Need help deciding which fridge freezer to select? Our informative guide offers all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.
If you're in the market for a new fridge freezer you may be wondering what information you need to know before selecting the perfect model for your needs. In this detailed fridge freezer buying guide, we outline the different types of Beko fridge freezers on offer, as well as which features to look out for before making a purchase.
The first thing to consider when searching for a new fridge freezer is which type of appliance would best suit your individual needs. Depending on the size of your kitchen, the décor you are creating, and the amount of storage you require, you may prefer a tall, freestanding fridge freezer or a smaller, integrated fridge freezer that fits beneath the kitchen counter. At Beko, we offer three different types of fridge freezers, including freestanding, built-in, and under-counter models:
Perfect for those looking to create a seamless kitchen design, an integrated fridge freezer is designed to sit behind a cupboard door, effortlessly blending in with your kitchen cabinets.
Unlike our integrated models, freestanding fridge freezers are not made to sit behind a cupboard door, perfect for those who may want to change the layout of their kitchen. A benefit of opting for a freestanding fridge freezer is that they are much easier to install than integrated models.
Available in standard and slimline models, as well as integrated and freestanding models, our under-counter fridge freezers are perfect for smaller kitchens. Designed to sit under your kitchen counter, these stylish models contain a host of space-saving features, such as adjustable glass shelves and reversible doors.
Once you have decided which appliance type is best suited to your needs, it's important to consider the fridge freezer split. This refers to the amount of space given to the fridge and freezer cavities. To help you understand the various divides, we suggest looking at the ratios as percentages. For example, with a 50-50 fridge freezer, 50% of the appliance space is given to the fridge and 50% is given to the freezer. At Beko, we offer five different split types. We also stock a range of expertly designed standalone fridges and freezers if you would prefer separate appliances for freezing and refrigeration:
A 70:30 fridge freezer has a larger fridge space compared to the freezer, making it ideal for those who store more fresh food. The fridge has four shelves, four door racks, and ample room for fresh fruit and vegetables in the salad crisper. The freezer comes with 3 transparent freezer drawers, making it easy to find your frozen food.
A 60:40 fridge freezer is distributed so that the fridge holds 60% of the capacity and the freezer holds 40%. Our 60:40 Fridge Freezers are available in a range of contemporary colours including stainless steel, white, silver, and graphite.
Perfect for those who like to store an equal amount of fresh and frozen food, 50:50 fridge freezers offer plenty of shelf space to organise your produce. Whilst the fridge space in our 50:50 models features a wine rack and lots of door space for bottles, the freezer section contains clear-fronted drawers that make it easy to locate your frozen foods.
A 40:60 fridge freezer is distributed so that the fridge holds 40% of the capacity and the freezer holds 60%. These models are perfect for households that buy a large amount of frozen food but still need fridge space for fruit and vegetables, dairy products, and drinks bottles.
A 30:70 fridge freezer has a larger fridge space compared to the freezer, making it ideal for those who store more fresh food. However, unlike a 70:30 fridge freezer, the freezer compartment is located at the top of the appliance instead of at the bottom.
Selecting a fridge freezer in a stylish finish can greatly affect the style and ambience of your kitchen. Because of this, it’s important to consider which appliance colour will best suit your kitchen décor. At Beko, we have a wide range of colours and finishes to choose from, including:
Perfect for those looking to create a contemporary kitchen design, graphite fridge freezers have a sleek and slightly industrial finish to them.
Opting for an eye-catching stainless steel fridge freezer is a great way to add some contemporary luxury to your kitchen.
A black fridge freezer is the perfect choice for those looking to achieve a modern kitchen design with a contemporary or minimalist décor.
White fridge freezers are a timeless and versatile choice that work in both traditional and modern kitchens.
Opting for a striking silver fridge freezer will allow you to add a sleek, luxurious feel to your kitchen.
Perfect for those looking to create a chic, modern kitchen décor, our anthracite fridge freezers are a muted but stylish alternative to black.
A selection of Beko’s fridge freezers are equipped with built-in water dispensers, meaning you can enjoy convenient access to perfectly chilled water in an instant. Before purchasing a model with a water dispenser, it's important to understand the pros and cons of plumbed and non-plumbed models.
