Best fridge freezer brands: Miele fridge freezers

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German brand Miele offers top-of-the-range kitchen appliances, including built-in and freestanding fridge freezers.

Its fridge freezers tend to come with premium storage features, the latest cooling technology and sleek, stylish finishes – and with price tags to match: buying one will set you back anything from £650 to a staggering £2,500.

This page gives the headline test results for the Miele fridge freezers we’ve tested and sets out what you can expect to pay for the brand’s freestanding and built-in models.

Just want to see the which ones come top in our tests? Check out our Best Buy fridge freezers

The Which? verdict on Miele fridge freezers

We’ve tested Miele fridge freezers at our temperature-controlled test lab, so we know how good they are at chilling and freezing food fast to help keep it fresher for longer.

Which? members can log in to see the headline results of the fridge freezers we've tested since 2012.  

In the table we also reveal the brand's overall pros and cons and give our expert verdict on what we think of the brand as a whole. If you’re not a member but want to see the results, try Which? for £1. You’ll also get instant access to all our reviews.

Miele fridge freezers overview
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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 Miele fridge freezers cost?

Miele freestanding fridge freezers

The most basic Miele you can buy has a price tag of around £650. For this, you get a frost-free freezer, fast-freeze function, door-open and high-temperature alarms, electronic controls, and simple storage options including twin salad crisper drawers and a metal bottle rack.

With a budget of £800+, you’ll start to see fridge fans (to even out the temperature), LED lighting, electronic temperature displays, A++ energy ratings and stainless-steel finishes. Spend more than £1,500 and you can get a chill drawer with a separate temperature control (for meat and fish) and a salad crisper drawer with a humidity control for adjusting moisture levels.

You can find out more about these and other fridge freezer features in our features explained guide.

Miele integrated fridge freezers

Built-in models are always more expensive than freestanding equivalents, and brands’ ranges tend to be small. Miele’s built-in range starts at around £900 for an entry-level model with a similar basic spec to that listed above, with top-spec models costing around £1,800.

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