Fridge freezers: Best Buys Best buy

Which? Best Buy fridge freezers chill and freeze food fast, locking nutrients inside and helping your groceries last as long as possible. They’re kind to your energy bills and they’ll keep your food safely cooled around the clock – whatever the temperature is in your kitchen.

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Time to replace your old fridge freezer?

If you need a new fridge freezer, how do you know which one to choose? You can’t tell whether it will keep your groceries perfectly chilled and frozen just by looking at it. And the energy label won’t tell you whether it’s cheaper to run than the next fridge freezer.

Which? invests around £65,000 every year testing the latest fridge freezers, to help you buy one that will preserve your food without making a huge dent on your energy bill. We test fridge freezers to see whether your food will stay perfectly chilled and frozen if your kitchen heats up while you’re cooking or cools down during chilly winter nights. And we see just how quickly each fridge freezer cools, so we can recommend the powerful machines that will help extend the shelf life of your groceries.

  • We carry out more than 400 test, checks and measurements on every fridge freezer we test, so you can be sure your Best Buy will cool your food quickly and keep it safely preserved 24/7.

  • We reveal true running costs, which take into account how much energy is used to chill and freeze food, to give you a good idea of how much each fridge freezer will add to your energy bill. We’ll also tell you whether it’s expensive to power for its size.

  • We expose the terrible fridge freezers, which struggle to chill and freeze food, to help you steer clear of models that will cause your food to go off more quickly than necessary.

  • Reviews of 171 built-in, freestanding and American fridge freezers.
  • 30 Best Buy fridge freezers for your kitchen.
  • Reviews of fridge freezers from 22 big-name brands.

Fridge freezer reviews you can trust

Which? tests the latest freestanding, built-in and American fridge freezers from all of the big appliance names, such as AEG, Beko, Bosch, Hotpoint, Indesit, LG, Miele, Neff, Samsung, Siemens and Zanussi. We’ve come across good and bad fridge freezers from the same manufacturer, and found you can’t always rely on the brand to guarantee a top-notch model.

Which? is independent - we work for you, the consumer, so you can be sure that our product recommendations are influenced only by our test results. We don't take advertising and we buy all the products that we test ourselves, so our advice helps you to make the right choice first time and avoid costly mistakes.

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