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Hotpoint-Ariston BCB 31 AA
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Hotpoint-Ariston BCB 31 AA Fridge Freezer

198L 57L 540mm 1,770mm Jan 2013
A+
Fridge Net Capacity Freezer Net Capacity Width Height Release Date £620.40 Electricity cost over 10 years
Quite quiet noise level
Has a thermostat
Does not have a child lock

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Energy

OK Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this small fridge net capacity fridge freezer is A+, and the BCB 31 AA is typical compared to the other 506 fridge freezers of a comparable spec and age that we have assessed for 24 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 24 year running cost of the BCB 31 AA is £621.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Hotpoint-Ariston fridge has been on the market since April 2017.


Performance

Quite Quiet Noise Level

The BCB 31 AA has a fairly quiet noise level (only 39 decibels) compared to most of the other fridges that have been available for around the same time as this fridge freezer. Small fridge net capacity fridges that were released around the same time as this fridge freezer have noise levels of between 32dB and 47dB, and the average noise level is 40dB.

If you would consider a fridge freezer with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Candy CTSE 5142 W (£212) (39dB).

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Average Total Net Capacity

The BCB 31 AA has a relatively standard total net capacity (255 liters) compared to most of the other fridge freezers of a similar type and age to this fridge.

If this fridge total net capacity is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Liebherr ICNS 3314 (£842.81) (256L), the Miele KFN 37452 iDE (£850) (256L), or the Neff K4254X7 (£499) (257L).

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Freezer

Average Storage Time During Power Failure

The BCB 31 AA has a fairly typical storage time during power failure (16 hours) compared to most of the other fridge freezers of a comparable type and age to this fridge freezer.

Fridge freezers with a longer storage time during power failure that might be worth looking at include the Zanussi ZRT 18100 WA (£219) (17h), or the Hotpoint HLF 3114 (£299) (17h).

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Three Shelves/baskets (freezer)

Most fridge freezers of a comparable type and age to this fridge freezer have between one and four shelves/baskets (freezer), including the BCB 31 AA which has three shelves/baskets (freezer).

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Quite Small Freezing Capacity

Across all the fridge freezers of a comparable type and age to this fridge the freezing capacities range from 0.7kg/24h to 20kg/24h, and the average freezing capacity is 5.2kg/24h. The BCB 31 AA has one of the smallest freezing capacities (only 2 kilograms per 24 hours) amongst small fridge net capacity fridges of this age.

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Average Freezer Net Capacity

At 57 liters, the Hotpoint-Ariston BCB 31 AA has a relatively average freezer net capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec fridges that came out more than two years ago.

Fridge freezers with a larger freezer net capacity that might be worth considering include the Liebherr ICUS 2914 (£799) (58L).

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Other Features

Has a Thermostat

The Hotpoint-Ariston BCB 31 AA has a thermostat. Most of the other fridge freezers that came out more than two years ago also have a thermostat.

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Fresh Zone

Does Not Have a Fresh Zone Compartment

Like most of the other comparable spec fridges that have been available for around the same time as this fridge freezer, the BCB 31 AA does not have a fresh zone compartment.

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Design

Does Not Have a Child Lock

The BCB 31 AA does not have a child lock. Most of the other comparable spec fridges that were released around the same time as this fridge also do not have a child lock.

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Has a Reversible Doors

The Hotpoint-Ariston BCB 31 AA has a reversible doors, as do most of the other fridge freezers that have been on the market for a similar time to this fridge freezer.

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Fridge

Fairly Large Fridge Gross Capacity

The smallest fridge gross capacity of fridges of a similar type and age to this fridge is 4.2L and the largest is 1,900L. The Hotpoint-Ariston BCB 31 AA has a quite large fridge gross capacity (200 liters) compared to most of the other fridges that are a comparable age to this fridge.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hotpoint ariston bcb31aa
Barcodes 08007842778977, 08007842779097

Hotpoint-Ariston BCB 31 AA Review Sources

To prepare this Hotpoint-Ariston BCB 31 AA review we compared this fridge freezer to 2,691 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 369,487 product attributes, 1,716 fridge freezer reviews and 1,612,900 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.

Other Fridge Freezers to Consider

KFN 37692 iDE vs BCB 31 AA

Miele KFN 37692 iDE vs Hotpoint-Ariston BCB 31 AA
Miele KFN 37692 iDE Hotpoint-Ariston BCB 31 AA
£ 1,899.99 £0.00
Newer by 18 Months
8kg/24h Bigger Freezer Capacity
One More Vegetable Drawer
Energy Efficiency Rating is Better
79% Smaller Net Fridge Capacity
43% Smaller Total Net Capacity

SICN 3356 vs BCB 31 AA

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£ 1,549.00 £0.00
Vastly Bigger Freezing Capacity
Energy Efficiency Rating is Superior
8h Longer Storage Time During Power Failure
Cheaper to Run by £124.55
Does Not Have a Fresh Zone Compartment

ENN2853AOW vs BCB 31 AA

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£ 579.00 £0.00
Two Vegetable Drawers
Higher Energy Efficiency Rating
Bigger Freezer Capacity
Six Fridge Shelves Baskets
Five Months Older
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 17%
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