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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:
70
Features
Good Features
64
Age
4 Years Old
79
Running Costs
£590 Over 10 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

Looking across the entire Magic Chef fridge freezer range, the average reviews for all Magic Chef fridge freezers are excellent.
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 2,565 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 an air filter
Smaller than average fridge net capacity
Very small freezer net capacity

Hotpoint-Ariston BDFS 242 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This fridge freezer is rated A+++ for energy efficiency, and the average 10 year running cost of the BDFS 242 is £590 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,565 fridge freezers.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This fridge freezer has been on the market since April 2013.

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Features

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 fridge net capacity of the BDFS 242 of only 180L is in the smallest 22% of all fridge freezers when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Freezer Net Capacity

The average freezer net capacity of all fridge freezers is 88L, with the smallest being 2.5L and the largest being 520L. The Hotpoint-Ariston BDFS 242's freezer net capacity of only 37L is smaller than average when compared to most other fridge freezers. It is smaller than 87% of all fridge freezers when ordered by this feature.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

Across all the fridge freezers the noise levels range from 32dB to 48dB, and the average noise level is 40dB. The noise level of the BDFS 242 of only 37dB is quieter than 86% of all fridge freezers when sorted 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 shorter than 79% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Freezing Capacity

Fridge freezers have freezing capacities of between 1kg/24h and 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 in the smallest 3% of all fridge freezers when ranked by this feature.

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Four Shelves/baskets (fridge)

Compared to the other 2,334 fridge freezers that we have assessed the number of shelves/baskets (fridge) of, the BDFS 242 is a four shelf/basket (fridge) fridge freezer which is average.

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Does Not Have a Fresh Zone Compartment

The BDFS 242 does not have a fresh zone compartment, although this is within the context that 71% of fridge freezers also do not have a fresh zone compartment.

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Smaller Than Average Total Gross Capacity

The BDFS 242's total gross capacity of only 217L is in the smallest 9% of all fridge freezers when sorted by this feature. Fridge freezers have total gross capacities of between 43L and 2,600L, and the average total gross capacity is 350L.

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Has an Air Filter

The BDFS 242 has an air filter. 94% of fridge freezers do not have an air filter.

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Very Small Freezer Gross Capacity

The freezer gross capacity of the BDFS 242 of only 37L is smaller than average when compared to most other fridge freezers. It is in the smallest 6% of all fridge freezers when sorted by this feature. The freezer gross capacities of fridge freezers range from 11L to 520L, and the average freezer gross capacity is 100L.

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Smaller Than Average Fridge Gross Capacity

The Hotpoint-Ariston BDFS 242's fridge gross capacity of only 180L is in the smallest 18% of all fridge freezers when ordered by this feature. Fridge freezers have fridge gross capacities of between 37L and 1,900L, and the average fridge gross capacity is 240L.

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Has a Defrost Function

The Hotpoint-Ariston BDFS 242 has a defrost function, unlike 79% of fridge freezers which do not have a defrost function.

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Only One Shelf/basket

The BDFS 242 is a one shelf/basket fridge freezer. Most of the other fridge freezers have between 1 and 10 shelves/baskets (freezer).

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Has a Thermostat

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

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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 commonly found climate class on fridge freezers.

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Has a Water Dispenser

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

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Does Not Have a Child Lock

Like most other fridge freezers, the BDFS 242 does not have a child lock. 88% of fridge freezers do not have a child lock.

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Smaller Than Average Total Net Capacity

The total net capacities of fridge freezers range from 15L to 790L, and the average total net capacity is 310L. The total net capacity of the BDFS 242 of only 217L is smaller than average when compared to most other fridge freezers. It is in the smallest 16% 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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