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★★★★☆

“Thinking of a cheaper appliance?”

Written on: 08/06/2012

Usually pay for the alleged best, but decided to try something cheaper partly because of Which? reports on the brand. Not as quiet as our old Bosch but the exterior finish does not dissapoint. Interior is not quite as good in a few detail respects, but considering the price difference it would be churlish to criticise. If it gave a general impression of cheapness I would have been very unhappy. We have only had it six months, but if it proves reliable will be well satisfied… Read Full Review

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Written on: 30/10/2012

I have saved a fortune since I stopped subscribing to Which? After many disappointments with their best buys (Sony dvd recorder, Sony tv, Sony digital radio, amongst many others) I now do my research on the internet combined with looking at quality brands (eg Miele, Panasonic etc). The trouble is that Which cannot test for longevity, so their guesses are no better than yours, despite the superficial "scientific" appearance of their test regime. Recently they tested batteries and gave the best buy to Lidl's own brand. Anybody with any sense knows that Duracell outperforms these batteries, and are far less likely to leak. So another daft Which? finding that goes against all experience. Giving Beko a Best Buy rating when there has been a huge scandal over fire risks and every technician knows how unreliable their products are... words fail me. Google Beko and fire risk if you don't believe me.

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★★★☆☆

“Ok but not perfect by a long way ( just being fair here ) ”

Written on: 30/03/2012

We have a limited width in our kitchen so not much on the market for 550mm wide and looking at them all this was the best one on paper. Price not too bad and over all decent size and lots of shelf space, the wife is happy..working all ok. Down side, there's normaly a down side. Doors could do with opening just that bit more wider.. VERY POOR Problem is the freezer draws, they fall off their sliders. When the draw is full of frozen food it's a bit of a pain to refit them back. It's abit… Read Full Review

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Samkatiejoe's Comment

Written on: 15/12/2013

I completely agree with this. The drawers in the freezer part of my Beko are an absolute pain.

I don't think the fridge will last much longer because the runners which are moulded to the fridge are getting damaged at the front from trying to put the drawers back in.

I would never recommend this fridge to anyone.

And the fridge is useless for storage because of the water dispenser.

I really hate this fridge

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★☆☆☆☆

“Frost free fridge Freezer”

Written on: 07/11/2011 by angry68 (1 review written)

Upon buying this appliance I thought great not bad price looks ok.. then the problems started. The frost free fridge freezer freezes up in the......fridge you can not defost it even if u try turning it of... yes i have had it nearly 4 years but the shop I bought it from recommends u change it every 5 years... say no more will never buy Beko again - even the shop now says it has a bad reputation... very angry customer… Read Full Review

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“My Fridge Freezer has just packed in after 18 months,...”

Written on: 24/09/2010

My Fridge Freezer has just packed in after 18 months, so i thought i would look on the internet to see if it could be repaired, because to me i seems far to new to throw away, so in i typed BEKO CDA543fW and the rest speaks for its self, you have been warned, keep well away from this make… Read Full Review

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“My fidge freezer (CDA543) has packed up after about...”

Written on: 08/06/2010

My fidge freezer (CDA543) has packed up after about 18mths. Ridiculous. Waste of money.
These appliances should last alot longer than this. I could buy anew compressor for it, but why should I??
I'll stay with the better brands in future!!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I had never bought any Beko Product before and did a...”

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… Read Full Review

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“The Beko CDA543FW is the worst appliance that I have...”

Written on: 15/11/2009

The Beko CDA543FW is the worst appliance that I have ever owned. I bought it as it fitted the narrow space in my kitchen and seemed to have a good number of shelves/drawers. Unfortunately as it approached its first birthday the fridge stopped working and the engineer came out. He stated that it needed a new compressor. In fact it had 3 new compressors and two of those needed regassing. The engineer stated that the compressors were not efficient enough but we would never get a replacement out of… Read Full Review

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“I had my f/freezer for 18 months, then the fridge...”

