Today: Our American fridge freezer review, a Hoover Dynamic 4×4 HMN7182IX refrigerator
We chose this 70cm American fridge freezer as we wanted a large refridgerator but without going for something as wide as the usual 90cm American style fridge freezer models. This slimline french door with freezer draws layout has proved a great compromise.
What we liked
Because it doesn’t have the side by side layout of a normal American fridge freezer it doesn’t have the partition in the middle taking up lots of space and you can make the best use of full width shelves to get a lot more in than you might expect. Similarly, the two large freezer draws can hold a lot more than our old freezer that had the space split into three draws.
The build quality seems really good. I do think Hoover is one of the most reliable refrigerator brands. The doors are sealing nicely and the draws self-closing as they should even after the kids have slammed them a few times. It runs quietly and maintains its temperature well. I also think this stainless steel refrigerator looks nice, with the simple front and small display.
It was quick and easy to install as it doesn’t need to be plumbed in as there is no water/ice dispenser. It is on wheels so slides into place easily without damaging the floor.
What we disliked
The only slight negative for me is that the door is a bit noisy to open and close (see the video). Also, obviously, if you wanted a water dispenser this wouldn’t be the model for you.