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Whirlpool ART 6601 Fridge Freezer

195L 80L 540mm 1,770mm Jun 2014
A+
Fridge Net Capacity Freezer Net Capacity Width Height Release Date £702.65 Electricity cost over 10 years
Five shelves/baskets (fridge)
Quite large total net capacity
Running costs are high

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This Whirlpool fridge freezer has been on the market since June 2014.


Freezer

Average Storage Time During Power Failure

With a storage time during power failure of 19 hours, the ART 6601 has a fairly typical storage time during power failure compared to most of the other comparable spec fridges that have been available for around the same time as this fridge.

If you would prefer a longer storage time during power failure then you might want to look at the Hotpoint FFLAA 58 (£249.99) (19.5h), or the Candy CCDS 5144 (£365.90) (20h).

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Average Freezer Net Capacity

At 80 liters, the Whirlpool ART 6601 has a relatively average freezer net capacity compared to most of the other fridges that have been available for a similar time to this fridge freezer.

If this Whirlpool fridge freezer net capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the LEC TF5517S (£259) (81L) which also has a higher rating.

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Energy

Running Costs Are High

Whilst this fridge is rated A+ for energy efficiency, the average 24 year running cost of the ART 6601 is £703 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 8% of all 512 fridge freezers of this age and type.


Performance

Quite Large Total Net Capacity

At 275 liters, the ART 6601 has a quite large total net capacity compared to most of the other fridges that are a comparable age to this fridge. Fridges of this type and age have total net capacities of between 85L and 420L, and the average total net capacity is 240L.

Fridge freezers with a larger total net capacity that might be worth considering include the Bosch KGN34VB20G (£469) (277L) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of similar spec fridge freezers that have been on the market for more than two years is 40dB, and the noise levels range from 32dB to 47dB. With a noise level of only 35 decibels, the Whirlpool ART 6601 has one of the quietest noise levels amongst small fridge net capacity fridges of this age.

Fridge freezers with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Siemens KI86SAF30 (£1,549.51) (35dB).

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Fridge

Five Shelves/baskets (fridge)

The ART 6601 is a five shelf/basket (fridge) fridge. Most of the other fridges of a similar age and type to this fridge freezer have between two and nine shelves/baskets (fridge).

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Has an Automatic Defrost (fridge)

The ART 6601 has an automatic defrost (fridge). Most of the other small fridge net capacity fridges that have been available for more than two years also have an automatic defrost (fridge).

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Fairly Large Fridge Gross Capacity

Across all the fridge freezers of this age and spec the fridge gross capacities range from 4.2L to 1,900L. The ART 6601 has a fairly large fridge gross capacity (197 liters) compared to most of the other fridge freezers that were released more than two years ago.

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195 Liters Fridge Net Capacity

This is a 195 liters net fridge capacity fridge freezer.

If you want a larger fridge net capacity then you might want to consider the Siemens iQ500 KI34NP60 (£1,150) (196L).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers whirlpool art6601a, art6601apiu, art66017a
Barcodes 08003437039874

Whirlpool ART 6601 Review Sources

To prepare this Whirlpool ART 6601 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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