Love my new fridge/freezer
Had a very similar size from Electrolux which lasted a long time. But to be honest I truly love the look of this unit. The freezer layout is very easy to use and much more practical than my previous fridge - Easy to see everything and plenty of room. The fridge section is roomy and easy to reach all that it contains
Purchased in March 2021 at Appliances Online for $1,800.00.
Terrible Long-Term Fridge
I don't know if we just got a dud or what, but we have had this fridge for just over 2 years and its really just not good, was never great but has gotten significantly worse over the last 8 or so months and is now out of warranty.
The first issue we had was is if you place food in the wrong area of the fridge, expect it to be frozen. I've had countless things on various shelves come out with ice shards, even on the default temperature setting or warmer.
Then, within the first 18 months, the spring-type element that bounces the fridge door b...ack to help the sensor alert you to the door being left open snapped clean off. In fact, it snapped off so cleanly and out of no where, it took me nearly 2 weeks to figure out what the piece that shot across the kitchen even did. In November (about 6 months after the last issue) the top freezer drawer slider has popped out and I think its snapped. If you open the freezer now, the drawer slides itself out and the only way to close the freezer is to hold the drawer shut and use the door itself to keep it in place. If I remove the drawer itself and view the slider, the arm swings freely behind the shelf itself. You can put it back and as soon as you slide the drawer out it pops back out again. The fridge can also be excessively loud of a night, sounds like something rattling and there's nothing we can do to fix it - believe me, I've tried finding it. Was the first Fisher & Paykel product I've had in a long time and I can confidently say it will be the last.
Purchased in September 2018 at Harvey Norman.
Model RF522 BRPX6: Bought from Appliances Online. We were disappointed that a left-hinged door model was not available, but will learn to live with the right-hand opening. Frig appears to work silently and well. Couldn't find out how to remove the covers to the two baskets in the top shelf of the door, which we would prefer to have open as that shelf is getting fairly high in the frig, but will live with that too until we get better (non-destructive) advice. Plenty of frig shelves supplied, and we have removed one (together with two d...oor baskets) entirely to allow taller objects to be cooled. I like the wheels on the frig - easy to move the frig in and out, and easy to lock down. The frig comes with a reasonably-extensive and helpful list of instructions as to temperatures at which foods such as vegetables should be stored, but unfortunately there is no digital temperature read-out in the frig and you need to insert an external thermometer. A built-in digital thermometer should be too much for Fisher & Paykel to supply for the price of the frig. Repairmen who came (at a price!!) to look at our former (19-y.o.) Fisher & Paykel frig, said that a new one would not last as long. We will wait and see.
Purchased in September 2020 at Appliances Online for $1,907.00.
Great reliable fridge
This fridge has lasted several years and never been a problem. The shelving is easy to move to suit youor needs and also easy to clean. Nice even temp throughout. I would also definitely recommend the upside type of fridge which makes more sense than having the freezer on top.
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Fantastic family fridge!
I have only just purchased this fridge after having my previous Fisher & Paykel fridge for over 12 years. This brand is reliable and lasts the test of time. This fridge is durable, practical and has plenty of space! All compartments are easy to open and the temperature remains cool, always keeping your food at the ideal temperature. Perfect for any family. Highly recommended.
Fantastic Fridge and Freezer. Very Roomy
Just love how Shelves just wipe clean. Extremely roomy easily accessible shelves. Fridge at eye level is a fantastic thing don't get lost in the back of the Fridge Love the Freezer Drawers, particularly small middle one which is fantastic for ice cube trays and freezing items flat.. This is my ideal Fridge / Freezer
Best fridge I’ve owned
This fridge is perfect being bottom mount every day items are always at eye level. Super quiet , well lit interior and plenty of room with good size shelves in the door. Crisper keeps vegetables in perfect condition for longer than any previous fridges I’ve owned. The recessed handles are great giving a straight forward minimalist look.
Smart design and layout, excellent
Changing from a double-door fridge, the Fisher and Paykel was like a breath of fresh air. We liked the layout of the shelves, wide and shallow shelves so you get to see everything in the fridge clearly without having to rummage or dig deep. The interior light were well positioned and laminates the interior very well. Having used Japanese branded fridges before (like Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp etc), it lacks the the little details and various additional conveniences that Japanese models offer (e.g. built-in ice maker without piping). ...The clear plastic baskets look sleek and allow you to see what inside easily. I trust it will last us for a good many years to come, having used Fisher and Paykel products before, and the warranty on this item is quite good.
Questions & Answers
My fridge is super noisy!!! I barely slept last night. It was delivered yesterday - new from Harvey Norman. I followed the HN delivery guy's instructions and waited the requisite 2 hours before turning on to cool. Any ideas why it's so noisy when all the reviews say it's super quiet???
There's only one idea that I'd have, and that is, declare it a DOA. I'd get HN to get another one delivered tomorrow, you can't have a sleepless night sleep over a DOA fridge
Ive been told from a couple of sources that the newer fridges are inherently noisier, something to do with what they had to do when making fridges more eco energy friendly. Very common feedback that newer fridges are noisier.
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|Category||Bottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators|
|Dimensions||1720 x 790 x 695 mm|
|Energy Rating||3 star(s)|
|Household Size||4-5 people|
|Features||Door Alarm and Frost Free|
|Number of Shelves||4|
|Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins||2|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White|
|Total Capacity||519 L|
|Fridge Capacity||360 L|
|Freezer Capacity||159 L|
- GTIN13: 9415112248027
- MPN: RF522BRPW6
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