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Hotpoint FSFL1810G review

 Review: February 2016  

Rating: 3 stars

In a nutshell: The Hotpoint FSFL1810G is one of Hotpoint's better fridge-freezers. It's larger than average, and has good freezing capacity and a well-designed fridge compartment. Its graphite finish is practical rather than premium, but overall it seems to be well-built and reliable. It scores well for energy efficiency, but isn't the quietest appliance you can buy. We recommend that you shop around for a good price.


Design & features

The Hotpoint Smart FSFL 1810 G fridge-freezer has been around for a couple of years now, and thanks to recent price falls, it's starting to look like good value.

This model is wider than most other Hotpoints, and it has a more generous storage capacity. It's not a premium appliance, but has a hardwearing plastic graphite finish that's built to last. The doors could be easier to open, but they do have a useful automatic closing feature, so there's no risk of leaving the door open accidentally.

Inside, the fridge and freezer compartments have good, practical layouts. The freezer section is moderately big and is divided into 2 small and 2 large compartments. The fridge has split salad drawers, 4 glass shelves (3 are adjustable), and a sensible amount of door storage. The total fridge space isn't particularly large, but is more than cheaper Hotpoint models.

The appliance has an anti-bacterial coating on the inner walls that supposedly kills bacteria and mould, and is frost-free. A simple control panel at the top of the fridge lets you set the temperature, and there's a special "holiday" setting, which keeps the freezer running whilst the fridge is set to 12ºC.

Efficiency, noise & reliability

Like the majority of fridge-freezers, the FSFL1810G is rated A+ for energy efficiency. Being smaller than many rival makes, its energy use is low, making it very economical to run. It's averagely quiet, with a noise level of 44dB.

This model is popular and has been on the market for a couple of years now, and it seems to be reasonably reliable. Its simple no-nonsense design means there aren't many things that can go wrong.

Conclusion - one of the best from Hotpoint

The Hotpoint FSFL1810G is one of Hotpoint's best fridge freezers. It's larger than most of the company's other models, and has a larger storage capacity. Its internal layout is good, and it seems to be solidly constructed.

A word on pricing, however. The price of this particular model does seem to fluctuate considerably. A good price would be around £350. Don't pay a lot more than this - it's not worth it.

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Freezer working fine, fridge won't go cold and is constantly bleeping?

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Any idea why the fridge is not very cold at all- am losing food from it. The freezer is fine ??? HELP!

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Reviewed by Mrs buxton from Uk on 10th Nov 2017
I have a big problem with this product.it is only 17 months old and the compressor has stopped working the part needed will take 4 days to arrive from my warranty provider I have had to go and purchase a freezer to save the food inside I could use house insurance as anyone knows this will put my insurance premium up in am not happy and out of pocket.

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