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Gorenje ORB153BK-L review

Product alert

Don’t buy this fridge - 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 fridge 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.

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Key features
  • Freestanding
  • Tall
  • Black
Reviewed

If you're looking for a retro fridge, you may be tempted by the stylish Gorenje ORB153BK-L. But 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.

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  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What's it great at?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
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  • Do I need to worry about the backing?
  • Should I buy it?
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£595.00£19.99
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£615.00£9.99
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