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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique freezers rating which considers: 1,400 US prices • 13,000 expert & user reviews • 2,900 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#4

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Candy CFU130EK

12 Reviews

$224.69

105L
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600mm
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820mm
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$400
Over 10 years
Aug 2015
#5

85

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GE FCM5SKWW

26 Reviews

$324.99

141.5L
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730.25mm
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850.9mm
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$4,000
Over 10 years
Apr 2017
#6

85

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LEC U5511W

94 Reviews

$302.16

83L
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553mm
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845mm
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$370
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#7

83

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Beko FFG1545W

88 Reviews

$349.53

204L
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545mm
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1,457mm
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$520
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
#8

83

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Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142

61 Reviews

$355.77

157L
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550mm
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1,420mm
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$450
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#9

81

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Frigidaire FFFH17F2QW

245 Reviews
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$826.62

453L
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863.6mm
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1,524mm
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$900
Over 10 years
Jan 2015
#11

79

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Zanussi ZFC321WA

$299.59

210L
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Chest
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795mm
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868mm
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$620
Over 10 years
Aug 2013
#12

78

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AEG AGN71800C0

$436.91

204L
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Upright
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556mm
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1,769mm
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$630
Over 10 years
Aug 2015
#13

78

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Russell Hobbs RHCF292B

$362.01

292L
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1,055mm
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840mm
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$400
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
#14

76

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Russell Hobbs RHCF99B

$262.68

99L
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Chest
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570mm
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850mm
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(Unknown)
Dec 2018
#16

74

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Zanussi ZFC21400WA

$423.64

210L
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795mm
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868mm
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(Unknown)
Jun 2013
#17

72

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Whirlpool UW8F2

$767.74

260L
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595mm
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1,875mm
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$510
Over 10 years
Jun 2016
#18

71

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Whirlpool AFB100ASF

$473.12

100L
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540mm
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873mm
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(Unknown)
Oct 2016
#19

70

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GE FCM11PHWW

$379.00

283L
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Chest
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1,289mm
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850.9mm
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$4,000
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
#20

70

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Magic Chef MCUF3W2

$212.99

85L
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515.6mm
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815.3mm
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$560
Over 10 years
Oct 2017

70

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Grundig GFN1671N

$499.33

250L
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595mm
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1,714mm
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$640
Over 10 years
Nov 2016

66

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Siemens GI18DA30

$570.65

94L
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541mm
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874mm
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$320
Over 10 years
Nov 2015

64

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Danby DUFM032A1WDB

$322.49

91L
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523mm
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828mm
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$570
Over 10 years
Jun 2017

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What Are The Best Freezer Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every freezer and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated freezer brand is Gorenje with an average rating of 89%.

Rank Brand Number of Freezers Price Range Average Rating
#1
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Gorenje Freezers 59
89%
9 reviews
#2
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Bosch Freezers 153
88%
375 reviews
#3
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AEG Freezers 107 $436 - $868
87%
225 reviews
#4
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Candy Freezers 37 $224 - $224
82%
59 reviews
#5
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Beko Freezers 77 $234 - $349
82%
2,661 reviews
#6
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Hisense Freezers 37 $199 - $199
81%
124 reviews
#7
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Indesit Freezers 69
80%
831 reviews
#8
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Zanussi Freezers 52 $299 - $424
80%
684 reviews
#9
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Liebherr Freezers 176
80%
23 reviews
#10
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Miele Freezers 53
78%
66 reviews
#11
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Haier Freezers 37
77%
22 reviews
#12
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Smeg Freezers 48
76%
169 reviews
#13
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Hotpoint Freezers 43
75%
656 reviews
#14
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LEC Freezers 26 $299 - $299
73%
513 reviews
#15
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Hoover Freezers 32
73%
201 reviews
#16
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Essentials Freezers 22
72%
1,027 reviews
#17
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Samsung Freezers 26
66%
10 reviews
#18
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Whirlpool Freezers 86 $187 - $766
65%
2 reviews
#19
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Bauknecht Freezers 52
#20 Exquisit Freezers 39
#21
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Electrolux Freezers 70
#22
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Siemens Freezers 141 $571 - $571
#23
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Amica Freezers 32
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Iceking Freezers 27
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Balay Freezers 22

