Fridge Freezers

In order to be featured on Top10, fridge freezers must comply with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1060/2010 with regard to energy labelling of household refrigeration appliances, and meet the following criterion:

  • For freestanding fridge-freezers, Energy Efficiency Index rating of < 22 (corresponding to the A+++ label class)
  • For integrated fridge-freezers, Energy Efficiency Index rating of < 33 (corresponding to the A++ label class). Fewer A+++ integrated fridge freezers are available than freestanding models.

Ecodesign minimum rating

The current minimum energy rating of a fridge-freezer that can be placed on the market is the A+ class.

Best available technology

The most efficient fridge-freezers currently on the market achieve the A+++ class.

Glossary

Annual energy consumption: energy consumption per year in kWh, based on manufacturers’ declarations of standard test results for 24 hours.

Climate Class: the climate class indicates the temperature range in which the product is designed to operate. Some appliances are designed to operate across multiple ranges. The definition of each is outlined below.

Climate Class

Temperature range (°C)

SN

10 – 32

N

16 – 32

ST (Sub-Tropical)

18 – 38

T (Tropical)

18 – 43

Construction: free-standing or built-in (integrated).

Energy Efficiency Index: the basis for the determination of the energy efficiency class: the lower the value, the more efficient the refrigerator.

Energy label: the energy efficiency class according to the EU energy label. The classes range from A+++ (most efficient) to D (least efficient). New appliances below an A+ rating are not allowed to enter the market under the terms of the Eco-Design Requirements for Energy-related Products (ErP) Directive.

Noise level: the noise emissions of the product in operation, in dB.

Featured Products

  • Gorenje ORK193C
    Gorenje ORK193C
    • Energy rating: A+++
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 154
  • Megaman 14W Opal Classic B22
    Megaman 14W Opal Classic B22
    • Energy rating: A+
    • Equivalent watts: 100W
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 14
    • Luminous efficacy (lm/W): 108.6429
    • Power (W): 14
  • Hoover One-Fi Bagless VR810F01
    Hoover One-Fi Bagless VR810F01
    • Energy rating: A
    • Input power (W): 850W
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 27
  • Bosch KIV87VS30G
    Bosch KIV87VS30G
    • Energy rating: A++
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 231
  • Liebherr GT3632
    Liebherr GT3632
    • Energy rating: A++
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 225
    • Energy efficiency index: 23.6218