Product Type: Beko refrigerators
Newest Review: ... the fridge/freezer. The fridge and freezer had stopped working too. I rang Beko who were going to charge me to send an engineer to fix ... more
Member Name: jimcal
Advantages: drinks dispenser on front
Disadvantages: doesnt keep as cool as it states, plastic breaks easily
I purchased mine 3 years ago, and as it was from a catalogue I cant remember exactly how much it was, but it seemed a good price at the time.
My grandchildren always wanted an American Fridge, with ice cubes and cold water in the door on the front, and as I couldnt get that one, I decided on this.
Its a very spacious fridge with ajustable shelves (which I thought were a little heavy) which are are made of glass with plastic trimming. Mine has a wine rack in also, which can be placed at the top or the bottom of the fridge. The plastic compartments on the fridge door where the milk is stored, somehow always tended to come off, and eventually snapped near the back, but I was able to alter that a little as it had two slots for adjustments. The door itself has a water container at the back for cold water to be dispensed from the front, on the push of the lever which has a child lock on to avoid unneccesary spills, however, the children would tend to keep pushing it, as the water didnt come out when it was locked, and this lever can easily snap. The drawers at the bottom of the fridge, I found would somehow always get liquid/fluids at the bottom back. This could tend to cause a smell if unnoticed.
The dial in the fridge for coolness I didnt think was much good either, as it didnt always seem to keep the food as cold as it should, and sometimes it could be knocked and altered when pulling food out if it is stored high. It also has a little plunger hole at the back which I found to get clogged sadly.
The freezer part was rather better, with its plastic drawers, where we can see what is in the drawers before opening, it was frost free and had a small fan at the back of the ice cube department, but it was always necessary to check the children had not pushed the lolly ices to far back, as this can jam the quick freeze fan. The lolly ice compartment door was also easily broken.
I was a little disappointed in this product as I came home one day to an awful smell in the kitchen, it was a gas like smell, and it seemed to be coming from the fridge/freezer. The fridge and freezer had stopped working too. I rang Beko who were going to charge me to send an engineer to fix it but not long after that I heard from newspapers and a letter in the post from Beko that there had been a small problem with certain product numbers, mine was one of them. Beko sent out an engineer, and he had to change something like a gas canister at the back and a pipe, then it seemed to be working ok after that.
The fridge/freezer itself can be easily moved but you need to make sure that you adjust the legs on it correctly as the door will tend to close itself. A little disappointed in this product
Summary: Rather disappointed in this
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