I have had this fridge for just over a year - typical, just out of warranty and all the problems start!!!
The fridge itself is white and very ordinary. A typical budget fridge. It is taller than a lot of fridges and will not fit under a work surface. It has a capacity of 8.83 cu. ft. The door can be set to open to the left or the right ( we have ours to the right). It has a salad drawer at the bottom although it does not hold a lot - if you put a 5kg bag of potatoes in it then nothing else will fit. There are a number of shelves on the door. The bottom one holds bottles and will fit 4 one litre bottles with ease. The other shelves are 3 ordinary ones and an egg shelf (which can be removed). The main fridge has five shelves which are made from blue glass. There is also a light which comes on when the fridge opens and a temperature dial.
The fridge had the following energy details -
Energy Efficiency A
Annual Energy Consumption 204 kWHrs
Number Of Motors 1 Motor
Right - where do I start, the first would be my own fault in that it is just not big enough for my family (2 adults and 4 kids), I thought it would be when I got it but now realise that a weekly shop is a struggle to squeeze in. This is not the manufacturers fault of course but still a factor if you are thinking of buying it and have a large family.
Next would be the light that should come on when opening - it doesnt and its not the bulb.
The fridge also needs defrosting very regularly (at least once a week) as it has great blocks of ice and frost forming on the back which ofter freezes food that is near it and has to be thrown away. I have tried adjusting the thermostate but have had no luck - it either does not keep the food cold or it freezes it! My third and final problem is that it leaks water, the tray at the bottom is constantly full and often this ends up overflowing onto the kitchen floor.
I would not recommend this fridge, it is a budget fridge with no special features that only lasted a year. Considering it is around £200 I think it is worth paying a little extra. I will certainly be doing this is the near future (in fact I have my eye on one already - a nice silver coloured massive ice dispensing fridge/freezer, I look forward to writing my review on that one when I get it!!!!)
Whilst I love this fridge, and would probably have another (especially since it matches the SR5030 freezer), a month out of guarantee, the thermostat became unreliable; sometimes it's too cold and sometimes not cold enough. Also, it came with a plug that wasn't fitted properly; I managed to rectify this, and wish I could sort the thermostat as easily!
Energy Efficiency / Short name: Swan SR5040