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Looking to by an American style fridge - anybody got any recommendations?

Discussion in 'Domestic White Goods Forum' started by SanPedro, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. SanPedro

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    This is driving me nuts. There's just far too much choice out there.

    Do I go for a cheapie on offer at Comet - £599 for a Samsung (was £999). Or do I go for a 'real' American like Admiral or Maytag.

    Max budget around £1200 - £1500 (if I can see the advantage of spending that much).

    Any suggestions and experiences appreciated.

    CL
     
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    One of the main criteria is whether you require more "fridge" or "freezer" space.
    The £599 Samsung is the same one I have, smaller freezer area then fridge area.
     
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    Maytag are the best, but they arent cheap.
     
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    we have a maytag, but not one of the huge ones. got a good deal from one of these discount appliance places last year ..it is v. nice (as fridges go)
     
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    Got the daewoo one from currys, I think it's very very good. The samsung can be picked up for £499 now.
     
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    Make sure you get one that has a good ecomony rating, as these fridges cost a **** load to run.
     
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    my brothers just got the samsung one and I was very impressed with it, seems great value.
     
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    Don't forget to measure up, to make sure it fits through your doorways!

    Personally, I'd opt for something that uses less electricity.
     
  9. SanPedro

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    The samsung does look spectaculary good value for money.

    couple of things have thrown a spanner in the works...

    The finish on the Samsung doesn't extend to the sides - its a fairly plain grey, which won't look so great as this piece of kit is going at the end of the kitchen counter and will be open to the world. And the width of the fridge compartment is very narrow. The capacities are huge but if you want to store something wide in the there - like the whole salmon my wife is planning to ccok at Xmas :rolleyes: - you're stuffed.

    Think we'll need to find a fridge that's wide - at least 70cm or so.

    Cheers anyways guys.
     
  10. deanym

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    smeg are pretty good too. Meile do a couple of huge ones too!!
     
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    I struggled to see a fridge that was not A rated in currys.
     
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    1500 quid for a fridge, has the world gone mad..........
     
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    The insulation is only part of it. With an upright freezer, cold air drops out and hot air rushes in, every time you open the door. That's why chest freezers are (and always will be) more economical to run.
     
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    i really rate LG, used to work in Currys about 2 years back, and the build quality on the kitchen applicances are superb, (obvious the really heap stuff liek hceap microwaves etc arent the best) thier washing machines and fridages are brillaint, A rated, very resonably priced and realy good value for money
     
  15. SanPedro

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    Sbowler


    That's pretty much the budget to middle end of the fridge spectrum mate. I've seen some fridges on the web selling for as much as £7K :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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    Good point. Places like comet stipulate that if you buy it and it dont fit then NO refund!!! :eek:
    Caused me a lot of headaches that did when I worked there!
     

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