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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique freezers rating which considers: 970 US prices • 13,000 expert & user reviews • 2,900 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1

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Hisense FV105D4BC2

23 Reviews

$202.95

82L
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550mm
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845mm
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$290
Over 10 years
May 2018
#2

87

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LEC U5511W

94 Reviews

$305.70

83L
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553mm
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845mm
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$370
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#3

86

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GE FCM5SKWW

26 Reviews

$324.99

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

85

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Beko FFG1545W

88 Reviews

$355.17

204L
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545mm
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1,457mm
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$520
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
#5

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Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142

61 Reviews

$361.51

157L
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550mm
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1,420mm
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$450
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#7

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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
#8

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Zanussi ZFC321WA

$304.43

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
#9

81

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AEG AGN71800C0

$443.96

204L
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556mm
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1,769mm
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$630
Over 10 years
Aug 2015
#11

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AEG ABB68211AF

$863.57

95L
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596mm
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815mm
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$390
Over 10 years
Jan 2017
#12

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Russell Hobbs RHCF99B

$266.92

99L
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Chest
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570mm
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850mm
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(Unknown)
Dec 2018
#13

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Zanussi ZFC21400WA

$421.17

210L
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Chest
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795mm
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868mm
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(Unknown)
Jun 2013
#14

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Whirlpool UW8F2

$780.13

260L
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595mm
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1,875mm
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$510
Over 10 years
Jun 2016
#15

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Whirlpool AFB100ASF

$480.76

100L
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540mm
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873mm
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(Unknown)
Oct 2016
#16

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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
#18

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GE FCM7SKWW

$505.20

198L
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Chest
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946.15mm
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850.9mm
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$4,600
Over 10 years
Apr 2017
#19

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Siemens GI18DA30

$567.30

94L
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541mm
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874mm
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$320
Over 10 years
Nov 2015
#20

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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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Iceking RHZ552AP2

$202.95

85L
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550mm
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850mm
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$380
Over 10 years
Jul 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 90%.

Rank Brand Number of Freezers Price Range Average Rating
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Gorenje Freezers 60
90%
9 reviews
#2
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Bosch Freezers 153
88%
375 reviews
#3
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AEG Freezers 107 $430 - $859
87%
225 reviews
#4
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Candy Freezers 37
82%
59 reviews
#5
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Beko Freezers 77 $232 - $344
82%
2,663 reviews
#6
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Hisense Freezers 38 $197 - $197
82%
124 reviews
#7
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Indesit Freezers 69
80%
807 reviews
#8
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Zanussi Freezers 52 $295 - $419
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 $165 - $755
65%
2 reviews
#19
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Bauknecht Freezers 52
#20 Exquisit Freezers 40
#21
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Electrolux Freezers 70
#22
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Siemens Freezers 141 $565 - $565
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Amica Freezers 32
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Iceking Freezers 27 $559 - $559
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Balay Freezers 22

