The manufacturing country of the Hotpoint-Ariston refrigerators is Russia, and all models are assembled near Lipetsk. This is the work of the Russian company Indesit Rus. Features of these units are in their reasonable price and versatility. In addition, manufacturers managed to slightly reduce noise performance, and this is a very important factor for refrigerators, in which the defrosting system is automatic.
It should be noted that the new models of Hotpoint-Ariston refrigerators differ from the previous series by a more voluminous usable space, so that products in two capacious chambers can now be preserved much more.
Advantages and disadvantages
An ideal household appliance is something from the realm of fantasy, such as we would like, we simply do not exist, and any object of home appliances always has not only one advantage, but necessarily and disadvantages - it’s like two sides of a coin.
If we talk about the advantages of these units, then the ergonomics of each of the Hotpoint-Ariston refrigerators, thought out to the last detail, is undoubted.
The convenience of placing and storing a variety of products is provided:
- canned food;
- ready meals;
- meat products;
- fruits and vegetables;
- cutlets, etc.
- Brand implemented some innovations, and this positively affected the quality of fresh food preservation.
- Fully automatic defrost cycle with No Frost system It saves the owners from unnecessary worries when ice and frost forms everywhere inside the unit.
- You will be pleased with the internal dimensions. this home appliance.
- Ease of electronic control, carried out by using a small set of buttons.
- It is also important that the cost of this product will be quite affordable for the average Russian.
At the same time, experts note some important shortcomings:
- Bad organization of more or less decent service., In this connection, due to any trifling breakage, serious problems can start for the owners.
- Short warranty period - only a year, but this deficiency is present today in the majority of such units.
- Little hope for decent operation of the asynchronous compressor, installed on all units. The term of its long service raises great doubts. Well, if you can hold out for 5-7 years.
- Unreliability of used electronics - the line of devices is updated, and the electronic modules are used by manufacturers all the same.
- High costs electricity.
How to choose
The key factor of choice, as usual in such cases, is the technical characteristics of the models. Experts advise to listen to some of the recommendations on this issue - so you make your choice will be much easier and faster.
Hotpoint-Ariston refrigerators of electronic and mechanical control type are on sale. In this case, according to experts, it is better to choose a mechanic - it turns out to be more reliable. Here we can speak with greater confidence about the long service life of the unit. For the user who still chose electronics, there is an important piece of advice - be sure to get at least the simplest protection - a surge protector or a stabilizer.
Class A energy consumption, which is declared by the manufacturer on all models - it would be quite effective. The only catch is that in reality the reality very often does not coincide with the data in the technical documentation.
It is very important how the device is operated: the frequency of door opening, the door is not tightly closed, it is hot in the room where the refrigerator is and other details of operation.
If we talk about the cooling capabilities of these units, it is important that the cold in Hotpoint-Ariston models is a product of isobutane circulation, and this solution is the best. More attention should be paid to other features of the choice:
- It’s important to decide how important it is for you to choose model with full system no frost. This unit has more power and works a little noisier. Each type of product in such models must be separately packaged.
- The advantages of such a system, of course, is that there is no frost, and the temperature in each of the compartments quickly recovers to the required rate. As a result, the quality of food preservation is very high.
- For someone, a model that has a drip defrost may be the best choice. refrigeration compartment.
According to other parameters of choice, experts note the following:
- On the autonomous preservation of cold it’s worth talking only when there are frequent cases of long power outages in your area. For the No Frost system, this function is very relevant - after all, only with its help products can remain uncorrupted for up to twelve hours. By the way, the great-grandfathers of modern units, in which such a layer of ice could form, that the products remained in the cold for a long time without autonomous preservation while somewhere at the station eliminated the accident, were a good alternative.
- To choose highest power model it makes sense in cases where the freezer will be clogged daily "to the eyeballs." With such an intensive freeze turnover, one really needs to consider the freezing capacity indicators. This means that you can find out how many products your fridge freezes in 24 hours. And if there is no such freeze turnover, then a model with any capacity will do. With a moderate filling of the refrigerator, the products will be frozen and cooled without any problems.
About superfreezing and supercooling
The prefix "super" for any of the functions means its rapid implementation, that is, in this case, rapid freezing or rapid cooling. This possibility is irreplaceable if all its compartments are loaded with products in the refrigerator at the same time.
Another reason is the desire to keep food as healthy as possible, because with super-freezing, nutrients and vitamins are stored in larger quantities.
