We were trying to buy a refrigerator and was searching online. Got positive reviews for refrigerator. When went to buy the worker was suggesting to purchase that one.
After buying was thinking that’s the good buy but now after few months realising that it’s too small.
The capacity is not much as described by company.
Good buying but not highly recommended.
- ActiveSmart RF381TRPW6 (White, Right Door)
- Verified purchase
Suits my needs
I have had this for a week now. It was the only one on the market that fitted in the required space. It is very quiet and keeps food much colder than my previous fridge that was 25 years old. I do miss having a shelf in the door to store large bottles and have had to adjust the glass shelving so they now fit on the top shelf. It is marketed as being suitable for 3-4 people but I think it’s better suited to 2-3. A small annoyance is that the lids on the 2 lidded containers in the door don’t stay open when you lift the lid up so depending on what...you keep in them you need to use both hands. My previous fridge had these but the lids stayed open. Like I said a small annoyance. I haven’t had to clean it yet but with the glass shelves it will be easy as any spillages can’t drip on the food below. The shelves were also easy to adjust so I could accommodate larger items eg. 2 litre juice containers.
Saves energy and is quite spacious
For now, the product seems to be working fine and the fan isn't too loud until at night, when it becomes more noticable. It is quite conservative in terms of energy which is always a plus. The temperature is moderated well and can be easily adjusted. Overall, I think it is a pretty decent product for a decent price.
Temperature is excellent in both fridge and freezer. Wouldn't call it quiet, but definitely a lot quieter than its 50 year old Kelvinator predecessor. Fairly easy to clean but the rubbers are staining easily.
The major problem for me is the amount of wasted space! Sold as gross volume of 380 litre, listed as net volume of 346 litre. Seems a lot less than that even due to the internal contours and the space wasted by the door shelves. And if these contours are meant to be part of the "Smart Active" component of the appliance, then the electricity usage or "Energy Rating" doesn't seem to reflect a "Smart" appliance.
Nice to have a new fridge but sad that the down sides take the shine off the joy of using it.
- ActiveSmart E381TRT3 (White, Right Door)
- Verified purchase
Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart E381T (Top Freezer) Refrigerator
This unit replaced our 30 yr old fridge which was getting a bit noisy. This F&P one was the only fridge that was small enough in height to fit in the allowable space.
It is very quiet and very efficient. When I say quiet, the only time you hear it is when you are close to and you can just sense a slight sound like a gentle breeze.
This unit has adjustable shelves and a separate temperature control for the fridge and the freezer.
The shelves are clear glass, which allows your to see what is on the shelf/shelves below.
Of course, it is frost ...
So far no problems but today every time I open a door, either freezer or fridge the fan goes on very fastr when I close door. So is t.he fan on the blink, I was worried it could be an electrical fault that might cause a fire. Apart from this, on a Sunday of course, it is a great refrigerator
faulty freezer fan
we have had this refrigerator for under 4 years and the alarm keeps going off and after doing some research it sounds like its a common fault with the freezer. The fan has stopped working and needs to be replaced or a faulty connection it is very common not happy.
I bought this fridge at least 15 years ago. It has been moved from pillar to post and it has never missed a beat. I really love it but now need more freezer space. Not happy.... but have to look at getting a bottom mount as I have no room for a small freezer. Just found out they're now made in China:-(.
It bever misses a beat
A little noise when it turns off from defrosting.
Based on its performance in Consumer tests I opted for this fridge freezer model in November 2011. The first appliance delivered clearly had not been checked closely by F&P quality control (do they exist?) and a quick check (pop a torch inside and close the door) showed that the freezer did not seal properly. The replacement passed the 'torch test'. By the way, I emailed F&P about the problem... no response: shows interest doesn't it?
In late May, 2014 (naturally out of warranty) a piece of plastic broke off the bottom of the freezer door (...this provided the initial resistance (additional to the magnetic seal) to opening and the 'boost' to close prior to the magnetic seal). At 3mm thick by about 10mm in length virtually impossible to repair in-situ and fiddly to replace. As to the performance of the fridge/freezer - a big improvement on its predecessor. Better efficiency and thermostatic control - you'd expect that in a newer model wouldn't you?. As to construction - its predecessor (a Westinghouse) despite being over 20 years old did not self-destruct, i.e. lose pieces of itself, during its lifetime and is probably still humming for its new owner.. Would I purchase another? Doubtful. F&P is now owned 90% by Haier (headquartered in Qingdao, Shandong) and the reliability of their goods was already heading south for some years (check Wikipedia for details) prior to the takeover. Efficient (cooling & electrical consumption) and quiet Unit 1 (replaced) - poor construction. Unit 2 (current) - bit fell off
Only had the fridge a week - but very happy with it so far. Despite some reviews I have read - I have found it to be very, very quiet. Nice enough design (a bit retro) with glass shelving and wheels underneath, so easy to move. So far - I would recommend it, I will keep you up-dated and let you know of any problems.
Enery efficient, quiet, wheel mounted, glass shelving
design is a bit retro
We bought this for a small family after moving into a house with a fairly narrow fridge space. It's nice, reasonably quiet and laid out well. In hindsight I'd have preferred something a little larger, perhaps the 411L one (which is the same width but 10cm taller), but all in all a good buy.
Fits into a narrow space
A little small - only two shelves in the door when I'd have liked three.
Works well with plenty of space
Two models available, with door hinged on left or right
Plenty of shelving space and freezer space
Great price for 380L fridge
Parents have the model below for over 2 years and still works perfectly
Runs quietly most of the time, makes an audible noise while the fridge "starts up", but its only for a short duration and bearable.
Great for household of 2-4
Left Hinge option, inexpensive, reliable
i've got the E381TLT model, it's left-handed opening and looks like the picture in the middle. i wasn't very happy with the fridge if i had a bit more money when i shop for fridge i'd go for a 420-500 liter fridge, either westinghouse or electrolux.
the fridge is a little noise which is ok for me but as u can see in the 2nd pic the door only has 2 levels of area u can put drinks, on top u get egg tray and then 1 small shelf for sauces and stuff, and then a big one, the bottom of door is not in use because of the large fruit/veg drawer, which i...
Questions & Answers
Why do the temperatures of different items in fridge section and freezer differ so much ?
Also when putting new items in freezer the temperature of items raises considerably for some time some to minus 14 deg.C
Alarm go off for 15 beeps when I open the doors (fridge or freezer). Temperature indicators continues to flash green/red. What's the diagnosis for 15 beeps and how to fix it? Tks !
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