I bought this fridge freezer second hand from a friend who was moving home. I thought it would be ideal for me as at that time I only had a small fridge that had a tiny freezer box on the top. This caused problems for me as I couldn't buy much food at a time due to the lack of freezer storage. It fitted fine in my kitchen. Thankfully one of the great features of this product is that the doors can be taken off and reversed, this gives great versatility for where the product can be placed in the kitchen. Although it was ok where I had it placed I decided I would do this with the doors as it would make it that little bit easier. There's a huge amount of storage space both in the fridge and the freezer. I found the fan to be slightly noisier than what I'd been used to with my previous fridge. However, I soon go used to this. The fridge has good compartments for things like vegetables & fruit. The bottle rack is quite useful. The meat chiller draw is good as it ensures raw meat is kept separate from cooked meats, so excellent for food safety. A good consistent temperature is maintained. I think the fridge could have been better laid out. The shelf at the top is very big due to the lack of runners for the shelves. I think this would have been much better even if there had just been one further up. There are 3 glass shelves but because of the runners on the side of the fridge there is very limited choice as to where to place these. This results in having quite shallow shelves apart from the top one which I've mentioned before. A problem I have with the freezer is the drawers. It seems to be a bit badly designed. The drawers can sometimes come off the runners and I have to take the whole thing out in order to get it in again. This can be a struggle if the drawer has a lot in it. Sometimes meaning I have to remove the items to take some of the weight off. It's a very tall fridge freezer, so would not be great for shorter people. I manage fine with it though. Overall though I think this is a good fridge freezer with more than enough storage capacity.
When our old Fridge had all but died mum decided to get a new fridge freezer, she had started to work away and as me and my brother are terrible cooks she's decided she needed extra freezer space to go with the stand alone one we have. Frozen meals are something we can both do so of course extra freezer space added to a large fridge was perfect to help us feast whilst she was out. Coming in at around £320 when she bought it from Comet (or Curry's I can never remember which one is which) it was quickly filled with meals, sausages and chips in the bottom, yet it took a lot more than we seemed to realise. The stand alone freezer we had seemed to then be used for ice cream, lolly's and the puddings sort of things, whilst the freezer here seemed solely for food stuff, it's currently full of Chinese ready meals and Potato Wedges. The Fridge (which after all had been the original reason she bought it) was huge, easily the same size if not bigger than the original fridge, with 2 little basket things to hold salad stuff for my sister (yet 1 seems to have become a beer bottle holder much to my delight). The 4 shelves inside all seem sturdy and are capable of holding an incredible amount, with great depth and width to it the shelves have a lot of space to cover and manages to cover it all with out even seeming under strain. With 3 sections in the door we're currently using the bottom one for milk cartons, the middle one for jams (I always thought they lived in the cupboards...) and the top one for eggs well, when we have some eggs. Standing at around 3 foot the fridge is excellent in regards to size and the temperature which has so far not needed to be changed at all seems to have kept things cool but not over cold (my one at uni used to actually freeze the bacon for some peculiar reason). The controls and light are at the top and are nicely laid out allowing for easy use and a good brightness that illuminates the whole fridge for easy to find midnight snacks. Back the the freezer which is broken into 5 sections (4 drawers and an Ice Bank) it is also around 3 foot tall with each drawer being considerably larger than the previous freezer one (which had 6 over slightly more overall height). The basket things are made of solid thick plastic that look fairly durable and feel fairly tough too and manage to hold a hefty amount (thankfully), they are each capable of holding around 5KG or so it looks (I'm not re-arranging things to actually test this but they all have about 4-5KG of stuff in and are fairly packed at the moment. When it comes to temperature boy it's cold, everything seems well frozen and the door is cold to touch. However I couldn't actually locate the temperature controls for this so the fact mums thrown out the manual provides a few problems if we ever need to play about with them. When compared to the other freezer we have which seems to be without baskets the shelves