Buying a fridge freezer
From size to energy rating, we’ll help you find the best fridge freezer for your home.Shop all fridge freezers at Argos
Three things to consider when choosing a new fridge freezer
What type of fridge freezer is best for you?
Fridge freezer capacity guide
We've estimated how large a fridge needs to be for different-sized families below. If you're buying a fridge-freezer, it's best to prioritise getting a fridge compartment that's the right size, even if that leaves you with less freezer space.
Freezer on top or bottom - Which is best?
Freezer on top
Top freezers are generally considered more energy efficient than bottom freezers. They usually have less space and storage options but frozen food is easier to access.
Freezer on bottom
The majority of people opt for a freezer compartment on the bottom as it’s less frequently used. Having the fridge on top also keeps fresh food at eye level, so you can easily grab it.
What width are fridge freezers?
What if I need more space?
What features should I look out for when buying a new fridge freezer?
Fridge freezer features explained
Frost free - Prevents frost from building up in a fridge freezer, so you don't have to manually defrost.
Anti-bacterial coating - Helps stop bacteria from growing, improving hygiene in your fridge.
Digital controls - Enables you to view and control temperatures from a control panel. It will also let you know if the door's been left open or if there's a fault.
Holiday mode - Allows you to turn off the fridge but keep the freezer on while you're away from home.
Fast freeze - Gives you the option to freeze food faster, sealing in more of the freshness.
Smart / WiFi enabled - Use your phone to control temperatures in your fridge freezer. Some feature a camera so you can view what food you have from any location.
Every fridge freezer has an energy rating, ranging from A+++ for the most energy efficient to D for the least efficient. Energy ratings are calculated relative to the internal volume, so a smaller fridge freezer will generally use less energy than a larger model even if it has a better energy rating.
All our fridges are rated from A+ to A+++.
Getting the right temperature for your fridge freezer
What temperature should your fridge freezer be?
Best temperature for fridge
The ideal temperature is 35°F / 1.6° C. It must be below 40° F / 4.4° C to keep food fresh. Food can start freezing at 32° F /0° C.
Ideal freezer temperature
The temperature must be below 32° F / 0° C. Food can freeze at higher temperatures, but freshness may not be preserved.
Our delivery service
Thinking of opting for our paid installation service? Here's what to expect.
Heavy and bulky item delivery
To ensure your delivery and installation goes smoothly, we’ve put together a short video to walk you through the process, step by step. It’s really important that these steps are met otherwise we may not be able to deliver your new fridge freezer to your home.
Before you order
- Make sure the appliance will fit in your chosen space.
- Check access points are wide enough to accommodate the delivery.
Preparing for your delivery
- Fill out our installation survey and let us know of any access issues.
- Check that the plug sockets are easily accessible.
On the day of delivery
- Clear the installation area of any clutter or obstacles.
- Make sure a responsible adult will be home to receive the delivery.
Installation and recycling update
For the safety of our customers and colleagues, we've made a few changes to this service. Whilst we deliver and install your item, customers will need to maintain a social distance of 2m. If you are self-isolating, please make us aware so we can rearrange your delivery.
Check here for our latest updates to this service.
Recycling your old appliance
- If you've ordered our recycling service, before collection, you'll need to make sure your old item is fully disconnected, defrosted and is emptied of water.
- For more details about our recycling service click here.