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Compare the Best FridgesJuly 2020

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Igenix IG3711

78 Reviews

$132.45

Integrated
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47L
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470mm
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440mm
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(Unknown)
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$220
Over 10 years
Oct 2015
#2

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Avanti AR17T1B

$148.05

Freestanding
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48.13L
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501.65mm
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457.2mm
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$450
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
#3

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Avanti SHP1700W

29 Reviews

$126.46

Freestanding
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198L
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514.35mm
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431.8mm
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$430
Over 10 years
Jan 2013
#4

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Magic Chef MCAR170B2

5 Reviews

$141.78

Freestanding
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48.14L
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510.5mm
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449.6mm
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(Unknown)
Oct 2017
#5

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Avanti RM24T1B

$176.39

Freestanding
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56.62L
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628.65mm
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469.9mm
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$460
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
#6

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Whirlpool ARG146ALA

$452.83

Freestanding
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146L
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815mm
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596mm
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$230
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#7

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Magic Chef MCAR320B2

7 Reviews

$184.49

Freestanding
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90L
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848.36mm
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474.98mm
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(Unknown)
Oct 2017
#8

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Whirlpool ARG18083A

$717.19

Integrated
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318L
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1,771mm
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540mm
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$230
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#9

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AEG SKB68821AF

$582.70

Integrated
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137L
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873mm
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556mm
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$190
Over 10 years
Jan 2017
#10

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Neff KI8513D40

$1,194.06

Integrated
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222L
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1,397mm
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558mm
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(Unknown)
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$160
Over 10 years
Dec 2015
#11

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Whirlpool SW8AM2

$717.82

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363L
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1,875mm
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595mm
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$230
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
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AEG SKE81226ZF

$921.38

Integrated
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130L
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1,219mm
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556mm
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$230
Over 10 years
Jan 2017
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Gorenje ORB153BLL

$637.08

Freestanding
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254L
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1,540mm
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600mm
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$380
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#14

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Zanussi ZQA12430DV

$624.51

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93L
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815mm
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596mm
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$340
Over 10 years
Jun 2020
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Haier HC32SA42SW

$125.00

Freestanding
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90.6L
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800.1mm
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444.5mm
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$480
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
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Galanz GL35BK

$104.99

Freestanding
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99L
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535mm
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485mm
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(Unknown)
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Oct 2017

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What Are The Best Fridge Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every fridge and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated fridge brand is Liebherr with an average rating of 91%.

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Liebherr Fridges 184
91%
116 reviews
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Whirlpool Fridges 57 $448 - $709
89%
2 reviews
#3
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Bosch Fridges 126
87%
833 reviews
#4
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AEG Fridges 145 $585 - $910
87%
267 reviews
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Neff Fridges 64
81%
235 reviews
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Smeg Fridges 54
81%
18 reviews
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Amica Fridges 33
80%
7 reviews
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Gorenje Fridges 71 $630 - $630
79%
49 reviews
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Beko Fridges 52
78%
1,533 reviews
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Hotpoint Fridges 50
78%
758 reviews
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Samsung Fridges 44
78%
356 reviews
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Miele Fridges 55
78%
138 reviews
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Hisense Fridges 25
76%
290 reviews
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Zanussi Fridges 45 $620 - $620
75%
189 reviews
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Candy Fridges 29
75%
65 reviews
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Indesit Fridges 31
74%
297 reviews
#17
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Hoover Fridges 22
72%
81 reviews
#18
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Essentials Fridges 22
64%
712 reviews
#19 Exquisit Fridges 43
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Electrolux Fridges 51
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Dometic Fridges 32
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Bauknecht Fridges 29
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Siemens Fridges 124
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Iceking Fridges 24

