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Zanussi fridge freezers rated
By Jess O'Leary
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Zanussi fridge freezers rated
Discover what we think of Zanussi fridge freezers, based on the performance of the models we've reviewed.
Italian brand Zanussi is owned by Electrolux, which also owns AEG. It offers a range of affordable kitchen appliances, including built-in and freestanding fridge freezers.
Zanussi fridge freezers are at the cheaper end of the scale, with most priced between £200 and £500. Even its top-of-the-range built-in model won’t cost you much more than £600.
We’ve analysed the results of every Zanussi fridge freezer we’ve tested since 2015 to see how this brand compares at keeping food chilled and frozen, and on energy consumption that could affect your bills.
In the table below, we’ve outlined how many of Zanussi's latest fridge freezer models are Best Buys, and highlighted the brand’s overall pros and cons. You can see our expert verdict on whether we think it’s a brand worth buying and we've also factored in any relevant safety information from our fridge freezer fire tests. Or, if you want to see how individual models have fared in our tests, read our fridge freezer reviews.
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How much do Zanussi fridge freezers cost?
Zanussi freestanding fridge freezers
If you just want a basic conventional fridge freezer, you can buy an entry-level, no-frills Zanussi for around £300, with most models being frost-free. A model with the freezer sitting on top costs even less - you can buy one for around £190.
Most Zanussi models cost between £350 and £550, with prices varying depending on their size, features and finish. Some of the top-end models have an A++ energy rating.
Zanussi integrated models
Integrated or built-in models are always more expensive than freestanding equivalents, and brands’ ranges tend to be small. Zanussi’s built-in models start at around £400 and go up to about £600.
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 Zanussi), 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.
Read more about fridge freezer safety.