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Long-lasting fridge known to last for years
Easy to clean
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Absolutely Love It
This fridge is so roomy and the temp inside just amazing. The freezer on the bottom makes life so much easier for me. My ice is frozen so much faster and the fridge opens and closes so much easier, it doesnt slam shut and the open fridge door alarm is really good not annoying. There is nothing about this fridge I dont like to be honest its simply stunning.
Purchased in July 2020 at Appliances Online for $1,670.00.
have had it for 3 years and not 1 issue
has senses in both the fridge and freezer part for if its left open which helps alot with kids
holds a decent amount
Purchased in November 2017 at Harvey Norman for $1,000.00.
Perfect fridge for a home
Excellent design with plenty of space. Always maintains consistent temperature and bottom freezer is very handy to use. Water is dispenser is an excellent feature with very easy filter replacement settings. Ice dispenser is also very reliable with a quality design. Everything works perfectly.
Purchased in April 2019 at Harvey Norman for $1,600.00.
Can't believe Fisher & Paykel are still selling VERY NOISY 'activesmart' fridges!!!
We always supported F&P because they used to be a locally-produced brand - not so now. I would never buy another Fisher & Paykel product after this experience.
I can't believe Fisher & Paykel are STILL selling the activesmart fridge six years after we bought our TOTAL DUD!!! From the moment we bought the 519L fridge freezer, it's been a total nightmare - 10 call-outs for the same problems, over and over again, that weren't fixed properly, including door clips flying off, printed circuit board problems, fan problems, manufacturing problems,...
Purchased in January 2014 at Winning Appliances NSW for $1,800.00.
Great interior layout - absolutely awful constant high-pitched noise!
This is the third Fisher & Paykel fridge with the exact same interior layout (with bottom freezer) that we have had in 14 years. There was absolutely nothing at all wrong with the first 2 fridges of the same model that we had, we just decided to pass them on to younger family members each time we renovated different houses/kitchens; we loved them. But this new model (purchased late 2019) has a constant high pitched noise that is inescapable. We have an open plan kitchen/living area (like most people these days) and, even though the television i...s 10 metres away from the fridge, the constant high pitched noise interrupts TV viewing, music listening, family life etc and is extremely grating. I gather it is something to do with new (more eco friendly?) compressor technology but it is horrendous. Can anyone offer any solutions? Fisher & Paykel? Pleeeease? I sooooo regret getting rid of our previous Fisher & Paykel fridge (purchased in 2012). :(
Purchased in December 2019 at Winning Appliances WA, O'Connor for $1,570.00.
Fantastic refrigerator, perfect size, ample space, well designed
Refrigerator temperature is stable, consistent,reliable.
Design of the bottom drawers is good, ice tray allows options for freezing and accessibility.
Side handles are unobtrusive and easy to open.
Space is ample, easily accessed.
Purchased in December 2019 at Bing Lee Physical store for $1,369.00.
This Fridge can`t handle QLD Weather
I have two electric sensors one sensor for mass temp and one for air temp, the mass temp which most refrigeration mechanics go by is reading 9.3 degrees and the air 9.1 degrees. The fridge is now set at 2 lit dots, I reduced it down to two the other day when yogurt tasted warm and other things in fridge weren't very cold, also the thing about reduced fingerprints showing on the stainless steel door is rubbish and my wife hates having to wipe them off all the time.
To anyone thinking of buying one of these fridges don't waste your money and buy something else.
Purchased in December 2019 at Harvey Norman for $1,623.00.
Excellent refrigerator, but ...
We recently bought the Fisher and Paykel ActiveSmart 519L refrigerator with the recessed handles. In the main it is an excellent unit, well laid out, keeps a constant temperature, etc. However:
- The first 18 hrs it was NOISY (our kitchen is in an open plan living area). However, it seems that is because it was just getting down to temperature. All seems ok now.
- The butter/cheese compartments in the top of the door are quite high. It is ok for me but my wife is not tall and she can barely see them.
- The "soft close doors" are not like soft ...
Purchased in February 2020 at The Good Guys.
Not Suitable For Open Plan Living - Far Too Noisy!
I had the previous model F&P stainless steel upside down fridge for 15 years and when that needed replacing, the choice was easy. Despite having to replace crisper containers and shelves a couple of times due to cracking, my previous fridge was quiet, beautiful and reliable. What a mistake trusting that the new model (2017) would be the same!
It keeps food nice and cold, is easy to access and while the design is not as attractive or as easy to keep clean as its predecessor, it still looks alright...a bit like a brick and definitely more prone ...to external scratches, but ok. The real problem lies with its noisy operation. I often end up on the couch during the night due to a medical condition and this fridge makes that a horrible experience. If I have the tv on, it has to be loud enough to cover the sound of the fridge, which is too loud for middle of the night viewing and if I don't have the tv on it is like having tinnitus...a constant humming in the ears. (not a problem with the old fridge in the same location) It is a relief when it you hear the thing finish a cycle only to realise the permanent operational noise is almost as loud. Even during the day, this is the loudest thing in the room and often mistaken for an operating dishwasher. I call it 'the ever present ghost' - oooing in the corner. Having to put up with this lemon during the coming years is a daunting thought so, after another bad night of trying to sleep through the racket, I warn those who have any type of open plan living space....avoid this like the plague! I live in a medium sized apartment but I imagine that the echo effect in a large open area would be even worse. Strictly for the deaf. Yes, I have contacted F&P about this. They have nothing to say on the matter and The Good Guys Concierge don't return calls.