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Avanti
SHP1700W
$126.46
Better brand
A bit better
user reviews
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overall reviews
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Igenix
IG3711
$132.45
Better Kagoo
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newer
$210 cheaper to
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AR17T1B
$148.05
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HC32SA42SW
$125.00
$23 cheaper
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AR2416B
$339.02
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HC32SA42SW
$125.00
$214 cheaper
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Galanz
GL35BK
$104.99
$80 cheaper
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MCAR320B2
$184.49
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$582.70
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$452.83
$130 cheaper
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MCAR320B2
$184.49
$268 cheaper
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ARG 146
$452.83
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SHP1700W
$126.46
$58 cheaper
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MCAR320B2
$184.49
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KI8513D40
$1,194.06
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$717.19
$477 cheaper
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SKB68821AF
$582.70
$134 cheaper
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$717.19
Better Kagoo
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$339.02
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$104.99
$234 cheaper
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$176.39
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$141.78
$35 cheaper
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SW8AM2
$717.82
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Gorenje
ORB153
$637.08
$81 cheaper
Superior energy
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Zanussi
ZQA12430D
$624.51
$93 cheaper
Better brand
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Whirlpool
SW8AM2
$717.82
Newer by five
years
Better Kagoo
Score
A lot bigger
fridge capacity
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Galanz
GL35BK
$104.99
$37 cheaper
A lot bigger
fridge capacity
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Magic Chef
MCAR170B2
$141.78
Better brand
Better Kagoo
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Avanti
AR2416B
$339.02
$379 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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Whirlpool
SW8AM2
$717.82
Newer by three
years
A lot bigger
fridge capacity
41% cheaper to
run over five
years
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Zanussi
ZQA12430D
$624.51
$93 cheaper
Better brand
Newer by four
years
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Whirlpool
SW8AM2
$717.82
Better Kagoo
Score
Bigger fridge
capacity
£150 cheaper
to run over
five years
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AEG
SKB68821AF
$582.70
$54 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £250 over
five years
Better brand
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Gorenje
ORB153
$637.08
Better Kagoo
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Superior energy
efficiency
rating
Bigger fridge
capacity
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AEG
SKE81226ZF
$921.38
Better brand
Newer by three
months
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Whirlpool
Arg18083
$717.19
$204 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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188L bigger
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Avanti
AR17T1B
$148.05
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
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MCAR170B2
$141.78
13 months newer
1% bigger
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IG3711
$132.45
$16 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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AR17T1B
$148.05
Better brand
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is the difference between 'net' and 'gross' capacity?
AYou see 2 capacities used for fridges and freezers - gross capacity refers to the total inside capacity of the appliance, while net capacity is the total *usable* capacity, after discounting the volume taken up by shelves, plastic moulding, etc.
QWhat is the average noise level of a fridge?
AThe average noise of a fridge is around 40Db, making it very quiet indeed, and hardly noticeable, even in a quiet kitchen.
QWhat is a 'No Frost' system?
AA 'No Frost' system reduces the humidity in the fridge, and automatically defrosts from time to time. This means there is little or no ice buildup inside the fridge.
QWhat is a 'Multi Airflow' system?
AThis is a system that ensures an even distribution cold air around all parts of the fridge. The air passes through an air filtration system before being recirculated, which removes unwanted odours to prevent odour contamination of other foods in fridge.

Fridge Buying Guide

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Capacity

A dedicated refrigerator without freezer can often give you larger fridge storage capacity than even a substantial American style fridge freezer. The largest stand alone fridges have up to 400 litres of internal storage capacity. That's enough to store two supermarket trolleys full of food.

Another great advantage of a dedicated fridge is that they often have matching dedicated freezers. Placing the two side by side can create a combined fridge and freezer capacity big enough for even very large families. Just look out for fridges that have reversible doors which will let you create a fridge freezer combination with both doors opening our from the middle.

Moisture Control

Different types of food are best stored at different levels of humidity. Meat and fish are best stored in dry conditions, preserving the natural juices in the meat. Fruit and vegetables are better preserved in more humid conditions, with fruit best stored in semi humid conditions and vegetables best stored in fairly humid conditions.

Many fridges have moisture control compartments which allow you to vary the compartment's humidity level to suit the type of food that is stored inside. This will keep your food tasting fresher for longer.

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Shelves

Budget and small refrigerators sometimes come with wire shelves. Whilst these are economical and can be useful for storing bottles and cans, they provide no drip protection if food from one shelf leaks and drips on to the shelf below. Premium fridges come with glass shelves which stop drips and are easy to clean.

Some fridges have folding shelves which fold away to allow you to store tall items like bottles. Others have pull out shelves which slide partially out of the fridge to make it easier to reach items at the back.

Other Features To Consider

Water Dispensers: Some fridges come with built in filtered water dispensers. Unlike American style fridge freezers, often fridge only water dispensers are simple in door reservoirs that you fill manually. This completely avoids the needs for a plumbed water connection.

The water reservoir normally contains a water filter which gives you access to cool filtered water without needing to open the fridge door. Look for models with a child lock on the water dispenser to prevent small hands playing and making a mess.

LED Lighting: Bright LED interior lights make it easy to see everything in your fridge. LED lights are also use very little energy and create very little heat, making them ideal for maintaining a constant temperature inside the fridge.

Great Design: Why not make your fridge the centerpiece of your kitchen with an icon fridge design? The fridge doesn't have to be the boring box in the corner and there are a number of unique fridge designs available, especially from Smeg.

