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Compare the Best FridgesApril 2021

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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique fridges rating which considers: 15,000 expert & user reviews • 2,800 product comparisons • 42 industry awards • Score breakdown
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Igenix logo

Igenix IG3711BL

106 Reviews

$116.69

Integrated
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47L
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470mm
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440mm
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$180
Over 10 years
Oct 2015
#2

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Avanti SHP1700W

35 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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$350
Over 10 years
Jan 2013
#3

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Igenix IG6711

30 Reviews
No Frost system
No Frost system

$151.02

Freestanding
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46L
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510mm
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440mm
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$180
Over 10 years
Dec 2018
#4

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Magic Chef MCAR320B2

15 Reviews
Reversible doors  Adjustable feet 
Reversible doors
Adjustable feet

$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
#5

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Miele K31222UI

 

$1,699.00

Integrated
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135L
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818mm
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597mm
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$150
Over 10 years
Apr 2018
#6

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Avanti AR17T1B

 

$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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$370
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
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Igenix IG3920

76 Reviews

$205.94

Freestanding
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94L
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851mm
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480mm
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$250
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
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Avanti RM24T1B

 

$196.25

Freestanding
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56.62L
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628.65mm
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469.9mm
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$370
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
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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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$390
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
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Galanz GL35BK

 

$130.00

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99L
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535mm
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485mm
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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 93%.

Rank Brand Number of Fridges Price Range Average Rating
#1
Liebherr Fridges 190
93%
150 reviews
#2
Whirlpool Fridges 58
89%
2 reviews
#3
Bosch Fridges 136
88%
859 reviews
#4
AEG Fridges 149
86%
278 reviews
#5
Neff Fridges 76
83%
245 reviews
#6
Beko Fridges 64
81%
2,853 reviews
#7
Samsung Fridges 45
80%
151 reviews
#8
Smeg Fridges 55
80%
52 reviews
#9
Amica Fridges 34
80%
7 reviews
#10
Gorenje Fridges 71
80%
57 reviews
#11
Miele Fridges 53 $1,699 - $1,699
80%
151 reviews
#12
Hotpoint Fridges 54
79%
789 reviews
#13
Hisense Fridges 29
77%
462 reviews
#14
Zanussi Fridges 47
77%
255 reviews
#15
Indesit Fridges 33
75%
355 reviews
#16
Candy Fridges 30
75%
78 reviews
#17
Hoover Fridges 24
73%
81 reviews
#18
Essentials Fridges 29
66%
887 reviews
#19 Exquisit Fridges 43
#20
Electrolux Fridges 51
#21
Dometic Fridges 33
#22
Bauknecht Fridges 29
#23
Siemens Fridges 132
#24
Iceking Fridges 24

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$125.00
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$147.58
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$126.46
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$130.00
$66 cheaper
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$125.00
$59 cheaper
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$184.49
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$130.00
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$184.49
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$184.49
$1,515 cheaper
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$1,699.00
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25% bigger
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AR17T1B
$147.58
$37 cheaper
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MCAR320B2
$184.49
13 months newer
32% bigger
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MCAR320B2
$184.49
33% bigger
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IG6711
$151.56
$33 cheaper
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$196.25
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$184.49
$12 cheaper
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$126.46
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RM24T1B
$196.25
16% bigger
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$151.56
$45 cheaper
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K31222Ui
$1,699.00
Better Kagoo
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$206.68
$1,492 cheaper
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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

Refrigerators range in price from $117 to $1,699 and in total we found prices for 10 refrigerators. The average price of a new refrigerator is $309 and the 80% of fridges are priced between $125 and $206. The cheapest fridge that we found is the Igenix IG3711BL at only $117, and the most expensive is the Miele K31222UI at $1,699.

Refrigerator Brands - Price Range

The highest average refrigerator price out of all brands is Miele refrigerators with an average price of $1,699. Miele refrigerators range in price from $1,699 to $1,699.

Magic Chef refrigerators start at $184 and their most expensive refrigerator costs $184. The average price of Magic Chef refrigerators is $184 which is the second highest average price of all refrigerator brands.

The average price of Avanti refrigerators is $159 which is the third highest average price of all fridge brands. Avanti refrigerators start at $126 and their most expensive fridge costs $204.

Fridge Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 8 expert reviews and 12,941 user reviews for refrigerators and used this information to determine the average rating for each brand of refrigerator. The top three fridge brands are Liebherr, Whirlpool and Bosch. Liebherr has an average rating of 93%, Whirlpool has an average rating of 89% and Bosch has an average rating of 88%.

Biggest Refrigerator Retailers

The biggest refrigerator retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 7 current refrigerator offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Overstock with 3 offers. That means eBay is more than twice as big as Overstock when it comes to fridges. A J Madison is the third biggest retailer with 1 current offers.

When Are Most New Refrigerators Released?

April to June is the most common period for new refrigerators to be released in. That means that most of the latest fridge technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. The biggest month in 2020 for new refrigerator releases was June, with 27 new refrigerators released that month. April was the biggest month in 2019 for new fridges, with 40 new fridges released that month. In March 2018, 55 new refrigerators were released making it the biggest month that year for new refrigerator releases.

How Fast Do Fridge Prices Drop After Release?

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

That means that on a typical refrigerator costing $309 you could save on average $17 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Case Designs

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

We found 1,165 fridges that are freestanding refrigerators, which makes this the most popular case design amongst new fridges. Integrated is the second most frequently found case design amongst new refrigerators. We found 825 refrigerators that are integrated refrigerators.

Fridge Net Capacities

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

Across the range of refrigerators, the fridge net capacities range from 12L to 1,400L. The fridge net capacities of the majority of fridges range from 100L to 140L. The refrigerator with the biggest fridge net capacity is the Avanti SHP1700W, which is a 198L capacity refrigerator and sells for $126.46. The refrigerator with the smallest fridge net capacity is the Igenix IG6711, which is a 46L capacity refrigerator and is available at $151.64.

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

Heights

Across the range of refrigerators, the heights range from 1218 x 559mm to 2,160mm. The Igenix IG3920, which is available at $205.94, has the tallest height and is an 851mm high refrigerator. The fridge with the shortest height is the Igenix IG3711BL, which is a 470mm high fridge and sells for $117.18.

Widths

Comparing all refrigerators, the widths range from 1430 x 550mm to 1,840mm. The Miele K31222UI, which is on sale for $1,699.00, has the widest width and is a 597mm wide refrigerator. The fridge with the narrowest width is the Avanti SHP1700W, which is a 431.8mm wide fridge and is on sale 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.

The most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new refrigerators is A+. We found 922 refrigerators that have an energy efficiency rating of A+. We found 672 fridges that have an energy efficiency rating of A++, making A++ the second most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new fridges.

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 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. 7 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 refrigerators by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of refrigerator prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's refrigerator prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 100% of their refrigerator prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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