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The 10 Best Fridge Freezers - July 2017

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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every fridge freezer on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list.
In total we compared over 10,200 fridge freezers, 1,750 reviews and 15,000 prices. Last updated 21 July 2017.

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#1
KGE49BW41G

Bosch KGE49BW41G

The top scoring fridge freezer under £1,000
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
93
Excellent
Features
93
Fully-Featured
Age
75
2 Years Old
Running Costs
92
£411 / 10 Years
Overall Score
87
Excellent
White
301L
111L
Colours
Fridge Net Capacity
Freezer Net Capacity
700mm
2,010mm
Mar 2015
Width
Height
Release Date
#2
GBB60

LG GBB60

A top-value Stainless steel 250L fridge freezer with sensationally low running costs and very good features
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
94
Excellent
Features
82
Fully-Featured
Age
86
11 Months Old
Running Costs
91
£418 / 10 Years
Overall Score
85
Excellent
Stainless Steel
250L
93L
Colours
Fridge Net Capacity
Freezer Net Capacity
595mm
2,010mm
Aug 2016
Width
Height
Release Date
#3
RB41J7859S4

Samsung RB41J7859S4

Trusted Reviews - Editor's Choice
An award winning Stainless steel 276L fridge with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
Reviews
97
1 Award
Value for Money
79
Very Good
Features
88
Fully-Featured
Age
74
2 Years Old
Running Costs
89
£449 / 10 Years
Overall Score
85
Excellent
Stainless Steel
276L
130L
Colours
Fridge Net Capacity
Freezer Net Capacity
595mm
2,017mm
Mar 2015
Width
Height
Release Date
#4
CN 4813

Liebherr CN 4813

A low cost White 243L fridge with very good features and a recent release date
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
97
Excellent
Features
81
Fully-Featured
Age
93
3 Months Old
Running Costs
75
£569 / 10 Years
Overall Score
85
Excellent
White
243L
95L
Colours
Fridge Net Capacity
Freezer Net Capacity
600mm
2,011mm
May 2017
Width
Height
Release Date
#5
RB29FWRND

Samsung RB29FWRND

A top-value Graphite 190L fridge freezer with good features and exceptional user reviews
Reviews
93
20 Reviews
Value for Money
97
Excellent
Features
76
Good Features
Age
83
1 Year Old
Running Costs
60
£681 / 10 Years
Overall Score
84
Excellent
Graphite
190L
98L
Colours
Fridge Net Capacity
Freezer Net Capacity
595mm
1,780mm
Apr 2016
Width
Height
Release Date
#6
CNel 4813

Liebherr CNel 4813

A low cost Silver 243L fridge with a recent release date and very good features
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
95
Excellent
Features
80
Fully-Featured
Age
92
3 Months Old
Running Costs
74
£569 / 10 Years
Overall Score
84
Excellent
Silver
243L
95L
Colours
Fridge Net Capacity
Freezer Net Capacity
600mm
2,011mm
Apr 2017
Width
Height
Release Date
#7
GBB59

LG GBB59

An affordable Stainless steel 225L fridge with not bad features and a recent release date
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
96
Excellent
Features
79
Good Features
Age
93
3 Months Old
Running Costs
68
£609 / 10 Years
Overall Score
83
Excellent
Stainless Steel
225L
93L
Colours
Fridge Net Capacity
Freezer Net Capacity
595mm
1,900mm
May 2017
Width
Height
Release Date
#8
CN 4313

Liebherr CN 4313

A low cost White 209L fridge with good features and a recent release date
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
97
Excellent
Features
74
Good Features
Age
92
3 Months Old
Running Costs
78
£545 / 10 Years
Overall Score
83
Excellent
White
209L
95L
Colours
Fridge Net Capacity
Freezer Net Capacity
600mm
1,861mm
Apr 2017
Width
Height
Release Date
#9
H8 A1E S

Hotpoint H8 A1E S

An affordable Stainless steel 227L fridge freezer with very good features
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
98
Excellent
Features
84
Fully-Featured
Age
88
7 Months Old
Running Costs
53
£726 / 10 Years
Overall Score
82
Excellent
Stainless Steel
227L
111L
Colours
Fridge Net Capacity
Freezer Net Capacity
595mm
1,888mm
Dec 2016
Width
Height
Release Date
#10
CNel 4313

Liebherr CNel 4313

A low cost Silver 209L fridge with good features and a recent release date
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
96
Excellent
Features
74
Good Features
Age
92
3 Months Old
Running Costs
77
£545 / 10 Years
Overall Score
82
Excellent
Silver
209L
95L
Colours
Fridge Net Capacity
Freezer Net Capacity
600mm
1,861mm
Apr 2017
Width
Height
Release Date