Purchased in October 2017 at The Good Guys for $1,800.00.
A really great fridge/freezer
Love this product. I always buy F&P because I find them very reliable appliances. Mistakenly I bought the left door but nevermind, we're used to it now and it doesn't take away from an excellent product. Temperatures even and very quiet working motor. Easy to clean with the glass shelves, something I missed with my old fridge. Bottom freezer is a boon; afterall, we don't go into the freezer as often as we go into the fridge. Very spacious, something that surprised me when it arrived, as I'd only viewed this model online before purchase. ...Happy to have decided on white as opposed to ss because it's easy to clean and looks nice. The only negative I have is the doors don't always swing fully shut but the beeping solves that, ensuing we're aware of it.
Purchased in January 2019 at Appliances Online.
Great design keeps even temperatures.
Very happy with the look of it as well.
I have a back problem so the bottom freezer is an excellent design for easy use for me.
Purchased in May 2017 at Fisher & Paykel for $1,400.00.
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Great working fridge but annoying stainless steel coating
The working functions of the fridge and freezer are great. What we don't like is the stainless steel coating which is described as easy clean with soapy water and stainless steel cleaner can't be used. However unlike conventional stainless steel appliances every time any one touches the fridge it will leave finger prints which look terrible. To keep the fridge looking nice you will be washing the front of the fridge everyday - especially if you have kids - so annoying!
Purchased in November 2018.
The fridge works well, it can be able to maintain a cosistent and reliable temperature. The door is a bit difficult to open but that shows it’s safe to use and will not lost energy. I like how there’s a drawer for putting veggies so that you won’t forget to eat them!
Purchased in June 2018.
Worst fridge and company
Three new fridges in a month
Faulty compressor had to take 5 days off work the delivery driver never turned up
No phone call or even a text Harvey Norman south Tweed blocked me just take your money and pas you on don't care how much they stuff you around
Never deal with again
Purchased in February 2019 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $1,250.00.
So easy to clean!
With our new kitchen we wanted everything streamlined and minimalist. This fridge is perfect. It has integrated handles, although I was worried that it would get too many fingerprints because there is no obvious handle. We do get a few but it is so easy to clean that it is not an issue at all. It is well designed with a great layout.
Purchased in October 2018 at Winning Appliances for $1,449.00.
Questions & Answers
Does it have egg holders?
HI Wayne. I don't think it did but if so I would have put them out. I prefer to get my eggs fresh that have not been in the fridge and then they can stay on the bench or in my cupboard. of course once they have been refrigerated then you need to place them in the fridge but with so many compartments and shelf adjustments then I would use an egg carton or an egg holder from the market . Hope this helps. Cheers
Answer is in the manual
All my appliances are fisher and paykel so buying a new fridge of the same brand was a no brainer, however, the so called active smart fridge is anything but! Items freeze in the centre top shelf, and if you lower the temperature, the items in the door are warm. Very disappointing fridge.
Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer (E522B Standard Series)Have this refrigerator is it possible to purchase two NEW crisper drawers for same,ours have broken.
Barry Coaker (Victoria)
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- This range of fridges is suitable for a household of around 4 to 5 people
- Like many other bottom mount fridges, this Fisher & Paykel has been awarded an impressive 4.5 energy rating
- The fridge adapts to your usage to conserve energy - so the fridge will only defrost and cool when necessary
- To keep food fresh and organised, this fridge includes various types of shelves, crispers, and bins
- The stainless steel body of the fridge in conjunction with solid glass shelving makes this fridge durable and easy to clean
What reviewers liked about this fridge?
- Adjustable temperature makes this fridge suitable for a range of different foods and external temperatures. For example, in summer this fridge can be made colder to cool food efficiently.
- Many reviewers have owned this fridge for lengthy periods of time, stating that their fridges were durable enough to stand the test of time. One reviewer mentioned that they had owned their previous Fisher & Paykel fridge for over 12 years.
- This Fisher & Paykel fridge is spacious and can fit a decent amount of food. Reviewers mentioned that they had plenty of space to pack away groceries for the whole family.
- The sleek stainless steel finish made a stylish addition to many kitchens - it was easy to work the fridge into the existing decor.
|Category||Bottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators||Bottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators||Bottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators||Bottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators|
|Dimensions||1720 x 790 x 695 mm||1720 x 790 x 695 mm||1720 x 790 x 695 mm||1720 x 790 x 695 mm|
|Energy Rating||3 star(s)||3 star(s)||3 star(s)||3.5 star(s)|
|Household Size||4-5 people||4-5 people||4-5 people||4-5 people|
|Features||Door Alarm and Frost Free||Door Alarm and Frost Free||Door Alarm and Frost Free||Door Alarm, Frost Free, Ice Dispenser and Water Dispenser|
|Number of Shelves||4||4||4||4|
|Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins||2||2||2||2|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||White||Black|
|Total Capacity||519 L||519 L||519 L||519 L|
|Fridge Capacity||360 L||360 L||360 L||360 L|
|Freezer Capacity||159 L||159 L||159 L||159 L|
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