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      06.09.2013 01:30
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      Perfect size for a couple, not suitable for any more people than that though

      We purchased this fridge for around £130 about six months ago after our second hand fridge decided that it wanted to be a freezer instead. Being short on wall space in our kitchen, an undercounter fridge was the only way to go. We ummed and aaahed for a while, comparing the makes and specs. In the end, the separate freezer door swung the choice in the favour of this one.

      The fridge was easy to set up. Basically shove it in, leave it for 24 hours and away you go! We were initially quite surprised at how narrow it was. Our old fridge filled the whole gap under the counter, and the narrowness of this one meant that there are pretty unattractive gaps at either side. Although the manufacturers recommend that you leave gaps of like 5cm on all sides but it doesn't look great.

      The unit is plain, no branding at all and has a reversible door. Inside are two shelves, a small salad drawer (which for some reason doesn't go all the way to the back of the fridge - Its only just wider than a box of baby tomatoes, but is quite deep so you can pile stuff up), and a shelf and milk shelf in the door. There are no shelves in the freezer compartment, and its just a case of shoving stuff in.

      Temperature is easily controlled by a dial, and there is a light in the fridge. We haven't had any problems with temperature at all, and the freezer hasn't needed defrosting yet which is good. The unit feels like it is reasonable quality, although does feel a bit wobbly and slightly less 'solid' than a branded fridge may be.

      The major positive of this fridge is the separate freezer. As a couple, we like to cook excess food and then freeze a couple of portions for convenience and affordability. However with our old fridge, the internal compartment (as with most undercounter units) was just too small to allow storage of portions along with frozen bits like ice cream/ veg etc. This isn't a problem at all with this fridge - It is the perfect size for all our needs, and can fit about 4/5 take away boxes of portions, mince, frozen veg and ice cream. Its also massively better having external access to the freezer, rather than having to open the fridge every time to get in it. The fridge, although it seems small (an initially we thought we had massively erred in our choice), perfectly fits in our weekly shop with no problems.

      In short, for a couple with a smaller kitchen, this fridge is the perfect solution and the perfect size. For us, it has been excellent value for money as the price is almost unbeatable. When we were looking, it was one of the cheapest fridges available. If you have a standard undercounter gap, and are not bothered by the aesthetics of having a gap either side, then I would wholeheartedly recommend this unit.

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    General information: EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 4871314 / Ambient temperature 16 to 32°C and therefore not suitable for use in garages / Top freezer, bottom fridge / Reversible door / Manual temperature control / Size H85, W48, D52cm / Energy efficiency rating: A+ / Energy consumption: 172kWh per year based on standard test results for 24 hours / Storage capacity 2.93 cu ft / Net fresh food storage volume 59 litres / Net frozen food storage volume 24 litres / Star rating: 4 / Climate class N / Noise level 42dB / Fridge specifications: 2 glass shelves / Bottle rack in fridge door / Extra deep fridge door storage / 2 dairy compartments / 1 salad crisper compartment / 12 hours power failure safe storage / Freezer specifications: 1 storage compartment / By Argos / Short name: Argos AUCFF4885