- 198 Litres (~10 bags of shopping)
- Annual Energy Use: £68.51
- Safe for Garage Use
- Easy Defrosting
- Good Amount of Space
- No Counterbalanced Lid
AT A GLANCE...
Medium size garage friendly unit that just gets on with the job. Comes with one basket
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A popular medium sized freezer from Fridgemaster that has 198 litres of usable interior space which is about 10 full bags of shopping.
Not Confined to the House
Like most people, you may not have space to accommodate a chunky cabinet like this around the house, but Fridgemaster have your back!
They've confirmed this freezer is suitable for outbuildings such as garages, even if the temperature gets as low as -15 degrees Celsius thanks to its WinterGuard feature.
User feedback is very good overall, with people praising both the freezer's compact size and suitability for the garage. Given its size, another basket wouldn't go amiss though as there is plenty of room while still allowing access to items underneath.
The front drain port is easily accessible and makes defrosting much simpler
One wire basket is supplied which allows you quickly grab your most used items
The 'clean back' hides the delicate condenser, looks neater and is also flame retardant
WinterGuard technology means this freezer will safely work in unheated outbuildings
Cool and Not-so-Cool
We are pleased to see the freezer has a drain port located at the front which will make defrosting easier - some freezers hide this around the back meaning you'll have to move the unit around a bit.
One omission is there is no counterbalanced lid, so it won't stay open at an angle unless you hold it up - most rivals do include such a lid.
Also, the recessed handles in the lid annoyed quite a few users - they would have liked a proper handle at the front in the usual place.
This unit is also available in a stylish black version 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).
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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 few centimetres air gap around each side
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 £68.51
Approximate annual cost of electricity to run the freezer based on normal usage. Assumes an average rate of 0.31p per unit
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
For more help, read our buyers guide
|Fridgemaster MCF198B||Logik L198CFB23||Hotpoint CS1A300||Fridgemaster MCF297|
|Capacity||198 litres||198 litres||198 litres||312 litres||297 litres|
|Width||80.2 cm||80.2 cm||77 cm||118 cm||111.4 cm|
|Energy Use||221 kWh/year||221 kWh/year||221 kWh/year||296 kWh/year||289 kWh/year|
|Price||Not in Stock||Not in Stock||£179.00||£359.00||Not in Stock|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is this freezer frost free?
No freezers are currently frost free. Manufacturers recommend defrosting twice a year. Unplug the drain port at the front to let defrosted ice from inside run off into a suitable container.
How much clearance do I need on each side?
you should leave at least 10cm (3") around each edge to allow for good airflow.
Does this freezer have a 'step' inside?
Yes, in common with most freezers there is a boxed-off area at the bottom that contains the motor electrical components. This is not included in the 95 litres of storage.
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