If your appliance will not have access to a water supply, a non-plumbed water dispenser is a great choice. Our non-plumbed fridge freezers feature a cleverly designed, slim-line water tank that sits neatly on the fridge door, without taking away from the appliance’s storage space.
Selected Beko fridge freezers are plumbed directly into your home's water supply, meaning you have an unlimited supply of cool water coming through your fridge. Before purchasing a plumbed fridge, it is important to assess where the appliance will be positioned in your home as the appliance will need to have access to a water supply.
Not only do our clever food freshness technologies lock in the nutrients in your food, but they also help to reduce food waste, saving you money.
Using innovative three-colour light technology to mimic the sun’s 24-hour cycle, Beko’s industry-leading HarvestFresh™ technology preserves the vitamins and nutrients inside fruit and vegetables for five additional days.1
By exposing your fruit and vegetables to blue light in the crisper drawer, this unique technology continues the photosynthesis process in your fresh produce, helping your fruit and veg to stay fresh for longer.
With a low temperature of around 0ºC, our chiller compartments help keep dairy, meat, and fish fresh for longer. The compartment also offers a hygienic way to keep raw meat and fish separate from the rest of the food in your fridge.
Our unique AeroFlow™ cooling system minimises temperature fluctuations between shelves to ensure that food is evenly cooled, keeping your food fresher for longer in the process.
Our Quick Cool setting provides rapid cooling to help keep nutrients and flavours intact, perfect for quickly locking in freshness.
Since 2007, all Beko refrigeration products have been manufactured using a flame retardant back. All our current refrigeration products are manufactured with either a metal flame retardant back or an aluminium foil covered flame retardant back, providing increased protection. All our refrigeration products exceed UK and European safety standards.
1 Tested by Intertek. Based on Vitamin C and Vitamin A measurements in tomatoes, green peppers, carrots, spinach, and celery directly exposed to the light technology compared with Day 0 conditions over a 5-day period.
We're constantly working to optimise our freezer technologies to optimise performance and convenience. Here are some features to look out for:
Thanks to an automatic fan, our Frost-Free models automatically remove the warm air that enters your freezer when the door is opened, preventing the build-up of ice to make sure you won’t need to manually defrost your appliance again.
The fast freeze setting in the freezer’s top compartments freezes food 10% faster than the other shelves, helping to quickly lock in your food’s vitamins and nutrients.
Our range of expertly designed fridge freezers contain a variety of unique features. Be sure to look out for the following when browsing our range:
For those who regularly store bottles, our chrome wine rack can fit up to five drinks that are 2-litre bottles or 70cl wine bottles.
To optimise space, our foldable wine rack allows you to chill multiple bottles of wine or soft drinks at once. When it's not in use, simply fold it away to allow more room for food.
Our holiday mode boosts the energy efficiency of your appliance when you're away from home, helping to cut your energy bills.
Our stylish LED display allows you to control your appliance without having to open the door, saving both time and energy.
Our fridge freezers are equipped with hygienic door seals that prevent bacteria from entering the fridge and spoiling food.
Before purchasing a new fridge freezer, there are a number of important factors to consider. To make your purchasing decision easier, we’ve pulled together our top things to consider before buying your new appliance:
Before ordering your new fridge freezer, be sure to measure your space carefully. When measuring, be sure to account for ventilation room. There should be at least 50mm of empty space above the appliance, 30mm at the back, and 25mm free on each side. It is also important to consider the route to the kitchen, measuring doorways and narrow halls to ensure the appliance will fit.
Pay attention to the energy efficiency rating of the appliance, the higher the energy class the more efficient it is. As a company, we are committed to improving the average energy efficiency of our products year after year. To learn more about the new energy label for appliances, read our dedicated ‘a new energy label for home appliances’ article.
Now that you've learned more about the types of fridge freezers available and the key Beko features to look out for, why not explore our complete range of fridge freezers to find your new appliance? To help you feel confident in your purchasing decision, selected models come with our 10 Year Beko Parts and Labour Guarantee. Alternatively, if you are looking to make more of a statement in your home, our stylish American-style fridge freezers are the perfect choice. Not sure if an American-style appliance is right for you? Read our American-style fridge freezer buying guide to learn more.