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Since being in our own flat we have always just had a small fridge with a caravan size freezer as we could not afford anything more. After about four years every chrsitmas was becoming more and more awkward as we like to treat ourselves to Iceland party foods, joints of meat and salmon etc. The trouble is they tell you not to pack your fridges or they work inefficiently, well ours was packed to the rafters! After some looking around I bought this Indesit model from the Littlewoods catalogue last year in the sale for £249.99 so I would be able to pay the amount in installments interest free.
This fridge freezer is made by Indesit who are a famous Italian appliance manufacturer founded in 1975 who sponsored Arsenal football club in 2011. I bought this type of fridge as I needed more freezer and fridge space, in this case the fridge is larger than the freezer but this is fine as I had enough space to buy an extra upright freezer. The capacity is 182 litre in total with 51 litre freezer and 131 litre fridge leaving plenty of space for fresh foods. The energy rating is A+ not only good for bills but for the environment conscious of us.
The fridge freezer came wrapped in polystyrene to protect all the edges and was in great condition. At first turn on the fridge freezer needs to be left for 24 hours for the gases to settle.
The fridge itself is fantastic for storing a large amount of items and the height of the fridge makes life a lot easier not having to bend down for milk every time I make a cup of tea. The door has a top shelf ideal for butter blocks and eggs (the egg tray is moveable but I put it up here so the eggs are out of the way from being knocked). The middle shelf has more space for all of my jars of jam, marmalade and the shorter squeezy sauce bottles such as ketchup. The third shelf has the most space and this is where I store milk (4pt), juice bottles and taller sauces. The door makes organisation easy and looks tidy.
The main part of the fridge has 2 moveable shelves; the top I always use for my butters so I have this higher. The middle shelf I use for puddings and yogurts plus any water bottles I lay down; and the bottom for the fish and meats. A great little organisation idea is the two drawers in the bottom which fit a large amount in. In my two drawers I store cheese in one and the other has lettuce, peppers, chillis, onions, tomatoes (yes its that big!).
The freezer has three normal drawers and one drawer for fast freezing, this drawer is ideal for meats or ice cream if it has melted a little on the journey home from the shops. I find the freezer holds plenty enough for a couple and I suppose even with a child there would be plenty; I have mince, steaks, a chicken, chips, vegetables, a gateux and other bits and pieces in here.
The freezer is frost free but the fridge occasionally freezes up at the back and things stick to it so I keep them away from the back. There is an antibacterial lining, I find cleaning is very easy I just use a wipe to go around the shelves whether it looks dirty or not. The shelves are easy to remove in the fridge as are the drawers in the freezer. The fridge is fab at keeping temperature though and I feel that it keeps milk fresher as my milk often lasts longer than the dates on the pack.
The door opening sides can be changed as can the leg heights on the bottom, this is handy as we have tiles and the fridge freezer can become uneven.
I love my fridge freezer having no issues with it yet.
60cm Wide, White / Please note: This product is not available in our shops for viewing / However, you can still place your order in store / The energy efficient Indesit BIAA10 fridge freezer has an antibacterial lining, with a 182 litre capacity and features an auto defrost fridge with 2 half width salad bins and 3 safety glass shelves / The 51 litre capacity freezer houses 2 seperate compartments / A clever design of the reversible door ensures complete flexibility to suit your kitchen layout / The super freeze function ensures that warm food added to a freezer is cooled quickly for improved food preservation / This is a great value option for those needing simple everyday food storage / Please note: If you wish to reverse the doors on this appliance a chargeable engineer call out is required /