Essentials Fridge Freezers

Compare the 10 Best Essentials Fridge FreezersJanuary 2018(Last Updated 19 January 2018)

The best fridge freezers on the market, offering the best of a fride and freezer in one unit
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C50BS16

Essentials C50BS16

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£109.00

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£480
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A very economical to run and bargain price 165L total capacity fridge freezer, with good features

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C55CW16

Essentials C55CW16

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£139.99

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£510
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A very economical to run and top-value 139L total capacity fridge freezer, with good features

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C55CS16

Essentials C55CS16

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£179.99

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£510
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A low cost and very economical to run 139L total capacity fridge freezer, with good features

82

C50TW15

Essentials C50TW15

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£99.99

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480mm
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£410
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
The cheapest small fridge freezer around, with good features

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C50BW16

Essentials C50BW16

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£169.99

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£480
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A very economical to run and low cost 122L total capacity fridge freezer, with good features

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CIFF7015

Essentials CIFF7015

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£129.00

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£620
Over 10 years
Feb 2014
An affordable and economical to run 244L total capacity fridge freezer, with good features

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CUC50W15

Essentials CUC50W15

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£115.00

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£390
Over 10 years
Jul 2013
A low cost and very economical to run 85L total capacity fridge freezer, with good features

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CIFF5012

Essentials CIFF5012

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£249.99

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£650
Over 10 years
Dec 2012
A low cost and economical to run 271L total capacity fridge freezer, with good features

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CE55CW13

Essentials CE55CW13

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£169.99

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£490
Over 10 years
Dec 2012
A very economical to run but only moderate value for money 186L total capacity fridge freezer, with good features

