Top positive review
Excellent little freezer
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 October 2019
I have been contemplating extra freezer capacity for a while, but a recent main freezer fail made the decision a no-brainer. I live alone, do quite a bit of home cooking and also dividing ready made sauces or meals into single portions so there is less food wastage. My replacement under counter freezer had four drawers, but I often need just a little more space.
This Russell Hobbs freezer gives me the equivalent of a drawer and a half extra space. Just right for me. It is in my kitchen, and is almost silent running. I needed an electrician to put in some extra sockets where this freezer had to go, but I'd been contemplating doing that too.
I contacted the seller regarding the difficulty or otherwise of reversing the door. Their response was helpful, especially when I couldn't get the cover off the top of the hinge. Managed this, the suggested screwdriver and a bit of force proved adequate. However I found it quite difficult to remove the nuts off the top of the hinge, partly because I clearly didn't have the right tools - the mole grips proved the most useful. The nuts on the lower hinge were more difficult. Again mole grips were essential. The door is hinged on the right, however the manufacturing process is not as accurate with the holes for the bolts on the left. I kinda had to use a bit of force on both the top and bottom.
Was surprised that there is a metal bar at back where the freezer stands - this is a tad rough round the edges and I stood freezer on a towel to prevent damage when the electrician needed to move it. Easy enough. One solid rubber foot at the front and the other is an adjustable one.
All in all I am very pleased with this purchase, if you don't need to reverse the door it's as easy as pie to install. If you do want to reverse the door you might need a helping hand - though a female I am fairly used to d-i-y, but at 71 things are not quite so easy as they once were!
Picture shows the freezer with dinners and sauces in the boxes, plus ice cream and a large frozen tart. There's room for more so I'd better get cooking!