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The tall, freestanding Miele FN12827S freezer is completely frost-free, and is equipped with a door-open alarm and high-temperature warning light. But how good is this freezer at freezing a large load of fresh groceries? And will it keep your food frozen on a hot day? We sent it to our test lab to find out.
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Specification criteria Specification
Specification
Test Date 13 June 2012
Freezer type Tall
Size (cm) hxwxd Refers to the minimum space needed to house the freezer in the middle of a run of kitchen units or corner, including any extra space required for air circulation. 186x61x64
Width size (cm) Refers to the minimum space needed to house the freezer in the middle of a run of kitchen units or corner, including any extra space required for air circulation. 61
Colour The colour we give here are the colours of the freezers available at time of testing. Other colours may be released at a later date, so if you're looking for a silver freezer, but we only have the white version, check with the manufacturer. Built in appliances can have the same cupboard door attached to match the rest of your kitchen. White
Storage volume (litres) Our measurement of the usable space, as opposed to the manufacturers' claims. 219
Freezing capacity (kg/24hr) The amount of fresh food that can be frozen to -18°C in 24 hours, this is important for taste and texture. If there's no star rating it means this test was not part of our testing when we reviewed this model - see the 'Freezing power' ratings for an idea of how powerful this freezer is. 20
Energy use
EU energy label This is given by the manufacturer for energy efficiency. An A+++ indicates the most efficient category. Our previous tests have shown that these ratings are not always accurate, so check our energy costs measurements. A+
Annual energy cost (£) Our annual energy costs are based on a unit cost of 14.5p per kWh 56
Features
Room temperature range °C Indicates the range of room temperatures in which the freezer is optimised to work. 10 to 43
Frost-free Yes
Number of compartments/drawers 8
High-temperature alarm Yes
Child-proofing Freezers without this have the mains on/off switch within a small child's reach. No
Testing information
Testing information This model was tested after we changed our freezer test programme in January 2012. For full details on how we've changed our testing, check out the 'how we test freezers' page - you can find it on the left-hand menu or via the search box above.

Miele FN12827S

  • Launch date: Jan 2008
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