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…

146 listings
Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Mount (E522 FD Series)
4.1 from 90 reviews
Fridge Capacity 360 L
Freezer Capacity 159 L

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

Price from $2,329.00 Billy 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
4.1 from 81 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 $1,799.00 Bing Lee

  • Long-lasting fridge known to last for years

  • Easy to clean

  • Build Quality
    3.7 (26)
  • Value for Money
    3.4 (28)
  • Ease of Use
    4.1 (27)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.6 (27)
  • Noise Level
    3.5 (28)
  • Internal Layout
    4.5 (24)
  • 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
4.0 from 64 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 $1,799.00 Bing Lee

  • Outstanding 4.5-star energy rating

  • Convenient internal layout

  • Build Quality
    3.5 (20)
  • Value for Money
    3.4 (19)
  • Ease of Use
    3.7 (19)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.7 (18)
  • Noise Level
    3.2 (19)
  • Internal Layout
    4.3 (16)
  • 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
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 $1,399.00 Bing Lee

Westinghouse 453L Bottom Mount WBE4500 Series
3.7 from 112 reviews
Fridge Capacity 311 L
Freezer Capacity 142 L

Price (RRP) $1,449.00 to $1,849.00

Price from $1,299.00 Bing Lee

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Electrolux 453L Bottom Mount EBE4507 Series
4.1 from 41 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

Westinghouse 453L Bottom Mount WBE45 Series
3.6 from 116 reviews
Fridge Capacity 311 L
Freezer Capacity 142 L

The Westinghouse 453L Bottom Mount WBE45 Series is ideal for those searching for a fridge that’s compact but still spacious.

Price (RRP) $1,249.00 to $1,899.00

Price from $999.00 Billy Guyatts

Panasonic 407L Bottom Mount

Panasonic 407L Bottom Mount

 · includes 2 listings
4.2 from 28 reviews
Fridge Capacity 273 L
Freezer Capacity 134 L

Price (RRP) $1,399.00 to $1,699.00

Westinghouse 528L Bottom Mount WBE53 Series
3.5 from 84 reviews
Fridge Capacity 361 L
Freezer Capacity 167 L

Price (RRP) $1,699.00 to $2,249.00

Price from $1,299.00 Billy Guyatts

Westinghouse 340L Bottom Mount WBB3400 Series
3.6 from 61 reviews
Fridge Capacity 237 L to 238 L
Freezer Capacity 102 L to 103 L

Price (RRP) $1,049.00 to $1,349.00

Samsung 458L Bottom Mount SRL456LS / SRL459MB / SRL451BLS Series
3.9 from 30 reviews
Fridge Capacity 309 L
Freezer Capacity 149 L

Price (RRP) $1,198.00 to $1,599.00

Price $999.00 Bing Lee

Mitsubishi Electric Bottom Mount MR-CX Series (Inverter)
4.6 from 17 reviews
Fridge Capacity 189 L to 221 L
Freezer Capacity 103 L to 104 L

Price (RRP) $1,649.00 to $1,799.00

Price from $1,099.00 Bing Lee

Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 442L Bottom Mount RF442 Series
4.2 from 22 reviews
Fridge Capacity 307 L
Freezer Capacity 135 L

Price (RRP) $1,699.00 to $1,849.00

Price from $1,599.00 Bing Lee

LG 454L Bottom Mount GB-455 Series

LG 454L Bottom Mount GB-455 Series

 · includes 9 listings
3.8 from 16 reviews
Fridge Capacity 299 L
Freezer Capacity 155 L

Price (RRP) $1,199.00 to $1,559.00

Price from $999.00 Bing Lee

Hisense Bottom Mount HR6BMFF Series

Hisense Bottom Mount HR6BMFF Series

 · includes 3 listings
3.3 from 24 reviews
Fridge Capacity 348 L to 354 L
Freezer Capacity 165 L to 166 L

Price (RRP) $1,399.00 to $1,999.00

Westinghouse 370L Bottom Mount WBB3700 Series
3.2 from 25 reviews
Fridge Capacity 267 L to 268 L
Freezer Capacity 102 L to 103 L

Price (RRP) $1,399.00 to $1,449.00

LG Bottom Mount Door Cooling Series

LG Bottom Mount Door Cooling Series

 · includes 9 listings
3.1 from 22 reviews
Fridge Capacity 212 L to 299 L
Freezer Capacity 123 L to 155 L

Price (RRP) $1,079.00 to $1,559.00

Price from $899.00 Bing Lee

Hisense 453L Bottom Mount

Hisense 453L Bottom Mount

 · includes 3 listings
3.3 from 11 reviews
Fridge Capacity 320 L
Freezer Capacity 133 L

Price (RRP) $1,399.00 to $1,799.00

Kelvinator KBM5302 (528L, Bottom Mount)
2.5 from 15 reviews
Fridge Capacity 347 L
Freezer Capacity 167 L

Price (RRP) $1,549.00 to $1,649.00

Smeg Retro 50's Style FAB32 Series

Smeg Retro 50's Style FAB32 Series

 · includes 14 listings
2.4 from 17 reviews
Fridge Capacity 229 L
Freezer Capacity 75 L

Price (RRP) $3,490.00 to $3,650.00

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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.