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Fridge Buying Guide

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


Capacity is measured in litres, and a shopping bag can hold 18l. We stock fridges that can fit between 6 - 17 shopping bags of food.

Size / Type

You can choose from neat, under counter models, or taller, freestanding models if you need more storage space.


Look out for dedicated storage sections for meat, cheeses and veg. This will help keep your favourite foods organised and at their best.

Energy Rating

We sell models rated between A+++ and A for efficiency. Your fridge is always on, so a higher rating will help save money and energy.

Latest Tech

Features like Auto Defrost save you from messy defrosting jobs, whilst innovative new designs provide a quieter, long lasting performance.


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Fridge Capacity Buying Guide


Fridge capacities are measured in litres, and 18 litres is the equivalent of one bag of shopping. For small households, a capacity of around 100 litres should do, giving you enough room to store over 5 bags worth of food. For homes that regularly buy large amounts of fresh groceries, you may want to consider a larger model.


When looking for a new fridge, there are 3 types you can chose from. Tall fridges store loads of food so they’re great for larger households, but they also require a lot of room. With a larder fridge you’ll save energy, as without an ice box they use less energy. This also makes them perfect for homes with an existing separate freezer. And an under counter fridge will sit neatly tucked away underneath your worktops. They’re a little smaller, making them ideal for smaller households.

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Fridges Storage Buying Guide


There are lots of different storage options available, depending on what kind of food you like to buy. If you like a lot of fruit and vegetables then crisper drawers are great as they lock in nutrients and keep things fresh and crunchy for longer. Some models also have a special compartment for keeping meat and fish at the perfect temperature. And, if you store lots of drinks then wine racks are ideal.

Energy Rating

Your fridge is running 24 hours a day, so choosing a really efficient model is very important. Fridge energy ratings range from A+++ through to D. An A+++ rating will help ensure that your fridge isn’t guzzling too much energy. Not only does this save money on bills, it’s much better for the environment. And, a fridge that runs more efficiently will last longer, as it won’t have to work quite as hard. 

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Fridges Energy Rating Buying Guide

Extra Features

With freestanding fridges, you get the option of a water and ice dispenser. These are perfect for the summer, as you get fresh, filtered water whenever you want. Our fridges are packed with technology to make your food last longer. Some models have air-flow technology that circulates air evenly. So your food stays fresher, healthier and full of flavour for longer, which reduces waste too. Models with an antibacterial lining reduce odours as well as preventing the build-up of mould too. And with super-cool settings that rapidly reduce your fridge’s temperature, you can get your weekly shop cool quicker.

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