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Essentials CUL55W18

£99.00
Essentials CUL55W18
95
Reviews
80 Reviews
65
Features
Good Features
88
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Age
2 Years Old
85
Running Costs
£300 Over 10 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A top-rated and astonishingly cheap freestanding refrigerator, with a good spec and very low running costs. This refrigerator is really well designed, outstanding in terms of power usage but it has bad shelves.
Freestanding 106L 838mm 540mm Nov 2016 A+|A
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Representing excellent value for money and with outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Essentials CUL55W18 number 20 in small fridges and number 39 across all fridges.

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Kagoo Score
95
Reviews
66
Features
89
Popularity
98
Value for Money
84
Age
86
Running Costs

86

86
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 86?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 88%, based on 80 reviews.
This fridge is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer refrigerators with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest fridges 2018.
This Essentials fridge has an energy efficiency classification of A, and its running costs of £300 over 10 years are typical compared to the other 1,602 fridges that we have compared it to. View all energy saving fridges.
The CUL55W18 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Climate class rating of T
Has a reversible doors
Adjustable glass shelves for versatile storage options
Reversible door hinges let you choose how your fridge opens
Very small fridge net capacity
Louder than average noise level

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each fridge by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the fridge is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec fridges come to market, the older fridges will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Average Review Score

4.4 stars (80 reviews)

68%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
54 Reviews
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What Are People Saying About the Essentials CUL55W18?

Price
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5
Design
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Environmental Considerations
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More Than 80 People Thought it Was Fairly Priced
  • ... than any we have had before very bright. Looks nice inside and spacious very good for the price. Everything is excellent.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 29 Oct 2018
  • Good value for money, And good size for an average size family.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 17 Aug 2018
  • Excellent value. Nothing.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 6 Aug 2018
  • Solidly built. Does the job. Good price. None noticed yet.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 1 Oct 2018
  • One Person Thought This Fridge Was Solidly Made
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    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was a Good Size

    Eight people thought that the Essentials CUL55W18 was a brilliant size.

  • The design and the size.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 6 Aug 2018
  • Good value for money, And good size for an average size family.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 17 Aug 2018
  • Ideal size capacity plenty of room.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 10 Aug 2018
  • Nice size. Works well good temperature.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Sep 2018
  • Over 80 People Thought it Was Thoughtfully Designed

    Over 80 people thought that the Essentials CUL55W18 was very well designed.

  • The design and the size.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 6 Aug 2018
  • Great size for one person as well as two. Fresh design and simple. Not really any bad points. Great size for one person as well as two. Fresh design and ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 31 May 2018
  • Fresh and clean design. Glass shelves. Would rather had the slatted shelving.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 3 Sep 2018
  • Functional no-frills design. Extremely quiet and efficient in use. None that I've noticed.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 3 Sep 2018
  • Two People Thought it Was Not Difficult to Use
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    One Person Thought it Had Nice Technical Features
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    One Person Thought it Was Superior When it Came to Technical Guidance
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    The Vast Majority of People Thought the Essentials CUL55W18 Had Been Designed With Environmental Issues in Mind

    Over 70 people thought that the Essentials CUL55W18 was outstanding in terms of power usage.

  • Shirleycharters scored Energy Efficiency 100 out of 100
    Shirleycharters - Currys.co.uk 11 Nov 2018
  • Marie scored Energy Efficiency 100 out of 100
    Marie - Currys.co.uk 15 Aug 2018
  • Paul scored Energy Efficiency 100 out of 100
    Paul - Currys.co.uk 6 Aug 2018
  • Marilyn scored Energy Efficiency 100 out of 100
    Marilyn - Currys.co.uk 17 Aug 2018
  • 9 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Had an Acceptable Noise Level

    Six people thought that the Essentials CUL55W18 was very quiet.

  • Extremely quiet. At first I didn't think it was working. None.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 6 Aug 2018
  • It is very quiet. I just don't have any.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 16 Sep 2018
  • Lots of room inside and in the door. Very quiet running and keeps a steady temperature. Had to change the door round so opened the other way. (I have a ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 12 Aug 2018
  • It's got a quiet motor. Easy to level feet and good shelving. Not really.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 27 May 2018
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Had a Good Capacity

    Four people thought that the Essentials CUL55W18 had very a big capacity.

