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

John LewisJLCH140

John Lewis JLCH140
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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

An entry level chest freezer from respected retailer John Lewis which has 140 litres of usable space so bigger than most entry level models though it's a bit more expensive too.

It has a food safe time of 25 hours which is useful if you should be unlucky to suffer a power cut. Comes with a 3 year warranty (can be upgraded to 5 years for £70) and the legendary John Lewis customer service includes free delivery and setup.

Like all John Lewis freezers this one needs to be kept in an area where the temperature does not fall below 10 degrees Celsius so probably not good for the garage. Made in Hungary.

Entry level good quality freezer under the John Lewis brand with 3 year warranty

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