Fridge freezers: Best Buys Best buy

Fridge freezer

Time to replace your old fridge freezer?

If you need a new fridge freezer, how do you know which one to choose at the electrical store? You can’t tell whether it will keep your groceries perfectly chilled and frozen just by looking at it.

Which? invests over £50,000 every year testing the latest fridge freezers, so you can buy one that will help you extend the life of your groceries without making a huge dent on your energy bill. We test fridge freezers in a temperature-controlled lab chamber to see whether your food will stay perfectly chilled or frozen even when your kitchen heats up while you’re cooking or cools down overnight.

We don’t rely on the manufacturer’s claimed capacity; our expert testers measure every inch of usable space across all of the shelves, door racks, drawers and compartments to uncover just how much space each model really offers.

  • Each year, our expert testers chill and freeze the equivalent of around 6,696 tomatoes, 558 large chickens and 2,232 pints of milk. So you can be sure your Best Buy fridge freezer will chill your groceries quickly, helping them last longer and retain more nutrients. 

  • We reveal true running costs, so you’ll know exactly how much each appliance will add to your energy bill.

  • We expose the poor-performing fridge freezers with uneven fridge temperatures, to help you avoid the models which have warm pockets and icy patches that will cause your food to spoil.

The best fridge freezers aren’t always from designer brands or laden with fancy features. Find out which models are Best Buys and where you can find the best online prices with a £1 trial to Which?

What makes a Which? Best Buy fridge freezer?


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Fridge freezer reviews you can trust

Which? tests the latest freestanding and built-in fridge freezers from all of the big appliance names, such as AEG, Beko, Bosch, Hotpoint, Indesit, John Lewis, Lec, LG, Miele, Neff, Samsung, Siemens, Whirlpool 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 badge 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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  • Reviews of 147 built in, freestanding and American fridge freezers.
  • 27 Best Buy fridge freezers for your kitchen.
  • Reviews of fridge freezers from 23 companies.