Selection Criteria Cold Appliances
Topten.eu presents the most energy efficient refrigerators and freezers on the European market: only A+++ models are listed on topten.eu.
The efficient cold appliances on Topten are categorised as follows:
Order of presentationThe products are ranked according to their energy efficiency index (EU energy label). The order of presentation can be changed by clicking on the headings of the tables.
Net volumeNet volume according to the EU energy label. Several volumes may be distinguished:
Height, width and depht (cm)
The dimensions of the model are indicated in cm.
Ambient temperature (°C)
The ambient temperature indicates the recommended room temperature range for cold appliances according to the climate classes. Sub-tropical and tropical appliances get a bonus in the energy efficiency index.
Energy class and energy efficiency indexSince December 2011 the energy label from 2010 with classes up to A+++ is mandatory. The classification is based on the energy efficiency index (EEI).
Energy (kWh/year)Annual energy consumption, according to the labelling regulation No. 1060/2010.
Available in countriesThis item displays the availability of models in European countries according to producers’ declarations, national Topten sites and other data bases such as Encodex. "EU" means all countries of the European Union. However, the availability is sometimes difficult to define precisely, as it can depend on marketing and sales decisions by retailers and national manufacturing units. "On demand" means that producers could not indicate the availability and that consumers have to ask in their countries on their own. The country codes are according to ISO.
Standards and Labels
Producers and retailers are kindly asked to contact info(at)topten.eu to inform about more products meeting the Topten selection criteria.
March 2012, Bush, Michel