Samsung fridge freezer £230 + £19.99 delivery @ boots appliances
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Samsung fridge freezer £230 + £19.99 delivery @ boots appliances

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Found 29th Dec 2011
+ 2% quidco
+ lots of boots points.

Bought this fridge/freezer for £30 more than this just before Christmas, thought that was a good price. It does make some strange noises sometimes but it is huge and awesome looking.

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It's a good price - don't forget the cashback!

£249 at comet also

Original Poster

Rshole

£249 at comet also



+ delivery but yes this still surprised me, it was closer to £350 before christmas.

Read the reviews on same link and decide...no egg rack?

Not frost free

Original Poster

Intweceptor

Read the reviews on same link and decide...no egg rack?



Correct there is no egg rack, personally I didn't want one they take up too much space.


umm3

Not frost free



True but also is not expensive
Edited by: "jamesdew" 29th Dec 2011

jamesdew

+ delivery but yes this still surprised me, it was closer to £350 before … + delivery but yes this still surprised me, it was closer to £350 before christmas.



Its Free delivery at Comet

Original Poster

Rshole

Its Free delivery at Comet



Oh I see you pay for a more specific delivery time.

neighbours just got this and its very spacious inside and very tall measuring a tad over two meters. so its a few inches taller than most free standing FFs but with the benefit 11.5 cubic feet of storage

Eggs shouldn't be refrigerated.

Intweceptor

Read the reviews on same link and decide...no egg rack?


Unless the internal temperature of your kitchen cupboards (or wherever you would keep your eggs) is getting close to 20degreesC, there appears to be no really good reason to keep them in the fridge.

If u want a non frost free u can get a hotpoint for £194 which has an equal volume of fridge and freezer unlike this one.
Can be found on kitchenscience website: silver hotpoint RFA52S £195 using code 3extra.
But which is better quality Samsung or hotpoint?

umm3

If u want a non frost free u can get a hotpoint for £194 which has an … If u want a non frost free u can get a hotpoint for £194 which has an equal volume of fridge and freezer unlike this one. Can be found on kitchenscience website: silver hotpoint RFA52S £195 using code 3extra. But which is better quality Samsung or hotpoint?


its ALOT smaller FF. its some 260mm shorter in height , its 60mm narrower in width and its 110mm narrower in depth . so you get about 20% less storage space .
i would personally so for the much bigger samsung but the smaller hotpoint may be better for others if space is of a premium
the samsung also has the advantage as its A+ as opposed to A on the hotpoint
Edited by: "cadmus" 29th Dec 2011

Does look great but a little too big for my kitchen I think. 2m is massive. Do they make a slightly shorter version?

Bought it from Lasky's online just before Xmas as my freezer had packed in and I needed something in which to store the food for the ravening hordes. The price was around £250 then inc Quidco discounts but what I really wanted to say is that it is a very big fridge freezer for the money. When I was investigating which one to buy I visited my local Currys and spotted one there. It was huge compared to the other brands in the same price range. No, it may not have all the bells and whistles and it does make odd "indigestion" noises occasionally and it also has an internal light which is almost ethereal in character but it chills and freezes very efficiently and that's all I wanted it to do.

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williamh1

Bought it from Lasky's online just before Xmas as my freezer had packed … Bought it from Lasky's online just before Xmas as my freezer had packed in and I needed something in which to store the food for the ravening hordes. The price was around £250 then inc Quidco discounts but what I really wanted to say is that it is a very big fridge freezer for the money. When I was investigating which one to buy I visited my local Currys and spotted one there. It was huge compared to the other brands in the same price range. No, it may not have all the bells and whistles and it does make odd "indigestion" noises occasionally and it also has an internal light which is almost ethereal in character but it chills and freezes very efficiently and that's all I wanted it to do.



I find the strange noises soothing now...