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Fridge Freezer Brands

Find out how fridge freezer brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their fridge freezers. Click on a link to compare all fridge freezers made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of Fridge Freezers Price Range Average Rating
Liebherr logo Liebherr Fridge Freezers 123 £279 - £4,199
Bosch logo Bosch Fridge Freezers 99 £275 - £2,048 87%
Beko logo Beko Fridge Freezers 77 £160 - £1,286 70%
Siemens logo Siemens Fridge Freezers 75 £220 - £1,749 64%
Gorenje logo Gorenje Fridge Freezers 57 £200 - £1,139 71%
Samsung logo Samsung Fridge Freezers 50 £200 - £3,999 79%
Hotpoint logo Hotpoint Fridge Freezers 50 £160 - £1,600 60%
AEG logo AEG Fridge Freezers 48 £279 - £1,279
Indesit logo Indesit Fridge Freezers 43 £170 - £646 75%
Smeg logo Smeg Fridge Freezers 35 £279 - £1,823 20%
Neff logo Neff Fridge Freezers 30 £300 - £1,852
Kenwood logo Kenwood Fridge Freezers 30 £185 - £600
Zanussi logo Zanussi Fridge Freezers 27 £150 - £534 80%
Miele logo Miele Fridge Freezers 27 £279 - £2,399
Whirlpool logo Whirlpool Fridge Freezers 26 £179 - £999 60%
LG logo LG Fridge Freezers 25 £299 - £6,500 73%
Haier logo Haier Fridge Freezers 22 £398 - £1,399 73%
LEC logo LEC Fridge Freezers 22 £140 - £329 85%
Other brands Other Fridge Freezer Brands 162 £80 - £1,949

Fridge-freezer Buying Guide

Capacity

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

Humidity Control

Many 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 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.

Active Oxygen

The latest Hotpoint 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.

Ice Makers and Water Dispensers

Many of the premium 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 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 have a water tank that you fill manually which supplies the ice maker.

Frost Free

Many modern 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 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 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

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

Fridge Freezer Retailers, Prices and Features

Fridge Prices

We currently list 1125 fridges ranging from £63 to £4,830. On average, a new fridge costs £665 and 80% of fridges are priced between £250 and £1,223. The Rangemaster RDXD910SS-C is the cheapest fridge at only £64, and Samsung RF56M9540 is the most expensive at £4,830.

Fridge Freezer Brands - Price Range

The average price of Rangemaster fridge freezers is £1,120 which is the highest average price of all fridge brands. Rangemaster fridge freezers start at £64 and the most expensive Rangemaster fridge costs £1,999.

The average price of Miele fridges is £1,094 which is the second highest average price of all fridge brands. Miele fridges range in price from £279 to £2,600.

The average price of Fisher & Paykel fridge freezers is £1,048 which is the third highest average price of all fridge brands. Fisher & Paykel fridge freezers range in price from £499 to £1,330.

Fridge Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 18 expert reviews and 889 user reviews for fridges from across the internet and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of fridge freezer. The top rated fridge brand is LG with an average rating of 91%. The second best brand is Britannia with 89% and the third best brand is Hisense with 89%.

Biggest Fridge Retailers

The biggest fridge retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 611 current fridge offers from eBay. The second biggest fridge retailer is Currys with 375 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than Currys when it comes to fridges. ao is the third biggest retailer with 203 current offers.

When Are Most New Fridges Released?

September to November is the most common period for new fridge freezers to be released in. If you want the latest fridge freezer features you may want to think about waiting until September 2017. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current fridges tend to drop off when the next models are released. The biggest month in 2016 for new fridge freezer releases was November, with 159 new fridge freezers released that month. In April 2015 172 new fridge freezers were released making it the biggest month that year for new fridge freezer releases. In 2014 most new fridges were released in September, with 434 new fridges released that month.

How Fast Do Fridge Freezer Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, fridges drop in price by 3% on average. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £19 on a typical £665 new fridge freezer by waiting 6 months before buying.

Fridge Net Capacities

The fridge net capacities of fridge freezers range from 16L to 1,121L. The fridge net capacities of the majority of fridge freezers range from 220L to 260L. The BoschKGE58BI40 has the largest fridge net capacity. This fridge freezer is a 496L net fridge capacity fridge and sells for £1,050.28. The BoschKGE58BI40 has the smallest fridge net capacity. This fridge freezer is a 42L net fridge capacity fridge freezer and is available at £219.99.

Freezer Net Capacitioes

Comparing all fridge freezers, the freezer net capacitioes range from 11L to 520L. The freezer net capacitioes of most fridges range from 83L to 97L. The Fisher & PaykelE521TRX2 has the largest freezer net capacity. This fridge freezer is a 520L net freezer capacity fridge freezer and is priced at £1,149.99. The Fisher & PaykelE521TRX2, which can be purchased for £169.00, has the smallest freezer net capacity and is a 12L net freezer capacity fridge.

Energy Efficiency of Fridge Freezers

We found 2,127 fridge freezers that have an energy efficiency rating of , which makes this the most common energy efficiency rating amongst new fridge freezers. We found 1,190 fridge freezers that have an energy efficiency rating of a++, making a++ the second most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new fridge freezers.

Biggest Fridge Retailers

The biggest fridge retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 611 current fridge offers from eBay. The second biggest fridge retailer is Currys with 375 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than Currys when it comes to fridges. ao is the third biggest retailer with 203 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Fridges?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on fridge freezers is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 483 fridge freezers.

Proportion of Fridges for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The cheapest shop by number of fridge for which they offer the cheapest price is eBay with the cheapest price on 79.1% of its fridge freezers.

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