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Fridge and Freezer review 2016

Most times people actually get confused when it comes to choosing a fridge to buy while some do not even bother to ask ,  instead they go to a shop and choose any one that entices their eyes. Some people check out weekly or seasonal sales and go for the cheapest deal. On the other hand, some people really sit and think about what they need the fridge or freezer for before considering any available option.

One thing to know is that fridge or freezer is an essential appliance in every home. Can you think of a home that has no fridge or freezer? The answer is no! Fridge or freezers are one of the home appliances that last for years and beyond generation.


Most fridges which are chosen because they are cheap sometimes do not serve the purpose which they were intended for. There are so many factors to consider when buying a fridge or buying a freezer.
In other to make the buying decision easy for my fans, I have decided to devote this website to review of fridges and review of freezers alone!

Why have I thought that this would be useful for other readers?

Here are few reasons:
It happened that my second-hand fridge does not freeze foods to my desired temperature so its necessary to get me a new fridge. I have always wanted to save electricity in my home as much as can but switching of my bulbs when they are not in use, using my washing machines and dish washers at mid night when electricity costs lower and minding the way I use my heaters. Of course these are necessary steps to be taken to ensure low electricity usage. At the end of every month, my electric bill was still higher than I presumed, what is the cause of this? My double compartment fridge!

This is an old fridge which takes more electricity than I expected. what does this mean? Price and beauty are not the only things to consider when buying a fridge, so in every part of this website, I shall review different tips concerning each fridge or freezer.

To enable my fans get all the necessary information regarding a particular Fridge or freezer, I shall also add prices and their sources so you can always see the current cost your dream fridge or freezer even during sales. Before one think of buying a fridge, the following points need to be considered.

1) How much does a new fridge cost?

The prices of refrigerators vary according to type as well as model. However, the average price of a new fridge with full specification ranges from $900-$8,000. Certain factors can influence the cost of a fridge. These include:

  • Consideration of storage Space:

    Larger refrigerators (Standard sizes) take up a lot of space and are usually more expensive because of the additional features therein.

  • Layout of Interior:

    Refrigerators that come with removable shelves as well as door bins that can be lifted, balanced or totally removed to make room for enough space/storage usually come at a higher price than other ones without these features. Some refrigerators also come with either glass or wire racks/shelves; making it more expensive.

  • Freezer Compartments:

    Refrigerators with freezer compartments are usually seen as a combination of both fridge and freezer. This makes it come at a higher cost than those with only either freezer or fridge compartment alone.

  • Portability:

    In terms of portability, mini fridges are easy to carry about. They are far cheaper than standard size refrigerators because they do not come with all the luxurious features as there are in standard size refrigerators.

  • Locking door:

    Most refrigerators now come with locking doors to give users enough privacy over their stored content. In buying, one needs to check very well and make the choice of buying the refrigerator with a locking door; although in some cases, the price might be a little higher than without locking door.

  • Door Bins and Adjustable Shelves:

    This feature gives you room to store more contents in your refrigerator. It can be adjusted to create more space to fit your storage needs.

  • Power Consumption:

    It is important to check the energy efficiency of refrigerators before purchasing. Highly efficient refrigerators will help you cut down on your electricity bills and save more money.

  • Lighting: 

    It is advisable to choose refrigerators with lighting feature. This illuminates the refrigerator to give you a clear vision in dark environment or at night.

2) How much does it cost to run a refrigerator?

The average annual cost (in terms of maintenance) of running a refrigerator ranges from $120-$140. However, having a good idea of how much it costs to run your refrigerator will help you save and cut down on your spending on electricity bills. Usually, energy consumption is measured in KWh (Kilowatt hours) and are usually written in figures on the refrigerator labels for you to check before buying. A typical refrigerator operates on a running cost of 10.65 cents per KWh. This means that for every 1 hr your refrigerator works, you spend 10.65 cents. So, be sure to check this number very carefully and compare it with others; the lower it is, the cheaper the running cost.

3) How much energy does a refrigerator / fridge use?

It is one thing to buy a refrigerator. However, one needs to be fully aware of the energy usage of the refrigerator. Knowledge of this will help you chose more energy efficient refrigerators. Energy consumption helps in determines the cost of running your refrigerator. Energy efficient refrigerators use less energy; and thus, the lesser the energy usage, the lesser the operation cost.

