Help and advice

Fridges

Things to consider when choosing your new fridge

Capacity

Fridge capacity is measured in litres, with 18 litres being the equivalent of one bag of shopping. For example, a 150-litre fridge will give you enough room to store 8 shopping bags. Up to 350 litres is ideal for medium-sized households, holding up to 19 shopping bags of food, and anything above that is suitable for larger households.



Sizes and types

Tall fridges traditionally have a large capacity, but will also take up a considerable amount of your kitchen space. Under-counter fridges are tucked under your worktop, saving space while still offering a reasonable capacity.



Storage

Most models come with special compartments for different food types, like a salad crisper, egg tray, and dairy compartment. Some models also have a special compartment for keeping meat and fish at the perfect temperature, and a few have a wine rack as well.



Energy rating

Fridge energy ratings range from A+++ to D, with A+++ being the most energy efficient. You can check the energy rating of your replacement options by comparing their specifications.



Extra features

Some freestanding fridges have air-flow technology that circulates air evenly throughout the fridge. An antibacterial lining will reduce odours and prevent the build-up of mould, and super-cool settings rapidly reduce your fridge temperature to cool your food quicker.