Advantages Good capacity for small family, no frost or condensation on interior walls.
Disadvantages Freezer compartments quite tight for large items like pizza's etc
This is a great fridge freezer for a small family. Our family is two adults and a child, and it copes very well with the weekly shop, although can be pretty packed.Starting at the top, from the outside, there are six buttons at the very top of the machine, three to either side of the digital display. The first on the left is the power button, which as you would imagine is used for switching the whole thing on and off. This is however an 'electronic' on/off switch therefore there will still be power going to the device if you don't switch off at the socket.
One thing we noticed with these buttons is that they can quite easily be pushed 'in' and end up further back behind the facia than they should be. A gentle touch is all that is required!The next button 'SUPER' is essentially a fast freeze button, which will run the freezer continually - although it does switch itself back to normal automatically.
The next two buttons are the freezer (-17°C to -25°C) and refrigerator (+1°C to +6°C) temperature selections, which are displayed on the temperature display while setting. After a moment the display will revert back to showing the set freezer temperature. If the power fails at any time, the display will reset to two dashes (--) to indicate there has been a failure. This is cleared by pressing one of the temperature buttons.The ECO button, automatically presets the freezer to -17°C and the refrigerator to 6°C. For us, this was just too warm a temperature in the fridge. We prefer it colder so don't use the Eco setting, opting instead for 4°C in the fridge, and -18°C in the freezer. The final button 'VAC' is the vacation setting, which keeps the freezer running as normal, but switches off the fridge altogether. Again, we've never really used this, as we tend to have some longer life stuff left in the fridge when we go away, so it's never really completely empty.
The lamp inside is a fluorescent strip type, which can take a second to come on when you open the door, but does give a very good white light when it's on. The door also has an alarm if it is left open for too long (or if it is left open a crack). This has certainly helped avoid catastrophes that we had with previous fridges!The door trays are fairly good, and reasonably deep compared to some, although because they lift out upwards, if you cram in items (such as bottles), the whole shelf can sometimes lift out (and crash to the floor), as you pull the bottle out. we've learned to make sure things aren't squashed in too tightly! The shelving is quite flexible, with two full shelves and two half shelves, one of which we removed as we like to have a fairly large jug of water stood in the fridge, which couldn't be accomodated with all the shelves in place.
The cooling system is all hidden and therefore there is no frost/condensation on the back wall. Everything is done via cold air flow which is directed via seperate outlets into each shelf position. The cooler boxes for salads and vegetables have adjustable ventilation and they keep things very fresh we've found.
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