Mini Freezer or Tabletop Freezers
When a chest freezer is just too big and you don't have the space, consider a mini-freezer - also known as a counter-top or a table-top freezer.
These mini marvels can chill down to -18 degrees Celsius just like a normal freezer but take only a fraction of the space, and will happily sit on any counter top alongside your toaster or microwave.
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Comparing The Latest Models
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How They Stack Up
The Russell Hobbs is an obvious choice if you want a well-known brand name (with an associated price premium), with the added bonus that it is available in a snazzy black offering as well as the traditional white.
If you need a bit more space, then the SIA - an own brand of retailer Ship It Appliances - is worth considering as it manages to squeeze an extra few litres from a cabinet that is barely any bigger than the others. It is also quite keenly priced compared to the smaller units, though it will cost you a few pence more per year in running costs.
If a counter top freezer is just too small, then consider a small chest freezer. Prices start at around £120 for a capacity of 95 litres with a width of 55cm and height of 85cm.
- Capacity31 litres
Although now made in China, LEC is a British brand that has been in refrigeration since 1942. The 49cm wide cabinet has a full 4* star freezer rating, reversible door and ajustable thermostat.
- Capacity38 litres
The largest counter-top freezer that we can find at the moment, with 38 litres of available space packed into a cabinet just 48x45cm. Features include 6 temperature settings, adjustable feet and a reversible door.
- Capacity33 litres
Another appliance from the Curry's stable of own-brand products under the Logik name, this freezer easily fits onto a kitchen counter and the reversible door and adjustable feet make it convenient to use.
Russell Hobbs RHTTFZ1
- Capacity31 litres
A well-known brand, this Russell Hobbs tabletop freezer offers 31 litres of space so the smallest here, but it does have the advantage of being available in both black and white versions at the same price.
Also available from: Boots
What to Look For When Buying a Mini Freezer
These mini-freezers are proper refrigerated devices just like a full size freezer, so many of the same rules apply:
- They are not frost free and will require periodical defrosting
- They are not suitable for garages or other unheated outbuildings
- They still need adequate ventilation around each side
Spot The Difference
Something you may have noticed is that these types of freezers appear to be very similar looking with identical measurements, capacity and styling.
This isn't unusual in the world of appliances as many smaller brands will be rebadged versions of more well known products - it pays to shop around for the best value!