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Freestanding fridge buying guide

The top 5 features to look out for when buying a freestanding fridge.

Here are five features you need to look out for when buying a freestanding fridge.

What kind of fridge do I need?

There are a few different styles of fridges you can choose from. Under counter fridges fit perfectly beneath standard kitchen worktops, while tall fridges need a little more room to store all your food.

We also have larder fridges that don't have an ice box, so they use up less energy - perfect if you've already got a freezer. Don't worry if you need an integrated fridge, we've got a range of amazing products that will sit flush with your other kitchen appliances.

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How big should my new fridge be?

For smaller families, fridges with 100 litres get around 5 bags of shopping in, while larger families should look out for bigger models. 350 litres will fit around 19 bags in, so you won’t be squeezing the weekly shop in.

The size of your kitchen will determine what size fridge you get. If you've got the space for it, why not look at our range of American fridge freezers? Apart from having plenty of room for that huge weekly shop, they're also packed with awesome tech to keep your food tasting great. You can find out more about these cooling behemoths here.

Larder fridges

Where can I keep my food in my new fridge?

Whether you're storing fresh greens, delicious meats or even a cheeky bottle of wine or two, our fridges have plenty of storage options to keep everything tasting great.

Some models have crisper drawers that are perfect for locking in nutrients and keeping fruit and veg fresher for longer. There are also special compartments that keep meat and fish at the perfect temperature and we don't need to tell you what a wine rack is good for.

Crisper drawer fridges

Do fridge energy ratings matter?

Your fridge is working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so it's really important to choose an energy efficient model. Each fridge is given a rating from A+++ down to C.

Energy efficient fridges don't need as much power to run as other models, so you end up saving a few quid on your household bills. And since you're using less energy, not only do they last for a long time but they're much better for the environment.

A+ and above

Any extra features?

Whether you want to keep food fresh, reduce funky smells or get a drink of filtered water, our fridges are full of handy features to help you out.

Perfect for summer months, some fridges come with a water and ice dispenser so you get fresh, filtered water on tap. You can also get a model with anti-bacterial lining, which helps to prevent mould and dodgy smells from happening. Plus, with cool air circulating through some fridges, your food stays fresh, healthy and oh so delicious!

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Ready to go?

Now that you're all clued up on how to choose your freestanding fridge, we've got a few more ideas to help you find your perfect match. We’ve picked out a few Best Buys that are worth checking out. Once you’ve decided which fridge to go for, we can help fit it in your home and even recycle your old one for you! Or, if you still need a bit more information, we’ve got guides explained everything you need to know about storing your food and tech that helps keep your food fresh.