- Features and benefits
- Which is better: Bosch or Siemens
- How to adjust and install
- Model range and rating
- How to choose
- Components and accessories
Probably, there is not a single person who could do without a refrigerator. Yes, in the cold season you can store food on the balcony, but in the heat without it in any way. Gone are the days when the refrigerator was a luxury item, although it was then rather primitive. Modern models meet the most diverse requirements of size, design and number and size of cameras. And, of course, the technical component has also made a big step forward, and the products are stored much longer. Today, this unit is in every kitchen in every family, and in some families there are two of them, or a refrigerator and an additional freezer. The stores presented a huge range of refrigerators of various companies. Bosch is considered one of the most popular companies that produces them.
Features and benefits
Bosch Corporation is widely known all over the world. The ancestor of the production is Germany, because it was there that the first factory was opened. Today, companies that collect Bosch refrigerators are located in more than 40 countries of the world - in Germany, Greece, India, Turkey, and Korea. In 2007, the first Bosch plant opened in Russia, near St. Petersburg. This fact is very pleased with the Russians, because they have the opportunity to buy a good brand-name refrigerator at an attractive price. In fact, the price of a Russian-made device turned out to be lower, since many consumables did not need to be imported, which means that the costs of transportation and customs clearance were reduced. All these factors combined led to an increase in demand for manufactured units, and the company strengthened its position in Russia. And since all the parts are manufactured at the same factory, it became much easier and faster to repair the equipment.
Consider the difference between the quality of the refrigerator produced in Russia from a similar model made in another country at another plant. Since all production at factories in all countries is automated and strictly controlled by the best engineers in Germany, it doesn’t matter what country produced the device, because absolutely all the conveyors are the same and do not differ from each other in any country. The only difference will be in price; manufacturers in Russia set a lower price than for similar products of foreign manufacture.
The products of the Russian plant received a VDE certificate from the Association of German Electrical Engineers, which confirms the highest quality of the goods produced. All Bosch plants undergo this procedure and receive a certificate.
Refrigerators produced in St. Petersburg are characterized by high energy efficiency, and there is no freon in them.a, which is extremely negative for the environment, destroying the ozone layer. The greatest demand is for modifications with the system. No frost which means "does not require defrosting", that is, defrosting occurs automatically. In them, as in other devices, high-quality environmentally friendly refrigerant R600 is provided, which easily disintegrates in air.
Special attention was paid to thermal insulation.. Thanks to a new improved insulation design, it has become possible to reduce the size of the device and increase energy savings. This factor began to play an important role, so all refrigerators have energy class "A", "A +" or even the most economical "A ++".
In addition, the company's engineers have paid attention and quiet operation. It managed to be reduced to 38-44 dB, while 46 dB is allowed today.
If refrigerators fail, this is most likely due to improper use of the appliance.
However, in the company stores of household appliances, you can notice the different labeling of Bosch devices, here are the most common brands of refrigeration devices:
- KGV - one-compressor refrigerators;
- KGS - two-compressor;
- KGN - with the No frost system;
- KAN - Side-by-side.
The most widely received brand "KGN". All devices in this class have an excellent design, ventilation cooling system, the ability to set the desired temperature in the chambers, ease of management and configuration. A ten-year manufacturer's warranty will be a pleasant addition to the purchase.
Which is better: Bosch or Siemens
Company BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH - German concern for the production of equipment for the home.
If we consider Bosch and Siemens from different positions, it can be said that there is no difference in terms of build quality and reliability of operation. This is due to the high German quality control of all manufactured products.
The difference can be seen in the external details with the same functional base:
- the presence or absence of a display;
- camera temperature control buttons;
- exterior design;
- freezing capacity (y Siemens it is slightly lower);
- additional functions (for example, sound indication of an open door);
- components (stands for ice, eggs, bottles);
- noise level at work;
- location of sensors.
For example, some models of refrigerators Bosch have two compressors, whereas among the models Siemens There is only one-compressor.
In the Russian Federation, the mark Bosch, since it was the first refrigeration line in our country. Mark Siemens It was launched by the second line, and was not as widely used, probably, therefore, the price for the products of this brand is slightly lower. But on the German land, the picture is just the opposite: Siemens is many times more in demand among consumers than Bosch.
There is an opinion that Bosch It has better quality, but this is unlikely, since both brands are assembled at the same factory for the same requirements. So the question of which brand of refrigerator is best purchased should be decided only by you.
