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Fridge Freezer Buying Guide

Here are the top 5 things you need to know when it comes to choosing your brand new fridge freezer.

Capacity

Capacity is measured in litres, and a shopping bag can hold 18l. We sell models that can fit between 13 - 20 shopping bags of food 

Shelves and Drawers

Keep food fresh and organised with compartments for meat, veg and cheese. Adjustable shelves will also offer flexibility to store large items.

Water Dispenser

Get fresh, cold water whenever you like with a built-in dispenser. Models with an internal tank don't need to be plumbed in.

Frost Free

Frost free technology keeps your food fresh and your appliance more efficient. It also means you'll never need to manually defrost again.

Energy Rating

Every model in our range is rated between A+++ and A for energy efficiency. The higher the rating, the less it'll cost to run.

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Fridge Freezer Capacity Buying Guide

Capacity

The size of your new fridge freezer will depend on the size of your household. A small fridge freezer will hold about 13 shopping bags of food, whereas a larger model can hold up to 20! If you tend to buy more fresh food than frozen, or vice versa, check out the different split types we have available. This is the split between the fridge and freezer. For example a 70/30 split gives you 70% fridge space and 30% freezer space.

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Shelves and Drawers

Fridge freezers often have adjustable shelves to keep things organised. Look out for special compartments that are designed to keep certain types of food at their ideal temperature. Most models also have crisper drawers to keep your fruit and veg fresh.

Fridge Freezer Shelves and Drawers Buying Guide
Fridge Freezer Water Dispenser Buying Guide

Water and Ice Dispenser

Make sure everyone stays hydrated with fresh water at the touch of a button. Most fridge freezers with a water dispenser don’t need plumbing in, so you can place it wherever you like in your kitchen. Simply fill the water tank every now and again.

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Frost Free

You’ll never have to manually defrost again! Frost free technology means that cool air is passed evenly throughout the fridge and freezer. This keeps your food fresh for longer, so you’ll have much less waste. The appliance can run much more efficiently without that build-up of ice too.

Fridge Freezer Frost Free Buying Guide
Fridge Freezer Energy Efficiency Buying Guide

Energy Rating

A fridge freezer is one of the hardest working appliances in the home because it's always on. So it makes sense to find one with a better energy rating. The higher the rating, the more money you’ll save and the better it will be for the environment. All our fridge freezers are rated between an ultra efficient A+++ to A.

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