The Ten Best Fridges
La Glaciere's majestic solid oak and brass exterior conceals all the latest technology, and you can choose from a range of storage options such as a dualtemperature model suitable for wine and food.
Price: from £8459.31
All the storage space of an Americanstyle fridge, without the bulk. This side-by-side model has mirrored panels which give the illusion of space. A+ energy-rated, it comes with an in-door filtered water- and ice-dispenser.
Price: £1,199 www.marksandspencer.com
Slovenian company Gorenje has taken opulence to new levels with this fridge-freezer, inlaid with 3,500 Swarovski crystals. And it does more than shimmer in the corner; the glossy black door has a built-in radio and recipe book.
Price: from £1,650 www.gorenje.co.uk
Ideal for a less-than-spacious kitchen or for much-needed extra storage space over Christmas, this A+ energy-rated fridge fits a lot inside its compact exterior. Complete with ice box and flexible shelves, there's even room for a bottle of wine.
Price: £136 www.johnlewis.com
This sleek, slimline cooler will free up space in your fridge without adding too much bulk to your kitchen. The digital temperature control allows you to store either red or white wine, and as an added bonus, at Comet a £20 Threshers voucher comes free with every purchase. Price: £117.44
Say goodbye to lukewarm wine and stale sandwiches with this mini ecofriendly gem. Completely portable, with its advanced thermoelectric system it can keep food warm at the flick of a switch.
Price: £24.99 www.earthwhile.co.uk
Undeniably cheap and cheerful, Proline's basic fridge (PF120GWA) is unusual in still being good for the environment, with an A energy-efficiency rating. It may not be the most stylish of fridges, but it's difficult to beat as a budget buy.
No fridge guide would be complete without Smeg's classic workmanship. We love this pink, but the retro icon is available in everything from candy stripes to the Union Jack, all with an A+ energy rating. There is a downside, though; its chunky design means you'll need a 17.5cm gap for the hinges.
Price: £803 www.marksandspencer.com
If white goods let down your colour scheme, Bosch's elegant black Exxcel design solves the problem at a stroke. Its minimalist exterior adds style to any kitchen, whilst its anti-bacterial lining and anti-spill shelves are practical, too.
Price: £449 www.johnlewis.co.uk
Perhaps a bit pricey for a straightforward fridge, but the investment is worth it. Its A++ energy-efficiency rating makes it cheaper to run than lower-rated models and better for the environment. It can be concealed within a cupboard for a minimalist look.
Price: £785.47 www.dixons.co.uk
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