Your fridge freezer occupies the coolest spot in your home. So do it the justice it deserves with an American-style fridge freezer. A freezer that’ll take pride of place in any kitchen. Stylish, sleek and sexy – we’ve selected our top ten to make it even easier for you to find your favourite – a fridge the whole family will love and friends will envy. You’re simply spoilt for choice these days with the range on offer, but take it from us, you needn’t look any further than right here.

We’ve every type of budget in mind too. And as you’ll see, you needn’t fork out a fortune for some of the most cutting-edge models on the market. For maximum performance, freshness and roominess, our choice of American fridge freezers tick every box (and hopefully a few more).

Best American Fridge Freezer Reviews 2019

Freestanding or integrated, there have never been more sizes, features and colours to consider. Don’t be left out in the cold – sit back and chill, while we share our top ten American fridge freezers

Here’s a list of the Best American Fridge Freezer we found on the market:

1. Samsung RS50N3513WW/EU

With its stylish, minimal design and elegant stainless steel finish this large – with a standard width of 91.2 cm – yet compact freestanding Samsung model is a real looker. And it’s loaded with so many features that it makes a mockery out of its relatively high yet affordable price tag. In fact, it’s one of the least expensive Samsungs on the market at the moment.

And the Samsung RS50N3513WW/EU American fridge freezer comes with a huge capacity. Totalling approximately 501 litres (that’s around 27 bags of food shopping) it offers plenty of space for most families – there’s enough room and more for everyone’s favourite snacks. It’s actually deceptively large inside due to its innovative thinner walls.

Air circulation is another key feature, meaning your food stays fresher for longer. Ingenious All-Around Cooling evenly circulates cool air inside the fridge, so no more ice-cold veg on the bottom drawer and tasty, yet tepid, treats on the top. Now you can look forward to a constant temperature throughout.

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Samsung RS50N3513WW Side-By-Side American-Style Fridge Freezer With Plumbed Water and Ice and Digital Inverter Technology 501 L - White
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Samsung RS50N3513WW Side-By-Side American-Style Fridge Freezer With Plumbed Water and Ice and Digital Inverter Technology 501 L - White
  • Stylish minimal design: give your home a modern look with an elegant stainless steel finish and beautiful flat doors
  • Less noise and less energy: unlike a conventional compressor, the Digital Inverter Compressor doesn’t stop and start abruptly, so it consumes less energy, and there’s less noise and wear and tear – so it lasts longer
  • Frost free: why defrost a freezer? Samsung's Total No Frost feature maintains an even temperature, preventing ice build-up, and saving you the hassle of defrosting

And if you listen closely; no, really closely – you’ll hear nothing at all. Not only is the Samsung effective at keeping food at its best but it’s also quieter than most fridge freezers. Plus it’s big on energy efficiency meaning your utility bills stay small. So if you’re away for the weekend, relax, you won’t be running up any unwanted costs.

On warmer days, nothing beats a thirst-quenching ice cold soft drink. That’s where the water and ice dispenser comes in handy. Or after a long day at the office you can come home to a nice glass of crisp white wine – the secure built-in wine rack offers enough storage for a few of your favourite Chardonnays.

Another bonus is the Samsung’s Total No Frost technology. Like we said, the fridge’s cold air is constantly circulating inside, keeping your groceries at an even temperature – this means there’s no icy build-ups in the corners or down below. So no more time-wasting scraping away unwanted ice and frost.

The highs:

What’s not to love about a handy water and ice dispenser – perfect for the whole family, especially throughout those warm summer months. And we never mentioned this before but the ice dispenser offers crushed or cubed ice. Nice. The All-Around Cooling system is pretty cool too. In addition to that, there is a Power Freeze function to rapidly lower the temperature in seconds.

Another fab feature is the power failure system – during a power outage, your fridge freezer keeps cool for up to 12 hours. And of course, there’s the attractive price tag – the Samsung RS50N3513WW/EU American fridge freezer has got the lot for less.

