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Home Freezers 5 Best Freezers in the US - September 2019

5 Best Freezers in the US - September 2019

Updated 30 August 2019 by Matthew
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5 best freezers

Which Are the Best Freezers?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best freezers? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best freezers are:


What Freezer to Buy in September 2019?

Let's take a look at the top 5 freezers currently for sale in the US, compared side by side:

Best Buy Great Price
Hisense FV105D4BC2 Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W Candy CFU130EK LEC U5511W GE FCM5SKWW
Hisense FV105D4BC2 Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W Candy CFU130EK LEC U5511W GE FCM5SKWW
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82L
CAPACITY
40dB
NOISE LEVEL
$295
OVER 10 YEARS
A+++
68L
CAPACITY
39dB
NOISE LEVEL
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS
105L
CAPACITY
41dB
NOISE LEVEL
17h
STORAGE TIME
5kg/24h
FREEZING
CAPACITY
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS
83L
CAPACITY
40dB
NOISE LEVEL
15h
STORAGE TIME
4kg/24h
FREEZING
CAPACITY
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS
141.5L
CAPACITY
97
Reviews
23 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$290 Over 10 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
97
Reviews
6 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Value for Money
Very Good
94
Running Costs
$350 Over 10 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
12 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$400 Over 10 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
94 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Running Costs
$370 Over 10 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
98
Reviews
26 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Customers report that this freezer isan excellent size and very good-looking, and quiet. It's an spectacularly highly rated and remarkably economical to run 82L capacity freezer, with a very good spec and a fair price. An excellently reviewed and very economical to run 68L capacity freezer, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. Our review analysis indicates that it's very well designed, a good size and quiet. A very economical to run and classic 105L capacity freezer, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this freezer has a very big capacity and it's really well designed, and quiet. A classic and very economical to run 83L capacity freezer, with a fair price and a very good spec. Our review analysis indicates that this freezer isvery well designed, excellent in terms of power usage and very quiet. The top rated freezer under $500, with a very good spec. Owners report that it's a brilliant size, reliable and quiet.
7 Reasons For
Reversible Doors
Better Kagoo Score
Newer by 13 Months
27% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Energy Efficiency Rating is Better
A Little Better User Reviews
A Little Better Overall Reviews
6 Reasons For
2dB Lower Noise Level
Fast Freeze Function
No Frost System
Reversible Doors
Cheaper by $6
Better Brand
6 Reasons For
11% Longer Storage Time During Power Failure
1kg/24h Larger Freezing Capacity
35L Larger Freezer Capacity
Defrost Function
Reversible Doors
Temperature Alarm
4 Reasons For
No Frost System
Defrost Function
Reversible Doors
Temperature Alarm
2 Reasons For
35% Higher Freezer Capacity
Moderately Better Overall Reviews
4 Reasons Against
Lower Freezer Capacity
1dB Higher Noise Level
More Expensive by $6
Worse Brand
5 Reasons Against
Lower Freezer Capacity
Worse Kagoo Score
Older by Over One Year
$56 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
User Review Rating is Marginally Worse
13 Reasons Against
36.5L Lower Freezer Capacity
5% Higher Noise Level
Does Not Have a Built-in Display
Does Not Have a Door Open Alarm
Worse Kagoo Score
$31 More Expensive
Over Two Years Older
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 37%
Energy Efficiency Rating is Lower
Lower User Review Score
A Bit Lower Overall Review Score
Less Customers Recommend it
Worse Brand
15 Reasons Against
58.5L Lower Freezer Capacity
3% Higher Noise Level
2h Shorter Storage Time During Power Failure
Smaller Freezing Capacity
35L Smaller Freezer Capacity
Does Not Have a Built-in Display
Does Not Have a Door Open Alarm
Worse Kagoo Score
$108 More Expensive
Over Three Years Older
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 24%
Energy Efficiency Rating is Worse
Lower User Review Score
A Little Lower Overall Review Score
Worse Brand
6 Reasons Against
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $131
Older by Over One Year
User Review Rating is Moderately Worse
Less Customers Recommend it
Worse Brand
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Hisense FV105D4BC2

$200.04
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Hisense FV105D4BC2

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Hisense FV105D4BC2
82L
CAPACITY
40dB
NOISE LEVEL
$295
OVER 10 YEARS
A+++

The Hisense FV105D4BC2 has a Kagoo Score of 88. With a price tag of $200.04 this freezer is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Hisense FV105D4BC2 or read our article on whether you should buy a Hisense freezer.

Features We Love:
Lower than average noise level (40dB)
Reversible doors

Customers report that this freezer isan excellent size and very good-looking, and quiet. It's an spectacularly highly rated and remarkably economical to run 82L capacity freezer, with a very good spec and a fair price.

