Date of manufacture may involve a different backing material. That was the Ice King one and was told the serial no (unavailable until delivery) was the only way to know for sure but dont worry, free returns. My previous attempted purchase, the White was metal backed but the Black... plastic backed. I think I saw an Essentials or Logik frost free under 200 quid that are metal backed but will doublecheck. Any thoughts on those brands as I usually skip those...
I had a Beko freezer...after an initial 6 or so years of use it decided that it wanted to keep 72 fire fighters busy. Don't skimp on fire proofing when it comes to home appliances.
I had a look at mine, I have the taller version. Bit difficult to see with the machine in situ... it's shiny grey but doesn't look or feel like a solid metal sheet so I guess it must be the aluminium foil back.
From my understanding, although flame retardant, aluminium laminate backing were the interim solution after plastic and before full metal backing. But, manufacturers would claim aluminium laminate is metal, right duh? So, some labelling could be fuzzy. As for what is in full metal backing, I dunno but am curious now. Steel?
TJHughes have replied with "it is listed as fire resistant backing" but they do not know the type of material and have suggested I contact Beko.