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Best Fridge Freezer 2016: Best 60cm and side-by-side fridge freezers


The fridge freezer is a kitchen essential, so it's worth getting a good one. Our best fridge freezer round-up splits them into two sections: the best 60cm fridge freezers and the best side-by-side fridge freezers.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional 60cm fridge freezer or a larger side-by-side or French door fridge freezer, this round-up has all bases covered. There are pricey fridge freezers and cheap fridge freezers that deliver performance at a reasonable price.

There are a lot more areas to consider than type and style, too. We’ve also sized up storage capacity, running costs, noise, consistency, insulation, humidity and extras, such as water dispensers and additional drawers.

Click the ‘Next’ arrow above or browse the list below to view our favourites, or read on find out how we test fridge freezers.

Best 60cm Fridge Freezers

TrustedReviews Editor’s Pick – Haier A2FE635CFJ

Best for Fridge Space – Samsung RL60GZEIH

Best for Freezer Space – Miele KFN12924SD-1

Best Under £350 – Hitachi R-B360ERU4V

Best Retro Fridge Freezer – Servis C60185NF

Best American-style Fridge Freezers

TrustedReviews Editor’s Pick – Samsung RH57H90507F Food ShowCase

Best Cheap American-style Fridge Freezer – Beko ASD241

Best French Door Fridge Freezer – Samsung RF24FSEDBSR

SEE ALSO: The Best American-style Fridge Freezers Round-up

This Week's Best Fridge Freezer Deals

Miele KFN12924SD-1 at Amazon.co.uk | Was £779 | Now £750

Servis C60185NF at Amazon.co.uk | Was £699 | Now £569

How we test fridge freezers

We put all fridge freezers through the same meticulous tests to ensure that real-life performance actually matches the claims.

After a 48-hour bedding in procedure, during which we plumb in any water cooling/ice making features and allow temperatures to settle, we load up the fridge freezers with a set amount of food and water in both the fridge and freezer sections. We then track temperatures in multiple areas of each section through the next 48 hours, holding the doors open at regular intervals to simulate typical usage.

For every 10 litres of claimed space in the fridge compartment, we load each unit with 0.5kg of food and for each 10 litres of space in the freezer we add 1kg of food. We also add a 2-litre open container of water to the freezer, in which we embed a temperature probe.

Along the way we also track total power usage and noise levels. Finally, we simulate a power cut by turning the fridge freezer off for three hours and tracking the subsequent temperature rise, which indicates how well-insulated the unit is.

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