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How to choose the best American fridge freezer

Looking to upgrade to an American fridge freezer? Here's our guide!

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American fridge freezer.

Why buy an American fridge freezer?

An American fridge freezer is sure to be high on the wishlist for many dream kitchens. Here’s what makes them such a desirable addition to any home:

1. Capacity

No other fridge freezers offer as much space as American style. They not only have the trademark double doors, but are also deeper, giving you much more room for your weekly shop. A full size American fridge freezer has room for around 28 bags of shopping in total.

2. Style

The double doors… the dispenser… there’s no denying that an American fridge freezer is a sleek addition to your kitchen. There’s also plenty of variety when it comes to colour, be it black, white, silver or graphite, as well as different styles of handles. 

3. Organisation

With all that extra space, you can be far more organised with your food. You could have shelves for each member of the household or arrange by food type – whatever is easiest for you!

4. Food storage

Having more space also allows you to buy more fresh food. There’s extra room for drinks in the doors and more room on the shelves for fresh fruit and vegetables. Some models also have technology that keeps your food fresher for longer.

5. Frost free

Most American fridge freezers are frost free, which means you never have to worry about defrosting them.

Water dispenser and ice maker.

6. Water dispenser and ice maker

Another much loved feature included in many American fridge freezers, you can get water straight from the fridge or add some ice to your glass. Some fridges with water dispensers need to be plumbed in and connected to an existing water pipe but others have a refillable water tank don't need to be plumbed in. See more about installation below.

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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 purchase 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.
  • Make sure that existing pipework, electrical connections and sockets are accessible and within 1 metre of your new appliance. (We won’t be able to do any plumbing repairs or electrical work.)

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.

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.

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.

More help and inspiration

Fridge freezer buying guide

Discover our full guide to all fridge freezers.

Oven buying guide

Get cooking with our guide to ovens.

Utility room ideas

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All appliance help

See all of our small and large appliance guides.

 Time for an upgrade?  Spread the cost with the Argos Card. Representative 34.9% variable.  Credit subject to status. T&C's apply.

Time for an upgrade?

Spread the cost with the Argos Card.

Representative 34.9% variable.

Credit subject to status. T&C's apply.

Argos Care. Life on-the-go sometimes means things don't go to plan - we'll fix or replace your item even if it's broken by accident. T&Cs apply.

Argos Care

Life on-the-go sometimes means things don't go to plan - we'll fix or replace your item even if it's broken by accident. T&Cs apply.

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