The presence of indication is a very convenient and necessary thing.
Here, the preferences towards this or that model are different for everyone, and this is understandable. After all, for someone it is more important that there is more space for chilled products, and here the choice will be in favor of a roomy refrigeration compartment, and for someone it is important to have more space under the freeze, and then choose a model with a spacious freezer compartment.
When it comes to refrigerators with the No Frost system, noise categories are quite important. Comfortable decibels - no more than 43 dB.
What climate class refrigerator do you need to choose? You should not care if you plan to install the unit in the kitchen or in any other room with heating.
And it does not matter if the place you looked after him on the veranda or, for example, on the balcony. Then you should definitely read the information on the range of permissible outdoor temperatures. By the way, for No Frost this value is expressed in plus categories - from plus 16C to plus 38C.
One of them is the presence of a display. With it, you can visually control the process of the unit. But without it, you can easily do, especially in the case of Ariston and its "raw", according to experts, electronics. The best choice would be a model without this addition.
Another additional feature is models with antibacterial coating. Today, this innovation is practiced quite actively by manufacturers. It consists in covering the internal surfaces with a special layer that prevents the development of microorganisms and bacteria on them. So the products will be stored longer and retain their nutritional properties.
However, such an addition can easily find an alternative - just wipe the same internal surfaces of your unit with diluted soap with water - it will remove the specific smell of the refrigerator and protect it from bacteria.
A useful addition is the ability to outweigh the door on the refrigerator. It is clear that you will use it only once or not at all. But how it will come in handy if the unit has to be adapted to the layout of the room in which it is installed. In this case, without such an opportunity would have been difficult.
HF 4180 W
The unit refers to the average price segment. The freezer is located at the bottom and has rather modest dimensions. Three boxes with a capacity of 25 liters. Everyone decides for himself - this capacity is suitable or not suitable. A small amount of products really freeze, but large blanks just do not fit. Pleases in this model the function No Frost and the mold for the preparation of ice.
The refrigerator compartment in the form of a wonderful compartment with four shelves, grieves only by the fact that only two of them can be adjusted in height. Yes, and solid trays for fruits and vegetables - too small - all this must be considered when choosing this model.
But only the good words deserves the door of this device. For her special thanks to the manufacturer. There are shelves and drawers, and such are all roomy and there are so many of them - just a storm of emotions! In this, the ergonomics of this device was on top.
A set of two solid balconies, two small open shelves and two compartments with covers. For bottles, medicines, various trifles and for eggs, there will certainly be places.
The main advantage of this model is its function No Frost.
Such a development is the best choice for a busy person.. No less significant advantage can be called and ease of use, which draws the attention of many buyers, making their choice.
It is controlled by electromechanical means, the display is missing, no special coatings - as a result, tricky marketers do not have to overpay, the risk of breakdowns is reduced to zero, the refrigerator freezes - as it should, cools - as it should, and only that is required of it.
But without flaws - no way:
- Making noise. No matter how you adjust, how many call the masters - it makes noise. But it’s not for nothing that refrigerators with the No Frost system are already accustomed to be considered the norm and the given.
- The unit can not be called functional device, there is only superfrost.
- Build, I must say, is better. Somewhere something does not fit, somewhere something puffs, and even gurgles ... Whether a few years will serve a dozen is a question, but five will definitely otpat.
HF 5200 W
Quite an interesting model - with special technology. The manufacturer declared a guarantee of food preservation in the refrigerator fresh for nine days. The same thing happens with antibacterial coating or innovative ozone technology in Active Oxygen.
In fact, from all these wonderful additions there really is a sense - and for the preservation of the quality of food, and for its longer storage. In addition, the presence of add-ons does not affect the increase in energy consumption, and this is good news.
The internal device, typical of the Ariston brand, and a useful place in the refrigerator has increased size.
Of the four shelves in height, you can adjust not two, but already three - manufacturers took into account the flaw in the previous model and eliminated it. The door is all the same correct, with balconies and compartments. In the freezer the same three boxes with a total volume of 75 liters. Of course, not much, but meat and semi-finished products are not stored in very large quantities where.
If you do not dwell on the fact that everything should be prepared and frozen a lot and for the future, then this unit is suitable for any family.
About practical advantages:
- cute design and versatility;
- quite roomy refrigerator;
- proper operation of both the refrigeration compartment and the freezer;
- Will appeal to those users who dream of a refrigerator with full automatic defrosting.
