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Hotpoint RLFM171
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Hotpoint RLFM171G Fridge

Freestanding Upright 342L 1,750mm May 2015
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Keep your food fresher and safer for longer. Keeps your food fresher for longer and protects your family with a special anti-bacterial coating on the inner walls that kills bacteria and mould. More
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7 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

One Hotpoint RLFM171 owner who purchased it wrote that it was good value for money. Bob said on Amazon “Arrived very promptly, good delivery, very competitive price” and rated it 5 stars.

Good Size

One person wrote that the product was a good size. Bob gave it an excellent review score and he mentioned on Amazon “Fridge good size, really good”.


Several Hotpoint RLFM171 reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Cv Reid wrote “The light has broken” but even so they gave it a rating of 1 stars. Film Fan wrote on Amazon “Mine has broken after just 4 months of use” in their review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Hotpoint RLFM171 reviewer reckoned that the product was quiet. Two years ago Barbara Steward wrote on Amazon “It keeps the food cold and runs quietly.” in her review of this fridge nonetheless she only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Superior Storage

One person said in their reviews that the Hotpoint RLFM171 had good storage. Cv Reid mentioned in their review on Amazon “It is not a robust item, which is a shame because it has spacious storage”. One person mentioned in their reviews that it had good drawers. Cv Reid said on Amazon in October this year “The plastic chiller drawer cracked easily” nonetheless they gave the product a score of 1 stars.

Two Number of Vegetable Drawers

Most of the other refrigerators of this type and age only have one number of vegetable drawer, however the RLFM171 has two number of vegetable drawers.

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Very Large Total Gross Capacity

Fridges of this spec and age have total gross capacities of between 120L and 350L. When compared to other Freestanding fridges that are a similar age to the RLFM171, the Hotpoint RLFM171's total gross capacity of 346 liters is one of the largest.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Owner Reviews

On average, based on 24 owner reviews the average owner rating of this fridge is 43%. Owners aren't convinced by this refrigerator.

Poor Design

Six Hotpoint RLFM171 owners said that the Hotpoint RLFM171 was not a good design. Film Fan said “Very poor handle design” and scored the Hotpoint RLFM171 1 stars. Film Fan also wrote “The handle is a very poor design”. Johnsnotes said in their review of this fridge on Amazon “The design is awful” and scored it 1 stars.

Hotpoint Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Fridges

Hotpoint Freestanding fridges have unexceptional reviews on average and across all fridges Hotpoint is one of the ok brands.

Price Increase of £35.00

In the last few days the price of the RLFM171 has increased by £35.00.

Running Costs Are Very High

Whilst the efficiency rating of this refrigerator is A+, the RLFM171 is in the most expensive 19% of all 64 fridges of this age and type that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the RLFM171 will cost £334 over 24 years to run.


Does Not Have a Water Dispenser

Like most of the other Freestanding fridges that have been on the market for more than a year, the RLFM171 does not have a water dispenser.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 43 decibels, the RLFM171 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other refrigerators of a comparable age and type to the RLFM171. The quietest noise level of fridges that were released one year ago is 33dB and the loudest is 43dB.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the TL55144[pl_2812884_price] (40dB), or the L6014[pl_2808042_price] (41dB) both from LEC or the AEG S51600TSW2[plb_2803419_price] (38dB) which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Hotpoint RLFM171

Released Over a Year Ago

This Freestanding refrigerator has been on the market for over a year.

Average Net Capacity

The RLFM171 has a relatively average net capacity (342 liters) compared to most of the other Freestanding fridges that have been on the market for around the same time as the RLFM171.

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Average Height

At 1,750 millimeter, the Hotpoint RLFM171 has a fairly standard height compared to most of the other comparable spec fridges that have been available for a similar time to the RLFM171.

Fridges with a taller height that might be worth considering include the TL 546AP[pl_2810908_price] (1,455mm), or the TL 577AP[pl_2810924_price] (1,770mm) both from Beko or the LEC TL55144[plb_2812884_price] (1,420mm) which is also higher rated.

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Reversible Door
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Net Capacity
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Multi-Airflow System
Defrost Function
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Interior Light
Technical Details
AntiBacteria Function
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Anti-Bacterial Function

User Reviews

Reviewed 19 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

This fridge is just what I won'ted ,it's great .

Reviewed 14 May 2016 by CV Reid

If you are thinking of buying this fridge, then make sure that you also buy at least one spare door handle. Three have broken in the past eighteen months on our fridge, with normal family use. The... Read more…

Reviewed 23 December 2015 by Film Fan

As another reviewer said, the handle is a very poor design. Mine has broken after just 4 months of use. Not great.

Reviewed 19 December 2015 by Johnsnotes

This is the worst fridge I have ever owned. The design is awful. The first one lasted 18 months and was replaced under a domestic appliance insurance. The replacement lasted four months. The main... Read more…

Reviewed 19 November 2015 by Jason Jenkins
(Verified Purchase)

The order was delivered as per the suppliers confirmation and I was pleased with that. However: the appliance was not unpacked by the delivery team and when I unpacked it later on that evening the... Read more…

Reviewed 18 February 2015 by Bob
(Verified Purchase)

Arrived very promptly, good delivery, very competitive price. Fridge good size, really good.

Door handle keeps breaking. They changed the design but it still breaks. Their 5 year guarantee covers parts but not labour, so to change a door handle which takes 1 minute and is completely... Read more…

Reviewed 29 September 2014 by P Rob | 11 Comments

I am sure the product is fine when it works but when you have a problem do not expect to get anything like half decent customer service from Hotpoint. When this arrived it had a very noisy motor... Read more…

Reviewed 13 August 2014 by Lin
(Verified Purchase)

Actually this was cancelled so cant rate it!!! sorry...

Reviewed 12 July 2014 by Barbara Steward | 11 Comments

The fridge does what it is supposed to do, it keeps the food cold and runs quietly. But we are now on our third handle, the first two have broken at the same point just above the two screw holes... Read more…

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Total running cost over 10 years £333.70
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Running this fridge over 10 years will generate 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 43 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers labour rlfm171, labour rlfm171g, labour rlfm171p, hotpoint rlfm171, hotpoint rlfm171p

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