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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17 Reasons For
Acceptable Noise Level
Several people who reviewed the LEC R50052W reckoned that it was quiet. ... mentioned 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”. In August last year Alison Whitfield gave the LEC R50052W a score of 99 out of 100 and she wrote on Amazon “It is very quiet so ideal for in a room you are sleeping”. Chris Instance gave it a rating of 99 out of 100 and he said last year “The unit is very quiet and sits on the working top next to the microwave” in his review of the LEC R50052W.
A few LEC R50052W owners wrote in their reviews that the product was noisy. Amazon Customer mentioned “I have now had it for a few months and the noise it makes gently rocks me to sleep”. Chris mentioned on Amazon “Good quality and not too noisy” in his review and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. L S said on Amazon “Not noisy and pretty unobtrusive really” in their review.
Fourteen LEC R50052W owners said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Amazon Customer said in their review of the LEC R50052W “Very good for the price”. Duncan Alasdair Lunan and he wrote in his LEC R50052W review on Amazon “It was well packaged, arrived on time and was a good price”. Jerrrry gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Apart from that, good value for the money.I would recomend”.
A number of LEC R50052W reviewers reckoned that the product was a good size. Awpic rated the product 5 stars and said “Very good size for a table top” in their review. Harvey Frankel said “Ideal size for a small room” in his LEC R50052W review and scored the product 5 stars. Joanna Walsh said on Amazon this month “Good size works well for my outbuilding perfect!” and scored this fridges 99 out of 100.
Several customers considered that the product was compact. Dp rated this fridges 99 out of 100 and wrote “The fridge is compact and efficient, just what I need” in their LEC R50052W review. Two years ago K King wrote on Amazon “Very good - a compact fridge that performs like a full size fridge” in their review of the LEC R50052W. Ms. F. C. Brown said on Amazon “Small and compact” in their LEC R50052W review.
One LEC R50052W reviewer concluded that it was thin. Jimf said on Amazon in August last year “It is rather thin and we feel its not safe enough to lie things down in the less deeper end (example” in their review.
Good Product Quality
A few LEC R50052W reviewers concluded that the LEC R50052W was good quality. Amazon Customer said “Nice quality item well pleased” in their review of the LEC R50052W. C. J. Carter said in their review of this fridges a few weeks ago “It is well made and has a very decent capacity”. Last year Chris scored this fridges 4 stars and he said “Good quality and not too noisy”.
Four customers wrote in their reviews that the product was neat. This month Ben Purakel wrote on Amazon “Neat, quiet--ideal for a small kitchen/ single person who does not want to freeze anything big” in his review. J. F. Pye said “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”. Last year Lorna wrote in her review of this fridges on Amazon “Very neat”.
A number of LEC R50052W reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Two years ago L S wrote in their review of the LEC R50052W “Not noisy and pretty unobtrusive really”. Vickie Cameron gave the product a score of 5 stars and she wrote last year “It's quiet and looks stylish”.
One LEC R50052W owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was well designed. N. C. Hill gave this fridges a score of 99 out of 100 and wrote in their review on Amazon “By return service well packed this is super work surface table top fridge holds more than you would think with a well designed interior”.
According to Amazon sales data, the R50052W is one the top selling refrigerator currently available for sale.
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A few LEC R50052W owners considered that the product had good shelves. In August last year 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 review of the LEC R50052W however only gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Middleton Man wrote three years ago “Very useful shelf and general organization of the interior” in their review of the LEC R50052W and gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100.
One customer who bought it considered that it had good storage. Zac Goodman mentioned “Keeps all items stored in fridge very cold relatively silent does not take to much space up decent storage capacity good value” in their review of the LEC R50052W and gave it a rating of 99 out of 100.
One customer who reviewed this fridges concluded that it had good compartments. Samuel Craig wrote “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” in his review.
Running Costs Are Low
This refrigerator is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the R50052W is one of the cheaper to run refrigerators of this age and type that we have assessed for 24 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 24 year running cost of the R50052W is £249.
