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Essentials CUL55W12

Essentials CUL55W12 Fridge

£99.99 £20.00 cheaper than 26 days ago
Undercounter Upright 133L 845mm Jul 2013
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6 Reasons For

Low Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this fridge is A+, and based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 24 year running cost of the CUL55W12 is £275, which is in the cheapest 20% of all 25 fridges of this type and age.

Recent Price Drop of £20.00

The price of the CUL55W12 dropped by £20.00 in the last few weeks.

Quite Large Total Gross Capacity

The total gross capacitys of fridges of a comparable age and type to the CUL55W12 range from 46L to 160L, and the average total gross capacity is 120L. With a total gross capacity of 136 liters, the Essentials CUL55W12 has one of the larger total gross capacitys amongst similar spec refrigerators of this age.

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Three Fridge Number of Shelves/basketss

The CUL55W12 is a three fridge number of shelves/baskets fridge. Most of the other comparable spec refrigerators that have been around for a similar time to the CUL55W12 have between one and three fridge number of shelves/basketss.

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Quite Big Fridge Net Capacity

The Essentials CUL55W12 has a fairly big fridge net capacity (133 liters) compared to most of the other fridges that were released more than two years ago. The average fridge net capacity of Undercounter fridges that were released more than two years ago is 130L, and the fridge net capacitys range from 86L to 220L.

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Fairly Big Fridge Gross Capacity

The smallest fridge gross capacity of Undercounter fridges that have been around for more than two years is 46L, the biggest is 160L, and the average fridge gross capacity is 120L. With a fridge gross capacity of 136 liters, the Essentials CUL55W12 has a fairly big fridge gross capacity compared to most of the other Undercounter fridges that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Water Dispenser

The Essentials CUL55W12 does not have a water dispenser, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec refrigerators that came out more than two years ago also do not have a water dispenser.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 42 decibels, the CUL55W12 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other fridges of a comparable type and age to the CUL55W12. Refrigerators that were launched around the same time as the CUL55W12 have noise levels of between 37dB and 43dB.

There are a number of other 42dB noise level refrigerators currently available that you might want to consider including the Essentials CUR55W12[plb_2962391_price] which is cheaper.

Other refrigerators with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Logik LUL55B13[plb_2962383_price] (42dB), or the Beko LX5053[plb_2962386_price] (42dB).

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1 Other reason to consider the Essentials CUL55W12

Released Over Three Years Ago

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


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Electricity cost £274.95
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Total running cost over 10 years £274.95
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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 35 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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