SAMSUNG Bottom-Mount-Freezer Refrigerator RL38SBSW

This fridge’s shape is just what I need – it’s narrow and tall, and doesn’t take up much space in my crowded kitchen. It has an ‘A’ efficiency rating, which means that I spend less on monthly utility bills than with my last fridge which was fairly inefficient.

Furthermore, I have never had a problem with frost in the freezer section – meaning that I can take out the drawers easily.

The included door alarm informs me when I’ve forgotten to shut the door properly, which is very useful in my household. The storage capacity is just right for the family (300 litres) and the separate boxes for fruit and vegetables mean I can store meat and vegetables separately.

It also makes cleaning the fridge easier. The handle is recessed (not sticking out) so it doesn’t get in the way when I’m cooking and moving back and forth throughout the kitchen.

Unfortunately, the light is only centred at the top of the fridge, meaning that if the fridge is full, it is quite difficult to see in the lower levels of the fridge section. Furthermore, some of the shelves in the inside-door became loose easily after a few months of quite light use, reducing the space available for storage. Unfortunately, the fridge didn’t come with a separate ice-maker, which my previous one did. I would have preferred using a fridge with this feature.

Nevertheless, the freezer does work and the boxes do slide out quite easily. The price (300GBP) was also quite steep and in hindsight, I don’t think I would have paid as much.