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Hotpoint-Ariston BDFS 242

68

Overall Score

Hotpoint-Ariston BDFS 242

Hotpoint-Ariston BDFS 242
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An economical to run and good spec 217L total capacity fridge freezer
White 180L 37L 543mm Apr 2013 A+
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Hotpoint-Ariston BDFS 242 Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have scored the Hotpoint-Ariston BDFS 242 as follows:
71
Features
Good Features
65
Age
4 Years Old
79
Running Costs
£590 Over 10 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

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 classification of A+++, and its running costs of £590 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:
Quieter than average noise level
Has a water dispenser
Very small freezer net capacity
Smaller than average fridge net capacity

Hotpoint-Ariston BDFS 242 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This Hotpoint-Ariston fridge freezer has an energy efficiency classification of A+++, and the BDFS 242 has an average 10 year running cost of £590 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,540 fridge freezers.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Hotpoint-Ariston released the BDFS 242 in April 2013.

Features

Very Small Freezer Net Capacity

The freezer net capacity of the BDFS 242 of only 37L is smaller than average when compared to most other fridge freezers. It is smaller than 87% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature. The freezer net capacitioes of fridge freezers range from 4L to 520L, and the average freezer net capacity is 88L.

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Smaller Than Average Fridge Net Capacity

The fridge net capacities of fridge freezers range from 16L to 1,200L, and the average fridge net capacity is 230L. The BDFS 242's fridge net capacity of only 180L is smaller than average when compared to most other fridge freezers. It is smaller than 78% of all fridge freezers when ordered by this feature.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

Fridge freezers have noise levels of between 32dB and 48dB, and the average noise level is 40dB. The BDFS 242's noise level of only 37dB is quieter than average when compared to most other fridge freezers. It is quieter than 86% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Storage Time During Power Failure

Fridge freezers have storage time during power failures of between 4h and 51h, and the average storage time during power failure is 18h. The BDFS 242's storage time during power failure of only 13h is in the shortest 20% of all fridge freezers when sorted by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Freezing Capacity

Across all the fridge freezers the freezing capacities range from 1kg/24h to 72kg/24h, and the average freezing capacity is 7.5kg/24h. The freezing capacity of the BDFS 242 of only 2kg/24h is very small compared to most other fridge freezers. It is smaller than 97% of all fridge freezers when sorted by this feature.

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Four Shelves/baskets (fridge)

Compared to the other 2,315 fridge freezers that we have assessed the number of shelves/baskets (fridge) of, the number of shelves/baskets (fridge) on the BDFS 242 is four which is average.

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Smaller Than Average Total Net Capacity

The Hotpoint-Ariston BDFS 242's total net capacity of only 217L is smaller than 84% of all fridge freezers when ordered by this feature. Fridge freezers have total net capacities of between 15L and 790L, and the average total net capacity is 310L.

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Does Not Have a Child Lock

The BDFS 242 does not have a child lock. 88% of fridge freezers also do not have a child lock.

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Has a Water Dispenser

The BDFS 242 has a water dispenser, which is unusual. 90% of fridge freezers do not have a water dispenser.

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Has a Defrost Function

The BDFS 242 has a defrost function, unlike 78% of fridge freezers which do not have a defrost function.

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T Climate Class

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

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Has a Thermostat

The BDFS 242 has a thermostat, unlike 79% of fridge freezers which do not have a thermostat.

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Only One Shelf/basket

The Hotpoint-Ariston BDFS 242 is a one shelf/basket fridge freezer. Most of the other fridge freezers have between one and eight shelves/baskets (freezer).

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Does Not Have a Fresh Zone Compartment

Like most other fridge freezers, the BDFS 242 does not have a fresh zone compartment. 70% of fridge freezers do not have a fresh zone compartment.

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Smaller Than Average Fridge Gross Capacity

The BDFS 242's fridge gross capacity of only 180L is smaller than 82% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature. The average fridge gross capacity of all fridge freezers is 240L, with the smallest being 37L and the largest being 1,900L.

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Very Small 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 freezer gross capacity of the BDFS 242 of only 37L is smaller than average when compared to most other fridge freezers. It is smaller than 94% of all fridge freezers when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Air Filter

The Hotpoint-Ariston BDFS 242 has an air filter, which is unusual. 94% of fridge freezers do not have an air filter.

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Smaller Than Average Total Gross Capacity

Fridge freezers have total gross capacities of between 43L and 2,600L, and the average total gross capacity is 340L. The total gross capacity of the BDFS 242 of only 217L is smaller than 91% of all fridge freezers when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

hotpointariston bdfs242aa, bdfs242aa bdfs242aa

Barcodes:

08007842273991, 08007842739923

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