Multi Airflow System: Some premium fridges use a multi airflow system to ensure an even distribution cold air around all parts of the fridge. These systems work by circulating air which often passes through an air filtration system before being recirculated. The air filter removes unwanted odours to prevent odour contamination of other foods in fridge.

Rapid Cooling: Rapid cooling is a feature that allows you to temporarily increase the cooling rate of the fridge so that it cools new items more quickly. This is ideal for those times when you bring home a big shop from the supermarket.

Fridge Retailers, Prices and Features

Fridge Prices

Fridges range in price from $104 to $910 and in total we found prices for 18 fridges. The average price of a new refrigerator is $411 and the 80% of fridges are priced between $126 and $709. The Galanz GL35BK is the cheapest fridge at only $105, and AEG SKE81226ZF is the most expensive at $910.

Refrigerator Brands - Price Range

AEG refrigerators range in price from $585 to $910, and the average price of AEG refrigerators is $694 which is the highest average price of all refrigerator brands.

The second highest average fridge price out of all brands is Gorenje refrigerators with an average price of $630. Gorenje refrigerators range in price from $630 to $630.

The average price of Whirlpool refrigerators is $622 which is the third highest average price of all refrigerator brands. Whirlpool refrigerators start at $448 and their most expensive refrigerator costs $709.

Refrigerator Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 7 expert reviews and 9,900 user reviews for refrigerators and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of refrigerator. Liebherr is the top rated refrigerator brand with an average rating of 91%. Whirlpool is the second best brand with 89% and Bosch is the third best brand with 87%.

Biggest Refrigerator Retailers

We found 27 current offers for refrigerators from eBay making it the biggest fridge retailer. That is over 6 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Walmart for whom we found 4 current offers for refrigerators.

When Are Most New Fridges Released?

January to March is the most common period for new fridges to be released in. For the latest refrigerator features you may be best waiting until January 2021. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current fridges tend to drop off when the next models are released. The biggest month in 2019 for new refrigerator releases was January, with eight new fridges released that month. In March 2018, 59 new refrigerators were released making it the biggest month that year for new refrigerator releases. In 2017 most new fridges were released in March as well, with 64 new fridges released that month.

How Fast Do Refrigerator Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, refrigerators drop in price by 6%.

A typical new fridge costs on average $411. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $26.

Case Designs

The case design shows whether the fridge is freestanding, or designed to be built into fixtures.

We found 1,130 refrigerators that are freestanding fridges, which makes this the most popular case design amongst new refrigerators. We found 782 refrigerators that are integrated fridges, making integrated the second most popular case design amongst new refrigerators.

Fridge Net Capacities

'Fridge Net Capacity' is the total usable (net) capacity of the fridge, measured in litres.

Across the range of fridges, the fridge net capacities range from 12L to 1,400L. The fridge net capacities of the majority of refrigerators range from 100L to 140L. The Whirlpool SW8AM2, which is available at $709.32, has the biggest fridge net capacity and is a 363L capacity refrigerator. The fridge with the smallest fridge net capacity is the Igenix IG3711, which is a 47L capacity refrigerator and is on sale for $130.88.

A higher capacity means that more food can be stored in the fridge at a time.

Heights

The heights of refrigerators range from 370mm to 2,150mm. The Whirlpool SW8AM2, which currently retails for $709.32, has the tallest height and is a 1,875mm high fridge. The Igenix IG3711, which can be purchased for $130.88, has the shortest height and is a 470mm high refrigerator.

Widths

Across the range of fridges, the widths range from 260mm to 1,430mm. The refrigerator with the widest width is the Gorenje ORB153C, which is a 600mm wide fridge and is priced at $629.53. The Avanti SHP1700W, which can be purchased for $126.46, has the narrowest width and is a 431.8mm wide fridge.

Energy Efficiency of Fridges

The Energy Efficiency Class of a fridge shows how well it uses energy, and how much is unnecessarily wasted. Products are ranked from G to A++ in terms of how little energy they use compared to the norm.

A+ is the most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new fridges. We found 841 fridges that have an energy efficiency rating of A+. We found 624 refrigerators that have an energy efficiency rating of A++, making A++ the second most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new refrigerators.

A fridge with a better energy efficiency rating will consume less energy whenever they are used, saving you money and making them better for the environment.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Fridges?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying refrigerators. For each retailer it shows the total number of refrigerators where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying refrigerators. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 20 of their refrigerator prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Fridges for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for refrigerators by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of fridge prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's fridge prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 74.1% of their fridge prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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