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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every fridge on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 2,290 fridges, 752 reviews and 9,320 prices. Last updated 11 August 2017.

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£478.50

#1 Gorenje R6192

R6192
A very economical to run and very cheap freestanding refrigerator, with a recent release date and a huge 368L fridge net capacity
93
Value for Money
Excellent
92
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Age
3 Months Old
94
Running Costs
£206 / 10 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
368L
Free­standing
1,850mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
600mm
May 2017
Width
Release Date
Online Kitchens UK £478.50
Appliance City £499.00
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£520.00
Save £979.99 (65%)

#2 Siemens iQ500

iQ500
The best scoring fridge under £1,000, great for large families
97
Value for Money
Excellent
92
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Age
2 Years Old
96
Running Costs
£176 / 10 Years
89
Overall Score
Excellent
346L
Free­standing
1,772mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
558mm
Jan 2016
Width
Release Date
eBay £520.00
PRC Direct £529.99
Boots Kitchen Appliances £537.00
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£599.00

#3 Gorenje R6193LX

R6193LX
A fully featured and very economical to run freestanding fridge, with a fair price and one of the biggest fridge net capacities around
80
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Age
1 Year Old
94
Running Costs
£179 / 10 Years
80
Overall Score
Excellent
368L
Free­standing
1,850mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
600mm
May 2016
Width
Release Date
Next Domestic Appliances £599.00
ao £599.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £629.00
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£399.00

#4 Whirlpool SW8 1Q

SW8 1Q
A top-value and gigantic fridge net capacity freestanding refrigerator, good for large families
94
Value for Money
Excellent
85
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Age
12 Months Old
47
Running Costs
£343 / 10 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
369L
Free­standing
1,875mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
595mm
Aug 2016
Width
Release Date
Buywise £399.00
Hughes £599.00
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£299.00

#5 Smeg S7212LS2P

S7212LS2P
The highest scoring medium fridge around, with good features
89
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
77
Age
2 Years Old
82
Running Costs
£242 / 10 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
208L
Built-in
1,225mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
540mm
Feb 2016
Width
Release Date
eBay £299.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £434.00
Next Domestic Appliances £434.00
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£433.35

#6 Beko RSSE265K30

RSSE265K30
A new and very economical to run 252L capacity fridge, with a good price and good features
81
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
91
Age
4 Months Old
82
Running Costs
£240 / 10 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
252L
Free­standing
1,457mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
542mm
Apr 2017
Width
Release Date
Amazon UK £433.35
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£300.00
Save £200.00 (40%)

#7 AEG S73320KDW0

S73320KDW0
An extremely good value for money and fairly new 314L capacity refrigerator, good for large families
94
Value for Money
Excellent
72
Features
Good Features
79
Age
1 Year Old
77
Running Costs
£258 / 10 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
314L
Free­standing
1,544mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
595mm
Apr 2016
Width
Release Date
eBay £300.00
Next Domestic Appliances £489.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £489.00
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£449.00

#8 Whirlpool SW8 AM2C XR

SW8 AM2C XR
A fully featured and enormous fridge net capacity freestanding fridge, with a reasonable price and low running costs
79
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Age
1 Year Old
73
Running Costs
£266 / 10 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
363L
Free­standing
1,875mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
595mm
Jun 2016
Width
Release Date
Amazon UK £449.00
Littlewoods £629.99
Hughes £649.00
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£180.00
Save £99.99 (36%)

#9 Indesit SI6 1

SI6 1
The cheapest large fridge around, with OK running costs
98
Value for Money
Excellent
70
Features
Good Features
92
Age
2 Months Old
51
Running Costs
£329 / 10 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
322L
Free­standing
1,670mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
645mm
Jun 2017
Width
Release Date
eBay £180.00
Appliances Direct £213.97
Boots Kitchen Appliances £309.00
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£280.00
Save £249.99 (47%)

#10 Neff KI1412S30G

KI1412S30G
A very economical to run and great value for money 211L capacity refrigerator, good for small families
90
Value for Money
Excellent
74
Features
Good Features
77
Age
2 Years Old
80
Running Costs
£247 / 10 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
211L
Built-in
1,221mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
541mm
Jan 2016
Width
Release Date
eBay £280.00
ao £579.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £579.00
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Fridge Brands

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

Logo Brand Number of Fridges Price Range Average Rating
Liebherr logo Liebherr Fridges 50 £200 - £1,499
Bosch logo Bosch Fridges 36 £200 - £1,017 91%
Siemens logo Siemens Fridges 28 £299 - £3,950
Smeg logo Smeg Fridges 25 £262 - £1,049
Hotpoint logo Hotpoint Fridges 24 £85 - £749 76%
Neff logo Neff Fridges 23 £195 - £1,265
AEG logo AEG Fridges 23 £199 - £1,080
Miele logo Miele Fridges 21 £288 - £1,550
Other brands Other Fridge Brands 156 £59 - £2,924

Fridge Buying Guide

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.