My mother has a Samsung fridgefreezer and its very noisy often making gurgling noises to the point it could be confused with the dishwasher. Also she isn't very strong and the trays are very poor quality often sticking and difficult to open and close in the freezer section. Not impressed. Sign of the times I suppose with flimsy cheap plastic saving a bit of manufacturing costs. One of the trays will probably break soon if she's not careful.

Banned

ozzmosiz

Eggs shouldn't be refrigerated.


they should be allowed to hatch

This frost free subject is two fold. The real frost free one's have vents to manage temperature and I suspect humidity etc. but the cheap frost free ones simply have a channel at the back where ice which builds up is supposed to melt into before sliding out the back of the fridge. This simply doesn't work.

A fridge lasts perhaps 10 years so an extra £100 is £10 per year or 20p per week for a fridge which actually does what it is supposed to and what you need it to.

umm3

If u want a non frost free u can get a hotpoint for £194 which has an … If u want a non frost free u can get a hotpoint for £194 which has an equal volume of fridge and freezer unlike this one. Can be found on kitchenscience website: silver hotpoint RFA52S £195 using code 3extra. But which is better quality Samsung or hotpoint?



I recently replaced my 15 years old fridge freezer for a similar Indesit version of the Hotpoint one above, and for under £200. My old one was using just over 2 Kw of electricity per day, the new A+ one uses about 0.8 Kw per day, so saving 1.2 Kw per day, this should save me over £65 per year in electricity costs, meaning the new fridge freezer will have paid for itself in under 3 years.

According to the specifications, this Samsung also has an electricity consumption of about 0.8 Kw per day, so this should give similar savings.

If, like me, your fridge freezer is a few years old, (generally quoted as over 10 years), it might be worth thinking about replacing it just for the savings on your electric bill, but probably best to buy, or borrow, a power meter to check the consumption first if you are not sure. The compressor/motor on my old one was rated at 165 watts, and the new one is 110 watts, so this might give a clue to if you can make a saving.

Regarding frost free over non frost free, I would go for non frost free every time, they are usually more economical to run, less prone to breaking down, have more space in the freezer compartment, and are a lot cheaper to buy, so for the sake of having to defrost the freezer once a year, the benefits of non frost free far outweigh those of the frost free.

My wife decided she wants a new fridge freezer ;-( was looking at this, last night, and thought I'd found a bargain then got the 'No! It's not frost free' anyway after further investigation we decided to go for the samsung RL34LGMH. The wife insists on samsung and frost free so this is the best I could find to keep her sweet. £340 in a couple of places, delivered, plus 2% quidco. Bit more expensive than this but anything for a quiet life!

collectorcol

My wife decided she wants a new fridge freezer ;-( was looking at this, … My wife decided she wants a new fridge freezer ;-( was looking at this, last night, and thought I'd found a bargain then got the 'No! It's not frost free' anyway after further investigation we decided to go for the samsung RL34LGMH. The wife insists on samsung and frost free so this is the best I could find to keep her sweet. £340 in a couple of places, delivered, plus 2% quidco. Bit more expensive than this but anything for a quiet life!



When the rest are chipping ice from the back of their fridge and mopping out with towels, that extra £100 will seem like a thousandfold.

Mine was delivered this morning. Its brilliant, lot bigger than expected and very pleased, total bargain for the money.

That's what the wife said. As I said, worth the extra £90 for a quiet life! Lol

Collectorcol , I looked up the samsung RL34LGMH you mentioned as I'm also after a frost free version. The silver colour looks alot darker than the one posted as a deal here from the images I've seen. I couldn't find that many pictures of it on the web but what's the finish and colour like? Also it seems like its not overly tall at 1.8m which I prefer. 2m is too high for my needs.

Haven't even ordered it yet, waiting for a few days for any sale offers. I know what you mean not a bright silver, more like a dark silver, think they call it manhattan, like the one we have at the moment. Looks nice anyway.