  • Ideal size capacity plenty of room.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 10 Aug 2018
  • Looks good and has large capacity. Nothing.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 18 Sep 2018
  • Good capacity for size of product. No obvious ones.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 5 Nov 2018
  • ... chills quite quickly and maintains the chill extremely well. It has an excellent capacity as well. No autodefrost.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 20 Aug 2018
  • 7 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Had Worse Storage

    Several people thought that the Essentials CUL55W18 had bad shelves, was bad for storing bottles and had bad drawers.

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    Has Bad Shelves
    10 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • Large interior. Very quiet and lovely bright light. Perhaps an extra shelf.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 23 Sep 2018
  • Fresh and clean design. Glass shelves. Would rather had the slatted shelving.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 3 Sep 2018
  • Fresh and clean design. Glass shelves. Would rather had the slatted shelving.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 3 Sep 2018
  • Very quiet and works well. More flexible shelving and LEd cold white Light.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 14 Aug 2018
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    Bad for Storing Bottles
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has Bad Drawers
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Owner Thought This Fridge Had a Good Defrost Function
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    Some People Thought it Was Easy to Clean

    Three people thought that the Essentials CUL55W18 was really easy to clean.

  • A great little 'fridge which does everything it needs to do. Easy to clean - well lit and easy to move. Not expensive and very quiet. Very pleased. None ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 10 Nov 2018
  • Very easy to clean.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 24 Jul 2018
  • Looks good easy to clean quite quiet. Door shelves could be a bit taller to hold bottles from falling out.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 6 Aug 2018
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Climate class rating of T
    Has a reversible doors
    Has a thermostat
    Very small fridge net capacity
    Louder than average noise level
    Only three shelves / baskets
    Only one door balconies

    What the Reviews Say

    The vast majority of people thought it was a good size
    Over 80 people thought it was thoughtfully designed
    9 out of 10 customers thought it had an acceptable noise level
    The vast majority of people thought it had a good capacity
    Some people thought it was easy to clean
    7 out of 10 customers thought it had worse storage
    Very Small Fridge Net Capacity

    The Essentials CUL55W18's fridge net capacity of only 106L is smaller than average when compared to most other fridges. It is in the smallest 15% of all refrigerators when ranked by this feature. Across all the refrigerators the fridge net capacities range from 12L to 1,400L, and the average fridge net capacity is 210L.

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    Louder Than Average Noise Level

    Across all the fridges the noise levels range from 29dB to 55dB, and the average noise level is 38dB. The CUL55W18's noise level of 41dB is louder than 85% of all fridges when ranked by this feature.

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    Only Three Shelves / Baskets

    The CUL55W18 is a three shelf / basket fridge. Most of the other fridges have between 1 and 11 shelves / baskets.

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    Climate Class Rating of T

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    Only One Door Balconies

    The CUL55W18 is a one door balconies fridge. Most of the other fridges have between one and six door balconies.

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    Has a Reversible Doors

    The CUL55W18 has a reversible doors. 75% of fridges also have a reversible doors.

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    Has a Thermostat

    The CUL55W18 has a thermostat, which is unusual. 78% of fridges do not have a thermostat.

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    89
    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Essentials CUL55W18 has been listed on Kagoo since June 2018 and is currently ranked number 39 out of 574 fridges.
    98
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A fridge with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Essentials CUL55W18, and ranked it:

    High-End
    This fridge has a very high quality score but is very expensive - choose this if you want the best!

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    What the Reviews Say

    More than 80 people thought it was fairly priced
    84
    Age

    Essentials CUL55W18 Release Date

    November 2016

    Newer Fridges Worth Considering

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    86
    Running Costs

    Running Costs Are Average

    This fridge has an energy efficiency classification of A, and based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 10 year running cost of the CUL55W18 is £300, which is typical compared to the other 1,602 refrigerators.

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    Electricity cost £295.31
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    Total running cost over 10 years £295.31
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    1.3T
    Running this fridge over 10 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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    To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 35 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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    What the Reviews Say

    The vast majority of people thought the Essentials CUL55W18 had been designed with environmental issues in mind

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    Essentials CUL55W18 Specification

    Key Features
    Case Design
    Fridge Net Capacity
    Height
    Width
    Performance
    Noise Level
    Thermostat
    Automatic Defrost Function (Fridge)
    Climate Class
    Design
    Type
    Door Balconies
    Shelf / Basket
    Control Type
    Reversible Doors
    Colour
    Ergonomics
    Interior Light
    Power
    Annual Energy Consumption
    Energy Efficiency Class
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Depth

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    essentials cul55w18, essentials b229595b

    Barcodes

    05017416769181

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