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.

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.

Fridge Retailers, Prices and Features

Fridge Prices

In total we found 399 fridges ranging from £69 to £3,950. The average price of a new refrigerator is £509 and 80% of refrigerators are priced between £153 and £931. The LEC R50052W is the cheapest refrigerator at only £69, and Siemens CI30RP01 is the most expensive at £3,950.

Fridge Brands - Price Range

The average price of WAECO refrigerators is £2,813 which is the highest average price of all fridge brands. WAECO refrigerators range in price from £2,703 to £2,924.

The %8highest average refrigerator price out of all brands is Sharp refrigerators with an average price of £1,501. Sharp refrigerators start at £549 and the most expensive Sharp refrigerator costs £2,055.

Bartscher refrigerators range in price from £959 to £959, and the third highest average refrigerator price out of all brands is Bartscher refrigerators with an average price of £959.

Refrigerator Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 1 expert reviews and 605 user reviews for refrigerators written online and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of refrigerator. The top three fridge brands are CDA, Zanussi and Bosch. CDA has an average rating of 95%, Zanussi has an average rating of 93% and Bosch has an average rating of 91%.

Biggest Fridge Retailers

The biggest fridge retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 232 current fridge offers from eBay. The second biggest fridge retailer is Currys with 213 offers. That means eBay is slightly bigger than Currys when it comes to fridges. ao is the third biggest retailer with 92 current offers.

When Are Most New Refrigerators Released?

We looked at the release dates for new refrigerators over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any clear trend. 43 new refrigerators were released in December 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new fridge releases. The biggest month in 2015 for new fridge releases was July, with 78 new fridges released that month. In 2014 most new refrigerators were released in February, with 104 new refrigerators released that month.

How Fast Do Refrigerator Prices Drop After Release?

New fridges drop in price by an average of 3% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical refrigerator costing £509 you could save on average £16 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Fridge Net Capacities

This is the total usable (net) capacity of the fridge, measured in litres.

The fridge net capacities of fridges range from 5L to 556L. The fridge net capacities of most fridges range from 140L to 180L. The SharpSJ-FS810V has the biggest fridge net capacity. This fridge is a 433L capacity fridge and is available at £2,055.07. The SharpSJ-FS810V has the smallest fridge net capacity. This refrigerator is a 15L capacity fridge and currently retails for £2,923.73.

A higher capacity means that more food can be stored in the fridge at a time.

Case Designs

Amongst new fridges, the most common case design is freestanding. We found 323 fridges that are freestanding refrigerators. We found 300 fridges that are built-in fridges, making this the second most frequently found case design amongst new fridges.

Heights

The heights of fridges range from 370mm to 2,130mm. The SiemensCI30RP01, which currently retails for £3,949.99, has the tallest height and is a 2,029mm high fridge. The SiemensCI30RP01 has the shortest height. This fridge is a 370mm high fridge and is available at £92.99.

Widths

The widths of refrigerators range from 361mm to 1,250mm. The HotpointNCD191I has the widest width. This fridge is a 900mm wide refrigerator and sells for £749.00. The HotpointNCD191I, which is available at £2,923.73, has the narrowest width and is a 361mm wide refrigerator.

Energy Efficiency of Fridges

The Energy Efficiency Class of a fridge shows how well it uses energy, and how much is unnecessarily wasted. Products are ranked from G to A++ in terms of how little energy they use compared to the norm.

We found 296 fridges that have an energy efficiency rating of A+, which makes A+ the most common energy efficiency rating amongst new fridges. A++ is the second most common energy efficiency rating amongst new refrigerators. We found 291 refrigerators that have an energy efficiency rating of A++.

A fridge with a better energy efficiency rating will consume less energy whenever they are used, saving you money and making them better for the environment.

Biggest Refrigerator Retailers

We found 232 current offers for refrigerators from eBay making it the biggest fridge retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Currys for whom we found 213 current offers for refrigerators. The third biggest retailer is ao with 92 current fridge offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Fridges?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest fridge prices (found to be cheapest for 175 fridges).

Proportion of Refrigerators 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 75.4% of its fridges.

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