- LED Temperature Readout
- Interior Light
- Counterbalanced lid
- Safe for Garage Use
IN A SENTENCE...
A high spec. garge-friendly small freezer with an interior light and temperature readout
ABOUT THIS FREEZER
This is a small chest freezer that has recently been updated. This Mark 2 version has some useful improvements over the old one and overall has many features not seen on similar sized freezers from other makes.
There's an interior light - a simple touch but rare at this price level and a LED readout of the current temperature is another helpful yet uncommon feature.
Of course there's a counterbalanced lid - this means it will stay open and won't slam down on you when you're digging around inside.
The freezer has 142 litres of usable space and one basket is supplied as standard. In the event of a powercut, the freezer can keep food safe for up to 35 hours - an impressive amount of time and a testament to the excellent insulation.
A recent upgrade means that this new model can be kept in an unheated outbuilding - it has been tested down to -15 degrees Celsius so on par with similar models from other manufacturers.
Fun Fact: LEC produced their first freezer in the early 1940s when a Bognor based fishmonger got so fed up with the cost of ice he developed his own refrigeration system!
This freezer is unusual in that is has a good number of benefits not seen on even more expensive and larger freezers let alone other small ones. It is however more expensive than those other rivals.
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 7 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
85cm 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 £38.00
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: Yes
Whether the freezer has an interior light that comes on when the lid is opened
Noise: 41 decibels
Particularly important if the freezer will be kept in a room inside your property
Foodsafe Time: 35 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