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Hotpoint FZA36P

Hotpoint FZA36P
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An economical to run and top-rated 73L capacity freezer, but with poor features
73L Upright 590mm 850mm Mar 2015 A+
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£248.00
Was £419 (17 days ago)
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Hotpoint FZA36P Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Hotpoint FZA36P number 279 in small freezers and number 650 across all freezers.
91
Reviews
92 Reviews
14
Features
Missing Some Features
56
Age
2 Years Old
76
Running Costs
£430 Over 10 Years
40
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 40?

It has great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this freezer to others. Zanussi freezers also have excellent reviews in general.
This freezer is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer freezers with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest freezers 2017.
This Hotpoint freezer has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £430 over 10 years are typical compared to the other 655 freezers that we have compared it to. View all energy saving freezers.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, it is easy to use and design. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
The FZA36P is missing some features:
Very low freezer net capacity
Higher than average noise level
Very small freezing capacity
Only three shelves/baskets

Hotpoint FZA36P Video Reviews

Hotpoint FZA36P In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 92 owner reviews this freezer has an average owner rating of 90 out of 100. 53 reviewers (92% of all reviewers) gave this freezer either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Seven people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Eight people concluded that the Hotpoint FZA36P was noisy.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this freezer was easy to handle and two owners who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use.

  • Sleek appearance with no handles sticking out…
    HollyH (Ao.com) - June 2013
  • Does what it says on the tin! A lot easier to use than the manual defrost one from the same manufacturer…
    DixieBelle2013 (Ao.com) - September 2014
  • It is very convenient to use and has the further advantage of being very energy efficient…
    Barnaby1985 (Ao.com) - November 2012
  • Very easy to set up and is now full of food…
  • Very happy with this, chose it because of its A+ rating and nice clean line with no handles sticking out…
    Wwxx (Ao.com) - December 2014

Customers Report Excellent Design

Five owners thought it was good looking.

Customers Report Low Energy Use

Three customers said in their reviews that the product was efficient.

  • Naturally, we replaced like for like, as we found the old one to be very efficient…
  • It is very convenient to use and has the further advantage of being very energy efficient…
    Barnaby1985 (Ao.com) - November 2012
  • A good size, efficient use of space…

Users Report That it is Robust

Four people who reviewed the Hotpoint FZA36P mentioned that it was well made.

Customers Report a Good Defrost Function

Two owners who reviewed the Hotpoint FZA36P reckoned that it had a good defrost feature.

  • Frost free feature is great no more defrosting…
  • This freezer looks good and also has the added advantage of being frost free, so no defrosting!
    Armijay (Argos.co.uk) - November 2016

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Three customers mentioned that this freezer was good quality.

Hotpoint Has Very Good Freezer Reviews

We checked 392 expert and owner reviews (including 323 verified purchases) for Hotpoint freezers and found that on average Hotpoint has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Hotpoint freezer would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Superior Storage

Three customers agreed that the product had good drawers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This freezer is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the average running cost of the FZA36P is £430 over 10 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 655 freezers.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This freezer was released in March 2015.

Features

Very Low Freezer Net Capacity

The Hotpoint FZA36P's freezer net capacity of only 73L is lower than average when compared to most other freezers. It is lower than 93% of all freezers when sorted by this feature. Freezers have freezer net capacities of between 30L and 1,000L, and the average freezer net capacity is 190L.

What does "freezer net capacity" mean? Less Edit

Higher Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Hotpoint FZA36P of 49dB is very high compared to most other freezers. It is higher than 98% of all freezers when sorted by this feature. The average noise level of all freezers is 41dB, with the lowest being 34dB and the highest being 58dB.

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Very Small Freezing Capacity

The Hotpoint FZA36P's freezing capacity of only 8kg/24h is smaller than average when compared to most other freezers. It is smaller than 87% of all freezers when ranked by this feature. Across all the freezers the freezing capacities range from 2kg/24h to 38kg/24h, and the average freezing capacity is 16kg/24h.

What does "freezing capacity" mean? Less Edit

Only Three Shelves/baskets

Most freezers have between one and eight shelves/baskets, including the Hotpoint FZA36P which has three shelves/baskets.

What does "shelf/basket" mean? Less Edit

Has a No Frost System

The Hotpoint FZA36P has a No Frost system. 70% of freezers do not have a No Frost system.

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Has an Ice Cube Tray

The Hotpoint FZA36P has an ice cube tray, which is unusual. 74% of freezers do not have an ice cube tray.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

hotpoint hotufzfza36pw, hotpoint fza36p, summer fza36p, fza36g

Barcodes:

05016108780688

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