Essentials Fridges

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

The best fridges on the market for keeping food cool and fresh
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CTT50W15

Essentials CTT50W15

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£40.00

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212L
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510mm
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440mm
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£250
Over 10 years
Jul 2013
A good spec and very economical to run 212L capacity fridge, but representing only average value for money

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CTL55W15

Essentials CTL55W15

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£119.00

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240L
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1,430mm
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550mm
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£300
Over 10 years
Jul 2013
An economical to run and good spec 240L capacity fridge, but representing only average value for money

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CUL55W12

Essentials CUL55W12

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£69.99

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133L
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845mm
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553mm
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£270
Over 10 years
Jul 2013
An economical to run but 4 year old 133L capacity fridge, with good features but representing only average value for money

65

CIL60W14

Essentials CIL60W14

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£124.99

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133L
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820mm
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590mm
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£270
Over 10 years
Jul 2013
An economical to run but 4 year old 133L capacity fridge, with good features but representing only average value for money

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CUL50W12

Essentials CUL50W12

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£80.00

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102L
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839mm
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494mm
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£280
Over 10 years
Jul 2013
An economical to run but 4 year old 102L capacity refrigerator, with only average features and representing only moderate value for money

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CUR55W12

Essentials CUR55W12

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£89.00

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97L
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553mm
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£490
Over 10 years
Jul 2013
A 4 year old and average spec 97L capacity refrigerator, with moderate running costs but representing only average value for money

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CUR50W12

Essentials CUR50W12

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£94.99

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86L
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£410
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Jul 2013
A middle of the road spec and 4 year old 86L capacity refrigerator, with satisfactory running costs but representing only average value for money

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Today's Best Fridge Deals

13% Price Drop
{Essentials CTT50W15
£69.99
Was £80 (66 days ago)
Fridge Net Capacity
212L
Case Design
Undercounter
Height
510mm
9% Price Drop
{Miele K12020 S-1
£319.00
Was £349 (71 days ago)
Fridge Net Capacity
163L
Case Design
Free­standing
Height
852mm
5% Price Drop
{Bosch KSV36VW30G
£569.00
Was £599 (29 days ago)
Fridge Net Capacity
346L
Case Design
Free­standing
Height
1,860mm
11% Price Drop
{Neff K8315X0GB
£1,499.00
Was £1,679 (70 days ago)
Fridge Net Capacity
302L
Case Design
Built-in
Height
1,772mm
8% Price Drop
{Zanussi ZRA33103WA
£330.00
Was £359 (15 days ago)
Fridge Net Capacity
314L
Case Design
Free­standing
Height
1,544mm
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Essentials CUL55W12
Essentials
CUL55W12
£69.99
£49 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £25.85
VS
Essentials CTL55W15
Essentials
CTL55W15
£119.00
107L bigger
fridge net
capacity
Essentials CUL50W12
Essentials
CUL50W12
£80.00
£89 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £7.05
VS
Hoover HFLE54
Hoover
HFLE54
£168.99
19% bigger
fridge net
capacity
Husky EL202
Husky
EL202
£99.00
£20 cheaper
34% cheaper to
run over five
years
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Essentials CTL55W15
Essentials
CTL55W15
£119.00
191L bigger
fridge net
capacity
Essentials CIL60W14
Essentials
CIL60W14
£124.99
£25 cheaper
18% cheaper to
run over five
years
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Indesit SIAA 10
Indesit
SIAA 10
£150.00
53% bigger
fridge net
capacity
Bosch KUR15A50GB
Bosch
KUR15A50GB
£329.99
3% bigger
fridge net
capacity
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Essentials CIL60W14
Essentials
CIL60W14
£124.99
£205 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £2 over
five years
Essentials CTL55W15
Essentials
CTL55W15
£119.00
£31 cheaper
£32.90 cheaper
to run
VS
Indesit SIAA 10
Indesit
SIAA 10
£150.00
15% bigger
fridge net
capacity
Indesit TLAA 10
Indesit
TLAA 10
£70.00
£49 cheaper
£14 cheaper to
run over five
years
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Essentials CTL55W15
Essentials
CTL55W15
£119.00
A lot bigger
fridge net
capacity
Essentials CUR50W12
Essentials
CUR50W12
£94.99
£84 cheaper
4% cheaper to
run
VS
Hoover HFOE54
Hoover
HFOE54
£179.00
Bigger fridge
net capacity
Essentials CUL55W12
Essentials
CUL55W12
£69.99
£25 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £2 over
five years
VS
Kenwood KUL55X17
Kenwood
KUL55X17
£95.00
A bit bigger
fridge net
capacity
Beko TL 546AP
Beko
TL 546AP
£135.00
Bigger fridge
net capacity
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Essentials CTL55W15
Essentials
CTL55W15
£119.00
£16 cheaper
£9 cheaper to
run over five
years
Essentials CUR55W12
Essentials
CUR55W12
£89.00
27L bigger
fridge net
capacity
VS
Logik LTT68S17
Logik
LTT68S17
£50.00
£39 cheaper
48% cheaper to
run over five
years
Essentials CTT50W15
Essentials
CTT50W15
£40.00
£339 cheaper
£92 cheaper to
run over five
years
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Samsung RR39M7140
Samsung
RR39M7140
£379.00
Bigger fridge
net capacity
Hotpoint RLA36P
Hotpoint
RLA36P
£135.00
£21 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Essentials CTL55W15
Essentials
CTL55W15
£119.00
£16 cheaper
40% bigger
fridge net
capacity
Essentials CUL50W12
Essentials
CUL50W12
£80.00
£100 cheaper
17% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Indesit SIAA12
Indesit
SIAA12
£180.00
Hugely bigger
fridge net
capacity
Husky EL202
Husky
EL202
£99.00
29% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Essentials CUL50W12
Essentials
CUL50W12
£80.00
£19 cheaper
53L bigger
fridge net
capacity
Beko UL 584 AP
Beko
UL 584 AP
£133.00
Cheaper to run
by £2.35
VS
Essentials CUL55W12
Essentials
CUL55W12
£69.99
£63 cheaper
A bit bigger
fridge net
capacity
Zanussi ZRG16602WE
Zanussi
ZRG16602WE
£191.00
£80 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Essentials CTL55W15
Essentials
CTL55W15
£119.00
£72 cheaper
A lot bigger
fridge net
capacity
Essentials CTL55W15
Essentials
CTL55W15
£119.00
Bigger fridge
net capacity
VS
Russell Hobbs RHTTLF1
Russell Hobbs
RHTTLF1
£88.00
£31 cheaper
14% cheaper to
run over five
years
LEC L5010W
LEC
L5010W
£110.00
£15 cheaper
£26 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Essentials CIL60W14
Essentials
CIL60W14
£124.99
16% bigger
fridge net
capacity
Essentials CTL55W15
Essentials
CTL55W15
£119.00
170L bigger
fridge net
capacity
VS
Logik LTT68S17
Logik
LTT68S17
£50.00
£69 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £44.65