The lows:

Lows? What lows? We don’t really have any complaints with this large, nicely-priced Samsung RS50N3513WW/EU. Well, there may be one niggle that’s not to everyone’s taste. As fantastic as the water and ice dispenser is, it does require plumbing upon installation. This raises the price tag slightly, but hey, it’s no biggie when you consider the model’s affordability. Plus – not really a low – but if you’re looking for an integrated model this freestanding Samsung may not for you.

What’s to love
  • Stylish, sleek minimal design
  • Large 501 litre capacity
  • Thinner walls for added space
  • Circulated cool air to keep food fresher for longer
  • Water and ice dispenser (plumbing required)
  • Less noise and less energy
  • Power freeze function
  • Wine rack
  • Frost free
  • A+ rated
What’s not so lovely
  • Water and ice dispenser requires plumbing upon installation
  • Not for you if you’re looking for an integrated model

2. Russell Hobbs RH90FF176SS-WD

In the previous review I highlighted the spaciousness of the Samsung fridge freezer. Well, this freestanding side-by-side (which resembles a two-door cupboard with one door larger than the other) Russell Hobbs RH90FF176SS-WD is even roomier. While the Samsung held around 27 bags of shopping this beast can accommodate around 29 bags, with its 513 litre capacity. Yet with a standard width of 89.5cm, it’s not as wide.

It’s not as wide but it’s just as sleek, if not more, with its gorgeous stainless steel finish. Another cool feature is its Frost Free technology. In fact, you’ll never have to manually defrost again. With cool air constantly circulating inside, it cleverly prevents any icy build-ups. It’s an excellent energy saver too – annual energy bills cost around £60. Plus it comes in at around £800. Ka-ching!

Unlike the Samsung, this model’s water dispenser doesn’t need plumbing either, so it can take pride of place anywhere in your kitchen for refreshing drinks on tap. Plus there’s an adjustable thermostat giving you the utmost convenience to ensure your food is as fresh as possible.

Russell Hobbs American Style Fridge freezer, 90cm wide, Side by Side, A+ efficiency, RH90FF176SS-WD 2 Year Warranty** (Stainless steel)
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Russell Hobbs American Style Fridge freezer, 90cm wide, Side by Side, A+ efficiency, RH90FF176SS-WD 2 Year Warranty** (Stainless steel)
  • Stylish American Style, Side by side Fridge freezer with energy rating A+ (METAL BACK FLAME RETARDANT REAR PANEL)
  • Large net fridge capacity 338 Litres, added convenience through 4 door racks, 4 shelves, wine rack for 4 bottles and 2 drawers.
  • Large 175L freezer capacity, including 5 door racks, 3 shelves, 2 drawers and an ice maker.

The freezer section is also frost free, so don’t worry about continually opening and closing it. Got uneven floors? The Russell Hobbs fridge freezer will straighten things out with its adjustable feet, so you can ensure your appliance is correctly balanced when installed.

Now let’s talk about a few key numbers. The fridge boasts four door racks, four shelves, a secure wine rack for four bottles and two drawers. The total freezer capacity is 175 litres (fridge is 338 litres). And inside freezer, you get five door racks, three shelves, two drawers and an ice maker.

The chiller compartment, which maintains a low temperature, is pretty cool too. It’s perfect for storing fresh and cooked meat and fish for longer periods. Then there are the sleek, electronic LED lights – ensuring the fridge freezer is brighter (and more durable), plus saves more energy than standard bulbs.

The highs:

Let’s start with the fantastic price and what you get for around £800 – 513 litres of space, that’s what. And it’s not just the huge interior that’ll impress, but all the additional features too. The chiller compartment is perfect for keeping meats and fish fresher for longer. Also, the fridge freezer’s EcoSystem feature helps to save money on energy bills.

