Which? tests reveal the best new fridge freezersThree new Best Buy fridge freezers make the cut

16 October 2010

Hotpoint FF7190EP content

The latest round of Which? fridge freezer tests reveal just how much difference there can be between big white boxes.

Of the nine newly-tested fridges, we've awarded three our coveted Best Buy logo. Which? home editor Liz Edwards explains: 'You might not think that there is much variation between fridge freezers - but the best for freezing power in our latest batch managed to freeze 14kg of food in 24 hours, while the worst only managed to freeze 2kg.

'Find out the essentials of buying the best one for your needs in our fridge freezer buying guide video.'

You can see the full test results, covering everything from noise to ease of defrosting, in our fridge freezer reviews area. This latest test brings the total number of models we've reviewed to 161 -  including 23 Best Buys.

The best fridge freezer for you

In our latest test of fridge freezers there are seven conventional fridge freezers but also a Whirlpool model with the freezer at the top rather than at the bottom, and an American-style model from LG.

The type of fridge freezer you need depends on your circumstances. American-style fridge freezers give you more space but they can be more expensive to buy and also to run. In our latest batch the running cost of the LG American-style fridge freezer is £60 a year, compared to the cheapest conventional at £23.

To help you decide which type of fridge freezer to chose see the Which? guide to buying a fridge freezer. If you haven't decided if you want a fridge freezer or a separate fridge and freezer, you can also see our  reviews of standalone fridges and freezers.

Fridge freezers reviewed and rated

The full list of the latest fridge freezers we've tested is:

  • Samsung RL41SBTB
  • Hotpoint FF7190EP
  • Bosch KGH34X05GB/02
  • Blomberg KGM9680
  • Hoover HCF5177W
  • Liebherr CUP2221
  • Frigidaire FRE216A
  • Whirlpool RF220W(ARC2000) 

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