Written on: 26/02/2013 by danskat01 (7 reviews written)
Owned this for 5 years now, initially it was ok, freezer tiny due to all the space taken up by the 'frost free' bit. Makes lots of strange noises - so much so with TV on loud my wife and I were constantly wondering what the popping & whirring was!
Yes the fridge and freezer drawers soon broke, poor quality brittle plastic with corners chipped off etc. Just over a few weeks ago the compressor started to get louder and louder, a real distraction. I thought Hotpoint would be excellent quality etc in relation to the cost but nope.
We've had a few terrible experiences with their customer services in general too.
It does the job, we've never had to defrost it, you do need to drag it out every year to clean the water container at the back which stinks btw but if you don't mind shoddy part quality with noisy running then yes £20 would probably be the most I'd pay :)