The Lec R50052W Mini Fridge is ideal for providing extra refrigerated storage in your home. Table-top chilling Perfect for parties, the Lec R50052W offers 46 litres of cold storage space. With the...
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Good User Reviews
This LEC refrigerator has an average user rating of 89% based on 100 user reviews.
A few LEC R50052W reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was neat. This year Ben Purakel rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned “Neat, quiet--ideal for a small kitchen/ single person who does not want to freeze anything big”. J. F. Pye wrote in their LEC R50052W review “This is neat little fridge with a small freezer compartment that I keep on a workbench top to hold all the consumables I like most” . Lorna rated it 5 stars and she mentioned in her review “Very neat”.
A number of LEC R50052W reviewers thought it was good looking. L S wrote two years ago “Not noisy and pretty unobtrusive really” in their review. Vickie Cameron said on Amazon “It's quiet and looks stylish”.
One person concluded that it was well designed. N. C. Hill mentioned in their review of this fridge in October last year “By return service well packed this is super work surface table top fridge holds more than you would think with a well designed interior”.
A few customers who purchased it wrote that it was a good size. Two years ago Awpic scored the LEC R50052W 5 stars and mentioned “Very good size for a table top” in their review of this fridge. In the same month Harvey Frankel wrote on Amazon “Ideal size for a small room”. Joanna Walsh gave the product an excellent review and she mentioned on Amazon “Good size works well for my outbuilding perfect!”.
A number of customers reckoned that it was compact. Dp mentioned in their review of this fridge “The fridge is compact and efficient, just what I need” and scored the product 5 stars. K King wrote in their review of the LEC R50052W two years ago “Very good - a compact fridge that performs like a full size fridge” and gave it an excellent review score. Ms. F. C. Brown rated it as very good and wrote on Amazon “Small and compact” in their LEC R50052W review.
One LEC R50052W reviewer said in their reviews that the product was thin. Jimf wrote last year “It is rather thin and we feel its not safe enough to lie things down in the less deeper end (example”.
Good Product Quality
A few LEC R50052W owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said “Nice quality item well pleased” in their review of this fridge. Robin rated it 80 out of 100 and he wrote “Seems very good quality”. Samuel Craig he said “Bought for my mother in care home really good quality and very quiet running, good sapce inside, freezer compartment is sufficient for a few ices all round good quality”.
Acceptable Noise Level
A number of LEC R50052W owners who reviewed this fridge thought it was quiet. ... rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon “Usually a quiet beast only the gurgling of bubbling water as though from a scientist's bell-jar distinguishes this new fridge from my old LG fridge”. Alison Whitfield gave the product a very good review and she wrote on Amazon “It is very quiet so ideal for in a room you are sleeping” in her review of the LEC R50052W. Chris Instance mentioned in his LEC R50052W review on Amazon “The unit is very quiet and sits on the working top next to the microwave”.
A number of LEC R50052W reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was noisy. Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon last year “I have now had it for a few months and the noise it makes gently rocks me to sleep”. Chris gave this fridge a score of 4 stars and he mentioned in his LEC R50052W review on Amazon “Good quality and not too noisy”. Sue Mills wrote on Amazon “Not too noisy and easy to keep clean” in her review.
Several LEC R50052W reviewers considered that the LEC R50052W was good value for money. In October last year Amazon Customer wrote in their review “Very good for the price”. Duncan Alasdair Lunan mentioned “It was well packaged, arrived on time and was a good price”. Jerrrry mentioned on Amazon “Apart from that, good value for the money.I would recomend” in their review of the LEC R50052W.
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A Best Selling Product
According to sales data from Amazon, the R50052W is a popular choice amongst customers who bought fridges in the last 3 months.
Several customers who bought it thought it had good shelves. Jimf mentioned on Amazon “A carton on milk - its likely to fall out) The 'stand up` part of the shelf is fine though” in their LEC R50052W review. Middleton Man wrote “Very useful shelf and general organization of the interior”.
One customer mentioned that it had good storage. Zac Goodman wrote in their review “Keeps all items stored in fridge very cold relatively silent does not take to much space up decent storage capacity good value”. One LEC R50052W reviewer thought this fridge had good compartments.
Running Costs Are Low
The energy efficiency rating of this LEC refrigerator is A+. The average 24 year running cost of the R50052W is £250 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more economic to run fridges of a comparable age and type.
