Best Side by Side Fridges / Refrigerators

Much like the name suggests, a side by side fridge is made up of two compartments: a fridge and freezer that sit side by side. Often the fridge compartment is larger than the freezer, but some side by side fridges can offer compartments which share an equal amount of space. Read more…

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$799 to $31,495
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Depth
610 mm
815 mm
Width
898 mm
1,219 mm
Height
1,756 mm
2,134 mm
Energy Rating
1.5 star(s)
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Total Capacity
505 L
Fridge Capacity
324 L
Freezer Capacity
86 L
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Smart Fridge

Based on 487 reviews
LG 687L Side by Side Door GS-B680 Series

LG 687L Side by Side Door GS-B680 Series 🏆 2024

4.3  (75)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 422 L
  • Freezer Capacity 265 L
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Splitpin84
Splitpin8434 posts
  GS-B680WL
Good fridgeGood fridge only problem is handle wear, pretend chroming is wearing off where people grab.
LG 668L Side by Side Door GS-L668 Series

LG 668L Side by Side Door GS-L668 Series

3.9  (152)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 422 L
  • Freezer Capacity 246 L
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Rainer Schowalter
Rainer SchowalterQLD5 posts
  GS-L668PNL
Westinghouse 620L Side by Side WSE6200 Series

Westinghouse 620L Side by Side WSE6200 Series

3.6  (100)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 377 L
  • Freezer Capacity 243 L
andrew l.
andrew l.NSW
  WSE6200SA
LG 665L Side by Side Door GS-D665 Series

LG 665L Side by Side Door GS-D665 Series

3.6  (22)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 419 L
  • Freezer Capacity 246 L
4218
4218QLD5 posts
  Verified  GS-D665PL
  • Price (RRP) $2,949
  • Household Size 5+ people
  • Fridge Capacity 447 L
  • Freezer Capacity 230 L
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Elaine and Gabor M.
Elaine and Gabor M.
 
Poorly built in ChinaFridge is a nice size and plenty of space but the most disappointing issue I have with it is the horrible loud noise it makes randomly. If only I looked at the specs knowing it was made in China, I would never have bought it. Show details
Westinghouse
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Samsung 676L Side by Side SRS67 Series

Samsung 676L Side by Side SRS67 Series

2.8  (34)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 425 L to 429 L
  • Freezer Capacity 247 L to 251 L
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Susan
SusanQLD2 posts
  SRS675DLS
Samsung
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  • Price (RRP) $2,999
  • Household Size 5+ people
  • Fridge Capacity 402 L
  • Freezer Capacity 250 L
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Steven M.
Steven M.6 posts
  Verified
Beeps continuously and noisyThis is a shocking appliance. Not surprising Choice rates as the worst fridge on the market. The alarms keep going off especially if the outside temp goes above 21c. It's noisy and not ergonomic at all. Worst appliance ever purchased and Bosch should be ashamed to put there name to such a poor product. DONT BUY Show details
Samsung 696L Side by Side SRS69 Series

Samsung 696L Side by Side SRS69 Series

3.5  (8)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 431 L
  • Freezer Capacity 265 L
Mitch M.
Mitch M.NSW
  Verified SRS693NLS
Samsung
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  • Price (RRP) $2,699
  • Household Size 5+ people
  • Fridge Capacity 416 L
  • Freezer Capacity 205 L
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Alana
AlanaVIC5 posts
 
Dont waste your moneyLG you are a disappointment. The compressor failed after 6 years, whilst they will replace the part only, the cost to have it repaired and rebuilt is $1000!!!!! This is an issue with their machines. I would NEVER buy a LG product again! Show details
LG 635L Side by Side GS-V635MBLC

LG 635L Side by Side GS-V635MBLC

3.8  (4)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $3,099
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A R.
A R.QLD
 
ChiQ 559L Side By Side CSS558NBSD (Black Steel)

ChiQ 559L Side By Side CSS558NBSD (Black Steel)

