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Compares energy use for each fridge-freezer taking size into account.
How quickly the fridge cools food to the correct temperature. This is important for hygiene and convenience.
Recommended thermostat setting
The manufacturers recommended thermostat setting should result in a temperature under 5°C in the fridge. Fewer than two stars means you will have to adjust the thermostat setting until it matches the correct setting.
The difference between the coldest and warmest parts of the fridge.
How closely the fridge maintains the right temperature, even when the room temperature changes.
Quietness and vibration
Five stars means the model is quiet, one star is noisy.
We research the reliability of fridges and give them excellent, good, satisfactory, poor or very poor ratings
Width and colour
Choose a minimum and maximum space available
Width of fridge
Select fridge width band according to how wide the space in your kitchen is.
Built in appliances can have the same cupboard door attached to match the rest of your kitchen.
New fridge models are now labelled A+++, A++, A+, A, B or C, based on their energy consumption. An A+++ rating indicates the most efficient category, C the least. We've found energy labels aren't always accurate, so we calculate our own energy costs for each fridge we test.
Maximum energy costs
We calculate annual energy costs (displayed in £s) using a unit cost of 14.5 p kWh. Real costs will vary depending on your own tariff rate
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