Sunday, July 05, 2009
WHAT NOT TO BUY...
Normally I would recommend our Hotpoint fridge or freezer to anyone. They are a good size and reliable, however they have one drawback that is starting to be quite costly so I thought I'd warn potential buyers off.
They both come with the same handle in plastic attached to the edge of the doors. Because of the force needed to break the vacuum seal on the appliances, the handles snap fairly easily. Replacement handles cost an outrageous £14 (excluding p&p) which is a bit OTT given you need to replace them every 9 months.