97
Reviews
23 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$290 Over 10 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Hisense FV105D4BC2 has exceptional user reviews with an average user rating of 97%, based on 23 reviews.

7 Reasons For for Choosing the Hisense FV105D4BC2

Reversible Doors

The Hisense FV105D4BC2 has a reversible doors (as do the Candy CFU130EK, the LEC U5511W and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W), whereas the GE FCM5SKWW does 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 Hisense FV105D4BC2 has received a Kagoo Score of 88, however the Candy CFU130EK scored 86, the GE FCM5SKWW scored 85, the LEC U5511W scored 85 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W scored 87.

Newer by 13 Months

The Hisense FV105D4BC2 was released three years after the Candy CFU130EK, released 13 months after the GE FCM5SKWW, released three years after the LEC U5511W and released 19 months after the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W

27% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years

Over five years the Hisense FV105D4BC2 only costs $295 to run but the Candy CFU130EK costs $403 to run (37% more), the LEC U5511W costs $366 to run (24% more) and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W costs $351 to run (19% more). More ...

Energy Efficiency Rating is Better

The Hisense FV105D4BC2 has a European Union Energy Efficiency Rating of "A+++", however the Candy CFU130EK has a rating of "A+" and the LEC U5511W has a rating of "A+".

A Little Better User Reviews

The Hisense FV105D4BC2 has an average user review score of 97% based on 23 reviews, however the Candy CFU130EK has an average rating of 92% (based on 12 reviews), the GE FCM5SKWW has an average rating of 94% (based on 25 reviews), the LEC U5511W has an average rating of 91% (based on 94 reviews) and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W has an average rating of 93% (based on 6 reviews).

A Little Better Overall Reviews

The Hisense FV105D4BC2 has an average overall review score of 93% based on 23 reviews, however the Candy CFU130EK has an average rating of 92% (based on 12 reviews) and the LEC U5511W has an average rating of 91% (based on 94 reviews).

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Hisense FV105D4BC2

Lower Freezer Capacity

The Hisense FV105D4BC2 has a freezer net capacity of 82L. That's 23L lower than the Candy CFU130EK (105L), 59.5L lower than the GE FCM5SKWW (141.5L), 1L lower than the LEC U5511W (83L) and 14L higher than the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W (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.

1dB Higher Noise Level

The Hisense FV105D4BC2 has a noise level of 40dB (as does the LEC U5511W), however the Candy CFU130EK is a 41dB noise level freezer (1dB higher) and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W is a 39dB noise level freezer (1dB 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.

More Expensive by $6

The Hisense FV105D4BC2 is $6 more expensive than the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W.

Worse Brand

Hisense freezers have an average rating of only 64.8%, whereas Candy has an average rating of 65.2%, GE has an average rating of 80.6% and Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the FV105D4BC2 in the US is $200.04 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W

$193.78
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Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W

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Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W
68L
CAPACITY
39dB
NOISE LEVEL
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS
$351
OVER 10 YEARS
A

The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W has a Kagoo Score of 87. With a price tag of $193.78 this freezer is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W.

Features We Love:
Lower than average noise level (39dB)
Fast freeze function
Reversible doors

An excellently reviewed and very economical to run 68L capacity freezer, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. Our review analysis indicates that it's very well designed, a good size and quiet.

97
Reviews
6 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Value for Money
Very Good
94
Running Costs
$350 Over 10 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W has marvellous user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this freezer to others.

6 Reasons For for Choosing the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W

2dB Lower Noise Level

The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W has a noise level of 39dB, but the Candy CFU130EK is a 41dB noise level freezer (2dB higher) and the Hisense FV105D4BC2 and the LEC U5511W are both 40dB noise level freezers (1dB 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 RHUCFZ3W has a fast freeze function, whereas the Candy CFU130EK, the GE FCM5SKWW, the Hisense FV105D4BC2 and the LEC U5511W 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 RHUCFZ3W has a no frost system (as does the LEC U5511W), however the Candy CFU130EK, the GE FCM5SKWW and the Hisense FV105D4BC2 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 RHUCFZ3W has a reversible doors (as do the Candy CFU130EK, the Hisense FV105D4BC2 and the LEC U5511W), however the GE FCM5SKWW does 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.

Cheaper by $6

The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W costs $193.78, whereas the Candy CFU130EK is $225.04, the GE FCM5SKWW is $324.99, the Hisense FV105D4BC2 is $200.04 and the LEC U5511W is $302.16.

