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We are looking to upgrade our fridge. Please help with your suggestions and reviews on a recent purchase of a new fridge.


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  • I bought mine a few years back now. I got a fridge/freezer. I chose one that had the freezer at the bottom (more expensive) but the freezer is used less than the fridge so I didn’t want to bend down everytime I wanted something from the fridge.


  • We bought an upside down haier 450L from appliances online the bottom crispers drive me crazy the door has to be fully open to use them they stick if not pushed in from both sides evenly and the 450L is actually 387 of storage space so it ended up smaller than my previous fridge and I thought I was getting more space I searched everywhere for that info supplier and manufacturers sites so was confident it was 450L of storage but was disappointed on delivery otherwise the fridge is ok but I would probably save the extra $ and buy a top mount in future


  • We would recommend Fisher & Paykel for both fridges and washing machines.


  • Don’t forget to check out buy sell swap pages. Sometimes people have to move overseas and can’t take electricals with them – you may pick something up cheaply. Double check a review on Choice magazine


  • They seem to have different features too. Work out what you are wanting.
    Things that I thought were important were;
    Heaps of room for vegetables.
    Drawers over shelves
    No water dispenser (we don’t need this)
    Ease of cleaning (less grooves, fiddly bits etc.
    Not plastic hinges or hinge parts on the doors
    High star rating :)
    Country of manufacture (I try to buy locally or as close to)
    Fridge over the top of the freezer.
    Silver/Stainless steel/white
    I hope this helps
    Good luck


  • I have a new samsung single door fridge with a water dispenser that isnt plumbed in. I love it so much its so well thought out. on the bottom shelf you can fold it back when something is to tall and its really very spacious. i would definately buy it again


  • We recently bought the Samsung double door fridge/freezer. One of the reasons we chose this fridge was that one of the freezers can be changed to be used as a fridge for peak times like around christmas. It’s such a great fridge and has so many features and just functions really well


  • Whatever you choose make sure you shop around and try and get the best price. Things have huge mark ups so there is always wriggle room.


  • I bought one two years ago it’s a silver Westinghouse 4 star rating and it’s great


  • Nope, can’t help sorry. OUr last was a second hand. but has been fabulous.
    shop around. price match.


  • My dad used to repair them and always told me to go with big Fischer Paykel. If I were looking for one I would read all the independent review sites.


  • I have searched and read reviews for new fridges online and just want the collective brains and experience of the mouth of mums community.


  • We are in the same position,l am going to goggle brands and prices and maybe try and buy on sale.


  • Thanks for the review for a Westinghouse fridge. Glad your fridge is now working. :)


  • We bought a Westinghouse, trying to support Aussie made. 2 months and it stopped cooling down. Got a replacement, 6 months later it was freezing up. Got a refund. 6 months after that and it’s running perfect again


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