Some freezers and fridges are rated from A+ to B. Refrigerators with A+ rating are the best in terms of energy efficiency. Others are rated from1 to 6 stars. The more stars it has, the more energy efficient which implies lower the running costs. Don’t be surprised when you see some models with 7 to 10 stars. These are known as Super-efficient models can with the extra stars displayed as a crown on the top of their label. So the next time you go to buy a refrigerator, look out for this rating on the label and compare very well before buying.

TOP 5 CHEAP AND ENERGY EFFICIENT FRIDGES

Nothing compares to buying cheap but highly energy effecient fridges. Here are top 5 categories of fridges.

 BUILT IN FRIDGE

AEG SCS51810S1 50-50 Integrated Fridge Freezer

This fridge freezer has an A+ energy rating and at the same time, frost-free and less costly. With a width of 54cm, this unit was built with space consideration in mind. It’s capacity is perfect. It comes with 1year Warranty. It comes with a sleek-style layout with three glass shelves made of glass. Its reversible door with storage feature offers you more storage options. The freezer compartment has 4 drawers also. This item comes with 1 year Manufacturer’s Warranty.

Indesit IB7030A1D 70-30 Integrated Fridge Freezer

The product has lots of space of space for you to store your fresh foods including a specific salad crisper compartment. This product has a width of 54cm and an A+ Energy Efficiency rating. It has anti-bacterial seal to help prevent the growth of bacteria.

LEC 444443382 INT50FF 50-50 Frost Free Integrated Fridge Freezer

This product has a dimension of 1800mm X  540mm X 537mm; with fridge capacity of 162 litres and a Freezer compartment with a capacity of 63 litres. The freezer shelf has a single flap.

There are three (3) freezer shelves and drawers. It has an A+ Energy Rating.. It is frost-free and the door is reversible. It comes with 3 years warranty inclusive of parts and labour.

CDA FW951 Frost Free 50-50 Integrated Fridge Freezer

This unit has LED light, temperature warning light and a super-cool function. It has door alarm and three (3) in-door balconies. It is frost free and comes with three (3) glass shelves. It features salad crisper that is humidity controlled. It has an A+ Energy Efficiency and a width of 55.5cm

Beko BC50FC 50-50 Frost Free Integrated Fridge Freezer

This product has an A+ energy rating. It is frost free and has a fridge capacity of 156 Litres while the freezer compartment has a 74 Litre capacity. Its Width is 54cm.

COLOURED FRIDGE

Smeg C7280FP Integrated In-column 70-30 Fridge Freezer

This 54 cm Smeg has a unique and contemporary style. It comes in assorted colors and designs. It comes with an A+ energy efficiency rating with 1 year warranty inclusive of labour. Fridge capacity is 75 Litres while freezer capacity is 202 Litres. It has low noise. It has a reversible door.

Candy CSC1365WE 136x54cm Freestanding Fridge Freezer – White

This product has a dimension of 136cm by 54cm by 58cm. It is A+ energy rated. Its freezer drawers and commodity rack are transparent. It features a salad crisper with curved edge. The glass shelves are resistant to spills.

liebherr ICBN3366 Biofresh Integrated Fridge Freezer

This fridge ferrzer is has a width of 54cm. It is highly energy efficient. It is rated A+ energy efficient. It is frost free.

Beko Fridge Freezers

Beko Fridge Freezers are frost free feature. They offer excellent temperature stability. It has a width of 54cm and is rated A+ Energy efficient. With this product, you will save massively on your electricity bills.

Zanussi ZBB24430SA 70-30 Integrated Fridge Freezer

This Zanussi Fridge Freezer is ideal individuals and homes. It features two freezer compartments. It has low noise emission (64 dB). This unit has a width of 54cm and has an A+ energy efficiency rating. It offers excellent fridge and freezer stability. It is highly reliable.

 

FRENCH DOOR FRIDGE

Haier HB22FWRSSAA 522L Frost Free American-style 4-door Fridge Freezer With Ice Maker And Water Dispenser Stainless Steel

It has an A+ energy efficiency rating. This product is transparent. You can see through it to check on your refrigerated or frozen items. You need not worry about spills. The bottle holder is reliable and strong enough to hold your bottles firmly while it gets chilled. It has a Width of 91cm. It also features an Ice and Water dispenser for your convenience

Samsung RFG23UERS1 G-series 3-door Large Capacity Freestanding Fridge Freezer – Real Stainless Steel

This unit helps you store more items/foods. It has an excellent wall insulation technology to keep your food safe with at its optimum temperature.    This unit lets you enjoy so much at just the touch of a button. It also features Ice and Water Dispenser .This 90.8cm width unit has a flexible shelving system to allow for even greater storage.

