Fridge Buying Guide

Fridges play a starring role in kitchens, which makes buying a new one a bit of a big deal. Discover the best in Bar Fridges, Wine Fridges, French Door Fridges and more. The Good Guys have all the best fridge brands from LG and Samsung to Hisense and Fisher & Paykel. Need help narrowing the search? Follow our guide to buying the right fridge for your lifestyle and budget.

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Find The Right Fridge For You

Which Fridge Is Right For You?

When selecting a refrigerator, it's essential to consider your specific needs, lifestyle, and budget to find a model that best suits you. Different types of refrigerators serve different household and functions, from the reliable Top Mount Fridge to Bar or Wine Fridges for those looking to up their hosting game. These days fridges come packed with features and in a range of finishes to make your kitchen experience the best it can be.

Sizing Tips & Space Considerations

As a general rule, one to two people will need 200 to 400 litres, three to four people will need 520 to 600 litres, and five-plus people will need 700 litres. Average dimensions can vary, so be sure to measure your fridge space for accuracy. Learn how to pick the perfect fridge, as well as freezers and other kitchen accessories to make the space of your dreams.

1-2 People

A 200 to 400 litre fridge suits single or small households of one to two people.

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3-4 People

If there are three or four of you, you’ll want a 520 to 600 litre fridge.

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5+ People

Bigger families of more than five people will need at least a 700 litre fridge.

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Top Mount Fridges:

Ideal for smaller households, typically ranging from 200 to 400 litres. They often have a freezer compartment on top. Average dimensions are 160-180 cm (H) x 70-80 cm (W) x 60-70 cm (D).

Bottom Mount Fridges:

Great for medium-sized families, with capacities between 300 to 500 litres. These fridges have a freezer compartment at the bottom. Average dimensions are 170-180 cm (H) x 70-80 cm (W) x 70-80 cm (D).

Side by Side Fridges:

Perfect for larger families, offering 500 to 700 litres of space. These fridges feature two vertical compartments, one for the freezer and one for the refrigerator, providing ample storage and easy access. Average dimensions are 170-180 cm (H) x 90-100 cm (W) x 70-80 cm (D).

French Door Fridges:

Excellent for those who entertain often, with capacities from 520 to 600 litres. They combine the benefits of side-by-side and bottom mount designs, with double doors for the fridge and a freezer drawer at the bottom. Average dimensions are 170-180 cm (H) x 90-100 cm (W) x 70-80 cm (D).

Bar Fridges:

Convenient for small spaces or additional storage, usually ranging from 50 to 150 litres. These compact fridges are perfect for beverages and snacks, fitting easily under counters or in small nooks. Average dimensions are 50-85 cm (H) x 45-55 cm (W) x 50-60 cm (D).

At The Good Guys, we calculate refrigerator capacity based on the usable space, excluding shelving, drawers, and other elements. Keep in mind that other suppliers or manufacturers might measure capacity differently, using either usable/net space or total/gross space. Since these are average sizes, actual dimensions may vary, so we recommend measuring your space and checking product details to ensure a perfect fit.

"Black is big for fridges – matte black, black glass and black stainless steel textures. Dark shades bring a real sophistication to a space, and it’s a look you can carry through all your kitchen appliances.” - Peter Simic, The Good Guys Buyer - Refrigeration & Laundry

Fridge Tips And Tricks

Are you in search of a new refrigerator but feeling a bit overwhelmed? Take a look at our helpful tips and suggestions to steer you in the right direction. To simplify things for you we offer delivery, installation, and removal services for your old fridge.

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Real Reviews

LG 420L Bottom Mount Fridge

Juls' Customer Review

"I absolutely adore my new black Bottom Mount Fridge. It is the perfect size for our family and just looks so sleek. I LOVE IT!"

Westinghouse 431L Fridge

Maree's Customer Review

"This fridge is perfect for me spacious, brightly lit and well thought out design. Very happy with this purchase."

Haier 489L French Door Fridge

James' Customer Review

"What I like about this fridge is it's got very good storage in both the fridge and freezer compartments, I have a full side of lamb in the freezer with room still for more, love the modern look and the chilled water on tap."

Samsung 655L Refrigerator

Ofelia's Customer Review

"Just great! So roomy! Perfect for my many condiments, drinks and frozen items. Just love my Samsung Refrigerator 655L Side by Side!"

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Fridge Technolgy Glossary

We’ll break down all the tech talk and acronyms that you need to know.

Energy Efficiency

Using less energy to perform the same task. This essentially leads to eliminating energy waste. In the process, you can cut down your energy bills and help reduce pollution.


A compartment in the refrigerator designed to keep fruits and vegetables fresh by maintaining optimal humidity levels.

Shelf Liner

A protective material placed on refrigerator shelves to prevent spills, leaks, and make cleaning easier.

Door Gasket

The rubber seal around the refrigerator door that helps maintain the internal temperature by preventing cold air from escaping.

Ice Maker

A built-in device that produces ice cubes or crushed ice, typically located in the freezer compartment.

Water Dispenser

A feature often found on the refrigerator door, providing chilled water without the need to open the fridge.

Defrost Timer

A component that controls the automatic defrosting cycle in the freezer to prevent ice build up and maintain efficient operation.


Motorized pump responsible for circulating the refrigerant and maintaining cooling.

Condenser Coil

Coils that release heat from the refrigerant, aiding in cooling.