"Was shocked to find out that many items we buy do not have built in surge protectors, including freezers and fridges. Friends recently paid a large sum of money to have their fridge freezer reset after one of our numerous brief power cuts. I would advise anyone who lives in rural areas prone to brief power cuts, to look into this issue. As usual, I have been asked to review this item within days of purchase. Two years might have been reasonable! I am only guessing at reliabilty, obviously."