- Good Value for Money
- One Basket Supplied
- Front Drain Port
- Safe for Garage Use
IN A SENTENCE...
Compact and garage friendly with some good user feedback. Comes with one basket
An entry level freezer from Fridgemaster that just does what it says on the tin. It's a popular seller with some good user feedback.
It offers 95 litres of usable storage making it most suitable for a single or two person household, or perhaps an overflow freezer for a family.
One wire basket is supplied, and there's just space for another if you wish (around £30) though that will of course restrict access to the rest of the freezer given that it's only 54cm wide.
The freezer has a drain port located at the front which will make defrosting easier.
Fridgemaster say that this is suitable for outbuildings such as garages, even if the temperature gets as low as -15 degrees Celsius thanks to its Winter Guard feature. It is still relatively rare to see this on a cheap freezer.
In the event of a power cut, food is kept safe for up to 24 hours which is quite reasonable given the unit's size and cost.
This is one of the cheapest chest freezers that you can keep safely in the garage. People like it's compact nature and that it just gets on with the job.
The recessed handle in the side irked a couple of people - they would have liked a proper handle at the front in the usual place.
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The amount of actual usable interior space for storage of food
That's about 5 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)
Minimum ambient air temperature of place where the freezer will be used
84.2cm 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 A+, those ranked A++ and even A+++ are very economical. A new rating system comes into effect on 1st March 2021
Annual Energy Cost £25.20
Approximate annual cost of electricity to run the freezer based on normal usage. Assumes an average rate of £0.15 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: 24 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 BUYMore
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
Beware of websites offering fake codes
OTHER FREEZERS TO CONSIDER
The following have a similar price and specification:
The slimmest chest freezer in the UK at just 36cm wide offers 51 litres of storage
Ever popular compact and garage friendly freezer that has good user feedback
Economical and compact with 97 litres of space and good for use in the garage
Very good spec includes an interior light - rare on a freezer this small