Fridge freezers: Best fridge freezers in John Lewis

We've rounded up all of the best fridge freezers for sale in John Lewis to save you time and help you choose the right fridge freezer for you.

Which? members often tell us how much they enjoy shopping in John Lewis stores and using JohnLewis.com. The British chain was ranked best department store, best shop for homeware and furniture and second best shop for electricals (after the Apple store) in our 2013 customer satisfaction survey. It was also rated the third most popular online store overall.

We also know that, with so many models on the market, choosing a fridge freezer can be difficult. To help make life easier, we've produced a handy table showing all of the highest-scoring fridge freezers that we've reviewed and are for sale either in John Lewis stores or on johnlewis.com. 

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The best fridge freezers in John Lewis
Price at John LewisFridge freezerBrand and modelAnnual running costsScoreBest Buy
Under £500

temp-locked-out fridge

Subscriber only content£3776%
  • When we tested this Best Buy, it scored full marks in all of our temperature stability tests.
  • We were also impressed with how uniformly cool the fridge was in different areas, meaning there weren't any very cold or slightly-too-warm patches.
  • The only real disadvantage with this fridge freezer is that it isn't frost-free, meaning you will have to spend time defrosting the freezer.
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temp-locked-out fridge

Subscriber only content£4770%-
  • This fridge freezer isn't a Best Buy as the fridge takes longer to chill food than some models, but it's still a great option if you want a roomy, efficient freezer.
  • It scored five out of five for noise and vibration, meaning it's very quiet to run - ideal if your kitchen is part of an open-plan living space.
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temp-locked-out fridge

Subscriber only content£4666%-
  • In our lab tests we found that the thermostat on this fridge freezer was very accurate, and it did a good job of maintaining a consistent temperature in different areas of the fridge.
  • The freezer is frost-free, meaning you don't have to spend time defrosting it, but the fast-freeze function isn't massively effective so it's not ideal if you like to bulk-buy and freeze large amounts at once.
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£500 - £999

temp-locked-out fridge

Subscriber only content£2679%
  • Given that it's not frost-free, this fridge freezer is quite pricey (and the stainless steel version is slightly more expensive than the white one) - but it is excellent at chilling and freezing and has some great features.
  • Our energy tests found that it's very cheap to run and, while the freezer is on the small side, this is made up for by the impressive fridge capacity.
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temp-locked-out fridge

Subscriber only content£2878%
  • This high-end fridge freezer has some handy storage features, including an extra-cold chiller cabinet and salad crisper drawer with humidity control switch - plus our tests found it to be fantastic at chilling food quickly and maintaining a steady temperature.
  • The only downside is that it's not frost free, so you will need to defrost the freezer from time to time.
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£1,000+

temp-locked-out fridge

Subscriber only content£4174%
  • The first thing you'll notice with this fridge freezer is the design, but our tests found that it wasn't all style over substance: the fridge cools quickly and evenly and food will stay frozen for much longer than average in the event of a power cut.
  • Unfortunately, the freezer isn't frost-free and there aren't any audible alarms to let you know if you've left the door open - not ideal at this price level.
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How Which? tests fridge freezers

When we test fridge freezers in our lab, we carry out 215 assessments which measure how good they are at cooling, freezing and keeping quiet, and how energy efficient they are. This allows us to tell you exactly what to expect from each fridge freezer before you buy it, including:

  • Fridge power - the faster your food is chilled, the longer it'll last and the more nutrients it will retain. We part-fill the fridge with gel packs and, once they're cool, add more gel packs to simulate you adding food to a fridge already containing other groceries. We then record how long it takes the gel packs to reach 5°C.
  • Freezer power - again using gel packs, we measure how many kilograms a part-filled freezer can get down to -18°C in 24 hours. We also examine how long the freezer could preserve food for in the event of a power cut.
  • Running costs - fridge freezers can be expensive to run as they're always switched on. We measure how much energy each fridge freezer uses in 24 hours, and use that figure to calculate its annual running costs.

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