Efficient Best Buy fridge freezers revealedWhich? names the best fridges and fridge freezers

05 September 2010

The latest Which? fridge and fridge freezer lab test results are in - and reveal two new Best Buys. 

We tested out fridges and fridge freezers from big brands such as Beko, Hotpoint and Whirlpool, in our quest to find the best and cheapest to run.

It makes sense to shop around for the cheapest place to buy your new appliance. Yet few realise that by comparing the running costs of fridge freezers, they can save even more money.

Chill your bills

Which? fridges and freezers expert Carole Shepherdson says: ‘About a fifth of the power used by all UK domestic appliances is guzzled by a fridges, freezers or fridge freezers. 

'We have tested 145 fridge freezers and found the cheapest to run will set you back just £17 per year. In contrast, the Samsung RSG5DUMH costs an eye watering £94 per year.’

As electricity bills soar, cut yours by choosing an appliance that costs less to run by comparing the models side by side in our fridges and fridge freezers reviews. 

Latest fridges and fridge freezers reviewed

Fridges reviewed include the Beko LA87W, Hotpoint RLA36G, Indesit INTS1611, John Lewis JLUCLF6005 and Whirlpool ARC104/1.

Fridge freezers reviewed include frost free Beko CDA556FW (white), Beko CDA664FW (white), Beko CDA664FS (silver) and the Zanussi ZRB638FW (white).

The Hotpoint RF187M fridge freezer comes in both white (RF187MP) and silver (RF187MG), but isn't frost free.

We also tested the built in Electrolux ERN28600 fridge freezer.

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