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…

158 listings

Best Bottom Mount Fridge / Refrigerator

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$2,877Billy 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
2nd Best Bottom Mount Fridge / Refrigerator
Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer (RF522B Series)
4.0 from 89 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$2,299Bing Lee

Long-lasting fridge known to last for years
Easy to clean
  • Build Quality
    3.7 (34)
  • Value for Money
    3.5 (35)
  • Ease of Use
    4.2 (34)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.7 (34)
  • Noise Level
    3.5 (36)
  • Internal Layout
    4.4 (32)
  • 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
3.9 from 73 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$2,399Bing Lee

Outstanding 4.5-star energy rating
Convenient internal layout
  • Build Quality
    3.5 (28)
  • Value for Money
    3.3 (27)
  • Ease of Use
    3.8 (26)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.8 (25)
  • Noise Level
    3.4 (25)
  • Internal Layout
    4.4 (22)
  • 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$1,399Bing 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
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$1,299Bing Lee

  • Energy Rating3.5 star(s) and 4.5 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 453 L
  • FeaturesDoor Alarm and Frost Free
  • Colour / FinishDark Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel and White
  • Handle Type Recessed
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves3
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins1
  • Door Hinge Reversible Door Hinge and Right

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Westinghouse 453L Bottom Mount WBE45 Series
3.6 from 120 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$1,599Bing Lee

Compact yet spacious
On the cheaper side
A little noisy
  • Build Quality
    3.1 (23)
  • Value for Money
    2.7 (25)
  • Ease of Use
    3.7 (24)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (21)
  • Noise Level
    2.7 (26)
  • Internal Layout
    3.8 (19)
  • Energy Rating3.5 star(s) and 4.5 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 453 L
  • FeaturesDoor Alarm and Frost Free
  • Colour / FinishDark Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel and White
  • Handle Type External and Recessed
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves3
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins1
  • Door Hinge Reversible Door Hinge and Right
Electrolux 453L Bottom Mount EBE4507 Series
3.8 from 50 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

Price from$2,149Bing Lee

Eco-friendly 4.5-star energy rating
Easy-to-use design
  • Build Quality
    3.0 (15)
  • Value for Money
    3.1 (15)
  • Ease of Use
    3.5 (15)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.5 (15)
  • Noise Level
    3.4 (15)
  • Internal Layout
    4.2 (13)
  • 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
Mitsubishi Electric Bottom Mount MR-CX Series (Inverter)
4.4 from 25 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$1,649Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    4.5 (18)
  • Value for Money
    4.2 (20)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (19)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.6 (18)
  • Noise Level
    4.3 (19)
  • Internal Layout
    4.5 (15)
  • Energy Rating3.5 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 370 L to 402 L
  • FeaturesIce Dispenser, Door Alarm, Frost Free and Foldable/Retractable Shelf
  • Colour / FinishBlack Stainless, Onyx Black, Red, Stainless Steel and White
  • Handle Type Recessed
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves4
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins1
  • Door Hinge Right
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

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    2.5 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (1)
  • Internal Layout
    2.5 (2)
  • Energy Rating3.5 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 407 L
  • FeaturesFrost Free and Display Panel
  • Colour / FinishStainless Steel and White
  • Handle Type Recessed
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves3
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins1
  • Door Hinge Right
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

  • Build Quality
    2.9 (8)
  • Value for Money
    2.8 (8)
  • Ease of Use
    2.9 (8)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.4 (8)
  • Noise Level
    3.1 (8)
  • Internal Layout
    3.3 (8)
  • Energy Rating2.5 star(s) and 3.5 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 340 L
  • FeaturesDoor Alarm and Frost Free
  • Colour / FinishArctic Silver, Vibrant Silver and White
  • Handle Type Recessed
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves3
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins1
  • Door Hinge Reversible Door Hinge and Right
Westinghouse 528L Bottom Mount WBE53 Series
3.3 from 91 reviews
Fridge Capacity 361 L
Freezer Capacity 167 L

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

Price from$2,099Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    1.8 (23)
  • Value for Money
    1.8 (24)
  • Ease of Use
    3.3 (23)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.4 (22)
  • Noise Level
    2.1 (25)
  • Internal Layout
    3.7 (19)
  • Energy Rating3.5 star(s) and 4.5 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 528 L
  • FeaturesDoor Alarm and Frost Free
  • Colour / FinishDark Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel and White
  • Handle Type External and Recessed
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves3
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins1
  • Door Hinge Reversible Door Hinge and Right
Samsung 458L Bottom Mount SRL456LS / SRL459MB / SRL451BLS Series
3.8 from 33 reviews
Fridge Capacity 309 L
Freezer Capacity 149 L

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

Price$1,299Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    4.6 (9)
  • Value for Money
    4.2 (10)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (10)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.6 (10)
  • Noise Level
    4.4 (9)
  • Internal Layout
    4.3 (8)
  • Energy Rating3 star(s) and 4 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 458 L
  • FeaturesIce Dispenser, Door Alarm, Frost Free, Foldable/Retractable Shelf, Wine Rack and Display Panel
  • Colour / FinishMatte Black, Matte Black, Silver and Silver
  • Handle Type Recessed
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves4
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins1
  • Door Hinge Right
Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 442L Bottom Mount RF442 Series
3.7 from 27 reviews
Fridge Capacity 307 L
Freezer Capacity 135 L