Then there’s the water dispenser feature, which requires no plumbing. Plus the ice dispenser is pretty impressive too. And the features keep coming – the Dual Cooling system, Frost Free technology, and Multi-Flow ingenuity. Not to mention anti-bacterial shelving.

The lows:

To be honest, there are not too many negatives with this fridge freezer – especially when you consider the price tag. However, some reviewers have stated that the door material could be a bit less flimsy – it can dent quite easily. Then there’s the water tank capacity – you’ll need to keep an eye on it as it requires manual refilling.

What’s to love
  • Stylish, sleek minimal design
  • Large 513 litre capacity
  • Circulated cool air to keep food fresher for longer
  • Water dispenser
  • No plumbing required
  • Wine rack
  • Chiller compartment for meats
  • Frost free
  • A+ rated
What’s not so lovely
  • Water tank could be larger
  • Doors could be sturdier

3. Hisense FMN431W20Cr

Hisense are masters at making cutting-edge technology more affordable. And the Hisense FMN431W20C American fridge freezer is a perfect example. It’s slimline yet holds up to 23 bags of groceries with its vast 431 litre capacity. And this multi-door model has the clever Total No Frost feature I’ve mentioned in previous reviews – cold air is evenly circulated throughout the fridge and freezer, to make sure ice never forms. That means no frosty build-ups and no manual defrosting ever again.

Then there’s the easy to refill, no-plumbing-needed water dispenser – for you to enjoy ice cold water at the touch of a button. The water dispenser on this Hisense American fridge freezer gives you cool water without the need to open the fridge. In fact, a separate tank in the door supplies the water (which you’ll need to fill before use). And Hisense aren’t kidding around with this feature – there’s an additional child lock for added peace of mind.

Now you’ll be able to enjoy refreshing drinks quickly and conveniently, and you won’t need to store bottled water or a separate water jug ever again. Oh, and there’s a handy Twist & Serve Ice Cube Tray too – perfect for parties, as it ingeniously makes ice cubes at the turn of a dial.

Hisense FMN431W20C Freestanding A+ Rated American Fridge Freezer -Stainless Steel Effect
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Hisense FMN431W20C Freestanding A+ Rated American Fridge Freezer -Stainless Steel Effect
  • 431 litre capacity – holds around 23 bags of food shopping, so it’s perfect for stocking up on all your family favourites
  • Clever tech stops ice build-ups in the fridge and freezer – cool air circles round the cabinets to prevent any ice from forming, so your food is always protected
  • Twin Cooling - chilled air circulates to every corner of the fridge, the temperature stays even and protects your food

The Hisense FMN431W20C is not just smart, it’s bright too. Very bright. Thanks to the LED lights, you’ll see the contents of your fridge more clearly. So no more taking food out to check if it’s past its sell-by date. The electronic LED lighting is brighter than standard incandescent bulbs, and they’re more energy efficient too. Saving you even more cash on top of the modestly priced (less than £700) model.

If you’ve always wanted an American style fridge freezer but considered them too expensive this Hisense is a great model to start with. It may be slimline but its large capacity is perfect for a family of four. We recommend reading more reviews on the Hisense FMN431W20C – you’ll be amazed at just how loved it is.

The highs:

Without sounding repetitive – the price, the price, the price! For less than £700 you get an all singing, all dancing fridge freezer that easily competes with the best of them. And it’s not just its stunning exterior and large interior that’ll impress. An array of fab features such as a no-plumbing-required water dispenser, LED lighting and a Frost Free function meaning you never need to manually defrost again. Yes, this flexible multi-door American fridge freezer’s 431 litre capacity can accommodate a large family and then some. Perfect.

The lows:

Is it a cop out to say – for the price – that this fridge freezer is faultless? The only negative we could find is more a positive for most buyers – with a width of 79.4cm, it’s very narrow. The only other (tiny) gripe is the spacing between the shelves is not as high as in other models we’ve reviewed.

