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Bamboozled! Which fridge and freezer?

Postby Freebie » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:41 am

Hello. I am refitting my kitchen and have been trying to decide which fridge/freezer set up to have - integrated, American, separates etc etc. Have now decided (I think!) to go for separate free standing tall fridge and freezer to put side by side. I want stainless steel but just can't decide on the make. Some of the 'good' makes look so expensive. Are you really getting what you pay for? Also, some of the depths are quite large - so it would protrude from a row of tall cupboards. Any suggestions would be most welcome! :?
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Re: Bamboozled! Which fridge and freezer?

Postby don » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:04 am

Hi

Any prticular height or width restrictions ?


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Re: Bamboozled! Which fridge and freezer?

Postby Freebie » Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:55 pm

No height restrictions but looking for 2 x 60cm width
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Re: Bamboozled! Which fridge and freezer?

Postby don » Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:17 pm

Hi

It does seem nowadays that since consumers are requiring A rated products the insulation has to be thicker which includes the doors. So to maintain storage drawer and shelves space the only way you can go is to make the product deeper.

Gorenje produce a good range of refrigeration without spending an arm and a leg. They will come with a full five year warranty as well, you can see the range here available from independant retailers. The models to look at end in DE.

Next up would be Bosch and Siemens (same stable) good quality products German design and led with a two year warranty.


Then at the top would be Miele and Liebherr. Miele are very good appliances however due to the high price of spares and gaining tech info is very slim unless you are a Miele service agent. Liebherr are at the premium end along with Miele and as far as we can tell produce some of the Miele refrigeration for them. Liebherr specialise in refrigeration so be prepared for a higher price per unit.


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Re: Bamboozled! Which fridge and freezer?

Postby gandh1 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:32 am

turk refrigeration if on a budget (hotpoint/beko) or bosch/liebherr for premium spec.

dont touch anything else as £300 would be my min budget for 150x60 tall freezing :)

ps most miele refrigeration is same spec/same price or higher spec/higher price than liebherr stock but liebherr are better VFM!
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Re: Bamboozled! Which fridge and freezer?

Postby Freebie » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:35 am

Thanks for your advice everyone. Was looking at Siemens and Liebherr. But also noticed that SMEG do tall stainless steel fridges and freezers. Similar price bracket. Any views? :?
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Re: Bamboozled! Which fridge and freezer?

Postby don » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:59 am

Liebherr are the best, Siemens a good second. Smeg tend to be overpriced and not made to the same standard as the other two.

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Re: Bamboozled! Which fridge and freezer?

Postby Freebie » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:10 pm

One last question! What about AEG? :D
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Re: Bamboozled! Which fridge and freezer?

Postby iadom » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:32 pm

AEG = Zanussi/Electrolux not in the same class as Siemens and Liebherr.
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Re: Bamboozled! Which fridge and freezer?

Postby Freebie » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:09 pm

Right then! getting Siemens!! Thanks for all your help everyone!! :D
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