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

Price from$1,799Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    2.8 (8)
  • Value for Money
    2.6 (8)
  • Ease of Use
    3.5 (8)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.0 (8)
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (9)
  • Internal Layout
    4.1 (8)
  • Energy Rating3 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 442 L
  • FeaturesDoor Alarm and Frost Free
  • Colour / FinishEZKlean Stainless Steel, EZKleen Stainless Steel and White
  • Handle Type Recessed
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves4
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins2
  • Door Hinge Left and Right
Hisense Bottom Mount HR6BMFF Series

Hisense Bottom Mount HR6BMFF Series

 · includes 3 listings
3.3 from 28 reviews
Fridge Capacity 348 L to 354 L
Freezer Capacity 165 L to 166 L

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

  • Build Quality
    3.9 (19)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (20)
  • Ease of Use
    4.6 (20)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (20)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (20)
  • Internal Layout
    4.5 (15)
  • Energy Rating4 star(s), 4.5 star(s) and 6 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 514 L to 519 L
  • FeaturesWater Dispenser, Door Alarm, Frost Free and Display Panel
  • Colour / FinishBlack Steel and Stainless Steel
  • Handle Type External and Recessed
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves3 to 4
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins1
  • Door Hinge Reversible Door Hinge and Right
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$999Bing Lee

  • Energy Rating3.5 star(s) and 4.5 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 454 L
  • FeaturesDoor Alarm, Frost Free and Foldable/Retractable Shelf
  • Colour / FinishBlack, Black Steel, Dark Graphite, Matte Black, Stainless and White
  • Handle Type Recessed
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Number of Shelves4
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins1
  • Door Hinge Reversible Door Hinge and Right

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Westinghouse 370L Bottom Mount WBB3700 Series
3.2 from 27 reviews
Fridge Capacity 267 L to 268 L
Freezer Capacity 102 L to 103 L

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

  • Build Quality
    3.7 (6)
  • Value for Money
    3.5 (6)
  • Ease of Use
    4.6 (5)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (6)
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (6)
  • Internal Layout
    5.0 (4)
  • Energy Rating2.5 star(s) and 3.5 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 370 L
  • FeaturesDoor Alarm and Frost Free
  • Colour / FinishArctic Silver, Vibrant Silver and White
  • Handle Type Recessed
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves3
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins1
  • Door Hinge Reversible Door Hinge and Right
LG Bottom Mount Door Cooling Series

LG Bottom Mount Door Cooling Series

 · includes 9 listings
3.0 from 31 reviews
Fridge Capacity 212 L to 299 L
Freezer Capacity 123 L to 155 L

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

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  • Build Quality
    3.5 (24)
  • Value for Money
    3.5 (24)
  • Ease of Use
    3.8 (24)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.8 (23)
  • Noise Level
    3.5 (23)
  • Internal Layout
    3.6 (21)
  • Energy Rating3.5 star(s), 4 star(s) and 4.5 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 335 L to 454 L
  • FeaturesDoor Alarm and Foldable/Retractable Shelf
  • Colour / FinishBlack, Black Steel, Dark Graphite, Matte Black, Stainless, Stainless and White
  • Handle Type Recessed
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Number of Shelves3 to 4
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins1
  • Door Hinge Reversible Door Hinge and Right
Hisense 453L Bottom Mount

Hisense 453L Bottom Mount

 · includes 3 listings
3.4 from 15 reviews
Fridge Capacity 320 L
Freezer Capacity 133 L

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

  • Build Quality
    3.5 (13)
  • Value for Money
    3.6 (13)
  • Ease of Use
    3.5 (13)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.8 (13)
  • Noise Level
    3.8 (14)
  • Internal Layout
    4.1 (13)
  • Energy Rating4.5 star(s) and 5.5 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 453 L
  • FeaturesDoor Alarm, Frost Free and Display Panel
  • Colour / FinishBlack Steel, Charcoal and Silver
  • Handle Type Recessed
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves3 to 4
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins1
  • Door Hinge Reversible Door Hinge
Panasonic 551L Bottom Mount

Panasonic 551L Bottom Mount

 · includes 2 listings
3.5 from 10 reviews
Fridge Capacity 398 L
Freezer Capacity 153 L

Price (RRP) $1,899.00 to $1,999.00

  • Build Quality
    3.7 (3)
  • Value for Money
    3.7 (3)
  • Ease of Use
    3.3 (3)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.7 (3)
  • Noise Level
    3.7 (3)
  • Internal Layout
    3.7 (3)
  • Energy Rating3.5 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 551 L
  • FeaturesFoldable/Retractable Shelf
  • Colour / FinishStainless Steel and White
  • Handle Type Recessed
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Door Hinge Right
Beko 335L Bottom Mount

Beko 335L Bottom Mount

 · includes 2 listings
4.1 from 7 reviews
Fridge Capacity 231 L
Freezer Capacity 104 L

Price (RRP) $799.00 to $849.00

  • Build Quality
    3.4 (5)
  • Value for Money
    4.6 (5)
  • Ease of Use
    4.4 (5)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.2 (5)
  • Noise Level
    3.6 (5)
  • Internal Layout
    4.2 (5)
  • Energy Rating3.5 star(s)
  • Total Capacity 335 L
  • FeaturesIce Dispenser, Frost Free and Foldable/Retractable Shelf
  • Colour / FinishPlatinum and White
  • Handle Type External
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves3
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins1
  • Door Hinge Reversible Door Hinge and Right
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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.