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Essentials CUL50W12
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Essentials CUL50W12 Fridge

£75.00 £24.00 cheaper than 11 days ago
Undercounter Upright 102L 839mm Jul 2013
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Store food confidently with the Essentials CUL50W12 Undercounter Fridge. Perfect cold storage Offering 104 litres of space, the CUL50W12 has everything you need, including three adjustable safety... More
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2 Reasons For

Three Fridge Number of Shelves/basketss

The CUL50W12 is a three fridge number of shelves/baskets fridge.

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With a weight of only 25 kilograms, the CUL50W12 is one of the lighter Undercounter refrigerators that have been on the market for a comparable time to the CUL50W12 amongst comparable spec fridges of this age. The lightest fridge of this age and type is 14kg weight and the heaviest is 38kg.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Water Dispenser

The CUL50W12 does not have a water dispenser. Most of the other fridges that have been available for more than two years also do not have a water dispenser.

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Quite Small Fridge Gross Capacity

Refrigerators that were launched more than two years ago have fridge gross capacitys of between 46L and 160L. At only 104 liters, the Essentials CUL50W12 has a quite small fridge gross capacity compared to most of the other fridges of this age and type.

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Very Small Fridge Net Capacity

With a fridge net capacity of only 102 liters, the CUL50W12 has a quite small fridge net capacity compared to most of the other refrigerators that are a similar age to the CUL50W12. The fridge net capacitys of Undercounter refrigerators that are a comparable age to the CUL50W12 range from 86L to 220L.

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Quite Small Total Gross Capacity

With a total gross capacity of only 104 liters, the CUL50W12 has one of the smaller total gross capacitys amongst refrigerators of this age. Fridges of a comparable spec and age to the CUL50W12 have total gross capacitys of between 46L and 160L.

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Very Loud Noise Level

Similar spec refrigerators that came out more than two years ago have noise levels of between 37dB and 43dB. When compared to other comparable spec fridges that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the CUL50W12's noise level of 43 decibels is one of the loudest.

Other refrigerators with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Essentials CTT50W15[plb_2962370_price] (41dB and cheaper).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Essentials CUL50W12

Average Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this fridge is A+. The CUL50W12 has an average 24 year running cost of £278 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 25 refrigerators of a comparable spec and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this fridge was released.


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Electricity cost £277.30
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Total running cost over 10 years £277.30
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Running this fridge over 10 years will generate 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 36 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers cul50w12, essentials cul50w12
Barcodes 05017416386999

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