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12 Reasons For
A number of people said that it had good drawers. Janet Light wrote in her review of this fridge freezer on Amazon “I find the pull out drawers good and both hold a large amount of food”. One Hotpoint FFU 4 owner wrote in their reviews that it had good shelves. Badwolf mentioned on Amazon “Plenty of shelving space”.
One customer who reviewed the Hotpoint FFU 4 concluded that it had good compartments. Amazon Customer wrote two years ago “The fridge compartment is great” in their review of the Hotpoint FFU 4.
Easy to Use
Some Hotpoint FFU 4 reviewers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Two years ago Caz rated it as very good and said on Amazon “Brilliant quality looks great and ease of use”. Caz also mentioned “Freezer drawers wonderful and handy”.
Five Hotpoint FFU 4 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Hotpoint FFU 4 was good looking. A few weeks ago Andy Watkins wrote on Amazon “The likelihood of leaving a draw half an inch out is pretty remote”. Andy Watkins also wrote “Likewise the fridge doors close pretty solidly too”. Janet Light scored the product 5 stars and she wrote in her Hotpoint FFU 4 review on Amazon last year “Not having the room in my kitchen for a full width American style one I decided on this one”.
One person said in their reviews that the Hotpoint FFU 4 was a good design.
One person wrote in their reviews that this fridge freezer was good value for money. Mr. Christopher Watson mentioned in his Hotpoint FFU 4 review on Amazon “Save your money!” but in spite of that he gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.
One customer who purchased it considered that it was cheap. Andy Watkins gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned this year “Got it on special offer for less than £470 i think including delivery though i paid an extra £15 to have the old one removed” in his Hotpoint FFU 4 review.
One customer who purchased it thought it was a good width. One Hotpoint FFU 4 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was tall. Andy Watkins gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Hotpoint FFU 4 in October “It is quite tall and rather deep”.
Good Product Quality
One Hotpoint FFU 4 reviewer who purchased the Hotpoint FFU 4 concluded that it was good quality.
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Good Defrost Function
One customer reckoned that it had a good defrost feature. Badwolf wrote “The is a defrost section” in their review of this fridge freezer.
Hotpoint Has Good Reviews for Its Fridges
Based on 254 expert and owner reviews, Hotpoint has good reviews for its fridges. However, Hotpoint has only ok reviews for its fridge freezers.
Has an Icemaker
Unlike most of the other fridges of this age and type which do not have an icemaker, the Hotpoint FFU 4 has an icemaker.
Alternative fridges with an icemaker currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Daewoo FRAX22B3[plb_2662537_price], the Bosch KGW36XL30G[plb_2662516_price], or the Samsung RB29FSRNDSA[plb_2662661_price].
Two Vegetable Drawers
The Hotpoint FFU 4 is a two vegetable drawer fridge.
Quite Large Total Gross Capacity
Across all the fridge freezers that have been available for around the same time as the FFU 4 the total gross capacity range from 6.1L to 18,000L, and the average total gross capacity is 420L. At 470 liters, the Hotpoint FFU 4 has a fairly large total gross capacity compared to most of the other fridge freezers that were launched around the same time as the FFU 4.
Fairly Big Gross Freezer Capacity
Fridge freezers of this age and spec have gross freezer capacities of between 14L and 270L. At 156 liters, the Hotpoint FFU 4 has a fairly big gross freezer capacity compared to most of the other fridge freezers that are a comparable age to the FFU 4.
14 Reasons Against
Owner Reviews Are Poor
On average, FFU 4 owners rated this fridge 56 out of 100. This Hotpoint fridge in the bottom 25% of all the fridge freezers of this age and type when ranked by user rating.
Unacceptable Noise Level
Four customers who reviewed it concluded that it was not noisy. Badwolf wrote on Amazon “Great for fresh only, very noisy” in their Hotpoint FFU 4 review and gave the Hotpoint FFU 4 a score of 60 out of 100. Badwolf also said “It's motor will start up at random times loudly then will switch off”. Janet Light mentioned “Said it was noisy did not have their fridge freezer on level ground”.
