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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$679 to $18,999
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197 L
Fridge Capacity
126 L
Freezer Capacity
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Based on 1,026 reviews
Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Mount (E522 FD Series)

Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Mount (E522 FD Series) 🏆 2024

4.1  (90)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 360 L
  • Freezer Capacity 159 L
Bharat
BharatVIC20 posts
  Verified E522BRXFDU5
Easy to use, Plenty of space and the Ice maker is pretty awesomeHas plenty of space to organise your groceries etc. the deep freezer is pretty good with 3 trays which all come in handy. I mostly store Flat breads in the middle one. The ice maker is always full and have plenty of ice all the year round. The plumbed function makes it all easy to get filtered and cold water. Show details
Electrolux 529L Bottom Mount EBE53 Series

Electrolux 529L Bottom Mount EBE53 Series

4.0  (72)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 347 L to 362 L
  • Freezer Capacity 167 L
Michael shanahan
Michael shanahan
  529L Bottom Mount EBE5367SC
Junk junkPoor service when needing repairs 3 times still not fixed. Customer service useless can't tell when parts are going in .Would never buy any product they have made .please think twice before buying Show details
Electrolux
Electrolux   DM   
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  • Fridge Capacity 360 L
  • Freezer Capacity 159 L
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$1,899Bing Lee
Perth
PerthPerth7 posts
  Verified RF522BRGX6
Mitsubishi Electric Bottom Mount MR-CX Series (Inverter)

Mitsubishi Electric Bottom Mount MR-CX Series (Inverter) 🏆 2024

4.3  (28)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 189 L to 221 L
  • Freezer Capacity 103 L to 104 L
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Gordon L.
Gordon L.QLD20 posts
  370L Bottom Mount MR-CX370EJ-BST-A2
Electrolux 453L Bottom Mount EBE4507 Series

Electrolux 453L Bottom Mount EBE4507 Series

3.7  (55)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 344 L
  • Freezer Capacity 142 L
Marco S.
Marco S.NSW
  EBE4507SA
Panasonic 407L Bottom Mount

Panasonic 407L Bottom Mount 🏆 2024

4.1  (29)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 273 L
  • Freezer Capacity 134 L
PJ P.
PJ P.QLD2 posts
  NR-BX41BXSAU
Runs at a loud operating noise levelThe fridge keeps everything nice and cold , good outlay but operates at a very noisy sound level. Show details
Panasonic
Panasonic   DM   
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Hi PJ, Have you called our customer service team to perhaps get there opinion to make sure unit is operating as per specification. Thanks

Westinghouse 453L Bottom Mount WBE45 Series

Westinghouse 453L Bottom Mount WBE45 Series

3.3  (133)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 311 L
  • Freezer Capacity 142 L
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Des C
Des CNSW2 posts
  WBE4500
Westinghouse
Westinghouse   DM   
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Westinghouse 340L Bottom Mount WBB3400 Series

Westinghouse 340L Bottom Mount WBB3400 Series

3.5  (63)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 237 L to 238 L
  • Freezer Capacity 85 L to 103 L
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Jana
JanaNSW10 posts
  Verified WBB3400WK
  • Fridge Capacity 309 L
  • Freezer Capacity 149 L
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$1,249Bing Lee
celia
celia
  Verified SRL456LS
Samsung
Samsung   DM   
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Westinghouse 528L Bottom Mount WBE53 Series

Westinghouse 528L Bottom Mount WBE53 Series

3.2  (95)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 361 L
  • Freezer Capacity 167 L
Rae M.
Rae M.VIC5 posts
  528L Bottom Mount WBE5300SC
  • Fridge Capacity 307 L
  • Freezer Capacity 135 L
Stephen
Stephen
  Verified RF442BLPX6
Disaster - don't buyWe bought this fridge freezer in the UK and had it shipped to Spain. Within 1 year the cooling broke down and F&P refused to honour their 5 year warranty as we had moved country. A €500 repair later the fridge was working... for 2 months then it broke down again with the same fault. No cover from F&P or the local authorised repairer. Never again. Show details
LG Bottom Mount Door Cooling Series

LG Bottom Mount Door Cooling Series

3.1  (48)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 212 L to 299 L
  • Freezer Capacity 123 L to 155 L
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Mrs E. Thompson
Mrs E. ThompsonQLD16 posts
  454L Bottom Mount GB-455PL
Looking Good with LGAfter my 37 year old Kelvinator fridge passed wind then died. I bought an LG. Best decision after much research as this fridge really works as intended Show details
Majestic 335L Bottom Mount Retro Fridge

Majestic 335L Bottom Mount Retro Fridge

4.6  (11)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $1,650
  • Household Size 2-3 people
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Fruitbat
FruitbatQLD3 posts
  Verified
Westinghouse 370L Bottom Mount WBB3700 Series

Westinghouse 370L Bottom Mount WBB3700 Series

3.2  (27)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 267 L to 268 L
  • Freezer Capacity 102 L to 103 L
Tel H.
Tel H.VIC
  WBB3700 Series
Hinges cannot be reversedFridge works well. Tried to change fridge and freezer doors to open other way, found hinges are NOT reversible. What do I do now? Disappointed that this was not pointed out when bought. Show details
Hisense 453L Bottom Mount

Hisense 453L Bottom Mount

3.4  (15)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 320 L
  • Freezer Capacity 133 L
Dad55
Dad55VIC45 posts
  HR6BMFF453B
Hisense HRBM483B

