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      21.07.2010 11:49

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      A fantastic fridge that keeps food really well and has lots of nice features you'll actually use

      We bought the Hotpoint FF200EG to go in our new kitchen as it matches the Hotpoint washing machine and to some degree the built in oven and overall look of the kitchen. Fridges are big and this is no exception but it blends into the room nicely. The fridge section is large and fits everything that you need it to. There are some great features such as the inbuilt wine rack, large vegetable drawer that takes up the whole bottom of the fridge but pulls out for easy access and a separate salad draw that is small but works very well.

      The section in the door is twice the normal width which means you can fit lots of bottles and cartons in whereas you'd normally have to stack them on a shelf. This is a really great feature and gets you away from leaking bottles being put on their side...

      Food keeps for much longer than it used to do in my old fridge and often way past the sell by date which is fantastic - this is especially great for fresh food which now lasts much longer.

      The freezer section is generally good but as others have said, it looks bigger than it is. There are 3 full size drawers and a half size one at the bottom. The ice cube trays in the drawers are a great idea but to be honest, we only use them as a last resort as they are a bit fiddly. But they are always there for that time when you've run out of ice.

      All in all this is a great buy, especially for the price and it does everything you'd expect it to do well.

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      28.09.2009 22:10

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      I would have bought another model if I knew then what I know now!

      Thanks to the previous reviewer we avoided calling out someone to fix the fridge almost exactly 2 years after we bought it. it iced up and the fridge stopped cooling food, the freezer appeared to carry on working. It was a case of emptying the freezer and removing a 18x2x5 inch block of ice behind the back panel inside the freezer compartment. I've just turned it back on and so far so good. You do need a long Philips screw driver to take the back off.

      On the plus side it is a huge fridge, and I like the ice cube trays in the front of each compartment of the freezer. The doors also hold quite a lot, but this makes them heavy and they do have a habit of swinging and hitting the wall - our trick is to put a magnetic soft toy to take some of the impact.
      another design fault is the dairy compartment - if you forget to close it it hits the inside of the fridge with a painful sounding crack.
      overall good capacity but poor design.

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      25.06.2009 16:59

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      Absolutely lousy. Ours is two years old now and the fridge area just doesn't keep things cold. Milk lasts three days at most. By checking online I've found this is a common fault that the manufacturer is trying to ignore. Basically people cleverer than me have worked out that ice builds up behind the freezer panel. The only way to resolve this is to empty the whole fridge and freezer, remove the trays and panel, then defrost with a hairdryer! Wish I'd hung on to my old fridge freezer now!

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