New Best Buy fridge freezer for summer 2015And it's not the most expensive on test

04 July 2015

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Best Buy fridge freezers have to excel across the board to earn our recommendation

We've tested fifteen new fridge freezers from brands such as Bosch, Beko and Hotpoint to help you find the best model for you.

The new Best Buy fridge freezer isn't the most expensive on test, showing that there's no direct link between price and quality when it comes to fridge freezers.

It sailed through our tests with speedy chilling and freezing, energy efficiency, and by showing that it could maintain safe temperatures when the outside temperature plummets or soars.

This all means that it helps your food stay fresher for longer, you can rely on it to keep food safely chilled and frozen around the year, and you won't have to worry about it racking up your energy bills more than it should.

Just want to find out which fridge freezers are the best? Head straight to our Best Buy fridge freezers.

Reliable fridge freezers

When looking for a new fridge freezer, you'll want one that has the best chance of lasting longer without developing faults - such as ice build-up in the fridge. And that's where our annual reliability survey comes in handy.

We surveyed thousands of Which? members to find out about their experiences with their freestanding, integrated and American fridge freezers so we can tell you which brands are more reliable. Our unique survey reveals which brands last, and which don't.

To find out which brands stood out from the rest so that you can choose a model that's likely to last longer, click fridge freezer reliability.

Pricey vs cheap fridge freezers

Indesit and Beko fridge freezers

The Indesit DAA55NF (left) costs £430 less than the Beko CFMD7852X (right) - but which is better?

The cheapest fridge freezer on test, the Indesit DAA55NF (£260), costs £430 less than the most expensive - the Beko CFMD7852X (£690).

While the Indesit is quite basic, the Beko fridge freezer does come with some extra features. These include a water dispenser, quick-chill and fast-freeze functions, and a chill compartment designed to allow you to switch between fridge and freezer temperatures to maximise storage space.

But just because a model has extra features, this doesn't mean it's a good fridge freezer. Our tests are designed to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to finding out just how well a fridge freezer copes with its basic tasks. 

Check out the full reviews of the Indesit DAA55NF and the Beko CFMD7852X to see how they stack up against each other, and whether it really might be worth spending a little more.

To see how these brands fare in our tough tests overall, head to our Beko fridge freezer reviews and Indesit fridge freezer reviews.

Latest tested fridge freezers

  • AEG S53520CTW2 – £430
  • AEG SCT71800S1 - £625
  • Beko CFMD7852X – £690
  • Bosch KGD36VI30G – £450
  • Bosch KGE39BW41G – £489
  • Bosch KGN39XW32G – £607
  • Bosch KGV33XW30G – £340
  • Bosch KGV36VW32G – £414
  • Hoover HSC574W – £420
  • Hotpoint FFUG2013X – £506
  • Indesit DAA55NF – £260
  • John Lewis JLFFW1818 - £499
  • LG GBB539PZCWS – £550
  • LG GBF539NSQWB – £509
  • Zanussi ZBB28651SA - £439

(Prices are correct as of 03 July 2015 and are subject to change.)

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