We use cookies to allow us and selected partners to improve your experience and our advertising. By continuing to browse you consent to our use of cookies as per our policy which also explains how to change your preferences.

Which fridge freezer brand?

Zanussi fridge freezers rated

By Jess O'Leary

Article 12 of 12

Put us to the test

Our Test Labs compare features and prices on a range of products. Try Which? to unlock our reviews. You'll instantly be able to compare our test scores, so you can make sure you don't get stuck with a Don't Buy.

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.

Only logged-in Which? members can view our exclusive ratings and verdicts in the table below. If you're not yet a member, join Which? to get instant access.

Zanussi fridge freezer overview table
Zanussi fridge freezer overview table
Number tested 6
Number of Best Buys Subscriber only content
Number of Don't Buys Subscriber only content
Average test score Subscriber only content
Brand reliability rating Subscriber only content
Customer score Subscriber only content
Typical spend Subscriber only content
Pros Subscriber only content
Cons Subscriber only content
Should I buy a Zanussi fridge freezer? Subscriber only content
Table notes Range of test scores and average test score based on results of any model that was tested between July 2015 and March 2018 and is still available to buy in shops. The customer score and brand reliability rating are based on a Which? member survey conducted in September 2017 of 95 Zanussi owners. The customer score is based on whether members would recommend the brand to a friend, and reliability is based on members' experience of that brand.
Browse all our Zanussi fridge freezer reviews.

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.