Deal of the week: Hotpoint FF7190EX fridge freezerSave £30.99 on a web promotion at Comet

25 May 2012

Hotpoint FF7190EX fridge freezer | Fridge freezers | Kitchen appliances

Reduced from £549.99, you can save £30.99 on this Hotpoint FF7190EX fridge freezer

Fridge freezers aren't cheap, but we found this Hotpoint FF7190EX fridge freezer on sale online at Comet for a reduced price of £499.

Buying this fridge freezer in store would cost you £529.99, but by purchasing it online you can save £30.99.

However, in order to get free home delivery you will need to wait in all day for its arrival - any time between 8am and 6pm. Otherwise it will cost £25.50 to have it delivered within a two hour slot, only saving you £5.49. 

See our review of the Hotpoint FF7190EX fridge freezer to see how it faired against our rigorous Which? tests.

Top tips on how to buy a fridge freezer

Before you buy a fridge freezer, it's important to think about these factors: 

  • Depending on your needs, family size and kitchen design, you'll need to consider the type first; an integrated fridge freezer, freestanding fridge freezer or American-style fridge freezer. 
  • Both the external dimensions and internal capacity are key, and the usable internal space can vary from what the manufacturer claims - as our tests reveal. 
  • Reduce the risk of any irritating humming by using our test results to check how noisy your fridge freezer will be.
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    Refrigeration accounts for about 20% of the electricity used by domestic appliances, so check energy use. To save money on your electricity bills, look for our Which? Energy Saver logo - we give it to Best Buy fridge freezers that match up to our efficiency criteria. 

How we test fridge freezers

We fill every fridge freezer we test - 165 so far - with groceries to test how true manufacturers claims are about fridge freezer capacity and to check how sensible the design is. 

We measure how well a fridge freezer retains its cooling abilities as the temperature of the room changes, and we use a temperature probe to ascertain how long it takes for a fridge freezer to cool food to 5oC from room temperature. We also check how long a compartment will keep cool in a power cut.

Find out more in our video on how we test fridge freezers. 

Spotted this Hotpoint FF7190EX fridge freezer for less elsewhere? Let us know – email with the details and we’ll update this page. 

All prices correct at 2pm, 23rd May 2012.

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