Best fridge freezer brands: Indesit fridge freezers

5 Indesit

Italian brand Indesit is a well-known label in the UK appliances market and, together with Hotpoint, is owned by appliance giant Whirlpool. 

Indesit offers a wide range of freestanding fridge freezers. These are inexpensive – with prices starting at less than £200. They tend to be fairly basic, no-frills fridge freezers with little in the way of designer storage or extra cooling features – so they could be ideal if you just want a cheap model for chilling and freezing food.

We’ve tested several Indesit models and compiled this brand-level overview to help you decide if this label is worth choosing. 

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The Which? verdict on Indesit fridge freezers

If you want to know whether an Indesit fridge freezer is the right brand to buy, make sure you check out the table of results below. We’ve analysed the results of all the Indesit models we’ve tested over the past three years to see whether the brand is any good at keeping food chilled and frozen, and whether they’re energy-guzzling appliances that will cost you a fortune to run.

We’ve outlined how many of its latest models are Best Buys and highlighted the brand’s overall pros and cons, to help you decide. You can also see our expert verdict on whether we think the Indesit brand is worth buying.

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Indesit fridge freezers overview
Number tested since 201216
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Number of current Best BuysSubscriber only content
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Table notes: Number tested since 2012, range of test scores and average test score based on results of all models tested since January 2012 to December 2015. Number of current Best Buys and Don't Buys based on available models. Table correct on 15 December 2015.

How much do Indesit fridge freezers cost?

Indesit freestanding fridge freezers

A number of Indesit’s entry-level fridge freezers sit in the £200 to £300 price bracket. Storage-wise, these models are quite basic and don’t have the features you’ll find inside other brands, such as chiller drawers or bottle racks. But they’re perfectly functional – and if price is your priority they could just fit the bill.

Indesit fridge freezers in the £300 to £400 price range tend to have more features and frost-free freezers. Plus, they can come in different colours and finishes, such as black or stainless-steel.

Indesit integrated fridge freezers

Indesit also offers a small selection of built-in fridge freezers, although there are sometimes only a couple available on the market at any one time. Costing around £300 to £400, these models are cheap for an integrated model and typically very basic – the one we tested had opaque freezer drawers rather than clear plastic ones.  

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