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How Much Electricity Does a Chest Freezer Use?

How energy efficient are chest freezers?

Chest Freezer Energy ConsumptionElectricity seems to be an ever-rising household expense, but do you know how much each household appliance actually uses? Despite being 'always on', the relatively low cost of running a freezer per day might surprise you.

To help you, here is our animated comparison graph that shows all current chest freezers with their capacity, annual energy use and approximate annual cost.

Generally speaking, the larger the capacity the higher the energy usage. Use the drop-down menu to filter by size group to see how similar sized models compare.

Shorter lines = more economical
(costs based on 20p per kWh, that's 1 unit of electricity)