Stoves FD90 Stainless Steel Four-door Fridge Freezer

This 911mm wide fridge freezer has a total capacity of 570 Litres. It is frost free with an A+ energy efficiency rating. It features a digital system of temperature display. To give you a good view at night, this unit has a full interior lighting. It also features a crisper drawer, bottle rack, door open alarm and diary compartment.

Stoves FD90 Black Four-door Fridge Freezer

It has a width of 911mm. With an A+ energy rating, this product has a gross holding capacity of 570 L. It features a twist ice cube maker, an audible alarm and is CFC free. Another interesting feature of this unit is the inclusion of 5 safety glass shelves.

CDA PC87BL American Style Two Door Two Drawer Freestanding Fridge Freezer – Black

This product has a width of 91.1cm featuring a small fridge. It is highly energy efficient, with an A+ energy rating. It features energy saving and fridge off modes. The temperature control is electronic. It also has a signaling system for door opening. With this product, you are sure of a 5 year warranty.

Smeg UKFL164AP In-column Integrated Fridge

  • A+ Energy Efficiency rated
  • Height (mm):  875 mm
  • width: 54cm
  • Capacity of Freezer compartment:  146 litres
  • Capacity of Fridge compartment:  145 litres

 

Hotpoint HS1622 Integrated Overcounter Fridge

  • A+ energy efficiency rated
  • Average energy consumption of 128KW per year.
  • Capacity: 144L
  • noise level: 40dB
  • Width: 54cm
  • An additional side shelves
  • An egg tray
  • A butter box
  • Salad crisp compartment

 

Zanussi ZRG14800WA 85x60cm Freestanding Under Counter Fridge With Icebox White

  • Total capacity: 119 litres
  • A+ Energy efficiency rated
  • Width: 60 cm
  • Automatic defrost system
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Built-in ice box
  • Adjustable shelf
  • Full-width salad crisper
  • Removable salad drawer and shelf
  • 3 door compartments

GRADE A1 – As new but box opened – Miele K32222i In-column Integrated Fridge

  • Energy efficiency: A++
  • Width: 56cm
  • Anti Bacterial features
  • Capacity: 154 litre
  • Energy consumption: 98 kWh/year
  • Water Dispenser (white)

 

Zanussi ZRG16602WE Under Counter Freestanding Fridge White

  • Energy efficiency:  A++
  • Width: 60cm
  • Capacity of freezer compartment:  155 litres
  • Capacity of fridge compartment:  153 litres
  • Annual energy Consumption: 119 kWh

 

WINE FRIDGE

Bosch KSW30V80GB 120 Bottle Freestanding Wine Cooler Silver

  • Width: 60cm
  • Bottle Capacity-120 bottles
  • Capacity (litres)-360
  • Electronic Controls
  • Defrost: Automatic
  • Door Type-Anti UV Light Smoked Glass Door
  • Warranty : 2years
  • Racks: 9
  • Capacity: 120

 

CDA FWC860BL Tall 126 Bottle Freestanding Wine Cooler Black

  • Capacity: 355 litres
  • Width: 60cm
  • Upper zone: 64 (75cl Bordeaux bottles)
  • Lower zone: 62 (75cl Bordeaux bottles)
  • Display mode: Digital
  • Dimension: 5 x 57.4 x 176.8 cm
  • Shelves: 14 Wooden slide out shelves
  • Door Alarm
  • Annual energy consumption: 225KWh
  • Warranty: 2 years

 

Smeg FAB5RP1 40cm 50s Style Cream Right Hand Hinged Minibar

  • Energy Efficiency Class D
  • Capacity (Gross): 40L
  • Capacity (Net): 32L
  • Width: 404mm
  • Adjustable Shelves: 2
  • Light: Internal LED Light
  • Hinge: Right hand
  • Door Storage: Yes
  • Balcony Shelf:1
  •  Bottle Shelf:1
  • Ice Cube Tray: Yes
  • Noise Level: 29 dB
  • 1 year Warranty

 

Siemens KF18WA42 Integrated Wine Cooler

  • 2 years warranty
  • Dimension: (H)87.4 x (W)53.8 x (D)54.2 cm
  • 32 Maximum Bottle Capacity
  • Width: 538mm
  • Number of Racks: 4
  • Capacity: 32

