Beko CDA543F

Summary

Pros

  • Decent internal capacity despite the narrow design
  • Good value for money
  • Well laid out

Cons

  • Noisier than it should be
  • May not be big enough for a family
  • Not the greatest build quality

Review Price £250.00

Key Features: 300 litre capacity; Four star freezer rating; A Class energy efficiency rating

Manufacturer: Beko

Beko CDA543F

The Beko CDA543F looks like a far more expensive appliance than it actually is with its tall, slim and sleek good looks playing host to a 300 litre capacity that is capable of holding a good amount of food and drink, too.

The top half of the Beko CDA543F is the fridge and the bottom half is the freezer — the two sections are given equal amounts of space in the whole appliance with the fridge featuring three adjustable glass shelves with a plastic front trim, as well as a shelf above the large salad crisper drawer in the bottom.

Handily, there’s a bottle rack in the fridge door that can hold things like bottles of wine, big two litre bottles of pop or a water filter jug — but it is just a tiny bit too small to fit a four pint milk carton in widthways, although they do fit lengthways. It has an interior light and automatic defrost.

The freezer is composed of three drawers which are completely removable, a smaller drawer on the top which has a pull-down front and an ice-cube tray. It’s a four star freezer, which is the highest rating such a machine can achieve and means that you can store food in it for a whole year.

What's more, the Beko CDA543F allows you to freeze food from fresh rather than just keeping previously frozen food frozen. It’s also fitted with Frost Free, which prevents large build ups of ice and means you don’t have to spend lots of time defrosting.

The net capacity of the Beko CDA543F is just under 300 litres, and it has received an energy efficiency rating of A. The doors are able to be hung so that you can open them from the right or from the left. Although it’s quite quiet initially, it can get noisy over time. But this is just a small niggle — as an all round fridge freezer, the Beko CDA543F is excellent.