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

  • Have an Energy Efficiency Index rating of < 33 (corresponding to the A++ label class)

Ecodesign minimum rating

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

Best available technology

The most efficient refrigerators currently on the market achieve the A+++ class.


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)


10 – 32


16 – 32

ST (Sub-Tropical)

18 – 38

T (Tropical)

18 – 43

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

Dimensions: the unpacked dimensions of the product in mm.

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.

Frost-free: whether the freezer compartment has a Frost-Free feature (if applicable)

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

Featured Products

  • Neff I79SH52N0B
    Neff I79SH52N0B
    • Energy rating: A+
    • Fluid dynamic efficiency: 35.2
    • Grease filtering efficiency: 86.6
    • Lighting efficiency (lux/W): 74
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 34
    • Fluid dynamic efficiency class: A
    • Lighting efficiency class: A
    • Grease filtering efficiency class: B
  • Gorenje ORK193C
    Gorenje ORK193C
    • Energy rating: A+++
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 154
  • Sony KDL40WE663BU
    Sony KDL40WE663BU
    • Energy rating: A+
    • On-mode power: 48
    • Standby power (W): 0.5
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 70
  • Integral GU10 Classic PAR16 3.6W
    Integral GU10 Classic PAR16 3.6W
    • Energy rating: A+
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 4
    • Luminous efficacy (lm/W): 69
    • Power (W): 3.6
  • Megaman 3.5W Opal Candle
    Megaman 3.5W Opal Candle
    • Energy rating: A+
    • Equivalent watts: 25W
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 3.5
    • Luminous efficacy (lm/W): 71.4
    • Power (W): 3.5