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Best Bottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators

Bottom mount fridges are similar to top mount fridges, except that the freezer compartment sits at the bottom instead of the top. The fridge compartment sits at a convenient eye level, allowing easy access, whereas the freezer sits at the bottom.

Bottom mount fridges are ideal for those who find themselves mainly using their fridge to store fresh food, and only using the freezer to store a few items. Read more…

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Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Mount (E522 FD Series)

Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Mount (E522 FD Series) · includes 16 listings

4.1 from 90 reviews
Fridge Capacity 360 L
Freezer Capacity 159 L

Price (RRP) $1,799.00 to $2,299.00

Price$2,322.00Billy Guyatts

  • Build Quality
    3.7 (3)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (3)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (3)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.7 (3)
  • Noise Level
    4.3 (3)
  • Internal Layout
    4.7 (3)
  • Energy Rating3.5 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 519 L
  • FeaturesIce Dispenser, Water Dispenser, Hatch Door, Door Alarm and Frost Free
  • Colour / FinishEZKleen Stainless Steel and Stainless Steel
  • Handle Type External
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves4
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins2
  • Door Hinge Left and Right
Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer (RF522B Series)
  • Award Winner 2020

Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer (RF522B Series) · includes 9 listings

4.2 from 78 reviews
Fridge Capacity 360 L
Freezer Capacity 159 L

This spacious fridge by Fisher & Paykel is ideal for storing a large grocery shop for the week without racking up an overwhelming energy bill.

Price (RRP) $1,849.00 to $2,199.00

Price from$1,899.00Bing Lee

  • Long-lasting fridge known to last for years

  • Easy to clean

  • Build Quality
    3.9 (23)
  • Value for Money
    3.6 (25)
  • Ease of Use
    4.3 (24)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.8 (24)
  • Noise Level
    3.7 (25)
  • Internal Layout
    4.5 (22)
  • Energy Rating3 star(s) and 3.5 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 519 L
  • FeaturesIce Dispenser, Water Dispenser, Door Alarm and Frost Free
  • Colour / FinishBlack, EZKleen Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel and White
  • Handle Type External and Recessed
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves4
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins2
  • Door Hinge Left and Right
Electrolux 529L Bottom Mount EBE53 Series

Electrolux 529L Bottom Mount EBE53 Series · includes 3 listings

4.0 from 62 reviews
Fridge Capacity 347 L to 362 L
Freezer Capacity 167 L

The Electrolux 529L Bottom Mount EBE53 Series is an energy efficient fridge that will keep costs down while still ensuring that the optimum temperature is maintained.

Price (RRP) $2,199.00 to $2,649.00

Price from$1,799.00Bing Lee

  • Outstanding 4.5-star energy rating

  • Convenient internal layout

  • Build Quality
    3.6 (18)
  • Value for Money
    3.6 (17)
  • Ease of Use
    3.7 (17)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.8 (16)
  • Noise Level
    3.3 (17)
  • Internal Layout
    4.4 (14)
  • Energy Rating4.5 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 528 L to 529 L
  • FeaturesIce Dispenser, Water Dispenser, Door Alarm, Frost Free, Wine Rack and Display Panel
  • Colour / FinishDark Stainless Steel and Stainless Steel
  • Handle Type External
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves3 to 4
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins1
  • Door Hinge Left and Right
Electrolux 529L EBE5307 Series Bottom Mount

Electrolux 529L EBE5307 Series Bottom Mount · includes 5 listings

4.1 from 47 reviews
Fridge Capacity 347 L to 362 L
Freezer Capacity 167 L

Price (RRP) $2,199.00 to $2,449.00

Price$1,399.00Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    3.2 (10)
  • Value for Money
    3.4 (10)
  • Ease of Use
    3.6 (9)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.6 (9)
  • Noise Level
    3.5 (10)
  • Internal Layout
    4.3 (9)
  • Energy Rating4.5 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 528 L to 529 L
  • FeaturesDoor Alarm, Frost Free, Wine Rack and Display Panel
  • Colour / FinishDark Stainless Steel and Stainless Steel
  • Handle Type External
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves3
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins1
  • Door Hinge Left and Right
Electrolux 453L Bottom Mount EBE4507 Series

Electrolux 453L Bottom Mount EBE4507 Series · includes 2 listings

4.2 from 38 reviews
Fridge Capacity 344 L
Freezer Capacity 142 L

Boasting a convenient internal layout that makes organising groceries a breeze, the Electrolux 453L Bottom Mount EBE4507 Series has made keeping food fresh simple.

Price (RRP) $1,399.00 to $2,099.00

  • Eco-friendly 4.5-star energy rating

  • Easy-to-use design

  • Build Quality
    3.9 (8)
  • Value for Money
    3.5 (8)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (8)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.9 (8)
  • Noise Level
    3.4 (8)
  • Internal Layout
    4.5 (6)
  • Energy Rating4.5 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 453 L
  • FeaturesDoor Alarm, Frost Free and Wine Rack
  • Colour / FinishDark Stainless Steel and Stainless Steel
  • Handle Type External
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves3
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins1
  • Door Hinge Left and Right
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Pros and cons of buying a bottom mount fridge

Pros

  • Convenient for those who require easy eye-level access to their fridge
  • Fruit and vegetable crisper, which traditionally sits at the bottom of a fridge, is kept at a higher, easy-to-reach level
  • Ideal for those who mainly use their fridge to store fresh food
  • Capacity caters to a variety of households whether it’s a couple or a family of 5+

Cons

  • Reaching the freezer requires bending and crouching, which may not be suitable for the elderly
  • Not much space for storing frozen foods - may only be able to store a few items depending on how large they are
  • More expensive and less energy efficient than other types of fridges

How many years does a refrigerator usually last?

Depending on the brand you buy and how much you spend, a bottom mount fridge should last around 10 to 20 years. A high end fridge will most likely last up to 20 years.

Is it worth replacing the compressor on a refrigerator?

If the compressor on your refrigerator breaks or malfunctions soon after purchasing your new fridge, then it’s wise to contact the manufacturer or store that you bought the item from and seek out a repair.

Otherwise, if you’ve owned for your fridge for a long period of time, such as 10+ years, and your fridge is past warranty, then it might be best to invest in a new fridge - as the costs of replacing may potentially be close to the cost of buying a new one anyway.

How much is a bottom mount fridge?

Bottom mount fridges cost anywhere from around $800 to $19,000. This price range is significantly more expensive than top mount fridges (which range from $400 to $6000).

Why are bottom mount refrigerators more expensive?

Typically, bottom mount fridges are less energy efficient than other fridges such as top mount fridges. This is because the compressor at the bottom rear of the fridge next to the freezer means more energy is required to keep the freezer cool, meaning that bottom mount fridges have both an exorbitant upfront cost as well as ongoing costs.

Extra features to make life easier

  • Top mount fridge with a water dispenser: for making cool and refreshing drinks on hot summer days
  • 'Smart' functions: top mount smart fridges boast more advanced features than the basic top mount fridge, such as auto temperature control, and a technologically advanced vegetable and fruit crisper compartment
  • Frost free: reduces the amount of mildew and odours

Conclusion

Overall, although bottom mount fridges are convenient and offer useful features, they are pricey. However, they are worthwhile investments if your priority is being able to own a fridge with easy access to the fridge section.