which are the better brands of fridge freezers?

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Found 21st Jul 2016
I'm looking for a new fridge freezer and am wondering which makes to avoid and which are better?
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Avoid Samsung. Look into whoever has been building them the longest and do they usually last long enough.
MR1123

Avoid Samsung. Look into whoever has been building them the longest and … Avoid Samsung. Look into whoever has been building them the longest and do they usually last long enough.



2nd this regarding avoiding Samsung. Mine has cracked all at the back and they are refusing to fix it.
Beko....
Check out hotpoint, premium product, good prices amazing service, mine broke down they couldn't fix it so they replaced the whole thing with a newer model
not beko
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omgitshadii

Check out hotpoint, premium product, good prices amazing service, mine … Check out hotpoint, premium product, good prices amazing service, mine broke down they couldn't fix it so they replaced the whole thing with a newer model



​had two Hotpoint in separate properties and reckon they are very good
I've got a Bosch at the moment but hasn't lasted that long considering, having major problems with water build up in the fridge section. We've got an engineer coming out next week, but if it can't be sorted then may look at a Zanussi or Hotpoint.
Edited by: "FTCom" 22nd Jul 2016
I'm not sure you'll get a definitive answer. Based on my personal experience of Hotpoint I refuse point blank to buy from them, yet I've got a Samsung fridge, freezer,and washing machine and cannot fault them.
I'd avoid Hotpoint, Nothing but bad experience with Hotpoint/indesit etc..

markvirgo

2nd this regarding avoiding Samsung. Mine has cracked all at the back and … 2nd this regarding avoiding Samsung. Mine has cracked all at the back and they are refusing to fix it.



​how old is yours mines over 4 years old and I've had no issues at all except that an idiot designed it and to get to the top drawer of the freezer you have to open the fridge door too otherwise it's in the way.

have 2 hotpoint freezers and they're great. mum has a beko fridge freezer since 2000 and they've never had a problem with it.
I've had a Miele for approximately 6 years now. No issues so far. I think it's pot luck. How you treat it and where you keep it affect the life of the appliance too tbh. I've made sure nothing is stuffed down the sides of mine so it has plenty of ventilation. It's not subjected to in/direct sunlight. We don't slam the door shut and open it for only as long as necessary. Parents decided to go for Samsung for their new fridge and freezer but bought separates rather than buying the rubbish yank style fridge. A year on and it's working out well for them so far. There's bags of room and access to drawers is effortless. I think it has a long warranty on them. Maybe five years, not sure. That's what I'd look out for too; how many years warranty you get.
shauneco

I'd avoid Hotpoint, Nothing but bad experience with Hotpoint/indesit etc..



​agree, hotpoint = avoid worst customer service I have ever had, fridge freezer was a piece of s##t
Nothing wrong with a Beko.
I think the fewer gizomos and eye candy an electric device has , the the less likley it is to go wrong
the simple chest freezer is an example...they run forever apart from the frost/ice buildup
Even more confused lol, I thought Samsung was a good make? So maybe a basic frost free Bosch then?
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​agree, hotpoint = avoid worst customer service I have ever had, fridge f … ​agree, hotpoint = avoid worst customer service I have ever had, fridge freezer was a piece of s##t


What issues have you had. My Frost Free Fridge Freezer has only ever had two issues which was me not defrosting it and leaving it in bright sunlight during a heatwave which caused it to switch off rather than catch fire. Only real issue is I've cracked a lot of the drawers by shoving as much food as I can in the freezer, so pretty much me abusing the crap out of it.
Bosch Logixx range is top notch. I've had Miele and Bosch logixx is so much better. Avoid Beko.
Liebherr or Miele which ever is best price.
Both the same as Liebherr make Miele refrigeration.

have a Bosch.. going well 5+ years later.
Not hotpoint, my last one lasted just under 3 years, id go for smeg, bosch or zanussi,
kester76

What issues have you had. My Frost Free Fridge Freezer has only ever had … What issues have you had. My Frost Free Fridge Freezer has only ever had two issues which was me not defrosting it and leaving it in bright sunlight during a heatwave which caused it to switch off rather than catch fire. Only real issue is I've cracked a lot of the drawers by shoving as much food as I can in the freezer, so pretty much me abusing the crap out of it.



You shouldn't ever have to defrost a "frost free" Freezer.

shauneco

You shouldn't ever have to defrost a "frost free" Freezer.



Who ever told you that was a probably a sales rep. They need defrosting every 3 to 4 years due to excess ice build up it the evaporation channel, this blocks the water from exiting and evaporating in the tray on top of the motor. This then blocks up the air channel and eventually stops the fan so you end up with a warm fridge and a cool freezer.

Worse thing you can do in these freezers is put water in them. That's why your ice cube tray has a cover on it.
We have a kenwood with the cold water dispenser had it a while and no issues yet
kester76

Who ever told you that was a probably a sales rep. They need defrosting … Who ever told you that was a probably a sales rep. They need defrosting every 3 to 4 years due to excess ice build up it the evaporation channel, this blocks the water from exiting and evaporating in the tray on top of the motor. This then blocks up the air channel and eventually stops the fan so you end up with a warm fridge and a cool freezer.Worse thing you can do in these freezers is put water in them. That's why your ice cube tray has a cover on it.



seeeen! l just learned something new , just got a new freezer delivered today, planning to make my very own "Iceland quality" cubes to chill my green juice preps. The sainsbury & Tesco cubes are so meh, porous and full of air. Icelands are solid for the same £1 cost . Now before anyone starts banging on about freeze time length techniques and their effect I do know a little , just wasn't really aware of fridge mechanics
kester76

What issues have you had. My Frost Free Fridge Freezer has only ever had … What issues have you had. My Frost Free Fridge Freezer has only ever had two issues which was me not defrosting it and leaving it in bright sunlight during a heatwave which caused it to switch off rather than catch fire. Only real issue is I've cracked a lot of the drawers by shoving as much food as I can in the freezer, so pretty much me abusing the crap out of it.


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That's a design fault I guess or a serious crack in the casing. Air is supposed to be blown from the freezer up to the top where a baffle controls whether the cold air is blown out. This air then falls to the bottom and cools the fridge. The chiller normally has a black valve that can be plugged in to help prevent freezing.
Edited by: "kester76" 23rd Jul 2016
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Thanks for that
kester76

That's a design fault I guess or a serious crack in the casing. Air is … That's a design fault I guess or a serious crack in the casing. Air is supposed to be blown from the freezer up to the top where a baffle controls whether the cold air is blown out. This air then falls to the bottom and cools the fridge. The chiller normally has a black valve that can be plugged in to help prevent freezing.



​obviously hotpoint weren't interested in the problem, not worth the risk buying hotpoint
Another minus for hotpoint.

Had a brand new inbuilt fridge freezer installed. Within a year 2 of the drawers warped & they refused point blank to replace them & were quite rude about it too.
I have 2 Miele fridge freezers. I've had one for 13 years no problem and the 2nd one for 6 years with no problems. Built to last
Mine that's broke it a hot point, think I've had it around 4 years.
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