If you want to buy a good value fridge from a well-known brand, the John Lewis JLUCLFS6007 might be ideal. It’s been reduced to £299 for a limited time only.
John Lewis claims this metallic-finish larder fridge is ideal if you want decent under-counter food storage space and its A+ energy rating means it should be easy on the wallet. Plus, the door can be hinged on either side – handy if you want to fit it in a corner of your kitchen.
This all sounds great, but how quickly can this John Lewis fridge actually chill food? Is it as energy efficient as its A+ label suggests? And can it really hold its stated capacity of 152 litres?
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How we test fridges
A good fridge will chill food quickly and offer plenty of usable storage space. It will run quietly and shouldn’t add a fortune to your bills. We check all of this and more by conducting up to 215 tests on each fridge in temperature-controlled labs. Our tests include:
- Chilling speed tests – To find out how quickly a fridge can chill food, we test the length of time it takes for a set of gel packs to drop to 5°C. The faster your food is cooled to 5°C, the more nutrients it will retain.
- Evenness of temperature tests – We also look at whether the gel packs stay at the same temperature throughout the fridge. If they don’t, this could mean the fridge has warm air pockets or icy patches, which can make your food go off more quickly.
- Useable capacity measurements – Two fridges of the same stated capacity can differ in useable space by up to 20% – a big difference and especially important if you live with others. We measure fridges’ volumes with all storage features in place and don’t count any wasted space.
Deal of the week
You can buy the John Lewis JLUCLFS6007 fridge by visiting the John Lewis website. The price, which has been reduced from £329, will remain at £299 until 18 November 2013.
All prices correct at 5pm on Thursday 24 October 2013.
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