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Amica FK196.4 Fridge Freezer

£209.00
100L 61L 500mm 1,299mm Mar 2015
A+
Fridge Net Capacity Freezer Net Capacity Width Height Release Date £488.80 Electricity cost over 10 years
Has an anti-bacterial coating
Quite small total net capacity
Quite short storage time during power failure
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Energy

OK Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this small fridge net capacity fridge freezer is A+, and the average running cost of the FK196.4 is £489 over 24 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 512 fridge freezers of a comparable spec and age.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Amica released the FK196.4 in March 2015.


Performance

Quite Small Total Net Capacity

With a total net capacity of only 161 liters, the FK196.4 has one of the smaller total net capacities amongst fridge freezers of this age. Small fridge net capacity fridges that were released around the same time as this fridge freezer have total net capacities of between 85L and 420L, and the average total net capacity is 240L.

Fridges with a larger total net capacity that might be worth looking at include the KFCD55X15 (£189) (225L and cheaper), or the KFCD55W15 (£160) (225L and cheaper) both from Kenwood.

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Average Noise Level

At 40 decibels, the FK196.4 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other small fridge net capacity fridges that were launched around the same time as this fridge.

There are a number of alternative 40dB noise level fridges currently available that you might want to look at including the Zanussi ZRT 18101 WA (£206.99) which is cheaper.

If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Zanussi ZRT 18100 WA (£219) (40dB), or the LEC TS55184W (£283) (40dB).

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Quite Small Total Gross Capacity

At only 164 liters, the Amica FK196.4 has a very small total gross capacity compared to most of the other small fridge net capacity fridges that came out more than two years ago. The smallest total gross capacity of small fridge net capacity fridges that were released more than two years ago is 6.1L and the largest is 490L.

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Freezer

Quite Short Storage Time During Power Failure

Comparable spec fridges that have been available for a similar time to this fridge freezer have storage time during power failures of between 6h and 33h, and the average storage time during power failure is 18h. With a storage time during power failure of only 12 hours, the Amica FK196.4 has one of the shorter storage time during power failures amongst similar spec fridge freezers of this age.

If you are looking for a longer storage time during power failure then you might want to consider the Beko CXF 825 B (£188) (13h and cheaper), or the Essentials CIFF7015 (£199) (15h and cheaper).

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Has an Ice Cube Tray

The FK196.4 has an ice cube tray, as do most of the other similar spec fridges that came out around the same time as this fridge freezer.

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Average Freezer Net Capacity

At 61 liters, the Amica FK196.4 has a relatively standard freezer net capacity compared to most of the other small fridge net capacity fridges that are a similar age to this fridge freezer.

Fridge freezers with a larger freezer net capacity that might be worth looking at include the Essentials CIFF7015 (£199) (72L and cheaper); or the White Knight FF250IH (£257) (62L and higher rated), or the Beko CS 5713 AP (£221) (64L and higher rated).

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Design

Does Not Have a Child Lock

The FK196.4 does not have a child lock. Most of the other fridge freezers of this age and spec also do not have a child lock.

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Fresh Zone

Does Not Have a Fresh Zone Compartment

Like most of the other fridge freezers that were launched around the same time as this fridge freezer, the Amica FK196.4 does not have a fresh zone compartment.

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Fridge

Has an Anti-Bacterial Coating

The Amica FK196.4 has an anti-bacterial coating, as do most of the other small fridge net capacity fridges that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Fridge Gross Capacity

The FK196.4 has a fairly small fridge gross capacity (only 100 liters) compared to most of the other small fridge net capacity fridges that have been on the market for more than two years. The fridge gross capacities of fridge freezers that are a comparable age to this fridge range from 4.2L to 1,900L, and the average fridge gross capacity is 180L.

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Only Two Shelves/baskets (fridge)

The FK196.4 is a two shelf/basket (fridge) fridge freezer.

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Has an Automatic Defrost (fridge)

The Amica FK196.4 has an automatic defrost (fridge), as do most of the other fridges of a similar age and spec to this fridge freezer.

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Only One Vegetable Drawer

The FK196.4 is a one vegetable drawer fridge freezer.

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100 Liters Fridge Net Capacity

This is a 100 liters net fridge capacity fridge.

If you would prefer a fridge with a larger fridge net capacity then you might want to look at the KFCD55W15 (£160) (144L and cheaper), or the KFC55W15 (£179.99) (146L and cheaper) both from Kenwood.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers amica fk1964
Barcodes 05906006702908, 09632568741296

Amica FK196.4 Review Sources

To prepare this Amica FK196.4 review we compared this fridge freezer to 2,701 other models. For each fridge freezer that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 372,346 product attributes, 1,717 fridge freezer reviews and 1,590,800 historical fridge freezer prices from 108 fridge freezer retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this fridge freezer compared to the other models as well as any areas where this fridge freezer is lacking.

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