Fridge Buying Guide

Fridge Buying Guide

Whether you are looking for a fridge with a large amount of storage space for your grocery favourites or you are after the latest food preservation technologies, our comprehensive fridge buying guide offers a complete overview of the factors and features you need to consider before purchasing a new refrigerator.

Fridge Type

To narrow down your search for a new fridge, it is important to identify which type of fridge you would like. Here at Beko, we have a wide variety of fridges on offer. From tall larder fridges with plenty of space for a big family, to small under-counter fridges that save space in a cosy kitchen, there’s a Beko fridge for every home. Read on to discover which type of fridge is best for you and your home:

Tall Larder Fridge

Tall Larder Fridges

Measuring between 122cm-185cm tall and 54cm-60cm wide, a larder fridge offers a generous amount of storage space. Featuring many adjustable shelves, as well as one or two crisper drawers to store fresh fruit and vegetables, these stylish appliances are perfect for larger families. What’s more, to help you achieve a more coordinated kitchen design, our range of tall fridges perfectly match our collection of tall freezers.

Under Counter Fridge

Under-Counter Fridges

Perfect for homes where space is at a premium, our range of under counter fridges measure between 81.8cm-86.6cm tall and 47.5cm-60cm wide. Available in standard and slimline models, as well as integrated and freestanding models, our under-counter larder fridges contain a host of space-saving features, such as adjustable glass shelves and reversible doors.

There are two ways your can incorporate a fridge into your kitchen:

Freestanding Fridge

Freestanding Fridges

As the name suggests, freestanding fridges are designed to stand on their own, rather than being fitted into kitchen cabinets. Perfect for those who may want to switch up the layout of their kitchen, freestanding fridges are easy to move around and can be ready to use quickly, without requiring installation.

Integrated Fridges

Integrated Fridges

Perfect for those looking to create a sleek, modern kitchen, integrated fridges are designed to be built into your kitchen units. Available in a variety of types, including tall larder fridges and under-counter models, our integratedfridges are designed to save time and effort in the kitchen.

Colour Options

Selecting a fridge in a stylish finish can elevate your kitchen’s design more than you may think. Our range of Beko fridges come in a variety of colours, including white, black, stainless steel, and silver. Discover the perfect colour for your home by reading our colour guide:

White Fridges


Refrigerators with a classic white finish have a timeless appeal that will match a variety of colour schemes. If you are planning to redecorate your kitchen and are looking for a versatile appliance that will always fit in, a white fridge is the perfect choice.

Black Fridges


Black fridges have a fresh, modern edge that makes them perfect for contemporary kitchen designs. The dark colour can help the fridge stand out and create a focal point in the kitchen, making them a great choice for those looking to make a statement in their home.

Silver Fridges


Perfect for modern homes, silver fridges have a sleek and contemporary appeal. Explore our range of silver fridges here and add a touch of luxury to your kitchen.

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel fridges have an industrial feel that puts them right at home in contemporary kitchens. These stylish appliances wouldn’t look out of place in a professional kitchen, making them perfect for enthusiastic home chefs.

Food Freshness Technologies

Equipped with a host of innovative technologies and features, our freestanding and integrated fridges are designed to keep food fresher for longer. Here are some useful Beko technologies to look out for:

HarvestFresh™ Technology

HarvestFresh™ Technology

Beko’s industry-leading HarvestFresh™ technology uses innovative three-colour light technology to mimic the sun’s 24-hour cycle. In doing so, HarvestFresh™ preserves the vitamins and nutrients inside fruit and vegetables for five more days so you can enjoy healthier, more nutritious meals.1

Chiller Compartment

Chiller Compartment

With a low temperature of around 0ºC, our chiller compartments help keep dairy, meat, and fish fresh for longer. They also offer a hygienic way to keep raw meat and fish separate from the rest of the food in your fridge.

AeroFlow™ Technology

AeroFlow™ Technology

Our unique AeroFlow™ cooling system minimises temperature fluctuations between shelves to ensure that food is evenly cooled, keeping your food fresher for longer in the process.

Quick Cool Setting

Quick Cool Setting

Our Quick Cool Setting provides a rapid cooling process that keeps nutritional values and flavours intact, perfect for quickly locking in freshness.

1 Tested by Intertek. Based on Vitamin C and Vitamin A measurements in tomatoes, green peppers, carrots, spinach, and celery directly exposed to the light technology compared with Day 0 conditions over a 5-day period.

Water Dispensers

Nothing beats an ice-cold glass of water on a hot day. With a Beko fridges with a built-in water dispenser, you can have convenient access to perfectly chilled water in an instant. Before purchasing a new fridge with a water dispenser, it's important to understand the pros and cons of plumbed and non-plumbed models.

