Lec U5511S review
Don’t buy this freezer - it has a potentially unsafe plastic back.
Our fire tests have shown that this type of backing dramatically increases the spread of fire, as it offers inadequate protection to the flammable insulation that is used in all refrigeration appliances. We are therefore only recommending models with flame-retardant backing.
We’ve been told this freezer has been upgraded to have flame-retardant backing, so our Don't Buy recommendation only relates to the plastic-backed version of this product that’s still in shops.
If you already own this product, be reassured the risk of a refrigeration appliance causing a fire in the first place is low. The material used in the backing allows an existing fire to spread, but isn’t the cause of fire itself.
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Test scoreShow Context
- Not frost-free
The Lec U5511S is a cheap, under-counter freezer. We’ve given it our Don't Buy warning as part of our review due to potential fire risks associated with the materials used in its backing. Read our full safety alert for more information.
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- What is it?
- What's it great at?
- Is there anything I should watch out for?
- Do I need to worry about the backing?
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Last checked by Which?
First reviewed by Which?
- Height85 cm
- Depth58 cm
- Testing methodThis model was tested after we changed our freezer test programme in April 2018. For full details on how we've changed our testing, head to our guide on 'how we test freezers'.
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