Fridges: Best Buys
Fridges that chill food fast, and keep it at the right temperature.
Time to replace your old fridge?
If you need to upgrade your fridge, how do you know which model to choose when you're in the shop? You can’t tell whether it will keep your groceries cool just by looking at it. And the energy label won’t tell you exactly how much it'll cost to run.
Which? invests around £25,000 every year testing the latest fridges to help you buy a model that will extend the life of your groceries without making a huge dent on your energy bill. We test fridges in a temperature-controlled lab chamber to see whether your food will stay perfectly chilled if 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 storage space it really offers.
- Every year, our expert testers chill the equivalent of around 1398 tomatoes, 116 large chickens and 466 pints of milk. So you can be sure your Best Buy fridge will chill your groceries quickly to keep them fresher for longer.
- We reveal true running costs, so you’ll know exactly how much each fridge will add to your energy bill. We’ll also tell you whether it’s costly to power for the amount of usable storage space you get.
- We expose the poor-performing fridges with uneven temperatures, to help you steer clear of models with warm pockets and icy patches that will cause your food to spoil.
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Video: what makes a Best Buy fridge?
Fridge reviews you can trust
Which? tests the latest tall and under counter, freestanding and built-in fridges from all of the big appliance names, such as AEG, Beko, Bosch, Hotpoint, Indesit, John Lewis, Lec, LG, Miele, Neff, Samsung, Siemens, Smeg, Whirlpool and Zanussi. We’ve come across good and bad fridges from the same manufacturer, and found you can’t always rely on the brand badge on the appliance 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 75 fridges: built-in, tall and with icebox.
- 21 Best Buy fridges for hassle-free chilling.
- Reviews of fridges from 21 companies.