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Hotpoint RTAA42S Fridge Freezer

180L 37L 540mm 1,390mm May 2015
A+
Fridge Net Capacity Freezer Net Capacity Width Height Release Date £535.80 Electricity cost over 10 years
Unexceptional brand
Very small freezer net capacity
Quite small total gross capacity
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Fridge

Four Door Balconies

Most fridge freezers that came out more than a year ago have between one and five door balconies, including the RTAA42S which has four door balconies.

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Reviews

Unexceptional Brand

Small fridge net capacity fridges produced by Hotpoint have unexceptional ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all fridges (not just small fridge net capacity fridges) and found that Hotpoint also has unexceptional ratings across its entire range.


Freezer

Very Small Freezer Net Capacity

Across all the fridges of this spec and age the freezer net capacitioes range from 15L to 150L, and the average freezer net capacity is 74L. The RTAA42S has a fairly small freezer net capacity (only 37 liters) compared to most of the other similar spec fridge freezers that are a comparable age to this fridge.

If you want a larger freezer net capacity then you might also want to consider the Swan SR11010 (£379.00) (40L), or the Essentials C50BW16 (£169.99) (43L).

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Very Small Freezer Gross Capacity

The average freezer gross capacity of small fridge net capacity fridges that have been available for more than a year is 88L, and the freezer gross capacities range from 15L to 160L. With a freezer gross capacity of only 42 liters, the RTAA42S has one of the smaller freezer gross capacities amongst small fridge net capacity fridges of this age.

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Only One Shelf/basket

The RTAA42S is a one shelf/basket fridge freezer.

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Very Small Freezing Capacity

At only 2 kilograms per 24 hours, the RTAA42S has a quite small freezing capacity compared to most of the other fridges of this spec and age. The smallest freezing capacity of fridges that have been around for around the same time as this fridge freezer is 2kg/24h and the biggest is 62kg/24h.

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Average Storage Time During Power Failure

At 14 hours, the RTAA42S has a fairly standard storage time during power failure compared to most of the other comparable spec fridge freezers that have been available for more than a year.

If this Hotpoint fridge storage time during power failure is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Essentials C50BS16 (£110.00) (15h), the Liebherr ICUNS3324 (£799.00) (15h), or the LEC TF55185W (£299.99) (15h).

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Performance

Quite Small Total Gross Capacity

The smallest total gross capacity of small fridge net capacity fridges that were launched more than a year ago is 88L, the largest is 370L, and the average total gross capacity is 260L. The RTAA42S has one of the smaller total gross capacities (only 226 liters) amongst small fridge net capacity fridges of this age.

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Only T (Tropical) Climate Class

This fridge has an N (Normal) - T (Tropical) climate class, which is the most frequently found climate class on fridges of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 45 decibels, the RTAA42S's noise level is one of the loudest amongst fridges of a similar spec and age to this fridge. Small fridge net capacity fridges that were launched around the same time as this fridge freezer have noise levels of between 34dB and 47dB, and the average noise level is 40dB.

If you would consider a fridge with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Indesit DAA 55 NF (£269.00) (45dB).

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Average Total Net Capacity

At 217 liters, the Hotpoint RTAA42S has a relatively average total net capacity compared to most of the other similar spec fridges that came out around the same time as this fridge.

If you want a larger total net capacity then you might also want to look at the Zanussi ZRB 23200 WA (£189.00) (224L), or the Kenwood KFCD55W15 (£160.00) (225L).

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Energy

Running Costs Are OK

This fridge has an energy efficiency rating of A+. The RTAA42S is typical compared to the other 218 fridges of this age and spec that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the RTAA42S will cost £536 over 24 years to run.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers labour rtaa42s

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