“ Manufacturer: Hotpoint / Refrigerator Type: Bottom Freezer / Installation: Free-Standing / Total Volume: 300 Liter / Fresh Food Volume: 180 Liter / Freezer Volume: 110 Liter „
I bought this Hotpoint refrigerator nearly three years ago now, when I moved into my first house. We bought it from Tesco direct and paid around £250 for it. It is actually a fridge freezer, with the fridge being at the top, freezer at the bottom. The colour is white, and hotpoints logo is at the top in the middle of the fridge door.
I am generally quite impressed by this fridge freezer, this is the first proper one I have owned myself so cannot compare it really to others, but I have had no problems with it. It is quite basic really, no special features like ice dispenser etc.
The fridge has three shelves, which are glass and these slide out really easily, so they are so easy to clean or just wipe down. In the bottom of the fridge there are two drawers which I use for my salad and veg. They have a clear front, so you can see what is in them. They are very spacious and these drawers also pull out completely and are so easy to clean. This is one thing I really love about this fridge, it is so easy to keep clean. In the door there are also three shelves, and you get a holder in the top too for your eggs.
The freezer is made up of three drawers, which are quite deep and spacious, but I think if you like stocking up on food this is not the freezer for you. We have a couple of loafs of bread in there, our frozen veg, meat, ice cream and desserts etc. But there really is only enough room for a weeks worth, not good if you are a big family. There are only two of us, and we like to stay well stocked up, but it is hard with the limited space in this freezer. The drawers feel strong, sturdy and well made, and they slot back in so easy when you take them out. There are no special features to this freezer, it basically consists of three drawers and there isn't really much else to say about it!
One thing that I don't like about this fridge freezer, is the seal on the door. Sometimes when you get something out the fridge and shut the door behind you, you will go back to it and the door will be open! The seal is not very good at all, it just doesn't stick well enough, You have to be really careful every time you go in the fridge or the freezer, and check the door actually stayed shut! Quite a few times now I've got something out the freezer for tea at night and gone to bed, got up in the morning and the freezer door hadn't stayed shut! It is so annoying as everything defrosts and ends up ruined!
As long as you are careful to make sure the doors are shut properly I have no other problems with this fridge freezer. It keeps all my food cold and fresh, and just does exactly what I need it to do! This fridge freezer has an A+ efficiency rating, the width of it is 60cm and the height is 175cm, so it is a nice size to fit in any kitchen. Mine does look nice, even though it is basic, the actual fridge freezer does not look from the outside or inside basic at all. It looks really modern and is a nice bright white colour.
I would definitely recommend this fridge freezer for a couple, but for a family I would recommend a bit bigger one! If it wasn't for the seal on the doors, I would have rated 5 star!