2.2  (6)
 Summary
  • Household Size 5+ people
  • Fridge Capacity 359 L
  • Freezer Capacity 200 L
Michelle Thompson
Michelle ThompsonQLD21 posts
 
LG 635L Side by Side Fridge GS-L635PL

LG 635L Side by Side Fridge GS-L635PL

3.3  (3)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $2,499
  • Household Size 5+ people
  • Fridge Capacity 416 L
  • Freezer Capacity 205 L
Jaine winter
Jaine winterQLD70 posts
  Verified
Smeg 622L Side by Side

Smeg 622L Side by Side

4.5  (2)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 380 L
  • Freezer Capacity 242 L
Mitchell (Mick) Nicholls
Mitchell (Mick) NichollsNSW2 posts
  SR600X
This was supplied by our Insurance after a power outage burnt out our previous oneIt is a quite fridge and keeps food at the appropriate coldness and tells us if the door is kept open for to long while getting things out of it or repacking and it is easy to keep clean both inside and outside and it retains its temperature even when we have a power outage like recently due to lightning strikes in area.

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  • Price (RRP) $2,639
  • Household Size 1-2 people
  • Fridge Capacity 422 L
  • Freezer Capacity 265 L
Rishi
RishiVIC15 posts
 
Love this fridge!Pretty spacious for family and love the knock knock feature to turn the light on for the mini door! It's stylish and has little things which come handy.. like the wine rack, ice tray on the door, lock the temperature etc. It's also very quiet, which is a bonus! Only been using it for a month but happy so far! Show details ·  1
  • Household Size 5+ people
  • Fridge Capacity 407 L
  • Freezer Capacity 217 L
Justin
JustinQLD12 posts
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  • Fridge Capacity 415 L
  • Freezer Capacity 264 L
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Lomolomo
Lomolomo
  GS-B680MBL(Matte Black)
LG
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  • Price (RRP) $10,978
  • Household Size 1-2 people
  • Fridge Capacity 367 L
  • Freezer Capacity 262 L
sharyn
sharynVIC3 posts
 
  • Household Size 5+ people
  • Fridge Capacity 417 L
  • Freezer Capacity 215 L
TesB
TesBQLD5 posts
 
LG 635L Side by Side Fridge GS-N635PL

LG 635L Side by Side Fridge GS-N635PL

5.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $2,299
  • Household Size 5+ people
  • Fridge Capacity 416 L
  • Freezer Capacity 205 L
MandyJ
MandyJNSW15 posts
 
Great family fridge/freezer for an even greater priceThis fridge was an excellent price. It’s large enough for our family of 7. The water and ice dispenser works well and is a great feature. It looks modern and simple. The layout design is practical. Fits perfectly in my new kitchen.
Hitachi 595L Side by Side R-S800PT0

Hitachi 595L Side by Side R-S800PT0

5.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Household Size 5+ people
  • Fridge Capacity 369 L
  • Freezer Capacity 226 L
Michael...
Michael...AU15 posts
  Fair Incentive
  • Price (RRP) $2,549
  • Household Size 5+ people
  • Fridge Capacity 377 L
  • Freezer Capacity 230 L
Hank N S.
Hank N S.WA3 posts
  Verified
Bad Not working in large partsThe central door pillar heats up so it is painful to touch and so compartments in the Freezer and the fridge do not work at all, We lose frozen and fridge goods regularly.
The unit is not worth looking at and just after the 5 year warranty I am left frustrated and poorer, Show details
Westinghouse
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  • Price (RRP) $3,239
  • Household Size 1-2 people
  • Fridge Capacity 419 L
  • Freezer Capacity 246 L
RAJU
RAJUWA
  Verified
LG
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  • Household Size 5+ people
  • Fridge Capacity 408 L
  • Freezer Capacity 248 L
Jen
Jen5 posts
 
Samsung
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Haier 575L Side by Side HRF575X Series

Haier 575L Side by Side HRF575X Series

2.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Fridge Capacity 385 L
  • Freezer Capacity 86 L
$1,349Bing Lee
cam
camQLD8 posts
  HRF575XHC
  • Price (RRP) $2,429
  • Household Size 5+ people
  • Fridge Capacity 403 L
  • Freezer Capacity 218 L
Bowen H.
Bowen H.
 