Some people who reviewed the product thought it had good technical guidance. Chris Instance said in his review of the LEC R50052W on Amazon “A great help!”. Vb wrote “Instructions made it easy, received promptly” in their LEC R50052W review and rated this fridges 99 out of 100.
One LEC R50052W reviewer wrote that the product was strong and durable. Pincho Paxton said on Amazon in August last year “So I dropped a star”. One LEC R50052W reviewer who purchased the LEC R50052W reckoned that it was well made. C. J. Carter scored it 5 stars and said in their review of this fridges this month “It is well made and has a very decent capacity”.
LEC Refrigerators Have Good Reviews
On average LEC Freestanding refrigerators have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all fridges produced by LEC.
Easy to Use
One person reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. J. F. Pye wrote “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”.
User Reviews Are Good
On average, R50052W owners rated this fridge 89 out of 100.
Freestanding refrigerators that were released around the same time as the R50052W have widths of between 400mm and 1,300mm, and the average width is 570mm. With a width of only 472 millimeters, the R50052W is quite narrow compared to most of the other Freestanding refrigerators that have been available for around the same time as the R50052W.
Other fridges with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Zanussi ZRG16600WA (£169.90) (550mm and higher rated).
With a weight of only 16 kilograms, the LEC R50052W is one of the lighter similar spec refrigerators that are a comparable age to the R50052W amongst similar spec refrigerators of this age. Across all the fridges of a similar age and spec to the R50052W the weights range from 11kg to 87kg.
The average depth of Freestanding refrigerators that have been available for around the same time as the R50052W is 610mm. With a depth of only 450 millimeters, the LEC R50052W is quite shallow compared to most of the other refrigerators that were released more than two years ago.
Refrigerators that are a similar age to the R50052W have heights of between 490mm and 2,000mm, and the average height is 1,300mm. The height of the LEC R50052W of only 492 millimeters is one of the shortest amongst similar spec refrigerators that are a comparable age to the R50052W.
8 Reasons Against
Price Has Increased by £11.55
The price of the R50052W has increased by £11.55 in the last 53 days.
Very Small Total Net Capacity
At only 46 liters, the LEC R50052W has a quite small total net capacity compared to most of the other Freestanding refrigerators that came out around the same time as the R50052W. The average total net capacity of Freestanding refrigerators that were released more than two years ago is 240L.
Quite Small Total Gross Capacity
With a total gross capacity of only 46 liters, the LEC R50052W's total gross capacity is one of the smallest amongst Freestanding refrigerators that came out around the same time as the R50052W. The total gross capacities of fridges of a similar spec and age to the R50052W range from 46L to 480L.
Only One Shelves/baskets
The R50052W is a one shelves/baskets fridge.
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Very Small Net Capacity
The smallest net capacity of Freestanding refrigerators that were released more than two years ago is 30L and the biggest is 400L. The R50052W has one of the smaller net capacities (only 46 liters) amongst similar spec fridges of this age.
Fridges with a bigger net capacity that might be worth looking at include the Husky EL202 (£119.99) (49L), or the Logik LTT68S12 (£89.99) (68L).
Quite Small Gross Capacity
At only 46 liters, the R50052W has a very small gross capacity compared to most of the other Freestanding refrigerators that are a comparable age to the R50052W. Across all the refrigerators that have been available for a comparable time to the R50052W the gross capacities range from 40L to 580L.
Does Not Have a Water Dispenser
The R50052W does not have a water dispenser, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other Freestanding refrigerators that are a similar age to the R50052W also do not have a water dispenser.
Very Loud Noise Level
At 48 decibels, the R50052W has a very loud noise level compared to most of the other Freestanding refrigerators that are a similar age to the R50052W. The average noise level of refrigerators that were launched around the same time as the R50052W is 40dB, and the noise levels range from 29dB to 48dB.
If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the Zanussi ZRG16600WA (£169.90) (38dB and higher rated).
1 Other reason to consider the LEC R50052W
Released Over Three Years Ago
This refrigerator has been on the market for over three years.
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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