Where to get a cheap fridge freezer

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Marc LockleyA reliable, but cheap fridge freezer is an important addition to a kitchen, especially given the mini heat wave we are enjoying. Firstly to keep your food chilled, however the freezer section is a great money saving tool, allowing you to take advantage of supermarket special offers, freezing on day of purchase. In my case I save around £250 a year.

Measure up!

Before purchasing your cheap fridge freezer, make sure you measure up the space it’s going in, paying attention to the dimensions that your chosen product has.

Under £225

The Indesit CA55 has three fridge shelves, two salad crispers and the freezer has four shelves and a fast freeze setting. Best price with Appliances Online at £209 with Very second best at £229. However if you haven’t opened a Very account you can use the voucher code on the MyFamily website to gain you 10% discount, making this the top-price of £206.10.

Model: Indesit CA55

Special features:

  • 150 litres fridge capacity
  • 85 litres freezer capacity
  • Fast freeze function

Highest Price: £280

Best deal: Appliances Online for £209

Runner up: Very for £229, however with the MyFamilyClub voucher this reduces to £206.10 making it ‘best deal’.

The Hotpoint Iced Diamond RFA52 is a cheap fridge freezer that has 150 litres of fresh food storage and a reversible door. There’s nothing cool about one retailer who charges £360, however 365 Electricals makes up for this with a price of £218.97, with Appliances Online a good alternative at £219.

Model: Hotpoint Iced Diamond RFA52

Special features:

  • 150 litres fridge capacity
  • 85 litres freezer capacity
  • Fast freezer function

Highest Price: £360

Best deal: 365 Electrical for £218.97

Runner up: Appliances Online for £219

Under £300

modern fridgeThe Beko CDA563FW has 150 litre fresh food capacity with three shelves, and 87 litres of frost-free freezer storage. It dispenses stored cold water, saving you running the tap forever to get the right temperature for a thirst quenching drink. On the face of it RGB Direct is cheapest at £249, however postage can vary hugely dependent upon where you live, so Laskys may work out cheaper at £277.20 including delivery.

Model: Beko CDA563FW

Special features:

  • 150 litres fridge capacity
  • 87 litres freezer capacity
  • Water dispenser

Highest Price: £389

Best deal: It could be RGB Direct at £249 plus delivery, or Laskys for £277.20 including delivery.

The Zanussi ZRB324NWO has 168 litres of fridge capacity with two safety glass shelves, two salad crispers, whilst the frost-free freezer has three compartments. You would melt if you had to pay the £346.99 charged by one retailer, however Fires Cookers are best priced at £297.94, with the Electrical Shop a penny more at £297.95. Both Currys and Dixons are £299.99.

Model: Zanussi ZRB324NWO

Special features:

  • 168 litres gross fridge capacity
  • 66 litres of gross freezer capacity
  • Auto de-frost function

Highest Price: £346.99

Best deal: Fires Cookers for £297.94

Runner Up: Electrical Shop for £297.95

Under £350

The Hotpoint FF7190EP is one of Which? best buys. It has a super cool/freeze setting that allows you to chill fresh food quickly, especially useful when packing the fridge full of groceries. It also boasts that it can keep food safe for 29 hours in the event of power failure. But it comes with a hefty price tag of £466 with one retailer, though a more appealing £337.50 with both Laskys and Kitchen Science.

Model: Hotpoint FF7190EP

Special features:

  • 299 litres net fridge capacity
  • 94 litres net freezer capacity
  • Frost free
  • Fast freeze

Highest Price: £466

Joint best deal: Laskys for £337.50

Prices tend to change rapidly, so if you find different or better prices, or want to sing the praises of your own cheap fridge freezer, please put your comments below.

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Marc Lockley is a coach and money saving writer. He is the author of How To Pay Less For More, a book showing people how to negotiate in shops, showrooms and even with the boss over working part-time. As a dad of two, Marc values his work/life balance and is a dab hand at using money saving techniques to keep the bills down.

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