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Hotpoint’s retro fridge

Hotpointrsr50 The world of the retro fridge used to be so simple. You wandered down to your local electrical dealer and uttered the immortal word: "Smeg".

But now, all the big retailers are getting wise to our tastes, bringing out their own retro-styled coolers – and most of the time considerably cheaper than a Smeg-branded appliance. Take this Hotpoint RSR50 fridge. It’s a Smeg-a-like in all but name, with that large swollen metallic look, single handle and maker’s name boldly on the front.

If you want its details, there’s 4 Glass Shelves, a full width bottle shelf, 5 Bottle Wine Rack, salad bin, freezer compartment and auto defrost for the fridge.

What you do gain on the Smeg is price – this one is around the £600 mark, with the Smeg nearer £800.

Find out more at the Hotpoint website