Refrigerators "Indesit" (Indesit): a review of the best models + reviews on the manufacturer
Indesit has been successfully selling large-scale household appliances in Russia for a long time. To choose the correct Indesit refrigerator, you need to understand the main technical parameters and available technologies. This equipment has obvious flaws, information about which must be analyzed before purchasing.
Model range and basic parameters
Most of the refrigerators sold in Russia are designed according to the classic two-chamber variant with the location of the freezer compartment under the refrigeration one. Indesit models are unified in width and depth (60 x 64 cm). The height there are three options: 167, 185 and 200 cm.
The capacity of freezers for models, in the name of which the second letter “F” is equal to 75 liters, and “S” - 87 liters. The capacity of the refrigerator compartment depends on the height:
- 167 cm: 181 or 182 liters;
- 185 cm: 223 liters;
- 200 cm: 249 or 252 liters.
Most of the refrigerators of this line are equipped with door handles of the hidden type.
Models with a top-mounted freezer also have a fixed width and depth (60 x 62 cm) and three options in height: 145, 167 and 185 cm. The size of the refrigeration compartments is approximately the same as the “classic type” devices, and the parameters of the freezers - significantly less. Volumes depend on the height of the refrigerator:
- 145 cm: 194/51 liters;
- 167 cm: 245/51 liters;
- 185 cm: 253/73 liters.
Low single-door two-compartment refrigerators are models 85 and 125 cm high, with volumes of chambers 106/14 and 182/28 liters.
The only model of the built-in two-chamber refrigerator has a height of 177 cm, and its width and depth is 54 cm.
Freezers are available in models with heights of 100 and 167 cm and a volume in the range from 118 to 245 liters.
The color gamut of the Indesit equipment is not rich; in the model name, the color is encrypted in the last characters.Refrigerators and freezers can be painted as follows:
- “D”, “W” or no symbols — shades of white;
- “S”, “SB”, “SD” - shades of silver;
- “M”, “RM” - shades of steel;
- "E" - pink and white;
- “T” is a tick.
Coloring under a tree is applied both to single-chamber, and to two-chamber models. This design allows you to enter the unit in the kitchen set without embedding and using cladding.
Application of modern solutions and technologies
Indesit does not position its equipment as having any innovative solutions, fashion trends or exclusive design. Nevertheless, the already classic technologies are present in the functionality of refrigerators and freezers.
In the refrigeration compartments, there is a temperature gradient: at the top the air temperature stays around 00C, and about 5 at the bottom of the camera0C. Thus, the zones of the best content of different types of products are defined.
Mounting systemSliding Systemsuggests the possibility of extending the shelves 7 centimeters forward. This allows you to find and get the products located at the back wall with dense filling of the refrigerator. In some models, the shelves can be arranged at a convenient height for the consumer, which makes it possible to easily accommodate a volumetric dish.
Technology"Total no Frost"supported by some models, which allows not to perform the defrosting procedure manually. System"Low Frost"simpler and less energy intensive. It significantly slows down the growth of frost on the walls of the chamber, which reduces the frequency of the necessary prophylaxis in the form of turning off the refrigerator to thaw and dry the chambers.
Some models are equipped with mechanical control, and some - touch. And in fact, and in another case, the functions are available to enable quick lowering of the temperature in the refrigeration (Push & cool) and freezer (Push & freeze) branch.
System for changing the position of shelves on the doorMySpaceallows you to more economically use the space of the camera, depending on the geometrical parameters of the products often placed there. This design feature is typical only for embedded models.
Main pros and cons
The main advantage of refrigerators manufactured by Indesit is a low price compared to similar models from competing firms. Initially, positioning its equipment in Russia as a budget, Indesit minimized functionality and buys cheap parts for the production of refrigerators. This leads to the disadvantages that users mark.
Comparing the cost of one-dimensional models
Indesit is one of the first foreign companies that has identified itself in the Russian home appliances market. Construction of the plant Stinol in the Lipetsk region for the production of refrigerators of the same name was made in 1988. With the advent of serious competitors, the management of the company set a course to hold positions in the lower price niche.
