Separate Vs Combined Fridge Freezer: Pros and Cons

Separate Vs Combined Fridge Freezer: Pros and Cons

If you’re looking to buy a new fridge freezer, you might be wondering whether it’s best to choose a combined option or two separate appliances. Here, we share the pros and cons of both to help you to make the right choice for your home.


Separate fridge freezer pros and cons  

The biggest benefit of having a separate fridge and freezer is that you’ll have more storage space for your fresh and frozen food. This is ideal for larger families or those who need lots of storage space for their food.  

One of the most significant drawbacks of a separate fridge and freezer is that they will take up more space - you'll need to find room for two appliances rather than one. If you have a large kitchen or utility area, this won’t be an issue, but people with smaller properties may struggle to find space.  

To navigate the space issue, some people choose to keep their freezer in a garage or outhouse. 

Opting for a separate fridge and freezer can also be less cost-effective than a combined option - both when buying them to begin with and their running costs. Two appliances use more energy to run than one, so this is something else that needs to be considered - especially with the current price of energy.  

Combined fridge freezer pros and cons  

A combined fridge freezer is more cost-effective than a separate fridge and freezer, making it a better choice for those looking to cut their energy bills. They are also usually cheaper to buy, although some American-style appliances can be expensive. However, there are options to suit every budget.  

You’ll also need less space for a combined fridge freezer than for separate appliances, which makes it the best choice for more compact homes.  

The biggest issue with a combined fridge freezer is that there could be limited space, especially if you like to store lots of fresh and frozen items. However, couples and smaller families will typically find that combined fridge freezers offer enough capacity, especially if they choose a large, American-style option.  

Need a new fridge freezer? Contact the CB Domestics team today to discuss your requirements.