Small Fridges

Small FridgesJanuary 2018(Last Updated 16 January 2018)

The best low-capacity fridges, great for individual use or couples
Compare top brands including Liebherr, AEG and Bosch
Every week we rank the best fridges based on features, reviews and price
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19% Price Drop
{Curtis Igloo 4.6 CuFt Fridge FR464
$140.22
Was $173 (17 days ago)
Fridge Net Capacity
130L
Case Design
Free­standing
Height
520mm
17% Price Drop
{Avanti AR2416B
$177.14
Was $213 (4 days ago)
Fridge Net Capacity
62.3L
Case Design
Free­standing
Height
641mm
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Smeg FAB28
Smeg
FAB28
$1,999.00
10% cheaper to
run
VS
Frigidaire FPRU19F8RF
Frigidaire
FPRU19F8RF
$1,799.10
$200 cheaper
304L bigger
fridge net
capacity
Bosch KIR18V20
Bosch
KIR18V20
$476.92
$243 cheaper
Better brand
VS
AEG S73320KDW0
AEG
S73320KDW0
$720.40
52% bigger
fridge net
capacity
£45 cheaper to
run over five
years
Zanussi ZRA21600WA
Zanussi
ZRA21600WA
$479.17
A lot bigger
fridge net
capacity
VS
Zanussi ZBA15040WA
Zanussi
ZBA15040WA
$480.30
Superior energy
efficiency
rating
Cheaper to run
by £82 over
five years
Neff KI1413D40
Neff
KI1413D40
$1,013.78
$86 cheaper
Better brand
36% bigger
fridge net
capacity
VS
AEG SKE88861
AEG
SKE88861
$1,099.73
$34 cheaper to
run over five
years
AEG SKB61221AF
AEG
SKB61221AF
$741.79
Superior energy
efficiency
rating
Cheaper to run
by £63 over
five years
VS
AEG RKB42511AW
AEG
RKB42511AW
$468.26
$274 cheaper
33L bigger
fridge net
capacity
Smeg FAB5RR
Smeg
FAB5RR
$999.00
Better brand
VS
Gorenje R6192FX
Gorenje
R6192FX
$674.22
$325 cheaper
£387 cheaper
to run over
five years
328L bigger
fridge net
capacity
Bosch KSV36AI41
Bosch
KSV36AI41
$1,222.16
A lot bigger
fridge net
capacity
VS
Neff KI1413D40
Neff
KI1413D40
$1,013.78
$208 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £14.10
Gorenje R6152B
Gorenje
R6152B
$565.98
A lot bigger
fridge net
capacity
VS
AEG S71500TSW2
AEG
S71500TSW2
$554.93
$11 cheaper
Better brand
14% cheaper to
run over five
years
Gorenje RI4122AW
Gorenje
RI4122AW
$512.99
21% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
AEG RKB42511AW
AEG
RKB42511AW
$468.26
$45 cheaper
Better brand
18L bigger
fridge net
capacity
Bosch KSV36VW30
Bosch
KSV36VW30
$823.05
Better brand
VS
Gorenje R6193LB
Gorenje
R6193LB
$770.16
$53 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £85 over
five years
Bigger fridge
net capacity
Gorenje RI4182BW
Gorenje
RI4182BW
$661.82
$59 cheaper
A bit bigger
fridge net
capacity
VS
AEG S73320KDW0
AEG
S73320KDW0
$720.40
2% cheaper to
run
Zanussi ZQA12430DA
Zanussi
ZQA12430DA
$612.21
Better brand
VS
AEG RTB91531AW
AEG
RTB91531AW
$560.22
$52 cheaper
66% cheaper to
run over five
years
30% bigger
fridge net
capacity
Gorenje RI5092AW
Gorenje
RI5092AW
$435.20
$45 cheaper
Bigger fridge
net capacity
1% cheaper to
run
VS
Zanussi ZBA15040WA
Zanussi
ZBA15040WA
$480.30
Better brand
Avanti SHP1700W
Avanti
SHP1700W
$119.86
$275 cheaper
Bigger fridge
net capacity
VS
Zanussi ZRG16602WA
Zanussi
ZRG16602WA
$394.62
57% cheaper to
run
Zanussi ZBA15040WA
Zanussi
ZBA15040WA
$480.30
Better brand
Energy
efficiency
rating is
better
26% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
AEG RKB42511AW
AEG
RKB42511AW
$468.26
$12 cheaper
89L bigger
fridge net
capacity
Avanti AR17T1B
Avanti
AR17T1B
$128.36
$30 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by $29 over
five years
VS
Haier HC32SA42SW
Haier
HC32SA42SW
$157.99
A lot bigger
fridge net
capacity
AEG S71500TSW2
AEG
S71500TSW2
$554.93
Bigger fridge
net capacity
VS
AEG SKB58831AS
AEG
SKB58831AS
$533.54
$21 cheaper
31% cheaper to
run over five
years
Gorenje RI4102AW
Gorenje
RI4102AW
$519.76
30L bigger
fridge net
capacity
VS
AEG RTB71521AW
AEG
RTB71521AW
$443.50
$76 cheaper
Better brand
Energy
efficiency
rating is
better
AEG S71500TSW2
AEG
S71500TSW2
$554.93
$105 cheaper
7% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
AEG SKB51021AS
AEG
SKB51021AS
$659.61
16% bigger
fridge net
capacity
AEG S71500TSW2
AEG
S71500TSW2
$554.93
$86 cheaper
$19 cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
AEG SKE61221
AEG
SKE61221
$640.48
Bigger fridge
net capacity

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.