If you take such companies as LG or Liebherr, whose products are considered to be of high quality, the Indesit equipment definitely wins in cost:
- Indesit ES 20: capacity is 341 liters, the price is about 15,000 rubles;
- LG GA-B499: capacity 360 liters, price about 34,000 rubles;
- Liebherr Cef 4025: capacity 357 liters, the price is about 37,000 rubles.
But among the models of the lower price segment, the firm Indesit bypasses the main competitors:
- Indesit ES 20: capacity is 341 liters, the price is about 15,000 rubles;
- Atlant XM 4307: capacity is 359 liters, the price is about 15,500 rubles;
- Pozis RK-149: capacity is 370 liters, the price is about 18 300 rubles;
- Bosch KGV36XW20R: capacity is 319 liters, the price is about 24,000 rubles;
- Kraft KFHD-400RINF: capacity is 323 liters, the price is about 27,000 rubles.
The minimum functionality that is present in the Indesit technique allows you to store products of high quality and meets the user's needs if there is no need to create any special conditions. On the other hand, refrigerators do not have many common options that make maintenance easy, and certain operations easier.
Problems with electronic control
One of the most serious problems in refrigerators is the unreliability of electronics. Indesit does not have its own production facilities, which its multi-profile competitors have: LG, Samsung, Mitsubishi Electric, Haier, and others. Therefore, it is forced to purchase parts and entire boards from third-party manufacturers.
While to achieve acceptable quality electronics for their technology from Indesit does not work. This applies not only to refrigerators, but also to washing machines. The main problem is the rapid aging of the elements of control and power boards (the effect of fatigue).
Irreversible changes in the material of the dielectric lead to the inoperability of the capacitor, which leads to failure or incorrect operation of the entire circuit. Also, the problem is caused by overheating and broken contacts.
The problem is often exacerbated by the provision of poor quality services by electricity suppliers.Voltage drops and private disconnections have a bad effect on capacitors and contacts. The use of external stabilizers and input filters by the consumer can significantly extend the period of operation of the electronics.
Refrigerator service technicians recommend choosing electromechanical controls for models manufactured by Indesit. Since the functionality of the equipment is very poor, there is no particular need for an electronic control unit with a touch screen. Moreover, its design is no different sophistication.
Low quality case and parts
The minimum cost of Indesit refrigeration equipment is achieved not only due to the lack of customs payments due to the transfer of assembly to Russia, but also because of the use of cheap materials for the manufacture of refrigerators and nodes installed in them.
The case of refrigerators is made of a not very hard metal, therefore, it is not necessary to store heavy objects on the device, otherwise its misalignment is possible.Internal drawers are made of inexpensive plastic and when fully loaded they are slightly bent. There are no such claims to the shelves made of glass or fiberglass.
Build quality is generally normal: there is no mass consumer dissatisfaction on this issue. There are isolated cases of frank marriage, but this can be observed with the equipment of any manufacturer.
Indesit units of equipment fail more often than the "top" brands such as Miele, Liebherr or Samsung. This also applies to large parts - the compressor and the evaporator, and small parts - sensors or relays. The only advantage is the widespread availability of cheap both original and compatible spare parts for refrigerators of this popular brand.
The main reference points for a competent choice
The list below includes the models that are most often found on sale in large stores selling electronics and household appliances, and also have a positive rating, compiled according to customer reviews.
Among the devices with the classic lower position of the freezer, the following models are leading in their volume segments:
- Height 167 cm: model EF 16. Mechanical control. There is a function "Total no Frost" for both branches. Energy class "A".
- Height 185 cm: model EF 18. Parameters are completely similar to the previous model.
- Height 200 cm: model ES 20. Mechanical control. Implemented automatic defrosting of the refrigerator and manual - freezer. Energy class "B".
Thus, it can be stated that the simplest, cheapest models are the most popular.
Among the low-size refrigerators designed for countertops, the most commonly sold model is TT 85 ticked colors. The control is mechanical, the camera defrost system is automatic. Energy class "B".
Top-freezer refrigerators from Indesit receive a lot of negative reviews. The only model that broke the mark of 4 points out of 5 is ST 167. This is also a simple device with mechanical control, energy class “B” and the absence of the function “Total no Frost”.
Indesit freezers are also in demand. Model SFR 100 with mechanical control and energy class "B", as well as freezers SFR 167 NF C with three drawers and four compartments, control via touch screen and energy class "C".
