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Shop from a wide selection of functionally stylish fridges from top brands at Designer Appliances. An integral appliance in the kitchen, having the right refrigerator means that all your food cooling requirements can be met in a way that is practical, smart, efficient, and beautiful all at the same time. With our growing range of refrigerators available, you can effortlessly find one to meet all your refrigeration needs no matter your household size, lifestyle or kitchen configuration.
Whether you’re upgrading or downsizing, replacing or renovating, select from a variety of fridge types including French Door Fridges, Side by Side Fridges, Bottom Mount Fridges, Integrated Fridges and even Wine Fridges. Be inspired by a great range of fridges from designer brands including Smeg, Westinghouse, Fisher & Paykel, Electrolux, LG and much more

How to: Choose the Perfect Fridge

With many fridges available in the market, you’ll be spoilt for choice when embarking on your fridge buying journey. Check out crucial fridge considerations to know and our top tips below to find the right fridge for your needs.

Fridge Types

Everyday storage of essential groceries, optimising cooling to reduce waste or chilling drinks and wine before entertaining, whatever your refrigeration needs are like, there’s a fridge available to satisfy.

Top Mount Fridge

Perfect for compact kitchens and smaller households of singles, couples or empty-nesters, the classic designed Top Mount Fridge features a top freezer with a bottom refrigeration compartment. 


Bottom Mount Fridge

The reverse of Top Mount Fridges, a Bottom Mount Fridge has a top refrigerator section and a bottom freezer. Small to mid-sized kitchens of singles, coupled households and young families will benefit from a Bottom Mount Fridge.


Side By Side Fridge

With a distinctive centre spilt design, Side by Side Fridges provide easy access to refrigeration on one side and freezing on the other. Many feature a water and ice dispenser, and some might have a window panel to enable instant viewing of the fridge’s contents, such as LG’s InstaView. Side by Side Fridges are suitable for mid-sized to large kitchens, such as those of growing families. 


French Door Fridge

Known for their three-door design with spacious, wide shelves, French Door Fridges have a top refrigerator accessed by two doors and a bottom freezer drawer. French Door Fridges often include a water and ice dispenser and they’re are great for families and entertainers with mid to large sized kitchens.


Quad Door Fridge

Quad Door Fridges are indicated by their even four door design; with a top refrigerator and bottom freezer section. A fitting choice for families and entertainers in mid to large sized kitchens, Quad Door Fridges are sometimes also called ‘French Door Fridges’. Many brands that manufacture French Door Fridges also have Quad Door Fridges, these include LG, Fisher & Paykel, Westinghouse, Electrolux and Samsung.

Integrated Fridge

As its name suggests, Integrated Fridges are seamlessly integrated into the cabinetry of your kitchen, with an exterior panel that matches your kitchen’s cupboards and pantry. Integrated Fridges provide an aesthetic that can’t be achieved with any other fridge type as it blends in with the rest of your kitchen. Integrated Fridges are great for all household sizes and lifestyles, and are available through brands including Miele, Smeg, Fisher & Paykel and Liebherr.


Single Door Fridge

With a one door design, there are various types of Single Door Fridges, designed for a range of uses; these include Bar Fridges and Vertical Fridges and Freezers (Freestanding). Find out more about these types of Single Door Fridges below.


Freestanding Fridge

Freestanding Fridges typically only offer cooling in the unit, making them appropriate for kitchens that only require cooling. Freestanding Fridges can be paired with a compatible Freestanding Freezer from the same brand to form a pigeon pair; with one side a refrigerator and the other a freezer – meaning more storage capability in your kitchen. Pigeon pairs are great for large households, regular cooks and home entertainers.  


Bar Fridge

Ideal for entertainers, bar fridges can be used as extra storage of drinks and snacks. Multi-purpose by design, Bar Fridges are compact and they’re perfect for use in a range of settings like the kitchen, butler’s pantry, home theatre, home office and garage. Wines are best cellared in a Wine Cabinet as they require a higher temperature compared to drinks like beer and soft drinks.


Wine Cabinet

Storing and serving wine at their best means temperatures and cellaring conditions must be right. Featuring key technologies like humidity control and anti-vibration operation, Wine Cabinets cellar wine and champagne with optimal conditions. Specially built anti-UV glass doors also help to protect wine from the effects of the sun. Wine Cabinets are best suited to wine collectors and entertainers.


