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Best Kitchen White Goods 2023 – Fridges, Freezers and Dishwashers for Families

If you’re updating your kitchen white goods this year, check out our top picks for family-friendly fridges, freezers and dishwashers first! From interactive doors to fancy slim-fit premium fridges to no-frills and pigeon pairs, we have them all here.

Updating your white goods is a lot to think about

We’ve all been there, walking into a white goods store and wondering what on earth is the difference between the countless fridges and freezers. Why does one have a much smaller price tag than the other? What is frost free and do I need a vegetable drawer?

It’s overwhelming, we get it.

If you’re in the market for upgrading your white goods – namely your fridge, freezer or dishwasher – we have our short list of favourites listed below that we think are worth checking out since they tick our family-friendly boxes!

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Need a new fridge? Check our best white goods for 2023 below! Source: Bigstock

Things to remember when buying kitchen white goods

  • In the kitchen, size really does matter. If you buy too small of a fridge or freezer, you’ll curse it every time you need to put a platter in it.
  • Speaking of platters, if you entertain or use platters often, think twice about side-by-side fridge/freezers. The narrow shelves are very limiting as to what they can fit!
  • Ice and water dispensers are handy, but they also take up valuable fridge and freezer space, are they worth losing the space to you?
  • The most expensive fridge isn’t necessarily the best fridge, so have a look at all of your options.
  • If you plan on having a big family, invest in bigger white goods early. If you have the space, a pigeon-pair fridge and freezer is an excellent choice.
  • Make sure your plates fit your dishwasher or you could be buying a new dining set too.

What size fridge for my family?

It’s important to buy the right size fridge for your family. The more people in your family, the bigger the fridge you need!

  • 1-2 people / 250-380L
  • 3-4 people / 350–530L
  • 5+ people / 440L+ (add 28.5L to capacity for every extra family member)

If you find yourself stuck on sizes, it’s perhaps better to buy a fridge a little too big and not fill it to capacity straight away than a fridge too small which is constantly packed and working overtime to circulate cool air.


Best white goods for growing families

Samsung 640L Family Hub™ French Door Smart Refrigerator

PRICE: $4,449
WHERE TO BUY: Samsung

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The Samsung Family Hub™ French Door Smart Refrigerator is as sleek looking as it is smart, with its Autofill Infuser Water Jug and handy Family Hub™ display where you can access recipes, share messages, synch calendars and more – this fridge does a whole lot more than just chill. The heart of the kitchen, this fridge has a generous 640L capacity and even comes with a 10-year warranty on the Digital Inverter Compressor. Wowsers!

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LG 508L Slim French Door Fridge with InstaView

PRICE: $3,699
WHERE TO BUY: LG

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A standard fridge space no longer means you must compromise on fridge style or features, thanks to LG! This cool matte black-coloured LG Slim French Door Fridge fits into an 850mm wide space, no worries. The InstaView Door-in-Door® feature allows you to knock twice to reveal what snacks and drinks you have in your fridge without even opening the door so no cold air escapes. Magic and definitely one of our best fridges for 2023!

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Hisense Bottom Mount PureFlat Taupe Steel 417L Refrigerator

PRICE: $1,999
WHERE TO BUY: Hisense

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Get ready to pay less on your electricity bill folks, the all-new Hisense Bottom Mount PureFlat Taupe Steel refrigerator is about to flip it on its head – this fridge offers an unparalleled 7-Star Energy Rating, the highest energy-rated fridge in Australia! The smart Inverter Technology maintains ideal temperatures for longer, meaning quieter cooling and greater reliability. It’s a bold, sleek statement for any kitchen PLUS it has a Twist Ice Maker and soft LED lighting so you can see your snacks with ease.

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Kelvinator 503L Top Mount Refrigerator

PRICE: $1,099
WHERE TO BUY: The Good Guys

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Not only one of our best fridge choices but also excellent value for money, this traditional Kelvinator top-mount fridge and freezer is a budget-friendly winner. It features adjustable SpillSafe glass shelves, FlexStor adjustable door bin storage and a generously sized vegetable crisper drawer to keep a week’s worth of fruit and veg fresh, no worries. Bonus points for the side pocket handle to keep the door design seamless.

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Westinghouse 466L Single Door Refrigerator

PRICE: $1,859
WHERE TO BUY: Appliances Online

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A vertical (or upright) single fridge and freezer combination is ideal for larger families. A pigeon pair (fridge and freezer) has much greater capacity than a two-in-one white goods appliance – you can literally stack this Westinghouse 466L Single Door Refrigerator from top to bottom thanks to adjustable door bins and SpillSafe™ glass shelves. Surely that means fewer trips to the supermarket too? Scroll down for the matching pigeon pair freezer!

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Westinghouse 388L Single Door Freezer

PRICE: $1,947
WHERE TO BUY: Appliances Online

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A freezer designed with pigeon pairing in mind, this 388L Westinghouse Single Door Freezer fits seamlessly alongside the Westinghouse Single Door Refrigerator. Featuring three full-width freezer baskets, SpillSafe™ glass shelves, twist and serve ice maker, plus a quick chill function – this is a family-friendly freezer for sure! Plus you can choose from a left or right-hinged door.

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CHiQ 380L Vertical Hybrid Freezer

PRICE: $997
WHERE TO BUY: The Good Guys

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A Good Guys top seller for good reason, this CHiQ Vertical Hybrid Freezer gives you a huge 380L of easy-to-access freezer space. With a combination of drawers and shelves, there’s ample room for everything. Not just a pick for the best freezer though, you can switch this freezer over to run as a fridge, which comes in super handy at Christmas – it’s a two-in-one!

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Hisense 200L Hybrid Chest Freezer/Fridge

PRICE: $499
WHERE TO BUY: Appliances Online

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If you move house a bit or are renovating, you’ll be pleased to hear Hisense freezers come with rollers, making moving a chest freezer that little bit easier. A traditional chest freezer style, this 200L Hybrid Chest Freezer features include water drains, temperature control, wire baskets and a Fast Freeze function – everything you need for the big freeze!

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Miele G 5000 BK CLST Active Freestanding Dishwasher

PRICE: $1549
WHERE TO BUY: Miele

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Miele white goods are loved all over the world for their ease of use and quietness – even the basic model in the range will impress! The Miele G 5000 BK CLST Active Freestanding dishwasher can be programmed 24 hours in advance, has a Quick Power Wash function (under an hour for a cycle) and can save up to 40% electricity with the Thermo Save function.

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Bosch Serie 8 Fully-Integrated Dishwasher

PRICE: $2,090
WHERE TO BUY: Bing Lee

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A dishwasher so big, you could fit the kitchen sink in this beautiful German-made Bosch Serie 8 Fully-Integrated Dishwasher! Featuring 14 place settings, three racks, eight programs, an interior light and the fancy TimeLight technology where the remaining wash cycle time is projected onto the floor is a genius idea.

Do note that this is an integrated dishwasher so, you do have to have a cabinetmaker make an external front door panel to match your kitchen – who knew you could practically HIDE your kitchen white goods?!

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There you have it, folks, a shortlist of our top picks for best white goods, covering fridges, freezers and dishwashers to suit growing families. Do you have a white goods recommendation that you love? We’d love to hear it!

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

1 Comment

  1. Avatar of Sheila.K

    Oh MY, it looks great! Can’t wait to cook em this Sunday!

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