How to Buy the Best Fridge

In the market for a new fridge? You’ve come to the right place. But before you even think about purchasing a refrigerator, you’ll want to think about what will work best in your kitchen.

Here are some considerations to keep in mind while shopping for a new refrigerator.

Size and Capacity

One of the first aspects you should consider when looking for a new fridge is the size of the appliance. How much space is available in your kitchen? Once you’ve measured the room available in your kitchen, you can figure out what size fridge is best for you.

If your kitchen isn’t particularly roomy, or you’re looking to maximise your surface area, then a standard under larder fridge could be for you. This refrigerator slips under your worktops for out-of-sight convenience.

However, if the space in your kitchen permits, or you have a large family, then you may want to invest in a larger refrigerator – say, a tall larder fridge or a combi fridge freezer. A refrigerator with larger capacity will allow you to store even more chilled food without worrying about running out of storage.

Style: Built-In or Freestanding?

Refrigerators come in two styles: built-in or freestanding. A built-in refrigerator, also called an integrated fridge, is one that blends seamlessly with the rest of your kitchen. These fridges are designed to be lined up exactly with the rest of your kitchen worktops, while their doors can be tailored to match your kitchen cabinets for a truly flawless design.

Freestanding refrigerators are another option to consider. These fridges are great for those with a smaller budget, those with a smaller kitchen space to work with or those who want to be able to move their fridge around in the future. Installing freestanding refrigerators is also much easier than installing a built-in fridge.


Smart home products might be growing more and more popular, but your refrigerator doesn’t need to have a giant touchscreen or a camera on it in order to function properly. Even so, it does help to choose a fridge with features designed to make your life a little easier.

One of the first things you should decide is whether to keep your fridge and freezer separate, or opt for a combination fridge freezer.

If you don’t need a lot of space to store your frozen goods, then it may be worth getting a refrigerator with an attached icebox.

Other refrigerator features to look out for include adjustable shelves, removable storage compartments, an egg tray, a temperature alarm and an auto-defrost option, which can prevent ice from building up in your fridge.

We hope this guide helped you decide on your next fridge.

Looking to upgrade? Here on the MyAppliances website, we stock a wide range of integrated cooling appliances, including refrigerators, freezers and combination fridge freezers. No matter the size of your kitchen or your personal needs or tastes, there will be a built-in fridge for you! All of our integrated fridges and freezers have reversible doors and enough space to store the largest milk cartons too.

Until next time…