Best fridge freezer brands: Miele fridge freezers
German brand Miele offer 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 £700 to a staggering £2,500.
This page gives the headline test results for the Miele fridge freezer we’ve tested and sets out what you can expect to pay for the brand’s freestanding and built-in models. If you just want to know which fridge freezers came top in our tests, head straight to our fridge freezer reviews area.
The Which? verdict on Miele fridge freezers
We’ve not tested enough Miele fridge freezers to be able to give an overall verdict of the brand.
But we have tested the Miele KT12510S to see how well it keeps food chilled and frozen and whether it cools food quickly to help keep it fresher for longer.
Which? members can log in to see the headline results of these tests, and to find out whether this fridge freezer is a Best Buy. 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.
For the full lowdown on these test results read the Miele KT12510S review.
How much do Miele fridge freezers cost?
Miele freestanding fridge freezers
The most basic Miele you can buy has a price tag of around £700. 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 plus you’ll start to see fridge fans (to even-out the temperature), LED lighting, electronic temperature displays, A++ energy ratings, electronic temperature displays 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 £1,200 for an entry-level model with a similar basic spec to that listed above, with top-spec models costing around £1,800.