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Good Owner Reviews
Users have rated this LEC fridge on average 88 out of 100. This puts this Undercounter refrigerator in the top 1% of all the fridges of this spec and age when ranked by average owner review score.
Very Low Running Costs
The energy efficiency classification of this LEC fridge is A+, and the average running cost of the L5010W is £250 over 24 years based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the cheapest to run Undercounter refrigerators that were released more than two years ago.
Four LEC L5010W reviewers who reviewed the LEC L5010W concluded that it was good value for money. Churchpolly mentioned “This is a lovely fridge and extremely good value at the price” in their review. Jimmy Boy mentioned “Money wise well pleased all round” in his review. Jimmy Boy also wrote “Great price”.
Acceptable Noise Level
A number of LEC L5010W reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was quiet. Backstopbob mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Is almost silent in operation” in their review of the LEC L5010W and scored it very highly. Mr. J. R. Slatcher mentioned in their review of the LEC L5010W in the same month “Spacious, quiet and efficient”. Mrs C wrote three years ago “Really pleased with both purchases, nice and quiet, look good next to each other”.
A few people reckoned that the LEC L5010W was good looking. Churchpolly mentioned in their review on Amazon “It keeps the food beautifully cold even at the lowest setting”. Churchpolly also mentioned “Simply waited for them to come into fashion as "shabby chic!”.
LEC Has Good Reviews for Its Fridges
LEC is one of the superior fridge manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and LEC also has good reviews for its Undercounter refrigerators.
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One LEC L5010W owner who purchased it concluded that it had good shelves. Two years ago Mr. J. R. Slatcher scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The shelves are easily adjusted, as is the temperature control”.
One LEC L5010W reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the LEC L5010W was a good size. Steve gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said “Good size fridge”.
One customer considered that this fridge was reliable. S C Badcock Mrs S C Badcock said “Fridge replaced older model which was very reliable so thought I would stay with same brand !”.
At only 540 millimeters, the LEC L5010W is fairly shallow compared to most of the other fridges of this type and age. The shallowest fridge of this age and type is 470mm deep and the deepest is 640mm.
Refrigerators with a deeper depth that might also be worth considering include the Essentials CUL55W12[plb_2962382_price] (574mm), or the LEC R5010W[plb_2962384_price] (574mm) which is also cheaper.
Undercounter refrigerators that have been around for a comparable time to the L5010W have widths of between 440mm and 600mm. At only 501 millimeters, the LEC L5010W is quite narrow compared to most of the other fridges that were released more than two years ago.
Alternative 501mm wide refrigerators currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper refrigerators such as the LEC R5010W[plb_2962384_price].
Other fridges with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Essentials CUR50W12[plb_2962376_price] (494mm and cheaper).
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£10.00 Price Increase
In the last 35 days the L5010W has increased in price by £10.00.
Does Not Have a Water Dispenser
Most fridges that are a similar age to the L5010W do not have a water dispenser. The LEC L5010W is no exception to this as it too does not have a water dispenser.
Quite Small Gross Capacity
With a gross capacity of only 115 liters, the LEC L5010W has one of the smaller gross capacities amongst refrigerators of this age. The smallest gross capacity of refrigerators that have been available for a similar time to the L5010W is 46L and the biggest is 160L.
Quite Small Total Gross Capacity
The total gross capacities of fridges that have been on the market for more than two years range from 46L to 160L, and the average total gross capacity is 120L. At only 115 liters, the LEC L5010W has a quite small total gross capacity compared to most of the other Undercounter refrigerators that were released more than two years ago.
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4 Other reasons to consider the LEC L5010W
Released Over Three Years Ago
This Undercounter refrigerator has been on the market for over three years.
Average Noise Level
At 40 decibels, the LEC L5010W has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other Undercounter refrigerators that have been around for more than two years.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 40dB noise level fridges currently available including the LEC R5010W[plb_2962384_price] which is cheaper.
Other refrigerators with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the TFAA 10 S[pl_2962381_price] (39dB), or the TFAA 10[pl_2962378_price] (39dB) both from Indesit.
The LEC L5010W has a pretty average height (845 millimeters) compared to most of the other refrigerators of a comparable age and spec to the L5010W.
There are a number of other 845mm high refrigerators currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper fridges such as the Essentials CUL55W12[plb_2962382_price], or the LEC R5010W[plb_2962384_price].
Fridges with a taller height that might also be worth considering include the Indesit TFAA 10[plb_2962378_price] (850mm).
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Average Net Capacity
The LEC L5010W has a relatively average net capacity (112 liters) compared to most of the other fridges of a similar spec and age to the L5010W.
If you are looking for a fridge with a bigger net capacity then you might also want to look at the Hoover HFOE54[plb_2962389_price] (113L), or the Indesit DLAA50[plb_2962393_price] (126L).
Very small inside compared to the one it was replacing which had same outside dimensions. No egg rack! Makes funny noises from time to time but hopefully these will settle down as only set up 2... Read more…
I was desperate - weather of 29 degrees and fridge not working! Ordered the fridge and freezer together and was delivered as promised within 5 days. Really pleased with both purchases, nice and... Read more…
This is a lovely fridge and extremely good value at the price. A+ electricity rating is nice to have and it keeps the food beautifully cold even at the lowest setting. One slight niggle I suppose... Read more…
This was bought as a secondary fridge to keep in the garage. We use it when we entertain and also to store all those 2 for 3 products that we can't fit in our home fridge. A good sized fridge at a... Read more…
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Running this fridge over 10 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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