Each device has its own technical passport. It contains all the technical characteristics of the device. And it is highly desirable to get acquainted with them before purchasing the unit. However, not all consumers do this. Most people when choosing a refrigerator look more at the color, size, number of cells and price.
It is safe to say that this approach to the choice of goods is not correct, because only on the basis of technical characteristics, it is possible to conclude whether this unit is suitable for you or not. And here it is necessary to take into account every factor, especially if you choose from several options, approximately the same in price. On modern refrigerators there is a special sticker that clearly shows them.
The first thing you should pay attention to is the energy class. (there are 7 of them - A to G, according to the Latin alphabet), i.e. What is the power consumption in watts. This is a very important factor, since you can determine how much electricity the device consumes during its operation. Usually this number is in kW, and the smaller it is, the more economical the device is, which means that you will not go broke paying electricity bills. Class "A" is considered economical, but modern developments have led to the emergence of the classes "A +" and "A ++", which are even more energy efficient.
The next factor is compressors.. There may be one or two. The compressor is a kind of "heart" of the refrigerator. One high power compressor is installed if the device is small or if it is single-chamber. DWA compressors are installed in large apparatuses, one per refrigeration and freezer compartment.
Pay attention to the freezing ability and the defrosting system. The refrigerator should cool down and freeze food quickly enough. Defrosting is also important if there is no system in the device. No frost, This will have to be done manually.
It is worth looking at the size. A vending model may simply not fit in your kitchen. Wide devices can be 70 cm wide. Narrow refrigerator, usually 60 cm wide.
The weight of the unit must comply with the dimensions. If a small refrigerator weighs as much as a tall two-chamber, then this clearly speaks against him. Perhaps it is assembled by old technology, or the materials are not well chosen.
By the way, the materials from which the device is made should also be noted. Stainless steel may be the most ideal material, because it is not susceptible to corrosion, respectively, rust can not think. But one big drawback of stainless steel household appliances is its high price. Increasing preference is given to the production of high-impact plastics, which reduces the cost and weight of the refrigerator.
Many modern models have a special mode - demo mode. This mode is used by sellers to demonstrate the operation of the refrigerator without a compressor. If the display and interior lighting work, but the cold is not generated, then the demo mode is turned on. For normal operation of the device it must be turned off.
A nice addition would be the possibility of hanging the fridge doors to the other side.
How to adjust and install
You have purchased in the store you liked the refrigeration unit and now it is being brought to your home. It would seem, it will remain unpacked, included in the network and can be used. But everything is not so simple. If the device is installed and connected incorrectly, it can function incorrectly, which usually leads to breakdown. It is necessary to follow certain rules so that the work of the device will delight you:
- You can not immediately turn on the device after transportation, because parts must be heated and condensate evaporated. In the summer, a couple of hours are enough for this, and in winter you need 4 hours.
- Prepare the place where the device will stand. The platform must be level, non-slip, and there must be a socket nearby. Do not place the device tightly against the wall, since it is important to provide air circulation.
- Make sure the fridge is level. To adjust the height you need to twist the legs. You can tilt the device back a little, this will make it easier to close the doors.
- Unpack the unit and remove foreign objects from its chambers.. It can be stickers, foam, cardboard.
- Refrigerator should be washed inside and out., in order to remove unwanted smells and for the peace of mind that the products stored there will be more secure.
When the installation is complete, it’s time to plug it in. But here there is a nuance that you should know about. The temperature in the refrigerator and freezer should be adjusted. Products in the refrigerator compartment are best kept at a temperature of +2 to +5. In other ranges, they will either freeze or quickly deteriorate. A freezer should quickly freeze food so that it is better preserved, but it should not form a crust of ice.
It so happens that when you first turn on the network, all the indicators turn on, but the device does not freeze and does not cool. Do not be afraid and immediately think that the goods are defective. Probably, the test mode is automatically turned on. And in order to start the normal operation of the refrigerator, you should get out of it.
Model range and rating
Bosch refrigerators are presented in a wide range. Each model is good in its own way. Consider the description of the most popular models.
Regardless of the size or design, you can see the inscription KGN on the device. This means that the refrigerator is equipped with a No Frost system. There are two main types of control: mechanical and electronic.
Bosch "Gold Edition" the bottom of the freezer is very roomy, quiet and stylish appliance. It is equipped with a function No frost, which allows not to think about manual defrosting. High freezing capacity - 14 kg per day. The desired temperature can be set using sensors. System Multi-airflow cools products evenly. A nice addition will be the mode "vacation”To save energy and keep food fresh. The price of this two-door unit is quite democratic, which can not but rejoice.
