Updated 12 Dec 2018

Beko

BBM407PX

Snapshot: The Beko BBM407PX is a medium-sized bottom-mounted fridge-freezer with a total capacity of 407L. How well does it perform?

BBM407PX
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1198

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Test results

Overall score
47
Fluctuations
?/10
Combinations
?/10
Uniformity
?/10
Seasonal change
?/10
Recommended settings
?/10

Good points

  • OK at minimising temperature fluctuations.
  • Freezer temperature is very close to uniform.
  • Energy consumption is as claimed.
  • Self-closing doors.

But

  • Poor range of fridge and freezer temperature combinations.
  • Fridge temperature isn’t uniform (there’s considerable variation).
  • Poor at handling seasonal temperature change (freezer may get too cold in winter).
  • Door bottle-shelf can be too warm for best storage of perishable foods (milk and dairy products) at some temperature settings.
  • No chiller.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Fluctuations (30%): measures how much the temperature inside the fridge fluctuates (or swings) as the compressor starts and stops. The higher the score, the less the temperature fluctuates.

Combinations (25%): where we measure the temperature in the fridge and freezer compartments at the same time. A high score means the temperature in both compartments are managed well, for example if the freezer is set to its coldest setting, the temperature in the fridge isn’t affected.

Uniformity (20%): a measure of how uniform he temperature is throughout each compartment. The higher the score, the more uniform the temperature is in each compartment.

Seasonal change (20%): a test of how well the appliance deals with changing temperatures outside. We test in a temperature controlled room. We adjust the temperatures to simulated winter and summer conditions while monitoring the temperature inside the fridge. The higher the sore, the better the fridge dealt with the changing temperatures, meaning little adjustment would be needed throughout the seasons.

Recommended settings (5%): a test of how well the fridge performs on the manufacturers recommended settings. Many people will only change the temperature setting once, so we test with this setting. If there isn’t a recommended setting, then we test using the factory set or mid-setting.

What about energy use?

We assess energy usage based on the manufacturer’s claimed energy usage as well as measured energy usage. A pass means the measured energy usage was no more than 7.5 percent higher than claimed, anything over that is a fail. Once a fridge fails, we stop measuring. In previous tests, we would have kept testing to find a maximum energy usage reading. By changing our test we can now test more fridges each year than ever before.

Claimed energy use is the amount of energy (in kW/h) the manufacturer says its fridge uses. If a fridge uses more power than claimed, it’s not necessarily bad, just not as efficient as claimed.

Price is from a 2018 survey.

Key data

Brand survey results

Brand reliability (%)
n/a
Brand satisfaction (%)
n/a

Model

Origin
Thailand
Avg price
$1198

Specifications

Energy usage (kWh) (claimed/achieved)
365 / Pass
Energy star rating
★★★☆☆
Annual running costs
$95
Noise level (dBA)
38
Freezer location
Bottom
Total volume
407L
Claimed volume - fridge
281L
Claimed volume - freezer
126L
Height (mm)
1720
Width (mm)
700
Depth (mm)
660
Door-hinge position
Reversible
Door type
Single
Finish
Platinum
Alternative finish
n/a

Features

Door alarm
Fridge only
Fridge shelves/positions
3/5
Crisper drawers
1
Electronic controls
Yes
Rollers
No
All shelves removable at 90˚
Yes
Self-closing doors
Yes
Chiller
No
Dairy compartment
No
Water dispenser
No
Ice dispenser
No

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
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