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


Haier HCE-519R
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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 huge unit has a whopping 519 litres of usable space, making this one of the largest chest freezers around.

Good insulation helps with its energy efficiency (it uses only 385kw/h of electricity per year despite its size) and it has a food safe time of 35 hours, which is useful if you are prone to power-cuts. A handy LCD temperature readout tells you at a glance how cold the interior is.

Haier is a popular Chinese brand that has a long-standing partnership with premium German brand Liebherr, so quality should be pretty good.

There are only two baskets supplied though, and it doesn't look like Haier will guarantee it will be safe in a garage or room that is less than 10 degress Celsius.

One of the biggest chest freezers available with over 500 litres of usable space

Haier HCE-519R

£428.00 from Appliances Online (AO) | Shop Now

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