Fridge freezers: 8 of the best for 2020
Need a new fridge before Christmas? Keep the turkey and all those party platters perfectly chilled or frozen with one of the latest fridge-freezer designs.
If the thought of cramming the Christmas food shop in your existing fridge freezer leaves you with hot sweats, it’s the perfect time to invest in a new one.
We’ve picked 8 of the best models for energy efficiency, performance and size, to simplify the task of fridge freezer shopping in 2020.
Whirpool WQ9B1L, £1999.99
Whirlpool’s four-door A+ rated WQ9B1L stainless steel model benefits from intelligent food preservation, adaptable storage and a spacious 591 litre capacity. It also comes with energy efficient LED lighting, gradual lighting that illuminates gently when the doors are opened, a Holiday Mode to minimise energy wastage and prevent bacteria growth along with touch sensitive controls.
Miele KFN29683D, £1,699
In a sleek black or white glass finish, the 241 litre KFN29683D from Miele is an A+++ rated design with PerfectFresh Pro technology to keep meat, fish and dairy fresh for longer thanks to a secure lid that keeps moisture locked in the fridge drawers. Humidity levels can be controlled in three stages and with Miele’s information system it’s easy to decide which level suits which ingredient best.
Rangemaster SXS Deluxe, £2,499
An American-style A+ rated four-door model, the 556 litre SXS Deluxe from Rangemaster comes in Ivory, Dark Inox, Black or Stainless Steel and features a vacuum seal for food storage or sous vide cooking and independently controlled freezer zones, which can be switched between fridge and freezer when needed.
Beko XFG3691V, £429
Beko’s CXFG3691V 318 litre A+ rated design in an Anthracite finish boasts HarvestFreshTM cooling technology to help preserve vitamins A and C in fruit and vegetables. Using three colour light technology, the crisper drawer mimics the natural 24-hour cycle of the sun to keep contents packed with vitamins for up to five additional days.
Grundig GQN21220, £1,199.99
Perfect for the festive season, Grundig’s A+ rated stainless steel GQN21220W four-door American-style model comes with its own wine cooler to store up to 28 bottles. There’s also a plumbed-in water dispenser and a large 519 litre capacity. Food also stays fresher with the FullFresh+ crisper drawer that keeps fruit and vegetables fresh for up to 30 days, helping to reduce food waste.
Hotpoint H7T911TMXH, £479
With Day 1 technology to keep food fresh for longer, Hotpoint’s A+ rated H7T911TMXH comes in stainless steel or black and has a 368 litre capacity, energy efficient LED lighting and a control panel in the top of the door. Total NoFrost technology means no more defrosting while reversible doors offer flexible installation.
Indesit IBNF55181WUK, £349.99
Ideal for smaller kitchens, Indesit’s A+ rated 245 litre IBNF55181WUK white design has a narrow 54cm width rather than the typical 60cm. There’s a crisper drawer for humidity control and No Frost technology, which circulates air inside the appliance to prevent frost formation. It’s also a Perfect Fit door design, which means it can be installed next to the wall without a gap.
Bosch Serie 5 KGN36IJ3AG Vario Style, £849
Pick your favourite colour and swap it when you fancy a change. The Bosch Serie 4 KGN36IJ3AG Vario Style comes with an exchangeable door front that can be changed for an additional £149. It’s A++ rated with 324 litre capacity and includes a VitaFresh compartment with humidity control to keep food fresher for longer as well as FreshSense to keep the temperature constant.