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Which fridge-freezer is right for your kitchen and your needs? Follow our expert guide
Decide which Type
If you are planning a kitchen from scratch, choose between freestanding or integrated. If you are replacing an old fridge-freezer, it’ll probably be like with like. Integrated models give a sleek finish, with doors matching your units. Freestanding models offer choice in terms of size, colour and design. American fridgefreezers can be huge – some go up to 700ltrs.
choose an exciting finish
Fridge-freezers used to only come in white, but these days you can make a bold style statement while keeping your food cool. Freestanding models now come in a variety of finishes and colours – from Cherry Red to Fresh Lime, matt stainless steel to on-trend aluminium. Look for ones designed to withstand tiny handprints if you’ve little ones with sticky fingers.
Pick The right features
From frost-free to independent controls for different sections, voice activation, water and ice dispensers, holiday modes, fast-freeze and low-noise output, think about your wish list before you shop. Look for the energy rating (ideally, A+ or above) and capacity (given in litres, and sometimes bags of shopping). Many hi-tech features now appear on mid-price units.