Fridge freezers are big in both size and price. They may be the most expensive item you’ll buy for your kitchen, so some solid research prior to purchasing is really important.
The design you buy will depend on factors including the space you have available, the number of people that eat from it and the energy rating. The better the rating, the less impact on your bills.
So to make this research process less daunting, BBC Good Food experts brought you our recommended suggestions for the best fridge freezers from brands like Smeg, Hoover and Indesit, tried and tested to help you find the right appliance for your budget and kitchen.
Our full buyer’s guide to fridge freezers runs through everything you need to know, from features to look out for to understanding energy ratings.
Included are top picks of stand-alone fridge freezers that can simply be plugged in, a combination fridge freezer that’s great if you’re pushed for space, or American-style options with wardrobe-like doors which are great for large families.
Once you’ve decided on the fridge freezer for you, we’re bringing you all the best Black Friday deals right here including 15% off the Hoover HMNB 6182 X5K fridge freezer, now £379.97 at Appliances Direct.
For more Black Friday kitchen appliance deals or unbiased expert buyer’s guides, visit our reviews section to find 400+ round-ups of everything from the best dishwashers and dishwasher tablets to slow cookers, coffee machines and food processors.
Which retailers have early Black Friday sales on now?
You’ll find all the biggest deals on our picks of the best fridge freezers below, but for more Black Friday kitchen appliance deals, have a look at these retailers.
- John Lewis & Partners – discounts on Le Creuset, 20% off cookware and 30% off tableware
- Appliances Direct – 50% off appliances including fridge freezers
- Nisbets – Star Buys with up to 50% off
- Amazon – 25% off home appliances from brands including Smeg, Ninja Foodie, Crock-Pot
- Very – discounts on home tech including KitchenAid, Samsung, DeLonghi
- Lakeland – save on kitchenware and home appliances
- Argos – 1/2 price kitchen appliances including Nespresso
- Selfridges – up to 20% off home and tech including Le Creuset, Smeg and Magimix with code, SELFCC at checkout
- Wayfair – Black Friday pre-sale now on
- John Lewis & Partners – offers across homeware and gadgets, big and small
- AO.com – savings available on everything from the best dishwashers to microwaves
- Currys – ‘Black Fri-Yay!’ deals are live
- House of Fraser – £20 voucher with every £100 spent (T&C apply)
With Christmas just around the corner, check out our reviews section and gift guides for extra gift inspiration. Etsy, Not on the High Street, Trouva and Amara are great places to find unique gifts and support small businesses this winter.
For the eco-conscious, Ethical Superstore will not only be running a 20% discount across its site on its Fairtrade, organic, vegan and eco friendly products but also donating grocery items to a local Foodbank with every order over £30.
Best fridge freezer Black Friday deals
Hoover HMNB 6182 X5K fridge freezer, Black Friday deals
Best fridge freezer for competitive pricing
US brand Hoover is synonymous with household vacuum cleaners, but its best dishwashers and fridge freezers are among BBC Good Food’s favourite kitchen appliances. This HMNB 6182 X5K model is impressive quality for the price, boasting a larger-than-average freezer, easy to clean elements like drawers and an auto-defrost function.
Read our full Hoover fridge freezer review.
Smeg FC182PXNUK fridge freezer, Black Friday deals
Best fridge freezer for modern aesthetic
Smeg is widely known for its retro-cool 50s designs, but the brand has gone ultra contemporary with this quiet, functional model. Rated 5/5 stars for quality and 4.3/5 overall by BBC Good Food expert Caroline Hire, the gadget impressed with features like its smartly efficient interior draws and shelves. If you can fit its 230-litres in your kitchen, you won’t be disappointed.
Read our full Smeg fridge freezer review.
Liebherr CNel4213 NoFrost fridge freezer, Black Friday deals
Best value fridge freezer
The A++ energy rating on this Leibherr model is a real selling point if saving money on your energy bills is towards the top of your priority list. Its 50/50 design gives you equal freezer space to fridge, with each section controlled separately. There’s flexibility around how you store fridge contents, with three glass shelves all able to swap around with a rack for five bottles. When tested by BBC Good Food expert Caroline Hire, the model scored 5/5 for design and 4.7/5 overall.
Read our full Liebherr fridge freezer review.
Indesit LD85 F1 S fridge freezer, Black Friday deals
Best fridge freezer for couples and small households
For a good-quality fridge that’s not too tough on your wallet, the Indesit is a great option to consider for smaller households. The interior consists of a multi-functional drawer design and larger-than-average freezer, while the exterior is simple, solid and well-made. RRP £419.95.
Read our full Indesit fridge freezer review.
Hotpoint Day 1 XUL8 T2Z XOV.1 fridge freezer, Black Friday deals
Best fridge freezer for functionality
The mirrored handle is a statement design feature of this Hotpoint Day 1 which is stylish, easy to control and offers plenty of useful settings with an A++ energy rating for a reasonable price. The ‘Active Oxygen’ setting actually claims to aid food preservation and eliminate odors. You can currently save 15% on all Smeg, Hotpoint, Indesit and CDA appliances at Homebase and the Day 1 is included, now £589.
Read our full Hotpoint fridge freezer review.
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When is Black Friday 2020?
Black Friday officially starts on Friday 27 November this year with brand and retailer deals set to run until the 30th, a day dubbed Cyber Monday. Originally started in the US as an opportunity to snap up products with a great discount on the first Friday after Thanksgiving, it’s now an annual, global shopping event.
We’ve already started to see offers online and with competition set to heat up between retailers, prices are likely to fall further as we head towards Black Friday.
Are the fridge freezer deals on Black Friday worth waiting for?
Every saving counts when it comes to large white goods like fridge freezers. Black Friday is a great time to potentially find your chosen fridge freezer for less than its recommended retail price (RRP). After you’ve done your research, there is nothing to lose by keeping an eye out for Black Friday fridge freezer deals and we’re here to help.
How to get a good deal on Black Friday
- Research research research! We recommend deciding on which fridge freezer to buy ahead of Black Friday. There’s usually a finite space in which to put a fridge freezer so by choosing the features, size and specifications in advance, you can avoid buying something that’s not perfect for you in the sales, just because it’s got a good discount.
- Knowing the RRP of each product in advance will help you know a good deal when you see one.
- Stick to your budget – fridge freezers are expensive and you don’t want to pay for features you don’t want or need.
- Shop around. Retailers like AO.com, John Lewis & Partners and Currys offer a price match promise so don’t limit your deals search to online giants such as Amazon.
Should I wait for Cyber Monday?
With less people hitting the high-street during the countdown to Christmas, brands and retailers will be bringing top offers online. Competition drives prices down, so we’re expecting some whopping Black Friday kitchen appliance deals to go live before and during Black Friday.
Whereas before, Cyber Monday was the best time to get a big online deal, we’re already seeing discounts to take advantage of. Our advice is to buy the fridge freezer when you see it fall to a price you like and not necessarily wait for Cyber Monday. Often, brands run their largest deals on older stock to make way for new products, so stock levels are likely to run low quickly.
Once you’ve decided on the best fridge freezer for your kitchen, check back here for all the latest news and Black Friday fridge freezer 2020 deals.
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