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Fridge Buying Guide

Looking for a fridge for your small city apartment? Or maybe you need a secondary appliance to store all that fresh food? Whatever it is, our handy guide will take you through all the different types, as well as some of the features you can expect to find.

Choose your size

Upright

The most popular choice and ideal for medium sized households. Can be integrated into your kitchen cabinets.

Under counter

Under counter fridges sit nicely underneath your kitchen counters and out of the way. They’re perfect for smaller households or as a second fridge to complement your main fridge.

Mini

Mini fridges are smaller, personal sized fridges. They’re ideal for smaller spaces such as studio apartments, flats and homes on wheels.

Choose your fit

Freestanding

The classic option, freestanding fridges stand upright. And because they’re not built-in, you can choose where you want to put it, and you can take it with you if you move house.

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Integrated

Integrated fridges are built into to your kitchen units so that they’re nicely tucked away behind a cupboard door for that sleek modern look.

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Did you know?

You’ll get all the correct parts and fixings for your integrated fridge freezer. So, you won’t need to worry about finding the right bit of kit when fitting that cabinet door.

How to measure

Fridge Measurement Guide

How to properly measure for your new fridge

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Did you know?

A fridge without an ice box inside is known as a larder fridge.

Key Features

Frozen compartment

On some fridges you’ll find a handy freezer compartment. This’ll give enough space for a few bits of frozen food for when you need it. So, you can get the benefits of a smaller appliance but still have freezer space.

Flexible storage options

To keep all your groceries organised look out for handy features like adjustable door shelves, bottle separators or metal racks to hold a few of your favourite fizzy drinks. Some fridges have crisper drawers that also come with a divider, letting you keep your fruit and veg apart and always in easy reach.

Reversible doors

The reversible door feature lets you choose which side of your fridge you want the door to open on. This gives you the flexibility to put your fridge wherever you want.

Auto defrost

The auto defrost feature stops any icy build-ups in your fridge. A hole near the bottom of the fridge compartment will collect any condensation, meaning ice won’t be able to form around your food.

Temperature control

Temperature control means you can keep all your favourite foods in optimum condition with variable temperature and humidity levels that will help keep all your shopping deliciously fresh.

Door alarm

The handy door alarm stops you from accidentally leaving your fridge open. An alarm will sound when the door isn’t shut properly. This means you’ll never lose any cold air from your fridge, saving you money and keeping your food fresher too.

Anti-bacterial lining

Anti-bacterial lining keeps your fridge free of the nasty stuff. It’s a special coating on the inside of the appliance which stops mould and smells building up, so your fridge will also be a hygienic space for all that lovely fresh food.

LED Lighting

Stylish LED Lighting makes it easier to see what you’re looking for, so you don’t leave the door open for too long. They also help to keep those energy bills down.

How much does it cost to run?

A standard fridge will use roughly 269kWh of electricity a year, which will cost around 12p a day.

Installation & Recycling

Installation

We'll take care of the DIY and install your new product for you

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Remove & Recycle

With our Remove & Recycle service, we'll take away your old appliance

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FAQs

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