- Interior Light and Lockable Lid
- Works down to -15 degrees Celsius
- Safe for Garage Use
IN A SENTENCE...
Good range of features and safe to keep in the garage even down to -15 degrees Celsius
This is the smaller brother to the Beko CF1300APW although it still packs in almost 300 litres of usable space and otherwise shares the same great features as that unit.
Lock and Light
For starters, there is a counterbalanced lid (won't slam shut on you!) and it is also lockable to keep the kids away from the ice lollies. A lid-mounted internal light helps you find what you need.
Likes the Garage
Best of all, this freezer has Beko's FreezerGuard technology which allows the freezer to work in air temperatures of down to -15 degrees Celsius - making it perfect for the garage or other unheated outbuildings.
It comes with two removable storage baskets to help you organise your food stash which is nice to see (some freezers only come with one). People like the easy installation, but think the power cord could be longer.
This is a deservedly popular unit in the medium-large category and has very good user feedback. Beko were one of the first to make their freezers garage compatible.
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The amount of actual usable interior space for storage of food
That's about 15 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 £54.40
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: 43 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
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