Which size of fridge freezes to choose?

Kitchen Layout

When it comes to designing the space for your fridge freezer, you need to think about how you like to move around the room. It will be important to make sure your kitchen and appliances work with you. Things you need to consider are:

Consider your cabinetry

With your fridge freezer, you need to ensure it fits within the cavity you have allocated for it, and it needs not to be a tight squeeze as each fridge freezer has its own ventilation or breathing space requirements.

Kitchen triangle or work zones

When planning the layout of your kitchen, you need to think about how you want to work, whether it be collaboratively or together. You can look to having a kitchen triangle or work zones configuration, and ultimately it comes down to the space you are working.

Work zones have it broken up into five zones: consumables, non-consumables, cleaning, preparation and cooking zones which is the best layout for working with someone else. If your space is smaller, you should consider a kitchen triangle which your fridge freezer, cooking appliances, and sink/dishwasher creating a triangle as if a line is drawn to link them together.

Purpose of your island bench

Whilst the position of your island bench does not have an enormous impact on your fridge freezer purchasing decision it is still something to consider when moving platters and other ingredients in and out of your fridge freezer. 

Fridge freezer Sizes

When choosing a fridge freezer size or capacity, you will firstly need to think about what fits in your cavity space, however equally important to this is the consideration of your lifestyle and household size.

With a suitable capacity, you can easily organize stuff in your fridge freezer properly to help your food last longer and keep its perfect taste.


Lifestyle considerations may be things such as whether you need a large freezer space, high energy efficiency or a particular configuration such as a freezer on top or bottom.

Household Size

Whether you are living in a family home or with housemates, the amount of people in your household will affect what is ultimately the best fridge freezer capacity for you. If you are on the fence about whether to go bigger or smaller, we advise you to go a little bit larger than you think as you will always at different times of the year start storing more food than expected.

Household size (number of people) Household size (number of people)
1 - 2 people 200 - 380 liters
3 - 4 people 350 - 530 liters
5+ people 440+ liters

Does it fit in your hallways and doorways?

You need to consider how much space you need to safely deliver your fridge freezer into its new home, measure the clearance before you buy.

What way does it need to open?

Whilst selected fridge freezers can have their doors reversed; it is essential to consider what way you need to have your fridge freezer door open, which could be limited by cabinetry and walls. 

Types of Fridge freezers 

French Door Fridge Freezers
Side by Side Fridge Freezers
Bottom Mount Fridges Freezers
Top Mount Fridge Freezers
French Door Fridge Freezers
French Door Fridge Freezers
Side by Side Fridge Freezers
Bottom Mount Fridges Freezers
Top Mount Fridge Freezers

French Door Fridge Freezers

French door fridge freezers are the large capacity fridge freezer appliance perfect for any home. They come with plenty of storage and style options such as adjustable storage, ice and water dispensers. You can configure it into three sections - two refrigeration sections and one large freezer or two refrigeration sections and two freezer sections. Some models include a middle drawer which can be converted from refrigerator to freezer.

Ideal for:
  • Large family
  • Large kitchens
  • Entertainer

491 – 536L

Fast Freeze Function

It takes a short time to quickly reduce the temperature in your freezer conveniently.

Fresh filtered water and ice

On the left-hand side door, you have access to filtered water as well as cubed or crushed ice at the touch of a button helping you keep your family and guests hydrated. 

Flexible storage

With moveable door bins and the flexibility to slide back or flip-up some of the fridge freezers, shelving allows adjusting your fridge freezer storage to suit each grocery shop.

Dark stainless design

You want your kitchen to survive the ever-changing trends by choosing timeless design elements and classic materials that will look good today and in a decade. You can incorporate dark stainless steel appliances into your plans, taking your kitchen in a fresh new direction.

Keeping your fridge freezer clean of fingerprints

Whether there are little fingerprints in your household or just adult ones, we know fingerprints on your fridge freezer are a problem in every family. We have made selected fridge freezers with fingerprint-resistant stainless steel, maintaining a picture –perfect look for your fridge freezer at all times.

Side by Side Fridge Freezers

Providing easy access to your fridge freezer & freezer, you will have the right balance between the two spaces without taking up a large footprint. Coming with features found in larger and smaller capacity fridge freezers, you can easily organize your space.

Ideal for:
  • Families
  • Medium Household

Side by side

Electronic controls  

With internal electronic controls, you can easily adjust the temperature on your fridge freezer or freezer to match your needs and use functions such as Quick chill with a timer or quick freeze function effortlessly. 

Frost free

With a built-in frost-free system, gone are the days of needing to schedule in the freezer defrost.

LED lighting

Our fridge freezers have LED lighting helping you see every cm of your fridge freezer, ensuring no ingredients or food goes to waste.

Side by side fridge freezer also come with the following features detailed above:

  • Dark stainless design
  • Keeping your fridge freezer clean of fingerprints
  • Fast Freeze Function
  • Fresh filtered water and ice

Bottom Mount Fridges Freezers

Perfect for a first fridge coming in a range of capacities, a Bottom Mount fridge is perfect for a small family or apartment living where your space is limited. Coming with quite a few features seen in large capacity fridges, this layout is perfect for someone who wants easy access to their fridge over their freezer.

Ideal for:
  • Small family
  • Apartment living
  • Share House


Bottom mount fridges freezer also come with the following features detailed above:
  • Fresh filtered water and ice
  • Easy electronic controls

Top Mount Fridge Freezers

A top mount fridge is a more traditional layout of single door fridge with the freezer placed at the top for eye level access for your frozen ingredients or treats. This style of fridge would be suitable for a small family or apartment building where you access your freezer quite regularly.

Ideal for:
  • Small family
  • Apartment living
  • Share House

Design & other considerations

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Fridge Freezer FAQs

  • Question 1: What is a bottom mount fridge?

    A bottom mount fridge freezer is simply a fridge freezer that has the freezer compartment at the bottom. They come in a variety of sizes (litres), allowing you to select based on your food storage needs.

  • Question 2: What is a French door fridge freezer?

    French door fridge freezers are two door fridge freezers designed for larger households as they have additional storage space.

  • Question 3: What temperature should a fridge freezer be?

    According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, fridge freezer temperature is recommended to be at or below 4° Celsius. However, not all fridge freezers are equipped with a thermometer, making determining the right temperature confusing. Fortunately, the price of fridge freezer thermometer is considerably cheap and can be bought at most kitchen appliance stores.

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