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Hotpoint RLFM171P

£329.00
A fully featured 342 liter refrigerator
Free­standing 342L 1,750mm 600mm May 2015
Case Design Fridge Net Capacity Height Width Release Date
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Hotpoint RLFM171P Review

Released 2 years ago and with average features, we have ranked the Hotpoint RLFM171P number 344 across all fridges.
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12 Reviews
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Average
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Good Features
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2 Years Old
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£334 Over 24 Years
Overall Score
46
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47?

It has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 43%, based on 12 reviews. Zanussi fridges have excellent reviews in general.
This fridge is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better fridges are available. View the latest fridges 2017.
It has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £334 over 24 years are typical compared to the other 645 refrigerators that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is fairly priced, is a good size and is robust. However they also report unimpressive design.
This Hotpoint fridge has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a defrost function
Has an anti-bacterial function
Fairly loud noise level

Hotpoint RLFM171P In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Poor

Based on 12 owner reviews this refrigerator has an average owner rating of 43 out of 100. Users aren't convinced by this Hotpoint fridge.

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Customers Report Poor Design

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was not a good design. Two years ago Film Fan wrote in their review of this fridge “Very poor handle design” and gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Film Fan also wrote “The handle is a very poor design”. Johnsnotes wrote in their review of this fridge “The design is awful”.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was good value for money. Bob gave the Hotpoint RLFM171 a score of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Arrived very promptly, good delivery, very competitive price” in his review of the Hotpoint RLFM171.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was a good size. Two years ago Bob scored the Hotpoint RLFM171 5 stars and he said in his review “Fridge good size, really good”.

Users Report it is Robust

A few Hotpoint RLFM171 reviewers who bought the Hotpoint RLFM171 considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Cv Reid wrote in their review “The light has broken”. Two years ago Film Fan said “Mine has broken after just 4 months of use”.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

One Hotpoint RLFM171 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Hotpoint RLFM171 was quiet. Barbara Steward wrote in her review on Amazon three years ago “It keeps the food cold and runs quietly.” nonetheless she only scored it 3 stars.

Users Report Superior Storage

One Hotpoint RLFM171 owner concluded that it had good drawers. Cv Reid wrote “The plastic chiller drawer cracked easily”.

One customer concluded that this fridge had good storage. Cv Reid said on Amazon last year “It is not a robust item, which is a shame because it has spacious storage” in their review but in spite of that they gave the product a score of 1 stars.

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Hotpoint Has Very Good Reviews for Its Refrigerators

Hotpoint fridges have very good ratings on average and across all fridges Hotpoint is one of the superior manufacturers.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this refrigerator has an average price compared to other fridges. The price range of fridges is from £29 to £1,895.


Features

Has a Defrost Function

The Hotpoint RLFM171P has a defrost function. Most of the other fridges also have a defrost function.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of fridges is 4dB, the loudest is 63dB, and the average noise level is 38dB. The RLFM171P has one of the loudest noise levels (43 decibels) amongst fridges of this age.

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Has an Anti-Bacterial Function

The Hotpoint RLFM171P has an anti-bacterial function. Most of the other fridges also have an anti-bacterial function.

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Quite Big Fridge Net Capacity

The smallest fridge net capacity of fridges is 5L, the biggest is 560L, and the average fridge net capacity is 210L. At 342 liters, the RLFM171P has a fairly big fridge net capacity compared to most of the other fridges.

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Quite Large Total Gross Capacity

The total gross capacities of fridges range from 46L to 500L, and the average total gross capacity is 220L. At 346 liters, the Hotpoint RLFM171P has a fairly large total gross capacity compared to most of the other fridges.

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Has a Multi-Airflow System

The RLFM171P has a multi-airflow system, as do most of the other refrigerators.

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Two Fruit/vegetable Drawers

The RLFM171P is a two fruit/vegetable drawer refrigerator. Most of the other refrigerators have between one and five fruit/vegetable drawers.

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Fairly Big Gross Capacity (fridge)

The RLFM171P has one of the bigger gross capacities (fridge) (346 liters) amongst fridges of this age. The gross capacities (fridge) of fridges range from 5.2L to 700L.

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T Climate Class

This refrigerator has a T|SN|SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical)|T (Tropical)|SN (Subnormal)|A+ climate class, which is the most frequently found climate class on fridges.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was May 2015 when Hotpoint released the RLFM171P.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This Hotpoint refrigerator is rated A+ for energy efficiency. Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 24 year running cost of the RLFM171P is £334, which is typical compared to the other 645 refrigerators.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 772801971rlfm171p, hotpoint rlfm171p, labour rlfm171p, summer rlfm171p
Barcodes 05016108778029

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