- Safe for Garage Use
- Lockable Lid
- Interior light
- Works down to -15 degrees Celsius
- Running Costs only Average
IN A SENTENCE...
Garage friendly with a good range of extra features like an interior light and lockable lid
ABOUT THIS FREEZER
This feature packed new model from Beko has just about everything you could want in a freezer and certainly ticks all the boxes!
In addition to a cavernous 360 litres of space which is ideal for family use, there's also a lockable lid which is counterbalanced so it won't slam shut and a bright interior light.
Likes the Garage
Best of all, there's Beko's FreezerGuard technology which allows the freezer to work in air temperatures of down to -15 degrees Celsius which makes it perfect for the garage!
Beko get top marks for being unusually generous and providing three wire baskets to help with organising your frozen food amongst all that internal space - you're usually lucky to get two at best.
The noise rating of 44 decibels is a bit higher than average, but this won't be a problem if it is out in the garage. It has an impressive rising time of 36 hours (in a powercut, that's how long food starts to thaw and spoil).
People appreciate the size and the fact it can be kept in a garage, though the powercord is a bit short and the running costs are about average.
A smaller version - the Beko CFA1100 with 298 litres is also available but otherwise shares this unit's great set of features.
WHERE TO BUYAbout
These retailers are well established and have a good reputation among purchasers.
Over the years, we've noticed some online only outfits pop-up and offer very competitive prices but cut corners on delivery and customer service, and tend to not last very long!
- Appliances Online (AO)
Online only but been going for 20 years and stock exchange listed (FTSE 250). Own delivery and installation staff. They recycle over 700,000 fridges per year!
The popular High Street chemist has been running their online-only appliance centre for a few years now. Fulfilled by AO, they have the same low prices and in addition you can earn advantage card points - usually over 1000 on a chest freezer!
Another well-known UK brand with a strong online presence as well as a wide network of bricks and mortar stores (speak to real people!)
Founded in 1921, East Anglia based Hughes is the UK's 4th largest electrical retailer and in addition to a full online presence has 36 retail stores predominantly in the east and the midlands areas, that also offer a handy click and collect service
- John Lewis
Offers legendary customer service both online and in store, and have many own brand items including chest freezers as well as their own delivery and installation crews
- Sonic Direct
Boasting a 5 star Trust Pilot rating and their Bradford store being the UK's largest independent electrical retail outlet, you can be sure that Sonic really know electricals and have helped many satisfied customers over the years
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The amount of actual usable interior space for storage of food
That's about 18 bags of shopping
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). Read about freezers in garages
Minimum ambient air temperature of place where the freezer will be used
86cm High (with lid closed)
Remember to allow a couple of centimetres air gap around the sides
Total amount of energy the freezer will use in one year, based on normal usage (1 kWh is equal to 1 unit of electricity).
Rating based on energy efficiency. Most are rated F, based on the new scale of A to G. A new rating system came into effect in March 2021
Annual Energy Cost £60.60
Approximate annual cost of electricity to run the freezer based on normal usage. Assumes an average rate of 20p per unit
No chest freezers are currently frost-free. Find out why in this article
Lockable Lid: Yes
Whether the lid has a lock fitted in the handle (useful to stop young children opening the lid)
Interior Light: Yes
Whether the freezer has an interior light that comes on when the lid is opened
Noise: 44 decibels
Particularly important if the freezer will be kept in a room inside your property
Foodsafe Time: 36 hours
Maximum time that the freezer can keep food safe to eat in the event of a powercut. May also be called the rising time
OTHERS TO CONSIDER
The following are a similar size and specification:
A great value chest freezer from Curry's own brand with plenty of space to offer
Good range of features and safe to keep in the garage even down to -15 degrees Celsius
Features a very high foodsafe time of 57 hours - peace of mind in a powercut
Mid-weight good value chest freezer from Curry's own brand