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A fridge is an absolute must have for any kitchen, without them you can't keep your food fresh! Buying or renting a fridge on credit using a pay monthly or pay weekly payment plan is now available.

Upright Freezers

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An upright freezer is a more convenient way of storing your frozen food. Got bad credit or no credit history? There are a few online catalogues which are slightly more lenient with their credit checks.

Chest Freezers

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Chest freezers provide a much larger space for storing all of your frozen goods. Many catalogues now offer freezers on finance with the option to buy now and pay later if you don't have the money to hand.

Fridge Freezers

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Only if you have a very large family would you want a seperate fridge and freezer, otherwise the fridge freezer is ideal and you can now find dozens of them from UK catalogues like Homebuy and Dial a TV.

Small Appliances

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If you've just moved home you may want to consider buying your toaster, kettle, coffee machine, blender, iron and other small appliances on a flexible finance plan with a catalogue like Argos or Lookagain.

Buying Guide - a few tips and things to consider when buying a fridge freezer

The cold temperatures in your fridge prevent bacteria from reproducing; therefore, food remains edible for a longer period. The standard temperatures of a fridge are 2 – 6 degree Celsius this is just a few degrees above the freezing point of water. The freezer, on the other hand, goes below 0 degrees Celsius and some can maintain a temperature of as low as -34 degree Celsius. For convenience, most refrigerators come equipped with a freezer.

Let’s look at some considerations when looking to land a great freezer;

Types of fridge freezers

Fridge freezers come in different designs. The French door is the most common model currently. It comes with two doors at the top and a freezer at the lower part of the fridge. The top freezer is considered the traditional fridge, and as the name suggests, the freezer is placed at the upper part of the machine. With the fridge on one side and freezer on the other, the side-by-side model also comes equipped with a through-the-door water and ice dispenser. Built-in models can either come in French door, side by side, or top freezers. They also come in four doors, and the only difference is that the outside matches your kitchen décor.

Size of your kitchen versus capacity of the fridge

Having taken into account the type of fridge freezer you want, it is also important to consider the space in your house as well as the storage space the machine offers. You may end up buying a fridge that will take up a lot of space in the kitchen or even end up not fitting in your kitchen. On the other hand, if you do your shopping in bulk, you may need a fridge that has the storage capacity of close to 33 cubic feet.

Food choices and family lifestyle

A family that consumes a lotof perishable goods requires a high storage capacity. People who consume greens mostly need a fridge that is larger than the freezer. The same concept applies to a family that mostly consumes frozen meals; they may need a freezer that is large enough to cater for their lifestyle.

Family size

The larger the family, the more items a fridge freezer should be able to hold. Some fridge freezers come with what may be called child-friendly added advantages, like the water dispensers or the easy-to-open outside doors where commonly used drinks and snacks are stored without having to open the main fridge door.

Ease of cleaning

Fridge freezer racks come in two forms; smooth, which maybe plastic or glass (these are very easy to clean), and wire racks, which take a little more time to clean. Naturally, everyone wants a unit that is easy to clean.

Energy consumption

This has become a deal breaker for a lot of purchases. The star rating done by EA is a guideline to purchasing eco-friendly appliances.


You need to know how much you are willing to spend on the appliances and how much you have set aside. There is no need to buy highly expensive fridge freezer that will strain your budget when a cheaper one can serve the same purpose.

Fridges on Finance with Bad Credit

Most people buy a fridge freezer on credit because they can't quite afford to buy one outright, or perhaps it's simply because the weekly or monthly installments look much more appealing.

Either way, getting accepted for a finance plan on a fridge freezer is not a guarantee. Many stores offer interest free credit, however as a consequence, they tend to have fairly strict credit checks.
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