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Essentials C50BS16
Essentials
C50BS16
£109.00
£11 cheaper
Hugely larger
fridge net
capacity
17L larger
freezer net
capacity
VS
Montpellier MAB2030
Montpellier
MAB2030
£120.00
16% cheaper to
run over five
years
Essentials CIFF7015
Essentials
CIFF7015
£129.00
£201 cheaper
Larger fridge
net capacity
7% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Candy CFBC 3050
Candy
CFBC 3050
£329.99
17% larger
freezer net
capacity
Essentials C55CW16
Essentials
C55CW16
£139.99
£80 cheaper
30% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Beko CFG1582B
Beko
CFG1582B
£219.99
A lot larger
freezer net
capacity
Larger fridge
net capacity
Essentials C55CS16
Essentials
C55CS16
£179.99
£60 cheaper
28% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Kenwood KNF60X17
Kenwood
KNF60X17
£240.00
Larger fridge
net capacity
29% larger
freezer net
capacity
Essentials C50TW15
Essentials
C50TW15
£99.99
£30 cheaper
29L larger
fridge net
capacity
4L larger
freezer net
capacity
VS
Logik LUC50S17
Logik
LUC50S17
£129.99
£28 cheaper to
run over five
years
Logik LFC50S16
Logik
LFC50S16
£199.00
Larger freezer
net capacity
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Essentials C50BW16
Essentials
C50BW16
£169.99
£29 cheaper
5% cheaper to
run over five
years
Larger fridge
net capacity
Essentials C50TW15
Essentials
C50TW15
£99.99
£9 cheaper
14% cheaper to
run
VS
Essentials C50BS16
Essentials
C50BS16
£109.00
A lot larger
freezer net
capacity
33L larger
fridge net
capacity
Essentials CE55CW13
Essentials
CE55CW13
£169.99
£80 cheaper
45% larger
freezer net
capacity
Cheaper to run
by £16.45
VS
Swan SR11010
Swan
SR11010
£250.00
A lot larger
fridge net
capacity
Zanussi ZRT 27101 WA
Zanussi
ZRT 27101 WA
£249.99
14% larger
fridge net
capacity
Cheaper to run
by £47 over
five years
VS
Essentials CIFF7015
Essentials
CIFF7015
£129.00
£121 cheaper
Larger freezer
net capacity
Logik LFC50B14
Logik
LFC50B14
£229.99
11L larger
freezer net
capacity
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Essentials C50BW16
Essentials
C50BW16
£169.99
£60 cheaper
80L larger
fridge net
capacity
£51.70 cheaper
to run
Essentials C50BW16
Essentials
C50BW16
£169.99
£31 cheaper to
run over five
years
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Essentials C55CW16
Essentials
C55CW16
£139.99
£30 cheaper
33% larger
freezer net
capacity
17L larger
fridge net
capacity
Neff KI6873F30G
Neff
KI6873F30G
£709.00
£84.60 cheaper
to run
24L larger
fridge net
capacity
VS
Essentials CIFF7015
Essentials
CIFF7015
£129.00
£580 cheaper
Larger freezer
net capacity
Essentials CE55CW13
Essentials
CE55CW13
£169.99
A lot larger
freezer net
capacity
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Essentials C50BW16
Essentials
C50BW16
£169.99
7% larger
fridge net
capacity
Cheaper to run
by £9 over
five years
Essentials CE55CW13
Essentials
CE55CW13
£169.99
£60 cheaper
25% larger
freezer net
capacity
8% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Logik LFC50W12
Logik
LFC50W12
£229.99
A bit larger
fridge net
capacity
Hisense RR55D4AW1
Hisense
RR55D4AW1
£92.66
£16 cheaper
£228 cheaper
to run over
five years
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Essentials C50BS16
Essentials
C50BS16
£109.00
37L larger
freezer net
capacity
Hugely larger
fridge net
capacity
LEC T50084
LEC
T50084
£159.99
1L larger
freezer net
capacity
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Essentials CUC50W15
Essentials
CUC50W15
£115.00
£45 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £9 over
five years
Slightly larger
fridge net
capacity
Hotpoint FSFL 58
Hotpoint
FSFL 58
£199.99
9L larger
freezer net
capacity
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Essentials CIFF7015
Essentials
CIFF7015
£129.00
£71 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £35 over
five years
9L larger
fridge net
capacity
Hisense RR55D4AW1
Hisense
RR55D4AW1
£92.66
£7 cheaper
39% cheaper to
run over five
years
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Essentials C50TW15
Essentials
C50TW15
£99.99
23L larger
freezer net
capacity
Significantly
larger fridge
net capacity
Essentials CUC50W15
Essentials
CUC50W15
£115.00
£112 cheaper
Larger fridge
net capacity
VS
Klarstein Big Daddy Cool
Klarstein
Big Daddy Cool
£226.53
Marginally
larger freezer
net capacity
£9.40 cheaper
to run
Essentials C55CS16
Essentials
C55CS16
£179.99
£59 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £82 over
five years
VS
Beko CFG1552W
Beko
CFG1552W
£239.00
6% larger
freezer net
capacity
Larger fridge
net capacity

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is the difference between 'net' and 'gross' capacity?
AYou see 2 capacities used for fridge-freezers - gross capacity refers to the total inside capacity of the appliance, while net capacity is the total *usable* capacity, after discounting the volume taken up by shelves, plastic moulding, etc.
QWhat is the average noise level of a fridge-freezer?
AThe average noise of a freezer is around 40Db, making it very quiet indeed, and hardly noticeable, even in a quiet kitchen.
QWhat does 'freezing capacity' mean?
AFreezing capacity refers to the volume of food that the freezer is capable of freezing in a set period. The larger the amount, the more quickly it will be frozen.
QWhat is a 'No Frost' system?
AA 'No Frost' system reduces the humidity in the fridge-freezer, and automatically defrosts from time to time. This means there is little or no ice buildup inside the fridge-freezer.
QWhat is an 'American style' fridge-freezer?
AAn American style fridge-freezer has the fridge and freezer sections next to one another, vertically aligned rather than one on top of the other. This arrangement normally has 2 doors - one opens the fridge, the other the freezer. These appliances usually have far more storage capacity, but are bigger and more expensive.

