Written by Hayley Gilbert

Fridge freezers: a buyer’s guide

Keep food fresh for longer and reduce food waste with the Good Homes fridge freezer guide. Be quick and you might be able to catch some great Black Friday fridge freezer deals and secure pre-Christmas delivery…

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1. American-style fridge freezer

The GNE490IR3V is a freestanding multi-door American-style fridge freezer from Beko. It features the innovative HarvestFresh technology to preserve the vitamins in your fruit and veg for up to five days in the crisper drawer. In a stainless steel effect, it uses three-colour light technology to mimic the sun’s 24-hour light cycle and preserve all food’s goodness.

  • F energy rating
  • 311L fridge
  • 174L freezer
  • H192 x W76 x D72.5cm
  • price £829.99
Family preparing vegetables at wooden table with fridge freezer behind

Photo: Beko

2. SuperCooling tech

The Bosch Serie 4 KGN39VWEAG is a freestanding white design. It comes with VitaFresh to store fruit and veg at 0˚C to lock in freshness. It also has an adjustable humidity setting and an additional drawer with temperature regulating slider for meat or fish. Added benefits include SuperCooling to quickly reduce the temperature and NoFrost.

  • E energy rating
  • 279L fridge
  • 89L freezer
  • H203 x W60 x D66cm
  • price £749
Bosch fridge freezer in white in white kitchen with laminate flooring

Photo: Bosch

3. No frost, no problem

Hoover’s HSF818FXWDK French-door H-Fridge 700 Maxi – one of the most stylish models in the Good Homes fridge freezer guide – comes in a smart Inox finish and is a Total No Frost model. It has a non-plumbed water dispenser and also comes with LED display, LED interior light, Super Cool and Super Freezer functions and Holiday Mode.

  • F energy rating
  • 284L fridge
  • 148L freezer
  • H183 x W83.6 x D63.6cm
  • price £799
White kitchen with silver fridge freezer

Photo: Hoover

4. Digital control

With 6TH SENSE Live connectivity, Whirlpool’s W Collection four-door WQ9I FO1BX UK can be controlled from anywhere via a smartphone or tablet using the app. Adjust and monitor settings, activate special functions such as fast cooling and access advice for easy maintenance. The app will even tell you when food needs to be used by, when drinks are chilled to perfection and give you storage tips, recipes and a shopping list. In black stainless steel, it also has a Convertible Space compartment that switches between fridge and freezer.

  • F energy rating
  • 338L fridge
  • 216L freezer
  • H187.6 x W90.8 x D71.6cm
  • price £2,700
Black and white kitchen with black fridge freezer

Photo: Whirlpool

5. Forever fresh

In a sleek white finish, Hotpoint’s Class 7 H7NT 911T WH1 Total NoFrost 70/30 model has a user interface at the top with all the key controls and information at a glance. It also comes with energy efficient LED interior lighting, reversible doors for flexible installation and a Fresh Zone+ compartment for fruit and veg.

  • F energy rating
  • 264L fridge
  • 104L freezer
  • H202.7 x W59.6 x D67.8cm
  • price £490

Photo: Hotpoint

6. Vintage chic

Part of the iconic Smeg retro range, the FAB38 is large enough to hold 25 bags of shopping. It’s available in a range of pastel and vibrant colours including red, white, black, cream, blue and green, and features chrome shelving, digital control panel and bright LED strips for optimal illumination. There’s also a 0˚C drawer for meat and fish and a no frost freezer.

  • A++ energy rating
  • 333L fridge
  • 128L freezer
  • 70cm wide
  • price £1,899
Blue smeg fridge freezer in black and white kitchen

Photo: Smeg

7. Perfect Fit design

The IBNF 55181 WUK1 frost-free model from Indesit is ideal for smaller kitchens thanks to its narrow 54cm width. In a sleek white finish with neat integrated handles, features include No Frost technology, crisper drawer to keep fruit and vegetables fresh for longer, adjustable doors and a Perfect Fit design that allows the appliance to be installed next to a wall without gaps.

  • F energy rating
  • 152L fridge
  • 93L freezer
  • H183 x W54 x D61cm
  • price £350
Fridge freezer in kitchen diner space with laminate floor

Photo: Indesit

8. Built-in fridge

When you want a built-in fridge, Liebherr’s IRBPdi 5170 in-column model includes five extendable glass drawers on telescopic rails. The SmartSteel interior is ultra-hygienic while the SoftSystem soft-close door and LED side panels and mood lighting add to its appeal. One of the best for fruit and veg in the Good Homes fridge freezer guide, the three BioFresh drawers keep your greens fresh for up to three times longer.

  • D energy rating
  • 297L fridge
  • H178 x W56 x D55cm
  • price £2,999
Integrated Liebherr fridge freezer in kitchen space

Photo: Liebherr

9. Handleless fridge freezer

An XL freestanding CleanSteel fridge freezer with a DailyFresh large capacity drawer with adjustable moisture and Frost Free for freshness and convenience, Miele’s KFN 29243 D ed/cs extends food’s shelf life by up to five times, reducing food waste. Added benefits include LED lighting, a Click2open handleless door and [email protected] smart connection.

  • D energy rating
  • 222L fridge
  • 132L freezer
  • H201 x W60 x D67.5cm
  • price £1,799
Fridge freezer in kitchen diner with wooden bench seating

Photo: Miele


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