The RLA36G is an under counter freestanding fridge in a modern Graphite finish with 146l storage capacity which consists of 7 shelves and 1 large salad bin giving you flexibility to organise your...
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5 Reasons For
A Top Selling Fridge
The RLA36 is one the most popular refrigerator currently on the market.
One Hotpoint RLA36 owner who bought it reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Last year Paul wrote in his review of the Hotpoint RLA36 on Amazon “The bottom self to big cheap plastic and does crack”.
Owner Reviews Are Good
On average, people who bought this fridge rated it as 84 out of 100.
Has a Water Dispenser
The Hotpoint RLA36 has a water dispenser, unlike most of the other comparable spec refrigerators that were released around the same time as the RLA36 which do not have a water dispenser.
At only 850 millimeters, the Hotpoint RLA36 is fairly short compared to most of the other fridges of a comparable type and age to the RLA36. The heights of refrigerators of this age and type range from 500mm to 1,900mm, and the average height is 1,400mm.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 850mm high refrigerators currently available including because of it's better review score, the LEC L6014 (£169.00).
5 Reasons Against
We calculated the average ratings for all Hotpoint fridges and specifically for Hotpoint Freestanding refrigerators and found that in both cases Hotpoint had unexceptional ratings compared to other manufacturers.
Recent Price Increase of £15.01
The RLA36 has increased in price by £15.01 in the last fortnight.
Only Two Shelves/basketss
Most refrigerators of this type and age have between one and seven shelves/basketss, including the Hotpoint RLA36 which has two shelves/basketss.
Quite Small Net Capacity
With a net capacity of only 146 liters, the Hotpoint RLA36 has a quite small net capacity compared to most of the other fridges of a comparable age and type to the RLA36. The average net capacity of Freestanding refrigerators that were released around the same time as the RLA36 is 240L, and the net capacities range from 32L to 530L.
The quietest noise level of refrigerators that have been on the market for a comparable time to the RLA36 is 34dB, the loudest is 43dB, and the average noise level is 40dB. The Hotpoint RLA36 has one of the louder noise levels (42 decibels) amongst comparable spec fridges of this age.
4 Other reasons to consider the Hotpoint RLA36
OK Running Costs
The energy efficiency classification of this Freestanding fridge is A+. Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 24 year running cost of the RLA36 is £280, which is typical compared to the other 45 fridges of this age and spec.
Released Over a Year Ago
Hotpoint released the RLA36 over a year ago.
With a depth of 620 millimeters, the Hotpoint RLA36 has a fairly standard depth compared to most of the other refrigerators that are a comparable age to the RLA36.
+2 Other reasons
At 590 millimeters, the Hotpoint RLA36 has a fairly average width compared to most of the other fridges of this type and age.
Number of Vegetable Drawer
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Total running cost over 10 years
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Running this fridge over 10 years will generate 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 36 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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