"Siemens KG49NAI32G Fridge Freezer"
Pros: Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good
Cons: freezer a bit on the small side, freezer bottom drawer falls out!, fridge door alarm after a minute
"We bought this fridge / freezer after having another Siemens for about 15 years! So we were very comfortable with the quality of the brand. We were also specifically looking for fridge / freezer that was 70cm width (as was our old one, and hence the 'gap' in our kitchen is this width) plus one where the depth was as close to 60cm as possible (the depth of most normal worktops is 60cm, and a fridge / freezer deeper than 60cm would definitely stick out!) This product, as far as we could see, was the only one that fitted the bill - apart from perhaps a Beko product - and even then we had to check a few times with various suppliers, as the specification states 65cm depth (but that includes the handle!) Anyway, good news, the depth is perfect, and the product is nicely in place now in our kitchen.
In terms of the actual product then - it looks very classy, is very quiet, and holds nearly as much as our old (slightly smaller in volume) Siemens. The freezer is on the smallish side for us, but we have another under-counter freezer so that's OK. I don't think the freezer on this model could act as the sole freezer for any family over 2 people. Also, as was mentioned by another reviewer(helpfully) the bottom drawer of the freezer does fall out when you pull it out - a bizarre 'feature'! As the reviewer said, why this should be the case on such an expensive model, I don't know - but there you go! It didn't stop us buying the product (of course) but it was helpful to know in advance! Also, there is a minute alarm on the door so that if you leave it open longer than one minute, it starts to beep! Not a huge beep, but a beep...so the adrenalin does start to pump when you know you've had the door open for a while (like loading shopping in!) You can easily make the alarm stop by touching the front panel, but you can't switch it off completely. I would have gone for a 2 or 3 minute alarm rather than a 1 minute, but there we are.
Other than this, love the product. It's tall but not imposing. It holds a lot of fridge stuff. It's quiet and modern. I would definitely recommend.
Final point then - on arrival, the inner seal round the fridge door was a bit battered, which was a bit disappointing when spending a lot of money. However, appliancesonline were excellent with dealing with the problem - got it mended and offered a small discount too. They were not at all defensive or difficult - a real blessing when trying to sort out a problem.
All for now - hope that was helpful!"
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Location: Birmingham. UK