The ten best fridges
For those who have already got a separate freezer, this larder-like fridge offers space and style at a very cool price. If you haven't, you can pick up a freezer to match. With more than 5ft of well planned storage, there will no more hunting around for hidden food.
Combining function and eco-friendliness, this fridge from Gorenje, with an A+ energy rating, would make a cheaper alternative to the Smeg for those who enjoy Fifties style. The only downside is that the freezer compartment is also rather retro, being on the small side.
Most people buy a Smeg for its smart retro style rather than its spec. But the covetable classic has evolved over the years into a highly functional and eco-friendly machine with an A+ energy rating, while still retaining its good looks.
A modern twist on the traditional fridgefreezer, with sleek lines and a stainless steel finish, and boasting a generous 340 litres of storage. Inside, there are no gimmicks or surprises, but this is about as handsome a fridge as you'll find in this price range.
Stylish, functional and clever, this four-door fridge-freezer offers a happy medium between US styles and traditional small designs. Full of energy-saving settings, it is the ideal family fridge.
With double doors, contourededge detail and a stainless steel look, this is the quintessential American-style fridge for those for whom nothing else will do. It even comes with a dispenser for chilled water and two kinds of ice ? crushed and cubes. Very cool.
The Corner Fridge Company
You'd be forgiven for mistaking this futuristic freestanding fridge for a Tardis; in a square metre of kitchen space you have the capacity of several standard fridges, nestling neatly between your kitchen units. It does, however, come with a hefty price tag.
Price from: £3,400
A practical but relatively new design, the fridge drawer from Whirlpool definitely has the ?why haven't they thought of this before?? factor. With space-saving compartments and designed to fit easily under worktops, it has the same capacity as a normal fridge.
Reliable, affordable, easy on the eye and with practical shelving, this fridge ticks all the boxes without being flashy. It also comes with a chilled water dispenser for an instant refreshing drink, and a space for storing wine.
Here's a fridge that manages to accommodate wardrobe-like storage ? a massive total capacity of 565 litres ? in a sleek and modern facade. In chic black and with a digital LED display control panel, it's reasonably priced for such a monster machine.
Chosen by Nicola Hebden and Larissa Khatchik
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