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When I moved last November, I had to leave behind my fridge, as it was integrated into my kitchen. As I need a new kitchen in my new house, I decided to buy a cheap fridge to tide me over until I can afford to fit one.
After doing some research online, I decided to buy a Beko RA610 in white, as it matched the units and looked like it had enough space for everything I needed it to hold.
I purchased my Beko from Argos and although I am not sure how much I paid for it last November, it is at the moment being sold for £144.99, which is pretty good value compared to many other brands. It is quite a small fridge, with a net fresh food storage volume of 3.5 cu ft and a freezer compartment which takes 0.5 cu ft of food. The freezer compartment will not freeze fresh food, but your frozen food can be safely stored for around 3 days.
The Beko RA610 has two adjustable shelves, which I find very handy and I have set them at a level that suits me. I also find it much easier to give them a thorough clean, as I can remove them and wash them in the sink. At the bottom of the fridge is a salad crisper, which is also removable, as is the glass shelf which sits on top of it. The salad crisper is an excellent size and I have never managed to fill it yet. I usually have it stocked with lettuce, tomatoes, a bunch of spring onions and half a cucumber and there is always space left over, so it really is very roomy.
The door on the RA610 can be set to open either left or right. On the inside of the door are three different levels of storage and all of them are strong and sturdy. The bottom rack is large enough to hold 2, six pint cartons of milk. The middle one has an egg rack, which will hold six eggs and I usually store some more eggs alongside this. The top shelf is where I keep my blocks of cheese and cheese slices.
When I originally bought this fridge, I was a bit worried that it would not have enough room for a family of five, but I have been very pleasantly surprised. With it's adjustable shelves and large salad crisper, I have found I can keep it very well stocked and it holds a large amount of food. I tend to use the freezer compartment for ice lollies and ice cream or anything else that I know is going to be eaten very quickly and it has never let me down yet.
The fridge has an energy rating of A and consumes 165 kwh per year.
I have found that the fridge as a whole, is very well built. It has a solid sturdy feel, with not one piece of it being flimsy or cheaply manufactured. I also find it very easy to keep clean, which is of major importance in an item which holds food.
I would definitely buy Beko branded goods again and would be more than happy to recommend this fridge to anyone looking for a reasonably priced, basic fridge.