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Beko UL584APW Undercounter Larder Fridge

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      29.05.2013 11:08
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      Have no hesitation recommending.

      Why Beko?
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      When I moved to my new house 18 months ago, there was no space in the kitchen for my fridge-freezer, so I had to look at purchasing two separate undercounter style appliances. There was a good local independent retailer in the nearest town who would deliver & install precisely when I wanted and would do me a deal when I bought the fridge & freezer together ... otherwise, I doubt that Beko would have been a brand I would have looked out for.

      The owner told me that they performed really well and were very efficient and the deal he was offering was good. For my part, (and to my shame on such a purchase) the wine rack was swinging it!!

      Installation
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      The fridge comes with a moulded plug, something you need to bear in mind if your plug sockets are above the worktop level (mine were) - I think this is standard these days, though. The door is reversible, so the owner of the shop who was delivering asked me which way I wanted it opening, it didn't need reversing but he showed me how to change it if I altered the kitchen layout any time. I haven't done so, but it is a straightforward thing to do (or appeared to be!). Underneath the fridge at the front, the two feet are adjustable to different heights of about 2 inches I would say, which you simply turn to adjust the heights to get the fridge level and stable.

      Shelves
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      This fridge comes with four internal glass shelves, and a wire wine rack. Three of the shelves are full depth, and one is half depth. All the shelves can be moved, but the bottom one acts as a lid to the salad crisper compartment, so that stays at the bottom for me. There are 5 rails at various heights for you to arrange the shelves and wine rack to your preferrend layout.

      The wine rack holds 4 bottles but it does obviously restrict the capacity of what else you can fit in there, so it can be easily removed if you would prefer the open space.

      Salad Crisper
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      The salad crisper compartment fits into the bottom and is surprisingly roomy, about 70x20x20cm with an integral finger grip area to make it easy to pull out. The compartment is clear plastic, moulded to the shape of the fridge to give it maximum capacity. As this is the area behind which the mechanics of the fridge are situated, it makes the compartment a bit of an irregular shape, which in turn makes it a bit tricky to keep clean, with some awkward corners.

      Door
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      Storage areas in the door comprise 3 plastic shelves. The bottom comfortably holds a large 4 pint milk jug, juice carton and a pop or wine bottle with room to spare. It's a generous size with a reasurring approx 10cm high guard around the bottom section of the bottles to ensure nothing falls or topples out. Higher up are two other shelves, and again these can be adjusted to your preferred height. The fridge door came with a plastic egg rack, I didn't use this as the shelves in the door are big enough to hold an egg box if necessary.

      The door itself is plain white, (it's also available in silver) with two moulded handles in the top to accommodate whichever way you want it to open. The word "BEKO" is in silver towards the top of the door, and not intrusive. The door opens easily and closes snugly with a very secure seal.

      Cleaning
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      Every component of the fridge is very easy to keep clean with a wipe and spray. As I mentioned, the salad crisper can be a bit tricky to get all bits out of but it's a minor point, and it's the worthwhile price paid for making the most of every bit of space allowed in the base area of the fridge. It's very easy to take the crisper fully out to give it a wash, though, which I like to do from time to time.

      Technical Bits
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      The capacity of the fridge is 4.8 cu. ft. (gross). Energy rating is A+, stating it uses 116kWh/year, and it has Auto defrost. Operating noise level is 42dB - I have no idea what sort of scale that is, so I will just say that to me, it's very quiet!

      Summary
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      A great fridge, a brand I'd not have considered before this purchase but have no hesitation in recommending. I haven't had any issues with the fridge at all, it keeps everything cold and fresh (it has something called "cold wall technology"!), the door has always shut tight and it's easy to keep clean. That's all I need from a fridge really!

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  • Product Details

    Smart efficient and compact the Beko UL584APW Undercounter Fridge has a 130 litre capacity and 3 shelves which is the perfect size for a large or growing family. The UL584APW has been rated A+ for its energy efficiency and has an annual energy consumption of 116kwh which is beneficial when it comes to your energy usage and running costs / The UL584APW has an Auto Defrost function especially designed to prevent ice from forming on the fridges back wall defrosting the fridge at regular intervals / Additional features include a Salad Crisper and Interior Light which can help you to find items quicker and also save you from wasting energy. The Salad Crisper has been designed to maintain optimum temperature and moisture levels for the safe storage of salads and vegetables / The noise levels of this appliance have been measured at 37(db) which is not much greater than a normal conversation.