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American fridge freezer buying guide

Make sure you’ve got an appliance big enough for all those hungry mouths.

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Samsung

Keep these 5 features in mind when choosing a new American fridge freezer and you’ll be all set!

How big should my new American fridge freezer be?

American fridge freezers have got a reputation for being huge – they’re great if you’ve got lots of hungry mouths to feed! Most models have 500 to 600 litres of storage space - plenty of space for even the biggest families!

Some American fridge freezers even go up to 700 litres or more, enough for a whopping 38 bags of shopping. Maybe treat yourself to a bottle of bubbly too with all that extra room!

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What type of American fridge freezer should I get?

There are a couple of styles of American fridge freezers to choose from. Standard models have the fridge next to the freezer, great for traditional kitchens while multi-door appliances have full-width shelves for storing larger food items.

If you're feeling colourful, you can also get American fridge freezers in a range of different shades. Whether you want to go wild with white, bold with black or renegade with red, there's something out there for everything. And, for people who like snazzy tech, the Samsung Family Hub™ has smart built-in cameras, so you can check what’s in while you’re out from an app on your phone.

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Do American fridge freezer energy ratings matter?

Our American fridge freezers are rated from A to A+++, with A+++ being the best. These ratings tell us how energy efficient the appliances are.

More efficient models need less power than others so there’s a few extra quid in your pocket at the end of the month. They're kinder to the environment too, so they're perfect if you want to do your bit for the planet.

A+ models and above

What are frost free American fridge freezers?

Defrosting your fridge freezer can be a pain, but it’s becoming a thing of the past thanks to handy frost free features. Some American fridge freezers constantly circulate cool air, preventing any icy build ups in the freezer. Others, like our Samsung models, have Total No Frost tech that stops it building up in the fridge and freezer, so you’ll never need to scrape away ice again.

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How can I keep my food fresh in my American fridge freezer?

Ever poured sour milk in your tea? We’ve all been there don’t worry, but there’s a few things we can do to keep our food fresher for longer and our American fridge freezers are here to help.

Some models have special drawers that set the ideal temperature and humidity for your food, so it stays as fresh as the day you bought it. And for keeping meat and fish in their prime, some freezers quickly lower the temperature locking in nutrients and vitamins - so that steak will taste amazing when you decide to treat yourself! There’s even tech like Samsung’s Twin Cooling Plus™ that creates separate airflows in each cabinet. This keeps food at the perfect temperature in both, while stopping smells moving between the fridge and freezer.

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Ready to go?

Now that you're all clued up on how to choose your appliance, we've got a few more ideas that’ll help you find your perfect match. We've picked a bunch of Best Buys to make your decision easier or if you’d like to know a little bit more, here's everything you need to know about these cooling giants.