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14 October 2021

Best fridge freezer deals for 2021

Need a new fridge freezer? Our experts have hand-picked the very best deals on popular brands including Bosch, LG and Hotpoint.
Which? Team

Deals updated: 1 October 2021

Whether you’re redesigning your kitchen or shopping for a new appliance because your old one has broken down, a little research could save you hundreds of pounds on a new fridge freezer.

With the focus on energy at the forefront of many of our minds, your fridge freezer is one appliance that has to be plugged in day and night, so buying wisely will not only save you cash initially, it could also save money on your energy bills. 

With new integrated, freestanding and American-style fridge freezer models coming onto the market every month, there's plenty of competition between retailers and some good discounts to be had as they clear stock to make way for newer models.

But how do you spot a genuinely good deal? Not all price cuts are as attractive as they appear. Read on for our experts’ round-up of the best fridge freezer deals to be had this month – and how to root out your own.

No deals you like the look of? See our Top five cheap fridge freezers for more options.

Black Friday fridge freezer deals

If you aren’t in a hurry and can’t find what you’re looking for on a retailer’s deals page, it could be worth waiting until the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales period in November to get a good price. 

Although we see a number of deals each month, previous Black Fridays have included discounts of up to £200 off some models. So if your old fridge freezer is on its last legs, keep your eyes peeled in the run-up to the Black Friday sales and see if you can bag a bargain replacement. 

Having said that, just because an appliance is in the Black Friday sales don’t assume that it’s being offered at a brilliant discount. Keeping an eye on any models of particular interest in the run-up to November will help you to understand how prices change, so you can make a judgement on whether a deal is really as good as it looks. Plus we'll surface the best Black Friday freezer deals here, so bookmark this page.

See When is Black Friday 2021? for more advice on Black Friday deals.

Best fridge freezer deals for October 2021

We’ve scrutinised popular retailers’ offers to bring you this shortlist of the best deals around this month. Note that the fridge freezers we’ve selected aren’t necessarily the best we’ve tested, but they're all decent models and available at a discount.

It's also worth bearing in mind that some electrical appliance retailers may be experiencing supply problems or delivery issues. 

The fridge freezer energy label changes that happened earlier this year mean you won't see many fridges with an A rating any more - to get an efficient appliance, our experts recommend buying a model in at least the D class on the new energy labelling system.

1. LG GBB61DSJZN freestanding fridge freezer, £550 

LG GBB61DSJZN fridge freezer
  • We like: easy to use
  • We don't like: the fridge is a bit awkward to clean

This freestanding LG fridge freezer is frost-free, so you don't need to defrost it by hand and there are also super-cool and fast-freeze settings to give an energy-intensive burst of chilling or freezing power when required. 

It’s priced at more than £600 in most retailers, which is still below average for a freestanding fridge freezer, but it can currently be bought for just £550 at Martin Dawes.

Read our full LG GBB61DSJZN fridge freezer review to see how energy efficient this appliance is. 

Buy it now for £550 from Martin Dawes

2. Samsung RB38T602CWW freestanding fridge freezer, £599

  • We like: Frost-free technology, fast-chill and quick-freeze modes, holiday setting, C-rated energy label
  • We don't like: Freezer space is smaller than fridge space

This fridge freezer has a C energy rating, under the new label scheme, which is a good indicator that it's not going to be that expensive to run compared with others. 

Usually found for over £800, which is above average for this type, we've spotted it on offer for just a snitch less than £600, so this is a good deal.

Will this fridge freezer keep your weekly shopping in the best condition? Read our full review of the Samsung RB38T602CWW to find out if this is a bargain buy. 

Or buy it now from Appliance City for £599.

3. Bosch KGE49VW4AG freestanding fridge freezer, £650

Bosch KGE49VW4AG freestanding fridge freezer
  • We like: 'vacation' mode saves you energy while you're away, with the fridge mostly empty
  • We didn’t like: the drawers don't slide in and out smoothly

This Bosch fridge freezer has alarms to alert you when the fridge or freezer door has been left open, or when the temperature in the freezer rises beyond safe levels. The fridge has a generous 228 litres of usable space, which should be enough for around 12 supermarket carrier bags' worth of shopping.

