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Bosch KIV38X20

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Bosch KIV38X20

Bosch KIV38X20
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An economical to run and good spec 277L total capacity fridge freezer, but representing only moderate value for money
White 217L 60L 562mm Feb 2012 A+
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Bosch KIV38X20 Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have ranked the Bosch KIV38X20 number 862 in small fridge freezers.
68
Value for Money
Good
73
Features
Good Features
65
Age
6 Years Old
74
Running Costs
£650 Over 10 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

Hisense fridge freezers have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better fridge freezers are available. View the latest fridge freezers 2018.
This fridge freezer has an energy efficiency rating of A+++, and its running costs of £650 over 10 years are typical compared to the other 2,540 fridge freezers that we have compared it to. View all energy saving fridge freezers.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Five shelves/baskets (fridge)
T climate class
Smaller than average freezer net capacity
Shorter than average storage time during power failure

Bosch KIV38X20 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

We checked 365 expert and user reviews (including 344 verified purchases) for Bosch fridge freezers and found that on average Bosch has very good ratings compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Bosch fridge freezer would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This fridge freezer has an energy efficiency rating of A+++. Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 10 year running cost of the KIV38X20 is £650, which is typical compared to the other 2,540 fridge freezers.

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Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

Bosch released the KIV38X20 in February 2012.

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Features

Average Fridge Net Capacity

The Bosch KIV38X20's fridge net capacity of 217L is relatively average compared to most other fridge freezers. It is in the largest 49% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Freezer Net Capacity

The freezer net capacity of the Bosch KIV38X20 of only 60L is smaller than average when compared to most other fridge freezers. It is in the smallest 22% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature. Fridge freezers have freezer net capacitioes of between 4L and 520L, and the average freezer net capacity is 88L.

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Average Noise Level

The KIV38X20's noise level of 40dB is pretty typical compared to most other fridge freezers. It is louder than 52% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Storage Time During Power Failure

The average storage time during power failure of all fridge freezers is 18h, with the shortest being 4h and the longest being 51h. The storage time during power failure of the KIV38X20 of only 13h is shorter than average when compared to most other fridge freezers. It is in the shortest 24% of all fridge freezers when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Freezing Capacity

The Bosch KIV38X20's freezing capacity of only 3kg/24h is smaller than 81% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature. The freezing capacities of fridge freezers range from 1kg/24h to 72kg/24h, and the average freezing capacity is 7.5kg/24h.

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Five Shelves/baskets (fridge)

Most fridge freezers have between 1 and 10 shelves/baskets (fridge), including the KIV38X20 which has five shelves/baskets (fridge).

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Smaller Than Average Freezer Gross Capacity

The smallest freezer gross capacity of fridge freezers is 11L, the biggest is 520L, and the average freezer gross capacity is 100L. The KIV38X20's freezer gross capacity of only 72L is smaller than average when compared to most other fridge freezers. It is in the smallest 21% of all fridge freezers when ordered by this feature.

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T Climate Class

This fridge freezer has a T|ST|ST (Subtropical) climate class, which is the most frequently found climate class on fridge freezers.

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Does Not Have a Door Open Alarm

Like most other fridge freezers, the KIV38X20 does not have a door open alarm. 62% of fridge freezers do not have a door open alarm.

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Average Total Net Capacity

The KIV38X20's total net capacity of 277L is pretty typical compared to most other fridge freezers. It is larger than 60% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

bosch kiv38x20

Barcodes:

04242002636573

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