What’s to love
  • Family sized 431 Litre capacity
  • Water dispenser – no plumbing required
  • Clever technology stops ice build-ups in the fridge & freezer
  • Narrow width – 79.4cm
  • Frost free freezer – never manually defrost again
  • A+ rated
What’s not so lovely
  • Spacing between shelves is smaller than normal
  • Narrow width – 79.4cm (though more a positive in most people’s eyes)

4. Leisure PAS241MB

Firstly, it’s a bit of a mouthful saying this one, but it’s worth every word. The ‘Leisure Patricia Urquiola PAS241MB American Fridge Freezer’ has been designed by Leisure in collaboration with one of Europe’s leading furniture designers – Patricia Urquiola.
Together, they have created an array of kitchen appliances that offer the very best in performance, innovation and design.

Let’s simply call the fridge freezer ‘the Leisure’ for sake of saving words. The Leisure is a fusion of style and functionality. And with an overall 544 litre capacity (that’s over 30 bags of food shopping. Thirty!) it’s a beast of an appliance. Like most of our other fridge freezers it’s frost free, meaning no more manual defrosting it, as cold air is constantly circulating inside to prevent icy build-ups.

The Leisure offers a standard width of 91cm, which is about the norm. But what makes it a little different is the nifty little minibar door on the front, which gives you easy access to your favourite drinks – perfect for quick access to your favourite tipple, and party nights.

Leisure PAS241MB Freestanding A++ Rated American Fridge Freezer - Black
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You want fresher, crisper greens? Then the Salad Crisper Drawer will meet your needs. Actually, the Leisure will meet all of your fridge freezer-type needs. From its ingenious Dual Cooling System to adjustable feet to LED lighting to a secure wine rack and already-plumbed ice and water dispenser – it has everything our other reviewed models have and more. The magnetic doors are pretty smart too – the closing sensation feels a little like the magnetic doors on an expensive car. They feel strong and sturdy, because they are. Better still, it costs less than £900.

OK, we’ve already stated that the Leisure comprises all the features you need and more. The one thing we can’t stress enough though is the vast capacity of this fridge freezer – and this comes up time and time again from individual reviewers. It’s interior (fridge is 368 litres and freezer is 176 litres) is massive. At 544 litres in total it boasts the largest capacity of all fridge freezers we’ve reviewed here.

The highs:

For an American fridge freezer that’s got the lot and boasts an enormous 544 litre capacity, the Leisure is very modestly priced at under £900. It oozes elegance and sophistication too – thanks to teaming up with Europe’s leading furniture designers, Patricia Urquiola. It’s well lit by the LED lighting and we loved the minibar door and if you’ve a kitchen with a slightly darker colour-scheme you’ll really bring it to life with this stylish yet sturdy jet black appliance.

The lows:

Once again, finding flaws in some of the best American fridge freezers on the market at the moment is a tough task. So what can we say other than black may not be to everyone’s taste and may be too much of a contrast in a gleaming white kitchen. Also, we’re clutching at straws here, is that the hatch for the minibar needs a little bit of force to open – but then it does feel solid and sturdy.

What’s to love
  • Stylishly designed by Patricia Urquiola, one of Europe’s leading furniture designers
  • Huge 544 litre capacity
  • Circulated cool air to keep food fresher for longer
  • Water dispenser
  • No plumbing required
  • Magnetic doors
  • Door comprising handy minibar
  • Wine rack
  • Adjustable feet
  • Frost free
  • A++ rated
What’s not so lovely
  • Black is not to everyone’s taste
  • To open minibar requires a bit of force

5. Samsung RFG23UERS1

Ah, the Samsung RFG23UERS1 520L Frost Free American Freestanding Fridge Freezer. Let me sum this absolute top of the range model in one word. WOW. It has everything you need from an elegant, beautifully contoured fridge freezer. And I mean everything. But then, with its £1,500+ price tag, what less would you expect? So does it deserve the extra dosh? Let’s take a closer look…

As you’d expect, it’s got bags of space inside – but forget bags, with a gross capacity of 520 litres you’ll fit close to three full shopping trolleys in this giant. That’s 396 litres of capacity in the fridge and 124 litres in the freezer.

