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Essentials C97CFW18
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Key Features
  • Prices from £120.00
  • Good Value for Money
  • One Basket Supplied
  • Front Drain Port
  • Safe for Garage Use
Full Specification

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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. More details...

In Detail

Another basic own brand model from Currys that just does what it says on the tin. It's a popular seller with some good user feedback.

It offers 95 litres of usable storage making it most suitable for a single or two person household, or perhaps an overflow freezer for a family.

One wire basket is supplied, and there is a front drain port to make defrosting easier. Currys say that this is suitable for outbuildings such as garages, even if the temperature gets as low as -15 degrees Celsius thanks to its Winter Security feature.

In the event of a power cut, food is kept safe for up to 24 hours which is quite reasonable given the unit's size and cost.

One of the cheapest chest freezers that you can keep safely in the garage.

One thing we've noticed is that this appears to be the same model as the Fridgemaster MCF95 although this Essentials version is a bit cheaper.

Compact and garage friendly with good user feedback. Comes with one basket

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