2009 Customer Choice Awards in Fridges, freezers, fridge-freezers
And the 2009 Customer Choice Awards award winner is...
Why it Won
The Miele GT 316 ES is one of the most energy efficient freezers on the market. It’s A++ rating is a hit with customers who say it has saved them a fortune on electricity bills. As with all Miele products, it’s well built and it has some clever, intuitive features which score highly with it owners; the fast freeze setting, how easy it is to defrost and the well-sized baskets are particularly noted. It’s also extremely quiet and has a handy alarm that sounds whenever the freezer is left open too long.
+ It is plain,functional and capacious. the baskets fit well and it is easy to fill and organise. it is also very quiet, which is good.
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Apr 2007
+ Neat design, easy controls and the best energy rating for it's size
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Aug 2007
Ssarah, Great Torrington
+ This is, as you'd expect from Miele, a well designed and solidly built product. Unlike our old freezer, which had flimsy plastic feet, an ill-fitting lid and very little in the way of controls, the Miele appears to have a metal frame, and the lid closes with a satisfying 'thunk' and seals itself so tight that it takes some effort to lift it again. The manual is comprehensive and well-written, and the digital controls are easy to use: you simply set the freezer to any temperature you like within its range, and the digital display gives a constant reading of its actual temperature. Defrosting should be easy - a central drain leads to an outlet at the front of the freezer, so it's just a question of putting a receptacle underneath it to catch the water - no struggling to reach the bottom with a sponge. Most importantly of all, the freezer is extremely well insulated, and with electricity prices rising at the speed they are that's a real plus (not to mention the environmental benefits of an AA+ energy rating).
- It's not really a bad point, but the slight downside to all that energy efficiency is that the freezer is quite big for its capacity, simply because of the thicker insulation. That's not a problem for us, since we keep it in the garage, but don't forget to look at the external measurements rather than just the capacity when buying. If your old freezer has the same capacity and only just fits the space, this one is likely to be too big.
Confirmed purchase: 29 Apr 2008
+ Can keep informed of the temperature inside freezer and adjust easily if required. 4 hanging storage baskets are very useful.
Confirmed purchase: 16 Oct 2007