Top five cheap fridge freezersby Jess O'Leary
From affordable American fridge freezers to inexpensive integrated models, we round up the top five cheap fridge freezers for your needs.
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Best cheap fridge freezers
It can be hard to find an affordable fridge freezer that’s also great at chilling and freezing your food. Our rigorous testing has uncovered some terrible models that take too long to chill and freeze, which won’t keep food at its freshest - and these models are often from budget brands.
Fortunately though, our rigorous testing has also revealed a number of models that are great at the basics and won’t break the bank. So whether you’re after an American fridge freezer, a small model for a compact kitchen or one with a large fridge for a big family, we’ve got a great model for you.
To help you find the best-value fridge freezer for your needs, we’ve rounded up high-scoring models in five different categories. So whatever type of fridge freezer you want, we can help you pick the perfect model for your budget.
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To find the best fridge freezers, we spend nine weeks running dozens of tests, checks and measurements on each model in our temperature-controlled test labs.
We crank the room temperature up to 32°C and then plunge it down to a chilly 10°C – to see whether fridge freezers are able to keep their contents safely chilled and frozen in changing room temperatures. We also measure how fast they are at chilling and freezing. The faster a fridge freezer cools, the longer food will last and the fresher it will be when you defrost it.
We also measure how much energy each fridge freezer uses to chill, freeze and run, which helps us separate the cheap-to-run models from the energy-guzzlers. And to find the fridge freezers that are easy to use and clean, we run tests to see how smoothly the drawers slide and how sturdy the drawers are. We even spray cherry juice in the fridge, let it dry to a sticky mess and then rate how easy it is to clean, to see how easy you’ll find it to clean up food and drink spills at home.
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