Beko are the leading light with there freezer guard technology which is worth noting.It is a go to brand if you want to store your freezer in the garage or outbuildings were other brands fall well short.
Because I was looking at them in store. Bosch are a premium brand and you don't get plastic interiors with them
You are always going to get both good and bad stories about any brand which is why its important to try and find out reliability information gathered from a wide audience like the which reliability surveys so you can get a realistic viewpoint. Beko were scoring very highly a couple years ago but not seen the recent reports. One important difference between my Beko fridge freezer and my last Hoover/Candy model is the Beko actually works really well. I had a lot of spoilage with the Hoover model as it struggled to keep things frozen on a hot day and needed some cleaning occasionally to keep it working. No issues at all with the Beko you just forget about it almost as it just does it job. That's not to say there aren't better models out there but there most certainly is worse by a long way. Of course my experience may not be typical as I'm only one person and people need to realise the same of their individual experience.
I've had two Beko fridge freezers. First one I left with my previous house after seven years use and was perfect with no problems. I bought another which has been going for 16 years no problem. From my experience I would buy Beko again.
I agree with those advising against buying Beko appliances. My Beko fridge freezer had a faulty control panel on arrival and the ice maker has broken twice. Each repair took about 3 visits. My Beko tumble dryer's PCB burnt out and after 3 months of trying to repair it they took it away and gave me a refund.