2Panasonic 551L Bottom Mount

Panasonic 551L Bottom Mount

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2Panasonic 551L Bottom Mount
3.5

11 reviews

PositivevsNegative
64% · 73 · 27%

Build Quality
3.8
Value for Money
3.8
Ease of Use
3.8
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.0
Noise Level
3.8
Internal Layout
3.8

Reviews

11 reviews
m wright
m wrightSouth East Queensland, QLD10 posts
  NR-BY55BPSAU

Great Fridge & Freezer

Have had this fridge for almost 7 years now not a problem. Iwould recommend this product good value for the money. Show details ·  2
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Pepe L.
Pepe L.Sydney, NSW5 posts
  551L Bottom Mount

Never buy a Panasonic fridge or anything from the “good guys”

Bought from the good guys
Omg they’re the friendliest people when you buy 4 years on my top of the range fridge has made me loose 3 fridges and freezers full of food
The coil freezes does not send air to fridge then has to defrost mode to work again
Problem is I loose about $1000 worth of food in the process
Panasonic doesn’t want to know about it
The good guys say it’s Panasonic’s problem
No more good guys or Panasonic. Ever again.
Lost more in food than the original 2 k this piece of crap cost me. Show details
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Nick
NickSydney, NSW5 posts
  NR-BY55BPSAU

Terrible after sales service

I have the older model of this fridge, which is also excellent.
But I'm leaving this review to advise about Panasonic's after sales service!
I discovered a leak from the bottom of the fridge recently. Investigations with a Panasonic technician determined the cause is due to the fridge the missing water evaporator pan at the back to collect water. This has also caused the bottom plate of the fridge to rust.
Panasonic have refused to send out a water evaporator pan or take any action to the rusting plate as the warranty period has lapsed. This is despite them delivering a defective fridge which is missing a key component!
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David E
David E
  NR-BY55BPSAU

Left hand hinge in new model?

Hi. The current model is four years old now. Any plans to release a new left hand hinge model soon please? Pretty please? We love the layout of the current model. Show details
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Value for Money
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Liz B.
Liz B.Wide Bay-Burnett, QLD5 posts
  Verified NR-BY55BPSAU

best fridge we have ever owned... with 40 years of owning fridges

I have never had fruit and veg last so long. Same for yoghurt etc. The chill tray is just perfect. Plenty of storage, great looks. Some people say it is noisy, but we find it is actually quieter than our previous fridge. The only less than perfect area is the freezer. The ice cube maker is great for some, but it would be awesome if we could actually remove it and use that space some other way - as we have a dedicated drinks fridge that caters to all our ice needs. While it wasn't the cheapest fridge around, the quality is great and we are saving soooo much money due to not having to throw food away. Show details ·  1
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Mitch5
Mitch5AU8 posts
  NR-BY55BPSAU
J.Z.
J.Z.2 posts
  NR-BY55BPSAU

Not Good

It is hard to control the temperature (no temperature display), loud and worst of all the vegetable case is narrower then the brackets and it falls through every time you pull or push the case and gets wedged between the brackets, when you try to release case plastic brackets are being damaged and shaved, soon there will be nothing holding the veggie case (hope the warranty and extended insurance will cover this type of bad design). Stay away from this model.

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Anna C
Anna CSydney7 posts
  NR-BY55BPSAU

Too loud

I fell in love with the look of this fridge, great design and big enough for a family of 5, easy to clean. It is very loud though and vibrates through the floor, I keep it on the minimum to try and reduce the length of the noise but with little difference. I've had it for 9 months now and still the same. The stainless steel is very soft and easily damaged. Already had 3 dings in the first month. I have never experienced this with a stainless steel fridge before. A bit disappointing.

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Kyles
KylesSouth East Queensland, QLD10 posts
  NR-BY55BPSAU

Love the design!..impressive Fridge

Loving our new Panasonic Fridge! It has ample room for a family of 5. Great design with plenty of storage shelves for smaller condiments etc. Especially enjoy the meat cooler in the bottom of the fridge as it save having to freeze a lot of our weekly meat.

Great cooling & love the quick freezing button option for a boost when adding new items to the freezer after shopping.... Super quiet to run & being a glass shelving for ease of cleaning.

Only suggestion I have would be to omit the ice tray draw in the freezer & make a larger width freezer top draw.

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missw
misswAU2 posts
  NR-BY55BPSAU
Mandi
MandiAdelaide4 posts
  NR-BY55BPSAU

Questions & Answers

Andrew A.
Andrew A. · NR-BY55BPSAU (Stainless Steel)

We keep getting ice buildup behind the freezer draw which prevents the draw from closing, seems like the water is coming from the vent looking panel at the back. Can the water be prevented from coming in?

m wright
m wright  

Hi Andrew. We have not had this problem.But I would check that the Freezer door seals correctly as condensation may turn into ice.

Panasonic
Panasonic   DM   

Hi Andrew, Thanks for reaching out, its best you give us a call on 132600 and the team will be able to assist your further with your enquiry.

Thanks

Naven H.
Naven H. · 551L Bottom Mount

Hi, what will happen if the door left open for a long period of time?

Panasonic
Panasonic   DM   

Hi Naven, Please call our customer service team on 132600 and they will assist you.

Cheers

Leanne G
Leanne G · NR-BY55BPSAU (Stainless Steel)

How do you clean the outside of the doors on the stainless steel look side

Panasonic
Panasonic   DM   

Hi Leanne, Thanks for your enquiry, it best for you to contact our customer service team on 132600 for assistance.

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CategoryBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators
Price (RRP) $1,999$1,899
Dimensions 1714 x 775 x 741 mm1714 x 775 x 741 mm
Energy Rating3.5 star(s)3.5 star(s)
Household Size 5+ people5+ people
FeaturesFoldable/Retractable ShelfFoldable/Retractable Shelf
Handle Type RecessedRecessed
Shelf MaterialGlassGlass
Weight88 kg88 kg
Door Hinge RightRight
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)
Colour / FinishStainless SteelWhite
Capacity
Total Capacity 551 L551 L
Fridge Capacity 398 L398 L
Freezer Capacity 153 L153 L
ManualDownload manual

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