Case study: 'We don't have another chest freezer because there's enough room in this for a lot'
Freda Griffin from Rathfarnham, Co Dublin, has had her American-style fridge freezer for a decade. She bought it 10 years ago from Harvey Norman and it has never let her down.
"I can't believe it. I often think 'When is it going to happen?' but it seems to be quite a strong one and very good," she says. "Its main benefit is the amazing space that's in it. We don't have another chest freezer because there's enough room in this for a lot. It's a little more expensive to run but not incredibly more. I used to have a fridge and a freezer in another room and this is economical enough really."
She also loves the quality of the water the fridge freezer gives. "It's absolutely brilliant - the difference. I nearly die when I go into someone else's house because I only drink water and if they offer me a glass of water I wouldn't be able to drink it because the water is so nice coming out of my Samsung," she says.
Another advantage for Freda is that she can see all the food that's currently in her fridge freezer and nothing is hidden or forgotten about.
Would she recommend other people to get one? "100 per cent," she says. "Now it's a little bit awkward in size if you don't have the room. Not every kitchen would be able to fit one, I think. I can't imagine it working in a very small apartment, definitely not. But certainly after having this one I wouldn't be able to go without."