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5 Best Freestanding Freezers in the US - November 2020

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Updated 29 October 2020
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What Freestanding Freezer to Buy in November 2020?

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GE FCM11PHWW GE FCM5SKWW Magic Chef MCUF3W2 Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142
GE FCM11PHWW GE FCM5SKWW Magic Chef MCUF3W2 Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142
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283L
CAPACITY
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS
141.5L
CAPACITY
85L
CAPACITY
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS
$567
OVER 10 YEARS
68L
CAPACITY
39dB
NOISE LEVEL
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS
157L
CAPACITY
42dB
NOISE LEVEL
23h
STORAGE TIME
5
SHELVES /
BASKETS
55
Brand Rating
Average Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
98
Reviews
26 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
69
Running Costs
$560 Over 10 Years
62
Kagoo Score
Good
97
Reviews
38 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
95
Running Costs
$350 Over 10 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
97
Reviews
61 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Running Costs
$440 Over 10 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
A fully featured but 5 year old 283L capacity freezer, good for small families. A classic and fully featured 141.5L capacity freezer, great for individuals and couples. Our review analysis indicates that this freezer is a brilliant size, reliable and quiet. A good spec but 3 year old 85L capacity freezer, with reasonable running costs. A classic and sensationally economical to run 68L capacity freezer, great for individuals and couples. Multiple reviews mentioned that this freezer is really quiet and well-built, and well designed. Owners report that this freezer is very quiet, good-looking and well designed. It's a very economical to run and classic 157L capacity freezer, very good for individuals and couples.
1 Reason For
215L Higher Freezer Capacity
3 Reasons For
A Bit Better User Reviews
A Bit Better Overall Reviews
More Customers Recommend It
2 Reasons For
Reversible Doors
Five Months Newer
7 Reasons For
3dB Lower Noise Level
Fast Freeze Function
No Frost System
Reversible Doors
Better Kagoo Score
Cheaper to Run by $210 Over Five Years
Moderately Better Overall Reviews
4 Reasons For
No Frost System
Defrost Function
Two More Shelves / Baskets
Reversible Doors
3 Reasons Against
Only Three Shelves / Baskets
Worse Kagoo Score
Over Two Years Older
3 Reasons Against
50% Lower Freezer Capacity
Worse Kagoo Score
Older by Five Months
4 Reasons Against
Hugely Lower Freezer Capacity
Only Three Shelves / Baskets
Worse Kagoo Score
61% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
5 Reasons Against
Lower Freezer Capacity
Two Less Shelves / Baskets
Older by One Year
User Review Rating is Moderately Worse
Less Customers Recommend It
10 Reasons Against
Lower Freezer Capacity
3dB Higher Noise Level
Does Not Have a Built-in Display
Does Not Have a Door Open Alarm
Does Not Have a Temperature Alarm
Worse Kagoo Score
Older by One Year
$94 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
User Review Rating is Slightly Worse
Overall Review Rating is Slightly Worse
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GE FCM11PHWW

GE FCM11PHWW

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GE FCM11PHWW
283L
CAPACITY
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS

The GE FCM11PHWW has a Kagoo Score of 72. With a price tag of $0.00 this freezer is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the GE FCM11PHWW.

Features We Love:
High freezer capacity (283L - 15 bags of shopping)
Supports locking
Defrost water drain
Energy Star certified
Thermostat

A fully featured but 5 year old 283L capacity freezer, good for small families.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good

1 Reason For for Choosing the GE FCM11PHWW

215L Higher Freezer Capacity

The GE FCM11PHWW has a freezer net capacity of 283L, however the GE FCM5SKWW is only a 141.5L capacity freezer (141.5L lower), the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 is only an 85L capacity freezer (198L lower), the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 is only a 157L capacity freezer (126L lower) and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 is only a 68L capacity freezer (215L lower). More ...

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

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

3 Reasons Against for Choosing the GE FCM11PHWW

Only Three Shelves / Baskets

The GE FCM11PHWW is a three shelf / basket freezer, and so do the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3, whereas the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 only has five shelves / baskets. More ...

We do not know the number of shelves / baskets on the GE FCM5SKWW. It is possible that it does not have any shelves / baskets.

The shelf/basket count refers to the amount of shelves and/or baskets in the freezer.

More shelves means more space to store and organise food in your freezer, which is helpful.