Plus your food stays fresher for longer with the clever Twin Cooling tech – which cools the fridge and freezer cavities separately. Thus ensuring the perfect temperature and humidity throughout. What’s more, the CoolSelect Pantry allows you to choose 0° for fresh meat and fish, 3° for deli-type items like ham, salami, chicken slices and cheese, or a slightly warmer, but well-considered, 5° for fruit and vegetables.

Samsung RFG23UERS1 520L Frost Free American Freestanding Fridge Freezer - Stainless Steel
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Samsung RFG23UERS1 520L Frost Free American Freestanding Fridge Freezer - Stainless Steel
  • Energy Efficiency:  A+
  • Fridge Capacity (Gross):  435 litres
  • Energy Consumption (kW-h):  426 kW-h

For this price you’d expect the water and ice dispenser that already be plumbed in – which of course it is. That means cold water and ice at the touch of a button. And it’s no ordinary looking dispenser it’s sleek, stylish and extremely well-designed. So next time you host a dinner party you can impress your guests when you fill up the punch and cocktails with crushed ice. It makes ice cubes too.

Last, but far from least – the shelving. Arrange the shelves to meet your needs – this is something a few of our other fridge freezers lack and if you read some of the reviews, this is a much applauded feature. So Samsung has done it again. All-in-all the Samsung RFG23UERS1 520L Frost Free American Freestanding Fridge Freezer is a real show-stopper and one you’ll be proud to show off to friends, and the family will love it. As do we!

The highs:

OK, so it’s on the pricier side. But it’s worth it right down the freezer on the bottom – which keeps food well organised. It’s carefully considered contouring makes it look stylish and sophisticated. The water and ice dispensers are easily selected to use and the added bonus of fitting larger glasses and jugs are a real plus. We love the design of this fridge freezer, with all the fridge space at eye level – and again, it’s well lit throughout. It’s also very easy to keep clean and very quiet. Both freezer and fridge compartments complement each other perfectly. What more do you want from an American style fridge that family and friends will look at and simply say, wow.

The lows:

We’d like to say the price – but honestly this appliance is worth every single penny. While the water dispenser is already plumbed and very easy on the eye, it could do with a slightly larger splash dish, which tends to overspill if you’re not too careful.

What’s to love
  • Elegant contours make this super-stylish and sexy
  • Huge 520 litre capacity
  • Circulated cool air to keep food fresher for longer
  • Water dispenser
  • No plumbing required
  • Very quiet
  • CoolSelect Pantry
  • Flexible shelving units
  • Adjustable feet
  • Frost free
  • A+ rated
What’s not so lovely
  • Pricier than most other models
  • The ice/water splash dish could be slightly larger

Most Frequently Asked Questions by Buyers

What to look for when buying an American Fridge Freezer?

Let’s start by saying looks aren’t everything – it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Clichéd but true – especially when considering an American Fridge Freezer. However, luckily for you, all 5 of our reviewed options look fantastic with their sleek, stylish finishes. So let’s look at what’s important (and what’s not) on the inside.

First thing to consider is space – generally determined by the size of your family (or love for a full fridge). Also, is the spacing between the shelves sufficient? The first Hisense model may not have as roomy shelves but the price is perfect. All of our models are frost free and offer circulated cool air to help food stay fresher for longer.

Which American Fridge Freezer brand is best?

How long is a piece of string? In other words, it all comes down to taste, looks and size of fridge freezer you’re looking for. But if it came to the crunch, and money was no object we’d recommend a Samsung. Not that there’s anything a Samsung can do that the others can’t. It just happens to be our personal favourite.

Out of the models we’ve reviewed there’s just something a little extra with a Samsung. It’s the cherry on the top. However, if you’re looking for something with bells and whistles but without the pricier price tag we’d have to a Hisense is the sensible choice.

