Written on: 21/04/2010 by 4 Petes Sake (2 reviews written)
I had never bought any Beko Product before and did a lot of reading before I plumped for the Beko CDA543FW Fridge/Freezer. There were some scare stories about them, not least on this website, but reading elsewhere I got the impression that Beko had turned the corner and had now improved its reliability considerably.
Many people cause themselves problems with Fridge/Freezers by turning them on straight away after moving them, which is definitely not recommended. We had to move ours to put down new flooring and then on putting it back left it switched off overnight before turning it on again.
This Fridge Freezer is quiet, economical, and works well in cold rooms, (our is in our utility room which is the coldest room in our house). It will work okay down to -15c. It is our first frost-free Fridge/Freezer and having experienced the benefits of this will never again buy a standard on.
I would have preferred a slightly bigger freezer and smaller fridge compartment but there are manufacturers dont seem to make them with small fridge and big freezer sections any more. I overcame this problem by also buying my first ever chest freezer for our garage. This is now full and has saved us so much money through buying cheap things in bulk and freezing them.