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Eleven Hotpoint RFAA 52 owners considered that this fridge freezers was good value for money. Amazon Customer said in their review of this fridge freezers “Great product excellent value for your money”. Amazon Customer also said “Good value for money”. Annalovesmavis wrote in their review “The price is so reasonable for such an efficient product” and rated it 99 out of 100.
Several Hotpoint RFAA 52 owners who bought it thought it was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer said “Cheaply made” but in spite of that only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “It is cheap weak plastic”. Red0209 wrote in their review on Amazon “If you're wanting a medium-sized, cheap, pretty good fridge freezer, this will do the job” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.
A few Hotpoint RFAA 52 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this fridge freezers was good looking. Two years ago Alisongambia wrote on Amazon “Nice looking fridge”. Amazon Customer said “Nice and stylish good storage space with a nice glossy finish” in their review of this fridge freezers. Annalovesmavis mentioned in their review on Amazon “Its very stylish” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.
One person who bought this fridge freezers thought it was neat. In August last year Linda mentioned “Like the fact that the fridge is on top, rather than the other way round, neat, stylish, just looks great” in her Hotpoint RFAA 52 review and scored it 5 stars.
The RFAA 52 is a popular choice of fridge freezer.
Easy to Use
One person who reviewed the product thought it performed as expected. Mr. Robert Cook said on Amazon “It does exactly what it says on the tin and, in my opinion, you can always trust a Hotpoint” in his Hotpoint RFAA 52 review. One customer wrote that it was easy to setup. Mr. Brittain said “Easy to set up and fast delivery” in their review.
One Hotpoint RFAA 52 reviewer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was easy to use. Angus Macdonald scored the product 99 out of 100 and wrote “Excellent fridge, quiet, looks nice and practical for smaller kitchens” in their Hotpoint RFAA 52 review.
Two customers considered that the product had good storage. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Hotpoint RFAA 52 “Nice and stylish good storage space with a nice glossy finish”. Davide Verissimo wrote on Amazon “This Fridge it's good have a nice look a very good fizer storage and a good fridge space”.
Two customers said in their reviews that this fridge freezers had good shelves. Elisa scored it 5 stars and she said in her review of this fridge freezers on Amazon “And I like the glass shelves”. One person considered that it had good drawers. Red0209 wrote “There are four freezer drawers.” in their review.
Easy to Clean
Two people considered that this fridge freezers was easy to clean. Two years ago Denise J Anderson said “Easy to clean to” in her Hotpoint RFAA 52 review.
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One person who reviewed it considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Jane mentioned in her review of the Hotpoint RFAA 52 on Amazon “My fridge is still broken”. One Hotpoint RFAA 52 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. C. Love wrote in their Hotpoint RFAA 52 review on Amazon “If you want a reliable fridge/freezer, don't buy this one!”.
Several Hotpoint RFAA 52 owners who purchased the product considered that it was a good size. Richard Mark O'brien said “Great product and price, good size for a small family” in his review.
Owner Reviews Are Good
RFAA 52 owners on average rated this fridge 82%.
Hotpoint has good average reviews for its small total net capacity fridge freezers as well as across its entire fridge freezer range compared to other brands.
Fairly Large Net Freezer Capacity
The RFAA 52 has a quite large net freezer capacity (84 liters) compared to most of the other fridges of a comparable age and type to the RFAA 52. Fridges that came out around the same time as the RFAA 52 have net freezer capacities of between 12L and 120L.
The Hotpoint RFAA 52 is a two vegetable drawer fridge.
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Quite Small Net Fridge Capacity
Fridges that came out around the same time as the RFAA 52 have net fridge capacities of between 61L and 220L. With a net fridge capacity of only 150 liters, the RFAA 52 has a quite small net fridge capacity compared to most of the other similar spec fridges that were released one year ago.
There are a number of other 150L net fridge capacity fridges currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Hotpoint NRFAA 50 (£197.98).