Do not buy a Samsung fridgeThe worst fridge I have owned...
Customer care what's that?? 2 months and waiting for them to do something about a faulty fridge that turns it self on and off and sounds like a woodpecker is trapped inside it ... they don't care at all they are deliberately dragging it out....

Do not buy a Samsung fridge Show details

Samsung
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Smeg 604L Side by Side SR611

Smeg 604L Side by Side SR611

1.0  (2)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $4,990
  • Household Size 5+ people
  • Fridge Capacity 380 L
  • Freezer Capacity 224 L
Mark Foster
Mark Foster
 
LG 635L Side by Side Fridge GS-D600PLC

LG 635L Side by Side Fridge GS-D600PLC

1.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Household Size 5+ people
  • Fridge Capacity 416 L
  • Freezer Capacity 205 L
Phil
PhilQLD15 posts
  Verified
Sub-Zero ICBBI48SIDSTH

Sub-Zero ICBBI48SIDSTH

1.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $31,495
  • Household Size 5+ people
  • Fridge Capacity 572 L
  • Freezer Capacity 307 L
paul_g
paul_gAU15 posts
  Verified
Westinghouse 610L Side by Side WSE6100SF

Westinghouse 610L Side by Side WSE6100SF

1.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Household Size 5+ people
Bel C.
Bel C.
  Verified
Black tar like substance has ruined a great fridge!!!I love this fridge! BUT… I have had a black tar-like substance coming out from the seals for some time which has now ruined my seals making it impossible to open without damaging it further. I have tried cleaning/removing the substance but it’s constantly coming out.
Westinghouse 619L Side by Side WSE6640BA

Westinghouse 619L Side by Side WSE6640BA

1.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Household Size 5+ people
  • Fridge Capacity 402 L
  • Freezer Capacity 217 L
Horlicks
HorlicksQLD24 posts
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Westinghouse
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Pros and cons of buying a side by side fridge

grey side by side fridge with black water filter

Pros
Suitable for households with many people (around 5+)
The large amount of space means you can store items at the top - no bending and crouching to access freezer or fridge items
Side by side fridges offer more freezer space than other types of fridges
Cons
Side by side fridges are not convertible like other fridges.
Will not fit in compact spaces, such as an apartment kitchen, as it needs to a sufficient amount of space to open up both doors

How do side by side fridges compare to other fridges?

As mentioned above, unlike other types of fridges, such as French door fridges, side by side fridges, are not convertible. For example, if your French door fridge doesn't offer enough fridge space, you can convert freezer space into fridge space (and vice versa).

A side by side fridge is a good compromise between a top mount and bottom mount fridge. If choosing between having easy eye-line access to fridge or freezer has been a point of contention, because you use both your fridge and freezer equally, the convenient thing about a side by side fridge is that you get the best of both worlds.

How much does a side by side fridge cost?

Side by side fridges come with a steep upfront cost - expect to spend around anywhere between $1,700 and $4,000.

In addition to a high upfront cost, side by side fridges also come with high running costs to keep everything working and running smoothly.

Side by side fridges are larger than other types of fridges, which means that they often have to work harder to cool air, resulting in higher energy consumption and a louder operation (due to the internal fridge fan).

Extra features that will make life easier

Side by fridges are often decked out with similar extras that you’ll find in other types of fridges, however, the width of the fridge means more features can fit onto the outside of the fridge.

For example, it’s common to find useful extras such as a water and ice dispenser, and display screens on a side by side fridge.

Some side by side boasts ‘smart’ capacities, such as connecting to Wi-Fi to show what’s in the fridge if you’re out doing a spontaneous grocery shop, or providing online recipes - no more standing in front of the fridge, scratching your head, confused what to cook.

Conclusion

Side by side fridges are useful for households containing many people, thanks to their ability to provide ample space, with a total capacity that starts at a minimum of at least 555L.

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