are covered in a sort of snow like substance that seems to be taking up about half of the total space, thankfully the newer one seems to be totally free of this. Although we do have so "invisible" ice on the baskets from the electricity going out the other morning the space is all fully there. Although with the basket design it would look like this is going to be much easier to clean and defrost if it needs to be done. Although the snowed up one does feel like it's colder it feels like it's set too cold if I'm honest (having a quick look it is set to the lowest possible. The door hands are in the middle of the device and allow you to open it with your fingers with relative easy, unlike the old Freezer which has a handle that has been snapped off (don't know how) and now seems difficult to open. The top is the fridge and the bottom the freezer (though I seem to think this is the norm for these sorts of devices) and with the Beko name you know you are buying a branded products (despite the fact they are probably better known for their washing machines than fridges, they do have a vast array of fridge-freezers). The A Class efficiency of the device is likely to mean the excess on price above some of the others on offer will be saved over time by cheaper electric bills, always something that needs noting with Christmas and winter hurtling towards us. The fact we are yet to have any problems (in 6 months with the device) it's looking unlikely that we'll need to call out a repair man every few weeks (touch wood) like you may need to do with some of the cheaper rivals on the market. In fact the over all build quality appears unreal in just how good it is. Though I'm not sure what sort of a warranty we have on the product I'm not even thinking that we'll need to use it. Overall a great and huge fridge freezer that should hold several weeks of food at any one time for a family of 4. Sadly it may cost a lot to fill up, though when you realise how long every things going to last you'll realise how much easier it makes your shopping life.
Moving into our first house was a daunting task in itself and looking for a fridge was by no means easy especially finding one that has good freezer and fridge space. The appliance has the biggest freezer and fridge space around for the price (bought from Dixons online, using vouchers found online it came to £315). The shelves are easily removable and adjusted depending on what you put in the fridge. Quick easily adjustable temperature level can be hard to adjust to the right level but once you found the right level you wont have to touch it again. The freezer has 4 compartments plus a handy ice tray at the top so you don't need to buy ice and use freezer space. It does make some weird noises now and then and can sound like the appliance is overworking to keep cool. With a A rating in energy saving, it is a good fridge to own.
Due to an expanding family an upgrade on our old, small fridge freezer was long over due. We needed to find something that had a good internal capacity, both in the fridge and freezer departments, but would not completey dominate our kitchen. We also needed something that represented good value for money. After a good many hours searching on the internet I narrowed it down to a select few mostly in the Beko range, one of which was the Beko CDA660FS. This fridge freezer was one of the largest capacities I could find of its type and at a really reasonable price (I paid £360 + £20 delivery at Dixons online). There are others in the Beko range which are larger (CDA751FS) but the external dimensions were just too big for my kitchen (and extra 10cm wide!) We have had this fridge a few months now and are really pleased with the space it provides and it looks really stylish. There is plenty of room for the weekly shop and the wine rack is really handy too. The freezer draws are nice and big, enabling you to fit lots in if like me you like to cook big batches of stuff and freeze them for days when you don't have the time to cook. And the ice tray is really handy too. The fridge section has 3 full width commodity racks in the door, one with egg tray. Two large salad crispers with glass cover and there are 3 adjustable shelves and a wine/bottles rack. The freezer section 4 big compartments including an ice bank. The doors can also be hinged from the right or left, to suite. Capacity - 341 Litres Energy Rating - A Shelves - Adjustable safety glass shelves Temperature Control - Single thermostat Dimensions: H:2010mm W:595mm D:600mm There are only a few down sides. The fridge is quite tall, so it can be quite hard to see what is on the vey top shelf sometimes. Also the door can be quite hard to pull open. The wine rack, althoug useful, is not something we leave in the fridge full time as it basically takes the place of one of the shelves. But overall, I do think that this fridge freezer offers good space for very good value for money.
Door Opens / Short name: Beko CDA660FFW