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10 Reasons For
Good User Reviews
L5010W owners on average rated this refrigerator 88%. Most L5010W owners think it is one of the very best refrigerators of this type and age.
Running Costs Are Very Low
This refrigerator is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The L5010W is in the cheapest 8% of all 25 Undercounter fridges that were released more than two years ago that we have looked at for 24 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 24 year running cost of the L5010W is £250.
Four LEC L5010W reviewers who reviewed the LEC L5010W concluded that it was good value for money. Churchpolly mentioned “This is a lovely fridge and extremely good value at the price” in their review. Jimmy Boy mentioned “Money wise well pleased all round” in his review. Jimmy Boy also wrote “Great price”.
Acceptable Noise Level
A number of LEC L5010W reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was quiet. Backstopbob mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Is almost silent in operation” in their review of the LEC L5010W and scored it very highly. Mr. J. R. Slatcher mentioned in their review of the LEC L5010W in the same month “Spacious, quiet and efficient”. Mrs C wrote three years ago “Really pleased with both purchases, nice and quiet, look good next to each other”.
According to sales data from Amazon, the L5010W is a popular choice amongst people who purchased refrigerators in the last 3 months.
A few people reckoned that the LEC L5010W was good looking. Churchpolly mentioned in their review on Amazon “It keeps the food beautifully cold even at the lowest setting”. Churchpolly also mentioned “Simply waited for them to come into fashion as "shabby chic!”.
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We checked 127 user and expert reviews for LEC refrigerators and found that on average LEC has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that LEC has good reviews specifically for its Undercounter fridges.
One LEC L5010W owner who purchased it concluded that it had good shelves. Two years ago Mr. J. R. Slatcher scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The shelves are easily adjusted, as is the temperature control”.
One LEC L5010W reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the LEC L5010W was a good size. Steve gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said “Good size fridge”.
One customer considered that this fridge was reliable. S C Badcock Mrs S C Badcock said “Fridge replaced older model which was very reliable so thought I would stay with same brand !”.
3 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Water Dispenser
The LEC L5010W does not have a water dispenser, although keep in mind that most of the other fridges that have been around for around the same time as the L5010W also do not have a water dispenser.
Quite Small Fridge Gross Capacity
The LEC L5010W has one of the smaller fridge gross capacitys (only 115 liters) amongst Undercounter fridges of this age. Fridges of this age and spec have fridge gross capacitys of between 46L and 160L.
Quite Small Total Gross Capacity
The total gross capacitys of comparable spec fridges that were released around the same time as the L5010W range from 46L to 160L, and the average total gross capacity is 120L. The LEC L5010W has a quite small total gross capacity (only 115 liters) compared to most of the other Undercounter fridges that have been available for a comparable time to the L5010W.
3 Other reasons to consider the LEC L5010W
Released Over Three Years Ago
LEC released the L5010W over three years ago.
Average Noise Level
At 40 decibels, the LEC L5010W has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other Undercounter fridges that were launched more than two years ago.
If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Logik LUL55B13[plb_2962383_price] (42dB), the Essentials CUL55W12[plb_2962382_price] (42dB), or the LEC R5010W[plb_2962384_price] (40dB).
Average Fridge Net Capacity
At 112 liters, the LEC L5010W has a fairly typical fridge net capacity compared to most of the other refrigerators that were launched more than two years ago.
If this fridge fridge net capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HFOE54[pl_2962389_price] (113L), or the HFLE54[pl_2962403_price] (125L) both from Hoover.
Very small inside compared to the one it was replacing which had same outside dimensions. No egg rack! Makes funny noises from time to time but hopefully these will settle down as only set up 2... Read more…
I was desperate - weather of 29 degrees and fridge not working! Ordered the fridge and freezer together and was delivered as promised within 5 days. Really pleased with both purchases, nice and... Read more…
This is a lovely fridge and extremely good value at the price. A+ electricity rating is nice to have and it keeps the food beautifully cold even at the lowest setting. One slight niggle I suppose... Read more…
This was bought as a secondary fridge to keep in the garage. We use it when we entertain and also to store all those 2 for 3 products that we can't fit in our home fridge. A good sized fridge at a... Read more…
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Running this fridge over 10 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 32 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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