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Compare the Best FridgesOctober 2020

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Avanti AR17T1B

 
Reversible doors 
Reversible doors

$147.58

Freestanding
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48.13L
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501.65mm
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457.2mm
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$350
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
#2

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Avanti SHP1700W

6 Reviews
Reversible doors 
Reversible doors

$126.46

Freestanding
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198L
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514.35mm
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431.8mm
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$330
Over 10 years
Jan 2013
#3

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Avanti RM24T1B

 
Reversible doors 
Reversible doors

$183.94

Freestanding
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56.62L
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628.65mm
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469.9mm
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$350
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
#4

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Bosch Serie 4 KSV29VW4P

 
Big fridge capacity Six shelves / baskets  Super Cool function
Big fridge capacity
Six shelves / baskets
Super Cool function

$847.86

Freestanding
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290L
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1,610mm
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600mm
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$110
Over 10 years
Mar 2018
#5

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Zanussi ZBA15041SA

 

$498.74

Freestanding
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146L
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873mm
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540mm
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$150
Over 10 years
Jun 2014
#6

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Miele K31222UI

 

$1,699.00

(Unknown)
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135L
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818mm
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597mm
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$140
Over 10 years
Apr 2018
#7

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Gorenje R6193LX

 

$735.75

Freestanding
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368L
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1,850mm
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600mm
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$120
Over 10 years
May 2016
#8

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Avanti AR2416B

 

$213.18

Freestanding
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62.3L
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641mm
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476mm
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$290
Over 10 years
Sep 2013
#9

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Magic Chef MCAR320B2

 

$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
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Zanussi ZQA12430DA

 

$637.46

Integrated
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93L
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815mm
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596mm
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$260
Over 10 years
Jun 2020
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Haier HC32SA42SW

 

$125.00

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90.6L
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800.1mm
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444.5mm
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$370
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
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Thermador T30IR800SP

 

$4,899.00

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487L
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2,127mm
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755mm
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$470
Over 10 years
Jun 2016

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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 87%.

Rank Brand Number of Fridges Price Range Average Rating
#1
Liebherr Fridges 185
87%
47 reviews
#2
Bosch Fridges 126 $848 - $848
86%
225 reviews
#3
AEG Fridges 146 $936 - $936
85%
130 reviews
#4
Samsung Fridges 44
80%
16 reviews
#5
Amica Fridges 34
80%
6 reviews
#6
Beko Fridges 58
79%
150 reviews
#7
Hisense Fridges 25
79%
19 reviews
#8
Neff Fridges 64 $1,019 - $1,019
77%
82 reviews
#9
Zanussi Fridges 45 $499 - $637
74%
156 reviews
#10
Candy Fridges 29
74%
8 reviews
#11
Hotpoint Fridges 50
74%
161 reviews
#12
Miele Fridges 53 $1,699 - $1,699
73%
29 reviews
#13
Hoover Fridges 22
72%
81 reviews
#14
Indesit Fridges 31
72%
66 reviews
#15
Gorenje Fridges 71 $736 - $736
71%
18 reviews
#16
Essentials Fridges 22
64%
407 reviews
#17
Smeg Fridges 49
58%
3 reviews
#18
Electrolux Fridges 51
#19
Whirlpool Fridges 57 $431 - $723
#20 Exquisit Fridges 43
#21
Dometic Fridges 33 $109 - $32
#22
Bauknecht Fridges 29
#23
Siemens Fridges 124
#24
Iceking Fridges 24 $109 - $90

