alright based on your requirements it seems that it would best if you would be able to take on the american 2 door side by side those type of fridges as they are usually around 600 litres of capacity for both the fridge and freezer compartments.
i must iterate that it is not necessarily true thjat those with water and ice dispenser burns a hole in the pocket in fact if you get those higher end models usually are power consuming and may consume even lesser than those without the dispensers so yueah.
if you are comfortable with a budget of about say 2500 or so this would be the one for you.
samsung side by side with water and ice dispenser
Brand Model Type Green Ticks Volume (l) Annual Energy Consumption (kWh) Estimated Energy Bill ($)
Samsung RS25KLAL Refrigerator, side by side, ice & water dispenser 2 682 869 178
this one is about 682 litres in volume capacity
uses about 869 kw per year
and appoximate $178 per annum.
676L Nett Capacity
Silver Nano Health System
The Silver Nano coating in the inner lining of the refrigerator prevents propagation of
bacteria, hence providing more hygenic storage area.
Twin Cooling System
Controls and generates cooling air for the refrigerator and freezer separately with two
independent evaporators, thus maintaining each compartment at their optimal
*Optimal humidity level
*Ideal temperature and speedy cooling
*No mixing of odors
Tempered Glass Shelves
Digital Display and Control
Ice & Water Dispenser
Allows you to select the temperatre and functions that fit your lifestyle and needs.
in looking for a fridge try to look for those that has multi air flow that would be good. and also maybe the shelving preferably not plastics as they have a higher tendency to break. try to get like tempered glass or even better get safety glass they are stronger and for safety glass if it break it will not shatter but just crack to not so small pieces. so hence safer to handle
i am not sure if this is true, pls enlighten me if i am wrong.
i heard that those fridges with ticks endorsed by nccc and with the energy consumption listed in the website are captured with the fridges being kept closed. thus, the figures may not be accurate especially when u open the fridges time to time.
well then in that case all of it wouldnt be accurate wouldnt it.
well for all consumption it can only be to as much as close to near perfect or ideal conditions. if you want to compare on the basis of which consumes more which relates to the number of times its being opened then the test figures would not be fair. cos the area factor (as in cold air loss when you open) is different and different people have differing habit so to eliminate such nitty gritty issues.
all fridges and air con they are applied in the same manner as in perfect or ideal condition.
take for example air con. if you really want to have it then it would set at 20 lor cos most consumers will set as such but the ideal conditions is to set the thermostat to be at 24 degrees then they just base the readings throughout from this criteria of 24 isnt easier?
I was also keen on F&P both fridge and dishwasher (so beautiful their design, but I digress) until someone told me they tend to have problems...then I read in some appliance review forum (non singapore one) and feedback is that their stuff keeps breaking down and all their ratings were quite low....however since I never owned one, I dunno if it is true. Any F&P owners care to share?
The thing is that now I am at a lost cuz I need a fridge that can open from right to left instead of the standard left to right, and also has a bottom freezer. F&P is the only one I know of that fits this need very well. Sigh....
Anyone knows any other brands I can also consider? Thanks!
my parents have been using F&P fridge fpr abt 8yrs already...till now never breakdown before...maybe its just luck when u buy electrical items...even gd brand will breakdown
eg. merc is a gd car with gd engine, parts but my dad one tends to have parts like air con not working properly sometimes....also some of his frends one is working fine some are also not...so i can say its all base on luck...
u go to a gd restaurant, u expect service to be tip top...but sometimes waitress tends to make mistake too...human being mah...even robot also can breakdown...haha
I am using Panasonic fridge. From wat i know, F&P is using Panasonic motor for their fridge. Hence, i choose Panasonic as price range more affordable, mine is $799 while the similar model of F&P would cost ard $1399.
i actually went to Harvey norman and wanted to purchase F&P E440T. as in this forum, a lot of ppl say F&P fridge is the most energy saving. Even based on NEEC website, it seem to be too.
but the saleman actually told us F&P fridge is not energy saving. he said that F&P fridge have this active dunno wat sys which actually activate the compressor whenever u open the door. thus it consume more energy.
and NEEC rating is only based on the energy consume when u nv open the door.
and the quality of the F&P fridge is not gd. he demo how easily the rubber got tear off on the fridge?
then he recommended us on the mit MR-F45 fridge which is actually much lower price than F&P?
and he said is much better in energy saving (not true if u see the NEEC energy comparison btw both fridge)
and he say the quality of mit fridge is beta than F&P.
we faced the same situation as well, so we went to courts and to some of the neighbourhood appliance stores as well to enquire about the model we have in mind and the model recommended by the various sales persons to confirm what they are saying is true.
We ended up with Mitsubitshi and Toshiba fridges being the highest recommended among all the shops we visited.
I am using Panasonic fridge model NR-C432D for 3 years now. Recently, i notice the frozen food (eg. meat)that i put in the freezer will have some ice on when i took out to thaw. Is this the norm? How come i never noticed it previously? Also the vegetables i put on the bottom of the fridge also had condensation on(ie wet) when i took them out. Is my fridge temperature too cold??
i dunno about their standard fridge but i know their american style fride with side by side door the energy efficiency is very good and so far using it for more than 3 years no problems so i guess its alright.
I am also eyeing Toshiba Lucent Series GR-L40 with 5 doors, one of which is a separate ice compartment too. It has electric touch open door. Was selling at HN at 1.7K. But the shelves not tempered glass, but plastic.
Anyone knows which brand has slim fridge less than 700mm and has 5 doors, one of which is ice compartment.