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AEG fridge freezers rated
By Jess O'Leary
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AEG fridge freezers rated
Thinking of buying an AEG fridge freezer? Find out how reliable AEG models are, and how well they score in our reviews.
The AEG brand is owned by Electrolux, which also makes Electrolux and Zanussi kitchen appliances.
AEG is a mid-range brand which offers a range of built-in and freestanding fridge freezers, as well as a couple of American-style models. With prices generally ranging from £450 up to more than £1,500, they’re not especially cheap to buy, but you’re likely to get more features for your money.
In the table below, we combine the results of our independent and in-depth reviews with our findings from our exclusive reliability survey. So, not only can you see how likely the AEG fridge freezers we've tested are to keep your food fresher for longer, but also how reliable AEG fridge freezers are in general. We've also factored in any relevant safety information from our fridge freezer fire tests. That should give you all the information you need to pick out your perfect model from our fridge freezer reviews.
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How much do AEG fridge freezers cost?
AEG freestanding fridge freezers
Entry-level conventional fridge-over-freezer models start at around £450, with most costing between £600 and £700. Most models have a frost-free fridge and freezer.
Pricier AEG fridge freezers have a range of extra features, including digital displays, fast-freeze and quick-chill functions, and separate fridge and freezer thermostats. They can also have top-of-the-range storage features, such as chiller drawers and bottle racks. You’ll also find them in a range of finishes, including stainless steel.
AEG integrated fridge freezers
Most of AEG’s built-in range will set you back £550 to £750.
They are a standard size to slot into a fitted kitchen, but you can choose a different fridge-to-freezer split, depending whether you want more space in the fridge or freezer.
AEG American-style fridge freezers
AEG’s American-style models are expensive, ranging from £1,500 up to £2,500. As you might expect at this price, they’re packed with loads of storage and cooling features, such as water and ice dispensers, separate temperature-controlled chill compartments, and digital displays.
Fridge freezer safety
At Which? we continually monitor and vary the assessments that underpin our reviews to take account of changing standards and areas of concern.
Our research reveals that plastic-backed fridge freezers can dramatically accelerate the spread of flames in the event of a fire. Any fridge freezer that either failed to withstand an open flame for 30 seconds in our fire tests, or else has been deemed to be identical to a fridge freezer that failed to withstand an open flame for 30 seconds, has been made a Don't Buy and scores 0% regardless of how it performed in our chilling and freezing tests.
Our list of Don't Buy fridge freezers shows every model we've uncovered that has plastic backing. Just because a fridge freezer isn't included in this list doesn't mean its backing isn't plastic, however. There's a chance it could be a model we haven't tested, or an older model that's not on sale any more. If after checking our fridge freezer reviews, you haven't seen details of the backing material, please check with the manufacturer.
If you already own a model with one of these plastic backs, be assured that refrigerator fires are rare. Our March 2018 research into government data found that only 8% of fires caused by faulty appliances were caused by fridge freezers, fridges or freezers. And although these plastic backings may accelerate the spread of flames, they are not the cause of fire itself.
The manufacture and sale of plastic-backed fridge freezers remains completely legal, thanks to flawed current safety standards that won't be replaced until 2019. However, many manufacturers, including Electrolux (which owns AEG), have committed to replacing plastic backing and are either in the process of discontinuing plastic-backed appliances, or are upgrading to different backs. Our Don't Buy recommendations relate to the plastic-backed versions of any upgraded product. They will remain Don't Buys until the plastic version is no longer available to buy in shops.
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