I have been asked to write a review on this unit, to start with it was not my first choice as this is the third in less than ten years, I wanted a further upmarket brand to try to get longevity but through matters beyond my control had to revert back to AEG.
On arrival after it was fitted by the supplier I was told to leave it for at least 6 hours to settle, this I did, then I switched it on, inserted my remote temp sensors for fridge and freezer and left it to its own devices, after 48 hrs it had not got down below -11c.
the reason for the sensors is that after the last two failing after the five year warranty run out I keep a good watch on them.
anyway by a fluke of luck I decided to take all the tapes off all the freezer bins and found that the top bin made contact with the circulating fan, after investigation I eventually found out that there was a missing panel at the back which protects the the fan and electrics. after pulling the bin away from the fan , it eventually got down to -18c or lower and a week later under warranty the panel was replaced, (no problem encountered organizing this).
specifically good thing about this product is that it is one of the few integrated units to have two salad drawers a must have with built in units.
dubious thing is that at least with this unit there is a fluctuation in temp for the freezer between -13c and -27c approx to a setting of -18c
uncertain thing is will it last beyond 5 years, I have my doubts on past experience but live in hope its funny that when buying extended warranty's they never go past 5 years.
will I buy AEG again, only if this unit lasts significantly past 5 years because if it doesn't I will rip out the built in cabinet and buy a floor standing one and again try to go further up market.
there is only yes or no on recommendation, I say yes because on the face of it its a nice unit, but would I recommend it for longevity only if you pay the extended warranty and hope it gets past 5 Years.
voithdriver recommends This Product