 

Rangemaster 10180 70-30 Integrated Fridge Freezer

  • Total capacity: 260 litres
  • Larger fridge (than freezer) compartment
  • A+ Energy Efficiency
  • Frost Free Yes
  • Width: 55.5cm

 

Stoves SXS90 Stainless Steel American Fridge Freezer

  • Width: 902mm
  • H x W x D (excluding doors): 1772 x 555 x 540 mm
  • Electronic control
  • Energy efficiency rating A+
  • Total gross capacity: 266 litres
  • Frost free
  • Auto defrost
  • Electronic ‘door open’ and ‘over temperature’ alarm
  • 2 adjustable front feet
  • Reversible hinging
  • 2 crisper compartments
  • 3 drawers
  • Ice tray
  • Net capacity: 63 litres
  • Freezing capacity: 12 kg/24h
  • Ice and Water Dispenser Ice and water dispenser

 

Fridge Freezer

Bosch KGN34VW20G No Frost Freestanding Fridge Freezer White

  • A+ Energy Efficiency
  • Completely frost free
  • Width: 60cm
  • You can control the humidity level
  • Salad crisper drawer

 

Amica FK338.6GWF Freestanding Frost Free Fridge Freezer White

  • A+ Energy Efficiency
  • Reversible doors: Yes
  • Frost Free: Yes
  • Width: 60cm

 

Samsung RB29FWRNDBC 1.78m Tall Freestanding Fridge Freezer With Water Dispenser Gloss Black

  • Fridge / Freezer split‎: ‎60 / 40
  • A+ Energy Efficiency
  • Fridge / Freezer configuration‎: ‎- Fridge t…
  • Annual energy consumption‎: ‎272 KWh
  • Frost Free: Yes
  • Digital Inverter Technology :Yes
  • Width: 59.5cm

 

Samsung RB29FWRNDSA 1.78m Tall Freestanding Fridge Freezer With Water Dispenser Silver

  •  Annual energy: 290kWh
  • Width: 60cm
  • Auto Defrost: Fridge Only
  • A+ Energy Efficiency
  • Controls: Electronic

 

Montpellier MAB365C Retro Freestanding Fridge Freezer Cream

  • Retro Style Fridge Freezer
  • Width: 60cm
  • Freezer Capacity: 81 L
  • Energy Efficiency Class: A+
  • Capacity: 290 L
  • Refrigerator Capacity: 209 L
  • Fridge Shelves: 4
  • 3 Freezer Compartments
  • Dimension: 1837mm x 595mm x 614mm

STAINLESS STEEL FRIDGE

AEG S74010KDX0 Freestanding Fridge With Anti fingerprint Stainless Steel Door

  • A++ Energy Rating
  • 60cm Wide
  • Stainless Steel
  • A++ Energy Efficiency
  • Width: 60cm

 

Hotpoint FFU4DX Quadrio 70cm Wide Frost Free Freestanding Fridge Freezer Stainless Steel

  • A+ Energy Efficiency
  • Frost Free: Yes
  • Air Tech Evolution:Yes
  • LED Display: Yes
  • Food Care Zone (chiller):Yes
  • Super Cool/Super Freeze: Yes
  • Width: 70cm

 

Hisense RB419N4WC1 Freestanding Fridge Freezer Stainless Steel

  • A+ Energy Efficiency
  • Width: 60cm
  • Frost Free Freezer
  • Dimension (cm): 185 x 59.5 x 72.5
  • Shelves (Fridge): 4
  • Compartments (Freezer): 3
  • Reversible Door: Yes

 

Samsung RB31FDRNDSA 1.85m Tall Freestanding Fridge Freezer With Non-plumbed Water Dispenser – Inox Stainless

  •  Energy Efficiency:  A+
  • Gross Fridge Capacity:  213 L
  • Frost Free Yes
  • Gross Freezer Capacity:  118 L
  • Width: 59.5cm
  • Annual Energy Consumption: 280 KWh
  • A+ Energy Efficiency

 

Beko CFP1675DX 175x60cm Frost Free Freestanding Fridge Freezer With Non-plumbed Water Dispenser

  •  Frost Free Freezer
  • A+ Energy Efficiency
  • Width: 60cm
  • Dimension (cm): 175 x 60 x 65
  • Fridge Shelves:3
  • Freezer Compartments: 3
  • Reversible Door: Yes