Several LEC R50052W owners said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Three years ago Vb mentioned on Amazon “Instructions made it easy, received promptly” in their LEC R50052W review and scored the product 5 stars.
One LEC R50052W owner mentioned in their reviews that the LEC R50052W was strong and durable. Pincho Paxton said “So I dropped a star” and rated it 4 stars. One person who reviewed it considered that it was well made. C. J. Carter scored the LEC R50052W very highly and said on Amazon in October “It is well made and has a very decent capacity” in their review of this fridge.
LEC Has Good Refrigerator Reviews
LEC is one of the superior fridge manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and LEC also has good ratings for its Freestanding refrigerators.
Easy to Use
One LEC R50052W owner mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold.
Fridges of a comparable type and age to the R50052W have widths of between 380mm and 1,800mm, and the average width is 580mm. At only 472 millimeters, the R50052W is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec fridges that have been available for a comparable time to the R50052W.
Alternative fridges with a wider width that you might want to look at include the PKM LA 93[plb_2645234_price] (445mm).
Freestanding refrigerators that have been around for around the same time as the R50052W have depths of between 320mm and 800mm. With a depth of only 450 millimeters, the LEC R50052W is one of the shallower refrigerators of this spec and age amongst Freestanding refrigerators of this age.
If you would consider a refrigerator with a deeper depth then you might want to look at the PKM LA 93[plb_2645234_price] (515mm).
The average weight of Freestanding refrigerators that are a comparable age to the R50052W is 50kg. The R50052W is one of the lighter fridges of a similar spec and age to the R50052W (only 16 kilograms) amongst Freestanding refrigerators of this age.
The average height of fridges that are a similar age to the R50052W is 1,300mm. With a height of only 492 millimeters, the R50052W is very short compared to most of the other Freestanding refrigerators that were released more than two years ago.
If you are not bothered about having a taller height then you might want to look at the PKM LA 93[plb_2645234_price] (845mm).
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Recent Price Increase of £4.93
In the last fortnight the R50052W has increased in price by £4.93.
Only One Shelves/baskets
The R50052W is a one shelves/baskets fridge.
Quite Small Total Gross Capacity
The total gross capacities of refrigerators that came out around the same time as the R50052W range from 46L to 480L. When compared to other fridges of a comparable age and type to the R50052W, the LEC R50052W's total gross capacity of only 46 liters is one of the smallest.
Very Small Net Capacity
The R50052W has one of the smaller net capacities (only 46 liters) amongst similar spec refrigerators of this age. Refrigerators of this age and spec have net capacities of between 14L and 400L.
If you are looking for a bigger net capacity then you might also want to look at the Husky EL202[plb_2962373_price] (49L), or the Logik LTT68S12[plb_2962377_price] (68L).
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Quite Small Gross Capacity
The average gross capacity of refrigerators of this age and type is 280L. When compared to other fridges of a comparable type and age to the R50052W, the LEC R50052W's gross capacity of only 46 liters is one of the smallest.
Very Small Total Net Capacity
Fridges that are a similar age to the R50052W have total net capacities of between 22L and 430L. The R50052W has one of the smaller total net capacities (only 46 liters) amongst Freestanding refrigerators of this age.
Does Not Have a Water Dispenser
Most refrigerators that are a similar age to the R50052W do not have a water dispenser. The LEC R50052W is no exception to this as it too does not have a water dispenser.
Very Loud Noise Level
The noise level of the R50052W of 48 decibels is one of the loudest amongst fridges of this type and age. The noise levels of fridges of this age and type range from 29dB to 48dB, and the average noise level is 40dB.
If you would consider a refrigerator with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the PKM LA 93[plb_2645234_price] (42dB).
1 Other reason to consider the LEC R50052W
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this LEC fridge was released.
I have bought three of these fridges, The fridge part is OK but the ice box is not. It doesn't freeze very well, the door falls off and then it ices itself up massively and then drips. With the... Read more…
Very good fridge, but was aiming to put it under a worktop in a caravan, but on reading instructions you need about a foot behind and above fridge, so no good for me. Good if you want to put on... Read more…
I was concerned that this wouldn`t be cold enough (from past experiences), but it keeps things just as cold as a normal fridge and that`s with not having the thermostat at it`s highest. Also very... Read more…
This is an excellent little refrigerator. It is an actual refrigerator and not a Peltier-based cooler. It is well made and has a very decent capacity, and I expect it to last a good while. Very... Read more…
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