Better Brand

Russell Hobbs freezers have an average rating of 95%, however Candy only has an average rating of 65.2%, GE only has an average rating of 80.6%, Hisense only has an average rating of 64.8% and LEC only has an average rating of 64.6%.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W

Lower Freezer Capacity

Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W is only 68L capacity. That's 37L lower than the Candy CFU130EK (105L), 73.5L lower than the GE FCM5SKWW (141.5L), 14L lower than the Hisense FV105D4BC2 (82L) and 15L lower than the LEC U5511W (83L). 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 Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W has received a Kagoo Score of 87, but the Hisense FV105D4BC2 scored 88.

Older by Over One Year

The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W is six months older than the GE FCM5SKWW and 19 months older than the Hisense FV105D4BC2.

$56 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

The running costs of the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W are $351 which is $56 more than the Hisense FV105D4BC2 over five years. Show assumptions.

User Review Rating is Marginally Worse

The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W has an average user score of 93%, but the GE FCM5SKWW has an average user rating of 94% (based on 25 reviews) and the Hisense FV105D4BC2 has an average user rating of 97% (based on 23 reviews).

The cheapest price that we could find for the RHUCFZ3W in the US is $193.78 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Candy CFU130EK

$225.04
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Candy CFU130EK

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Candy CFU130EK
105L
CAPACITY
41dB
NOISE LEVEL
17h
STORAGE TIME
5kg/24h
FREEZING
CAPACITY
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS
BUILT-IN CASE
DESIGN
$403
OVER 10 YEARS
A+

The Candy CFU130EK has a Kagoo Score of 86. With a price tag of $225.04 this freezer is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Candy CFU130EK or read our article on whether you should buy a Candy freezer.

Features We Love:
Temperature alarm
Reversible doors
Defrost function
Ice cube tray

A very economical to run and classic 105L capacity freezer, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this freezer has a very big capacity and it's really well designed, and quiet.

96
Reviews
12 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$400 Over 10 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Candy CFU130EK has marvellous user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this freezer to others.

6 Reasons For for Choosing the Candy CFU130EK

11% Longer Storage Time During Power Failure

The Candy CFU130EK has a storage time during power failure of 17h, however the LEC U5511W is only a 15h storage time during power failure freezer (2h shorter). More ...

The length of time during which freezer can store food without mains power connection.

A longer storage time means that there is less chance of your food being defrosted and ruined by an untimely power failure.

1kg/24h Larger Freezing Capacity

The Candy CFU130EK has a freezing capacity of 5kg/24h, whereas the LEC U5511W is only a 4kg/24h freezing capacity freezer (1kg/24h smaller). More ...

The freezing power is the weight of fresh food that the freezer can freeze from room temperature down to mentioned temperature in 24 hours. It is usually measured in kilograms/24 hours.

A larger freezing capacity means that a larger amount of food can be frozen in a shorter amount of time.

35L Larger Freezer Capacity

The Candy CFU130EK is a 120L gross capacity freezer, whereas the LEC U5511W is only an 85L gross capacity freezer (35L smaller). More ...

The total capacity of the freezer, this is the sum of the capacity for food storage and the capacity of the freezer walls etc.

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

Defrost Function

The Candy CFU130EK has a defrost function (as does the LEC U5511W), however the GE FCM5SKWW, the Hisense FV105D4BC2 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W do not have this feature. 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.

Reversible Doors

The Candy CFU130EK has a reversible doors, and so do the Hisense FV105D4BC2, the LEC U5511W and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W, whereas the GE FCM5SKWW does 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.

Temperature Alarm

The Candy CFU130EK has a temperature alarm, and so does the LEC U5511W, however the GE FCM5SKWW, the Hisense FV105D4BC2 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W do not. 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.

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the Candy CFU130EK

36.5L Lower Freezer Capacity

The Candy CFU130EK has a freezer net capacity of 105L, however the GE FCM5SKWW is a 141.5L capacity freezer (36.5L higher), the Hisense FV105D4BC2 is an 82L capacity freezer (23L lower), the LEC U5511W is an 83L capacity freezer (22L lower) and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W is a 68L capacity freezer (37L 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.

5% Higher Noise Level

The Candy CFU130EK is a 41dB noise level freezer. That's 1dB higher than the Hisense FV105D4BC2 and the LEC U5511W (40dB) and 2dB higher than the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W (39dB). 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 Candy CFU130EK does not have a built-in display (As does the the LEC U5511W), but the GE FCM5SKWW, the Hisense FV105D4BC2 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W do. 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 Candy CFU130EK does not have a door open alarm (As does the the LEC U5511W), however the GE FCM5SKWW, the Hisense FV105D4BC2 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W have this feature. 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Candy CFU130EK has received a Kagoo Score of 86, however the Hisense FV105D4BC2 scored 88 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W scored 87.

