Best fridge freezer brands Hotpoint fridge freezers
Hotpoint fridge freezers
Hotpoint, which is owned by Italian company Indesit, offers a range of fridge freezers, including several American-style models.
We’ve run extensive tests on 21 Hotpoint fridge freezers in our test lab, including the RFA52, FF4DX and FF4DK models. To find out how each model scored, visit the Which? fridge freezer reviews.
The Hotpoint fridge freezers we’ve tested typically cost between £200 and £600. You can use our compare fridge freezers tool to find a model that suits your budget.
Hotpoint fridge freezer reviews
In our lab tests Hotpoint fridge freezers generally score average to excellent for uniform fridge temperature, which is important as it means unwanted warmer spots won’t develop so you don’t need to store certain foods in particular places. A couple of models also score excellently for fridge cooling power (how quickly the fridge cools to the correct temperature), which is important for hygiene.
However, some models score very poorly for fridge power and scores for freezer power range significantly, from excellent to very poor. Several models also score poorly or very poorly for ease of defrosting. If you're considering buying a specific Hotpoint fridge freezer, check how well it scores for a variety of criteria by visiting our fridge freezer test results.
Fridge freezers typically account for 20% of electricity consumed by domestic appliances, so finding one that’s cheap to run could save you a fair bit of cash. Make sure you check the specifications in our fridge freezer reviews to find an efficient model.
A couple of Hotpoint fridge freezers have particularly low annual running costs of just £14 and £16 a year. The running costs for the rest of the models range from £22 to £54 a year.
Three of the Hotpoint models we’ve tested have a chill compartment, and two others come with humidity-controlled compartments, which allow you to manually control humidity in one compartment in the fridge Increasing the humidity can help prolong the life of fruit and vegetables, while lowering it can help keep meat, fish and dairy products fresh.
As well as testing fridge freezers in our lab, we also survey thousands of owners to find out whether they’ve had any problems with their fridge freezer. Check out our fridge freezer reliability page to find out how reliable Hotpoint fridge freezers are.
Hotpoint fridge freezers – The Which? verdict
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Read full reviews of each Hotpoint fridge freezer, and find out whether any models have been awarded Best Buy or Don’t Buy status, in the Which? fridge freezer reviews.
All our Best Buy fridge freezers get good ratings for each of our core tests, so will keep your food fresher for longer. Plus, all Which? Best Buy fridge freezers are reliable too - if we haven’t got reliability data from our readers we can’t recommend a brand unless it has a market-leading warranty, so if anything goes wrong, you're covered for several years.
Hotpoint contact details
You can contact Hotpoint by calling the information line on 0800 0921 922 or customer service on 0844 8242 526. You can also make general enquiries through the Hotpoint website (www.hotpoint.co.uk).
If you’re thinking about buying a new fridge freezer, see our guide on how to choose the best fridge freezer, which explains the key features of fridge freezers and can help you decide whether a freestanding, integrated or American-style model would suit you best.
Alternatively, watch our video guide to buying the best fridge freezer, for top tips on choosing the right model and a glimpse into the Which? testing process.