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How big is your family?


The size of your household is something that you definitely need to consider when selecting a fridge freezer. The larger your family, the more food you may need to store, and so the larger capacity fridge freezer you’ll require.

Small FamilyFamily kitchen

A fridge freezer with a capacity of 100-250 litres would be a good choice for a small family or single person household, offering you enough space for approximately a week’s worth of food. Top mount fridge freezers are an option, as they tend to have smaller capacities, and are very useful for families who prefer to eat more fresh than frozen food, as they have a smaller capacity freezer than fridge. Combi fridge freezers are also a good choice if you like to store a fairly equal amount of fresh and frozen food. Combi models tend to have capacities from 200 to 450 litres.

Features that families with young children should look out for include anti-bacterial liners, which work between cleaning to prevent potentially harmful bacteria from forming inside the fridge, ensuring that little (and big!) tummies remain protected.

Medium Family

Most likely requiring a storage capacity of around 200-450 litres, a medium family will probably require a combi model for a week’s worth of their fresh and frozen food. Combi models can offer a 50/50 split between the fridge and freezer, a 60/40 split with a larger fridge, or a 70/30 split which is designed for people who only require small amounts of frozen food storage space. Some combi models also have innovative storage solutions, such as freezer drawers rather than the traditional hinged –doors, providing easy access and an attractive overall look.

Selecting a combi fridge freezer with a water dispenser is a treat for the whole family, as everyone will love the instant access to fresh, chilled water at the touch of a button.

Large Family

Large families will definitely want to take advantage of the epic capacities of American style fridge freezers. With storage space from 400 to 700 litres, American style appliances team plenty of room with plenty of style. Handy features to keep an eye out for include the ‘fridge within a fridge’ designed to keep meat and fish at the optimum temperatures, and display panels with child locks to prevent curious little fingers from altering carefully selected settings.  

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