Bosch KUR15A50GB Integrated Larder Fridge, A+ Energy Rating, 60cm Wide
big improvement on old fridge but difficult to fit
the storage layout in the fridge is far better than our old hotpoint, with the salad / veg drawer layout enabling easy access, and a good size bottom door tray
it fitted the gap in the workspace perfectly, but changing the door hinges from one side to another a complete nightmare - needed a special tool and even then very very very difficult as not properly pre-drilled
in terms of day-to-day use the in-door bottle and wine rack looks like it will be useful, but if you use it you cant have 4 pint bottles of milk upright in the fridge
20 November 2013
Bosch Integrated Fridge
I bought this to replace my old built in fridge as I was tired of having to defrost the internal freezer box that seemed to ice up every month or two. No freezer box and a well thought out design means this new fridge has much more space than I'm used to, which makes it considerably easier to organise all my food after a weekly shop. There's plenty of room for large bottles in the door compartment and the fruit and veg section and meat drawer keep things tidily separated.
I decided not to pay extra for installation (with some trepidation as this is the first appliance I've tried to install myself) However it was very easy. You will need a 'Torx 20' screwdriver as many of the screws are 'star' shaped. The instruction manual also suggests getting a socket driver for adjusting the height of the rear legs of the unit, however I found I was able to use a normal flat head screwdriver to achieve the same thing. I switched the door round so the hinges were on the left hand side, and this too was straightforward, though it took a bit of effort to get the screws in on the other side as they were a little stiff.
I've had the fridge for about a month now and and have found it to be quiet and efficient in operation. I haven't had any of the problems alluded to in another review with regard to temperature, and have had no reason to change it from the middle setting (3) so far. The instruction manual has a guide on where to put things, eg: the meat drawer and fruit/veg section being the coldest part of the fridge, while on the top shelves you can store things like cheese at an optimum, slightly higher, temperature. Overall I'm very happy with the fridge.
30 April 2013
I bought this fridge just under a year ago. It is the first automatic de-frost fridge I've owned and I assumed the occassional higher temperature was caused by the frost/de-frost cycle. However after having to throw food away after fairly short periods I bought a fridge thermometer to check efficiency. Even at the top (coldest) setting I rarely get temperatures below 7-9o. and so I contacted an engineer to check the functioning of the fridge. After carrying out some checks he informed me that it's a larder fridge and in effect works as a 'cool cupboard' and doesn't chill to low temperatures in comparison to fridges with ice boxes. I have never heard this before and frankly am amazed - this is a fridge that doesn't chill perishable goods to a safe level. It is not fit for purpose - avoid.
20 March 2013
Well thought out and well built
Having lost patience wit hmy last fridge, I am wondering why it took me so long to get round to replacing it.
Fitting was pretty straightforward with the exception of working out how to level the back feet. While you do this from the front, make sure you are clear how the mechanism works on each side before pushing the fridge under the counter - I had to take it back out to check.
The unit is very quiet and feels well built. The inside design makes great use of the space, with the glass shelves and deep storage shelf on the door make things both very visible and accessible. Shelf attachment to the door looks like a very strong arrangement but simple to remove and clean. My only concern is whether the bottom door shelf will be robust in the long term.
16 December 2012
With limited choice in this size of integrated fridge I had no hesitaion in choosing the Bosch model, as I have Bosch dishwasher and washing machines. I like the glass shelves and the powerful light helps to show what's in the fridge. I like the meat box, which fits at the back behind the salad drawer, which means all meat and fish products are in one place, so less likely to get forgotten and wasted. I'm not sure about the salad container with it's lid. It has to be absolutely flat or the large bottle rack on the fridge door crashes into it, so i can se the lid being discarded or broken. The large bottle rack on the door is too big and the divider doesn't allow the use of 2 litre milk containers, so the divider has now been removed. I'd rather have a smaller door shelf which would allow for a slightly bigger meat box. Generally I'm happy with it and would recommend this product.
09 December 2012
Great use of space
The Bosch KUR15A50GB Larder Fridge is an excellent purchase. It is designed really well to make the best use of space. The compartments are easy to access and it works really well. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for something similar.
16 November 2012
I am delighted with this integrated Fridge, you can't hear it - which made me realise how bad our old one must have been. It has a well designed interior. My husband who is hopeless at DIY managed to fit the wooden door panel to the fridge, only negative was you needed a very specific type of screw driver to do some of the screws which we didn't have so we had to buy one. But I would definately recommend this fridge.
30 October 2012
Just what I needed
Has a proper salad draw as well as a vegetable draw. Ample room for bottles etc on door.
21 October 2012