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Essentials CUL48W13

Essentials CUL48W13 Fridge

Built-in 89L 840mm 480mm Feb 2014
Case Net Capacity Height Width Release Date
Compact but spacious, the Essentials CUL48W13 Undercounter Fridge is ideal for the family kitchen, providing storage for your chilled groceries. It will easily fit into your home and features an... More
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4 Reasons For

Very Short

The heights of refrigerators of a comparable type and age to the CUL48W13 range from 570mm to 2,200mm. With a height of only 840 millimeters, the CUL48W13 is one of the shorter Built-in fridges that have been around for around the same time as the CUL48W13 amongst similar spec refrigerators of this age.

If you would consider a refrigerator with a taller height then you might want to look at the K 4316X8 (£589.96) (820mm), or the K 4316X6 (£363.96) (820mm) both from Neff or the Liebherr UK 1720 (£514.69) (820mm).

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Narrow

The width of the CUL48W13 of only 480 millimeters is one of the narrowest amongst Built-in fridges that were launched around the same time as the CUL48W13. The widths of comparable spec refrigerators that have been on the market for a similar time to the CUL48W13 range from 380mm to 760mm.

If you are not concerned about having a wider width then you might want to look at the KIR41VS30 (£518.00) (538mm), or the KIR21VF30 (£416.34) (538mm) both from Bosch or the Siemens KI41RVF30 (538mm).

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Shallow

When compared to other Built-in fridges that are a comparable age to the CUL48W13, the CUL48W13's depth of only 500 millimeters is one of the shallowest. Across all the Built-in fridges that are a similar age to the CUL48W13 the depths range from 430mm to 630mm, and the average depth is 550mm.

Other refrigerators with a deeper depth that you might want to look at include the Amica EVKS 16172 (£172.73) (540mm), or the Beko LBI 3002 (£394.14) (535mm).

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Light

The average weight of similar spec fridges that were released around the same time as the CUL48W13 is 41kg, and the weights range from 13kg to 70kg. With a weight of only 22 kilograms, the CUL48W13 is very light compared to most of the other fridges of this age and spec.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Small Gross Capacity

The gross capacity of the CUL48W13 of only 91 liters is one of the smallest amongst Built-in fridges that are a similar age to the CUL48W13. The smallest gross capacity of Built-in fridges that were released more than two years ago is 15L and the biggest is 550L.

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Quite Small Total Gross Capacity

The total gross capacities of Built-in fridges that have been on the market for around the same time as the CUL48W13 range from 91L to 330L, and the average total gross capacity is 170L. When compared to other Built-in fridges that came out around the same time as the CUL48W13 that we have checked the total gross capacity of, the CUL48W13's total gross capacity of only 91 liters is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Net Capacity

The average net capacity of Built-in fridges that were launched more than two years ago is 190L. When compared to other comparable spec refrigerators that have been on the market for a similar time to the CUL48W13 that we have assessed the net capacity of, the CUL48W13's net capacity of only 89 liters is one of the smallest.

If you would prefer a bigger net capacity then you might want to consider the Zanussi ZQA14031DA (£287.99) (135.92088L).

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Does Not Have a Water Dispenser

Most similar spec refrigerators that have been around for around the same time as the CUL48W13 do not have a water dispenser. The Essentials CUL48W13 is no exception to this as it too does not have a water dispenser.

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Only Three Shelves/basketss

The Essentials CUL48W13 is a three shelves/baskets refrigerator.

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Very Loud Noise Level

Similar spec refrigerators that came out more than two years ago have noise levels of between 33dB and 44dB, and the average noise level is 37dB. At 44 decibels, the CUL48W13 has a very loud noise level compared to most of the other similar spec refrigerators that are a comparable age to the CUL48W13.

Refrigerators with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Kenwood KIL60W14 (£249.99) (43dB), or the Candy CIL 220 (£297.50) (43dB).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Essentials CUL48W13

Running Costs Are OK

The efficiency rating of this Essentials refrigerator is A+, and the average 24 year running cost of the CUL48W13 is £264 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 171 fridges of a similar type and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

Essentials released the CUL48W13 over two years ago.

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Total running cost over 10 years £263.20
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Energy Rating
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Running this fridge over 10 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
34
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 34 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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