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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every fridge on the market in the US to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 2,300 fridges, 631 reviews and 651 prices. Last updated 19 September 2017.

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#1 Igenix IG3711

IG3711
A very highly rated and very economical to run 47L capacity fridge, with a reasonable price and good features
94
Reviews
28 Reviews
81
Value for Money
Excellent
76
Features
Good Features
84
Running Costs
$210 / 10 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
47L
Undercounter
470mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
440mm
Oct 2015
Width
Release Date
eBay $619.00
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$109.65

#1 LEC R50052W

R50052W
A classic and affordable 46L capacity fridge, with great features and very low running costs
97
Reviews
100 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
87
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Running Costs
$203 / 10 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
46L
Free­standing
492mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
472mm
Jul 2013
Width
Release Date
eBay $109.65
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$173.90

#3 Avanti AR2416B

AR2416B
A low cost and fully featured 62.3L capacity refrigerator, with low running costs
96
Value for Money
Excellent
87
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Running Costs
$369 / 10 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent
62.3L
Free­standing
641mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
476mm
Sep 2013
Width
Release Date
Amazon US $173.90
A J Madison $212.86
Appliances Connection $277.00
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$101.17
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#4 Curtis FR100

FR100
A good spec and breathtakingly cheap 50L capacity refrigerator
95
Value for Money
Excellent
71
Features
Good Features
70
Overall Score
Very Good
50L
Free­standing
472mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
444mm
May 2013
Width
Release Date
eBay $101.17
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$172.99

#5 Curtis Igloo 4.6 CuFt Fridge FR464

Igloo 4.6 CuFt Fridge FR464
A good spec and excellent value for money 130L capacity refrigerator
91
Value for Money
Excellent
69
Features
Good Features
67
Overall Score
Good
130L
Free­standing
520mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
513mm
Sep 2016
Width
Release Date
Newegg US $172.99
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$483.28
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#6 AEG SKB58831AS

SKB58831AS
A good spec and astoundingly economical to run 142L capacity refrigerator, but representing only middle of the road value for money
67
Value for Money
Good
69
Features
Good Features
96
Running Costs
$122 / 10 Years
66
Overall Score
Good
142L
Built-in
873mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
540mm
Feb 2017
Width
Release Date
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$504.78
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#7 Gorenje R6152B

R6152B
A cheap and very economical to run 302L capacity refrigerator, with good features
71
Value for Money
Very Good
69
Features
Good Features
82
Running Costs
$207 / 10 Years
65
Overall Score
Good
302L
Free­standing
1,450mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
600mm
Oct 2013
Width
Release Date
eBay $504.78
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$289.95

#8 Avanti RM24216B

RM24216B
A good spec and affordable 68L capacity refrigerator, with OK running costs
84
Value for Money
Excellent
68
Features
Good Features
45
Running Costs
$430 / 10 Years
65
Overall Score
Good
68L
Free­standing
641.35mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
438.15mm
Apr 2014
Width
Release Date
Amazon US $289.95
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$211.51

#9 Avanti SHP1799CAD‑IS

SHP1799CAD-IS
A good spec and low cost 48.1L capacity fridge, with OK running costs
79
Value for Money
Very Good
67
Features
Good Features
42
Running Costs
$515 / 10 Years
62
Overall Score
Good
48.1L
Free­standing
508mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
431.8mm
Oct 2014
Width
Release Date
Walmart $211.51
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$698.37

#10 Gorenje R6193LB

R6193LB
A good spec and very economical to run freestanding fridge, with one of the biggest fridge net capacities around but representing only moderate value for money
53
Value for Money
Average
66
Features
Good Features
94
Running Costs
$145 / 10 Years
60
Overall Score
Good
368L
Free­standing
1,850mm
Fridge Net Capacity
Case Design
Height
600mm
May 2016
Width
Release Date
eBay $698.37
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Fridge Brands

Find out how fridge brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their fridges. Click on a link to compare all fridges made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of Fridges Price Range Average Rating
AEG logo AEG Fridges 21 $424 - $1,233
Other brands Other Fridge Brands 37 $90 - $4,999

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.

