We use cookies to allow us and selected partners to improve your experience and our advertising. By continuing to browse you consent to our use of cookies as per our policy which also explains how to change your preferences.

Indesit UIAA55 review

£269.00
Launched Reviewed

Product alert

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 - either metal or aluminium laminate.

We’ve been told this freezer is being upgraded to have flame-retardant backing, so our Don't Buy recommendation 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.

Further reading

Take me to reviews of freezers with flame-retardant backing
Freezer safety

Indesit brand alert

At Which? we're committed to giving you all the information you need to make an informed choice about the products you buy and this includes telling you about how companies handle safety issues with their products. We have identified that this product comes from a group of companies that we believe has previously handled a product safety issue poorly (though the issue affected tumble dryers only).

or

Try Which? for £1 to reveal the products that perform

Typical price

£269.00

The Indesit UIAA55 is a no-frills freezer at a tempting price. We’ve given it our Don’t Buy warning due to potential fire risks associated with the materials used in its backing. Read our full safety alert for more information.
Is it worth your money?
Or is it a waste of cash?

Put us to the test

Our Test Labs compare features and prices on a range of products. Try Which? to unlock our reviews. You'll instantly be able to compare our test scores, so you can make sure you don't get stuck with a Don't Buy.

  • Freezing power

    score is available for members only
  • Energy use

    score is available for members only
  • Thermostat setting

    score is available for members only

Put us to the test

Our Test Labs compare features and prices on a range of products. Try Which? to unlock our reviews. You'll instantly be able to compare our test scores, so you can make sure you don't get stuck with a Don't Buy.

The Which? difference

As well as thousands of impartial product reviews from our Test Labs, a Which? membership also gets you:

  • Unlimited access across which.co.uk
  • Advice on the move with our apps
  • Which? magazine delivered to your door
  • The inside scoop on important issues, from scams to savings accounts

Which? can help you make good decisions