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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

$228.67

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
Defrost water drain Thermostat 
Defrost water drain
Thermostat

$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
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Russell Hobbs RHCF142B

 
Long storage time during power failure Defrost function  Energy Star certified
Long storage time during power failure
Defrost function
Energy Star certified

$292.19

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
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Russell Hobbs RHCF198B

 
Long storage time during power failure Defrost function  Energy Star certified
Long storage time during power failure
Defrost function
Energy Star certified

$317.60

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
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Russell Hobbs RHCF292B

1 Review

$419.24

292L
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1,055mm
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835mm
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$280
Over 10 years
Jun 2020
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Igenix IG6751

 

$215.96

34L
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440mm
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510mm
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$230
Over 10 years
Dec 2018
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Magic Chef MCUF3W2

 

$242.98

85L
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Upright
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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

 

$721.32

283L
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1,289mm
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850.9mm
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Jun 2015
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Danby DUFM032A1WDB

 

$322.49

91L
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523mm
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828mm
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$410
Over 10 years
Jun 2017

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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 14 freezers ranging from $216 to $722. The average price of a new freezer is $402 and the 80% of freezers are priced between $223 and $676. The cheapest freezer that we found is the Igenix IG6751 at only $216, and the most expensive is the GE FCM11PHWW at $721.

Freezer Brands - Price Range

The average price of Siemens freezers is $671 which is the highest average price of all freezer brands. Siemens freezers start at $666 and their most expensive freezer costs $676.

The second highest average freezer price out of all brands is AEG freezers with an average price of $596. AEG freezers range in price from $596 to $596.

The average price of GE freezers is $523 which is the third highest average price of all freezer brands. GE freezers start at $325 and their most expensive freezer costs $721.

Freezer Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 5 expert reviews and 3,137 user reviews for freezers and used these reviews to determine 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 AEG with 88% and the third best brand is Candy with 86%.

Biggest Freezer Retailers

The biggest freezer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 11 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?

The most common period for new freezers to be released in is between January and March. If you wait until January 2021 then you might be able to get better features on your freezer. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current freezers cheaper in January once the latest models have been released. January was the biggest month last year for new freezers, with 12 new freezers released that month. The biggest month in 2018 for new freezer releases was March, with 65 new freezers released that month. 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?

In the first 6 months after release, freezers drop in price by 4% on average.

That means a saving of $17 on a typical $402 new freezer if you wait 6 months before buying.

Freezer Net Capacities

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

Across the range of freezers, the freezer net capacities range from 22L to 1,079L. The freezer net capacities of most freezers range from 60L to 110L. The freezer with the highest freezer net capacity is the Russell Hobbs RHCF292B, which is a 292L capacity freezer and can be purchased for $421.17. The Igenix IG6751, which is available at $216.14, has the lowest freezer net capacity and is a 34L 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.

Upright is the most popular type amongst new freezers. We found 1,501 freezers that are upright freezers. Chest is the second most popular type amongst new freezers. We found 647 freezers that are chest freezers.

Widths

The widths of freezers range from 350mm to 1,861mm. The freezer with the widest width is the GE FCM11PHWW, which is a 1,289mm wide freezer and can be purchased for $721.32. The Igenix IG6751, which can be purchased for $216.14, has the narrowest width and is a 440mm wide freezer.

Heights

Comparing all freezers, the heights range from 470mm to 2,150mm. The freezer with the tallest height is the Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142B, which is a 1,420mm high freezer and can be purchased for $395.64. The Igenix IG6751, which can be purchased for $216.14, has the shortest height and is a 510mm 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 1,184 freezers that have an energy efficiency rating of A+, which makes A+ the most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new freezers. A++ is the second most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new freezers. We found 542 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. 10 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. 90.9% of their freezer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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