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This buying guide is designed to help explain all the different styles of fridge freezer available to you. Packed with innovative features and outstanding storage options, fridge freezers offer the convenience and flexibility to meet your needs.

Fridge Freezers Buying Guide

A wide choice of sizes means there is a model to fit every kitchen and suit your lifestyle and everyday practical requirements:

American fridge freezers offer total capacities of up to 650 litres and are not only great looking, but also come packed with great design features to help make your life easier.

Combi fridge freezers offer total capacities of between 180 and 450 litres and provide flexibility with separate compartments - all combined with great features.

Top mount fridge freezers offer total capacities of up to 250 litres with all the benefits of the fridge and easy access to the freezer at the same time.

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  • 100 - 250 litre - if you have a small family (1-2 people), a fridge freezer with this total capacity will give you enough space to store a week's worth of food.
  • 200 - 450 litre - this size fridge freezer will be perfect for a medium sized family (3-4 people).
  • 450+ litre - if you have a large household (5 people+) you will probably need a fridge freezer with a large total capacity.

All fridge freezers offer a host of smart food storage compartments, cleverly designed for easy living.

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Fridge freezers are available in two fit types, either freestanding or built-in / integrated. Before you choose a model you should consider what look you are trying to achieve in your kitchen.

  • Freestanding - these types of fridge freezers are ideal if you have the space as they can just slot into your kitchen, so they're completely visible and out in the open.
  • Built-in - these fridge freezers are designed to be integrated behind your kitchen units, so the style of the room will not change.

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Many fridge freezers on the market come with advanced features and functions to help increase the length of time your food stays fresh, for example:

  • A cooling system works by filtering cold air into every square inch of the refrigerator and solves the problem of uneven temperatures caused by warm air rising.
  • Auto - defrost function that stops ice building up on the back wall of the fridge section by automatically defrosting it at regular intervals.
  • A Frost free system ensures that you will never have to defrost your freezer again, by eliminating the formation of ice on food and the freezer interior.

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All fridge freezers are now rated by the EU to let people know how much energy is needed to run them. The energy ratings go from 'A' to 'G' with 'A' being the best. A fridge freezer with a good energy rating will save you electricity and money on your energy bills. The majority of fridge freezers are 'A' rated, however some manufacturers will have 'A+' or 'A++'. 'A+' is 10% more energy efficient than an 'A' rated model and 'A++' is 20% more efficient than an 'A' rated model.

A good way to work out just how much money buying an energy saving fridge freezer will save you is to calculate how much it costs to run over a year.


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