Fridge-freezer Buying Guide

Capacity

Innovations in insulation technology have allowed manufacturers to use thinner walls and doors in their fridge freezers, giving them much bigger internal capacity. The biggest fridge freezers have a total internal capacity of over 600 litres. That's enough to fit three supermarket trolleys full of food! Typical fridge freezers have around 200 to 300 litres of internal storage.

Humidity Control

Many fridge freezers have compartments with humidity control. These work by letting you adjust the humidity of the compartment to keep the food inside in the best possible condition. This means creating dry conditions for meat and fish and humid conditions for fruit and vegetables.

Some of the large American style fridge freezers have a third compartment, separate to the fridge and the freezer, which can be set to a 'chill' mode of -1°C. This temperature is perfect for preserving the natural moisture in fresh fish and meat.

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The latest Hotpoint fridge freezers come with Active Oxygen technology. This unique system releases oxygen molecules into the fridge which purifies the air circulating inside and inhibits bacterial growth by up to 90%. The system can preserve the first day freshness of your food for up to 9 days without affecting the smell, taste or colour of your food.
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Ice Makers and Water Dispensers

Many of the premium fridge freezers come with built in ice makers and chilled water dispensers. These are great for quick cold drinks and some of the latest models include ice crushers which are great for making cocktails. Some models also include sparkling water on tap, with a built in Sodastream machine.

Look out for models with built in water filters, which gives you cleaner tasting water and clearer ice. If the fridge freezer doesn't have a water filter you can always add a water filter to the water pipe which supplies the appliance. Also look for tall ice dispenser openings in the door which makes it easier to fill large glasses.

Often the ice make is located inside one of the freezer compartments. This allows a large amount of ice to be stored, however it reduces the available freezer space for food. Some models contain the entire ice maker within the door which leaves greater room for food in the freezer.

Most models can be connected directly to the water supply, although normally you need a water outlet within 1.5m of the appliance (always make sure you use a connection hose designed for drinking water). Some fridge freezers have a water tank that you fill manually which supplies the ice maker.

Other Features To Consider

Frost Free: Many modern fridge freezers are frost free which means that they do not require defrosting. They achieve this by controlling the moisture content of the air in the freezer. This has the added benefit of reducing freezer burn to food that is stored in the freezer.

LED Lighting: LED internal lighting creates a bright, well lit interior making it easier to find your food as well as saving energy.

Multi Function Compartments: Some of the top end fridge freezers have a third compartment which can be set to either be a fridge or a freezer at the push of a button. They can also be set to an intermediate 'Chill' mode, which maintains a temperature of -1°C, ideal for keeping fresh meat and fish in great condition.

Shelving: Cheaper fridge freezers come with wire shelves. Glass shelves found on mid range models upwards have the advantage of catching spills so that they do not drop onto food below. Some shelves fold away to allow storage of tall items and other types slide forwards to make it easy to access items at the back. Look for models with metal shelf brackets for durability.

Rapid Cooling: Fridge freezers with Rapid Cooling can quickly chill or freeze your food, which is ideal when you bring home a large quantity of new food.

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Essentials Fridge Freezer Prices

Essentials fridge freezers range in price from £80 to £300 and in total we found prices for 9 Essentials fridge freezers. The average price of a new Essentials fridge freezer is £145 and 80% of Essentials fridge freezers are priced between £100 and £180. The cheapest Essentials fridge freezer that we found is the Essentials C50TW15 at only £80, and the most expensive is the Essentials CIFF5012 at £300.

Price Range of Essentials Fridge Freezers

Essentials fridge freezers range in price from £80 to £300, and the 61st highest average fridge freezer price out of all brands is Essentials fridge freezers with an average price of £145.

Fridge Freezer Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 33 expert reviews and 8,645 user reviews for fridge freezers written online and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of fridge freezer.

How Fast Do Essentials Fridge Freezer Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, Essentials fridge freezers drop in price by 1%. On a typical new Essentials fridge freezer costing £676, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £7.