A truly excellent fridge freezer with every feature going
Zanussi’s ZBB27650SA is an integrated fridge freezer that ticks all the right boxes. Its freezing and chilling capabilities are real ‘best-in-show’ plus points, while it’s also highly efficient and absolutely packed with every awesome feature you can think of.
The dimensions of this model are 177.2 cm (H) x 54 cm (W) x 54.7 cm (D), with a total net storage capacity of 246 litres – 158 litres set aside for the fridge and 88 litres for the freezer. This spacious unit should be big enough for an average to large-sized family. As an integrated model it’s designed to fit neatly behind a cupboard and has a reversible door feature to ensure the door swing doesn’t go against the tide of your kitchen. You’ve got a lot of space both down below and up top, with four shelves in the fridge (two adjustable) and four transparent drawers with three glass shelves in the freezer. There are two crisper compartments, three door racks and a host of excellent features.
There’s a great digital LED panel for controlling temperatures; the fridge and freezer are frost free – so no manual defrosting; there’s quick freeze for rapidly cooling your recently-purchased supermarket items in the freezer for up to 52 hours; quick chill – which rapidly drops the fridge temperature for six hours; an open door audio-visual alert to let you know if it hasn’t sealed shut properly; an ice maker; a holiday mode for optimising your fridge temperature to save money; and a child lock to prevent your young ones messing around with the external digital panel.
The ZBB2765SA is extremely good at chilling and freezing your food. It’s quick and effective, as well as being insulated against rising or plummeting temperatures in your kitchen. And if you ever suffer the misfortune of a power cut it has a safe storage period of a very respectable 25 hours. That should give you ample time to get the power back up and running before your food starts to spoil. Finally, the decibel levels and annual energy consumption (307 kWh) are both hovering around average and neither should be a cause for concern.
- Fridge chills quickly
- Freezer fast and powerful
- No manual defrosting
- Quite expensive
- Manual hard to read
- Fitting is time-consuming
Why you should buy it: UK buyers would do well to spend the extra bit required to buy the spacious Zanussi ZBB2765SA as it’s not only rammed to the gills with incredible features, but chills and freezes to absolute perfection. This is almost a flawless fridge freezer.