Trending Fridge Comparisons

Avanti
AR17T1B
$147.58
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Newer by eight
months
VS
Haier
HC32SA42SW
$125.00
$23 cheaper
A lot bigger
fridge capacity
Avanti
AR2416B
$213.18
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
$100 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
Haier
HC32SA42SW
$125.00
$88 cheaper
Newer by two
years
Bigger fridge
capacity
Avanti
AR2416B
$213.18
$286 cheaper
Better brand
VS
Zanussi
ZBA15041SA
$498.74
Better Kagoo
Score
$190 cheaper to
run over five
years
37% bigger
fridge capacity
Avanti
SHP1700W
$126.46
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
36% bigger
fridge capacity
VS
Haier
HC32SA42SW
$125.00
Three years
newer
Haier
HC32SA42SW
$125.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Galanz
GL35BK
$80.00
$45 cheaper
20 months newer
Bigger fridge
capacity
Zanussi
ZBA15041SA
$498.74
Better Kagoo
Score
Bigger fridge
capacity
VS
Magic Chef
MCAR320B2
$184.49
$314 cheaper
Newer by three
years
Better brand
Avanti
SHP1700W
$126.46
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
A lot bigger
fridge capacity
VS
Galanz
GL35BK
$80.00
$46 cheaper
Five years
newer
Avanti
AR17T1B
$147.58
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Galanz
GL35BK
$80.00
$68 cheaper
Newer by 13
months
50.87L bigger
fridge capacity
Avanti
AR17T1B
$147.58
$1,551 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Miele
K31222Ui
$1,699.00
Newer by 19
months
Cheaper to run
by $270 over
five years
A lot bigger
fridge capacity
Avanti
AR2416B
$213.18
$1,486 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Miele
K31222Ui
$1,699.00
$200 cheaper to
run over five
years
Newer by five
years
72.7L bigger
fridge capacity
Gorenje
R6193L
$735.75
$963 cheaper
39% bigger
fridge capacity
Higher energy
efficiency
rating
VS
Miele
K31222Ui
$1,699.00
Better Kagoo
Score
23 months newer
Better brand
Avanti
AR2416B
$213.18
Better brand
VS
Magic Chef
MCAR320B2
$184.49
$29 cheaper
Four years
newer
Bigger fridge
capacity
Zanussi
ZBA15041SA
$498.74
58% cheaper to
run over five
years
89.38L bigger
fridge capacity
VS
Avanti
RM24T1B
$183.94
$315 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Two years newer
Avanti
RM24T1B
$183.94
$1,515 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Miele
K31222Ui
$1,699.00
20 months newer
60% cheaper to
run over five
years
Bigger fridge
capacity
Avanti
RM24T1B
$183.94
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
Galanz
GL35BK
$80.00
$104 cheaper
13 months newer
Bigger fridge
capacity
Avanti
AR2416B
$213.18
$424 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Zanussi
ZQA12430D
$637.46
Newer by seven
years
Bigger fridge
capacity
$42 cheaper to
run over five
years
Zanussi
ZQA12430D
$637.46
$210 cheaper
Newer by two
years
Better brand
VS
Bosch
KSV29VW4P
$847.86
Better Kagoo
Score
$200 cheaper to
run over five
years
Bigger fridge
capacity
Zanussi
ZQA12430D
$637.46
$98 cheaper
Four years
newer
VS
Gorenje
R6193L
$735.75
56% cheaper to
run over five
years
Better Kagoo
Score
275L bigger
fridge capacity
Zanussi
ZBA15041SA
$498.74
$349 cheaper
Better brand
VS
Bosch
KSV29VW4P
$847.86
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by four
years
Energy
efficiency
rating is
better
Avanti
AR17T1B
$147.58
$37 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Magic Chef
MCAR320B2
$184.49
One year newer
32% bigger
fridge capacity
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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

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.

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

The price range of fridges is from $31 to $7,995 and in total we found prices for 21 fridges. The average price of a new refrigerator is $1,038 and the 80% of refrigerators are priced between $90 and $1,699. The cheapest refrigerator that we found is the Dometic RM2350 at only $32, and the most expensive is the Frigidaire FPRU19F8RF at $7,995.

Refrigerator Brands - Price Range

Frigidaire fridges start at $7,995 and their most expensive fridge costs $7,995. The average price of Frigidaire fridges is $7,995 which is the highest average price of all fridge brands.

Thermador refrigerators start at $4,899 and their most expensive fridge costs $4,899. The average price of Thermador refrigerators is $4,899 which is the second highest average price of all fridge brands.

The average price of Miele refrigerators is $1,699 which is the third highest average price of all fridge brands. Miele refrigerators range in price from $1,699 to $1,699.

Fridge Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 5 expert reviews and 2,623 user reviews for fridges and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of refrigerator. The top rated fridge brand is Liebherr with an average rating of 87%. The second best brand is Bosch with 86% and the third best brand is AEG with 85%.

Biggest Refrigerator Retailers

We found 14 current offers for refrigerators from eBay making it the biggest refrigerator retailer. That is over 7 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Walmart for whom we found 2 current offers for refrigerators. The third biggest retailer is Appliances Connection with 1 current refrigerator offers.

When Are Most New Refrigerators Released?

Most new refrigerators tend to be released between January and March. For the latest refrigerator features you may want to think about waiting until January 2021. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current refrigerators cheaper in January once the latest models have been released. Last year most new refrigerators were released in January, with 12 new refrigerators released that month. 58 new fridges were released in March 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new refrigerator releases. March was also the biggest month in 2017 for new fridges, with 63 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%.

That means a saving of $58 on a typical $1,038 new fridge if you wait 6 months before buying.

Case Designs

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

Freestanding is the most common case design amongst new fridges. We found 1,133 fridges that are freestanding fridges. Integrated is the second most popular case design amongst new fridges. We found 783 fridges that are integrated refrigerators.

Fridge Net Capacities

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

The fridge net capacities of refrigerators range from 12L to 1,400L. The fridge net capacities of the majority of refrigerators range from 100L to 140L. The Frigidaire FPRU19F8RF, which is on sale for $7,995.00, has the biggest fridge net capacity and is a 526L capacity fridge. The Iceking TL48K, which sells for $89.99, has the smallest fridge net capacity and is a 48L capacity fridge.

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

Heights

Comparing all fridges, the heights range from 370mm to 2,150mm. The Thermador T30IR800SP, which sells for $4,899.00, has the tallest height and is a 2,127mm high fridge. The refrigerator with the shortest height is the Avanti AR17T1B, which is a 501.65mm high refrigerator and is on sale for $147.58.

Widths

Across the range of fridges, the widths range from 260mm to 1,430mm. The Frigidaire FPRU19F8RF, which is on sale for $7,995.00, has the widest width and is an 812.8mm wide fridge. The fridge with the narrowest width is the Avanti SHP1700W, which is a 431.8mm wide refrigerator and currently retails for $126.46.

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.

We found 845 refrigerators that have an energy efficiency rating of A+, which makes A+ the most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new refrigerators. We found 631 refrigerators that have an energy efficiency rating of A++, making this the second most common 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 Refrigerators?

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. 8 of their refrigerator prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Refrigerators for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for fridges 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. 57.1% of their refrigerator prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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