Plumbed Dispenser

Plumbed Dispensers

A selection of our Beko fridges are plumbed directly into your home's water supply, meaning you have an unlimited supply of cool water coming through your fridge. Before purchasing a plumbed fridge, it is important to assess where the appliance will be positioned in your home as the appliance will need to have access to a water supply.

Non-Plumbed Dispenser

Non-Plumbed Dispenser

Our non-plumbed Beko fridges feature a cleverly designed, slim-line water tank that sits neatly on the fridge door, without taking away from the appliance’s storage space. These stylish models offer the convenience of chilled water on tap, without needing to be plumbed into a water supply.

Extra features

Here are some additional features you might want to consider when picking out a new Beko fridge:

Internal Features

Internal Features

Foldable wine rack

To optimise space, our foldable wine rack allows you to chill multiple bottles of wine or soft drinks at once. When it's not in use, simply fold it away to make more storage space for food.

Chrome wire wine rack

If you regularly store bottles in your fridge, a stylish wine rack is a great addition to avoid drinks taking up space on the shelves. Our chrome wire rack fits up to five wine bottles or two-litre soft drink bottles.

Auto defrost

Fridges can develop a build-up of ice on the back wall which makes them less efficient. Thankfully, with the help of our auto defrost function, you won’t have to deal with the hassle of manual defrosting.

Large salad crisper

Perfect for fruit and vegetable lovers, our large crisper drawer is perfect for storing all your fresh produce.

LED lighting

Not only are our LED lights more energy efficient and more durable than standard bulbs, they also make it easier to see the contents of a busy fridge.

Holiday Mode

Our holiday mode boosts the energy efficiency of your fridge when you're away from home, helping to cut your energy bills and save money.

External Features

External Features

LED display

Our exterior LED displays allow you to adjust the fridge controls without having to open the doors, preventing the fridge temperature from dropping.

Door open alarm

If you forget to shut the fridge door, an alarm will sound to remind you to close it before the fridge temperature drops too low and food spoils.

Reversible doors

The layout of your kitchen may dictate where you place your fridge and which way the door can open. With our reversible doors, you won’t need to worry about this problem.

Hygienic Door Seal

Our fridges feature hygienic door seals to prevent bacteria from coming into contact with the food inside.

Holiday Mode

Our holiday mode boosts the energy efficiency of your fridge when you're away from home, helping to cut your energy bills and save money.

Flame Retardant Back

Since 2007, all Beko refrigeration products have been manufactured using a flame retardant back. All our current refrigeration products are manufactured with either a metal flame retardant back or an aluminium foil covered flame retardant back, providing increased protection. All our refrigeration products exceed UK and European safety standards.

Things to Consider

Before you purchase a new fridge, there are some important factors to keep in mind to ensure the fridge meets all your needs. To help you make an informed purchasing decision, we’ve pulled together our top pre-purchase tips:

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Kitchen Space

Be sure to measure the height, width, and depth of the space where you want to position your fridge, taking into account ventilation room. You'll need at least 25mm of extra space on each side of the fridge, 30mm at the back of the fridge, and 50mm on top.

Doorway Size

It is important to check that your new fridge will fit into your kitchen. Before purchasing a new fridge, measure your home’s entranceways and any interior doorways to ensure that your appliance will fit into your home when delivered.

Energy Rating and Running Cost

The energy efficiency of your fridge directly impacts how expensive it is to run and its carbon footprint. Here at Beko, we're committed to developing the most efficient appliances possible to reduce running costs. To learn more about energy ratings, check out our article that explains the UK's new 2022 energy labels.


Before purchasing your new Beko fridge, consider how much cooling space you need and select a fridge with an appropriate capacity. Larder fridges tend to suit large families while small under-counter models are great for small families or those looking to purchase a drinks fridge.

Now you're armed with the right knowledge, why not check out our full range of fridges to find the perfect model for your kitchen? For added peace of mind, selected fridges in our range come with a 10-year parts and labour guarantee, and all built-in fridges have a 2-year parts guarantee when registered within 90 days.

Don't forget to check out our range of matching freezers too. Alternatively, if you think a fridge freezer combination might be the perfect way to save space, browse our Beko fridge freezer range now.

Free 10 year Beko parts guarantee

The Beko 10 year parts guarantee

At Beko, we understand that investing in a home appliance is a big decision. That's why we offer a 10-year Parts Guarantee on selected appliances, offering added reassurance to our customers.* To activate the guarantee, simply register your appliance within 90 days of purchase, and enjoy peace of mind for the next decade.

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*10 Year Beko Parts Guarantee applies to selected Beko Appliances only. The 10 Year Beko Parts Guarantee is in addition to the 1 or 2 Year Parts and Labour Guarantee. For full terms and conditions click here.