bought this fridge when we had an extension built and a new kitchen installed. We specified that we wanted a large fridge/freezer but did not choose the brand - the kitchen fitters seem to use AEG-Electrolux as standard, as we have a microwave, fridge/freezer, small fridge, hob and cooker hood made by them. Previous to having this fridge/freezer installed we only had a fridge in the kitchen, and a large chest freezer in the cellar. We wanted a small freezer in the kitchen to keep things we use more often. Despite the fact we did not choose AEG-Electrolux we have been pleased with all their products.
This is a large fridge/freezer. It has a 70/30 split (I believe this is measured by capacity). The fridge has 5 shelves and two transparent salad drawers at the bottom. These drawers have been really useful for keeping veg in as you can easily see what's in them, making us less likely for things to get shoved to the back of the fridge, forgotten about and wasted. We have not had a problem with keeping the fridge at an appropriate temperature (we measure it now and again, also there has never been much frost on the back of the fridge).
The door of the fridge is great for us as it has lots of small shelves and we use lots of condiments, jams etc. It's so much easier to find what you want when they're all displayed in the door rather than being all together on one shelf.
The freezer has 3 good-sized drawers. Again, these are transparent, so you can see roughly what's in them, not as easily as with the fridge drawers though because they are larger so have more stuff towards the back. The freezer seems to keep its temperature pretty well but does not defrosting too often.
This fridge/freezer is advertised as having an A+ energy rating, seems pretty good to me!
It is pretty easy to clean as all the shelves/drawers are removable, we take them out, wipe them, wipe out the fridge and put everything back, it doesn't take too long.
Price and availability
This fridge is currently available from AEG-Electrolux stockists for about £700.
Would I recommend it?
Absolutely. As I've been reviewing our kitchen appliances I have become more and more impressed with AEG-Electrolux, this is another great product in their range
AEG Static 70-30 Integrated Fridge Freezer / Manufacturer AEGKey FeaturesLCD touch controls ensure precise temperature and function setting including useful features such as Frostmatic Coolmatic child lock door open alarm and high temperature alarmSo / Short name: AEG SCS71800F0