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Hotpoint RLFM171P
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Hotpoint RLFM171P Fridge

Freestanding Upright 342L 1,750mm May 2015
Case Design Type Fridge Net Capacity Height Release Date
Keep your food fresher and safer for longer. Keeps your food fresher for longer and protects your family with a special anti-bacterial coating on the inner walls that kills bacteria and mould. More
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7 Reasons For

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.

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”.


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”.

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.

Good 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 Good Fridge Reviews

Hotpoint has good average ratings across all refrigerators, however it has poor ratings specifically within its Freestanding refrigerators range.


Two Number of Vegetable Drawerss

The Hotpoint RLFM171P has more number of vegetable drawerss than most of the fridges of this age and type. Most of the Freestanding refrigerators that have been around for around the same time as the RLFM171P only have one number of vegetable drawers, however this Hotpoint fridge has two number of vegetable drawerss.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor Owner Reviews

Users have rated this Freestanding refrigerator on average 43%. This refrigerator in the bottom 20% of all the Freestanding refrigerators that have been on the market for more than a year when ranked by user rating.

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”.

Does Not Have a Water Dispenser

Like most of the other comparable spec refrigerators that have been around for a similar time to the RLFM171P, the RLFM171P does not have a water dispenser.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

At 43 decibels, the RLFM171P has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other Freestanding refrigerators that were launched more than a year ago. The noise levels of fridges that have been around for a similar time to the RLFM171P range from 33dB to 43dB.

There are a number of alternative 43dB noise level refrigerators currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Hotpoint RLFM151P[plb_2878114_price].

Fridges with a louder noise level that might also be worth considering include the Bosch KSV29NW30[plb_2842868_price] (39dB), or the Siemens KS36VAW31[plb_1649251_price] (39dB) which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Hotpoint RLFM171P

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Hotpoint released the RLFM171P.

Running Costs Are OK

This Hotpoint refrigerator has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 24 year running cost of the RLFM171P is £334, which is typical compared to the other 69 refrigerators of a similar age and type.

Average Fridge Net Capacity

With a fridge net capacity of 342 liters, the RLFM171P has a relatively standard fridge net capacity compared to most of the other fridges that are a comparable age to the RLFM171P.

If you are looking for a bigger fridge net capacity then you might want to look at the Bosch KSV36VW30G[plb_3287574_price] (346L and higher rated), the Smeg UK35PX3[plb_2895338_price] (349L and higher rated), or the Samsung RR35H6110SA[plb_2882004_price] (350L and higher rated).

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User Reviews

Reviewed 19 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

This fridge is just what I won'ted ,it's great .

Reviewed 14 May 2016 by CV Reid

If you are thinking of buying this fridge, then make sure that you also buy at least one spare door handle. Three have broken in the past eighteen months on our fridge, with normal family use. The... Read more…

Reviewed 23 December 2015 by Film Fan

As another reviewer said, the handle is a very poor design. Mine has broken after just 4 months of use. Not great.

Reviewed 19 December 2015 by Johnsnotes

This is the worst fridge I have ever owned. The design is awful. The first one lasted 18 months and was replaced under a domestic appliance insurance. The replacement lasted four months. The main... Read more…

Reviewed 19 November 2015 by Jason Jenkins
(Verified Purchase)

The order was delivered as per the suppliers confirmation and I was pleased with that. However: the appliance was not unpacked by the delivery team and when I unpacked it later on that evening the... Read more…

Reviewed 18 February 2015 by Bob
(Verified Purchase)

Arrived very promptly, good delivery, very competitive price. Fridge good size, really good.

Door handle keeps breaking. They changed the design but it still breaks. Their 5 year guarantee covers parts but not labour, so to change a door handle which takes 1 minute and is completely... Read more…

Reviewed 29 September 2014 by P Rob | 11 Comments

I am sure the product is fine when it works but when you have a problem do not expect to get anything like half decent customer service from Hotpoint. When this arrived it had a very noisy motor... Read more…

Reviewed 13 August 2014 by Lin
(Verified Purchase)

Actually this was cancelled so cant rate it!!! sorry...

Reviewed 12 July 2014 by Barbara Steward | 11 Comments

The fridge does what it is supposed to do, it keeps the food cold and runs quietly. But we are now on our third handle, the first two have broken at the same point just above the two screw holes... Read more…

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Total running cost over 10 years £333.70
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Running this fridge over 10 years will generate 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 43 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers rlfm171, rlfm171g, labour rlfm171, labour rlfm171g, labour rlfm171p, hotpoint rlfm171, hotpoint rlfm171g, hotpoint rlfm171gc, hotpoint rlfm171gco, hotpoint rlfm171gcol, hotpoint rlfm171gcolo, hotpoint rlfm171gcolou, hotpoint rlfm171gcolour
Barcodes 05016108778012

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