Energy-saving appliances Energy-efficient fridge freezers
Keeping your food fresh is an energy-intensive task, with fridge freezers using electricity 24 hours per day to keep your groceries cool. Choosing an energy-efficient fridge freezer can make a big impact on your bills.
Top energy-saving fridge freezers
EU energy labels give a good indication of which fridge freezers are cheapest to run. But with all new fridge freezers having to meet at least an A+ rating, it can be hard to decide between models. Read our guide to find out more about fridge freezer energy labels.
Which? tests have found huge differences in running costs of similar sized fridge freezers with the same energy label. Use our fridge freezer energy costs calculator to compare a model’s annual running costs with how much it costs to buy to help you find the best value models overall.
We award our Energy Saver Logo to the Best Buy fridge freezers which are also the most energy efficient. These models are quick to chill fresh food, maintain a constant temperature inside and have low running costs based on the amount of usable storage space you’re paying to power.
We reveal our pick of the best energy-saving fridge freezers we've tested in the table below. Which? members can log in to reveal our recommendations. If you're new to Which?, you can sign up to a £1 Which? trial to unlock the table and gain instant access to the rest of our fridge freezer reviews.
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Fridge freezer efficiency tips
- Don’t leave the door open for longer than necessary to stop warm air rushing in.
- Avoid putting warm food in your freezer – let it cool down first.
- Keep your fridge freezer at least three quarters full. Don’t overfill though – or you’ll stop air circulating round the compartments and the appliance will use more energy to keep cold.