How is an American Fridge Freezer different than other Fridge Freezers?

As we all know, America does ‘big’ better than anyone else. And it likes to brag about it too. But we’ll have to give you this one America – your quality of freezers are among the best. Aside from there being loads to choose from, there are a number of elements that make them uniquely ‘American’.

Like we said, they’re generally larger, with more capacity and compartments; they include ice makers and water dispensers (often integrated into the doors); and bottom drawers. But what makes them distinctly American is the double door feature. Two doors rather than one that open from the middle, similar to a wardrobe.

My family is small. Should I Buy American Fridge Freezer?

American Fridge Freezers come in all shapes and sizes. And you’ll find one to fit your budget, whatever your size of family. Of the appliances we’ve reviewed, the four-doored Hisense is one of the smallest, yet it offers more or less all of the features the other models do. In some respects it’s perfect for small or large families.

With the smallest interior capacity – 431 litres (or around 23 bags of groceries) – it’s by no means tiny. No American Fridge Freezers are. It offers the smallest width too – 79.4cm – ideal for smaller kitchens. And best of all is the price – we’ve said less than £700; you may even find one around the £600 mark. Who says bigger is better?

What are the factors that can affect cooling in American Fridge Freezer?

We’ve reviewed our pick of the bunch when choosing an American Fridge Freezer. Let us firstly stress that should (for any reason) your appliance not work the way it should you’ll be covered by the model’s warranty. That said, there are some factors to look out for that’ll affect the cooling of your appliance.

A common problem could be the fan motor overheating, thus cool air will not be circulating. Perhaps it’s the condenser fan – if that motor stops working, it could be the result of a failure with the defrost system, and thus block air flow. But like we say, the warranty should cover you (at least in the early days).

What is the benefit of purchasing an American Fridge Freezer?

If you like your fridge freezers big, while looking sleek and stylish we strongly recommend looking at an American Fridge Freezer – particularly those we’ve reviewed here. Of course, it doesn’t need to be an American-style appliance that offers bags of room a beautiful finish.

However, ALL American Fridge Freezers, particularly our recommendations, offer the latest in technology. From fast-chill settings to frost-free as standard – you can expect a cutting-edge appliance which will eventually cut the costs of running it. After all, energy efficiency is just one reason to make a choice you’ll never regret.

Which American Fridge Freezer is best in the UK?

This is one of those ‘piece of string’ questions again. With literally thousands of American Fridge Freezers on the UK market, finding the one that fits all of your requirements can prove challenging. That’s why we’ve given you a head start with our reviewed selection.

The main things to consider are size and cost. We may have just reviewed our top buys that range from 100s to 1000s of pounds. And you always get what you pay for. So take a good look at our reviewed models, consider what they offer and choose the one that’s right for you.

Which type of Fridge Freezer is best for the median home?

Here’s our advice; it may sound pretty elementary, but you’ll be thankful in the long run. Choose an American Fridge Freezer that looks good in your kitchen. Yes, you may want all the bells and whistles but be prepared to pay more for added extras.

But there’s little point in forking out for extra features – such as a wine rack, if you’re not really going to use it. So review our top buys and go with your gut. But above all – will it work for you aesthetically?

How long should an American style fridge freezer last?

Around 15 years. We’d love to say your American style fridge freezer will last a lifetime, but that simply isn’t true. It may do, if you use it infrequently – but we all use a fridge freezer on a daily basis. And if you treat your appliance to regular maintenance and servicing, it’s sure to last longer.

Also, some parts of the appliance will last longer than other parts. So like we said, have it regularly checked out and update those features that may stop working before those sturdier, more reliable features. However long it lasts, we’re sure that you enjoy every minute of it.

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Now an editor with The Arches, Amelia has lived in the world of lifestyle media for more than a decade. When she isn't wielding her red pen, she's likely canning whatever's in season, listening to anything with a fiddle, or playing Uno with her

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