Modern design is one of the factors that people follow when choosing a new refrigerator. But there are those who prefer appliances in a cozy retro style. Bosch manufactures products for every taste, so it perfectly combines modern technology with retro design. Such a model is, for example, Bosch "Cool classic"- rounded body, white or red doors with integrated handles, it will perfectly fit into your interior. This double-wing apparatus has an impressive amount of food storage. Unfortunately, it is not equipped with the No Frost system, so it will have to be defrosted manually, as in the good old days. A big advantage is the energy class A ++.
Among Bosch refrigerators there are models with a top freezer. As a rule, such household appliances have a sufficient amount of space for vegetables, fruits, and there is a special coldest compartment for meat and fish. As for defrosting, besides the No Frost system there may be Low frost: the refrigerator compartment has a drop-type defrost, and the freezer is manual.
Single-chamber refrigerator - the best device for a large number of products. It is perfect if you do not like frozen foods, or, conversely, you have an extra freezer. All the functionality is not much different from the functionality of two-chamber refrigerators. Many accessories (bottle holders, under the eggs) will be a great addition to your purchase. Energy consumption is very economical - class A +.
Overview of the latest model seriesCrystal“we should start with the design. Refrigerators of this series are available in a wide bright color scheme: white, red, purple, etc. It is decorated with high-strength glass. As in other models, the storage of products remains at the highest level.
For large families, a three-compartment refrigerator will be a good solution. They are roomy - more than 400 liters. System No frost, specialshe's fresh"- this is not all the advantages of this model. On the display you can monitor the status of all cameras at any time.
Models Side by side have all the above advantages. However, these refrigerators have large dimensions, due to the double door.
Small mini-refrigerators are built-in appliances. Their functional part is in no way inferior to large appliances, so they will be a good solution for small rooms.
How to choose
In order for a purchase to bring joy, the choice should be guided by the following factors:
- control type - electronic control will allow you to set the desired temperature parameters without much difficulty;
- energy class - the most economical classes A, A +, A ++.
- defrost - system No Frost means automatic defrosting, but this does not mean that you do not need to wash the refrigerator at all.
- functional - how much the device will keep cold without electricity, how many products can be frozen per day,
- capacity - How much food can be maximally loaded into the refrigerator.
Having defined for yourself all of the above parameters, you will never go wrong in choosing.
Components and accessories
A certain number of accessories is always included. As a rule, it is a stand for eggs, legs and a form for ice. The legs, in many cases, are already screwed into the device, you just need to adjust their level. In some models in the base package comes more accessories.
The cooling fan (for the freezer) is installed on most Bosch refrigerator models. It rarely fails, so it is almost never included in the basic kit.
An anti-bacterial filter is provided inside the refrigerator to maintain hygiene. It will eliminate excess odors and preserve the freshness of products longer. Filter cartridge needs to be changed from time to time to maintain an anti-bacterial environment.
In single-chamber refrigerators, the bottle set may be included in the basic kit. This is a special device that securely holds the bottle in an upright position. But there is another option: the bottle holder can be horizontal, with a backward slope. This accessory will hold the bottle horizontally, not allowing them to roll from side to side.
Most buyers prefer dual-chamber refrigerators with a system No frost. Such models are easy to operate and do not take up personal time to defrost. The shelves inside the refrigerating chambers are conveniently located and can be easily adjusted to your own height to accommodate large items. The refrigerator works almost silently, which pleased consumers.
A wide range of models, varied in style and design did not go unnoticed. It has become easier to choose household appliances, which fits perfectly into the interior. The size range plays an important role, thanks to which you can choose a refrigerator of the required dimensions. Someone likes high, under the ceiling, and someone is looking for a mini model
The big advantages were the ability to hang the device doors on the right side, sound indication with a long-open door, a high energy efficiency class from A to A ++.
On the touch screen, you can independently set the required storage temperature of products. Its convenient location allows you to monitor the status of all cameras, and children will not be able to reach and knock down the settings. I also liked the automatic door lock function, since neither children nor animals can climb inside without turning it off on the display.
Health depends on what we eat and how food is stored is important. Choosing the right refrigerator will help keep all the vitamins. Bosch knows this and devotes all the resources to achieve these goals. Choosing a Bosch refrigerator, you will surely be satisfied.