Trending Freezer Comparisons

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LEC
U5511
$302.16
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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GE
FCM7SKWW
$169.99
$132 cheaper
Two years newer
Better brand
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Frigidaire
FFFH17F2QW
$826.62
One more award
More customers
recommend it
Better brand
VS
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GE
FCM5SKWW
$324.99
$502 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by two
years
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Candy
CFU 130EK
$224.69
$75 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Two years newer
VS
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Zanussi
ZFC321
$299.59
Better user
reviews
34% higher
freezer
capacity
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Frigidaire
FFFH17F2QW
$826.62
One more award
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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GE
FCM11PHWW
$379.00
$448 cheaper
Five months
newer
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GE
FCM7SKWW
$169.99
$192 cheaper
Six months
newer
VS
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Russell Hobbs
RHCF292B
$362.01
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
94L higher
freezer
capacity
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Beko
FFG1545
$349.53
Better brand
User reviews
are a little
better
Overall reviews
are a little
better
VS
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Russell Hobbs
RH55FZ142
$355.77
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 15
months
Cheaper to run
by £92 over
five years
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Russell Hobbs
RHCF292B
$362.01
Better Kagoo
Score
201L higher
freezer
capacity
Cheaper to run
by $170 over
five years
VS
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Danby
DUFM032A1WDB
$322.49
$40 cheaper
Newer by seven
months
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Whirlpool
UW8F2
$767.74
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
Cheaper to run
by £170 over
five years
VS
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Grundig
GFN1671
$499.33
$268 cheaper
Newer by six
months
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Zanussi
ZFC321
$299.59
$25 cheaper
Better user
reviews
Higher freezer
capacity
VS
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GE
FCM5SKWW
$324.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by four
years
Better brand
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Zanussi
ZFC321
$299.59
User reviews
are better
127L higher
freezer
capacity
Better brand
VS
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LEC
U5511
$302.16
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 20
months
Cheaper to run
by $260 over
five years
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Beko
FFG1545
$349.53
Better brand
122L higher
freezer
capacity
VS
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Hisense
FV105D4BC2
$199.72
$150 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by three
years
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Hisense
FV105D4BC2
$199.72
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
One year newer
VS
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Igenix
IG100
$162.27
$37 cheaper
17L higher
freezer
capacity
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GE
FCM5SKWW
$324.99
$37 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Five months
newer
VS
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Russell Hobbs
RHCF292B
$362.01
Better user
reviews
Better brand
35% higher
freezer
capacity
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AEG
AGN71800C0
$436.91
Better brand
One month newer
VS
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Beko
FFG1545
$349.53
$87 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
18% cheaper to
run over five
years
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Zanussi
ZFC321
$299.59
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
12L higher
freezer
capacity
VS
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GE
FCM7SKWW
$169.99
$130 cheaper
Newer by four
years
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GE
FCM5SKWW
$324.99
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
A lot higher
freezer
capacity
VS
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Danby
DUFM032A1WDB
$322.49
Two months
newer
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GE
FCM11PHWW
$379.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Higher freezer
capacity
VS
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Danby
DUFM032A1WDB
$322.49
$57 cheaper
Two years newer
All Freezer Comparisons

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is the difference between 'net' and 'gross' capacity?
AYou see 2 capacities used for fridges and freezers - gross capacity refers to the total inside capacity of the appliance, while net capacity is the total *usable* capacity, after discounting the volume taken up by shelves, plastic moulding, etc.
QWhat is the average noise level of a freezer?
AThe average noise of a freezer is around 40Db, making it very quiet indeed, and hardly noticeable, even in a quiet kitchen.
QWhat does 'freezing capacity' mean?
AFreezing capacity refers to the volume of food that the freezer is capable of freezing in a set period. The larger the amount, the more quickly it will be frozen.
QWhat is a 'chest freezer'?
AChest freezers are lower, wider freezers with the lid mounted on the top rather than at the front. This horizontal arrangement allows for more food to be stored, and larger individual items to fit into the freezer. However there are normally fewer compartments, and the freezer itself takes up far more floor space.

Freezer Buying Guide

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Capacity

A dedicated freezer is ideal for families that need to store large quantities of frozen food. Often they can be combined with a matching fridge to create a huge fridge freezer combined of two appliances placed next to each other. They key is to make sure that the freezer door is reversible, which will allow your combined fridge freezer unit doors to both open from the middle.

Advances in insulation technology have allowed freezer manufacturers to increase the available space inside modern freezer units. The biggest upright freezers have over 350 litres of internal storage and the largest chest freezer can have nearly 600 litres of internal storage - that's enough to store three supermarket shopping trolleys full of food!

Frost Free Interior

Older freezers and some budget models require periodic defrosting which means switching the freezer off, removing all the food, and catching all the thawing ice in a tray. This is necessary to prevent excessive frost build up inside the freezer and to keep it operating efficiently.

Many freezers have frost free technology. This means that no defrosting is required and the freezer will not frost up over time. They work by controlling the humidity level inside the freezer to prevent frost particles from forming.

Easy Access Drawers

Some freezers come with easy to access pull out drawers. Transparent draw fronts make it easy to see what's stored inside and smooth sliding rails make pulling the drawer out effortless. Look out for deep drawer sizes which can be useful for storing bulky items.

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Ice Makers

Built in ice makers are available in some stand alone freezers. Commonly they make the ice in one of the drawers which can then be pulled out and used.

Most automatic ice makers will normally need a plumbed water connection within 1.5m of the freezer. Some freezers may have simpler, semi automatic ice makers that you must fill manually.

Other Features

LED Lighting: These low energy bulbs create bright illumination of all parts of your freezer and produce a very low level of heat.

Rapid Freezing: Rapid freezing lets you temporarily increase the freezing rate of the freezer so that new items freeze more quickly.

Variable Speed Compressors: Multiple speed settings lets the compressor run quietly in normal operation and also creates more consistent internal temperatures.