One person considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Amazon Customer said last year “Pay for a replacement part and communication works, complain and no help” and gave it a score of 20 out of 100.
Unacceptable Noise Level
Some Hotpoint RFAA 52 reviewers who reviewed this fridge freezers reckoned that it was not noisy. Claire Brown rated the product 20 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “I would not recommend it, unless it is intended for a utility room as it is incredibly noisy” in their review of this fridge freezers. G Simpson wrote “My only problem was that it was rather more noisy than my other one.” in their review of this fridge freezers. Jayne Thomas wrote in her review of this fridge freezers last year “The sound is a little noisy” but even so still scored this fridge freezers 4 stars.
Recent Price Increase of £45.00
The price of the RFAA 52 increased by £45.00 yesterday.
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Only Two Fridge Shelves Baskets
Most fridge freezers of a similar age and spec to the RFAA 52 have between one and five fridge shelves baskets, including the Hotpoint RFAA 52 which has two fridge shelves baskets.
Does Not Have a Super Cool Function
Like most of the other fridges of this age and type, the RFAA 52 does not have a super cool function.
We think you might also be interested in other fridges which also have a super cool function including the Hotpoint NRFAA 50 (£197.98) which also has a higher Rating.
Quite Small Fridge Gross Capacity
The RFAA 52 has one of the smaller fridge gross capacities (only 155 liters) amongst fridge freezers of this age. Across all the similar spec fridge freezers that were launched more than a year ago the fridge gross capacities range from 62L to 280L, and the average fridge gross capacity is 170L.
Does Not Have an Icemaker
Like most of the other fridges of a comparable age and spec to the RFAA 52, the RFAA 52 does not have an icemaker.
We compared this fridge freezer to all the other fridge freezers with an icemaker and we think the Hotpoint NRFAA 50 (£197.98) is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Humidifier Function
Like most of the other fridges that are a comparable age to the RFAA 52, the RFAA 52 does not have a humidifier function.
Does Not Feature Ice Crushing
Like most of the other small total net capacity fridge freezers that were released more than a year ago, the Hotpoint RFAA 52 does not feature ice crushing.
Does Not Have a Water Filter
Most fridge freezers that came out around the same time as the RFAA 52 do not have a water filter. The RFAA 52 is no exception to this as it too does not have a water filter.
Does Not Have an AntiBacteria Function
The RFAA 52 does not have an AntiBacteria function, although it is worth noting that most of the other small total net capacity fridge freezers that were released around the same time as the RFAA 52 also do not have an AntiBacteria function.
Does Not Have an Air Filter
The RFAA 52 does not have an air filter. Most of the other fridges that have been available for more than a year also do not have an air filter.
Does Not Have a Water Dispenser
The RFAA 52 does not have a water dispenser. Most of the other fridges of this spec and age also do not have a water dispenser.
It is worth also looking at alternative fridge freezers which also have a water dispenser including the LEC TS55174WTD (£233.99).
Quite Loud Noise Level
The noise levels of fridges of this age and type range from 32dB to 47dB. With a noise level of 44 decibels, the RFAA 52 has one of the louder noise levels amongst small total net capacity fridge freezers of this age.
Fridge freezers with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Beko CT 5381 APW (£197.00) (43dB and cheaper).
6 Other reasons to consider the Hotpoint RFAA 52
Running Costs Are OK
The energy efficiency rating of this fridge is A+, and based on average energy prices we estimate that the RFAA 52 will cost £602 over 24 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 152 fridge freezers of a comparable type and age.
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Hotpoint released the RFAA 52.
At 1,740 millimeter, the Hotpoint RFAA 52 has a pretty standard height compared to most of the other small total net capacity fridge freezers that were released more than a year ago.
With a width of 540 millimeters, the RFAA 52 has a relatively standard width compared to most of the other small total net capacity fridge freezers that have been on the market for around the same time as the RFAA 52.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 540mm wide fridge freezers currently available including cheaper fridge freezers such as the Candy CSC 1365 (£120.00).
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