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I decided recently that it was time to replace my 26 year old separate fridge and freezer with something more energy efficient and "frost Free". It was decided that a combined Fridge/Freezer would fit the bill.
I proudly took delivery of my Zanussi ZENB 2725 from my local Co- Operative department store, on the Tuesday and at the same time for a small fee they took the old ones away.
All was going well and I was very pleased with it .....UNTIL....the following Monday morning, less than one week after its delivery, the light in the fridge went out. I thought perhaps it was just the bulb...that was optimistic..the whole appliance had failed on me. What bad luck after having the old ones for 26 years and never spending any money on them except for one small light bulb. The store agreed to compensate me for the food that had to be thrown away(there was a lot)and swap the faulty one for a new one on the Thursday(earliest they could do it).
I was glad when Thursday arrived, as you can imagine, but unfortunately the delivery van only had instructions to take the faulty one away and had no new one on the van for me. I was not happy as we are a family of four and managing without was getting difficult! The problem was sorted and eventually the new , working one arrived on the Saturday to my relief .
As I was going on holiday a few days later I was worried that the same would happen again but it has been fine so far(about three weeks now).
As I mentioned this appliance is "Frost Free" both for the Fridge and the Freezer so it only requires a wipe out now and again. Things like bread slices don't seem to stick together and you have to be careful with ice cubes as I found when taking the tray out that they flew everywhere! Perhaps investing in a covered ice tray would be best as the one that came with it was the normal kind.
All very easy to operate with a cool air flow slider in the fridge and a pilot light/conrol outside at the top. The instructions explain how these should be operated depending on the ambient temperature.
The Fridge has three glass shelves that can be positioned how you like, one is full size and the other two are half size. The door has the usual bottle shelf below which has rubber flaps to stop the bottles rattling around. Above is a small shelf ideal for cheese etc and above that a compartment with a clear door that lifts for storage , ideal for eggs for which a removable holder with a handle is supplied. Two nice deep salad drawers are postitioned at the bottom and just slide in and out and I find these ideal for all sorts of things apart from salad! A light in the fridge comes on when you open the door.
The Freezer houses four nice deep pull out perspex trays that are clear which helps with identifying what is where. To fast freeze fresh food the temperature controls can be altered and full instructions are in the leaftlet that came with it. No light in freezer compartment.
There is a little noise at times when the appliance is defrosting itself but its comforting to know its working!
Height 172 cm
Average daily usage 0.915kWh
Capacity Net Fridge 1341
Capacity Net Frezer 901
Energy A rated
I paid £359 for the Fridge/Freezer and as I had bought it locally at least it was easy enough to sort out the problem I had. Guaranteed for one year. It can be registered by phone, post or they say via the website www.zanussi-electrolux.co.uk. I tried to register on the website but that was not to be as the item was not listed there! Yet the website states that it is so easy to register on-line and I was not impressed. After complaining to them about it they promised to sort it out.
Overall I am very pleased to be "Frost Free" and my "A" rated appliance is using quite a lot less power than my old ones did.
Defrost / Short name: Zanussi ZENB2725