Which? verdict on retro-style fridges and fridge freezersThe latest coloured and retro appliances reviewed
11 April 2011
The results of the latest Which? fridge and fridge freezer lab tests are in and reveal our verdict on the latest colourful and retro appliances from top refrigeration brands including Smeg and Gorenje.
A quick glance around any cookery shop reveals that colour in the kitchen is bang on trend. Marks and Spencer has just introduced a country pastels bakeware collection in baby blue, pink and pale green, while John Lewis has gone colour crazy, unveiling ‘everything your kitchen needs in every colour imaginable'.
Even toasters and microwaves from the likes of Bodum and Whirlpool are getting fashionable colours, so we decided to test the latest fridges and fridge freezers that promise to bring a splash of colour to your kitchen.
Before you buy: watch our video guide to buying the best fridge freezer and best fridge, for our insider tips on what to look for when shopping for new appliances.
Retro fridges reviewed
The tall lime green Gorenje RB6288OGR fridge is available in a range of tasty-sounding colours: Bordeaux (model RB6288OR), Juicy Orange (RB6288OO) and the black RB62880BK. Go straight to the Gorenje RB62880 review to find out how it did.
If those aren't the colours you crave, then maybe the counter-height Smeg FAB10 will come in one that you do.
Its colour options are black, cream, red, orange (pictured, top) and a wild card limited-edition Union Jack door.
Finally the Smeg FAB28, comes in a kaleidoscope of 12 colours and four special editions: black, red, cream, pastel green, pastel blue, blue, silver, pink, orange, lime, yellow and white, as well as Black Velvet, rainbow colour stripes, Union Jack and the St George's Cross England flag door.
Designer fridge freezer
Our latest reviews also include a fridge freezer that aims to pair function with retro-styled form in an array of colours.
The black Gorenje RF60309OBK fridge freezer is also available in a range of indulgent-sounding colours: Bordeaux (model RF60309OR), Champagne (RF60309OC), Dark Chocolate RF60309OCH and Royal Coffee (RF60309OCO).
Space-saving fridge freezers
As well as the designer Gorenje fridge freezer, we've also tested the more modest Fridgemaster MTRF88A fridge freezer - a small model for compact kitchen spaces at just 60cm high.
For reviews of all these fridges and fridge freezers, including the latest Best Buy and Don't Buy models, go to our fridges and fridge freezers review areas.