Which? has put 10 of the latest fridge freezers from household brands such as Bosch, Hotpoint and Samsung through its tough chilling and freezing tests.
Some fridge freezers impressed us with super speedy freezing and by keeping food safely chilled and frozen, whatever the outside temperature.
We also found several models aced our energy tests – so they won’t cost you too much to run for the storage space they offer.
You can see which models deliver top-notch chilling and freezing results – check out our Best Buy fridge freezers.
Cheap fridge freezers – worth buying?
Our new fridge freezer test results have again blown apart the notion that you get a better product when you spend more. One of the cheapest models on test earned a higher score in our tests than a fridge freezer that’s more than twice the price.
Similarly, there a price difference of around £150 between two fridge freezers with the exact same test score.
To find out which models offer great value for money and to avoid spending more than you need to on your next fridge freezer, check out our new reviews.
Energy efficient fridge freezers
Several of the new fridge freezers on test excelled in our energy use tests. However, one model earned a paltry one star – meaning it will contribute more to your energy bills than it should for its size.
All fridge freezers have an EU energy label, but this won’t tell you how much they cost to run. We measure how much energy each fridge freezer uses to keep cool over 24 hours, and how much it uses to chill and freeze fresh food. We then calculate what this will add to your energy bill.
We also rate each fridge freezer’s energy use against the amount of usable storage space it offers. This enables us to tell you whether a fridge freezer is cheap to run for its size.
You can also find out which models are the best value overall, by using our fridge freezer energy running costs tool. This allows you to compare how much fridge freezers cost to power over their lifetime with how much they cost to buy.
Latest fridge freezer reviews
- AEG S53420CNW2 – £559
- Bosch KGN30VW22G – £389
- Bosch KGN34VW24G – £400
- Bosch KGV33VW32G – £349
- Bush BFFF5174W – £250
- Bush BSFF60 Cream – £370
- Electrolux ENN2853COW – £585
- Hotpoint FFU3DW TRIO – £488
- Indesit CTAA55NFKWD – £339
- Samsung RL4362FBASL – £728
(Prices are correct as of 21 July 2015 and are subject to change.)
- Find the perfect model for you by heading to our fridge freezer reviews
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