Hisense HRBM483B

4.7  (7)
 Summary
  • Household Size 4-5 people
  • Fridge Capacity 344 L
  • Freezer Capacity 139 L
Liam O
Liam OQLD
 
Smeg Retro 50's Style FAB32 Series

Smeg Retro 50's Style FAB32 Series

2.9  (23)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 229 L
  • Freezer Capacity 75 L
Fergus
Fergus4 posts
  FAB32RRDNA1
Panasonic 551L Bottom Mount

Panasonic 551L Bottom Mount

3.5  (11)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 398 L
  • Freezer Capacity 153 L
m wright
m wrightQLD10 posts
  NR-BY55BPSAU
Great Fridge & FreezerHave had this fridge for almost 7 years now not a problem. Iwould recommend this product good value for the money. Show details ·  2
Haier 517L Bottom Mount HRF520 Series

Haier 517L Bottom Mount HRF520 Series

2.0  (34)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 376 L
  • Freezer Capacity 141 L
Emily C.
Emily C.QLD8 posts
  517L Bottom Mount HRF520BHC
Love/Hate itHonestly love the style of this fridge and the space it gives for the price it was but kept breaking down on us first it was a part that needed to be replaced and now it started leaking water from the bottom so we got a refund I'm sad we won't get the same one again because of the problems it caused Show details
Kelvinator KBM5302 (528L, Bottom Mount)

Kelvinator KBM5302 (528L, Bottom Mount)

2.4  (16)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 347 L
  • Freezer Capacity 167 L
James
JamesVIC18 posts
  KBM5302WA
Nice shelves… but terrible fridge. Buy something else!Fridge is very underpowered, and temperature controls are very suspect.

It is a shame as the shelving and cabinetry are great.

But a fridge needs to be a fridge! Show details

Hisense 417L Bottom Mount Fridge HRBM418D

Hisense 417L Bottom Mount Fridge HRBM418D

4.0  (5)
 Summary
  • Household Size 3-4 people
  • Fridge Capacity 302 L
  • Freezer Capacity 115 L
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MargHarry
MargHarryYass10 posts
 
Beko 450L Bottom Mount

Beko 450L Bottom Mount

3.0  (8)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 317 L
  • Freezer Capacity 133 L
Lynne Wild
Lynne WildVictoria5 posts
  450L Bottom Mount
  • Price (RRP) $1,679
  • Household Size 4-5 people
  • Fridge Capacity 299 L
  • Freezer Capacity 155 L
BennyJ
BennyJ2 posts
 
Liebherr SICN Bottom Mount Series

Liebherr SICN Bottom Mount Series

1.8  (18)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 202 L
  • Freezer Capacity 81 L
Mumu
MumuNSW4 posts
  Verified SICN 3066 279L Bottom Mount
Mumu
Mumu  
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We now have the same issue with the other Liebherr now and have contacted Andico, waiting on outcome.

Hitachi Bottom Mount R-B5 Series

Hitachi Bottom Mount R-B5 Series

5.0  (2)
 Summary
XYZ
XYZSouthport20 posts
  R-B500PT6
Beautiful looks and performanceDoors are designed so you do not get fingerprints all over the glass doors, runs quietly, freezer is well designed and the fresh dept in the fridge keeps meat etc cold and fresh - vegetable compartment keeps everything like it had just been put in there. It looks really good, nice clean design - so many great things about it. No regrets, I love it. Show details
Liebherr ECBN Bottom Mount Series

Liebherr ECBN Bottom Mount Series

5.0  (2)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 314 L to 402 L
  • Freezer Capacity 148 L to 183 L
Melbourne_3000
Melbourne_3000VIC122 posts
  Verified 462L
CHiQ 396L Bottom Mount CBM396NW (White)

CHiQ 396L Bottom Mount CBM396NW (White)

3.7  (3)
 Summary
  • Household Size 3-4 people
  • Fridge Capacity 281 L
  • Freezer Capacity 115 L
Jacqui
JacquiTasmania
 
OK for 12 months but thenLove the fridge but unfortunately 2 of the 3 freezer drawers have cracked to the point they are no longer usable. Warranty on these is only 12 months and we've had it for 15 months. Very disappointed as they should last longer than this and should be covered by warranty. Show details
Westinghouse 425L Bottom Mount WBE4302WC (White)

Westinghouse 425L Bottom Mount WBE4302WC (White)

2.4  (5)
 Summary
  • Household Size 3-4 people
  • Fridge Capacity 300 L
  • Freezer Capacity 125 L
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davianni46
davianni46NSW9 posts
 
Never againWestinghouse (WBE4302WC)Fridge kept freezing over, had the technician out 3 times to replace parts and still not fixed. Not anything like the Westinghouse make I can remember. Have contacted them and as yet nothing has been done. The local techie was great to deal with.
CHiQ 432L Bottom Mount Fridge CBM432W

CHiQ 432L Bottom Mount Fridge CBM432W

2.4  (5)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $1,399
  • Household Size 3-4 people
  • Fridge Capacity 293 L
  • Freezer Capacity 139 L
Mick
MickVIC16 posts
 
Garbage don’t botherDon’t bother with this brand terrible product won’t last 19 months is all I got
Bought from smart electrical thomastown didn’t give receipt system was down never sent via email don’t bother Show details
CHiQ 231L Retro Bottom Mount Fridge CRBM228NR

CHiQ 231L Retro Bottom Mount Fridge CRBM228NR

3.3  (3)
 Summary
  • Household Size 1-2 people
  • Fridge Capacity 161 L
  • Freezer Capacity 70 L
Morrie
MorrieSA11 posts
 

bottom mount fridge

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.

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