Best Side by Side Fridges / Refrigerators

A Side-by-Side Fridge has two main compartments, one dedicated fridge and another dedicated freezer, which sit alongside each other. They're typically the most expensive model of fridge, and their ample storage space makes them best suited to large families.


Side-by-Side fridges tend to have modern design features, like isolated cooling zones and plumbed-in water and ice dispensing. Both fridge and freezer sections are made accessible by their side-by-side design. Their size means they have to work harder to cool air, and may use more energy and make more noise than other fridges.

Consider both the space available for your fridge and the dimensions of doorways in your house if choosing these large, wide fridges. You'll need at least 25mm around the top, back and sides for heat to escape. Also, given it's more expensive and less energy efficient to cool empty space, be sure to choose a capacity that's right for your household.

Some nice to have additional features that may suit this type of fridge are: water and ice dispensers that can be plumbed in if preferred, and advanced temperature control. Some Smart Fridges are also Wi-Fi connected, and can play music, show whats inside the fridge when you're at the shops, and show online recipes.

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Fisher & Paykel 628L Side by Side

Fisher & Paykel 628L Side by Side · includes 2 listings

3.1 from 48 reviews
Household Size 5+ people
Fridge Capacity 385 L
Freezer Capacity 243 L

Price (RRP) A$2,599.00

  • Build Quality
    2.4 (8)
  • Value for Money
    2.8 (8)
  • Ease of Use
    3.6 (8)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    2.9 (8)
  • Noise Level
    3.8 (8)
  • Internal Layout
    4.2 (6)
  • Energy Rating2 star(s)
  • FeaturesDisplay Panel
  • Colour / Finish Stainless Steel and White
  • Handle Type External
  • Smart Fridge No
  • Shelf MaterialGlass
  • Number of Shelves4
  • Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins 3
  • Total Capacity 628 L