If you have been looking for an economical, low priced food cooler, you may have come across some the Daewoo fridge freezer combo models. But are these appliances to be trusted? Is the low price a great deal or an indicator of future mechanical problems? Below, two models of relatively inexpensive Daewoo fridge freezers have been compared and scrutinized for quality and reliability. So before purchasing your Daewoo fridge, take a look at some of these customer reviews.
The Daewoo FR-640
With almost 525L of storage capacity, this refrigerator is a good choice for those interested in quality bulk storage without the hassle of extra features. This fridge/freezer combo contains safety glass shelving, a 4.5 energy rating, and frost free technology. The freezer is also large for a fridge of this build, holding around 160L. Lots of shelf space and two vegetable crispers also mean that you will not be at loss for storage options. This model also comes with a two year warranty on electronics and a five year warranty on the compressor. For around $900, this fridge is a good size, operates quietly, and consumes little energy.
Customers also seem happy with this model. One user purchased this Daewoo fridge as overflow storage cooler for his basement (to hold drinks, store meat, etc.) This customer remarks that the fridge is very quiet and is energy conscious choice. This fridge is also a good size for the price.
The Daewoo FR-4501
The Daewoo FR-4501 has been touted as the cheapest fridge for the space it provides. With a 405L fridge capacity and a 125L freezer space (top mounted), you can cool a lot of food for around $800. Although this model does not contain many of the bells and whistles that some more expensive fridges have, it is marketed at the “basic investment” for your kitchen. This fridge also has a four star energy rating and is CFC free.
But problems arise when you take this fridge home. One customer complains that this model of fridge broke down four times in one year after purchasing it. After demanding a new replacement fridge, these homeowners experienced the same problem with the new model. Another customer said the exact same thing; after a couple of months of use, the freezer starts making an unbearably loud “airplane” noise while cooling. The fridge compartment controls also fail, freezing all food in the cooler. Needless to say, customers do not recommend this fridge.
History of the Daewoo Name
A variety of different Daewoo companies survive today as one of the largest, most diverse company conglomerates in Korea. Amongst the heavy machinery and industrial supply corporations of the Daewoo subdivisions, Daewoo Electronics was born in 1971. This company has risen to the top as the number three largest electronics firm from the region, just under Samsung and LG
Purchasing from Daewoo
If you are looking in to purchasing a Daewoo fridge freezer combo, make sure to read some customer reviews before opening your pocketbook. Customers claim that the lower grade appliances made by this company are not worth purchasing, but that the more expensive models work well and are reliable. Also, make sure that you have an appliance store in your area that will deal with Daewoo parts and repairs.
Originally posted. July 9, 2011