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Essentials CUC50W15 Fridge Freezer

£119.99
62L 25L 480mm 850mm Jul 2013
A+
Fridge Net Capacity Freezer Net Capacity Width Height Release Date £385.40 Electricity cost over 10 years
Very low running costs
Quite small total net capacity
Quite small freezer net capacity
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Energy

Very Low Running Costs

This small fridge net capacity fridge freezer is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The average 24 year running cost of the CUC50W15 is £386 based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the cheapest to run fridge freezers of this age and type.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Essentials released the CUC50W15 in July 2013.


Freezer

Quite Small Freezer Net Capacity

Across all the small fridge net capacity fridges that have been available for more than two years the freezer net capacitioes range from 4.5L to 240L, and the average freezer net capacity is 68L. When compared to other comparable spec fridges that were released more than two years ago, the Essentials CUC50W15's freezer net capacity of only 25 liters is one of the smallest.

We compared this fridge to all the other 25L net freezer capacity fridges and we think cheaper fridges such as the Logik LUC50S12 (£99.99) is also worth considering.

Fridges with a larger freezer net capacity that might be worth looking at include the Kenwood KFCD55W15 (113L).

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Average Storage Time During Power Failure

At 15 hours, the CUC50W15 has a relatively standard storage time during power failure compared to most of the other small fridge net capacity fridges that are a comparable age to this fridge freezer.

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Quite Small Freezer Gross Capacity

The average freezer gross capacity of fridges that came out more than two years ago is 80L, and the freezer gross capacities range from 11L to 280L. When compared to other fridges that came out around the same time as this fridge freezer that we have checked, the freezer gross capacity of the CUC50W15 of only 25 liters is one of the smallest.

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Performance

Quite Small Total Net Capacity

When compared to other small fridge net capacity fridges that have been around for a comparable time to this fridge that we have checked the total net capacity of, the CUC50W15's total net capacity of only 85 liters is one of the smallest. The smallest total net capacity of fridges of this type and age is 85L and the largest is 420L.

If this fridge total net capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Kenwood KFCD55W15 (225L).

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Quite Small Total Gross Capacity

The Essentials CUC50W15 has one of the smallest total gross capacities (only 87 liters) amongst small fridge net capacity fridges of this age. The smallest total gross capacity of fridge freezers of this spec and age is 6.1L, the largest is 490L, and the average total gross capacity is 250L.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of fridge freezers of this age and spec is 40dB, and the noise levels range from 32dB to 47dB. The CUC50W15 has one of the louder noise levels (42 decibels) amongst small fridge net capacity fridges of this age.

Fridges with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Hotpoint RFAA 52 (£149.99) (44dB), or the LEC T5039 (£149.99) (42dB).

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Ergonomics

Has a Defrost Water Drain

The CUC50W15 has a defrost water drain, as do most of the other fridges of a comparable spec and age to this fridge freezer.

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Other Features

Has a Thermostat

The CUC50W15 has a thermostat. Most of the other small fridge net capacity fridges that have been available for around the same time as this fridge also have a thermostat.

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Has a Defrost Function

The CUC50W15 has a defrost function, as do most of the other fridge freezers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Design

Has a Reversible Doors

The CUC50W15 has a reversible doors. Most of the other fridge freezers that have been on the market for more than two years also have a reversible doors.

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Fridge

Quite Small Fridge Gross Capacity

At only 62 liters, the CUC50W15 has a very small fridge gross capacity compared to most of the other fridges of a similar age and type to this fridge. The fridge gross capacities of fridges of a similar spec and age to this fridge range from 4.2L to 1,900L.

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Only Two Shelves/baskets (fridge)

Most fridges of this age and spec have between two and nine shelves/baskets (fridge), including the CUC50W15 which has two shelves/baskets (fridge).

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Has an Automatic Defrost (fridge)

The CUC50W15 has an automatic defrost (fridge), as do most of the other small fridge net capacity fridges that came out around the same time as this fridge.

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62 Liters Fridge Net Capacity

This is a 62 liters net fridge capacity fridge.

Other 62L net fridge capacity fridge freezers currently available which you might want to look at include the Logik LUC50S12 (£99.99) which is cheaper.

If this fridge fridge net capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Kenwood KFCD55W15 (144L).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers essentials cuc50w15
Barcodes 05017416540407

Essentials CUC50W15 Review Sources

To prepare this Essentials CUC50W15 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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