FREEZERS

When buying a new fridge, freezer or fridge/freezer combo it is important to understand what the delivery terms are. Homebase has a good record when it comes to customer care and making sure that customers get their big kitchen appliances delivered on time.

Homebase Freezers - A chest freezer is the cheapest to buy and can fit in almost any part of the kitchen or even outside in the garage or utility room. A good chest freezer should have plenty of space so try to look for one with a minimum of 2 cubic feet storage - Homebase currently has a chest freezer for under £99 and features a 4 star rating, fast freeze utility and a manual temperature control.

Homebase Kitchen AppliancesA under the counter freezer also fits compactly in most spaces in the kitchen. Buy one with a good energy efficiency , like A+ which will save on your electric bill. A combined fridge freezer offers the best value for money but make sure you have the space for one as they stand on their own.

A fridge freezer is typically split into two parts with the bottom part being the freezer. The freezer compartments are quite small with just a few shelves and are not probably big enough for a large family. A freezer will need to big enough to store frozen veg, meat, ice cream, chips and ready meals. The packaging alone takes up quite a bit of room.

Looking on the internet for the best deals for a new fridge or freezer can be frustrating as many electrical retailer shops do not include VAT or delivery charges. Google searches must be treated with caution and look to buy some names you can trust such as Candy, Hotpoint, Electrolux, Panasonic, Smeg, Samsung, Whirlpool, Indesit, Beko, CDA and a budget freezer from White Knight.

Home base is a brand you can trust so you could pop down to your store and have a look at one and then order online - they have 40 fridges and freezers in stock that costs under £200.