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Last updated: 01 November 2019

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    Price

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    Recommended retail price as at June 2019 - but shop around for the best deal.

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    Type

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    How the fridge is configured - is the freezer on the top or the bottom? Is it a side-by-side model or a French door? Or does it have a single door?

      Height (cm)

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      The claimed dimensions for the smallest box that will fit around the fridge, including hinges, door handles and any protrusions out the back.

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      Width (cm)

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      The claimed dimensions for the smallest box that will fit around the fridge, including hinges, door handles and any protrusions out the back.

      enter value/s in increments of i between 52 and 100

      Depth (cm)

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      The claimed dimensions for the smallest box that will fit around the fridge, including hinges, door handles and any protrusions out the back.

      enter value/s in increments of i between 56 and 97

      Total volume (L)

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      Use this figure to calculate if a fridge is the right size for your household. As a rule of thumb we recommend: 250-380L for 1-2 people, 350-530L for 3-4 people, 440L + for 5 or more people.

      Remember that icemakers take up around 30% of your freezer, and that gross volume includes all the nooks and crannies you can't fit food into.

      If in doubt, get the bigger fridge.

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      10-year running cost

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      This gives you a good idea of the effect your fridge will have on your energy bill over its lifetime. Calculated using an electricity price of 30c per kWh.

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      Colour / Finish

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      Almost all fridges are available in at least a stainless steel or (less expensive) white finish. Colour variations usually have the same model number with one character difference to denote the colour (e.g. W for white, X or S for stainless steel).

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        • Keeping food fresh longer
        • Temperature stability
        • Temperature evenness
        • Coldest and warmest sections of fridge
        • Temperature range
        • Response to outside temperature
        • Default setting
        • Noise level
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        • Brand satisfaction (%)
        • Customer service (%)
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        • 10-yr running cost
        • Brand
        • Model
        • Type
        • Fridge size
        • Total volume (L)
        • Fridge volume - claimed (L)
        • Freezer volume - claimed (L)
        • Height (cm)
        • Width (cm)
        • Depth (cm)
        • Colour Finish
        • Availability
        • Energy consumption - claimed (kWh/yr)
        • Star rating - claimed
        • Number of crispers
        • Origin
        • Water dispenser
        • Ice dispenser
        • Needs plumbing for ice/water dispenser
        • Chiller
        • Dairy compartment
        • Self closing doors
        • Door alarm
        • Door hinge position
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