Boots appliances is a white label provider that is also Argos. Tesco, Marks & Spencer and probably some others to compare

Available @ appliances online and appliances Deals £340 delivered. Don't forget 2% quidco if ordering. All helps ;-)

3.1415926

When the rest are chipping ice from the back of their fridge and mopping … When the rest are chipping ice from the back of their fridge and mopping out with towels, that extra £100 will seem like a thousandfold.



And when the frost free ones wont freeze properly, and you have waited 3 days for an engineer to call, he turns up and tells you, - the freezing unit is solid with ice, switch the fridge freezer off completely for a couple of days to let it defrost, and it should be OK, but best to put some towels round the back to mop up any water overflowing from the drip tray on the compressor as it defrosts, now give me £70 - that extra £170 will seem like it is well on its way to the sewage farm

Well I've got a frost free samsung now, had it for about 8 years, and never had a problem with it. The wife insists it's time for a new one so I'm buying a brand I can trust. Ok? Two year warranty with this aswel.

Giltbrook. This something you are an expert on? Speaking from personal experience, or just talking b@llocks?

collectorcol

Giltbrook. This something you are an expert on? Speaking from personal … Giltbrook. This something you are an expert on? Speaking from personal experience, or just talking b@llocks?



I used to repair them, but that was a few years ago, it was a common occurrence then. I suspected the problem was usually due to the freezer door not being shut properly, and moist air getting into the freezer unit, turning to ice, and the ice blocking the cold air outlet, as once they had been fully defrosted, most seemed to work OK after, but other things could cause the same symptoms, like a faulty defrost timer, faulty defrost heater, faulty fixed thermostat, or faulty circuit board.
Edited by: "giltbrook" 31st Dec 2011

Just ordered! Wife said if they sell out after me discussing it on here she would kill me. Fingers crossed it all good for a few years to come.

Collectorcol, did you order the one in the deal or the RL34LGMH?

shopkeeper

Collectorcol, did you order the one in the deal or the RL34LGMH?


The RL34LGMH. Quidco tracked at £6.80. You thinking about getting this?
Edited by: "collectorcol" 31st Dec 2011

umm3

If u want a non frost free u can get a hotpoint for £194 which has an … If u want a non frost free u can get a hotpoint for £194 which has an equal volume of fridge and freezer unlike this one. Can be found on kitchenscience website: silver hotpoint RFA52S £195 using code 3extra. But which is better quality Samsung or hotpoint?



This is not a 50/50 split? 5.4 and 3.4 cubic feet fridge freezer respectively. I think you are confused by the doors being the same size. freezer compartments need more insulation hence less volume.

As to quality - Samsung offer a 2 year warranty compared to hotpoint's 1 year.

Oh and how the heck has this got to 242 degrees when it's cheaper at Comet, Laskys, Kitchen Science and Appliances Online even before codes and significantly cheaper once you use codes? Surely £10 in boots points can't be that much of a bonus?

Edited by: "MINCER" 1st Jan 2011

@mincer - what do you know that we don't?

I've been looking at this FF and the prices all appear to be very close to each other when taking the £9.20 of Boots points into account.

Would you please be kind enough to point us in the direction of a deal that makes this beast significantly cheaper than Boots?

Many thanks and a Happy New Year to all our readers!!

Price now £253 +£19.99 delivery

cibarious

@mincer - what do you know that we don't? :)I've been looking at this FF … @mincer - what do you know that we don't? :)I've been looking at this FF and the prices all appear to be very close to each other when taking the £9.20 of Boots points into account. Would you please be kind enough to point us in the direction of a deal that makes this beast significantly cheaper than Boots?Many thanks and a Happy New Year to all our readers!!



Deals gone and you were pointed in the right direction - if you had been bothered to check, you could have had it for £239 from kitchen Science with the 4% code plus another 4.04% topcashback (now down to 3.03%) making it £229'ish.

I only had time to point out it needed wiping!

Hope you didn't pay out the extra £16 quid for £9.20's worth of points.;)
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