- Safe for Garage Use
- Easy Defrosting
- Useful Amount of Space
- No Counterbalanced Lid
IN A SENTENCE...
Medium size garage friendly unit that just gets on with the job. Comes with one basket
ABOUT THIS FREEZER
A popular medium sized freezer from Fridgemaster that has 198 litres of usable interior space which is about 10 bags of shopping.
It comes with one wire basket but there are no extras like a lockable lid or interior light. It is also missing a counterbalanced lid so it's a little inconvenient if you've got your hands full packing the shopping away.
On the plus side, a front-mounted drain port helps make defrosting easier and the freezer can keep food safe for up to 34 hours in the event of a power cut which is quite impressive.
The best feature is that is has Fridgemaster's Winter Guard technology so it is suitable for outbuildings such as garages, even if the temperature gets as low as -15 degrees Celsius.
Also available in a more contemporary black finish which is particularly useful if you will need to keep in 'on display' in the house.
Worth considering if you can do without the counterbalanced lid, as it's a capable unit that can often be found at a very good price - the black version even more so (it can often be the cheapest freezer in the 200 litre category).
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 10 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
85.4cm 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 £44.20
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: No
Whether the lid has a lock fitted in the handle (useful to stop young children opening the lid)
Interior Light: No
Whether the freezer has an interior light that comes on when the lid is opened
Noise: 40 decibels
Particularly important if the freezer will be kept in a room inside your property
Foodsafe Time: 34 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:
Extremely good value for nearly 200 litres of space and garage friendly too
Extremely good value for nearly 200 litres of space, contemporary black styling
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Great value medium sized freezer that's packed with features and safe for the garage