Chest Freezer Reviews ... since 2011 - a Hand-Picked Guide


Bush BCF99L
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Key Features
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The amount of actual usable interior space for storage of food

We've categorised freezers into small, medium, large and x-large

Whether the manufactured has confirmed that this freezer can be safely used in unheated spaces where the temperature may drop close to or below, freezing (0 degrees Celsius)

Minimum ambient air temperature of place where the freezer will be used

Total width of the unit. Remember to allow a couple of centimetres air gap around the sides

Total height of the unit (with lid closed)

Total depth of the unit. Remember to allow a couple of centimetres air gap at the back

Total amount of energy the freezer will use in one year, based on normal usage (1 kWh = 1 unit of electricity)

Ranked according to energy efficiency. Most are A+, those ranked A++ and even A+++ are very economical

Whether the lid has a lock fitted in the handle (useful to stop young children opening the lid)

Whether the freezer has an interior light that comes on when the lid is opened

Noise rating of the compressor in decibels. Particularly important if the freezer will be kept in a room inside your property

Maximum time that the freezer can keep food safe to eat in the event of a powercut. May also be called the rising time.

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In Detail

This entry level model from Bush has below average energy consumption at 171 kwh per year (approx. £25/year). Other than that it's a no-frills compact chest freezer with a counterbalanced lid and one basket - fairly standard stuff.

It does have a 24 hour rising time (that's how long food can last a power cut and still be safe to eat), which is pretty good for a basic freezer. The front mounted drain plug is a welcome addition and makes defrosting easier. Although this unit is capable of working down to 10 degrees Celsius, Bush have stated this is not suitable for use outdoors.

A black version is also available that has the same specification but with a bit more of a jazzy appearance.

Cheap and cheerful no-nonsense entry level freezer that just does the job

Bush BCF99L

£99.99 from Argos | Shop Now

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