Several people said in their reviews that the Hotpoint FFU 4 was not reliable.
One customer who reviewed this fridge freezer concluded that it was not strong and durable. Andy Watkins wrote in October “Having proper heavy duty pull out draws is much better than the more traditional door with flimsy portable draws inside you then pull out”.
One Hotpoint FFU 4 reviewer concluded that the product did not have good customer support. Missusn gave the product a score of 1 stars and wrote on Amazon “Noisy, Dangerous and horrendous customer support”.
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Does Not Have a Water Dispenser
The Hotpoint FFU 4 does not have a water dispenser. Most of the other comparable spec fridges that have been on the market for a similar time to the FFU 4 also do not have a water dispenser.
We think you might also be interested in other fridge freezers which also have a water dispenser including the Bosch KGW36XL30G[plb_2662516_price], the LG GSL325PVYV[plb_2662623_price], or the Beko ASD 241[plb_2662481_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Water Filter
The Hotpoint FFU 4 does not have a water filter. Most of the other comparable spec fridges that came out more than two years ago also do not have a water filter.
Does Not Have an Air Filter
The Hotpoint FFU 4 does not have an air filter, although keep in mind that most of the other fridge freezers of a comparable age and spec to the FFU 4 also do not have an air filter.
Does Not Feature Ice Crushing
The Hotpoint FFU 4 does not feature ice crushing, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other fridge freezers that have been on the market for more than two years also do not feature ice crushing.
Does Not Have a Super Cool Function
Most fridges of a comparable type and age to the FFU 4 do not have a super cool function. The Hotpoint FFU 4 is no exception to this as it too does not have a super cool function.
Does Not Have an AntiBacteria Function
Most fridge freezers of a similar type and age to the FFU 4 do not have an AntiBacteria function. The Hotpoint FFU 4 is no exception to this as it too does not have an AntiBacteria function.
Does Not Have a Humidifier Function
Most fridge freezers that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a humidifier function. The Hotpoint FFU 4 is no exception to this as it too does not have a humidifier function.
Only Three Fridge Shelves Baskets
The Hotpoint FFU 4 is a three fridge shelve basket fridge.
Only Three Door Balconies
The Hotpoint FFU 4 is a three door balcony fridge. Most of the other fridge freezers of a comparable age and spec to the FFU 4 have between two and six door balconies.
The weights of fridges of a similar type and age to the FFU 4 range from 26kg to 170kg. The Hotpoint FFU 4 is fairly heavy (98 kilograms) compared to most of the other fridges of a comparable type and age to the FFU 4.
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Running Costs Are Average
The FFU 4 is typical compared to the other 262 fridge freezers of a comparable type and age that we have analysed for 24 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 24 year running cost of the FFU 4 is £924.
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when Hotpoint released the FFU 4.
We bought the 2 door version of this which is the same technology. We bought this appliance 14 months ago. It has made odd noises and over or under cooled since pretty much the day we got it.... Read more…
Well i was rather surprised to read all the other reviews saying how terrible this was. I intended to write a review saying it was the best fridge freezer i have ever had!
I can't comment on... Read more…
Reviewed 30 December 2015 by Mr. Christopher Watson
Whilst it is big and a good looking addition to your kitchen the freezer is quite frankly awful and the fact it had a spot on watchdog for a dangerous electrical problem with the left fridge door... Read more…
Fridge is a decent size, big enough for a family. Freezer is a decent size although we need a chest freezer as well for bulk items. Delivery was quick and well done.
Overall a great product and... Read more…
I live abroad so I bought this fridge / freezer through Amazon Fr. My old Hotpoint half and half fridge freezer was 16 years old and I have been extremely pleased with it so thought I would buy... Read more…
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