Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer (RF522B Series)RF522BRPX6 (Stainless Steel, Right Door, Recessed Handle), RF522BLPX6 (Stainless Steel, Left Door, Recessed Handle), RF522BRPW6 (White, Right Door, Recessed Handle), etc...
Long-lasting fridge known to last for years
Easy to clean
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Good fridge but faulty when left factory
I purchased this fridge 2 1/2 years ago , unpacked and installed by Good Guys and never moved by me since. I recently discovered a sizeable gap in top door when cleaning which FP technician said must have left factory like that. After adjustment to close gap requiring considerable brute force by FP I can notice a much heavier pull required to open the door now. So how much extra electricity was wasted before restoring the door to how it should have been in the first place? Not happy to pay $170 for shoddy assembly.
Purchased in March 2018 at The Good Guys Physical store for $1,545.00.
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.
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.
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.
Bought about 9 months ago, so far does a perfect job. running smoothly with minimum noise. very easy to clean.
Temperature is great in all compartments, it is well maintained and great for value especially if you do not have a big house great fit in house. It also freeze everything well inside.
Sleek, modern and functional
First time purchasing a bottom mounted fridge which replaced my top mounted Westinghouse fridge that lasted 14 years.
Initially wanted a french door fridge but glad I changed it to a bottom mounted.
Purchased from Appliances Online and was extremely impressed with their customer service.
Ordered at 8.30pm by phone, changed my order at 11.30pm, delivered by 10.30am the following morning.
Delivery service included free installation and removal of the old fridge.
Fast turn around was due to stock being available in their warehouse.
sleek, modern design, recessed handles gives it an understated and minimalist look ...
Great looking fridge, which controls temperature really well. Great space inside with some really sturdy shelves. It can be a litttle noisy at times but nothing too extreme just went you have loaded it up and its trying to get back down to temperature. I would have no issue buying this fridge again or recommending it to others
Love all aspects of this fridge but the only 2 things that lets it down on my opinion
. is the freezer the drawers do not come out fully and therefor hard to use.
. Very noisy
. Everything inside the fridge stays super cool
. smart crisp drawers
Happy but sometimes it’s difficult to keep it open. The door hits the left shells of the pantry. It also will be better if you have more compartments for the milk. Happy with the temperature. Like the finish mat of the stainless steel. Perfect size for the pantry. I like to have one door, I was sick with the other fridge/ double door.
Great looking fridge.
Great stainless steel design and very sleek. I am amazed by how strong the plastic trays are - apparently, it can withstand a 70kg of weight! The bottle chill feature is very neat and I do like the spaciousness of this fridge. Perfect for storing a large number of frozen meals.
Giving this a four star as the features are just very basic.
At last, a User Friendly Fridge/Freezer
When our old side by side fridge/freezer Westinghouse broke down after 17 years faithful service, we initially thought to replace it with more of the same. However once we reached the white goods store, we were captivated by the so called "Bottom Mount" variety of items. Much more convenient for us senior citizens, having a full width fridge (unlike the side by side with only narrow fridge shelves) and the freezer at the bottom.
After comparing many diferent brands, we were drawn to this Fisher Paykel model as not only does the silver finis...h look rather special, inside the unit becomes a virtual "Tardis" with heaps of space in the fridge and easy slide drawers in the freezer. The inset/recessed opening to the doors rather than extruding handles, ensures that little grand children fingers don't start grabbing and opening the dorrs when our backs are turned! Only a month in but so far very impressed with our Fisher Paykel bottom mount fridge.
Great Family Fridge
We are delighted with this fridge. We bought it after careful research including reading the reviews here and it does live up to our expectations. It looks very smart in the kitchen and runs quiet as a mouse, which is a huge relief as out our one buzzed like anything. Indie is all modem and white with plastic shelves. Some of them are a bit junky but the micro climate areas are excellent. I also am so happy to have the freezer down below and the food up top. Great purchase.
Very happy with this
Excellent fruit and veg keeper - best one in any fridge we have had - keeps produce really fresh
Very quiet and thats important as we live in a very open plan house
Stainless steel shows fingermarks but that is more a housekeeping problem
inside layout simple and very light. Door storage excellent
Freezer easy to use but not a lot of storage space. Good place for ice making and quick freeze
Quiet which was very important to us
Some fridges can drive you mad with their buzzing but this fridge is pretty good. Some of the internal parts are a little plasticky and have been discarded. I keep the thermostat at the 2nd lowest 0f 11 levels to keep the fridge at 5 degrees or cooler. Paid 1.5k and seems a good buy to date overall.
First time we have gone for a bottom freezer fridge and we love it.
Plenty of storage for all we need, good lighting so there is nothing hiding in dark corners.
Would have given this product 5 stars if it included a full size wine rack and egg holder for the door.
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)
Get an answer from our members and Fisher & Paykel representatives
- 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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