Buying a fridge freezer
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Three things to consider when choosing a new fridge freezer
What type of fridge freezer is best for you?
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 capacity do you need?
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.
What if I need more space?
Fridge freezer features
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 or 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.
Fridge freezers with water and ice dispensers
These fridge-freezers can be connected to your water supply, or they may have a tank that you can fill yourself. You'll need a professional to connect a fridge with your water supply. We recommend checking before you buy that the connection will be possible in your kitchen.