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Electrolux EC5231AO

Electrolux EC5231AO
85
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Age
6 Years Old
63
Running Costs
£960 Over 10 Years
65
Kagoo Score
Good
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 6 year old chest freezer, with moderate running costs and one of the highest freezer net capacities available.
495L Chest 1,611mm 868mm Aug 2012 A+
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With excellent features but at over 3 years old, we have ranked the Electrolux EC5231AO number 42 in large freezers.

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65
Kagoo Score
Brand Rating
85
Features
67
Age
64
Running Costs

65

65
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 65?

Electrolux is a mediocre freezer brand.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better freezers are available. View the latest freezers 2019.
This freezer has an efficiency rating of A+, however its running costs of £960 over 10 years are in the most expensive 3% of all 1,700+ freezers that we have compared it to. View all energy saving freezers.
It has some great features:
Higher than average freezer net capacity
Longer than average storage time during power failure
Larger than average freezing capacity
Larger than average freezer gross capacity

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each freezer by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the freezer is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec freezers come to market, the older freezers will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Features

Key Reasons For and Against

Higher than average freezer net capacity
Longer than average storage time during power failure
Larger than average freezing capacity
Larger than average freezer gross capacity
Has a defrost water drain
Supports locking
Has a thermostat
Has a temperature alarm
Higher than average noise level
Does not have a built-in display
Higher Than Average Freezer Net Capacity
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The freezer net capacity of the EC5231AO of 495L is higher than 99% of all freezers when ranked by this feature. Across all the freezers the freezer net capacities range from 22L to 1,000L, and the average freezer net capacity is 190L.

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Higher Than Average Noise Level

The average noise level of all freezers is 41dB, with the lowest being 34dB and the highest being 61dB. The noise level of the Electrolux EC5231AO of 47dB is very high compared to most other freezers. It is in the highest 3% of all freezers when ordered by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Storage Time During Power Failure
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The EC5231AO's storage time during power failure of 31h is longer than average when compared to most other freezers. It is in the longest 24% of all freezers when ranked by this feature. The shortest storage time during power failure of freezers is 2h, the longest is 100h, and the average storage time during power failure is 26h.

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Larger Than Average Freezing Capacity
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The freezing capacity of the Electrolux EC5231AO of 22.5kg/24h is in the largest 13% of all freezers when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Freezer Gross Capacity

The freezer gross capacity of the EC5231AO of 500L is larger than 97% of all freezers when sorted by this feature. Across all the freezers the freezer gross capacities range from 18L to 1,500L, and the average freezer gross capacity is 220L.

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Does Not Have a Built-in Display

The EC5231AO does not have a built-in display, although keep in mind that 78% of freezers also do not have a built-in display.

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Has a Defrost Water Drain

The EC5231AO has a defrost water drain, which is unusual. 93% of freezers do not have a defrost water drain.

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Supports Locking

The EC5231AO supports locking, which is unusual. 92% of freezers do not support locking.

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Has a Thermostat

The EC5231AO has a thermostat, unlike 71% of freezers which do not have a thermostat.

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Has a Temperature Alarm

The EC5231AO has a temperature alarm, which is unusual. 73% of freezers do not have a temperature alarm.

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Age

Electrolux EC5231AO Release Date

August 2012

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When Are Most New Electrolux Freezers Released?

We couldn't see any prominent pattern in the release dates for new Electrolux freezers over the last 3 years.

In February 2018, 12 new Electrolux freezers were released making it the biggest month that year for new Electrolux freezer releases. In 2017 most new Electrolux freezers were released in June, with four new Electrolux freezers released that month. Also the biggest month in 2016 for new Electrolux freezer releases was June, with six new Electrolux freezers released that month.

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How Fast Do Electrolux Freezer Prices Drop After Release?

Electrolux freezers tend to depreciate faster than most freezers.

Most freezers drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release. New Electrolux freezers drop in price by an average of 6% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical Electrolux freezer costing £446 you could save on average £25 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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Running Costs

Electrolux EC5231AO Running Costs

This freezer is rated A+ for energy efficiency, however based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 10 year running cost of the EC5231AO is £960, which makes it one of the less economic to run freezers.

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Europen European Energy Rating
4.3T
Running this freezer over 10 years will generate 4.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 112 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Electrolux EC5231AO Specification

Key Features
Freezer Net Capacity
Type
Width
Height
Performance
Noise Level
Storage Time During Power Failure
No Frost System
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Climate Class
Thermostat
Star Rating
Freezing Capacity
Freezer Gross Capacity
Design
Case Design
Built-in Display
Door Hinge
Refrigerating Medium
Colour
Control Type
Ergonomics
Defrost Water Drain
Cord Length
Locking
Castor Wheels
Interior Light
Temperature Alarm
Indication Light
Power
Annual Energy Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
AC Input Frequency
Current
AC Input Voltage
Connected Load
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

electrolux ec5231aow

Barcodes

 07332543176632

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