Product Type: Hotpoint refrigerators
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Advantages: Works well, Reliable, Good space, Fast-freeze, All-in-one
Disadvantages: Grunting noises, Pricey?
I have moved into a new house and am currently using this fridge-freezer. I have previously been skeptical of using a combined fridge and freezer, but I am very pleased with this one so far. I must say that Hotpoint seem to make excellent kitchen appliances and I would highly recommend them based on this. This fridge freezer cost almost £300 but is a rather large one, which would easily contain food for a family of four or perhaps 5.
The top half of the appliance consists of the fridge, in which there are three main shelves with two drawers at the bottom. The drawers slide out very easily but I do find they are lacking a bit in capacity. You can fit some fruit and vegetables in the drawers, but if you have a lot of these, you will struggle to fit them all! This means I have to leave some fruit outside the fridge, which is fine in itself.
The shelves are pretty sturdy and do come out so you can adjust their height. The one thing I found with this fridge is that the top part doesn't contain a shelf with spaces for bottles to lie on. Sometimes this specially designed shelf can be annoying as it's quite bulky. On the plus, it would mean that bottles are kept more sturdily in the fridge with less chance of falling out. However with the lack of these, I actually find that it conserves the space better and you are still able to place bottles on the shelves as long as you do so carefully.
The shelf in the fridge door is quite large, which means you can fit several bottles of condiments and your milk and whatever in there. There are two more compartments above for things such as eggs, cheese and perhaps pieces of fruit that you wish to finish later. Overall it's quite spacious.
The freezer part is pretty good too. Here, there are four drawers with the bottom one being the largest. They are quite deep and you can fit quite a lot in the freezer. It works very well and there has been no frost build up yet, although I'm sure this is helped by shutting the freezer door whenever you can if you aren't going to attend to it in less than 10 seconds or so.
This appliance has automatic fridge defrost as well as fast-freeze functions. I have only used the latter so far, in which you place your items in the fast freeze drawer, and I am quite satisfied with the time that it will freeze your food in, being a matter of 2 hours or so.
This combo is definitely worth taking a look at. It has been very reliable so far. It does seem to grunt sometimes and make odd noises, but I'm pretty sure most fridge-freezers do this as they work to control the temperatures inside. The fridge is well lit in a dark room if you are heading down for a midnight snack and I can't think of any major faults!
Thanks for reading
Summary: A high quality fridge-freezer
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