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Best Fridges / Refrigerators

The fridge is the most important appliance in the kitchen, but people don't always put too much thought into choosing one. Given their long lifespans, it makes sense to assess the type, functionality and size of fridge that would be best for you, so we've got some helpful information to help make your decision.

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The first consideration is size. Most kitchens have designated fridge cavities so you should measure this space since it can be the main limiting factor when purchasing. Don't buy a fridge that won't fit in your kitchen or through doorways when being installed. You will need 25mm of additional free space around the top, back and sides of the fridge to allow for excess heat to escape.

Finding the right fridge capacity for your household size or refrigerating needs is also crucial. Its harder to cool air than liquids/solids, and so it will be more energy efficient (and typically cheaper) to have a small fridge thats full, instead of a big fridge that you're only using half the space of. You're able to filter for household size, capacity and dimensions on the left of your screen. As a general guide: 1-2 people will use 200-400L, 3-4 will use 520-600L, and 5 or more people will use 700L.

Also consider the type of fridge that's best for you.

Top Mount Fridges are a popular and affordable type of fridge. Its freezer compartment sits above the fridge cavity, which increases the accessibility of frozen food while limiting the amount of freezer space available.

Bottom Mount Fridges have their freezer section at the base of the unit, and tend to be more expensive than Top Mount designs. It has less freezer space than other types of fridges, and will require some bending and crouching to access the slide-out freezer drawers. Everyday fridge items are very accessible.

French Door Fridges are wide, spacious and typically expensive types of fridge. The two fridge doors and large bottom mounted freezer drawer allow for huge storage space, and they often come with a range of modern design features and built-in water and ice dispensing.

An Upright or Fridge Only fridge has only one compartment. Its lack of freezer makes it cheaper than other models, and would be best used as a second unit or to fit a specific refrigeration-only need.

Side-by-Side Fridges have a dedicated fridge and dedicated freezer section that stand beside each other. They are a big, wide and expensive model of fridge, often fitted with modern design features and built-in water and ice dispensing. Though they have ample and accessible storage space, they may use more energy and make more noise than other fridges.

Think about what space you have to open the door, as cabinetry and walls can often get in the way. Some doors only open to the right or left, while others come with reversible fittings - and all of this information should be available when looking at a specific model.

The energy efficiency of your fridge will be clearly marked in the product's information. Typically, Top and Bottom Mount fridges are more efficient than French Door or Side-By-Side models.

Modern fridges come in a range of styles and finishes. Traditionally, the exterior material of your fridge get trendier and more expensive as they get darker - with white being the cheapest. You should be able to find a finish that fits your kitchen's aesthetic.

Finally, these are some popular and functional features to consider. Some fridges have adjustable shelving that can make a huge difference in your use of storage. Child proof features allow you to keep kids away from temperature controls and certain compartments. Many modern fridges come with an antibacterial wall and door coating to stop bacteria forming in your fridge. Water and ice dispensers are a common additional feature, and are able to be plumbed in or not depending on your preference. A good internal LED light can make all the difference, as can the right crisper. Some temperature controls are very advanced, and allow for quick cooling and automatic adjustments to save power. A few very expensive Smart fridges are also Wi-Fi connected, can play music, show what's inside the fridge when you're away, and show online recipes.

The above could be considered nice to have, and you should choose only the additions that make sense for your type of fridge and budget.

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Smeg Retro Style FAB28LX1 (256L, Silver, Left door)

Top Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsSmeg Retro Style FAB28LX1 (256L, Silver, Left door)

No reviews
Household Size 1-2 people
Fridge Capacity 222 L
Freezer Capacity 26 L

Price (RRP) A$4,290.00

  • Dimensions 1510 x 600 x 732 mm
  • Energy Rating3.5 star(s)
  • FeaturesFoldable/Retractable Shelf, Frost Free and Wine Rack
  • Colour / Finish Silver
  • Handle Type External
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves4
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins 1
  • Total Capacity 256 L

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Smeg Retro Style 256L Top Mount (FAB28 Series) · includes 20 listings
14 reviews
Esatto ETM268X (268L Stainless Steel)

Top Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsEsatto ETM268X (268L Stainless Steel)