Worse Kagoo Score

The GE FCM11PHWW has only received a Kagoo Score of 72, however the GE FCM5SKWW scored 82, the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 scored 84 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 scored 87.

Over Two Years Older

The GE FCM11PHWW is older than the GE FCM5SKWW by 23 months, older than the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 by two years, older than the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 by 16 months and older than the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 by 16 months.

GE FCM5SKWW

GE FCM5SKWW

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GE FCM5SKWW
141.5L
CAPACITY

The GE FCM5SKWW has a Kagoo Score of 82. With a price tag of $0.00 this freezer is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the GE FCM5SKWW.

Features We Love:
Defrost water drain
Thermostat

A classic and fully featured 141.5L capacity freezer, great for individuals and couples. Our review analysis indicates that this freezer is a brilliant size, reliable and quiet.

98
Reviews
26 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that GE FCM5SKWW has exceptional user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this freezer to others.

3 Reasons For for Choosing the GE FCM5SKWW

A Bit Better User Reviews

Based on 25 reviews, the GE FCM5SKWW has an average user review score of 94%, but the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 has an average rating of 92% (based on 61 reviews) and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 has an average rating of 93% (based on 38 reviews).

A Bit Better Overall Reviews

Based on 26 reviews, the GE FCM5SKWW has an average overall review score of 93%, but the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 has an average rating of 92% (based on 61 reviews).

More Customers Recommend It

96.2% of 26 customers recommend the GE FCM5SKWW, however only 15.8% of 38 customers recommend the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3.

3 Reasons Against for Choosing the GE FCM5SKWW

50% Lower Freezer Capacity

GE FCM5SKWW is only 141.5L capacity. That's 141.5L lower than the GE FCM11PHWW (283L), 56.5L higher than the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 (85L), 15.5L lower than the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 (157L) and 73.5L higher than the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 (68L). More ...

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

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

Worse Kagoo Score

The GE FCM5SKWW has received a Kagoo Score of 82, but the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 scored 84 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 scored 87.

Older by Five Months

The GE FCM5SKWW is five months older than the Magic Chef MCUF3W2.

Magic Chef MCUF3W2

Magic Chef MCUF3W2

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Magic Chef MCUF3W2
85L
CAPACITY
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS
$567
OVER 10 YEARS

The Magic Chef MCUF3W2 has a Kagoo Score of 62. With a price tag of $0.00 this freezer is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Magic Chef MCUF3W2.

Features We Love:
Reversible doors

A good spec but 3 year old 85L capacity freezer, with reasonable running costs.

78
Features
Good Features
69
Running Costs
$560 Over 10 Years
62
Kagoo Score
Good

2 Reasons For for Choosing the Magic Chef MCUF3W2

Reversible Doors

The Magic Chef MCUF3W2 has a reversible doors, and so do the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3, however the GE FCM11PHWW and the GE FCM5SKWW do not. More ...

The doors on the device can be moved so they can open from the right hand side (hinged on the left) or the left hand side (hinged on the right).

Reversible doors allow a greater degree of freedom for you to set up your freezer exactly as needed.

Five Months Newer

The Magic Chef MCUF3W2 was released three years ago, but the GE FCM11PHWW was released six years ago, the GE FCM5SKWW was released four years ago, the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 was released four years ago and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 was released four years ago

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Magic Chef MCUF3W2

Hugely Lower Freezer Capacity

Magic Chef MCUF3W2 is only 85L capacity, but the GE FCM11PHWW is a 283L capacity freezer (198L higher), the GE FCM5SKWW is a 141.5L capacity freezer (56.5L higher), the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 is a 157L capacity freezer (72L higher) and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 is a 68L capacity freezer (17L lower). More ...

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

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

Only Three Shelves / Baskets

The Magic Chef MCUF3W2 has three shelves / baskets, and so do the GE FCM11PHWW and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3, however the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 only has five shelves / baskets. More ...

We do not know the number of shelves / baskets on the GE FCM5SKWW. It is possible that it does not have any shelves / baskets.

The shelf/basket count refers to the amount of shelves and/or baskets in the freezer.

More shelves means more space to store and organise food in your freezer, which is helpful.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Magic Chef MCUF3W2 has only received a Kagoo Score of 62, but the GE FCM11PHWW scored 72, the GE FCM5SKWW scored 82, the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 scored 84 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 scored 87.

61% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

The running costs of the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 are $567 which is $120 more than the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 and $214 more than the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 over five years. Show assumptions.

Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3

Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3

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Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3
68L
CAPACITY
39dB
NOISE LEVEL
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS
$353
OVER 10 YEARS
A

The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 has a Kagoo Score of 87. With a price tag of $0.00 this freezer is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3.

Features We Love:
Lower than average noise level (39dB)
No frost system
Fast freeze function
Reversible doors

A classic and sensationally economical to run 68L capacity freezer, great for individuals and couples. Multiple reviews mentioned that this freezer is really quiet and well-built, and well designed.

97
Reviews
38 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
95
Running Costs
$350 Over 10 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 has excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this freezer to others.

7 Reasons For for Choosing the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3

3dB Lower Noise Level

The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 has a noise level of 39dB, whereas the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 is a 42dB noise level freezer (3dB higher). More ...

The noise level of the freezer, is the noise generated by the freezer's compressor which runs in the background when the freezer is swithced on. The noise level is measured in decibels (dB).

Fewer dB means a quieter freezer, which means it is less likely to be distracting or annoying as it hums along in the background.

Fast Freeze Function

The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 has a fast freeze function, however the GE FCM11PHWW, the GE FCM5SKWW, the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 and the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 do not. More ...

The Fast Freeze function is ideal for freezing fresh food straight from your garden or the supermarket. Lowers the temperature of the freezer to freeze any newly added fresh food quickly. This function preserves the flavour, nutritional value and texture of the food, whilst protecting already frozen food.

A fast freeze function is ideal for quickly freezing a large amount of food - it is especially good for preserving the nutrients in fresh vegetables.

No Frost System

The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 has a no frost system (as does the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142), but the GE FCM11PHWW, the GE FCM5SKWW and the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 do not have this feature. More ...

A 'No Frost' system reduces the humidity in the freezer, and automatically defrosts from time to time. This means there is little or no ice buildup inside the freezer.

A No Frost system means you don't have to waste time de-frosting the freezer, and it will keep at peak efficiency for longer.

Reversible Doors

The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 has a reversible doors (as do the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 and the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142), but the GE FCM11PHWW and the GE FCM5SKWW do not have this feature. More ...

The doors on the device can be moved so they can open from the right hand side (hinged on the left) or the left hand side (hinged on the right).

Reversible doors allow a greater degree of freedom for you to set up your freezer exactly as needed.

Better Kagoo Score

The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 has received a Kagoo Score of 87, whereas the GE FCM11PHWW scored only 72, the GE FCM5SKWW scored 82, the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 scored only 62 and the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 scored 84.

Cheaper to Run by $210 Over Five Years

Over five years the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 only costs $353 to run however the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 costs $567 to run (61% more) and the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 costs $447 to run (27% more). More ...

Moderately Better Overall Reviews

Based on 38 reviews, the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 has an average review score of 93%, whereas the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 has an average rating of 92% (based on 61 reviews).

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3

Lower Freezer Capacity

The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 is a 68L capacity freezer. That's 215L lower than the GE FCM11PHWW (283L), 73.5L lower than the GE FCM5SKWW (141.5L), 17L lower than the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 (85L) and 89L lower than the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 (157L). More ...

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

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

Two Less Shelves / Baskets

The number of shelves / baskets on the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 is three (as do the GE FCM11PHWW and the Magic Chef MCUF3W2), but the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 only has five shelves / baskets. More ...

We do not know the number of shelves / baskets on the GE FCM5SKWW. It is possible that it does not have any shelves / baskets.

The shelf/basket count refers to the amount of shelves and/or baskets in the freezer.

More shelves means more space to store and organise food in your freezer, which is helpful.

Older by One Year

The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 is seven months older than the GE FCM5SKWW and one year older than the Magic Chef MCUF3W2. The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 is the same age as the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142.

User Review Rating is Moderately Worse

The average user rating of the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 is 93%, whereas the average user rating of the GE FCM5SKWW is 94% (based on 25 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend It

Only 15.8% of 38 customers recommend the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3, but 96.2% of 26 customers recommend the GE FCM5SKWW.

Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142

Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142

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Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142
157L
CAPACITY
42dB
NOISE LEVEL
23h
STORAGE TIME
5
SHELVES /
BASKETS
$447
OVER 10 YEARS
A+

The Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 has a Kagoo Score of 84. With a price tag of $0.00 this freezer is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142.

