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

John LewisJLCH401

John Lewis JLCH401
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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.

No chest freezers are currently frost-free. Find out why in this article

In Detail

Top of the John Lewis own brand range with a massive 404 litres of space and a 31 hour food safe time in the event of a power cut. Comes with 3 wire baskets and like all John Lewis freezers this one needs to be kept in an area where the temperature does not fall below 10 degrees Celsius.

Being John Lewis, a generous 3 year guarantee is standard (upgrade to 5 years for £100), and there is free delivery by the well-respected JL delivery team.

A built-in low frost system supposedly reduces frost build up by up to 80% meaning you don't need to defrost for up to 5 years, although we've not been able to verify this.

The biggest freezer available in the premium quality John Lewis range

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