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is the difference between 'net' and 'gross' capacity?
AYou see 2 capacities used for fridges and 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?
AThe average noise of a fridge is around 40Db, making it very quiet indeed, and hardly noticeable, even in a quiet kitchen.
QWhat is a 'No Frost' system?
AA 'No Frost' system reduces the humidity in the fridge, and automatically defrosts from time to time. This means there is little or no ice buildup inside the fridge.
QWhat is a 'Multi Airflow' system?
AThis is a system that ensures an even distribution cold air around all parts of the fridge. The air passes through an air filtration system before being recirculated, which removes unwanted odours to prevent odour contamination of other foods in fridge.

Fridge Buying Guide

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Capacity

A dedicated refrigerator without freezer can often give you larger fridge storage capacity than even a substantial American style fridge freezer. The largest stand alone fridges have up to 400 litres of internal storage capacity. That's enough to store two supermarket trolleys full of food.

Another great advantage of a dedicated fridge is that they often have matching dedicated freezers. Placing the two side by side can create a combined fridge and freezer capacity big enough for even very large families. Just look out for fridges that have reversible doors which will let you create a fridge freezer combination with both doors opening our from the middle.

Moisture Control

Different types of food are best stored at different levels of humidity. Meat and fish are best stored in dry conditions, preserving the natural juices in the meat. Fruit and vegetables are better preserved in more humid conditions, with fruit best stored in semi humid conditions and vegetables best stored in fairly humid conditions.

Many fridges have moisture control compartments which allow you to vary the compartment's humidity level to suit the type of food that is stored inside. This will keep your food tasting fresher for longer.

Resource ID 129

Shelves

Budget and small refrigerators sometimes come with wire shelves. Whilst these are economical and can be useful for storing bottles and cans, they provide no drip protection if food from one shelf leaks and drips on to the shelf below. Premium fridges come with glass shelves which stop drips and are easy to clean.

Some fridges have folding shelves which fold away to allow you to store tall items like bottles. Others have pull out shelves which slide partially out of the fridge to make it easier to reach items at the back.

Other Features To Consider

Water Dispensers: Some fridges come with built in filtered water dispensers. Unlike American style fridge freezers, often fridge only water dispensers are simple in door reservoirs that you fill manually. This completely avoids the needs for a plumbed water connection.

The water reservoir normally contains a water filter which gives you access to cool filtered water without needing to open the fridge door. Look for models with a child lock on the water dispenser to prevent small hands playing and making a mess.

LED Lighting: Bright LED interior lights make it easy to see everything in your fridge. LED lights are also use very little energy and create very little heat, making them ideal for maintaining a constant temperature inside the fridge.

Great Design: Why not make your fridge the centerpiece of your kitchen with an icon fridge design? The fridge doesn't have to be the boring box in the corner and there are a number of unique fridge designs available, especially from Smeg.

Multi Airflow System: Some premium fridges use a multi airflow system to ensure an even distribution cold air around all parts of the fridge. These systems work by circulating air which often passes through an air filtration system before being recirculated. The air filter removes unwanted odours to prevent odour contamination of other foods in fridge.

Rapid Cooling: Rapid cooling is a feature that allows you to temporarily increase the cooling rate of the fridge so that it cools new items more quickly. This is ideal for those times when you bring home a big shop from the supermarket.

Essentials Fridges

Essentials Fridge Prices

We currently list 7 Essentials refrigerators ranging from £40 to £125. The average price of a new Essentials refrigerator is £88 and 80% of Essentials fridges are priced between £70 and £119. The most expensive Essentials refrigerator that we found is the Essentials CIL60W14 at £125, and the cheapest is the Essentials CTT50W15 at only £40.

Price Range of Essentials Fridges

Essentials fridges range in price from £40 to £125, and the average price of Essentials fridges is £88 which is the 52nd highest average price of all refrigerator brands.

Fridge Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 2 expert reviews and 4,569 user reviews for refrigerators written online and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of fridge.

When Are Most New Essentials Fridges Released?

October was the biggest month last year for new Essentials fridges, with one new Essentials fridges released that month.