10 best fridge freezers

Fridge freezers are a lifesaver when it comes to space saving in the kitchen, combining two essential items in one. But being such a key part of our lives, it’s crucial that we pick a right one for us.

With prices ranging from £300 to into the thousands, there’s plenty of options to pick from, and after price, perhaps the next most crucial element is space.

If you prefer buying fresh food or drink, you’ll probably want a fridge freezer with more chilled space, whereas if you’re more of a ready meal or bulk buying type, it’s probably preferable to get one with more freezer drawers.

As the weather reaches scorching levels across the UK (meteorologists have marked it as one of the hottest Junes on record), it seems the world and his wife are replacing their age old machines for fresh new versions, just in time for the warm weather.

So much so that AO.com has recorded a whopping 277% increase in sales of selected fridge freezers compared to this time last year, as well as a 160% jump in sales of certain smaller fridges with ice boxes since last week, as Britons stock up on party food and drink during football season.

AO.com UK Purchasing Director, Paul Whyte said: “As temperatures rise across the country, it seems our customers are swapping out there old fridges with new ones ready for the heat wave. Smaller fridges with ice boxes have also been popular over the last few days, perhaps these are being used as a secondary fridge freezer to keep in the office during football season and throughout the summer”.

We’ve rounded up our 10 best fridge freezers below, for all budgets, from cheap to pricey, but worth every penny.

1. Samsung Combi Fridge Freezer, £799

You get a lot of room in this – and a cold water dispenser

As well as looking very flash, this fridge freezer boasts a very generous fridge section, that has a lot more storage space than your average size option.

But perhaps our favourite bit of the lot is of course the handy chilled water dispenser, that doesn’t require any plumbing. Just keep it filled up with water and voilà.

Get it from AO for £799 (was £899)

2. Hoover Wizard WiFi Fridge Freezer, £487.99

Being wifi enabled gets you a lot of benefits

The famous vacuum cleaner brand also try their hand at fridges – and they’ve done a very good job of it.

As well as looking sleek, it’s also WiFi enabled, meaning the app allows you to monitor energy usage, receive alert messages and view the status of the appliance remotely. How futuristic.

Get it from Argos for £487.99

3. Beko Fridge Freezer, £339

It looks very similar to some kitchen designs so may blend in well

A fancy fridge that isn’t grey, you get a lot of freezer space with this one, offering 50/50 each of fridge freezer.

The light inside it is especially luminous, making it very easy to see what you’ve got in, and thanks to it having Beko Freezer Guard to help control temperatures even in conditions as low as -15C, this is a great option for the garage.

Picking it up from Currys also saves you a few extra quid, as the retailer will give you £20 to recycle your old one. Ideal.

Get it from Currys for £339

4. Smeg 70/30 Fridge Freezer, £1,123

We’ve always wanted a fridge like this – but it’s not very practical

If you don’t need a lot of freezing space, this is the perfect offering for you. With reams of chilled shelves for all your drinks, fresh vegetables and that all important cheese, and a teeny tiny freezer area for ice cream and ice cubes.

Certainly not one for everyone, but this incredibly attractive Smeg fridge freezer is some people’s heaven, and others’ nightmare.

Get it from John Lewis for £1,123

5. CDA freestanding Fridge Freezer, £539

You can change this one to be however you like

If you like to customise your equipment, this is the fridge freezer for you, offering plenty of shelf levels and reversible doors.

There’s also some pretty handy additions, with the fridge letting off a sound if you leave the door open for more than two minutes, as well as a Super Cool and Super Freeze function for chilling/freezing large quantities of food as quickly as possible. And who could forget the all important cold water dispenser.

Get it from Amazon for £539

6. Samsung American Fridge Freezer, £749.99

Samsung have made theirs with special circulating air technology

Hate the hassle of putting the things you want coldest at the back of the fridge, then forgetting you have them/struggling to get them back out again?

This Samsung offering conquers this age old issue, with special all-around cooling technology, that circulates cool air around the fridge to make sure that items on every shelf are evenly chilled.

Get it from Argos for £749.99

7. Samsung Large American Fridge Freezer, £1499.99

You get serious amounts of space with this one

This jumbo fridge freezer might be a two in one, but that doesn’t mean it’s anywhere near lacking in space. The twin showcase door gives you easy access to everyday items, as well as that all important drinks dispenser.

Separate air flows mean that there’s a precise measuring system, as well as a quiet Digital Inverter Compressor that saves energy by varying its power according to the cooling needed. Plus there’s a massive £470 discount on it right now.

Get it from Argos for £1499.99 (was £1969.99)

8. Samsung Family Hub Smart Fridge Freezer, £1819.99

The future of fridges

The best fridge freezer for smart homes (and big wallets), this is no average fridge freezer. The futuristic design sees a bank of three internal cameras and a huge 21.5in, 1080p touchscreen plastered to the door, that you can also link to your smartphones.

You can note down the best before dates on items in the fridge too, although as soon as you move anything out of the place where you marked it, the best before date will be lost. A slight flaw, but nonetheless, a still incredibly impressive fridge – if you can afford it.

Get it from John Lewis for £1819.99

9. Whirlpool Supreme Fridge Freezer, £1,019

Stylish and wifi enabled, letting you change its settings from the supermarket

If you want something stylish, this black number might be just the thing you’re looking for, keeping all your food and drink nicely fresh, without cramping your kitchen’s style.

But everyone knows it’s what’s on the inside that counts, with this fridge freezer also wifi-connected, so you can activate the fast-cool and fast-freeze functions at the supermarket, ready for when you get home with your shopping. And it still has a decent energy rating too.

Get it from Amazon for £1,019

10. Zanussi Fridge Freezer, £355.75

It’s very cheap

If you don’t have a grand to splash on a new fridge freezer, Zanussi have a pretty decent one for under £400, and the brand are fairly well known for their reliability, so you know it will last you a good few years.

At 55cm wide, it also fits into a much smaller space than usual, this is great for those with low ceilings, yet still providing enough freezer space for that all important ice cream, as well as the obligatory pack of frozen peas.

Get it from Buy Wise Appliances for £355.74

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