Fridges Buying Guide

Fresh or frozen, on your own or with a family...we all LOVE our food and drink! Whether under-counter or tall free-standing our fridges are available in a wide range of widths, capacities and styles to suit your needs. Use this guide to help you to choose the right fridge for you, and ensure that your favourite foods' stay fresh for longer...

Our Fridges Buying Guide will make it much easier for you, when choosing the right Fridge to buy. Just click on a link below, to jump down to further information about the Fridges area you're interested in:

Matching Freezers

Most fridges in our range are available with a matching freezer, so you can co-ordinate the colours and style to suit your kitchen. Fridges & Freezers with reversible doors are particularly useful if you have the space to display both items side-by-side.

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Fridge Sizes

The most important consideration when buying a fridge is, "how much space have I got?". Fridges are commonly available in the following widths to fit most standard kitchen spaces:

  • 50cm

  • 55cm

  • 60cm

Under-Counter Fridges

These are designed to fit neatly under a standard kitchen work-top and are the ideal choice for small kitchens with limited space.

Tall Free-Standing Fridges

These are ideal for kitchens where you have lots of height but limited floor space or want to freeze in bulk.

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Storage Capacity

The table below gives general guide to overall capacity:

Upright Freezers

Classification Typical Storage Capacity * Width Height Suitable For...
Slimline Under-Counter 4.0-5.0 cu ft (113-141 litres) 45-50cm 85cm Compact kitchen spaces
Under-counter 5.1-5.8 cu ft (142-164 litres) 55-60cm 85cm Adequate for most families
Tall 6.0-10.0 cu ft (165-290 litres) 55-60cm <1.5m For large families, with extra space to store wine and cool drinks
Extra Tall 10.1-11.0 cu ft (291-350 litres) 55-60cm 1.6-1.9m Even more space to store you favourite foods, wine, beer and cool drinks

* All our capacities are quoted "Net". This measurement shows the usable storage capacity of the appliance

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Energy Efficiency

All our refrigeration appliances are issued with a performance class rating for Energy. Each of these is graded from 'A+ - G', with 'A+' being the most efficient and economical in terms of energy consumption.

Look for the energy saving recommended label if you want the most energy efficient appliances for your home.

Energy Table

Energy efficiency gradings

All fridges receive an energy efficiency grading ranging from A - G (with A being the most efficient).

Standardised tests, monitored by Trading Standards, are carried out by manufacturers, who are responsible for grading their appliances.

Energy Saving Tips

Save Energy & Money by following these simple steps:

  • Regularly defrost your ice box (if your fridge has one) - ice build up significantly reduces cooling efficiency and results in higher energy use.

  • Locate your appliance in an area with low ambient temperature, i.e. away from radiators, cookers or from direct sunlight.

  • Always close the door.

  • Look out for the energy saving recommended logo on fridges & freezers.

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Other Features

Other features you might want to look for...

Other Fridge Features
Anti-Bacterial Lining A special coating on fridge walls and door to prevent bacteria growth, improve hygiene and keep food fresher for longer.
Spill-Proof Shelves Made with safety glass or plastic, the easy-to-clean surface prevents spillages dropping onto the shelf below.
Auto-Defrost This feature automatically regulates the temperature in your fridge to prevent moisture and frost build-up.
Deep Door Storage Extra deep in door shelving; ideal for storing large bottles.
Wine Racks Some models have removable bottle racks, so you can efficiently store and chill your favorite wine or chilled drinks.
Reversible Doors Allows you to change the way that the door hinges, so you so that the door opens in the most convenient manner for your kitchen space.

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Supplier Helpline
AEG Electrolux 08705 350 350
Beko 00 44 08707 741 050
Bosch 00 44 08702 400 060
Candy 00 44 08705 400 600
Electra 00 44 08705 168 299
Electrolux 00 44 08705 950 950
Hoover 00 44 08705 400 600
Hotpoint 00 44 08701 506 070
Indesit 00 44 08701 506 070
Lec 00 44 08704 584 386
Servis 00 44 08705 168 299
Siemens 00 44 08705 678 910
Swan 00 44 08707 520 278
Zanussi Electrolux 00 44 08705 727 727

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