The coolest fridge-freezers

Whether they're storing food to feed a crowd or coping with this summer's allotment glut, our pick of the latest designs will keep all your ingredients in tip-top condition

1 Best for… Storage flexibility

Available in cream, black or pastel blue, this capacious no-frost four-door design (H187xW92xD68cm) has massive amounts of fresh storage capacity. Thanks to a clever thermostat, the bottom left compartment can switch between a freezer and a fridge, freeing up even more space, ideal for gluts of home-grown veggies or catering for big dinner parties.

2 Best for… Blackboard jotting

Who said energy efficiency and practicality also can’t be fun! This impressive model from Miele (H201xW60xD68.5cm) is completely frost free, so no more defrosting, has multiple drawers, storage cubbyholes and shelves for effortless organisation and it comes with a fantastic blackboard finish that can be drawn on with traditional chalk and liquid chalk markers.

3 Best for… Bold colour

Go bold with this super efficient retro design (H154xW60xD64cm) available in 14 great colours (shown here in lime green). With a generous freezer box rather than separate section, it’s ideal for fresh food fans while inside you’ll find bright LED lighting and one of the largest humidity-controlled fruit and veg baskets on the market – great for mountains of salads over the summer.

4 Best for… Country chic

Kitchenware icons Le Creuset has supplied four classic colours for this range of beautiful fridge-freezers. The compact two-door, two-drawer design(H198xW70xD65cm) shown here in Mineral Blue with bronze handles is alsoavailable in Amethyst, Sisal and Cotton White with chrome, brass or nickelhandles. There’s even a matching range cooker, oven and hood to complete the look.

5 Best for… high-tech style

Massive capacity aside, this professional stainless steel American-style side-by-side design (H179xW91xD73cm) is bursting with practical features including water and ice dispenser, 0°C box for keeping meat, fish and dairy products fresher for longer and a carbon filter to help minimize the spread of food smells, even from the ripest of cheeses.

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