Samsung RF56M9540SR Family Hub
Best American Fridge Freezer for 2018
The Samsung Family Hub is a product which will revolutionise the way you engage with your food storage. This model will be the centre of attention in any kitchen.
Internal cameras are the best feature that allow you to see inside, even when you’re not at home, for easy food management on the go. You can create a shopping list and use your app whilst shopping to make sure you don’t forget any vital meal ingredients. You can even watch TV as you cook or listen to radio through the appliance. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to connect your device to smart sound multi-room speakers.
A really unique feature is the CoolSelect Plus Zone, which lets you choose between additional fridge/freezer space – it’s always great to have this kind of flexibility in the family home. The ability to label the use-by dates and freshness of all your food products is an extra touch and helps minimise food wastage.
Capacity: Fridge : 351 litres / Freezer: 199 litres.
Dimensions (cm): 182.5 x 90.8 x 73.3
Energy Consumption (annual): 460 kWh
Technology: Colour LCD, Temperature, Holiday mode, Browser and Calendar, Music
Features: Egg rack, Ice and Water Dispenser, Adjustable shelves
- App and bluetooth connectivity, especially the shopping list app
- Modern and attractive exterior
- 21.5” LCD HD touch screen
- TV and radio functions
- Water dispenser requires plumbing
- Hefty price tag
Missing your favourite TV or radio programme to cook is a thing of the past as this product boasts all of the entertainment features you need and more. However, the water dispenser does require plumbing which may prove difficult for some customers.
- Wi-Fi connectivity
- Capacity: 550 L
- Efficiency: A+
- Frost free
- Water & ice dispenser
Fisher & Paykel Goliath 3-Door Fridge Freezer
Best French Style Fridge-Freezer for 2018
The RF540ADUX4 Goliath from Fisher & Paykel three-door fridge-freezer is a shining, cavernous beast. It has huge double doors and a bottom pull-out freezer with fully extendable drawers.
The exterior is stainless steel, coated with a special EZKleen film to avoid unsightly fingerprints. This would be a great choice for a large family or anyone who prepares food in bulk and would work perfectly in a spacious kitchen.
Built for elegance and convenience, it comes with the ever-popular built-in water and ice dispenser, and its glass shelves are height-adjustable.
The downsides to a model of this size and calibre are that they use a lot of energy and are among the more expensive options available.
Capacity: Fridge : 413 litres / Freezer: 128 litres.
Dimensions (cm): 179 x 90 x 70
Energy Consumption (annual): 440 kWh
Technology: Fast freeze, Auto defrost, Humidity-control
Features: Water dispenser and ice maker, EZKleen coating (fewer smudges), Height-adjustable glass shelves
- Auto-defrost function
- Modern electronic interface
- Plentiful space
- The high energy consumption
- No anti-bacterial protection
A powerful, spacious, ‘all singing, all dancing’ product with ice maker. This best top-end appliance is a great investment for any modern kitchen.
- 413L Fridge / 128L Freezer
- Bottle Rack
- Plumbed Dispenser
- Energy Rating: A+
- Annual energy: 416kWh
Fisher & Paykel RF540ADUX4 Goliath user manual
This stylish and energy efficient offering from Kenwood would be an asset to any family home.
Kenwood has brought a strong contender to the table with the KSBSDX15. This high capacity model comes in a modern stainless-steel finish and would look fantastic in most kitchens.
The KSBSDX15 features a maximum capacity of 615 litres, many compartments and three salad crispers to keep your groceries and refreshments organised. Another great feature is its flexi-fresh box which enables you to separate your fruit and veg, keeping them fresh and protected. The fast freeze and frost-free functions are an added convenience to efficiently preserve the quality of your food. An LED display ensures that all functions are extremely easily to modify.
On top of an A+ energy rating, this model also boasts a holiday mode feature, which means you can save energy when you are not using the appliance or when you go away.
Whilst it may be slightly challenging to fill the water dispenser and it would be useful if the frozen section had one extra shelf, the attractive design and large capacity makes this model a fantastic budget choice.
Capacity: Fridge 364 litres / Freezer 192 litres.
Dimensions (cm): 176.6 x 91.2 x 72.6 cm
Energy Consumption (annual): 433 kWh
Technology: LED, Alarm, Super cool, Super freeze
Features: Holiday mode, Frost free, Water dispenser (no plumbing required)
- Large capacity
- Modern stainless steel design
- Great compartment options to organise groceries
- Easy to use LED display
- Water dispenser difficult to fill
- Another drawer would be useful in the freezer
A stylish and convenient best budget buy for any modern family home.
- Capacity: 615 litres, Fridge: 364 litres / Freezer: 192 litres
- Dimensions: 176.6 x 91.2 x 72.6 cm (H x W x D)
- Efficiency: A+
- Features (3 top features) holiday mode, frost free, water dispenser (no plumbing required)
BEKO Select GNE60520X
If you find it best to do your food shopping in bulk and tend to freeze leftovers en masse, then with a huge product like this 600 litre model from Beko, you will have ample storage space for all of your chilled and frozen groceries. A stainless steel design with side-by-side doors and two huge freezer-drawers, this would be the perfect option for a large family or a household of sharers.
We think this product offers excellent value for money for what you get. While most are a pain to move around, this Beko model comes with wheels that make it easy to manoeuvre when setting up. Not only is the stainless steel exterior smart and expensive-looking: it also has an anti-fingerprint finish to protect it from grubby hands.
The benefits of this Beko offering include antibacterial door seals, integrated odour filter and blue internal LED lights that actually help to maintain the vitamin content in your fresh fruit and vegetables. With an A+ energy rating, it’s also an efficient and environmentally friendly option for the home. A nice feature is the internal LED display, which allows you to manually set your temperatures with ease. While it would be nice to see an integrated ice and chilled water dispenser, what it lacks in fancy add-ons, it makes up for with a spacious interior and useful shelving for eggs and bottles.
Capacity: Fridge 387 litres / Freezer 152 litres.
Dimensions (cm): 182.5 x 84 x 74.5
Energy Consumption (annual): 460 kWh
Technology: Intuitive cooling, Active Fresh, LED lighting and display, Auto Defrost, Air Flow cooling, Anti-bacterial door seals
Features: Egg rack, Chiller compartment, Adjustable Shelves
- Very spacious
- Easy to move
- Alarm goes off if left open
- Drawers can be difficult to open
- No ice or chilled water dispenser
The perfect family-sized product: reasonably priced with all the right hygiene and energy efficiency features.
- Capacity: Fridge 387 litres / Freezer 152 litres
- Dimensions (cm): 182.5 x 84 x 74.5
- Efficiency: A+
BEKO Select GNE60520X user manual