Digital Controls: Digital temperature controls let you set the internal temperature of the freezer precisely and are easier to use than vague temperature dials.

Warning Alarms: An alarm will sound if the freezer door has accidentally been left open or if the internal temperature of the freezer is too high.

Soft Close Doors: The freezer door gently closes itself as you push the door shut.

Installation Tips

It's best to measure the space that your freezer is to fit in several times to make sure that you don't make a mistake. In determining whether the freezer will fit you should consider the freezer door hinge position and the space required for the thickness of the freezer door when it is opened. Don't forget about the size of any openings or staircases that the freezer will have to pass through to get it to the installation location.

The air temperature around the freezer is important for optimal operation. Most freezers are designed to work inside a heated room, so don't install your freezer in a outbuilding unless it is specifically designed for that purpose. You should also ensure adequate ventilation to the rear of the freezer.

Once your freezer has been delivered you should leave it standing upright for 4 hours before switching it on if it was transported horizontally. If it was transported vertically then standing for 1 hour should be sufficient.

Freezer Retailers, Prices and Features

Freezer Prices

Freezers range in price from $161 to $868 and in total we found prices for 26 freezers. The average price of a new freezer is $367 and the 80% of freezers are priced between $187 and $571. The most expensive freezer that we found is the AEG ABB68211AF at $868, and the cheapest is the Igenix IG100 at only $162.

Freezer Brands - Price Range

The highest average freezer price out of all brands is Frigidaire freezers with an average price of $827. Frigidaire freezers range in price from $827 to $827.

AEG freezers range in price from $436 to $868, and the average price of AEG freezers is $652 which is the second highest average price of all freezer brands.

Siemens freezers start at $571 and their most expensive freezer costs $571. The third highest average freezer price out of all brands is Siemens freezers with an average price of $571.

Freezer Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 8 expert reviews and 10,469 user reviews for freezers and used this data to evaluate the average rating for each brand of freezer. Gorenje is the top rated freezer brand with an average rating of 89%. Bosch is the second best brand with 88% and AEG is the third best brand with 87%.

Biggest Freezer Retailers

We found 28 current offers for freezers from eBay making it the biggest freezer retailer. That is over 4 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Overstock for whom we found 6 current offers for freezers. The third biggest retailer is Walmart with 3 current freezer offers.

When Are Most New Freezers Released?

The most common period for new freezers to be released in is between January and March. If you want the latest freezer technology you may be best waiting until January 2020. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current freezers tend to drop off when the next models are released. Last year most new freezers were released in March, with 63 new freezers released that month. In January 2017, 101 new freezers were released making it the biggest month that year for new freezer releases. The biggest month in 2016 for new freezer releases was October, with 154 new freezers released that month.

How Fast Do Freezer Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, freezers drop in price by 3%.

A typical new freezer costs on average $367. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $13.

Freezer Net Capacities

'Freezer Net Capacity' is the total usable (net) capacity of the freezer, measured in litres.

The freezer net capacities of freezers range from 22L to 1,079L. The freezer net capacities of most freezers range from 70L to 120L. The freezer with the highest freezer net capacity is the Frigidaire FFFH17F2QW, which is a 453L capacity freezer and can be purchased for $826.62. The freezer with the lowest freezer net capacity is the Russell Hobbs RHTTFZ1, which is a 31L capacity freezer and is available at $185.63.

A higher capacity means that more food can be stored in the freezer at a time.

Types

The freezer 'type' refers to the type of case design and whether it is standalone or designed to be integrated into a kitchen.

We found 1,457 freezers that are upright freezers, which makes upright the most frequently found type amongst new freezers. We found 616 freezers that are chest freezers, making this the second most common type amongst new freezers.

Widths

Comparing all freezers, the widths range from 350mm to 1,861mm. The freezer with the widest width is the GE FCM11PHWW, which is a 1,289mm wide freezer and sells for $379.00. The Russell Hobbs RHTTFZ1, which is available at $185.63, has the narrowest width and is a 480mm wide freezer.

Heights

The heights of freezers range from 470mm to 2,150mm. The Whirlpool UW8F2, which currently retails for $766.23, has the tallest height and is a 1,875mm high freezer. The freezer with the shortest height is the Russell Hobbs RHTTFZ1, which is a 500mm high freezer and is available at $185.63.

Energy Efficiency of Freezers

The Energy Efficiency Class of a freezer shows how well it uses energy, and how much is unnecessarily wasted. Products are ranked from G to A++ in terms of how little energy they use compared to the norm.

Amongst new freezers, the most popular energy efficiency rating is A+. We found 1,111 freezers that have an energy efficiency rating of A+. The second most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new freezers is A++. We found 534 freezers that have an energy efficiency rating of A++.

A freezer with a better energy efficiency rating will consume less energy whenever they are used, saving you money and making them better for the environment.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Freezers?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying freezers. For each retailer it shows the total number of freezers where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying freezers. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 23 of their freezer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Freezers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for freezers by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of freezer prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's freezer prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 82.1% of their freezer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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