In this guide we’ll look at the best fridges.
We’ve compared capacity, energy efficiency, noise rating and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What is the Best Fridge?
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Russell Hobbs Under Counter Freestanding Fridge Review
The Russell Hobbs Under Counter Fridge is our top recommendation for the best under counter fridge. With a net capacity of 112L, this fridge is perfect for kitchens that are tight on space. It fits neatly under any kitchen worktop, with the white and black finishes perfectly complementing any kitchen decor.
With an A+ energy rating, this fridge can store your food without causing your energy bill to skyrocket. It comes with door racks, removable shelves and a reversible door so it can be customised to suit your food storage needs. It also operates at a low noise level.
The Russell Hobbs Under Counter Fridge is our top recommendation for the best small fridge. Whether you need extra food storage or you simply lack the kitchen space for a full size fridge, this model is a reliable choice.
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Cookology Freestanding Undercounter Larder Fridge Review
The Cookology Freestanding Undercounter Larder Fridge is a sleek and stylish kitchen fridge. This 55cm wide fridge is built with reliability, energy efficiency and style in mind. It slots neatly into any style of kitchen.
With an energy rating of A+, this fridge is the perfect choice if you’re on a tight budget. It has an impressive 130L capacity, complete with strong glass shelves, a salad drawer and door shelves.
If you’re looking for a reliable and compact under counter fridge with a surprising amount of interior space, look no further than the Cookology Freestanding Larder Fridge!
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Hotpoint Wide Under Counter Freestanding Fridge Review
The Hotpoint Wide Under Counter Freestanding Fridge is another neat and compact fridge, built to utilise often wasted under counter space in your kitchen.
At just 59cm across, this fridge is perfect for small kitchens. It boasts a surprisingly large 146L capacity, while the bottle shelf, dairy compartment, egg tray and split shelf make it easy to organise your produce. The A+ rating makes it an energy efficient addition to your kitchen, and the grey finish adds an elegant touch.
If you’re searching for an energy efficient and minimalist under counter fridge with ample interior storage, the Hotpoint Under Counter Fridge is our top recommendation.
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Subcold Eco100 LED Under-Counter Fridge Review
The Subcold Eco100 Fridge is perfect for storing a range of cold foods. This fridge boasts advanced compressor cooling technology with an adjustable temperature range from 2 to 10 degrees. Select the temperature based on what you’re storing; whether that’s wine, beer, milk or anything else!
This fridge boasts a high density foam mould with a sturdy black door. It has a 97L capacity and a low 42db noise output which makes it perfect for small kitchens or bedrooms, while the A+ energy rating won’t dramatically increase your electricity bill.
With 3 removable glass shelves, an internal LED light and even a security lock and key, this mini refrigerator is a reliable choice.
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Fridgemaster Freestanding Under Counter Fridge Review
The Fridgemaster Freestanding Under Counter Fridge is a great quality and compact fridge, suitable for small kitchens. With an energy class A+, this fridge is energy efficient and great value. It has a handy 102L capacity.
This larder fridge comes with adjustable interior shelves and door racks so you can have your food perfectly organised. At just 49cm across, it’s perfect for areas that lack space, while the construction is long lasting and sturdy.
If you’re looking for a tall but narrow kitchen fridge with great interior storage and shelves, the Fridgemaster 102L Fridge is the one for you.
Fridge Buyer’s Guide
No kitchen should be without a reliable fridge, and while double door American style fridges are great if you have an enormous space to work with, they’re not so practical for the average UK home!
Whether you need a little extra storage alongside your standard fridge, or you live in a flat with a small kitchen, you should have no trouble finding the best fridge for your space. Not sure what to look for? Check out this buyer’s guide.
If you’re looking for a fridge to store a week’s worth of food, you’ll need a bit more space. Under counter fridges are shorter, more compact and have a capacity around 100L and above. Standard fridges can have a capacity of over 400L.
Before purchasing a fridge, measure the space you have available. A fridge that’s too large in a space too small will make the area look even smaller.
All larder fridges have auto defrost so you won’t need to manually defrost your food. Other handy features include adjustable shelves, egg trays and door storage. These can help you make the most of your fridge space.
Larder fridges don’t have reversible doors as standard, but this is a convenient feature if you have an awkward shaped kitchen.
If you can’t bear the constant whir of the fridge during the day or at night, look for a fridge that runs at under 45db. Bedroom fridges should also have a low noise output.
Larder and mini fridges aren’t renowned for their energy efficiency. If you’re worried about your electricity bill, look for a fridge with an energy rating of A or A+.
What temperature should a fridge be?
The ideal fridge temperature is between 3 and 5 degrees. In the summer, it’s recommended you slightly lower your thermostat to ensure your food is safe from bacteria.
How to clean a fridge?
To start, empty the fridge of all your food. Throw away what is out of date, and wipe down jars, milk bottles and other packaging. You want everything you return to the fridge to be clean.
Remove the shelves and drawers, and spray the inside of the fridge with vinegar and water. Allow this to soak in for a few minutes then wipe clean. Wash the removable shelves with soapy water and dry.
Once the interior, contents and storage have all been thoroughly cleaned, you can put everything back together.
How to get rid of a smell in a fridge?
To get rid of a smell in a fridge, you should first give your fridge a thorough clean. This is often enough to solve the problem.
If the smell lingers, fill a bowl with baking soda and leave it to sit inside your fridge for a few hours. This absorbs smells and, if needed, you can also sprinkle the shelves or wipe down the interior with baking soda and water.
Finally, organise your food into airtight containers with use by dates. Often, open packets and jars can lead to bad smells. Ensure everything in your fridge is sealed and eventually the smell should dissipate.
A fridge will be one of your most important purchases, so it’s worth getting it right the first time! For smaller kitchens, the infinitely stylish and highly practical Russell Hobbs Under Counter Fridge is our top recommendation.