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7 top-selling bottom mount fridges for maximum freezer storage

Is it time for an upgrade?

To bottom mount or not to bottom mount? If you’re in the market for a fridge, you’re probably asking yourself this question right now. 

While there are many other things to consider when buying a fridge, like its size, energy efficiency, capacity, storage and temperature control, another consideration is if you prefer a top or bottom-mount fridge.

What is a bottom-mount fridge?

Put simply, a bottom mount fridge has the freezer on the bottom instead of the top. It can look like someone has flipped their fridge on its head. It’s a design element that is gaining momentum for a couple of reasons.

It’s more convenient. With the freezer on the bottom, everything in your fridge is now at eye level. So no more bending over to rummage through the fruit and veg drawer. 

More storage. Because the freezer is now on the bottom, it will most likely have drawers to store all your frozen goods, which is a huge plus if you’re tired of your frozen goods falling on your toes. It also means more storage!

7 best bottom-mount fridges to shop in Australia 2023

If you’ve decided a bottom-mount fridge ticks all of your boxes, then this is for you. To save you time and energy, we’ve rounded up the best bottom-mount fridges you can buy online.

Westinghouse Bottom Mount Fridge

Westinghouse 425L bottom-mount refrigerator, $1249, The Good Guys

With handy features like adjustable SpillSafe tempered glass shelves, this bottom-mount fridge is a reliable and practical choice for keeping your food fresh.

Key features:

  • Spacious 425-litre total capacity
  • 4.5 energy star rating
  • FlexStor door bin storage system 
  • Twist ice & serve dispenser
  • Quick chill function

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LG 420L bottom-mount refrigerator, $999, The Good Guys

CHOICE Australia’s Best Fridge Brand 2022, the LG 420L bottom-mount refrigerator offers ample space for storing beverages, fresh produce and perishable goods. The door cooling feature ensures faster cooling for items stored in the top door baskets, while the LED lighting provides bright illumination and energy efficiency. 

Key features:

  • 4.5 star energy rating
  • Door cooling for stored door items
  • Black finish
  • 10-year parts warranty on LG inverter compressor

“Great fridge. Good size, not too big [and we] can fit everything inside the fridge (family of 6). Keeps everything nice and cold. [We’ve] had no problems with it so far and delivery service was great overall. [V]ery happy with the choice I made,” wrote one 5-star-reviewer.

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Electrolux 425L bottom-mount frost-free fridge, $1939 (usually $2149), Appliances Online

Flexible storage options and a 425L storage capacity make the Electrolux bottom-mount fridge a popular choice for many shoppers. 

Key features:

  • 4.5 star energy rating
  • Flexible storage system
  • FreshPlus cooling technology
  • Handy twist ice

“Found the refrigerator/freezer to be of excellent quality with the slide out drawers on a roller system rather than the usual pull out by sliding. The space is good, freezer layout good and very happy with it,” wrote a happy customer who left a 5-star rating.

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Haier 493L bottom-mount refrigerator, $1399, The Good Guys

This fridge boasts spacious storage and lots of convenient features like the My Zone adjustable temperature drawer, where you can customise the temperature depending on what you’re storing (drinks, seafood or meat), making it a great addition to any kitchen.

Key features:

  • My zone adjustable temperature drawer
  • 5-star energy rating
  • Super freeze function 
  • A total capacity of 493 litres
  • Filtered water dispenser

“Our first upside down fridge, and we should have bought it well before now. Makes it easier to access refrigerated items for the entire family,” wrote a customer who gave the fridge 5 stars.

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Samsung 427L bottom-mount fridge, $1299, Bing Lee

This fridge offers a range of impressive features, including a Smart Sensor System, all-around cooling, a triple foldable shelf, and sleek LED lighting, making it a top choice of bottom-mount fridge.

Key features:

  • 4-star energy rating
  • All-around cooling
  • Triple foldable shelf
  • LED lighting
  • Smart sensor system

“Great fridge. Does the job well and looks good. No problems at all. It’s quiet and does the job it’s supposed to do. We’re a family of 5 and so far this is a reasonable size for our needs. Maybe [we] would have liked a bigger fridge but size was dictated by the size of the fridge space in our apartment. It fits well. Next day delivery by Bing Lee. Great service all round,” wrote a verified customer who gave this fridge 5 stars. 

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Hitachi Bottom Mount Inverter Fridge

Hitachi 404L bottom-mount inverter fridge, $1,499, Bing Lee

With a 3.5-star energy rating and features like an automatic ice maker and moisture-guard technology, this bottom-mount fridge is a great pick.

Key features:

  • Dual sensing control
  • Moisture-guard
  • Automatic ice maker 
  • Energy-saving LED light
  • 5-year warranty
  • 3.5 star energy rating

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Fisher & Paykel 494L ActiveSmart bottom-mount fridge, $1792 (usually $2099), Appliances Online

This sleek fridge has lots of storage and smart features that are perfect for all households. And with a 4.7 star rating from 352 reviews, it’s safe to say it’s a popular choice. 

Key features:

  • Spacious design (494 litres)
  • ActiveSmart™ foodcare
  • Glass spillSafe shelves
  • 2 humidity-controlled crispers

“Replaced a 19yr old Fisher & Paykel fridge so expected a great fridge. Very pleased with it though the design is very square (excellent for integrating) and took a bit of getting used to as it’s a free standing appliance. Operation and internal design are excellent. Love both the fridge and freezer drawers too,” wrote a reviewer. 

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