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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique fridges rating which considers: 360 US prices • 11,000 expert & user reviews • 2,600 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1

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Hisense RL170D4BC2

64 Reviews

$205.44

Freestanding
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137L
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845mm
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555mm
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$190
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#2

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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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$450
Over 10 years
Jan 2013
#3

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Magic Chef MCAR320B2

7 Reviews

$169.99

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
#4

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LEC L5511B

148 Reviews

$214.70

Freestanding
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133L
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845mm
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553mm
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$240
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#5

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Avanti AR17T1B

$146.46

Freestanding
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48.13L
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501.65mm
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457.2mm
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$480
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
#6

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Fridgemaster MUR4892MB

613 Reviews

$307.90

Freestanding
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91L
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842mm
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475mm
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$240
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
#7

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LEC R5010W

$170.26

Freestanding
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100L
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845mm
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501mm
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$340
Over 10 years
Jul 2013
#8

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Avanti RM24T1B

$133.20

Freestanding
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56.62L
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628.65mm
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469.9mm
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$480
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
#9

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Neff K1545X8

$579.17

(Unknown)
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221L
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1,221mm
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541mm
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$220
Over 10 years
Aug 2013
#10

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Avanti AR2416B

$207.98

Freestanding
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62.3L
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641mm
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476mm
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$400
Over 10 years
Sep 2013
#11

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Neff KI1413D40

$965.61

Freestanding
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211L
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1,221mm
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558mm
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$140
Over 10 years
Apr 2015
#12

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AEG SKB51021AS

$641.04

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181L
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1,021mm
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540mm
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$210
Over 10 years
Jan 2017
#13

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Neff KI8513D40

$1,143.12

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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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$170
Over 10 years
Dec 2015
#14

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Whirlpool SW8AM2

$725.52

Freestanding
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363L
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1,875mm
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595mm
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$240
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
#15

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Beko LXSP1545W

$308.17

Freestanding
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252L
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1,457mm
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545mm
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$280
Over 10 years
Dec 2015
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Whirlpool ARG18083A1

$768.53

(Unknown)
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318L
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1,771mm
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540mm
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$240
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#17

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Zanussi ZBA15021SV

$321.01

Freestanding
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146L
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873mm
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540mm
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$260
Over 10 years
Sep 2014
#18

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Liebherr GKv 5790

$1,199.99

Freestanding
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583L
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1,864mm
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750mm
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$970
Over 10 years
Jul 2014
#19

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AEG SKB8181VDC

$770.45

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310L
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1,770mm
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560mm
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$310
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#20

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Gorenje ORB153

$640.77

Freestanding
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254L
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1,540mm
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600mm
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$400
Over 10 years
Oct 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 91%.

Rank Brand Number of Fridges Price Range Average Rating
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Liebherr Fridges 177 $1,200 - $1,200
91%
115 reviews
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Whirlpool Fridges 56 $717 - $759
89%
2 reviews
#3
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Bosch Fridges 124
87%
841 reviews
#4
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AEG Fridges 140 $638 - $761
87%
266 reviews
#5
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Samsung Fridges 45
83%
109 reviews
#6
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Neff Fridges 61 $577 - $1,139
81%
233 reviews
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Amica Fridges 32
80%
7 reviews
#8
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Gorenje Fridges 71 $633 - $633
79%
42 reviews
#9
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Hotpoint Fridges 51
78%
759 reviews
#10
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Smeg Fridges 56
78%
13 reviews
#11
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Beko Fridges 48 $304 - $304
78%
1,508 reviews
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Miele Fridges 58
77%
170 reviews
#13
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Hisense Fridges 25 $203 - $203
77%
290 reviews
#14
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Candy Fridges 29
75%
53 reviews
#15
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Indesit Fridges 33
75%
297 reviews
#16
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Zanussi Fridges 43 $317 - $317
75%
185 reviews
#17
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Hoover Fridges 20
71%
81 reviews
#18
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Essentials Fridges 22
65%
751 reviews
#19 Exquisit Fridges 42
#20
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Bauknecht Fridges 29
#21
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Dometic Fridges 32
#22
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Siemens Fridges 120
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Electrolux Fridges 50
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Iceking Fridges 20