There are also disadvantages:
- Unreliability Electricians are fraught with problems with long-term operation.
- Another minus - all the same noise, because the developers of units from Hotpoint-Ariston have not yet figured out how to teach the system how to function more quietly. Although the technical documentation and marked 40 dB, in fact, below the 43's does not work.
HF 5201 XR
This is the only silver model with a complete No Frost system. Applied new technology for ozonation. The presence inside the unit of active oxygen, according to the developers, contributes to a longer preservation of fruits, vegetables and herbs in appearance, taste and quality.
What is interesting is that there is a special box in the quite usual for this brand refrigeration compartment. This zone has its own name - “Food Care”, and it serves for the storage of particularly delicate products.at. This can be very useful, for example, when you need somewhere to stick a piece of cheese with a too sharp smell.
By the way, the capacity of the refrigeration department itself is very good, so any of the purchased products, as well as for cooked dishes, will be quite enough space. On the convenient door shelves conveniently located a lot of bottles, eggs and various trifles.
About practical advantages:
- great job, with freezing, as with cooling, everything is fine. Products remain fresh longer than in other models - not very much, but at least three days you can count;
- for whom the important point is issues of manufacturability, electronics will be a nice bonus in the management of the operation of the unit and the high resolution of a large display;
- It is also important to have this model. all functions that facilitate many domestic problems.
- they start with noise, which is stronger than what is indicated in the characteristic;
- then come the doubts in trouble free electronics work;
- high compared to the first two models cost, although, if you look, the models are identical with the exception of the extra box in the refrigerator compartment. But a plastic box is not worth so much.
This two-chamber model will decorate your kitchen, and will not take up much space. At the same time, it is a very roomy unit, and it is quite simple to operate it.
Now you will always be with sauces, fresh fruits, vegetables and greens on your table, because now this wonderful household appliance has appeared in your kitchen that can keep products fresh and of high quality for a long time.
On a hot day, thirst was exhausted - quench it with mineral water from your refrigerator, you can even add a few ice cubes to it.
The automatic defrost function and the ability to keep cold in the event of an emergency outage of the whole fifteen hours is a huge advantage of this model. And this is not all that this unit is capable of. There is also a special zone for preserving freshness, the ability to set the freezer to work in the mode of deep freezing, and a whole series of equally useful functions.
The operation of all Hotpoint-Ariston’s two-door Side-by-Side refrigerators is linked to the No Frost system, in which the owners may not worry about frequent defrosting. To maintain cleanliness, you can wash this household appliance twice or once a year, but you don’t have to suffer with ice anyway, so easy rubbing.
The main advantage of these models is, of course, how spacious they are and how convenient it is to use them. Here, everything is thought out to the smallest detail, even the door shelves bend so that it is convenient to extract, for example, a high package with juice. For accidentally spilled liquid, everything is also provided - it will fall into a special rim, and they are here in all the right places.
Where ice cream is supposed to be stored, temperature is always minus one, and where fruit is, there is always plus one.
Such convenient little things have become a decisive factor for Europeans who no longer choose the high and narrow shape of the refrigerator, preferring to it a new convenient Side-By-Side model. And the Russians, although their apartments are mostly not very large, are also interested in such a convenient novelty, and do not spare large sums for such spaciousness and ease of use.
Summing up the above, it must be said that for the most part the brand is engaged in the production of products that belong to the low-cost segment of prices for household appliances. There is a large selection of units with different parameters, and each user chooses what suits him best. But whether any of the models will work for a long time without repairs is a big question. Warranty experts give only 5-8 years.
It will be nice to save money if you select the Hotpoint-Ariston HF 4180 W model. The unit has a fairly simple design and is designed to perform only the most necessary functions. And this is not at all a disadvantage of the device; rather, on the contrary, there are less opportunities to break.
Of course, saving in this way, you, first of all, doom yourself to constant noise, but some user feedback is reassuring in this regard - it turns out you get used to it over time.
For those users who cherish an extensive range of options, rather than cheap products, it’s best to turn their attention to other models of refrigerators - this is Hotpoint-Ariston HF 5201 X R and Hotpoint-Ariston HF 5200 W.
Let these units and are not the best appliances, but they will regularly freeze and cool the products, for which, in principle, such a product and purchased. And if you try to exploit them according to all the rules, correctly install and clean the inner surface in due time, then these models can serve you not the promised 5-8 years, but much longer.