Best fridge freezers to buy
Keeping all your cold beverages and choice cuts of Argentinean beef in prime consuming condition, we round up the sleekest ice boxes to pile your weekly shopping in.
Best for... Saving money
This Bosch appliance can save you money and make you greener. It consumes just 280kwh of energy which can add up to a £33.60 annual saving compared to lesser fridges. Silver elements in the lining protect against bacteria, and Frost Free technology means you'll never have to attack your freezer with a hairdryer again. Choose between red, black or white doors.
De Dietrich DKA866M FS
De Dietrich's stylish, black, 504-litre behemoth has a compartment for everything. From wine and champagne holders to individually temperature-controlled sections for fruit and veg and a special deli drawer, no detail has been spared; there's even a shelf specifically for ice cream. Touch-sensitive controls and an LCD display complete the achingly desirable package.
Best for...Flat sharers
Hotpoint Combi Quadrio FF4D
Hotpoint takes a different stylistic approach to cooler design. You get a huge, twin 300-litre fridge space, but the freezer is split into two individual 110-litre shelves underneath, making it perfect for flat sharers and a good alternative to labelling all your food with a marker pen. Available in stainless steel and black, it includes a built-in wine rack and salad bins.
Best for...Making a statement
With its floral motif and Swarovski crystal buttons, this is one blinging fridge freezer. Behind the artfully etched doors you'll find an American-sized, 673-litre storage capacity, door-mounted ice maker and a home bar that lets you access chilled beverages without having to open the door. It's not exactly understated, but it will give your kitchen a certain Cribs chic.
Best for...Smaller kitchens
This less extravagant, 325-litre fridge freezer keeps it simple and chic with a stainless steel finish and an LED temperature display. Cool air constantly flows throughout the fridge to keep the temperature even and an antibacterial protection system prevents bacteria from forming on your crudités. You'll also be pleased to learn that it uses an eco-friendly refrigerant.
Best for … Retro chic
There’s a 50s revival going on in kitchens up and down the country, with many breakfast bars beginning to resemble American diners. The Smeg fridge freezer is the ultimate 50s statement piece. Available in orange, lime green, blue, red, pink, or emblazoned with a Union Jack, it’s by no means subtle, but it does have a 315-litre capacity, A+ energy rating and a wine rack.