Popular models of refrigerators Indesit
Consider several models from the Italian manufacturer, deserving the attention of buyers and recognition of the owners. The aggregates cited as an example are sold well by online trading systems and are popular with offline networks.
Refrigerator # 1: Indesit DF 5200 W
The white two-chamber Indesit DF 5200 W unit offers potential owners a useful volume of 328 liters, of which 75 liters are reserved for the freezer. Its height is exactly 2 m, depth is 64 cm. The freezer compartment is located below.
Both chambers are cooled in accordance with the No Frost technology, therefore, owners will not need to constantly defrost them to remove the ice coat.Controlled by electronics, there is a display for monitoring performance. The unit warns about an open door with a sound.
When the power supply is turned off, the refrigerator will independently keep the temperature background for another 13 hours. In the list of additional useful features appear supercooling with superfrost. According to the criteria of energy conservation model assigned class A.
Refrigerator # 2: Indesit DF 4180 W
The DF 4180 W is a two-chamber white classic refrigerator with a height of 185 cm and a depth of 64 cm. For future owners, the unit will be pleased with a useful volume of 302 liters, of which 75 liters is occupied by a freezer located below.
The freezing and refrigerating compartments of the unit are cooled in accordance with the principles of Fro Fro, which means that it will not have to be defrosted more than once or twice a year. Due to the stable circulation of air inside there is no condensation and snow coats characteristic of drip refrigeration systems.
The model is controlled by an electromechanical system. There is no display, but there is the ability to maintain the temperature necessary for the products after the interruption of the power supply for 13 hours. The refrigerator can carry out superfrost.Class A according to energy consumption.
Refrigerator # 3: Indesit DF 5200 S
The spectacular model Indesit DF 5200 S is made in silver-gray tonality. The height of the body is 2 m, its depth is 64 cm. The net volume of the refrigeration unit is 328 l. Displacement freezer 75 liters.
The refrigerating section and the freezer are cooled according to the No Frost system, i.e. Both cameras do not need forced defrosting. You can defrost literally once a year for sanitary purposes.
The control is electronic; there is a display mounted on the door to track the operation of the refrigerator. The model retains cold up to 13 hours after a power outage. The list of useful options indicates the ability to perform supercooling and super-freezing. By testing the energy consumption of the unit assigned A class.
Refrigerator # 4: Indesit EF 18
The white two-chamber model EF 18 with the lower location of the freezer offers to use the useful space of 298 l. The height of the body is 185 cm, the depth of the unit is 64 cm. The volume of the freezer compartment is 75 liters.
Cooling of both chambers is performed according to the technology of Fro Fro. The model is controlled by an electromechanical system. Up to 13 hours will keep the temperature necessary for the products after a power outage
Among the useful additions is the function of super-freezing. According to the criteria of economical energy consumption, this refrigerator is classified as class A equipment.
Fridge # 5: Indesit TT 85 T
The height of the single-chamber model Indesit TT 85 T is only 82 cm, the depth is 62 cm. With the indicated dimensions, the refrigerator has a usable volume of 119 liters. The freezing compartment, separated from the common space by a plastic curtain, was allotted only 14 liters. The unit develops a minimum temperature of - 12º C.
The unit is cooled according to the principles of the "weeping" system. It needs to be defrosted manually, defrosting is carried out at the intervals specified by the manufacturer. The control of the electromechanical type is simple and extremely reliable, rarely causing trouble to the owners.
Grounded by the attractive side, the color of the case, imitating the structure and color of the panel of natural wood, is recognized. Metal shelves. According to the study of energy consumption, the refrigerator received class B - not the most economical option. Probably, the manufacturer suggested that this type of equipment would be included infrequently, only while living in a country house.
Note that these models are not ranked by quality indicators. There were no surveys of master refrigerators engaged in the repair of household appliances. The result is compiled according to the intensity of sales.
Conclusions and useful video on the topic
Review of the classic type refrigerator: product placement in both chambers:
Technique Indesit from the point of view of the refrigerator repair wizard:
The popularity of technology Indesit due to low prices for their products and a long history of the company in the Russian market. Buying cheap refrigerators of this brand, one should not expect the presence of many options and super-modern solutions. You also need to be ready for possible breakdowns and necessary repairs.