Top 5 Best Retro Fridge Freezers

There is always room for something retro in the home and where best to have this than in the kitchen. A retro fridge freezer will bring charm to even the most modern kitchen.

With the right colour to match your other appliances, such as blender, mixer, kettle and toaster, and these are of course available also in retro style from various makes, you can make your dream kitchen a reality and co-ordinate to your heart’s contend.

Both SMEG and GORENJE offers a 70:30 split and 60:40 split variety. Depending on your needs, choosing between the different fridge to freezer split is going to be pretty obvious. If you require less of a freezer space and more room for fresh food then the 70:30 would suit you.

However, if you would rather have more freezer space which is the common configuration for modern fridge freezers then the 60:40 would work better for your. The fridge in this combination is on top while the freezer at the bottom while with the 70:30 split, this is the opposite.

If you must know, SMEG, GORENJE and SWAN also produce matching appliances for the kitchen and living room in keeping with the vintage design and colour options.


The Best Retro Fridge Freezer

Here we look at 5 of the Best Retro Fridge-Freezers you can buy in the market right now. You can use the links below to access the items on Amazon:

SMEG FAB32 Fridge Freezer [A++]

SMEGFab32

50’s style refrigerator-freezer from the people who knows best. The Smeg FAB32 comes in 7 different colours, so you can choose the one that suits you. It also uses the modern split ratio for fridge to freezer of 60:40 which works for most people.

  • Gross capacity: 342 litres
  • 2 Adjustable thermostats
  • Noise level: 41 dB (A) RE 1 pW
  • Energy consumption: 229 kw/h per year
  • Climatic class: SN-T
  • Freezing capacity: 10kg/24h
  • Thaw time: 18h

Refrigerator

  • Fresh food capacity: 229 litres
  • Automatic defrost
  • 3 Adjustable glass shelves
  • 1 Fruit and vegetable container
  • 1 Covered storage box
  • 1 Chrome wine rack

Freezer (Four stars)


  • Frozen food capacity: 92 litres – BIGGER FREEZER
  • 2 Drawers
  • 1 Fast freezing drawer

Colour Options: Red, Cream, Pastel Green, Pastel Blue, Black, Lime Green, Pink

Energy Rating: A++

SMEG FAB30 Fridge Freezer [A++]

SMEGFab30

If you want to stay true to the original retro fridge freezers, then the SMEG FAB30 is the one for you. The freezer is on top instead of what you get with modern fridge freezers, at the bottom. However, this also means that the freezer is smaller with a fridge to freezer ratio of 70:30. In terms of colour choices, you get 10 which is 3 more than compared to FAB32.

  • Gross capacity: 295 litres
  • Fast cooling switch
  • Noise level: 38 dB(A) RE 1 pW
  • Energy consumption: 212 Kw/h per year
  • Climatic class: SN-T
  • Freezing capacity: 3kg/24h
  • Thaw time: 15h

Refrigerator

  • Fresh food capacity: 229 litres
  • Automatic defrost
  • 3 Adjustable glass shelves
  • 1 fruit and vegetable container
  • 1 covered storage box
  • 1 chrome wine rack

Freezer (Four stars)

  • Frozen food capacity: 64 litres – SMALLER FREEZER
  • 1 adjustable shelf with ice cube tray

Colour Options: Cream, Red, Silver, Pink, Pastel Blue, Pastel Green, Blue, Orange, Black, Lime Green – MORE COLOURS

Energy Rating: A++

GORENJE RF60309 Fridge Freezer [A++]

GorenjeRF60309

Gorenje RF60309 Fridge Freezer has the same split ratio as the SMEG FAB30 at 70:30 meaning a smaller freezer.

  • 1 compressor
  • Total gross/net volume: 296 / 294 l
  • Capacity of cooling compartment: gross/net: 231 / 229 l
  • Capacity of freezer compartment: gross/net: 65 / 65 l – SMALLER FREEZER
  • Freezing capacity in 24 hours: 4.5 kg/24h
  • Power cut safe time: 22 h
  • Energy consumption kWh/24h: 0.58 kWh
  • Energy consumption kWh/year: 213 kWh
  • Level of noise (max.): 38 dB
  • Dimensions (W×H×D): 60 × 173.4 × 64 cm
  • Net weight: 69 kg
  • Connected load: 100 w

Refrigerator

  • Decorative cover
  • Type of interior light: LED
  • 4 glass shelves
  • Bottle holder
  • Dairy shelf
  • Bottle shelf with fixed trap
  • Flexible egg tray (12×)
  • Deep door two-partition bottle shelf
  • Large crisper pan for vegetables and fruit

Freezer

  • 1 wire shelf in freezer department
  • 1 compartment with door for frozen food
  • 1 ice tray

Colour Options: Black, Cream, Royal Coffee, Burgundy, Snow White, Silver

Energy Rating: A++

Gorenje RK60359 Retro Fridge [A++]

GorenjeRK60359

Already well received on Reevoo, the Gorenje RK60359 received 9/10 stars rating. With a 60:40 fridge freezer split it does have more space compared to the RF60309.

  • 1 compressor
  • Total gross/net volume: 342 / 321 l
  • Capacity of cooling compartment: gross/net: 231 / 229 l
  • Capacity of freezer compartment: gross/net: 111 / 92 l – BIGGER FREEZER
  • Freezing capacity in 24 hours: 4 kg/24h
  • Power cut safe time: 21 h
  • Energy consumption kWh/24h: 0.63 kWh
  • Energy consumption kWh/year: 229 kWh
  • Level of noise (max.): 41 dB
  • Dimensions of the product (W×H×D): 60 × 188.7 × 64 cm
  • Net weight: 77 kg
  • Connected load: 120 w

Refrigerator

  • Decorative cover
  • Type of interior light: LED
  • 4 glass shelves
  • Bottle holder
  • Dairy shelf
  • Bottle shelf with fixed trap
  • Flexible egg tray (12×)
  • Deep door two-partition bottle shelf
  • Large crisper pan for vegetables and fruit

Freezer

  • 2 storage drawers
  • 1 drawer for freezing
  • 1 ice tray

Colour Options: Black, Cream, Royal Coffee, Burgundy, Snow White, Silver

Energy Rating: A++

Swan SR11020GN Retro Fridge Freezer [A+]

SwanSR11020GN

Classic retro design meets modern technology with this exciting new vintage colours. Apart from your standard black and cream, there is pastel green, orange, red and wine red. The SR11020 Fridge Freezer is stylishly designed with chrome handles and chrome trim finish. Inside, it has a chrome wine rack and Swan frosted shelving.

We like that swan worked very hard to complete the entire retro collection for the kitchen to the living room by offering matching colours for appliances such as kettle, standing fan, microwave oven, stand mixer, larder, toaster, dishwasher and table fan.

  • Fridge: 209 l
  • Freezer capacity: 91 l – BIGGER FREEZER
  • Total net capacity: 300 l
  • Freezing capacity: 4.1kg
  • Energy A+
  • Includes: 4x Glass shelves / 1x Chrome wine rack
  • 3 x Freezer drawers and 1 x Salad crisper
  • Dimensions: (H)1899 x (W)595 x (D)645
  • Weight: 69kg

Colour Options: Black, Green, Orange, Red, Wine Red

Energy Rating: A+

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