$10,000 built-in refrigerator ranks last in our Ratings

$ 10,000 built-in refrigerator ranks last in our Ratings

Consumers willing to spend ten grand on a refrigerator might not be too concerned about annual energy costs. But at Consumer Reports we take energy efficiency seriously, and so models that consume a lot of power relative to their capacity in our tests get dinged. That was the case with the Fhiaba Series MG Stand Plus MG8991TST6/3U, a $ 10,000 Italian-made refrigerator that landed at the bottom of our built-in refrigerator Ratings, with an overall score of 27 … (read more)

Siemens iQ 700 Twincenter refrigerator and freezer combination

The Siemens KS36WPI30 upright fridge and the GS36DPI20 upright No Frost freezer create a modern refrigeration solution for all your needs in stylish, minimalist Siemens iQ 700 Twincenter. Positioned side-by-side, the two stainless steel fingerprint-free appliances form a large 556-litre net volume food storage center with automated water and ice dispensers, high energy efficiency, glare-free LED illumination, removable magnetic door seals for easy cleaning and robust yet elegant trims.

The 346-litre KS36WPI30 iQ 700 premium refrigerator has the hydroFresh Box with adjustable humidity to keep fruit and vegetables fresh up to 2 times longer, … (read more)

LG G-Zone refrigerators

The ‘A++’ rated LG G-Zone GS 9366 NECZ refrigerator features the centrally positioned display, designed not as an independent element but as a divider underlining the clear, minimalist lines. The metal surfaces of the body harmoniously fit in with different kitchen settings, while the incremental LED lighting introduces attractive accents. A special door-in-door compartment serves as a convenient mini-bar with easy access at the push of a button, so there is no need to open the refrigerator section if you want a refreshment.


This side by side LG refrigerator offers 614 liter total … (read more)

Bosch beats Sub-Zero among built-in refrigerators

Bosch beats Sub-Zero among built-in refrigerators

We recently tested a batch of new built-in refrigerators, those behemoth, often panel-clad refrigerators that cost between $ 6,000 and $ 9,000. At those prices, you might expect dynamite performance across the board, but results are often mixed. That was the case again in our latest tests, in which a Bosch built-in soared while a competitor from Sub-Zero fell short.

The Bosch Integra 800 Series B36BT830NS, is a $ 7,500 built-in with French-door styling—two doors on top and … (read more)

New Haier Casarte refrigerators

China Verve

Haier shows several sharp looking refrigerators from its premium Casarte brand. Designed by Haier Innovation Design Center and fashioned after Italian elegance, Casarte product lines include artistic consumer electric appliances and integrated kitchenware. Translating as Art of Home, the brand name Casarte is derived from the Italian words La Casa, which means Home and Arte that means Art.

The exquisite China Verve comes with ceramic doors, using materials found in the Chinese porcelain artistry of the Song Dynasty. A traditional manufacturing method is employed to meet modern needs and gives … (read more)

Swan retro refrigerators

The new collection of retro refrigerators from Swan has 3 ‘A+’ rated models – compact 130 litre, 54cm wide undercounter larder fridge, 208 litre, top mounted 55cm wide fridge freezer and 295 litre, bottom mounted 60cm wide fridge freezer. All 3 refrigerators come in 7 retro colours – blue, black, cream, green, orange, red and wine red. Priced at £500, £600 and £700 respectively. Swan.


Samsung refrigerator hits new high for efficiency

Samsung refrigerator hits new high for efficiency

Back in 1975, a typical refrigerator consumed about 1,750 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year. The Samsung RF261BIAESR, a new French-door refrigerator with a claimed capacity of 25.5 cubic feet, uses less than a quarter that amount, making it the most efficient model we’ve ever tested in that category. The $ 2,100 refrigerator also maintains superb temperature control and has several helpful features, including a full-width pantry drawer, touchpad controls, and LED theatre lighting.

One feature the Samsung RF261BIAESR(read more)

Luce refrigerator drawers from Hotpoint

The Hygiene ‘H+’ Luce refrigerator drawers offer a useful and stylish addition to your kitchen, and with the net capacity of 150 liters, store almost as much as an average conventional fridge. Flexible storage for meat, fish, dairy and wine and a soft close mechanism are just a few of the core features of these convenient fridge drawers.

Easily installed under your countertop, the energy ‘A’+ rated, 90cm wide refrigerator drawers come with wine rack, adjustable legs, 2 salad crispers, 2 fish / meat boxes, dairy box, bottle holder, antibacterial protection and … (read more)