In terms of dimensions, capacity and annual energy usage, this Zanussi is great for the cost.
We love the fact that the the door is reversible, so you can swap it over if you have a bit of a layout change in your kitchen or move home. The compartment drawers in the freezer section are clear too, so you can see what you have at a glance, rather than pulling them out and routing through everything before you do the weekly shop.
It has all of the standard and brilliant fast freeze/cooling and auto-defrost functions, and in addition the fridge has some very useful adjustable shelves, so you can alter their heights as needed. This is good, as they are a bit close together for anyone who frequently has their fridge full of goods.
We loved the little light guide which tells you the exact internal temperature of the appliance too, so there is no more guessing which setting is perfect and altering it the wrong way. Two separate products of the same quality would cost a lot more, so you get a lot for your money.
- The price tag
- The fan cooling
- The simple instructions
- The slight noisiness
- The lower compartment is on the small side
A spacious, budget-friendly integrated model which has lots of handy features to help make your life easier.
- Capacity: Fridge 192 L / Freezer 61 L
- Dimensions: 177.2 x 54 x 54.9 cm
- Efficiency: A+
- Features (3 top features): LED display, 2 half-width salad bins, easily adaptable space
Fridge freezers can struggle when it comes to space, but this Bosch integrated model is one of the best options if you want to accommodate big weekly food shops. It has all of the coveted fast-chill, fast-freeze and auto defrost features, and an A++ energy efficiency rating that puts it high on our list.
We loved the BigBox addition for the freezer – a deep compartment which will allow you to stack your food prep for the week, or freeze meat and other fragile items without having to cram them in or pile other things on top. The VistaFresh box at the bottom of the fridge also keeps temperatures perfect for your salad to remain crisp, no matter what else is in the appliance.
A particularly useful function of the Bosch is the holiday mode. This is a setting designed to keep the appliance running efficiently while using less power. Perfect if you’re off on your summer two week break and there are only a few items left in there for it to take care of.
Overall, this model is very quiet and great value for money (despite being at the higher end of the price scale). Think of it as a solid appliance which will see you through several years of demanding work.
- The energy rating
- The size
- Deeper freezer drawer
- Fixed hinge
- The unclear instructions
Another very efficient integrated offering, boasting more capacity than similar models and a bit more flexibility.
- Capacity: Fridge 155 L / Freezer 94 L
- Dimensions: H77.2 x W55.8 x D54.5 cm
- Efficiency: A++
- Features (3 top features): Bright interior light, NoFrost freezer, Freshsense temperature monitoring
Beko Select BCFD173
This Beko integrated model is not only highly efficient (A++), but is packed with features to make life easier too.
It offers lots of storage, especially in the upper fridge compartment, and has excellent cooling features. These include a quick-cool function to rapidly freeze items new items. No more rushing home from the supermarket with ice creams in summer and waiting for them to get back down to ideal temperatures.
We liked the addition of the bottle rack in the fridge to help free up space in the door compartments while keeping them safe and flat. It will accommodate 2 litre bottles of fizzy pop just as well as wine bottles, and sits just under the top shelf for easy access.
An antibacterial door seal will keep your food safe from external germs, and the adjustable shelving ensures you can adapt the appliance to just how you like it and find easiest. The price is fantastic for what you get, as a bonus.
- The twin thermostat
- The quick-cool and quick-freeze functions
- Frost free
- The top tray is quite limited – only good for small items
- Interior light delay
A highly efficient integrated product with lots of capacity, and coming in at a wallet-friendly price.
- Capacity: Fridge 193 L / Freezer 69 L
- Dimensions: H1778 x W540 x D545 mm
- Efficiency: A++
- Features (3 top features): Four safety glass shelves, quick cool function, antibacterial door seals
This AEG is a spacious, 207 litre, 70/30 split model that is frost-free and fast-freezing.
It is a relatively narrow 54 cm wide, making it a good choice for smaller spaces. Yet, it is still an ideal appliance for families which do large weekly shops. This built-in product uses a Coolmatic function to chill fresh food quickly and stop new items from increasing the overall temperature.
One of its best features is the half-width flexi door shelf, which you can adjust and move left and right to make room for larger items while still making the most of every inch of available space. The standard shelves are full width and made from safety glass so are strong, while remaining cool to keep your food fresh.
We also loves the fact that the interior corners are all curved, so when you need to give it a clean, the cloth will easily get every last bit of surface. Two separate salad drawers will help you keep everything organised, and the freezer drawers are nice and deep (although there are only two).
- The flexi shelf
- The fast freeze/chill functions
- The external touch controls
- The lack of bottle rack
- The upwards-sliding salad drawers
Plentiful capacity integrated with innovative food preservation technology
- Capacity: Fridge 160 L / Freezer 57 L
- Dimensions: H144.1cm x W54cm x D54.9cm
- Efficiency: A++
- Features: Touch control, spacious shelving and drawers,
John Lewis JLBIFF1810
One of the integrated models to make our top list is this compact option from John Lewis, the JLBIFF1810.
First things first – this option favours fridge space, so the freezer is actually quite little at only 55 litres (210 litres for the fridge). So if you buy a lot of frozen food, this might not be the best option for you, but if you rely mainly on your fridge for fresh produce it could suit you fine. Having said that, we like how there are three drawers so organisation is clear.
This appliance has super-cooling air circulation and adjustable shelves for added flexibility, as well as being frost-free and door-reversible. We love the addition of the wine rack to free up some door space, and the fact that the salad drawer is split into two to keep produce safer.
- Adjustable shelves
- Spacious fridge area
- Plentiful door storage
- The small freezer
- The slightly sloped bottom of the fridge
An integrated refrigerator from a reliable name, with lots of space for veg.
- Capacity: Fridge 155 L / Freezer 55 L
- Dimensions: 177 x 54 x 54.9cm
- Efficiency: A+
- Features (3 top features): 80:20 space in favour of fridge, frost free, digital controls
John Lewis JLBIFF1810 user manual