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Ireland/UK/EU - Narrow fridge-freezers? Any ideas?
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Post# 977858   1/11/2018 at 08:00 (281 days old) by iej (Ireland)        

A friend of mine needs a narrow fridge-freezer to slot into a very tight space, replacing an existing one that's only 490mm wide. There's at absolute most 500mm available and even that's a pinch.

We looked around online and the only brands that seem to do that width are all really low-end - store brands, LEC, Swan etc and I couldn't find anything that was frost free. They're all pretty primitive, cheap models.

Has anyone encountered a good quality fridge-freezer that width? The other alternative is some major cabinetry work and attempting to widen the space to 600mm+

Almost everything available here is either 600mm or wider.

For example:

Post# 977859 , Reply# 1   1/11/2018 at 08:01 (281 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Would stacking a separate freezer and fridge be an option?

Post# 977860 , Reply# 2   1/11/2018 at 08:05 (281 days old) by iej (Ireland)        

Well, potentially if they added a shelf, but it would look pretty ugly.

Post# 977861 , Reply# 3   1/11/2018 at 08:10 (281 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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With a little strip of metal or so you could make it look a bit more like one unit. Making something like that would be less of a hassle than redoing the kitchen.

Post# 977870 , Reply# 4   1/11/2018 at 08:34 (281 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        

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I doubt you would find any quality brands at that size, you really need a space of about 57cm to accomodate a unit 55cm wide - you are then in the Bosch, Liebherr territory


Post# 977871 , Reply# 5   1/11/2018 at 08:37 (281 days old) by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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Even the most basic fridge-freezers now seem to be a minimum of 55cm. I suspect that all the Eco ratings nonsense have forced manufacturers to ditch small capacities for more efficiency per cubic foot - plus an extra layer of insulation.

What brand was the outgoing machine?

Post# 977873 , Reply# 6   1/11/2018 at 08:48 (281 days old) by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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Try IceKing. They seem to start at 48cm widths.


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