Methodology presents the most energy efficient professional refrigerators and freezers on the European market.


The products listed:

Technical criteria

All models on meet the following criteria:

Category Maximum annual energy consumption
Glass-door refrigerators 700 kWh + ( liters net volume * 1 kWh/liter )
Ice cream freezers 540 kWh + ( liters net volume * 0.7 kWh/liter )
Supermarket freezers 2100 kWh + ( liters net volume * 1 kWh/liter )
Other categories will be added when product information is available. For example:

Energy consumption

* Reason for the correction are different door opening regimes for EN ISO 23953-2:2005 (6 second door openings) and EN 441 (12 second door openings), respectively.

Data sources

Order of presentation

Products are ranked according to energy (kWh/year). The order of presentation can be changed by clicking on the rows' headings. Compare models by checking them and clicking on compare.


Brand, Model, Other models

Brand with link to website. As a general rule, the basic model is shown and other corresponding models with more expensive configuration are shown in a separate row.

Electricity costs

Costs for electricity during product's life time. Assumptions:

Net volume

Net volume in liters.

Gross volume

Gross volume in liters.

Storage temperatures

Storage temperature range in °C.


Annual energy consumption in kWh/year. Accepted measuring protocols see above.


Ambient temperature

The ambient temperature range in °C indicates the recommended room temperature range for cold appliances according to the climate classes.

Name Climate class Ambient temperature range
SN Extended temperate +10°C bis +32°C
N Temperate +16°C bis +32°C
ST Subtropical +16°C bis +38°C
T Tropical +16°C bis +43°C


Width x depth x height in cm.



Standards and labels

Energy label and ecodesign requirements: Government programmes in the EU:


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07/2012 Geilinger/Bush