Fridge freezers: Don't Buys Don't buy

Which? Best Buy fridge freezers keep food fresher for longer, but not all fridge freezers can cool your groceries quickly, freeze fast and maintain a stable internal temperature. 

Poor fridge freezers might keep an uneven temperature inside, with icy patches and warm pockets, which will cause food to spoil more quickly. They may warm up inside when the room temperature drops, or the fridge may ice over when the room heats up.  

We've reviewed hundreds of fridge freezers an have found some that simply aren't up to scratch – we make these Which? Don't Buys, so you can avoid buying an unreliable model.

  • 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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