Fridges - Which to choose?

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  1. lIghty

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    Hi all,

    I'm in the market to purchase a new fridge as my old Defy is just not cutting it anymore:(

    I'm wanting to buy something decent that will last a few years, preferably have a water dispenser (for beer:thumbup:) and must be 100% frost free!

    The door also need to be reversible (hinging on the LHS) and my allowable size is 1880(h) x 600(w) x 760(d)

    oh ye, it must be a "combo" with fridge on top and freezer below.

    This is what I've seen so far.

    The second Samsung and both LG's are a little over spec on the hight:whistling: maybe a plan could be made:whistling:

    Samsung

    a sleek and slim 400lt frost free combi bottom freezer. RL40SBSW - bottom freezer combi - refrigerator | SAMSUNG

    430l frost free combi bottom freezer RL43WCIH - bottom freezer combi - refrigerator | SAMSUNG


    LG

    LG Electronics ::#

    LG Electronics ::#


    Any advise will be appreciated!

    Thanks
     
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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    When I shopped for a new fridge a couple of years ago I was recommended a Bosch by a couple of people, apparently they use much better insulation in the doors and walls of the fridge.
     
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    Justin, my uncle sells appliances really cheap. All brands but it is a slight reject. eg. a tiny dent on the side which you can barely see, and it will be half or even quater the price. I forgot his number, but ring me up tomorrow and I will organize it for you ;)
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    It's not lIghty's fault, he was born like that.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    So in other words he will fit into his fridge :p
     
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    Hey there buddy I bought a Samsung 5 years back and not sorry (with the water and ice dispenser) my mom bought a double door defy 3 years ago and endless problems (lucky still under warranty) also very nice but heard their electronics more expensive than Samsung if costs are due after guarantee is expired
     
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    With chicka on this , I also have a frost free samsung...has ice maker, quick freeze & cool...very nice
     
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    Thanks Meks, will give you a shout just now!


    So Defy is out, so I'll stick to Bangsung....
     
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    You must be my father then!:wave2:
     
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    Did you phone him Justin?
     
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    Thanks Meks I did, shot.;)
     
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    And...? Did you come right?
     
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    lIghty Thread Starter

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    he Said he can only get Defy, but will give me a shout on Monday.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
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    Hey there I didnt say defy is bad - it's just as nice just have a proper co to look at it if it's still under warranty! If there is any early bird people out here forgive me for saying this but Early Bird had not paid their acc by Defy so we really battled to get my parents one repaired but now its finally done and its warrant expires in Jan next year so we gonna pray hard!
     
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    Dont know what you fellas are bitching about Defy for. Nothing wrong with it. I have them in most of my holiday apartments and are running for years.
    This is like a Merc vs BMW debate, or NSW vs Synthetic or socks vs shoes... :p
     
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    Have to agree with Dean on this one. Bosch is a better make, unless you can get Fuchsware- the ultimate in appliances
     
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    I have a stainless Bosch upright freezer (excellent even switches off the motor and has a buzzer if the door is not closed properly and starts to defrost) and Panasonic double door frost free and they are both great.

    Samsung and LG also has great products. My sister has defy and never had problems.
    The only difference between normal and frost free is the have piping where the door seals from the compressor to heat it up and there is a element behind the cooling plate that switches on when the compressor stops and switches off when it runs, this melts any ice building up. This gets dumped on top of the motor that has a plastic container and with the heat generated when running the water evaporates. Just interesting to say how it works.
     
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    If i remember correctly they assemble Fuchsware in Lesotho. :whistling:
     
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    Dude, any fridge you can touch on the outside and does not feel cold, is a good insulated fridge, then it is only about how good the mechanics are
     
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    Definitely
     
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