No reviews
Household Size 1-2 people
Fridge Capacity 201 L
Freezer Capacity 67 L

Price (RRP) A$749.00

  • Dimensions 1657 x 545 x 623 mm
  • Energy Rating2 star(s)
  • FeaturesFrost Free
  • Colour / Finish Stainless Steel
  • Handle Type Recessed
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves3
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins 1
  • Total Capacity 268 L

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Esatto 268L Top Mount · includes 2 listings
1 review
Smeg Retro Style FAB32RLINA1 (Lime Green)

Bottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsSmeg Retro Style FAB32RLINA1 (Lime Green)

No reviews
Household Size 1-2 people
Fridge Capacity 229 L
Freezer Capacity 75 L
  • Dimensions 1926 x 600 x 720 mm
  • Energy Rating3.5 star(s)
  • FeaturesFrost Free and Wine Rack
  • Colour / Finish Lime Green
  • Handle Type External
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves3
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins 1
  • Total Capacity 304 L

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Smeg Retro Style FAB32 (326L, Bottom Mount) · includes 11 listings
15 reviews
Mitsubishi Electric MR-FX389EP-ST (Stainless Steel)

Top Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsMitsubishi Electric MR-FX389EP-ST (Stainless Steel)

No reviews
Household Size 3-4 people
Fridge Capacity 265 L
Freezer Capacity 124 L

Price (RRP) A$1,199.00

  • Dimensions 1620 x 699 x 720 mm
  • Energy Rating4 star(s)
  • FeaturesDoor Alarm and Frost Free
  • Colour / Finish Stainless Steel
  • Handle Type Recessed
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves3
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins 1
  • Total Capacity 389 L

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Mitsubishi Electric MR-FX389EP 389L Top Mount · includes 3 listings
No reviews
Smeg Retro Style FAB28LBV3 (256L, Black Velvet, Left door)

Top Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsSmeg Retro Style FAB28LBV3 (256L, Black Velvet, Left door)

No reviews
Household Size 1-2 people
Fridge Capacity 222 L
Freezer Capacity 26 L

Price (RRP) A$4,490.00

  • Dimensions 1510 x 600 x 732 mm
  • Energy Rating3.5 star(s)
  • FeaturesFoldable/Retractable Shelf, Frost Free and Wine Rack
  • Colour / Finish Black Velvet
  • Handle Type External
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves4
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins 1
  • Total Capacity 256 L

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Smeg Retro Style 256L Top Mount (FAB28 Series) · includes 20 listings
14 reviews
Smeg Retro Style FAB28LP1 (256L, Cream, Left Door)

Top Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsSmeg Retro Style FAB28LP1 (256L, Cream, Left Door)

No reviews
Household Size 1-2 people
Fridge Capacity 222 L
Freezer Capacity 26 L

Price (RRP) A$4,490.00

  • Dimensions 1510 x 600 x 732 mm
  • Energy Rating3.5 star(s)
  • FeaturesFoldable/Retractable Shelf, Frost Free and Wine Rack
  • Colour / Finish Cream
  • Handle Type External
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves4
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins 1
  • Total Capacity 256 L

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Smeg Retro Style 256L Top Mount (FAB28 Series) · includes 20 listings
14 reviews
Smeg Retro Style FAB28RG1 (256L, Yellow, Right door)

Top Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsSmeg Retro Style FAB28RG1 (256L, Yellow, Right door)

No reviews
Household Size 1-2 people
Fridge Capacity 222 L
Freezer Capacity 26 L

Price (RRP) A$4,490.00

  • Dimensions 1510 x 600 x 732 mm
  • Energy Rating3.5 star(s)
  • FeaturesFoldable/Retractable Shelf, Frost Free and Wine Rack
  • Colour / Finish Yellow
  • Handle Type External
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves4
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins 1
  • Total Capacity 256 L

Is part of...
Smeg Retro Style 256L Top Mount (FAB28 Series) · includes 20 listings
14 reviews
Haier HRF360TW (365L, White)

Top Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsHaier HRF360TW (365L, White)

No reviews
Household Size 2-3 people
Fridge Capacity
Freezer Capacity

Price (RRP) A$659.00

  • Dimensions 1700 x 600 x 665 mm
  • Energy Rating2.5 star(s)
  • Colour / Finish White
  • Handle Type Recessed
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves4
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins 1
  • Total Capacity 365 L

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Haier 365L Top Mount · includes 2 listings
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