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Essentials CTL55W15

Essentials CTL55W15 Fridge

Freestanding Upright 240L 1,430mm Jul 2013
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Stock up on all the family favourites with the Essentials CTL55W15 Tall Fridge. Thanks to its 240 litre storage capacity, you can find a place for everything after big weekly shops. Featuring five... More
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£30.00 Price Drop

In the last few weeks the CTL55W15 has dropped in price by £30.00.


Freestanding refrigerators that are a similar age to the CTL55W15 have depths of between 420mm and 800mm. The CTL55W15 is fairly shallow (only 580 millimeters) compared to most of the other Freestanding refrigerators that were released more than two years ago.

Fridges with a deeper depth that might be worth looking at include the Amica FC156.3 (566mm and cheaper).

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The widths of fridges that came out more than two years ago range from 400mm to 1,300mm. At only 550 millimeters, the CTL55W15 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other fridges of this spec and age.

If you would consider a refrigerator with a wider width then you might want to look at the Amica FC156.3 (546mm) which is also cheaper.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Water Dispenser

Like most of the other fridges of a similar age and type to the CTL55W15, the CTL55W15 does not have a water dispenser.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

Freestanding refrigerators that have been available for more than two years have noise levels of between 29dB and 48dB. With a noise level of 42 decibels, the CTL55W15 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other Freestanding refrigerators that are a similar age to the CTL55W15.

Refrigerators with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Amica VKS 15293 W (£152.17) (41dB and cheaper), the Melchioni Baretto (£120.00) (43dB and cheaper), or the Haier HRZ100AA (43dB and cheaper).

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Very Big Minimum Operating Temperature

At 18 degrees celcium, the CTL55W15 has a very big minimum operating temperature compared to most of the other refrigerators that have been on the market for around the same time as the CTL55W15. Similar spec fridges that are a comparable age to the CTL55W15 have minimum operating temperatures of between 10°C and 18°C.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Essentials CTL55W15

Running Costs Are OK

This Essentials fridge has an efficiency rating of A+, and the CTL55W15 is typical compared to the other 151 Freestanding refrigerators that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed for 24 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 24 year running cost of the CTL55W15 is £301.

Released Over Three Years Ago

Essentials released the CTL55W15 over three years ago.

Average Height

The CTL55W15 has a pretty average height (1,430 millimeter) compared to most of the other refrigerators of a comparable age and spec to the CTL55W15.

If you don't mind having a taller height then you might also want to look at the Amica VKS 15293 W (£152.17) (850mm and cheaper).

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Average Net Capacity

With a net capacity of 240 liters, the Essentials CTL55W15 has a fairly average net capacity compared to most of the other refrigerators of a comparable age and spec to the CTL55W15.

If you would prefer a bigger net capacity then you might also want to look at the Bosch KSV33VW30 (324L and cheaper).

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Total running cost over 10 years £300.59
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Running this fridge over 10 years will generate 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 39 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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