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Compare the Best FridgesOctober 2020

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Igenix IG3711BL

32 Reviews

$111.87

Integrated
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47L
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470mm
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440mm
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$170
Over 10 years
Oct 2015
#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 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
#4

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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
#8

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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
#6

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Avanti AR2416B

 

$227.98

Freestanding
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62.3L
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641mm
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476mm
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$300
Over 10 years
Sep 2013
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AEG SKE81226ZF

 

$932.59

Integrated
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130L
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1,219mm
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556mm
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$180
Over 10 years
Jan 2017
#12

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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
#14

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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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$370
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
#16

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Iceking RL111AP2

 

$119.00

Freestanding
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92L
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850mm
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480mm
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$170
Over 10 years
Sep 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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(Unknown)
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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 186
87%
47 reviews
#2
Bosch Fridges 131
87%
225 reviews
#3
AEG Fridges 147 $935 - $935
85%
130 reviews
#4
Samsung Fridges 44
80%
16 reviews
#5
Amica Fridges 34
80%
6 reviews
#6
Beko Fridges 61
79%
150 reviews
#7
Hisense Fridges 25
79%
19 reviews
#8
Neff Fridges 71
78%
82 reviews
#9
Zanussi Fridges 45
74%
156 reviews
#10
Candy Fridges 29
74%
8 reviews
#11
Hotpoint Fridges 48
73%
161 reviews
#12
Miele Fridges 53 $1,699 - $1,699
73%
29 reviews
#13
Hoover Fridges 23
72%
81 reviews
#14
Indesit Fridges 30
71%
66 reviews
#15
Gorenje Fridges 71 $632 - $739
71%
18 reviews
#16
Essentials Fridges 28
66%
407 reviews
#17
Smeg Fridges 49
58%
3 reviews
#18
Electrolux Fridges 51
#19
Whirlpool Fridges 57 $431 - $431
#20 Exquisit Fridges 43
#21
Dometic Fridges 33 $109 - $32
#22
Bauknecht Fridges 29
#23
Siemens Fridges 126
#24
Iceking Fridges 24 $109 - $119

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$111.29
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$126.46
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$111.29
$15 cheaper
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AR2416B
$227.98
$1,471 cheaper
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$1,699.00
$200 cheaper to
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AR2416B
$227.98
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GL35BK
$80.00
$148 cheaper
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AR17T1B
$147.58
$1,551 cheaper
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K31222Ui
$1,699.00
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by $270 over
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A lot bigger
fridge capacity
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AR2416B
$227.98
Better Kagoo
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$100 cheaper to
run over five
years
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HC32SA42SW
$125.00
$103 cheaper
Newer by two
years
Bigger fridge
capacity
Avanti
SHP1700W
$126.46
Better Kagoo
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36% bigger
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$125.00
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$125.00
$59 cheaper
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$184.49
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$31.99
$94 cheaper
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RM24T1B
$183.94
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HC32SA42SW
$125.00
$59 cheaper
33.98L bigger
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AR17T1B
$147.58
$37 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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$184.49
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32% bigger
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Avanti
RM24T1B
$183.94
Better Kagoo
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MCAR320B2
$184.49
13 months newer
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 refrigerators is from $31 to $4,899 and in total we found prices for 17 refrigerators. A new fridge costs on average $633 and 80% of refrigerators are priced between $88 and $935. The Thermador T30IR800SP is the most expensive fridge that we found at $4,899, and the Dometic RM2350 is the cheapest at only $32.

Refrigerator Brands - Price Range

The average price of Thermador refrigerators is $4,899 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 Miele refrigerators is $1,699 which is the second highest average price of all fridge brands. Miele refrigerators start at $1,699 and their most expensive fridge costs $1,699.

AEG fridges start at $935 and their most expensive refrigerator costs $935. The third highest average refrigerator price out of all brands is AEG fridges with an average price of $935.

Refrigerator Brands - Average Ratings

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

Biggest Fridge Retailers

The biggest refrigerator retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 15 current refrigerator offers from eBay.

When Are Most New Refrigerators Released?

March to April is the most common period for new fridges to be released in. For the latest fridge technology you may be best waiting until March 2021. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current refrigerators cheaper in March once the latest models have been released. The biggest month in 2019 for new refrigerator releases was April, with 40 new fridges released that month. In March 2018, 58 new refrigerators were released making it the biggest month that year for new refrigerator releases. In 2017 most new refrigerators were released in March as well, with 62 new refrigerators released that month.

How Fast Do Fridge Prices Drop After Release?

New refrigerators drop in price by an average of 6% in the first 6 months after they were first released.

That means that on a typical refrigerator costing $633 you could save on average $36 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Case Designs

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

The most frequently found case design amongst new refrigerators is freestanding. We found 1,158 refrigerators that are freestanding fridges. We found 797 refrigerators that are integrated fridges, making this the second most frequently found case design amongst new refrigerators.

Fridge Net Capacities

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

Comparing all 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 Thermador T30IR800SP, which is available at $4,899.00, has the biggest fridge net capacity and is a 487L capacity refrigerator. The Igenix IG3711BL, which can be purchased for $111.29, has the smallest fridge net capacity and is a 47L capacity fridge.

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

Heights

Comparing all refrigerators, the heights range from 370mm to 2,160mm. The refrigerator with the tallest height is the Thermador T30IR800SP, which is a 2,127mm high refrigerator and is available at $4,899.00. The Igenix IG3711BL, which is priced at $111.29, has the shortest height and is a 470mm high refrigerator.

Widths

The widths of fridges range from 260mm to 1,430mm. The Thermador T30IR800SP, which sells for $4,899.00, has the widest width and is a 755mm wide fridge. The Avanti SHP1700W, which is available at $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 common energy efficiency rating amongst new fridges. We found 870 fridges that have an energy efficiency rating of A+. We found 646 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 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. 12 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 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. 80% of their fridge prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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