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$579.17
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$513.63
$66 cheaper
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$641.04
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MCAR320B2
$169.99
$471 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Newer by nine
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LEC
R5010
$170.26
$35 cheaper
Better brand
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RL170D4BC2
$205.44
Better Kagoo
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newer
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are appreciably
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ORB153
$640.77
$128 cheaper
Better brand
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Arg18083
$768.53
Better Kagoo
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40% cheaper to
run over five
years
17% bigger
fridge capacity
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LEC
L5511
$214.70
Better brand
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L255B
$192.60
$22 cheaper
Two years newer
$2 cheaper to
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Avanti
AR2416B
$207.98
$113 cheaper
Better brand
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Zanussi
ZBA15021S
$321.01
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 13
months
83.7L bigger
fridge capacity
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Liebherr
GKv 5790
$1,199.99
Better brand
Bigger fridge
capacity
VS
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Hisense
RL170D4BC2
$205.44
$995 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Two years newer
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Neff
KI8513D40
$1,143.12
$5,644 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Monogram
ZIPP360NHSS
$6,786.80
Newer by three
years
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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

Refrigerator Prices

The price range of fridges is from $101 to $6,787 and in total we found prices for 28 fridges. On average, a new fridge costs $651 and 80% of refrigerators are priced between $146 and $962. The most expensive refrigerator that we found is the Monogram ZIPP360NHSS at $6,787, and the cheapest is the Igenix IG3711BL at only $101.

Fridge Brands - Price Range

Monogram refrigerators range in price from $6,787 to $6,787, and the highest average fridge price out of all brands is Monogram refrigerators with an average price of $6,787.

Liebherr fridges range in price from $1,200 to $1,200, and the average price of Liebherr fridges is $1,200 which is the second highest average price of all refrigerator brands.

Neff fridges start at $577 and their most expensive refrigerator costs $1,139. The average price of Neff fridges is $892 which is the third highest average price of all refrigerator brands.

Refrigerator Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 3 expert reviews and 9,672 user reviews for fridges and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of refrigerator. The top rated fridge brand is Liebherr with an average rating of 91%. The second best brand is Whirlpool with 89% and the third best brand is Bosch with 87%.

Biggest Fridge Retailers

The biggest fridge retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 38 current fridge offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Walmart with 4 offers. That means eBay is over 9 times bigger than Walmart when it comes to fridges.

When Are Most New Fridges Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any obvious trend in the release month for new refrigerators. Last year most new refrigerators were released in March, with 60 new refrigerators released that month. Also the biggest month in 2017 for new fridge releases was March, with 71 new fridges released that month. In October 2016, 119 new fridges were released making it the biggest month that year for new fridge releases.

How Fast Do Fridge Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, refrigerators drop in price by 7% on average.

That means that on a typical refrigerator costing $651 you could save on average $45 by waiting 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 popular case design amongst new fridges. We found 1,095 fridges that are freestanding refrigerators. We found 75 refrigerators that are integrated refrigerators, making this 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.

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 Monogram ZIPP360NHSS, which is priced at $6,786.80, has the biggest fridge net capacity and is a 1,400L capacity refrigerator. The Igenix IG3711BL, which can be purchased for $101.47, has the smallest fridge net capacity and is a 47L capacity refrigerator.

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 Monogram ZIPP360NHSS, which is available at $6,786.80, has the tallest height and is a 2,133mm high fridge. The Igenix IG3711BL, which is on sale for $101.47, has the shortest height and is a 470mm high fridge.

Widths

The widths of refrigerators range from 260mm to 1,430mm. The Monogram ZIPP360NHSS, which is on sale for $6,786.80, has the widest width and is a 914mm wide fridge. 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.

We found 813 fridges that have an energy efficiency rating of A+, which makes this the most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new fridges. A++ is the second most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new fridges. We found 598 fridges that have an energy efficiency rating of A++.

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 fridges. For each retailer it shows the total number of fridges where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying fridges. 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. 30 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 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. 78.9% of their refrigerator prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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