Features We Love:
No frost system
Reversible doors

Owners report that this freezer is very quiet, good-looking and well designed. It's a very economical to run and classic 157L capacity freezer, very good for individuals and couples.

97
Reviews
61 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Running Costs
$440 Over 10 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 has terrific user reviews with an average user rating of 92%, based on 61 reviews.

4 Reasons For for Choosing the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142

No Frost System

The Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 has a no frost system (as does the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3), but the GE FCM11PHWW, the GE FCM5SKWW and the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 do not have this feature. More ...

A 'No Frost' system reduces the humidity in the freezer, and automatically defrosts from time to time. This means there is little or no ice buildup inside the freezer.

A No Frost system means you don't have to waste time de-frosting the freezer, and it will keep at peak efficiency for longer.

Defrost Function

The Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 has a defrost function, whereas the GE FCM11PHWW, the GE FCM5SKWW, the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 do not. More ...

A defrost functionality works to remove any ice build up in the freezer.

Ice build up can degrade the efficiency of the freezer, and large amounts of ice may even stop the appliance from working altogether. Defrosting the freezer occasionally can help prolong the life and efficiency of your appliance.

Two More Shelves / Baskets

The number of shelves / baskets on the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 is five, but the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 only has three shelves / baskets. More ...

We do not know the number of shelves / baskets on the GE FCM5SKWW. It is possible that it does not have any shelves / baskets.

The shelf/basket count refers to the amount of shelves and/or baskets in the freezer.

More shelves means more space to store and organise food in your freezer, which is helpful.

Reversible Doors

The Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 has a reversible doors (as do the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3), but the GE FCM11PHWW and the GE FCM5SKWW do not have this feature. More ...

The doors on the device can be moved so they can open from the right hand side (hinged on the left) or the left hand side (hinged on the right).

Reversible doors allow a greater degree of freedom for you to set up your freezer exactly as needed.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142

Lower Freezer Capacity

The Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 is a 157L capacity freezer. That's 126L lower than the GE FCM11PHWW (283L), 15.5L higher than the GE FCM5SKWW (141.5L), 72L higher than the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 (85L) and 89L higher than the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 (68L). More ...

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

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

3dB Higher Noise Level

The Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 has a noise level of 42dB, whereas the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 is a 39dB noise level freezer (3dB lower). More ...

The noise level of the freezer, is the noise generated by the freezer's compressor which runs in the background when the freezer is swithced on. The noise level is measured in decibels (dB).

Fewer dB means a quieter freezer, which means it is less likely to be distracting or annoying as it hums along in the background.

Does Not Have a Built-in Display

The Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 does not have a built-in display, however the GE FCM11PHWW, the GE FCM5SKWW, the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 have this feature. More ...

'Built-In Display' denotes whether the freezer has a display, showing critical information such as the current temperature.

A display allows you to easily see what temperature the freezer is currently at, and whether there are any problems that need to be rectified.

Does Not Have a Door Open Alarm

The Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 does not have a door open alarm, whereas the GE FCM11PHWW, the GE FCM5SKWW, the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 do. More ...

Freezers with a door open alarm can detect when the door has been left open for an unusually long period. Once this is detected an audible alarm will sound so that you know to close the door.

A door alarm will prompt you to close the door before the freezer loses too much temperature and food starts to defrost.

Does Not Have a Temperature Alarm

The Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 does not have a temperature alarm, however the GE FCM11PHWW, the GE FCM5SKWW, the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 do. More ...

Freezers with a temperature alarm can detect when the temperature inside the freezer has risen too high. This could be because the door has been left open, or due to a power cut or due to a failure on the freezer itself. Once this is detected an audible alarm will sound so that you know to check the freezer.

A temperature alarm will prompt you to check the freezer before it loses too much temperature and food starts to defrost.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 has received a Kagoo Score of 84, whereas the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 scored 87.

Older by One Year

The Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 is seven months older than the GE FCM5SKWW and one year older than the Magic Chef MCUF3W2. The Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 is the same age as the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3.

$94 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

Over five years the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 costs $447 to run which is $94 more than the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3. Show assumptions.

User Review Rating is Slightly Worse

The average user rating of the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 is 92%, whereas the average user rating of the GE FCM5SKWW is 94% (based on 25 reviews) and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 is 93% (based on 38 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Slightly Worse

The average overall rating of the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142 is 92%, whereas the average overall rating of the GE FCM5SKWW is 93% (based on 26 reviews) and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3 is 93% (based on 38 reviews).

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