Investing in a big ticket item like a fridge is never usually done on a whim. It's a decision that usually requires a deep dive into product reviews and heavy brand-by-brand comparisons.
Though, with so many brands saturating the market, choosing this upgrade or replacement can seem a daunting task.
Fear not, for in this buyer's guide, we round up some of the most reputable and top-rated fridge brands on the Aussie market from Samsung to LG. Read on for everything you need to know before making the big splurge on a refrigerator.
What to look for when buying a fridge
Size and capacity
Measure the height, width and depth of the area in which you intend to place your new fridge; also consider the storage capacity you need based on your household's size and appetite.
Energy-efficient fridges can help save on electricity bills and are more environmentally-friendly – ideally go with a model that has an energy rating of four or above.
Configuration and layout
Common options for fridge configurations include top mount, bottom mount, side-by-side and French door models. Choose the one that best suits your needs and consider the layout of shelves, drawers, and compartments inside the fridge.
Features and functions
Consider the features and functions that are important to you. Some popular ones include adjustable shelves, humidity-controlled crisper drawers, ice makers, water dispensers, door-in-door access, temperature control and smart connectivity.
Price and budget
Determine your budget and explore the best-value fridges within that range. Just keep in mind, however, that compromising too much on quality may lead to future repair or replacement costs.
Consider the ease of cleaning and maintaining your prospective fridge. Features such as spill-proof shelves, removable drawers, and accessible condenser coils can make the upkeep much more convenient.
What are the best fridge brands in Australia?
With reliability, quality and features in mind, these are some of the most highly rated fridge brands to shop in Australia.
Simple and straightforward, Kelvinator fridges are made for the Aussie climate to keep your food and drinks cool. Scoring five stars in each of Canstar's review categories, this is a highly rated Australian brand for fridges.
Awarded by Choice as an equal Best Brand for fridges in 2022, LG has a top-rated range of double door and multi door fridges to stylishly elevate your kitchen. With innovative features such as SurroundCooling to keep your food fresher for longer and efficient interior configurations for easier storage of large containers and bottles, LG is a top fridge brand to consider.
Combining style with functionality, Westinghouse fridges are designed for the modern household with practical features such as FreshSeal crispers, convertible drawers, energy efficiency, filtered ice and water dispensers.
A classic choice for whitegoods in Australia and New Zealand, Fisher & Paykel offers high performance fridges with innovative features in different sizes to suit different families and kitchen designs – with bottom mount, French door, side-by-side and quad door options.
Jessica G. LynchJessica G. Lynch is a senior shopping content producer across all the Are Media digital brands with a focus on Gourmet Traveller and Better Homes and Gardens. When not writing, she might be taking a dip, hula hooping or talking someone’s ear off about the live action Scooby Doos.