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Essentials CUC50W15

Essentials CUC50W15 Fridge Freezer

£149.99
£109.99 £40.00 cheaper than 49 days ago
85L 480mm 850mm Freestanding Jul 2013
Total Net Capacity Width Height Case Design Release Date
Convenient and compact, the Essentials CUC50W15 Fridge Freezer is ideal for small kitchens. Featuring a total storage capacity of 85 litres, the CUC50W15 is perfect for stocking up on daily... More
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5 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

This fridge freezer has an efficiency rating of A+. The CUC50W15 is in the cheapest 6% of all 406 fridge freezers of this spec and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the CUC50W15 will cost £386 over 24 years to run.

Short

At only 850 millimeters, the CUC50W15 is very short compared to most of the other small total net capacity fridge freezers that are a similar age to the CUC50W15. Across all the small total net capacity fridge freezers that came out around the same time as the CUC50W15 the heights range from 400mm to 2,100mm, and the average height is 1,600mm.

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Narrow

The average width of small total net capacity fridge freezers that have been available for a similar time to the CUC50W15 is 560mm. With a width of only 480 millimeters, the CUC50W15 is very narrow compared to most of the other fridge freezers that have been around for around the same time as the CUC50W15.

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Shallow

When compared to other fridges of this age and spec that we have checked, the CUC50W15's depth of only 520 millimeters is one of the shallowest. The shallowest fridge that is a comparable age to the CUC50W15 is 440mm deep, the deepest is 1,400mm, and the average depth is 580mm.

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Light

The weights of small total net capacity fridge freezers that have been on the market for more than two years range from 15kg to 99kg, and the average weight is 56kg. With a weight of only 24 kilograms, the Essentials CUC50W15 is very light compared to most of the other fridges of a similar spec and age to the CUC50W15.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Gross Capacity

When compared to other small total net capacity fridge freezers that came out more than two years ago, the Essentials CUC50W15's total gross capacity of only 87 liters is one of the smallest. The average total gross capacity of fridge freezers of a comparable age and spec to the CUC50W15 is 260L, and the total gross capacity range from 22L to 400L.

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Quite Small Fridge Gross Capacity

Across all the fridges of this age and spec the fridge gross capacities range from 62L to 1,900L. When compared to other fridges of this age and spec, the fridge gross capacity of the CUC50W15 of only 62 liters is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Gross Freezer Capacity

The average gross freezer capacity of small total net capacity fridge freezers that have been on the market for more than two years is 75L, and the gross freezer capacities range from 25L to 280L. When compared to other small total net capacity fridge freezers that have been around for a comparable time to the CUC50W15 that we have checked, the gross freezer capacity of the Essentials CUC50W15 of only 25 liters is one of the smallest.

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Quite Low Maximum Operating Temperature

At only 32 degrees celcius, the CUC50W15 has a quite low maximum operating temperature compared to most of the other fridge freezers of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec fridge freezers that were released more than two years ago the maximum operating temperatures range from 5°C to 43°C.

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Only Two Fridge Shelves Baskets

The Essentials CUC50W15 is a two fridge shelve basket fridge. Most of the other fridges that were launched more than two years ago have between two and eight fridge shelves baskets.

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Does Not Have a Super Cool Function

Like most of the other fridge freezers that have been on the market for more than two years, the CUC50W15 does not have a super cool function.

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Does Not Have a Water Filter

Most fridges of this age and spec do not have a water filter. The Essentials CUC50W15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a water filter.

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Does Not Have an Air Filter

Most similar spec fridges that have been available for around the same time as the CUC50W15 do not have an air filter. The CUC50W15 is no exception to this as it too does not have an air filter.

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Does Not Have a Water Dispenser

The Essentials CUC50W15 does not have a water dispenser. Most of the other small total net capacity fridge freezers that came out around the same time as the CUC50W15 also do not have a water dispenser.

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Does Not Have an Icemaker

The Essentials CUC50W15 does not have an icemaker, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec fridge freezers that have been available for around the same time as the CUC50W15 also do not have an icemaker.

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Does Not Feature Ice Crushing

The CUC50W15 does not feature ice crushing, although this is within the context that most of the other small total net capacity fridge freezers that are a comparable age to the CUC50W15 also do not feature ice crushing.

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Does Not Have an AntiBacteria Function

Most small total net capacity fridge freezers that are a similar age to the CUC50W15 do not have an AntiBacteria function. The CUC50W15 is no exception to this as it too does not have an AntiBacteria function.

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Does Not Have a Humidifier Function

The CUC50W15 does not have a humidifier function. Most of the other fridge freezers of a comparable age and spec to the CUC50W15 also do not have a humidifier function.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

At 42 decibels, the Essentials CUC50W15 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other fridges of this age and spec. The quietest noise level of small total net capacity fridge freezers that were released more than two years ago is 5dB and the loudest is 47dB.

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Fairly High Minimum Operating Temperature

At 16 degrees celcius, the CUC50W15 has a fairly high minimum operating temperature compared to most of the other small total net capacity fridge freezers that came out more than two years ago. The minimum operating temperatures of small total net capacity fridge freezers that are a similar age to the CUC50W15 range from -18°C to 61°C.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Essentials CUC50W15

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Essentials released the CUC50W15.

Average Storage Time During Power Failure

At 15 hours, the CUC50W15 has a pretty standard storage time during power failure compared to most of the other similar spec fridge freezers that have been around for around the same time as the CUC50W15.

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Specification

Design
Case Design
Colour
Shelve Material
Reversible Door
Performance
Total Net Capacity
Noise Level
Maximum Operating Temperature
Minimum Operating Temperature
Climate Class
Total Gross Capacity
Fridge
Interior Light
Fridge Shelve Basket
Fridge Automatic Defrost Function
Fridge Gross Capacity
Freezer
Storage Time During Power Failure
Gross Freezer Capacity
Ergonomics
Defrost Water Drain
Power
Annual Energy Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Weight & Dimensions
Width
Height
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Installation Compartment Height
Installation Compartment Depth
Required Installation Compartment Width
Width (with Door Open)
Other Features
Dimension
Operating Temperature Range
Installation Compartment Dimension
Thermostat
Defrost Function
Package Dimension

Running Cost

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Total running cost over 10 years £385.40
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Energy Rating
1.9T
Running this fridge freezer over 10 years will generate 1.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 50 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers CUC50W15

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