"Fantastic, large capacity fridge"
Pros: Easy to use, Good build quality, looks good, bright led lighting
Cons: some niggles i've listed in the review, should have full instructions for water filter
"This is a fantastic fridge freezer.
The whole fridge is very modern in design and will fit in well in a modern kitchen with it's bright LED lighting inside and the blue LED lit display on the front. This is not a fridge for a country kitchen.
Space in the fridge is huge with a fresh room drawer, a vegetable drawer, three shelves and a wine rack. The freezer is great although lacks space compared to the fridge. The small drawer next to the ice maker doesn't slide far enough forward to get stuff out. You end up either having to open the fridge door to get more room, or else take the drawer out. The same is true of the drawer that holds the ice that has been made and this can't be removed without taking the ice making part out. I just scrape the ice forward with my hand but it could have been better thought out.
There isn't enough clearance on the wine rack (where ever you position it) for it to hold a standard two litre soft drink bottle easily and, because it sits quite far forward of the rear of the fridge, if you put one on the right hand side it hits the water dispenser. Worth considering if you planned on putting soft drinks on it as well as wine but there is plenty of shelf space for drinks anyway.
Fridge and freezer doors need to be open at 90 degrees to open the bottom drawers as they haven't left much clearance.
The Brita water filter/dispenser is great and takes standard Maxtra filters that you can get anywhere. It did lack comprehensive instructions on how to fit the filter, as well as the process of running two tanks of water through it before use. I was used to this process because I used a Brita filter before but others may be totally confused or start drinking the water straight away without flushing the filter.
The door shelf in the space below the water tank is enough to hold energy drinks cans but nothing much higher. A six pint milk bottle will fill the remaining gap on the shelf.
The fridge has a door open alarm that pings if the door is left open over two minutes. It is fairly quiet so I'm not sure if you'd hear it in another room but it's a good idea nonetheless.
It is not quite as quiet as my previous fridge freezer but less obtrusive as the noise it makes is of a much lower frequency. When turned on for the first time it is very noisy so don't be worried. I presume this is because it ramps up the cooling to maximum levels. I left it overnight and it is now very quiet.
Overall I am very happy with the fridge freezer and didn't find another that fitted my needs like this one. The problems I've listed above are really minor niggles but I thought I'd be totally honest as it may help others make a decision on what fridge freezer to buy."
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