Looking for your first fridge freezer? Or maybe you need a replacement? Either way, there are a lot of things to consider when shelling out for a brand-new fridge freezer. From size, split type and features, our guide will help you choose your new appliance.
The height of a fridge freezer can vary between 130cm and 200cm.
See our handy measurement guide for more help and advice.
The split type on a fridge freezer refers to how much space you have in the fridge and freezer compartments.
If you’re replacing a like for like integrated fridge freezer, make sure you get the same split type, so it matches your cabinets
The go-to choice if you’re all about fresh food. A 70/30 split has a large fridge compartment on top, with a smaller freezer below.
The ideal option if you prefer stocking up on fresh food, but still want a good amount of room for yummy frozen food. This split type has a slightly bigger fridge than it does a freezer.
If you love a bit of both, then a 50/50 split is the one for you. The fridge and freezer compartments are the same size.
Freestanding fridge freezers are a very popular choice if you don’t want a built-in appliance. You can put them almost anywhere in your kitchen, and if you move house, you can take it with you. Plus, you can choose from loads of different colours and finishes.
Integrated or built-in fridges freezer sit nicely behind your cupboard door for that sleek modern look. We have a range of integrated fridge freezers in different sizes, so you’ll be able to find the right fit for your kitchen.
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 properly measure for your new fridge freezer
A lot of new fridge freezers now come with WiFi connectivity. This means you can sync up your appliance with your smartphone, usually through an accompanying app. With this, you can get notifications when your food is due to go off and get personalised recipes based on the food you have in the fridge.
You'll find a lot of fridge freezers with water dispensers and for good reason too. Water dispensers give you a fresh supply of chilled water whenever you need to quench that thirst. It's good to know that some models connect straight to your water supply and some come with tanks that you'll need to fill up every now and then. Check our how to fit guide for more help and advice.
Frost free tech stops ice from forming inside your fridge freezer. It uses a fan to keep the cool air constantly moving around so nothing ever gets a chance to stick. So, you’ll never have battle through ice to get the last of those frozen chips.
The holiday mode is really handy for when you’re away from home. This setting can be used when your fridge is empty, it’ll change the temperature to keep away any nasty smells, as well as keeping the energy usage low.
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, so your fridge will also be a hygienic space for all that lovely fresh food.
Fast freeze is ideal for when you’ve just got back from the shop and you need to get your food straight in the freezer. This setting will rapidly lower the temperature to get your food back to the right conditions and lock in all the nutrients. So, you won’t have to worry about that ice cream melting.
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.
Freezer guard protection is ideal if you plan on storing your fridge freezer in an environment below 10°C, such as a conservatory. This is because in these low temperatures freezers can stop working. Freezer guard tech makes sure your appliance stays at the right temperature at all times, so your food stays fresh for as long as possible.
A standard fridge freezer will use roughly 269kWh of electricity a year, which will cost around 12p a day.
With the latest frost free fridge freezers, ice isn’t an issue, so you can ditch defrosting for good
Help reduce the amount of food you throw away and the chance of odours filling the fridge
Reduce food waste and make sure you always have milk for that much needed cup of tea.
Stock up on all your favourite fresh and frozen food with a spacious fridge freezer
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An integrated fridge freezer sits nice and neatly behind your cupboard door for a modern, sleek finish.
Freestanding fridge freezers are your classic cooling appliances that you can put anywhere in your kitchen. Plus, because they’re not built-in, you can take it with if you ever move house.
Usually this will become clear when your food starts going off quicker or if the temperature in your fridge isn’t very cold.
Integrated fridge freezers tend to be a standard size so that they can fit behind your cupboard doors. Freestanding models can vary depending on the height and width, and retro models tend to be chunkier. You can find all product dimensions on our product pages and more information in our measurement guide.
It all depends on the type of food you like to buy. If you prefer having a fridge full of fresh food, then choose a model with a bigger fridge compartment. On the other hand, if you like to stock up on all those frozen treats, then go for a fridge freezer with a larger freezer compartment.
A fridge freezer with a 60/40 split has a bigger fridge compartment than it does a freezer compartment.
Some models will need plumbing in, but you’ll also find plenty that don’t.
A frost-free fridge freezer uses a fan at the back to stop icy build-ups in your freezer compartment. So you’ll no longer have to chip away at any ice in your freezer.
Some manufacturers recommend leaving about 2-5 centimetres of space around your fridge, so they work as efficiently as possible.
Essentially the back panel on the appliance is made of metal. This is a safety feature that stops your fridge freezer from potentially setting on fire – we only sell metal backed appliances.
If you don’t currently have a built-in model, then it’s whatever your kitchen fitter recommends. If you do, then when you open the door, you’ll be able to tell if it’s a sliding or fixed hinge.
A fridge freezer with a twin thermostat means it has a thermostat for both the fridge and freezer compartments instead of just one for both. This gives you more control of the temperatures in each space and it means you can turn one compartment off without turning off both.
The holiday setting when chosen will lower the temperature so that your fridge freezer uses less energy. This is ideal for when you’ll be away from home and want to benefit from a lower energy bill. It’s handy to know that you can only use this setting when your fridge is empty.
Food fresh technology is all about making sure the food in your fridge and freezer tastes great for as long as possible. Features such as adjustable cooling zones, fresh air circulation or Bosch’s VitaFresh are all types of fresh food tech that keep your food at its tastiest for as long as possible.
No, unless you have heating in the garage to stop the temperature dropping below 10 degrees. Or choose a fridge freezer with freezer guard tech, which keeps your freezer at the right temperature no matter the conditions.
As part of our Connection service, we’ll install your new fridge freezer.
As part of our Remove & Recycle service, we’ll take away your old appliance and recycle it responsibly for you.
Click here to view our range of fridge freezers to find the perfect fit for your kitchen. Discover a dazzling range of cool features such as WiFi connectivity, chilled water dispensers, and even a built-in camera so that you can view inside the fridge from your smartphone. Now, who used up the last of the milk?!
Fridge freezers differ quite dramatically in price range, from a budget-friendly £187 to £2,399 at the more premium end of the scale. Remember, we offer a Price Match Promise, so if you find the same model cheaper somewhere else, let us know and we'll match it! Click here to explore your options.
Integrated or built-in fridge freezers sit snugly behind your cupboard door for a sleek, modern look, therefore they can require a higher budget than freestanding models. Our range goes from £299-£4,999. Click here to shop.
A top freezer is more traditional and also tends to be the cheaper and more energy-efficient fridge freezer option. However, many models have the freezer on the bottom, depending on the design.