Typically selling for £700 or more, which is higher than average for a freestanding model, it's currently on offer for £650.

Read our full Bosch KGE49VW4AG fridge freezer review to see if it's worth taking advantage of this deal. 

Buy it now for £650 from Buywise

4. Hotpoint HQ9 M2L UK freestanding large fridge freezer, £1,499 

  • We like: energy efficiency
  • We didn’t like: it could be easier to clean

If you have a bit more to spend, or want a showstopper for your kitchen, we've found this American-style fridge freezer for less than usual. 

This huge stainless-steel fridge freezer has four doors. Two of these open onto the fridge that’s large enough to hold around 12 supermarket carrier bags of groceries. The lower doors conceal the freezer, where there’s room for another seven to eight bags of food. 

The price of this model is normally well over £1,600, but it can currently be had from Hughes for £1,499. 

Read our full Hotpoint HQ9 M2L UK fridge freezer review to see if this large fridge freezer will guzzle energy.

Buy it now for £1,499 from Hughes

How to get the best deals on specific fridge freezer brands

Big high street and online retailers, such as John Lewis, Currys PC World, AO, Argos and Amazon, tend to offer better deals than the manufacturers themselves.

To ensure you choose a fridge freezer you’re happy with, read our fridge freezer reviews. That way, you’ll avoid picking up a ‘bargain’ that later turns out to be a dud.

Haier fridge freezer deals

If you’ve got your heart set on a multi-door or American fridge freezer, Haier makes a good selection and is widely stocked at stores including Currys PC World, John Lewis and AO. A bigger fridge freezer means a bigger price though, so check all the major retailers’ websites to make sure you’re getting a competitive price.

Read our Haier fridge freezer reviews

Beko fridge freezer deals

Beko’s range of budget-friendly fridge freezers is widely stocked at both high street and online-only retailers, including John Lewis, Currys PC World and AO. You can’t currently buy direct from the Beko website, but if you do buy a Beko fridge freezer elsewhere, it’s worth registering your purchase on the Beko site within 90 days to extend your standard one-year guarantee to two years.

Read our Beko fridge freezer reviews

Fridgemaster fridge freezer deals

Fridgemaster fridge freezers are already pretty good value, so you’ll need to look hard to find a big discount. You’ll find the brand at cheaper retailers including AO, Appliances Direct and Argos. 

Read our Fridgemaster fridge freezer reviews

Samsung fridge freezer deals

It’s a brand more associated with TVs than refrigeration, but Samsung’s extensive range of fridge freezers is available at high street and online-only stores including John Lewis, AO, Amazon and Argos. You can also buy Samsung fridge freezers from the brand’s own website but this is often the most expensive route.

Read our Samsung fridge freezer reviews

When and where are the best fridge freezers on sale?

When investing in a new fridge freezer, you don’t always have to wait for the traditional sales periods to find a bargain. Some retailers have dedicated online deals pages where you can find year-round great prices on selected fridge freezers and other electricals. Try these pages for starters...

Which fridge freezer features are worth paying extra for?

Beyond the basics, there are a few fridge freezer features that are well worth investing in. These include:

  • frost-free freezer – stops ice building up in the freezer compartment, so you never need to defrost it
  • alarms – some models have alarms to let you know if the door's been left open or the temperature has dropped
  • quick-chill and fast-freeze functions – chill and freeze food faster, locking in the nutrients and helping it to stay fresher for longer
  • adjustable door racks – help you to arrange the door storage to make the best use of the space
  • holiday mode – saves energy when you aren’t using your fridge for storing a lot of fresh foods.

Not sure what fridge freezer features to look out for? Read our guide on how to buy the best fridge freezer.