- Safe for Garage Use
- LED Temperature Display
- Interior Light
- Counterbalanced lid
- Pricier than Similar Rivals
IN A SENTENCE...
Well specified medium sized chest freezer with a handy temperature display
ABOUT THIS FREEZER
This is a brand new Mark 2 version of a popular seller - with some useful improvements over the older one.
In addition to the very generous 249 litres of space available (that's over 13 bags of shopping) there is now a handy LED readout of the current internal temperature - still quite a rarity even on more expensive freezers.
It is slightly more economical than the old model and the food-safe time of 43 hours is pretty good - that's how long it would take food to spoil in the event of a powercut.
Other features include a counterbalanced lid that stays open while you load your shopping in, and an interior light is a helpful touch that a surprising number of similar freezers don't have. There's only one basket supplied though.
The best news is 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.
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 12 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 £49.20
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: 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: 43 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:
Family sized freezer with a good spec, and can also be used as a chiller/fridge
Features a very high foodsafe time of 57 hours - peace of mind in a powercut
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