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Cheap fridges: what you should keep in mind

You want to buy a cheap refrigerator, but what functions can you expect? Has a cheap fridge-freezer of € 250, - for example anti-icing, or do you not get a fridge-freezer for this amount at all? In this article you can read what you can expect from a cheap fridge.

Refrigerators up to € 250, -

Refrigerators up to € 250, -

A refrigerator of up to € 250 is usually a table model, but there are also small fridge-freezer combinations. With a maximum height of 120 centimeters, a refrigerator in this price range is suitable for 1 or 2 people. Do not expect much of the cooling performance, because a cheap refrigerator generally has a basic cooling quality.

What you can expect at a glance:

  • Bench top and small fridge-freezer

  • No anti-icing (defrosting 5 or 6 times a year)

  • Basic class cooling quality

  • Mechanical temperature control (none precise storage temperature)

Refrigerators from € 250, - to € 350, -

Refrigerators from € 250, - to € 350, -

If you are looking for a cheap refrigerator for 3 to 4 people, start your search within this price range. You will find here a normal size fridge-freezer and the cheapest 1-door refrigerators. For cheap refrigerators with anti-icing, you need a little more budget.

What to expect at a glance:

  • Bench top, fridge-freezer, 1-door refrigerator
  • No anti-icing (defrosting 5 or 6 times a year)
  • Base class cooling quality
  • Mechanical temperature control (no precise storage temperature)

Refrigerators from € 350, - to € 500, -

Refrigerators from € 350, - to € 500, -

If you want a fridge with anti-icing, you will end up in this price range. The refrigerators mainly have Low Frost, but you can also find models with No Frost. Handy, because now you do not have to defrost the freezer compartment or only 1 or 2 times a year. For cheap American fridges you start searching from € 500, -.

What you can expect at a glance:

  • Bench top, fridge-freezer, 1-door refrigerator
  • Low Frost (defrost once or twice a year)
  • Basic and middle class cooling quality
  • Digital temperature control with selection options

Refrigerators from € 500, - to € 700, -

Refrigerators from € 500, - to € 700, -

From € 500, - you can find cheap American fridges. Within this price range you expect a fridge-freezer with good quality. You can expect a cooling quality of middle class or top class. When setting the temperature you have complete freedom of choice due to digital temperature selection.

What you can expect at a glance:

  • Large fridge-freezer, 1-door refrigerator, American fridge
  • No Frost (never thaw)
  • Mid and top class cooling quality
  • Digital temperature control with temperature selection

Second Chance

Also take a look at the second chance refrigerators if you are looking for a cheap refrigerator. Here you will find new refrigerators that are technically all right, but have minor damage for example. Sometimes a refrigerator was unpacked and then returned or was it used as a photo model. Because we are no longer allowed to sell the product as new, you get a discount.


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