The size is perfect
The size of the fridge just fits my small kitchen and I really like the simple design of it.
It maintain a consistence temperature and the fridge is easy to open and close
Actually nothing is that special, it’s just like a normal fridge.
Purchased in March 2018.
Bought One, on to my Thrid already
Bought these swanky silver F&P fridges... and within a couple of months, it needed to be replaced... few months later more issues with the replacement... and then the technician came out, made errors during the service - cut the wire too short.. and then cut the wrong one at the back... killing the fridge..... it needed to be replaced again... now after a few more months... then the new new fridge is noisy.... solution.. turn it off when it happens for 30 mins...
In between F&P didnt want to compensate me for my losses of time, food, take o...ut. These fridges have cost me hundreds for not working... on top of the initial purchase cost. Apparently they sent a couple of gift cards as a token effort, that I have never received but it doesnt even cover all of the food loss costs anyway (no compensation for the stuffing around) ... since I have been in communication with their customer service, but they are yet to respond back after a few weeks... Customer service is terrible at F&P, Fridge is ok, if you can get one to work and stay working... I bought three F&P fridges in the past four years and ALL have had issues... the two silver ones have both been replaced - one mentioned above twice, the other once...., the other third white fridge has been making noise for over 6 months... and has to be turned off to stop it... They just dont make fridges like they use to. Given my experience and the incurred ongoing costs of time loss, etc. I would advise on walking past this brand for all of their products.
Smart and stylish fridge
I like this Active Smart fridge technology and really distributes heat evenly and well, keeps all my food fresh and I noticed less waste since I got this new fridge, I also like the vegetable crisper basket and keeps my salad and vegetables fresh and crisp, the fridge is not noisy at all, in fact it is very quiet.
Stylish & Spacious - But unreliable & buggy with poor freezer performance
Purchased recently after a house move. The quality and finish of the fridge was superb and the stainless is easy to clean. Temperatures seem consistent and with 3 unrelated people sharing this fridge (everyone has their own food) there is plenty of room and finally we have enough freezer space.
I did a lot of research before buying this and am very happy I paid the premium for the model with the door handles. With them it is easy to open and close, without them I think it would be awkward so unless you are in a very skinny space, pay the extr...a. You'll also get a few other things that are a little nicer like the cut aways on the door bins and a better energy rating. Only negative is that it seems to be a lot more active and a bit noisier than my old F&P fridge.The motor seems to run a lot more often & you definitely notice it kick into high gear after the door has been open. There is also lot of burbling & general fridge noises as it does its thing, so if you want something super quiet this probably isn't the best model for you. Updated June 2020 Unfortunately once we got into the warmer months the freezer compartment performed very poorly and the technican advised the fridge likely didnt have a full gas charge. F&P replaced the fridge with a new one which didn't cool properly & threw multiple fault codes when the technician visited. They sent a third fridge which was better than the first but still didnt freeze icercream properly in hot summer temps, the technician claimed that freezers arent that cold anymore??
Purchased in June 2018.
We love this fridge. The design in perfect. The fridge section is open and easy to see all items that are on each shelf and the freezer section the same with easy access drawers. One door fridges are far superior to french door! Highly recommend, you won't want any other fridge.
Fisher & Paykel have been making this model for a while now and we love it. A few of our friends have the same one. Our current fridge has been going almost 10 years now without an issue at all and when and if our one goes, we will no getting another Fisher & Paykel.
Very stylish and fits everything
When I was looking at this fridge online I was afraid that the freezer space is a little small in comparison with my previous fridge, however, when I got it home I love the spacious fridge space and the smaller freezer does not bother me at all. There is so much that I can fit, I can finally make jelly and cream desserts for my child and store them in the fridge on glass shelves. The fridge was a little noisy when the first connected and turned on but then settled and does not bother us at all.
Good fridge for small family
Easy fridge to use, me and my partner cook every meal and make enough for a weeks worth of food, this stores everything and even so we still have enough room to add large cases of beer, or a few bottles of wine no issue! Would recommend to anyone :)
Keeps food fresh longer
Great fridge with plenty of space for my week’s grocery shopping. Reliable and very quiet I can hardly hear it running. Keeps my food nice and fresh for as long as possible and chills my drinks relatively quickly. Freezer has ice tray compartment which is easily accessible and doesn’t take much room for the storage of my other essentials.
Very easy to clean, first fridge I have owned with a bottom freezer and wouldn't hesitate to get another. Easy to find things in the fridge, vegetable drawer size is adequate. Plenty of storage space in general. Drawers in the freezer mean things are easily organised and located when needed.
Good well-built fridge, a bit noisy though
I agree that the fridge is very noisy. When I read reviews, they did mention the noise but I decided to ignore it. I was guided by its capacity and size as it fits into my kitchen well. When it was first installed I noticed the noise straight away. However, it does get better as it settles in. Other than that it is the perfect fridge and has room for everything.
- ActiveSmart E522BRXFD5 (Stainless Steel, Right Door)
- Verified purchase
A solid and dependable Fridge / Freezer
A solid, reliable and value for money unit. Have had it for about a year now and it is great! Plastic drawers and finishings inside are really solid. Easy to clean and maintain. Unit is very quiet although every now and then I can hear a high pitched noise coming from it. Doesn't seem to be anything serious. Got it from The Good Guys with 5 years concierge service.
This fridge is amazing. I love the stainless steel look and its easy to clean. The think I like most about this fridge is the fact that the freezer is down the bottom. It makes sense as we use it the least compared to the fridge. Keeps cool even in the heat up here.
Works like a fridge should
We decided on this over the similar sized Panasonic nr-by552xsau. In the end we wanted a door on the freezer with shelves rather than a bin. This fridge is very quiet operating. It is a newer model with the Embraco compressor inside, so it uses less power (supposedly) than previous versions. Reviews on previous versions of the E522's had us worried, so we made them plug it in at The Good Guys to check on sound levels. Only drawback is freezer is a little small, but we cope just fine. Has better (less) power consumption than the previous version...s. Used by 2 adults and 2 kids under 10. No problems with fridge size. Stainless steel door is easy to clean.It does not come with egg trays, but a whole dozen eggs (in the carton) fits into one of the compartments nicely - so no need to take them out one by one. Easy to level the unit with the front wind-out feet. Cools a beer extremely quickly on the top shelf - of utmost importance!
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