BOSCH KTR18P20 FRIDGE
A review by ruth1957 on Bosch KTR 18P20
December 19th, 2007
This is one of my better buys in fridges and I have had no complaints with it. I like the easy access drawer system which makes it easy to store food and to find anything you want. Also when you have to clean it out the drawers are easily removed. There is an external led-temperature display which is easy to see at a glance.Other features are there is a humidity control,interior light,supercontrol function and auto defrost. It has 4 anti-spill safety glass shelves that is very handy for storage of food. With a clip on wine rack for up to 3 bottles.
This fridge is approved by the Energy Savings Trust. The annual electrical consumption is 117KWh and the annual running cost which is based on 7p/kWh which is eight pounds approximately.
The fridge is a larder style which has no freezer but I do not find that as a problem as I have freezers.Also it fits under the counter tops in my kitchen. The cost was in the region of £250-£300 but it was well worth spending a little extra.
The dimensions of the fridge is Height 850xWidth 600xDepth610 which actually includes the handle.. The other thing it has the door is reversible which can be useful this can be very useful has it is a very versitle Larder fridge and would fit into most kitchens.
Also I like buying Bosch Products as if you need a spare part is easily obtainable.
I decided it was time to replace my fridge. Although it still worked well enough, the door handle had been glued on more times than I cared to remember and my husband refused to carry out any more repairs. Off to the shops we went to see how models had changed in the many years since we last purchased.
Of all the models and makes we looked at, the one that stood out for me was the Bosch Logixx Easy Access. Why did it stand out from all the other usual refrigerators? Simple, it had drawers instead of shelves! Something that was so simple that I wondered why I hadn't seen it before. We are used to drawers in freezers so why not in fridges? It made perfect sense. Both my husband and I are bothered with bad backs and bending down can be a pain (literally). How many times have you had to empty a shelf in the fridge to see what is at the back? Well, that is a thing of the past since purchasing my Bosch Logixx Easy Access fridge.
The other main difference with this fridge is, it has no door storage, except for perhaps a chocolate bar. I thought this might cause a problem with bottle storage but I needn't have worried. There are 4 drawers and half of the bottom drawer is specially designed for tall bottles/containers. If you prefer, you can store them on their sides in either of the top drawers which have neck rests in which to place them. You may think there would be less storage with drawers but I find it to be the complete opposite.
Another innovative feature of this fridge is, you can choose the inside temperature. I had only ever owned fridges that had an on/off button but the Bosch Logixx lets you choose from 4 different settings. There is also a Super button on the front and when you use this button a light is displayed to let you know that super cooling is in progress. Basically, it cools the fridge faster for approximately 8 hours before reverting to its normal setting. This is useful if you have a large amount of fresh food or drinks that you wish to cool down quickly. There is even a temperature slide within the fridge which allows you to have different temperatures within the fridge. It is located behind the drinks drawer so that you can chill your drinks to a cooler temperature than the rest of the fridge contents.
The door hinges are interchangeable so that you can have the door opening to the left or the right, basically whichever is best for your kitchen layout.
The price of the Bosch Logixx Easy Access is slightly more than normal fridges but is well worth the money. The average price in the shops was approximately £250. However, I found it was cheaper to order it online, even when having to pay a delivery charge, and saved about £50. It's a purchase I would certainly recommend.
Defrost / Short name: Bosch KTR18P20