Written on: 28/10/2009

I had my f/freezer for 18 months, then the fridge compartment iced up on the back wall and wouldn't defrost, looked into the freezer compartment and the lower part on the back was iced up, I called an engineer and he told me it was a system blockage and that the f/freezer was unserviceable. My advice stay well away. And if I could have given zero star ratings thats what it would have had… Read Full Review

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“I bought the CDA543FW due to good reviews in a...”

Written on: 18/10/2009

I bought the CDA543FW due to good reviews in a consumer magazine. In the first couple of months there as a terrible smell coming from it, at 12mths the fridge was constantly warm,the freezer wouldn't freeze and the fan was constantly going accompanoed by the sound of running water. I don't know how I avoided food poisoning. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone as all I have now is an expensive cupboard with a light in it… Read Full Review

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“Well where do i start, we bought this item from our...”

Written on: 16/09/2009

Well where do i start, we bought this item from our Choice catalogue last November and in 6 months it it was faulty 3 times and was repaired 3 times and cost us 3 lots food, one was covered by our insurance but the others times were not.

It was eventually replaced after lots of phone calls and stress and guess what after a two months it has gone again , the compressor has broken and the gas has leaked, i have called both Choice and Beko on the matter and Beko say that the warranty is just to… Read Full Review

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“I had read reviews on the Beko cda543fw before buying...”

Written on: 22/07/2009

I had read reviews on the Beko cda543fw before buying and most were positive. It's obvious now that these reviews were submitted before the product reached 1 year old. Mine worked fine until it reached the grand old age of 17 months, now the freezer doesn't freeze and the fridge doesn't chill enough to even keep butter hard. Now in the process of trying to get a repair or replacement through the sale of goods act and also contacting home insurer for loss of contents.
Would I buy a Beko fridge… Read Full Review

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“omg cant believe iv read all these reports weve had...”

Written on: 30/06/2009 by johnmc39 (1 review written)

omg cant believe iv read all these reports weve had exactly the same problems with the Beko CDA543FW… Read Full Review

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“bought a Beko CDA543FW fridge freezer july 2008 ...”

Written on: 04/06/2009

bought a Beko CDA543FW fridge freezer july 2008 noticed a couple of days ago that fridge did not seem very cold also freezer compartment not freezing properly ice cream melted ice pops melted food felt soft engineer came yesterday fitted new pump got up this morning and food defrosting again have phoned engineer again waiting reply… Read Full Review

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“Purchased just over a year ago. Had to have engineer...”

Written on: 08/05/2009

Purchased just over a year ago. Had to have engineer out twice in first year for major problems which resulted in loss of entire fridge and freezer contents both times. Beko not interested in the slightest when we sent letter of complaint. Awaiting another engineer visit at the moment (luckily we took out extended warranty at end of first year after problems we had experienced)as the fridge temperature is 10 degrees above safe temperature so more food ruined… Read Full Review

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“After 12months the Beko CDA543FW died a slow death....”

Written on: 09/01/2009

After 12months the Beko CDA543FW died a slow death. initially losing temp & then began to leak pools of water all over the floor. After four or five encounters with a mop and bucket it finally passed away peacefully taking a the whole contents of my 'big shop' with it… Read Full Review

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“Purchased in October of last year for £279.99. i...”

Written on: 06/08/2008

Purchased in October of last year for £279.99. i hadn't heard of BEKO before and for good reason. when turned on it makes a droning sound and this is down to the fan in the freezer.

It worked up until the end of july but then when i got home from work one day there was no noise coming from it at all and the fridge food was getting soiled.

luckily my neighbour let me use their freezer so i didn't have to throw it all out.

very dissapointing and it just proves that choosing an unknown brand… Read Full Review

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“The refrigerator is now only 18 months old and...”

Written on: 24/03/2008

The refrigerator is now only 18 months old and compressor has broken down, lost entire contents because of this Beko… Read Full Review

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“The fridge freezer worked as normal for just over a...”

Written on: 05/02/2008 by segura (1 review written)

The fridge freezer worked as normal for just over a year, it looks nice but has stopped working completely. We lost all our food and have a large expensive useless box in our kitchen. very very dissatisfied… Read Full Review

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