$31 More Expensive

The Candy CFU130EK is more expensive than the Hisense FV105D4BC2 by $25 and more expensive than the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W by $31.

Over Two Years Older

The Candy CFU130EK is older than the GE FCM5SKWW by 21 months, older than the Hisense FV105D4BC2 by three years and older than the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W by 15 months.

More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 37%

The running costs over five years of the Candy CFU130EK are $403 which is $109 more than the Hisense FV105D4BC2, $38 more than the LEC U5511W and $52 more than the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W. Show assumptions.

Energy Efficiency Rating is Lower

The Candy CFU130EK has a European Union Energy Efficiency Rating of "A+", however the Hisense FV105D4BC2 has a rating of "A+++" and the LEC U5511W has a rating of "A+".

Lower User Review Score

The Candy CFU130EK's average user rating is 92%, however the GE FCM5SKWW's is 94% (based on 25 reviews), the Hisense FV105D4BC2's is 97% (based on 23 reviews) and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W's is 93% (based on 6 reviews).

A Bit Lower Overall Review Score

The Candy CFU130EK's average overall rating is 92%, however the GE FCM5SKWW's is 93% (based on 26 reviews), the Hisense FV105D4BC2's is 93% (based on 23 reviews) and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W's is 93% (based on 6 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 41.7% of 12 customers recommend the Candy CFU130EK, whereas 96.2% of 26 customers recommend the GE FCM5SKWW and 100% of 6 customers recommend the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W.

Worse Brand

Candy freezers have an average rating of only 65.2%, whereas GE has an average rating of 80.6% and Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the CFU130EK in the US is $225.04 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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LEC U5511W

$302.16
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LEC U5511W

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LEC U5511W
83L
CAPACITY
40dB
NOISE LEVEL
15h
STORAGE TIME
4kg/24h
FREEZING
CAPACITY
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS
$366
OVER 10 YEARS
A+

The LEC U5511W has a Kagoo Score of 85. However with a price tag of $302.16 this freezer is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the LEC U5511W or read our article on whether you should buy a LEC freezer.

Features We Love:
Lower than average noise level (40dB)
Defrost function
Reversible doors
Ice cube tray

A classic and very economical to run 83L capacity freezer, with a fair price and a very good spec. Our review analysis indicates that this freezer isvery well designed, excellent in terms of power usage and very quiet.

96
Reviews
94 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Running Costs
$370 Over 10 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that LEC U5511W has exceptional user reviews with an average user rating of 91%, based on 94 reviews.

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4 Reasons For for Choosing the LEC U5511W

No Frost System

The LEC U5511W has a no frost system, and so does the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W, but the Candy CFU130EK, the GE FCM5SKWW and the Hisense FV105D4BC2 do not. 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 LEC U5511W has a defrost function (as does the Candy CFU130EK), whereas the GE FCM5SKWW, the Hisense FV105D4BC2 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W do not have this feature. 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.

Reversible Doors

The LEC U5511W has a reversible doors, and so do the Candy CFU130EK, the Hisense FV105D4BC2 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W, but the GE FCM5SKWW does 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.

Temperature Alarm

The LEC U5511W has a temperature alarm, and so does the Candy CFU130EK, whereas the GE FCM5SKWW, the Hisense FV105D4BC2 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W do not. 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.

15 Reasons Against for Choosing the LEC U5511W

58.5L Lower Freezer Capacity

The LEC U5511W is an 83L capacity freezer, whereas the Candy CFU130EK is a 105L capacity freezer (22L higher), the GE FCM5SKWW is a 141.5L capacity freezer (58.5L higher), the Hisense FV105D4BC2 is an 82L capacity freezer (1L lower) and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W is a 68L capacity freezer (15L 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% Higher Noise Level

The LEC U5511W is a 40dB noise level freezer, and so does the Hisense FV105D4BC2. That's 1dB lower than the Candy CFU130EK (41dB) and 1dB higher than the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W (39dB). 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.

2h Shorter Storage Time During Power Failure

The LEC U5511W has a storage time during power failure of 15h, whereas the Candy CFU130EK is a 17h storage time during power failure freezer (2h longer). More ...

The length of time during which freezer can store food without mains power connection.

A longer storage time means that there is less chance of your food being defrosted and ruined by an untimely power failure.

Smaller Freezing Capacity

The LEC U5511W has a freezing capacity of 4kg/24h, but the Candy CFU130EK is a 5kg/24h freezing capacity freezer (1kg/24h larger). More ...