Outdoor/Alfresco Fridge

As indoor and outdoor entertaining areas merge, alfresco cooking and entertaining becomes increasingly popular. Outdoor/Alfresco Fridges are the perfect solution for cooling beverages when entertaining outside. Aside from drinks, Outdoor Fridges are ideal for storing snacks and food that requires BBQ cooking. Compared to conventional fridges, Outdoor Fridges differ as they feature highly insulated and heatproof glass doors, water resistant ratings and have been tested for use in high temperature conditions to ensure performance and durability.

Things to Consider When Buying a Fridge

You might already know what type of fridge will best suit your needs, lifestyle and space. When purchasing a fridge, there are many other factors to consider, such as cooling technologies and storage capabilities, so it’s key to know the fridge’s vital features and functions. Our fridge feature checklist below will assist:

Fridge Cooling Technologies

Prepare and cook with fresh ingredients, enjoy greater preservation of your food and reduce waste with a range of effective cooling technologies. Almost all fridges will feature frost-free cooling to prevent the need for manual defrosting.

Cooling technologies vary across different brands for example, Samsung and LG call their cooling ‘Multi Air Flow’ to describe air that flows evenly throughout the fridge whilst Fisher & Paykel call their technology ActiveSmart™ technology. LG uses the term Surround Cooling to describe air that cools from the front to the back and along the doors.

Fridge Capacity

A fridge’s size and usable capacity is expressed in litres (L). Your household size and lifestyle will typically determine the size of your fridge. For example, a couple or a person living alone might not need as much space as a large household like a family or regular entertainer. Consider how you use your fridge and combine it with our fridge size guide below to find your ideal fridge capacity:

1 - 2 people: 200 – 400L

3 - 4 people: 400 – 600L

5+ people: 600L+

Convertible Cooling Compartments

Enjoy flexibility of storage with adjustable fridge and freezer compartments that can be converted to meet your ever-changing needs. Adjustable cooling zones within the fridge lets you switch the compartment’s conditions from cooling to chilling or freezing and back again, providing more space to suit your needs whether you’re chilling deli meats or instantly cooling drinks before entertaining.  

Adjustable technology is known by various names across brands, for instance Electrolux call it ‘TasteSealFlex Compartment’ and ‘FlexFresh Fully Convertible Entertainer’s Drawer’. Westinghouse calls theirs ‘FlexSpace Fully Convertible Drawer’ and Fisher & Paykel’s is ‘Variable Temperature Zone’. 

Water and Ice Dispensers

Staying hydrated and making quick refreshments will be effortless with built-in water and ice dispensers. Plumbed water and ice dispensers deliver a constant supply while non-plumbed dispensers are great for flexibility of placement; perfect for renters.

New, innovative water and ice dispensers enhance the entertaining experience, such as LG’s Craft Ice Maker that automatically produces slow-melting round ice and Samsung’s Beverage Centre™, which boasts an integrated water dispenser and Autofill Infuser Water Jug. 


The size and space of your kitchen, as well as the people in your household will determine the size of your fridge. Measure up before you buy and when selecting your new fridge, be mindful of leaving extra space around the fridge for heat to dissipate, as well as how the fridge door opens and if the surrounding space can accommodate this.

French Door and Quad Door Fridges often feature similar storage capacities, cooling technologies and features such as water and ice dispensers. The noticeable difference between French Door Fridges and Quad Door Fridges lie in their design. A French Door Fridge has a 3-door design while a Quad Door Fridge features an even 4-door design. No particular fridge type is better than the other, the best fridge for you is the one that is equipped to meet your unique cooling needs.

A luxury addition to the kitchen, Integrated Fridges feature a premium price tag as they are costly to install. Integrated Fridges are required to fit perfectly within the existing cabinetry, securely attached to the wall. They may also cost more to service given the restricted access. With limited brands and models of Integrated Fridges in the market (Miele, Smeg, Fisher & Paykel and Liebherr), the price of Integrated Fridges remain ultra-competitive.

A fridge’s energy efficiency is best depicted by its energy rating label. Observe and compare energy ratings to know if the fridge will be efficient when it comes to power consumption. Generally, a higher energy star rating, the more efficient the fridge will be. Operation modes such as ‘Eco’ and ‘Holiday’ help to reduce power consumption, making them ideal programs to look out. Ensure the fridge’s size is best suited to your household, for example the bigger the fridge or freezer, the more energy it uses; which might not be ideal for small households that only require the minimum amount of space. A bigger fridge will cost more to run than a smaller fridge.

Conventional fridges designed for indoor use are not suitable for the outdoors or in your alfresco entertaining space. Indoor fridges are not built and tested to endure the elements synonymous with the Australian climate. If you’re looking to purchase a fridge for use in your outdoor kitchen, next to your BBQ or within your alfresco dining area, an Outdoor/Alfresco Fridge is the ideal solution.