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
Owner Reviews Are Good
On average, people who bought this fridge rated it as 84%.
Across all fridges, the RLA36 is one the top selling products currently available for sale.
One Hotpoint RLA36 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Paul mentioned in his review of the Hotpoint RLA36 on Amazon in October last year “The bottom self to big cheap plastic and does crack” however despite that he only gave this fridge a rating of 1 stars.
Has a Water Dispenser
Unlike most of the other Freestanding refrigerators that have been available for a comparable time to the RLA36 which do not have a water dispenser, the Hotpoint RLA36 has a water dispenser.
With a height of only 850 millimeters, the Hotpoint RLA36 is one of the shorter comparable spec fridges that have been on the market for a similar time to the RLA36 amongst Freestanding refrigerators of this age. The average height of comparable spec refrigerators that were launched around the same time as the RLA36 is 1,400mm.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 850mm high refrigerators currently available including the LEC L6014[plb_2808042_price] which has better reviews.
Refrigerators with a taller height that might also be worth considering include the Beko TL 546AP[plb_2810908_price] (1,455mm), or the Haier HRZ-186AA[plb_2808033_price] (580mm) which is also cheaper.
5 Reasons Against
Hotpoint Only Has Unexceptional Refrigerator Reviews
Freestanding refrigerators built by Hotpoint have unexceptional reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all fridges (not just Freestanding refrigerators) and found that Hotpoint also has unexceptional reviews across its entire range.
Price Has Increased by £7.00
The RLA36 has increased in price by £7.00 in the last 60 days.
Only Two Shelves/basketss
The Hotpoint RLA36 is a two shelves/baskets refrigerator.
Quite Small Net Capacity
With a net capacity of only 146 liters, the Hotpoint RLA36 has one of the smaller net capacities amongst Freestanding refrigerators of this age. The smallest net capacity of Freestanding refrigerators that have been on the market for a similar time to the RLA36 is 32L, the biggest is 530L, and the average net capacity is 250L.
If you are looking for a refrigerator with a bigger net capacity then you might also want to consider the Zanussi ZRG16605WA[plb_2861185_price] (153L and higher rated).
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Quite Loud Noise Level
The noise levels of comparable spec fridges that are a similar age to the RLA36 range from 33dB to 43dB. With a noise level of 42 decibels, the Hotpoint RLA36 has one of the louder noise levels amongst fridges of this age.
Other fridges with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Beko TL 546AP[plb_2810908_price] (38dB and cheaper), or the Haier HRZ-186AA[plb_2808033_price] (41dB and cheaper); or the LEC L6014[plb_2808042_price] (41dB and higher rated).
4 Other reasons to consider the Hotpoint RLA36
OK Running Costs
This fridge has an energy efficiency classification of A+. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the RLA36 will cost £280 over 24 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 67 fridges of this age and type.
Released Over a Year Ago
Hotpoint released the RLA36 over a year ago.
With a depth of 620 millimeters, the Hotpoint RLA36 has a pretty average depth compared to most of the other similar spec refrigerators that have been available for a comparable time to the RLA36.
Refrigerators with a deeper depth that might also be worth looking at include the Haier HRZ-186AA[plb_2808033_price] (850mm), or the Beko TL 546AP[plb_2810908_price] (595mm) which is also cheaper.
+2 Other reasons
With a width of 590 millimeters, the Hotpoint RLA36 has a relatively typical width compared to most of the other comparable spec refrigerators that were released more than a year ago.
Alternative fridges with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Beko TL 546AP[plb_2810908_price] (545mm), or the Haier HRZ-186AA[plb_2808033_price] (550mm) which is also cheaper.
Number of Vegetable Drawer
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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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