Trending Freezer Comparisons

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LEC
U5511
$305.70
$73 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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GE
FCM11PHWW
$379.00
Better brand
A lot higher
freezer
capacity
Two months
newer
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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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LEC
U5511
$305.70
$200 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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GE
FCM7SKWW
$505.20
Better brand
Two years newer
A lot higher
freezer
capacity
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Zanussi
ZFC321
$304.43
$21 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
ZFC21400WA
$421.17
$23 cheaper
Higher freezer
capacity
VS
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AEG
AGN71800C0
$443.96
Better Kagoo
Score
Two years newer
Better brand
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Beko
FFG1545
$355.17
Better brand
User reviews
are a little
better
Overall reviews
are a little
better
VS
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Russell Hobbs
RH55FZ142
$361.51
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 15
months
Cheaper to run
by £92 over
five years
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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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Beko
FFG1545
$355.17
Better brand
122L higher
freezer
capacity
VS
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Hisense
FV105D4BC2
$202.95
$152 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by three
years
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Hisense
FV105D4BC2
$202.95
$64 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Russell Hobbs
RHCF99B
$266.92
Seven months
newer
17L higher
freezer
capacity
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Zanussi
ZFC321
$304.43
Better user
reviews
41% higher
freezer
capacity
VS
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Russell Hobbs
RHUCFZ3
$190.26
$114 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by three
years
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GE
FCM7SKWW
$505.20
Better Kagoo
Score
107L higher
freezer
capacity
VS
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Danby
DUFM032A1WDB
$322.49
$183 cheaper
Newer by one
month
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Russell Hobbs
RHUCFZ3
$190.26
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Igenix
IG100
$164.89
$25 cheaper
Newer by seven
months
24% higher
freezer
capacity
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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
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Frigidaire
FFFH17F2QW
$826.62
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
Higher freezer
capacity
VS
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Whirlpool
UW8F2
$780.13
$46 cheaper
Better brand
17 months newer
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AEG
AGN71800C0
$443.96
$37 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
34% higher
freezer
capacity
VS
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Whirlpool
AFB 100/A+ SF
$480.76
Better brand
Newer by 13
months
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Zanussi
ZFC321
$304.43
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
125L higher
freezer
capacity
VS
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Magic Chef
MCUF3W2
$191.42
$113 cheaper
Newer by four
years
Cheaper to run
by $56 over
five years
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Frigidaire
FFFH17F2QW
$826.62
One more award
Better Kagoo
Score
Higher freezer
capacity
VS
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Danby
DUFM032A1WDB
$322.49
$504 cheaper
Newer by two
years
Cheaper to run
by $330 over
five years
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Magic Chef
MCUF3W2
$191.42
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by four
months
VS
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Igenix
IG100
$164.89
$27 cheaper
14L higher
freezer
capacity
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Zanussi
ZFC21400WA
$421.17
Better brand
A lot higher
freezer
capacity
VS
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LEC
U5511
$305.70
$115 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 21
months
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Zanussi
ZFC321
$304.43
$51 cheaper
Better user
reviews
Better brand
VS
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Beko
FFG1545
$355.17
Better Kagoo
Score
Two years newer
Higher energy
efficiency
rating
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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

We currently list 24 freezers ranging from $159 to $859. A new freezer costs on average $399 and 80% of freezers are priced between $184 and $755. The cheapest freezer that we found is the Igenix IG100 at only $160, and the most expensive is the AEG ABB68211AF at $859.

Freezer Brands - Price Range

Frigidaire freezers start at $827 and their most expensive freezer costs $827. The highest average freezer price out of all brands is Frigidaire freezers with an average price of $827.

AEG freezers start at $430 and their most expensive freezer costs $859. The second highest average freezer price out of all brands is AEG freezers with an average price of $644.

Siemens freezers range in price from $565 to $565, and the average price of Siemens freezers is $565 which is the third highest average price of all freezer brands.

Freezer Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 8 expert reviews and 10,447 user reviews for freezers and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of freezer. The top rated freezer brand is Gorenje with an average rating of 90%. The second best brand is Bosch with 88% and the third best brand is AEG with 87%.

Biggest Freezer Retailers

The biggest freezer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 34 current freezer offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Overstock with 5 offers. That means eBay is over 6 times bigger than Overstock when it comes to freezers. Walmart is the third biggest retailer with 4 current offers.

When Are Most New Freezers Released?

The most common period for new freezers to be released in is between January and March. For the latest freezer features you may want to think about waiting until January 2020. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current freezers cheaper in January once the latest models have been released. 67 new freezers were released in March 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new freezer releases. 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?

New freezers drop in price by an average of 3% in the first 6 months after they were first released.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $14 on a typical $399 new freezer by waiting 6 months before buying.

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 Iceking CF600W, which is available at $559.45, has the highest freezer net capacity and is a 560L capacity freezer. The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W, which is on sale for $184.23, has the lowest freezer net capacity and is a 68L capacity freezer.

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 1,461 freezers that are upright freezers, which makes upright the most popular type amongst new freezers. The second most frequently found type amongst new freezers is chest. We found 621 freezers that are chest freezers.

Widths

The widths of freezers range from 350mm to 1,861mm. The Iceking CF600W, which sells for $559.45, has the widest width and is a 1,800mm wide freezer. The freezer with the narrowest width is the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W, which is a 501mm wide freezer and sells for $184.23.

Heights

Across the range of freezers, the heights range from 470mm to 2,150mm. The Whirlpool UW8F2, which can be purchased for $755.37, has the tallest height and is a 1,875mm high freezer. The AEG ABB68211AF, which is priced at $858.72, has the shortest height and is an 815mm high freezer.

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.

We found 1,120 freezers that have an energy efficiency rating of A+, which makes A+ the most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new freezers. The second most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new freezers is A++. We found 535 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. 29 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. 85.3% of their freezer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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