The freezing power is the weight of fresh food that the freezer can freeze from room temperature down to mentioned temperature in 24 hours. It is usually measured in kilograms/24 hours.

A larger freezing capacity means that a larger amount of food can be frozen in a shorter amount of time.

35L Smaller Freezer Capacity

LEC U5511W is only 85L gross capacity, but the Candy CFU130EK is a 120L gross capacity freezer (35L larger). More ...

The total capacity of the freezer, this is the sum of the capacity for food storage and the capacity of the freezer walls etc.

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

Does Not Have a Built-in Display

The LEC U5511W does not have a built-in display (As does the the Candy CFU130EK), however the GE FCM5SKWW, the Hisense FV105D4BC2 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W do. 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 LEC U5511W does not have a door open alarm (As does the the Candy CFU130EK), whereas the GE FCM5SKWW, the Hisense FV105D4BC2 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W have this feature. 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The LEC U5511W has received a Kagoo Score of 85, whereas the Candy CFU130EK scored 86, the Hisense FV105D4BC2 scored 88 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W scored 87.

$108 More Expensive

The LEC U5511W is more expensive than the Candy CFU130EK by $77, more expensive than the Hisense FV105D4BC2 by $102 and more expensive than the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W by $108.

Over Three Years Older

The LEC U5511W is older than the Candy CFU130EK by four months, older than the GE FCM5SKWW by two years, older than the Hisense FV105D4BC2 by three years and older than the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W by 19 months.

More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 24%

Over five years the running costs of the LEC U5511W are $366 which is $71 more than the Hisense FV105D4BC2 and $15 more than the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W. Show assumptions.

Energy Efficiency Rating is Worse

The LEC U5511W has a European Union Energy Efficiency Rating of "A+", whereas the Candy CFU130EK has a rating of "A+" and the Hisense FV105D4BC2 has a rating of "A+++".

Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the LEC U5511W is 91%, whereas the average user rating of the Candy CFU130EK is 92% (based on 12 reviews), the GE FCM5SKWW is 94% (based on 25 reviews), the Hisense FV105D4BC2 is 97% (based on 23 reviews) and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W is 93% (based on 6 reviews).

A Little Lower Overall Review Score

The average overall rating of the LEC U5511W is 91%, whereas the average overall rating of the Candy CFU130EK is 92% (based on 12 reviews), the GE FCM5SKWW is 93% (based on 26 reviews), the Hisense FV105D4BC2 is 93% (based on 23 reviews) and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W is 93% (based on 6 reviews).

Worse Brand

LEC freezers have an average rating of only 64.6%, but Candy has an average rating of 65.2%, GE has an average rating of 80.6%, Hisense has an average rating of 64.8% and Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the U5511W in the US is $302.16 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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The GE FCM5SKWW has a Kagoo Score of 85. However with a price tag of $324.99 this freezer is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the GE FCM5SKWW.

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The top rated freezer under $500, with a very good spec. Owners report that it's a brilliant size, reliable and quiet.

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

2 Reasons For for Choosing the GE FCM5SKWW

35% Higher Freezer Capacity

The GE FCM5SKWW has a freezer net capacity of 141.5L. That's 36.5L higher than the Candy CFU130EK (105L), 59.5L higher than the Hisense FV105D4BC2 (82L), 58.5L higher than the LEC U5511W (83L) and 73.5L higher than the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W (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.

Moderately Better Overall Reviews

The GE FCM5SKWW has an average overall review score of 93% based on 26 reviews, however the Candy CFU130EK has an average rating of 92% (based on 12 reviews) and the LEC U5511W has an average rating of 91% (based on 94 reviews).

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the GE FCM5SKWW

Worse Kagoo Score

The GE FCM5SKWW has received a Kagoo Score of 85, however the Candy CFU130EK scored 86, the Hisense FV105D4BC2 scored 88 and the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W scored 87.

More Expensive by $131

The GE FCM5SKWW is $100 more expensive than the Candy CFU130EK, $125 more expensive than the Hisense FV105D4BC2, $23 more expensive than the LEC U5511W and $131 more expensive than the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W.

Older by Over One Year

The GE FCM5SKWW is 13 months older than the Hisense FV105D4BC2.

User Review Rating is Moderately Worse

The GE FCM5SKWW's average user score is 94%, however the Hisense FV105D4BC2's is 97% (based on 23 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 96.2% of 26 customers recommend the GE FCM5SKWW, whereas 100% of 6 customers recommend the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3W.

Worse Brand

GE freezers have an average rating of only 80.6%, whereas Russell Hobbs has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the FCM5SKWW in the US is $324.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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