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

We currently list 21 refrigerators ranging from $99 to $4,999. The average price of a new refrigerator is $831 and the 80% of refrigerators are priced between $107 and $1,599. The Thermador T30IR800SP is the most expensive fridge that we found at $4,999, and the Avanti SHP1700W is the cheapest at only $100.

Fridge Brands - Price Range

The highest average fridge price out of all brands is Thermador fridges with an average price of $4,999. Thermador fridges range in price from $4,999 to $4,999.

The second highest average fridge price out of all brands is Smeg fridges with an average price of $1,999. Smeg fridges range in price from $1,999 to $1,999.

Frigidaire fridges start at $1,599 and the most expensive Frigidaire refrigerator costs $1,599. The average price of Frigidaire fridges is $1,599 which is the third highest average price of all refrigerator brands.

Fridge Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 2 expert reviews and 495 user reviews for fridges from across the internet and used this information to determine the average rating for each brand of refrigerator. The top three fridge brands are CDA, Zanussi and Beko. CDA has an average rating of 95%, Zanussi has an average rating of 93% and Beko has an average rating of 91%.

Biggest Fridge Retailers

We found 12 current offers for refrigerators from eBay making it the biggest fridge retailer. That is more than twice as big as the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 5 current offers for refrigerators. The third biggest retailer is Walmart with 3 current fridge offers.

When Are Most New Fridges Released?

We couldn't see any evident pattern in the release dates for new fridges over the last 3 years. December was the biggest month in 2016 for new fridges, with 44 new fridges released that month. In 2015 most new refrigerators were released in July, with 78 new refrigerators released that month. 102 new fridges were released in February 2014 making it the biggest month that year for new fridge releases.

How Fast Do Refrigerator Prices Drop After Release?

New refrigerators drop in price by an average of 18% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. On a typical new refrigerator costing $831, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $146.

Fridge Net Capacities

This is the total usable (net) capacity of the fridge, measured in litres.

The fridge net capacities of fridges range from 15L to 572L. The fridge net capacities of the majority of refrigerators range from 140L to 190L. The FrigidaireFPRU19F8RF, which is priced at $1,599.20, has the biggest fridge net capacity and is a 526L capacity fridge. The FrigidaireFPRU19F8RF, which is priced at $107.14, has the smallest fridge net capacity and is a 46L capacity fridge.

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

Case Designs

We found 329 fridges that are freestanding fridges, which makes this the most common case design amongst new fridges. Built-in is the second most frequently found case design amongst new refrigerators. We found 313 refrigerators that are built-in refrigerators.

Heights

The heights of refrigerators range from 370mm to 2,130mm. The ThermadorT30IR800SP has the tallest height. This fridge is a 2,127mm high fridge and can be purchased for $4,999.00. The ThermadorT30IR800SP, which can be purchased for $596.00, has the shortest height and is a 470mm high fridge.

Widths

Across the range of refrigerators, the widths range from 361mm to 1,250mm. The FrigidaireFPRU19F8RF, which is available at $1,599.20, has the widest width and is an 812.8mm wide refrigerator. The refrigerator with the narrowest width is the FrigidaireFPRU19F8RF, which is a 431.8mm wide refrigerator and is on sale for $212.57.

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.

Amongst new fridges, the most frequently found energy efficiency rating is A+. We found 303 fridges that have an energy efficiency rating of A+. We found 300 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.

Biggest Fridge Retailers

We found 12 current offers for refrigerators from eBay making it the biggest refrigerator retailer. That is more than twice as big as the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 5 current offers for refrigerators. The third biggest retailer is Walmart with 3 current refrigerator offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Fridges?

The cheapest retailer by number of refrigerator for which they offer the cheapest price is v with the cheapest price on 11 fridges.

Proportion of Fridges for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest refrigerator prices (found to be cheapest for 91.7% of its refrigerators).

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