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Compare the Best FreezersSeptember 2020

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Russell Hobbs logo

Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3B

4 Reviews
Lower than average noise level  No frost system Fast freeze function
Lower than average noise level
No frost system
Fast freeze function

$224.20

68L
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Upright
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501mm
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845mm
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$250
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#2

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GE FCM5SKWW

9 Reviews
Thermostat  Defrost water drain
Thermostat
Defrost water drain

$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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(Unknown)
Apr 2017
#3

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Igenix IG6751

 
Reversible doors 
Reversible doors

$220.32

34L
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(Unknown)
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440mm
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510mm
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$230
Over 10 years
Dec 2018
#4

80

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Igenix IG100

 

$324.00

99L
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Chest
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565mm
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850mm
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(Unknown)
May 2017
#5

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AEG ABB66011AS

 

$596.12

47L
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Upright
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540mm
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600mm
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$250
Over 10 years
Jan 2017
#6

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Russell Hobbs RHCF198B

 

$324.00

198L
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Chest
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945mm
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850mm
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$330
Over 10 years
Jun 2020
#7

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Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142B

2 Reviews

$388.80

157L
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Upright
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550mm
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1,420mm
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$320
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#8

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Russell Hobbs RHCF292B

1 Review

$427.68

292L
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Chest
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1,055mm
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835mm
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$280
Over 10 years
Jun 2020
#9

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Russell Hobbs RHCF142B

 

$311.04

142L
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Chest
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730mm
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850mm
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$280
Over 10 years
Apr 2016
#10

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Danby DUFM032A1WDB

 

$322.49

91L
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Upright
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523mm
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828mm
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$410
Over 10 years
Jun 2017
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Magic Chef MCUF3W2

 

$360.39

85L
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515.6mm
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815.3mm
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$400
Over 10 years
Oct 2017

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GE FCM11PHWW

 
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283L
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1,289mm
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850.9mm
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(Unknown)
Jun 2015

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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
#1
Gorenje Freezers 60
90%
3 reviews
#2
AEG Freezers 115 $596 - $596
88%
168 reviews
#3
Bosch Freezers 156
87%
309 reviews
#4
Samsung Freezers 26
82%
3 reviews
#5
Candy Freezers 41
81%
18 reviews
#6
Beko Freezers 84
81%
1,814 reviews
#7
Zanussi Freezers 59
80%
297 reviews
#8
Hisense Freezers 41
79%
7 reviews
#9
Haier Freezers 39
77%
22 reviews
#10
Indesit Freezers 61
77%
111 reviews
#11
Miele Freezers 45
76%
58 reviews
#12
Smeg Freezers 48
75%
144 reviews
#13
Neff Freezers 23
75%
52 reviews
#14
Hotpoint Freezers 39
73%
503 reviews
#15
LEC Freezers 26
72%
258 reviews
#16
Hoover Freezers 33
72%
162 reviews
#17
Essentials Freezers 23
72%
775 reviews
#18
Whirlpool Freezers 87
65%
2 reviews
#19
Ice King Freezers 24
#20
Liebherr Freezers 174
#21
Iceking Freezers 27
#22
Amica Freezers 31
#23 Exquisit Freezers 41
#24
Bauknecht Freezers 54
#25
Electrolux Freezers 70
#26
Siemens Freezers 144 $666 - $676
#27
Balay Freezers 22

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$324.99
Better Kagoo
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$230.31
$95 cheaper
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GE
FCM5SKWW
$324.99
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$217.51
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$324.99
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$322.49
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$221.35
$101 cheaper
Better brand
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DUFM032A1WDB
$322.49
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ABB66011AS
$596.12
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FCM5SKWW
$324.99
$271 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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capacity
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RHUCFZ3
$221.35
Better Kagoo
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IG100
$230.31
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24% higher
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capacity
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MCUF3W2
$360.39
$23 cheaper
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$383.85
Better Kagoo
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$230.31
$92 cheaper
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DUFM032A1WDB
$322.49
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ABB66011AS
$596.12
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$98 cheaper to
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years
Two months
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$383.85
$212 cheaper
Better brand
A lot higher
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FCM5SKWW
$324.99
Better Kagoo
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$319.87
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years
Better brand
56.5L higher
freezer
capacity
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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

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.

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

In total we found 12 freezers ranging from $199 to $676. A new freezer costs on average $391 and 80% of freezers are priced between $221 and $666. The most expensive freezer that we found is the Siemens GI11VAF30 at $676, and the cheapest is the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 at only $200.

Freezer Brands - Price Range

The highest average freezer price out of all brands is Siemens freezers with an average price of $671. Siemens freezers range in price from $666 to $676.

The second highest average freezer price out of all brands is AEG freezers with an average price of $596. AEG freezers start at $596 and their most expensive freezer costs $596.

The average price of Russell Hobbs freezers is $341 which is the third highest average price of all freezer brands. Russell Hobbs freezers range in price from $224 to $427.

Freezer Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 8 expert reviews and 5,949 user reviews for freezers and used this information to determine the average rating for each brand of freezer. Gorenje is the top rated freezer brand with an average rating of 90%. AEG is the second best brand with 88% and Bosch is the third best brand with 87%.

Biggest Freezer Retailers

The biggest freezer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 10 current freezer offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Overstock with 6 offers. That means eBay is much bigger than Overstock when it comes to freezers. Walmart is the third biggest retailer with 5 current offers.

When Are Most New Freezers Released?

Most new freezers tend to be released between January and March. For the latest freezer features you may want to think about waiting until January 2021. Also the price of the current freezers may drop off just before the latest models are released in January. The biggest month last year for new freezer releases was January, with 12 new freezers released that month. In March 2018, 65 new freezers were released making it the biggest month that year for new freezer releases. 99 new freezers were released in January 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new freezer releases.

How Fast Do Freezer Prices Drop After Release?

New freezers drop in price by an average of 4% in the first 6 months after they were first released.

A typical new freezer costs on average $391. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $16.

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 the majority of freezers range from 60L to 110L. The Russell Hobbs RHCF292B, which is on sale for $427.30, has the highest freezer net capacity and is a 292L capacity freezer. The freezer with the lowest freezer net capacity is the Igenix IG6751, which is a 34L capacity freezer and is on sale for $221.02.

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 1,501 freezers that are upright freezers, which makes this the most frequently found type amongst new freezers. We found 647 freezers that are chest freezers, making this the second most frequently found type amongst new freezers.

Widths

The widths of freezers range from 350mm to 1,861mm. The Russell Hobbs RHCF292B, which currently retails for $427.30, has the widest width and is a 1,055mm wide freezer. The Igenix IG6751, which currently retails for $221.02, has the narrowest width and is a 440mm wide freezer.

Heights

Comparing all freezers, the heights range from 470mm to 2,150mm. The Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142B, which sells for $388.46, has the tallest height and is a 1,420mm high freezer. The freezer with the shortest height is the Igenix IG6751, which is a 510mm high freezer and currently retails for $221.02.

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 1,184 freezers that have an energy efficiency rating of A+, which makes A+ the most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new freezers. We found 542 freezers that have an energy efficiency rating of A++, making this the second most common energy efficiency rating amongst new freezers.

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. 9 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. 90% of their freezer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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