It’s hard to know where to start when looking for a new fridge freezer. With so many options on the market, how can you sort the best from the rest?
Here are some of the best, affordable fridge freezers out there, according to the experts, ranked for their features, functionality, capacity and energy efficiency.
Bosch ClassiXX KGV36NW20G Fridge Freezer
This classic design fridge freezer was voted a Best Buy by Which? magazine. Like all Bosch fridge freezers, this is one of the best available as far as energy efficiency goes, which can help you save money on your bills.
In addition, it is ‘Low Frost’, meaning less ice creation and thus, quicker defrosting time, as well as an auto-defrost function in the fridge. Both fridge and freezer compartments have great capacity, despite how energy efficient the appliance is, so you shouldn’t find yourself running out of space.
Bosch KGV33VW31G Low Frost Fridge Freezer
This Bosch model is chosen simply for its exceptional energy efficiency rating of A++, the highest ranking possible. If you are worried about your high energy bills, then this is the perfect appliance for you. Like the previous model, this provides an amazing amount of space in spite of its efficiency.
Hotpoint FFUL2023P Frost Free Fridge Freezer
This is another Which? magazine ‘Best Buy’ winner. It has an A+ energy efficiency rating, meaning you’re not going to get stung on your energy bills, despite having a very impressive 210 litre capacity in the fridge and 103 litre capacity in the freezer.
Thanks to the perfect air circulation of the Air Tech Evolution, temperatures are kept at a constant, preventing the forming of ice crystals. This is just one of the many features designed to keep your food fresher for longer.
Siemens IQ100 KG39VVW30G
Ranked the number two most economical fridge freezer on sust-it.net, this model costs only eight pence a day to run, so it really will save you money on your energy bills. In addition, the freezer comes with Siemens’ Low Frost, which reduces ice build-up by 50 per cent, meaning the number of times you need to go through the process of defrosting is halved.
The Indesit CAA55 was ranked runner-up in appliancesonline’s poll of Top Ten Fridge Freezers. At 55cm, this is a great slimline fridge freezer for those of you that are short of space. Three fridge shelves and four freezer drawers give it great storage capacity, despite its slender size.
This is another highly rated energy saver, awarded an A+ energy efficiency rating. This means it’s not just a bargain when you buy it, but you won’t find any nasty surprises on your energy bills further down the line.