"Does what it says on the tin"
Pros: Value for money, Quiet
Cons: thermostat knob, a bit ugly
"This is the third Beko appliance in my kitchen now, so I knew what to expect from the brand, which is well suited to the "value" shopper ;-). It did not disappoint.
Some people have said it is noisy, but I do not think it is. If you are used to the hum of the compressor on an old freezer then the whirring of the fan on this freezer can seem a little odd, but you soon get accustomed to it.
The fact that this is a frost-free model results in a loss of around 10 litres of space when compare to the non-frost-free version. Add that to the space sacrificed to insulation to gain an "A" energy rating & you soon realise that a new efficient 55cm freezer holds 10-20% less food than an old chugger. If you are buying one of these to replace an old style 55cm freezer, run down the contents of your old freezer first! Removing the (IMHO) unnecessary ice cube tray at the top of the freezer will gain you an extra litre or two & help store larger items, such as a big bird.
I would prefer it if the Beko logo weren't so prominent on the door - that looks tacky & might put a few brand snobs off purchasing this appliance.
Other than that, my only real gripe is the internal thermostat control. I have large hands & a strong grip, but turning the dial is a real struggle - there's just nothing to get hold of - and virtually impossible with wet hands. How an old or infirm person would manage to do it, I just don't know.
If Beko were to redesign that knob, this would be a cracking freezer for the money. Oh, & they might want to reconsider how to level an appliance with four feet that stands on an uneven floor, when only two of the feet are adjustable. DOH!!"
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